Let’s build a treehouse and go swing!

It's that time of year! Days are getting longer, little ones are getting restless and everyone wants to be outside as much as possible. This picture invokes so much of what I love about the season ahead: Sunshine Blooming flowers Making time to play Green trees Exploration Seasons are a natural and exciting way to …

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A Window In

Self-portraits offer a window into how children see themselves. I am always amazed at the subjects that young children gravitate. Self portraiture is certainly a popular topic. I was told that this picture was not yet finished--it needed to be colored. I actually love this black and white version of this 6 year old's self-portrait. …

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Come on Spring! Where is the Sun?

C came home with this painting the other day from school. To me this is a perfect representation of this "spring" we are having in the Northeast right now. This sun is all over the place. One moment shining bright and warm. The next, we have hail and dark skies. It's also been unseasonably cool. …

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“Cupcake” Recipe (and a little help…)

Chloe came home from school today with an original recipe for cupcakes that she had come up with all on her own. *** Calling for everything from chocolate to sugar and raspberries, I helped her come up with a revised version. We turned to Ambitious Kitchen (whose muffin recipes we adore!) for a banana muffin …

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Welcome to Crumb Collective

I am so happy to have you join me on this Crumb Collective journey and excited for the adventure ahead! After years of collecting inspiration in our natural and built environments, interacting with people across ages and contexts, I hope to shine some light through the sharing of writing and creative expression that needs and …

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