A Hands-On Book That Will Get Your Kids Excited About Science

Getting kids excited about science - bath fizzies with DK's Maker Lab by Smithsonian

An award-winning kids science book that will foster a love for science while having hands-on fun.

Step into my house and you’ll find surfaces littered with Ziplock bags open just enough to let the day’s latest slime creation ooze out, bottles filled with unidentifiable concoctions that contain some kind of plant matter, and everyday objects “scented” with copious layers of lotion. My girls love science. They love to experiment with different ingredients to see how they react and to proudly create their own “essential” recipes.

Sometimes, I’m all for this scientific exploration.

Other times, I wonder how long I’m expected to let something sit (bacteria multiplying by the second) while we “wait” for the reaction.

When DK offered to send us a complimentary copy of Smithsonian’s Maker Lab, an award-winning book that encourages kids to build, invent, create and discover through 28 DIY science experiments, I jumped at the chance. Crafty science projects that will work and teach the girls a little bit about the science behind them? What could be cooler?

Getting kids excited about science - bath fizzies with DK's Maker Lab by Smithsonian - kids science book with cool projects and experiments

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Pinch of Positivity

Stepping Stones by Alison Claire Photography

Stepping Stones by Alison Claire Photography

Stepping Stones by Alison Claire Photography

“Take the first step in faith.
You don’t have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step.”—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Pretty, Pretty Picnic

perfect flip flop weather by 22 and love

Ahhh…

The sun is shining, the breeze is refreshing and the humidity is incredibly low. The weather in NY today couldn’t be any more perfect. With heat and humidity in the forecast by mid week, it’s an ideal day for a picnic…

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Pink Picnic by A Very Story

A Very Story

picnic attire

picnic fashion

1 Jessica Simpson :: 2 NY Metals :: 3 Lands’ End (no longer available) :: 4 Brooklyn Arts (no longer available)

picnic accessories

picnic accessories

1 Nstar Studio :: 2 Haven Vintage :: 3 Vinca Vintage (no longer available)
4 Bird in Hand Vintage

Copse by Emery DriveEmery Drive

Summer Evening by A Very Story

A Very Story

Sunday Poetry by A Very StoryA Very Story

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Pinch of Positivity

ocean shore by andi anderson artwork

ocean shore by andi anderson artworkOcean Shore by Andi Anderson Artwork

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.”—Jonathan Winters

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Resolutions

Like just about everyone else, when the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve I made a promise to myself (ok, let’s be honest. I slept through the ball dropping, but I did make a resolution the next morning. That still counts, right?).

New year, clean slate. This year I decided I was going to find something positive in everything. A little glimmer of hope amidst a steaming pile of shit, if you will.

It’s now May and I haven’t been terribly successful, but I really would like to work at this. In the toughest of times, the smallest dash of hope goes a long way. And in good times, an added boost of positivity allows you to soar even higher on your endorphin rush.

With that in mind, I decided to start this blog: a celebration of all the lovely things in life.

I hope to bring you regular doses of lovely that force you to smile… or at least results in a bit of retail therapy!

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