Keeping the kids busy

So many of us are a little over a week into winter break with our kids.  They have played with their holiday toys & gifts and now we are in the home stretch before they return to school in a week.  We have hit the zoo lights, the museums, walks, and now we need to get creative to keep them happy and busy for one more week.  Here are some fun things to break up the days!


Snowman Soap Experiment

To make some snowman soap you will need:

1 bar Ivory soap
Food coloring: red, yellow, blue, green
Round cookie cutters
Wax paper
Two dishes or bowls and spoons
1 cup water

NOW… visit this link for all the details SNOWMAN SOAP EXPERIMENT!

Snowman Soap Experiment by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal


My kids LOVE tic tac toe, and what a fun way to get them through some things that are on their task list!  Click here for all the details and the link to download the free printable!Free Printable To Do List by Design Eat Repeat

PROJECT 3. Make your own play-dough

Check it out – she added a little video, and step by step – and what is even better she makes it allergy free with some great ingredients.

MAKE YOUR OWN COCO-DOUGHcoconut oil play dough

Hope you have some fun with these projects… and check back, I’ll be adding more favorites to come in the next few days!

~ Happy New Year!!!

Danielle & Ben – D Barn Wedding

Danielle & Ben’s wedding (or re-wedding) was nothing short of beautiful!  They had a small wedding in Hawaii where Danielle was raised and then now living in Colorado, came back to our beautiful state to “re-tie” the knot and celebrate with all of their families and friends.

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Danielle & Ben Brach.


LOCATION: D-BARN – Longmont, Colorado

1,000 FACES

1,000 FACES PROJECT is starting in January 2014.  I’m searching for soles, spirits, and the experiences that have weathered our faces and carved our unique expression.  Each individual will have a few images taken of themselves, and given a few questions to answer.  Model releases will be required.

To participate, we would need about 15-30 minutes of your time on select dates in-studio.

I’m looking for all ages.  Most will be taken at our studio in Denver, with a select few taken on location.

No images will be released for viewing until we complete 1,000 FACES.

Please contact me directly at with 1000 FACES in the subject line if you are interested in participating.


Operation Imagination – styled tutu sessions


“Everything you can imagine is real.” 
― Pablo Picasso


Imagination Series

A moment to imagine, play, and be who they really are – be it princess or ninja, allows us to dream bigger and better when we are adults.  When you enter my studio doors, or arrive at one of our on-location dream-lands, we want you to let your child dance, twirl, and play.  And we want you to observe and reminisce about when you were that age…. it is one of the greatest joys of being a parent and/or grandparent.  Our child’s imagination time creates a little portal in time allowing us to forget the every day life even if only for a few minutes and remember the freedom of dreaming big.  

~Jeanine Thurston