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Life is multifaceted, juicy, and ever changing. What you can expect to find in this blog is a celebration of life & learning. Sometimes you might learn about code, and sometimes you might find ways to expand your child's creativity. It's like the grocery store, take what you need. 

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Pay Your Damn Interns

By Christina Taylor

Pay Your Damn Interns An opportunity for people to see their value, and businesses to pay them.  I’ve ruminated on this idea for the better part of a few years. Debating on whether or not I should even share this because it is a quite controversial subject. Then I see people everyday not valuing what…

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2018 Year End Review

By Christina Taylor

Christina Joan 2018 Year End Review HOLY TIGHT PANTS, BATMAN! A final 2018 Year End Review?! How is it that we are already in the FINAL days of 2018?! I don’t feel like I said this in 2017. Then again, I mindfully made 2017 slow. There was a lot of healing that needed to happen…

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Corn Mosaic

By Christina Taylor

Corn Mosaic Supplies: Corn Kernels Liquid Watercolor / Food Dye Vinegar Construction Paper Glue Small Tongs Extend the Play: If you are finding that your little one doesn’t want to sit still for your project; I recommend adding large shapes for them to fill. I am absolutely in LOVE with Rad & Happy Color Happy. It…

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Pay Your Damn Interns

By Christina Taylor | January 27, 2019

Pay Your Damn Interns An opportunity for people to see their value, and businesses to pay them.  I’ve ruminated on this idea for the better part of a few years. Debating on whether or not I should even share this because it is a quite controversial subject. Then I see people everyday not valuing what…

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2018 Year End Review

By Christina Taylor | December 3, 2018

Christina Joan 2018 Year End Review HOLY TIGHT PANTS, BATMAN! A final 2018 Year End Review?! How is it that we are already in the FINAL days of 2018?! I don’t feel like I said this in 2017. Then again, I mindfully made 2017 slow. There was a lot of healing that needed to happen…

Corn Mosaic Fine Motor Craft

Corn Mosaic

By Christina Taylor | November 15, 2018

Corn Mosaic Supplies: Corn Kernels Liquid Watercolor / Food Dye Vinegar Construction Paper Glue Small Tongs Extend the Play: If you are finding that your little one doesn’t want to sit still for your project; I recommend adding large shapes for them to fill. I am absolutely in LOVE with Rad & Happy Color Happy. It…

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Pumpkin Pie in a Cup

By Christina Taylor | November 15, 2018

Pumpkin Pie in a Cup Supplies: Plastic cups 1 Can Pumpkin Pie Puree Whipped Cream Graham Crackers Vanilla Pudding Ziplock Bags Kid’s Hammer/ Rolling pin Extend the Play: Kick this project up a notch by making pudding from scratch. It is much easier than you think. We found a really easy recipe on Pinterest HERE. You…

Kwik Stix Spider Craft

Preschool Spider Craft

By Christina Taylor | September 21, 2018

Kwik Stix Spider Craft Supplies: Paper plate Kwik Stix Glitter Glue Self stick googlie eyes Pipe Cleaners Hole Punch Scissors   Extend the Play: We have been reading a spider book from the library that he has had great fun with. You can find it at your library or Spiders By Elise Gravel. During our craft…

My Journey with Psychology

By Christina Taylor | March 11, 2017

Psychology is something that I constantly use in my design from how my color choices with affect my users to what my users are looking for while navigating a website. It is a muscle that I have exercised since I was a kid. It runs in my blood through my mom’s side of the family.…

Tools to Face Your Fears

By Christina Taylor | August 27, 2016

I’m sure my tribe have been following the photographs, but I know many of them want to hear the story. I’ve been dreaming about the WA area long before a name was put to it, and then several years after I game my dream a name with a destination. It’s been an absolutely unreal ride.…

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Pinterest Win

By Christina Taylor | June 12, 2016

A Pool of Noodles An Explosion of Sensory Play Pinterest win. You know exactly what I’m talking about. Sometimes you find that unicorn in a gold mine, and it comes out perfect. Well today was just one of those winning days. Sometimes papa travels for work, and mama and wild cherub get to stay home…

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5 Ways to Stay Creative

By Christina Taylor | April 30, 2016

5 Ways to Stay Creative What is creative? Being creative involves imagination. It also involves making something. Now, you may here people say “Oh, I’m not creative.” There’s a great chance that they are, they’re just using tools that are different than their neighbor. If you’re interested in growing you or your child’s imagination, hang…

SCAD Career Fair 2016

By Christina Taylor | February 20, 2016

I must admit, I’ve been obsessing about being the best of the best since I’ve started my dream of attending SCAD. I didn’t really know what I was requesting of myself or the universe when I set out on that particular mission. I also wasn’t aware of how much talent and brilliance I’d end up…