Epic Fort 2016

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Another year, another fort—and as always, bigger and better than the last year!

Epic Fort 2015

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Another year, another fort! This time we themed it “Arabian Nights”. First, the video! Epic Fort 2015 from Fort Builders on Vimeo. Now for some pics: The space before we started (well, after we made …


Epic Fort 2014

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It’s our 4th year of forting fun—I can’t believe it! This year, we decided to go with a more artsy vibe and came up with the idea of an Avatar theme (the fluorescent planet Pandora).


Paper Mache Dinosaur Mask (T-rex costume DIY)

Paper Mache Dinosaur Mask DIY - T-rex costume tutorial

It’s time for a paper mache dinosaur mask DIY! I absolutely love paper mache (or papier mache, however you want to spell it), and jump at any opportunity to do it.  This Christmas, my friends and I …


Epic Fort 2013

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Another year—and our third annual fort building event!  This was a MUCH bigger fort than ever before, and took us two full days to create.  It involved slides, wooden platforms, secret rooms (the crystal cave), …


Hunger Games Treasure Hunt

An awesome treasure hunt that slowly (and to the hunter’s surprise) devolved into a bloodthirsty Hunger Games style fight to the death.

Snail racing game

I used to think snails were disgusting. And I used to hate them, for helping destroy my veggie gardens.  However, after an extra silly bout of silliness where my friends and I decorated snails and …


Golden Snitch Ornament DIY – Harry Potter craft

A fun, quick, cheap and easy DIY for a Golden Snitch ornament (a Harry Potter holiday craft) to hang on your Christmas tree. It’s a great craft for Harry Potter loving kids and adults this holiday.


Epic Fort 2012

So!  Many of you may remember the epic fort my roommates and I built in 2011 (if not, here’s the link to the post with videos) We have now decided to do this EVERY year, …

My 2012 Easter Trophy

Here’s a fun DIY that I sorta fell into. One year we decided to host an “Easter Egg Hunt for Adults” party—so that everyone could remember the fun of egg hunting (or, for some, experience …

Flour fighting

Inspired by the Hindu holiday Holi, some friends and I decided it’d be fun to have a mini flour-fight.  It turned out to be a surprisingly simple, fun and super cheap way to have a laugh, …


Explorin’ the lake {geocaching}

We are at it again—making and hiding another geocachefor people to hunt down!  While we were up north in the beautiful countryside of Sonoma, we spotted a lonely tree stump sitting out in a gorgeous …


DIY Masquerade Mask Tutorial

Every New Years for the past 4 years I’ve tried to do something slightly different than normal. This year, it involved going to a proper Masquerade Ball—in San Francisco, with the symphony orchestra. The invitation …

The vintage arcade

For the holidays Chris and I were up in Sonoma (i.e. wine country), but we did take a day trip to good ole San Francisco! Our favorite place was definitely the vintage arcade, Musée Mécanique, which contains …



If you haven’t heard of Geocaching, you HAVE to check it out here. Essentially it’s like an ongoing treasure hunt that exists all over the world.   Awesome people hide little treasure boxes all over …

Redwall feast!

I mentioned this over on fair ivy’s blog, but thought I might do a little blog posting about it as well. One day my friends and I all realized that we all *loved* Redwall when …

Beast Make Bomb – and Ninjas

Chris, Tom and Jan have recently come out with their first iPhone game, called Ninjas vs Vikings!  It took lots of sweat, blood and tears (not literally), and involved many a night where our house was …


Epic Fort 2011

Remember back in March when I said it would be great to have enough boxes to build a fort?


Community Service

Yesterday I was asked to help out at a local community service event that doesn’t really fit your normal idea of volunteer-work, and it turned out to be quite an experience. Every two years in …