Photo Scavenger Hunt & Nature Walk

Camp Handmade Mood Photo Scavenger Hunt Nature Walk List

Sometimes a walk through a park or on a trail can just be a walk. A time to listen to the sounds of nature, enjoy the crunching of pebbles or leaves under your feet and being together (or climbing boulders and being King of It All…). Other times a walk needs a little motivation and [...]


Camp Handmade Mood – Week 2

Camp Handmade Mood | Easy At Home SUmmer Activities

Can you believe that school has started back for some of our friends?? We’re still celebrating the last few weeks we’ve got with the kiddos at home before back-to-school and packed this week chock full of fun, easy to do at home, activities. We’ll be making a frozen hot chocolate, having fun with tie-dye, giving [...]

Painted Wood Bead Necklace

DIY Painted Beads NEcklace

Today we’re welcoming Sada (find her blogging at Casa Lewis) to CampHMM – we’re so glad she’s sharing her project with us! Sarah and I admired Sada’s beaded necklace at a blogger’s event in town and when she told us she’d made it we were blown away! It looks like it’s off the rack from [...]

DIY A-Frame Play Tent

Easy DIY A Frame Play Tent

  Vivi and Sebastian are the perfect age to start truly appreciating a good tent (or fort or castle) and making one seemed like a perfect addition to Camp Handmade Mood! They could spend hours and hours playing, reading, picnicking, and telling stories in their tent. It truly couldn’t be easier – and the fabric tenting [...]

Homemade Marshmallows


Nothing says camp like roasting marshmallows over an open fire, and there’s no reason to buy a store bought bag of marshmallows when homemade is so amazing (and not difficult … just a little labor intensive!). I don’t consider myself an expert with candy making, but marshmallows are a great way to learn the different. [...]

DIY Story Stones

story stones story telling activity

Maybe because it’s almost primal – the basic figures, the rough outlines, the marking on rocks – but this was one of my favorite camp activities as a child and every class I had enjoyed making and using Story Stones. The most basic of story telling tools and play things – story stones are an [...]

Camp Handmade Mood


Hello! Welcome to Camp Handmade Mood 2014! While there’s no tents, packing lists or camp capers, Camp Handmade Mood is excited to welcome you to two weeks of good camp fun. We’ve planned some easy to recreate camp favorites for some at home camp fun.  From storytelling, homemade goodies, imaginative play and crafts we hope [...]

Mini Mason Jar Blueberry Pies

Blueberry Pie | Handmade Mood

Can you believe that we’re already at the end of Pie Week? Where does the time go?! We thought we’d end the week on a classic note with a traditional blueberry pie. My mom actually used to make pie quite often when I was growing up, and we even had a pie slice Tupperware dish [...]

Double Chocolate Pecan Pie

Double Chocolate Pecan Pie | Handmade Mood

Today we have gone decadent with our pie week selection. I love chocolate, and I don’t think you can ever have too much. Decadence and pie are an awesome combination! This is pretty much the Jay Gatsby of pies! I should probably share some poignant family story about this recipe, but the first time I [...]

Simple Beef Hand Pies

Beef Hand Pies | Handmade Mood

Just because this is Pie Week doesn’t mean that we’re leaving savory dishes out in the cold! Today’s recipe is for a simple beef hand pie. These are a great weeknight meal, or a late night snack. Candice and I both happen to own the Breville Personal Pie Maker, and that’s what we used to make [...]

Pink Lemonade Pie

Pink Lemonade Pie | Handmademood

Well, the thermometer finally hit 100º here yesterday, which means our first pie in Pie Week is going to be a frozen one! This pie is a perfect Summertime treat, and it’s an easy make ahead dessert to bring to a potluck (Just make sure you don’t have too far to drive). Because this is [...]