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Hanging Pipe Cleaner Hearts

-+*Pipe cleaners are just begging to be made into hearts! There are so many fun things you can do with them. We’re attaching them to string and hanging them all over the house for Valentine’s Day decor! These hearts are… Continue Reading →

21 Sprinkle Treats You’ll LOVE

-+*Sprinkles make everything taste better! Am I right?? They are colorful, mini, and make me smile. You’re going to LOVE these 21 sprinkles treats! Go get a container of the most colorful sprinkles you can find and try making some… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Apple Pie Tortillas

-+*We’re making a deliciously simple dessert with the kids today! It involves apples, one of my kids favorite foods, for Apple Pie Tortillas! This makes for an easy dessert the kids can make for a fall party or even Thanksgiving. With… Continue Reading →

Update a Vintage Purse With Embroidery Thread

-+*I love thrifting, and I love nothing more than bring home a slightly shabby treasure and giving it a face lift! My latest find was a somewhat dingy white leather purse, that I added some summer colors to. Supplies for… Continue Reading →

15 Back to School Crafts for Kids

-+*It’s that time of year… Back to School! I’m sure you’re out and about shopping for supplies and maybe a new shoes for the kiddos! But how about getting creative and crafting up a few back to school projects to… Continue Reading →

Fizzy Fruit Slushies

-+*We’ve been having our fair share of 100º+ days this summer. Phew, it’s hot! We like icy, fruity drinks on a hot day, but I don’t love my kids consuming high-fructose corn syrup and artificial colors on a regular basis…. Continue Reading →

Frozen Syrup Ice Cream Sundaes

-+*My dad was always one who never had enough topping for his ice cream or cake! So I’ve come up with this idea for him, surrounding our ice cream with syrup on ALL sides! I’ve partnered with Hershey’s Syrup to share a fun… Continue Reading →

Mini Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

-+*I admit it – we’ve been indulging in some delicious treats so far this summer. Strawberry shortcake, a marshmallow roast and s’mores bar, and now these tasty cookie and ice cream morsels. My girls were quite smitten with these cute… Continue Reading →

Check Out the Craft Test Dummies Blog

-+*Meet Jenny Rohrs of Craft Test Dummies! She is a wife, mom, social media consultant, and one creative craftista! Craft Test Dummies is all about giving it’s readers the low down on new craft products, the best crafters and websites,… Continue Reading →

Yogurt Parfaits with Homemade Granola

-+*Now that spring is well underway, it’s time to focus on another all-important and quickly approaching holiday…Mother’s Day! It may seem like it’s a long way off, but in reality, it’s only 2 1/2 weeks away! Now that that has… Continue Reading →

Craft Supplies Curated for a Cause

-+*I’m happy to be sharing another fun collection for crafts at eBay, supporting the March of Dimes campaign to Curate for a Cause #imbornto. This campaign is all about how we are born to do something great. I really believe I was born… Continue Reading →

Let’s Get Creative at the Craftcation Conference

-+*I’m getting excited to attend the Craftcation Conference this April for creative makers. There will be all kinds of craft talk and craft shop. Panels, workshops, and a pop up shop too! The speaker line up is amazing, all my… Continue Reading →

Cookie Cutter Toast Stamping

-+*Toast is a breakfast staple around our house – the kids can make it themselves and choose their favorite toppings and spreads. How about an easy and kid-pleasing way to dress-up your morning toast? Just grab some cookie cutters and… 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, like this simple scarf pictured below, but I especially… 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 →

Valentine Airplane Hearts

-+*I’m thrilled to officially introduce you to my super crafty daughter, Lucy. You’ve seen her in our videos for Craftspiration and on our Make and Takes YouTube page. I love how much fun we have crafting together. Well, she has… Continue Reading →

Easy Buffalo Chicken Empanadas

-+*Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner, are you ready?  Excited?  Pumped?!  I sure am, but not for the football.  I’m one of those people who literally knows nothing about football and will just nod in agreement whenever the… Continue Reading →

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

-+*There is nothing quite like a big bowl of yummy pasta. It’s the perfect comfort food. I saw this recipe for bruschetta chicken pasta over on the M&T Spotlight page and it instantly made me want to have pasta for dinner! The roasted… Continue Reading →

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 →

Simple Sewing: Felt Tree Ornament

-+*Decorate your tree with a little handmade love. This felt green ornament is a great project to start out with some simple sewing as you embroider around the edge of this triangle tree. Then hang it on the tree for… Continue Reading →

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