Kitchen Counter Chronicles

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I am a mom of 2 daughters writing a blog, that is all about life. My posts focus on family, kids, crafting, baking, gardening, books and environmental issues. Once a week I take time to profile amazing women in my community and beyond.

What kind of art inspires you the most?

What's one of your favorite art projects you've done with your child? (Feel free to include a link to a picture.)

What do you do with all the art projects your child creates? (If you have a photo of the way you display art, please share a link.)

What do you do with all the art projects your child creates?

Jen Farr

I store all my daughters artwork for the entire year in an folder. Then at the end of the year I sort out the pieces that I know I can part with. A select few I will then put away in a plastic folder for long term storage. I know I love having a few piece of artwork from my childhood. I have also framed select pieces of art. And I have photographed certain pieces for posterity.
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Do you have any tips for managing the mail so that it does not pile up?

Jen Farr

When it comes to managing mail it really is a constant battle. I wish I had the nerve to put one of those "no flyers please" signs on my mailbox, because really most of my mail is junk. How we handle it is by sorting it out as soon as I take it out of the mailbox. If it's junk, it goes right into the recycling bin. If it is a bill, it is opened and placed in a pile in our desk. Our desk is in the living room and it houses all of our bills, etc. Everything is nicely hidden inside and out of sight. That's about it, we really just try and stay on top of it.
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What's an easy and fun Spring or Easter-themed craft?

Jen Farr

In our house, we are always looking for ways to reuse empty egg cartons. Last year we turned an old egg carton into a beautifully artistic flower display for our front door. With a little paint, some beads and some creative kids we brought spring to our front door.
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