Category: home/living

Celebrating 5 Years On Hope [Street]

Celebrating 5 Years On Hope [Street]

[ 0 ] December 18, 2013 |

Kreatelier is more than a storefront, owned and operated by two amazing creatively savvy business women (and moms)—who live what they love.

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Easy Homemade Gifts

Easy Homemade Gifts

[ 1 ] December 16, 2013 |

As the flurry of December days rush by at a terrific pace, you may be like our family and still have many gifts still to buy.  You see shopping is not one of our favorite sports and neither is spending stacks of money. Thinking up a frugal and exciting alternative to socks while possessing minimal […]

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JUMP!  Scenes from the Polar Express

JUMP! Scenes from the Polar Express

[ 2 ] December 10, 2013 |

JUMP!, Providence’s premiere youth dance company will perform its holiday classic based on the book THE POLAR EXPRESS by local author, Chris Van Allsburg on December 21 at 2pm and 6 pm and on December 22 at 2 pm at The Nathan Bishop School, Providence, RI. This original dance-drama delights audiences of all ages. With a variety of dance styles […]

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Starting a Family Tradition: 12 Days of Good Deeds

Starting a Family Tradition: 12 Days of Good Deeds

[ 1 ] December 9, 2013 |

As the holiday season begins, I hope to teach my kids how important giving is. But reality kicks in about one hour after the Thanksgiving pie is eaten.  Relatives start asking my kids, “What do you want for Christmas?”  Any hope I had about teaching giving, not getting, is gone. I finally decided to buckle […]

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Family Hiking: Audubon’s Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge

Family Hiking: Audubon’s Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge

[ 0 ] December 4, 2013 |

Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Saturday, December 7th, as we explore this area together. Maxwell Mays, a folk artist best known for his paintings of historic Rhode Island, was also an environmental conservationist and philanthropist. He donated 295 acres of land to Audubon as part of his life estate and, […]

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Family Traditions: Calendar Countdown

Family Traditions: Calendar Countdown

[ 1 ] November 25, 2013 |

One of our favorite holiday traditions is to excitedly rush out of bed for twenty four December mornings to see what lies behind the little door on the Advent calendar. The origins of the Advent calendar comes from the Early 19th Century German Lutherans who would count down the first 24 days of December in […]

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Family Traditions: Tagging a Tree

Family Traditions: Tagging a Tree

[ 2 ] November 24, 2013 |

Several local Christmas tree farms are open/opening soon for tagging and begin selling the weekend after Thanksgiving.

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Being Thankful

Being Thankful

[ 0 ] November 20, 2013 |

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s a great time to make sure kids understand the value of being thankful for the food they eat. Last year we created a “Tree of Thanks”. We drew a tree on a large piece of paper, cut out little colored leaves and left them around the Thanksgiving table. […]

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Family Matters: Veggie treats for Thanksgiving

Family Matters: Veggie treats for Thanksgiving

[ 1 ] November 17, 2013 |

As we begin to think about gorging and feasting on all things gluttonous this Thanksgiving season, a quick and healthy snack is always welcomed in our home. After scouring the virtual veggie world, (well, really just Pinterest), we found the following fun ways to prepare fruit and veggies for all ages. Turkey Lunch (Love this Pic) […]

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Family Matters: Thanksgiving Crafts for Tiny Turkeys

Family Matters: Thanksgiving Crafts for Tiny Turkeys

[ 1 ] November 12, 2013 |

Here are a few fun Thanksgiving crafts to do with your little ones.

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