Out On The Town Bibs and White Chocolate Chip Scones

Out On The Town Bibs and White Chocolate Chip Scones

2015 is going to be a creative year.  I feel like I dropped off the planet for a while, but I’ve got the creative bug back, and I’m taking full advantage of it.  I just ordered some home dec fabric for a very old, sad-looking footstool.  If you sew, check out Tonic Living– they have great fabric, and right now they’re offering free shipping to the states.  A friend of mine just had a baby (well, technically he can...

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Crafty Birthday Party

Crafty Birthday Party

Hi- it feels so good to be back!  I managed to jam May and June full work projects, so July is all about less work and more fun with the kids.  I’m so excited that I finished a headboard for my daughter’s room, and will share the tutorial soon.  Her room is really coming together, and my younger daughter is begging to have her room redone too- this means many DIY projects in my future.  My older daughter turned 10 this...

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Non-Candy Easter Gifts For Kids

Non-Candy Easter Gifts For Kids

It’s been a while since I’ve posted- some good family friends got some bad news, and it hit me hard. For now, on to Easter… it’s my favorite holiday- I love the colors, cute bunnies, and egg hunts.  Our neighborhood has a yearly egg hunt the day before Easter, and the kids get loads and loads of candy. They get home and immediately stuff as much sugar into themselves as they can possibly manage. Because of this Saturday sugar-fest,...

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Valentine’s Day Bracelets

Valentine’s Day Bracelets

Every year I make my kids something handmade for Christmas (usually something I sew).  This year they’re getting bathrobes- I know, I haven’t made them yet, which is why I thought I’d better get something handmade to them before the Fourth of July!  These bracelets are rather easy to make once you get started, and so cute!  I found the extra wide rubber bands in the tie-dye section of the craft store, and they fit the...

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Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers For Kids

Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers For Kids

1.  Color Apeel Crayons– $7.95 2.  Jonathan Adler Giant Lion Eraser– $10 3.  Automoblox Mini X9-X SUV– $12 4.  Moulin Roty Storybook Flashlight– $18 5.  Tape Measure Key Chain– $4.56 6.  Globally Cute One-Piece Animal Chopsticks– $2.95 7.  Hopscotch Kids Non-Toxic Nailpolish– $11.99-$12.75  8.  Timex Kids’ Analog Lizards Elastic Fabric Strap Watch– $15.96 9.  Bubble Gum Corner...

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Pairing Children’s Books With Charities

Pairing Children’s Books With Charities

This summer I read Wonder to my kids, and it was one of the most touching, meaningful, and emotional children’s books I have ever read.  I cried many times while reading this, and it left a deep impression on the kids too.  This got me to thinking how a book can open up a discussion about helping people (or animals, the environment, etc.).  This year we have decided to donate some of our Christmas money to the Smile Train...

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