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4 Ways to Use Post-it Notes

Can you believe it’s been 35 years since the classic canary yellow Post-it Notes came to life? Since then, we’ve seen the Post-it Note so many fun places, even in pop culture. The love note from Grey’s Anatomy, when the lovable duo… Continue Reading →

20 Mom Approved Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Sometimes shopping for mom can be a bit tricky. What do they want? What do they need? Well, as a mom, I’ve come up with 20 things I’d LOVE to receive as a gift for Mother’s Day. You really want… Continue Reading →

Tips for Improving Your Photography Skills

There are loads of reasons for improving your photography skills. Maybe you want to take better pictures of your kids. Maybe you want to improve your blogging photography, gotta capture that perfect tabletop shot. Or maybe you want to become… Continue Reading →

Custom & Antique Goods at Fantastic Mr. Finds

A few weeks back while visiting Utah, I hosted a blogger preview show at Fantastic Mr. Finds. My cute cousins have opened up this amazing store in Sandy, Utah. If you’re close by, you must go in and check out all… Continue Reading →

Krochet Kids – Handmade Crochet for Good

I first heard of Krochet Kids from my friend Lisette, who you might remember encouraged me to learn crochet a while back! I love how crochet has become such an amazing tool for good, through Teeny Tears and companies like Krochet… Continue Reading →

4 Tips for After School Family Fun

With my kids back in school this month, it’s time to start thinking about our routine for after school… homework, snacks, and also a little down time. For today’s post sharing after school tips, I’m happy to be partnering once again with VolunteerSpot, the… Continue Reading →

Getting Crafty at SNAP! Conference

Just a few weeks ago I was able attend the SNAP! conference in Salt Lake City. Craft bloggers come from all over to attend to learn and grow as a DIY and craft blogger. And I was excited to bring… Continue Reading →

Handmade Inspiration from Craftcation

Back in April I attended the ever fabulous creative conference, Craftcation, and I have to say it’s just that… a craft vacation. Hosted by Nicole and Delilah of Dear Handmade Life, they put on an amazing weekend filled with creative inspiration…. Continue Reading →

Kitchen Essentials I Learned From My Mom

My sweet mom has done so much for me throughout my life. I can’t begin to repay her for all the amazing life skills she’s taught me over the years. I’m thrilled to celebrate my lovely mom this Mother’s Day! I… Continue Reading →

Vogue Knitting Live Seattle

Last week I left my crochet hook at home to join the knitting craze at Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle! It was so much fun. Yarn was found in every corner of the venue, even hanging from the rafters! I loved… Continue Reading →

Get Ready for a March Mania Giveaway

Time for a spring fling giveaway! I’m thrilled to offer you some amazing gifts from amazing M&T Sponsors, wahoo!! Make sure to read through each one and enter at the bottom to win! Fort Magic Imagination Kit: Fort Magic is… Continue Reading →

10 Ways to Catch a Leprechaun

Leprechauns are sneaky little guys! I’ve rounded up 10 ways to catch a leprechaun. Get your kids involved in the catching for some St. Patrick’s Day fun! 1. Rainbow Leprechaun Trap: This rainbow trap from Playing with Words 365 is the… 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 →

Happy Holidays to You and Yours!

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

Toys, Books, and Spies, oh my!

Through blogging, I’ve been so fortunate to meet some fabulously creative people. Whether it’s crafts, food, design, art, or writing, this world is full of so many great people with so many great ideas. I’ve recently received a few goodies… Continue Reading →

Celebrate the Holidays with the ABC’s

Join us in celebrating the holidays this season from A to Z. We’re crafting advents and icicles, trees and yarn poms. Find all sorts of fun crafts and activities for the whole family in our Holiday ABC series. Holiday activities… Continue Reading →

Tinkering With littleBits for Little Inventors

We’ve recently been introduced to the fun inventive electronic kits by littleBits, a Make and Takes sponsor. Their kits come with small electronic pieces that fit together magnetically, making it super simple to build mini machines. Or even big machines…. Continue Reading →

Wishing You Happy Holidays with Great Giveaways

The holiday season is here and I’m thrilled to offer you some amazing gifts from amazing M&T Sponsors, wahoo!! There are 6 companies ready to gift you with fabulous prizes – from instagram sticker fun to beautiful canvas prints to… Continue Reading →

Announcing the Winner for the FREE BIRDS Giveaway

I’m happy to announce a winner for the FREE BIRDS giveaway for a Free Birds iPad Mini (Silver, WiFi, 16GB) * Free Birds Backpack * Crayons * Turkey Hat & Light Up Chick! Congrats to Sara D. for winning this fun… Continue Reading →

National Costume Swap Day is Coming!

As many of you know, each Fall at the (Suite) Mangum household we try to find news ways to put a little more GREEN in our HALLOWEEN!  In year’s past, we’ve focused on the trick-or-treaters. Something about giving out apples,… Continue Reading →

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