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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Bunting Necklace

For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Erica from Caught on a Whim sharing a guest post for her Crochet Bunting Necklace tutorial. It’s too cute!  Guest post by Erica of Caught on a Whim One of the… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Bracelet with a Button

We started with some chain stitch wrapping ribbon and a chain stitch necklace in our Crochet-A-Day series. Now let’s up the ante by adding in the single crochet stitch. You can do it, I’ll guide you through, cuz’ we’ll need to… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Chain Stitch Necklace

We’re still on the chain-train, woot woot, with our Crochet-A-Day series! Head over to our last post about Chain Stitch Wrapping Ribbon for a quick tutorial on making a long crocheted chain stitch piece. Now we’re going to be chaining… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Chain Stitch Wrapping Ribbon

We begin our Crochet-A-Day series with something quick and easy, wanting you to dive in and get your hands wet. This project couldn’t be simpler to start with… Chain Stitch Wrapping Ribbon! Give your gift a little extra handmade love! handmade… Continue Reading →

Get Ready to Crochet-A-Day All Month Long

By now you probably know I’m a little addicted to crochet! Since learning to crochet, just over a year ago, I just. can’t. stop. I love making all kinds of things, but I especially like the projects you can “make… Continue Reading →

Mod Podge Rocks Peel & Stick Stencils

Hey all you Mod Podge fans! Ready for something to blow your mind?! How about this new line of fantastic peel and stick stencils from the ever amazing Amy of Mod Podge Rocks?! I’m happy to call Amy my friend… Continue Reading →

Creating Heart Yarn Art

We’re back with another fun Craftspiration video for a Valentine’s Day Heart Yarn Art. Get out the glue, wind up the yarn, and you’ll be able to whip up this simple and crafty piece of art. Perfect for your loved… Continue Reading →

Endive, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Lettuce Wraps

The big football weekend is here and we’ll be hosting a party, being a big football family and cheering on our Seattle SEAHAWKS!! Wahoo! And I’ve partnered with Marzetti® on a recipe for our guests to munch on. These are delicious… Continue Reading →

4 Tips for Family-Friendly Outdoor Winter Fun

Whether you’re off on a winter ski trip or just making snowmen in the backyard, I’ve got a few tips to help make your experience a little easier on everyone. Being a big snow sport family, we’ve learned a trick… Continue Reading →

Pom Pom Valentine Love Bug Magnets

This Valentine’s we’re crafting cute little love bug magnets for my children’s classmates. Yep… 75 of these will be made between my 3 kids. Lots of pipe cleaners and googly eyes!! For a little added fun, my son is turning his… Continue Reading →

Snowflake Tic Tac Toe Game for Indoor Winter Fun

Are your kids buzzin’ like bees this winter, spending a lot of time indoors? If so, keep those little bees busy by making their own Snowflake Tic Tac Toe board game. They can craft small snowflakes to add to the… Continue Reading →

Crochet Olympic Rings for the Winter Games

It’s just a few weeks away for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games and we’re crocheting the Olympic rings to celebrate. Whip up a few of these as you watch the your favorite winter sport. What’s your favorite? I love the bobsled!… Continue Reading →

Outdoor Family Fun Gift Guide

I’ve gathered a few fabulous ideas for outdoor family fun over at Ebay and sharing some of them today. If you’re heading outdoors to the beach, camping in the woods, or some snow day fun, be sure to check these out and follow… Continue Reading →

Help Me – Help You, Take This Quick Survey!

Hi friends! As the new year is upon us, I’m looking to make 2014 the best yet for Make and Takes, providing quality ideas for home, family, and fun. I’d love if you would take a minute and answer this… Continue Reading →

Year in Review: Make and Takes 2013

Is it just me or did 2013 go by too fast?! Maybe it was all the fun we had with DIY during the year. Here are just a few things we whipped up this past year with crafts, food, family… Continue Reading →

Crafting a Wintery Wonderland

Celebrate the winter weather by making a crafty wonderland. We’re using recycled magazines to cut and tear out, adding to our wintery scene. You can get really creative by adding a snowman, winter animals, and some evergreen trees. Here are… Continue Reading →

Keeping Warm, Wishing We Were “In Summer”

Have you seen the movie Frozen yet? It’s our favorite. Josh Gad could not be more perfect for this roll as the goofy lovable snowman.  “The hot and the cold are both so intense, put ‘em together it just makes sense!”… Continue Reading →

Pipe Cleaner Sparklers for New Year’s Eve

Make a few kid-friendly sparklers to help ring in the new year! My darling daughter Lucy is all by herself in this next video, teaching you how to make these super simple and kid-friendly sparklers! Watch Lucy’s solo debut for… Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays to You and Yours!

Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays from the Make and Takes team!

WellSpring Family Services Giving Together Event

With the holidays upon us, a season of giving, I was happy to have partnered up with a local organization, Wellspring Family Services, for their annual Giving Together concert. Wellspring provides all kinds of help, supplies, and education for families… Continue Reading →

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