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I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday again today. Come see how I crafted Cleaning Baskets for my kids, helping them work hard this Labor Day!

These hand-stitched cards are simple and fun to make. I’ve been stitching them for quite a few years now and have shared many patterns in my Card Patterns category. Today I’ve taken a video of me stitching a Gift Box Greeting Card for you to see just how easy it is. You can follow right […]

Along with school shopping and choosing a new lunch box, one back-to-school tradition is covering your school books. Some schools require it, some don’t, but your kids are sure to get a kick out of customizing their books with covers made from recycled materials. You can use a variety of destined-for-the-dumpster materials to make unique […]

I’m happy to have Amy from Progressive Pioneer here as my guest today. Her blog is all about getting back to the basics of life. She’s sharing a great way to pack your kids lunch by using reusable items. It’s back-to-school time!  Instead of oodles of plastic bags and disposable accoutrements, how about a cute, […]

Who can say no to a cupcake?  These yummy looking goodies are not only pretty to the eye, they are also a lovely way to pamper yourself.  Now, it is hard to believe that these are not for you to eat, but trust us–you don’t want to take a bite out of these little cakes.  […]

I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday again today. Come see how I made my first grader this school cone called a Schultüte!

So far, there are only boys in my family, so when faced with several approaching baby showers for female babies, my mom and I were only too overjoyed to experiment with making barrettes and headbands. We wanted to make hair adornments with newborns and infants in mind, so we experimented with several different styles, sizes, […]

Anyone else staying indoors these days to keep out of the summer heat? We are! We’re lucky to make it out for a few minutes at night as it cools down just to get the wiggles out. So since some of you might be keeping cool by way of air conditioning like me, here’s a […]

I’m happy to have Deb from Fresh Nest Design here as my guest today. She’s sharing a much needed DIY idea to organize your outside water hose. Hello everyone!  Erin and I had so much fun doing Marie’s Living Room Design that I’m back to share a tip with all of you. (Marie: which will […]

Eco-Friendly Celebrating

by Marie on July 16, 2009

I’m excited to have Vanessa from I Never Grew Up here today as my guest. She’s sharing some great tips on throwing an Eco-Friendly party, reusing your decor to help the environment. Our little family is still pretty new so we are discovering our own traditions and ways to make yearly celebrations special. Every day […]

Once all your sewing projects are complete, you may still have some left over fabric scraps. I’ve been saving my scraps, thinking there must be something I can make with them. Well, here are some great projects using fabric scraps, turning them into something fun and new! (click on the photo for the link to […]

I’m excited to share yet another fabulous site contributing regularly to Make and Takes, Little Birdie Secrets. Three crafty ladies make up the Little Birdies, a blog who’s projects are bookmarked as “must do” in my inbox. These ladies will be sharing something crafty for the home the second Tuesday of every month. Summer is […]

I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday again today. Come see how we Tie Dyed patriotic shirts for the whole family, right in time for the fireworks this Saturday!

Americana Crafty Round Up

by Marie on June 30, 2009

There’s been lots of red, white, and blue floating around the web. I’ve collected a few fun links to some super star-bangled crafts for the 4th of July. Below is one of my hand-stitched cards, The American Flag. Cupcake Liner Fireworks by No Time for Flash Cards Red, White, and Blue Pinwheel by Skip to […]

Recently I received this fun paper cutting machine from Cricut to try out and craft with. They’re in partnership with Today’s Mama, spreading the word about their fun contest “Cricut Golden Ticket” starting July 1st! Cricut is an electronic paper cutting machine. With their computerized machine and cartridges, there are fun fonts, shapes, and images […]

Outdoor Tablecloth Hack

by Marie on May 26, 2009

When we’re having a picnic out back, I like to use a tablecloth to cover my table. But the pesky wind seems to always blow it around. So I took a store-bought tablecloth and sewed elastic around the edges, making it fit snug as a bug around my table. Now I don’t have to worry […]

As I’ve been reading up Simple Mom’s posts about spring cleaning,  I couldn’t be more inspired to do some cleaning of my own. I’m a little late to her Spring Clean Party, but better late than never, right? Especially after I tried to cram another box of cereal into this closet and then opened it […]

Remember this sad sad post, In Desperate Need of Design Help? Here’s a picture of the room in question, it’s bleak walls, large furniture, cold atmosphere. Well, I’ve been RESCUED! The ladies at Fresh Nest Design have taken on the challenge to design my living room. They’ve each chosen a design style, based on my […]

I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday again today. Come see how to make this fun photo cube that your Mom is going to love to get on Mother’s Day!

Lucrecer from Art Slam is here today as my guest sharing a how-to on creating your own Art Journal. Her art is not only beautiful, but food for the creative soul. There are times I really do not have anything I want to write about on my journal pages. Nor do I believe every single […]

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