Kara Rodgerson

Kara is a phoenix native and wife to her high school sweetheart and partner-in-crime. Public school teacher turn homeschool momma to her 6 year old daughter, Kara loves crafting, painting wooden signs, books, vintage, handmade, chips & salsa, nature, travel, and all things Disney. You can follow her adventures at MinefortheMaking.com, where she shares crafts, recipes, printables, DIY projects, parties, family travel, and more!
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West Valley Food Truck Fridays

photos courtesy of food truck friday west We are a family of foodies and one of our favorite things to do is to try new foods, create new foods, try new restaurants, diners, cafes... you...

10 Kid-Friendly Homework Stations

It's back to school season and you know what that means! Time to get those kiddos organized for the school year. One way to keep things tidy and organized throughout the school year is...

Pioneer Living History Museum in Arizona

Often times if a vacation is not in the budget or we don't have the time, but we so desperately want to take one, our family will visit some place new that's not too far from...

Painted Jar Bank Craft

It's summer break around these parts and we are always looking for fun, hands-on activities to do to keep us busy when we are beating the heat inside. Today I am sharing how to...

Favorite Parks Around the Valley

With the beautiful spring weather here in Arizona and summer break just around the corner, we are busy finding things to do outside. Taking advantage of the parks in the valley is something we love...

DIY Spring Flowers Crown

I am really loving Arizona's spring weather, aren't you? We are trying to spend as much time outside as possible doing things like riding bikes, playing with chalk, going to the park, playing soccer,...

10 Books to Read with Your Kids in 2015

The month of March celebrates reading in a BIG way. It's reading month, Read Across America, and the celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday. I LOVE the month of March and I LOVE books! I...

Washi Tape Succulents

The other day while at Dollar Tree picking up a few things, I stumbled upon the cutest little faux succulent plants! I get so excited about the awesome things I find at the dollar...

Printable Math Football Game for Kids

It's football playoff season folks! Why not tie in some fun learning time with the kids during the commercials? I've created a Printable Math Football Game {for kids} that practices addition skills to 12....

15 Fun Gingerbread Activities for Kids

One of our favorite traditions during Christmas is to read a Christmasy book each night by the lit Christmas tree. One of our most loved of these books is The Gingerbread Man. Are you...
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