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Halloween How-To 2018: Mr T. (Rex) and Dinosaurs at Jurassic Park

WELCOME! So I'm *incredibly sure that we won't outdo last year in terms of the news coverage, but we are going to have every bit as much fun! Let's see what happens... **UPDATE** Here are the current links and videos to news coverage this year: Videos: NPR Interview: FOX13 UTAH KSL News TelemundoUtah (*Personal Favorite*)… Continue reading Halloween How-To 2018: Mr T. (Rex) and Dinosaurs at Jurassic Park

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Enchanted Playroom: The Details

When we first started to discuss Lola's playroom, I knew I wanted it to have a certain feeling.  I wanted it to feel magical and be a place that her imagination could run wild.  I also wanted it to be a place that she would look back on with fond memories and whimsy.  If you… Continue reading Enchanted Playroom: The Details

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Crazy Hair Dance Party

What To Do With Your 3 Year Old On A Snowy Day Does our family do this kind of stuff...like, all the time? Yes. We're probably total freaks. One idea for an "inside only snow day" is: Put whatever hair you have in the wackiest fashion possible, turn up the techno, and dance like an… Continue reading Crazy Hair Dance Party

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6 Week Challenge: Lola’s Enchanted Playroom Week 3 and 4

Week 3 and 4   See Week 1 and 2 Here Now that the house is essentially formed, the guts need to be in place. Guts are usually best done before anything else, but we have found that doing things a little out of order can keep you interested in the project for much longer.… Continue reading 6 Week Challenge: Lola’s Enchanted Playroom Week 3 and 4

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Halloween 2017: [How-To] King Kong on The Empire State Building

News Coverage This Year: Mashable ABC News New York Times Fox 13 Utah Salt Lake Tribune FRONT PAGE Houston Chronicle USNEWS NeatoRama Times Union  Connecticut Post KBRQ Radio Relevant Magazine WINA Radio   Videos Of The Display: Salt Lake Tribune Inside Edition ...and my personal favorite news spot so far: Toy Man Television   Building… Continue reading Halloween 2017: [How-To] King Kong on The Empire State Building

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Halloween 2016: [How-To] Huge Dragon Prop With Viking Ship

Ok, this year Tera's idea was to build a big dragon and a Viking ship, put the dragon on the roof of our house, and have the Vikings shooting at the dragon. That leaves us with a fairly easy theme for our party guests to comply with, and also it appeals to the kids (who,… Continue reading Halloween 2016: [How-To] Huge Dragon Prop With Viking Ship

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Halloween 2015: [How-To] Billy Bones Skeleton Train

    This year Tera suggested doing a a skeleton train with a Western theme.  I, of course, have no idea how to build a train.  I am looking forward to giving it a good try, although it could be a colossal failure and waste of wood supplies. It should be a fun week that… Continue reading Halloween 2015: [How-To] Billy Bones Skeleton Train