DIY Coastal Art Canvases

Paint coastal decor canvases and add beach finds for beachy home decor. Tutorial from Carla Schauer Designs

I’m a beach girl at heart.  But until retirement or I win the lottery, my art studio overlooking the ocean remains a dream.  In the meantime, I spend my days being creative in Ohio, and indulging my love of the ocean in my home decor.  With 3 canvases and a little acrylic paint, you can make custom decor that showcases your beach finds.  Since there is no wrong way to … Continue reading →

12 Tween Travel Tips to Banish Bad Attitudes

Tweens love to take their own photos, and are at a great age to have their own cameras. Great tween travel tips at Carla Schauer Designs

No one likes to be trapped with a whiny, bad attitude for hours in a car.  And it’s even worse when the kids do it!  Kidding aside, grumpiness is contagious so it’s better to banish it before it begins.  Use my favorite tween travel tips before and during your trip to keep them involved, interested, and engaged.  They’ll be happier and so will you! Tween Travel Tips – Before You … Continue reading →

Road Trip Travel Binder for Tweens

Make a Tween Travel Binder | Carla Schauer Designs. Cute binder instructions and links to free tween travel game printables.

Are we there yet? How much longer until we get there? Mom! He’s squishing me! Not your idea of a fantastic road trip?  Me either.  That’s why I do my best to head off the whining before it has a chance to start with a road trip travel binder for tweens.   I’ve told you why we (mostly) don’t use electronics on road trips and try to use more old-school … Continue reading →

Travel Bingo for Kids

Free printable travel bingo game for kids from carlaschauer.com

When I was a kid, we vacationed in a series of Griswold-worthy road trips.  Each was complete with side trips to see local “largest ball of twine” style landmarks and random unscheduled detours, all in our wood paneled Buick station wagon with luggage on top.  Niagara Falls, Mackinac Island, Philadelphia, Hershey PA, Myrtle Beach, Disney, and every Midwestern destination between…we did them all. Confession:  Some of those road trips I … Continue reading →

Beach Vacation Out-take #1

Or otherwise titled:  How many photos am I going to have to take to get ONE suitable for a Christmas Card? Yes, there are at least 20 more shots in this spot alone where at least one of these little hooligans has his/her tongue sticking out, eyes crossed, fingers rabbit-ear-style behind someone else’s head, or is otherwise annoying the daylights out of a sibling. I’d like to think they’ll grow … Continue reading →