Families, Creativity, and Design: Crafting Community.

Wild Things at Crafting Community 2013

I attended Crafting Community as part of my involvement with the Target Inner Circle Thank you, Target!

Last week my oldest daughter Jillian and I spent the weekend in gorgeous Palm Springs, California attending Crafting Community.  To say this was a special time for us would be an understatement.  Magical might be a touch more accurate.

We needed this mother-daughter trip together, and beyond that, my child was in her element creating, crafting, and surrounded by inspiration.   As her mom, that was pretty wonderful to get to experience with her.

Crafting Community founder, LA based artist Karen Kimmel, believes esthetics and design are not lost on children. Kids love beautiful things and in fact, beauty helps engage them.  Hmmm, that almost sounds like someone else I know …

With that in mind, Karen works tirelessly to create workshops that will inspire and engage guests of all ages.  I think you’ll agree with me that the end result is pretty wonderful.

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Target Ticket {Giveaway}


Note:  I’m a member of the Target Inner Circle and was given gift cards to use to facilitate this post.

Family movie night just got a little more simplified at our house, thanks to Target Ticket.   Target Ticket is Target’s new video download and rental service that allows you to buy, rent, download, and stream videos.

We were given a chance to give this new service a try and one lucky Simple Kids reader is going to win a chance to give Target Ticket a try, too!

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Favorite Picks for an October FULL of Play and Learning!

Play and Explore in October
Note: there are some affiliate links in this post. Thanks!

October, one of my favorite months of the year, began yesterday. Today”s post focuses on some ideas for playing, learning, and exploring during this month, taken from some of my favorite bloggers and Pinterest finds and a few of my favorite posts from the Simple Kids archives, too.


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