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Puffy Paint Rainbow Cards + $300 Giveaway

We’re making a few festive rainbow cards for spring using little dots of puffy paint. Puffy paint has such a fun texture to it, making your cards pop out and come to life. With these darling rainbow cards, we’re painting… 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 →

27 Crochet-A-Day Crochet Patterns and Tutorials

We did it! We crocheted our way through the whole month of February. If you followed along, pat yourself of the back, three cheers for you!! I had so much fun showcasing all sorts of crochet patterns and tutorials all… Continue Reading →

The Cronut Craze

Have you tried cronuts yet? They are croissants that are shaped and fried like donuts! I made them with my girlfriends a few months ago and they were so SO yummy. I found this recipe for cronuts from Amanda of… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Ruffles Scarf Pattern

We’ve come to the last tutorial for our Crochet-A-Day series. And we’re using a different type of yarn today, helping showcase all the fun yarn projects you can make in just a day! How about trying ruffles yarn to make… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Jelly Bean Scarf

We have one more featured pattern to showcase for our Crochet-A-Day series! How fun is this Jelly Bean Scarf from the pink and lovely Twinkie Chan?! In fact, all the scarves she makes are fun, fancy, and usually food! You… Continue Reading →

Salted Caramel Cashew Popcorn

The 86th Academy Awards are now only a few days away, and I couldn’t be more excited.  I’ve watched the Academy Awards ever since I can remember.  My mom has always liked watching the red carpet events and my dad… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Boot Cuffs

When I took up crochet again a few years ago, one of the first projects I worked on was crochet boot cuffs. They didn’t take too long, were fairly simple, but had enough of a challenge to keep things interesting…. Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Easy Crochet Hacky Sack

For our next project in our Crochet-A-Day series, I have the lovely Heidi of Hands Occupied sharing a fabulous amigurumi type-pattern for an Easy Crochet Hacky Sack. You’ll want to make one and try your “foot” at the game of Hacky… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: 9 Crochet Animal Appliqués

What I love most about these darling little crochet animals I’m featuring for our Crochet-A-Day series, is you can really crochet these in just a day. They are little and simple, and super sweet! They would make great appliqués for t-shirts,… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Heart and Flower Crochet Necklaces

We are cruising along with our Crochet-A-Day series this month. How is it going? Have you been following along? I hope some of you have been inspired to pick up a hook and some yarn! Start with a simple chain… Continue Reading →

30 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

We’re ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with all sorts of fun crafts, recipes, and activities. From leprechauns and shamrocks to rainbows and gold. Come get creative with some very lucky St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids. Here’s a round… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Chunky Crochet Cowl

Crocheted scarves are my favorite projects to make, especially for the winter season. For today’s Crochet-A-Day series project, I’m sharing my quick and easy one skein Chunky Crochet Cowl. It’s an infinity scarf crocheted in the round, making it fun… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Choosing the Perfect Yarn & Stitch

For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Brandyce from Lion Brand Yarn sharing all sorts of different ways to choose the perfect yarn and stitch for your project.  One of the most important decisions to make when beginning a new… Continue Reading →

Save Energy & Your Valuables

It sounds cooler to say “I was robbed,” but I guess if we’re being grammatically correct, the term would be “burglarized.” I don’t tell you this to put a damper on your mood. Make and Takes is a place we… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: 4 Fab Crochet Tips and Tricks

I’m always looking for better ways to crochet and finding little tips and tricks that can help improve my skills. Today I’m featuring 4 fabulous crochet tips and tricks for our Crochet-A-Day series. I’m happy to be partnering with Lion… Continue Reading →

9 Creative Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

What would the world of children’s books be like if it wasn’t for Dr. Seuss? We are celebrating his 110th birthday coming up on March 2nd. Can you believe it? When I was little, I had One Fish, Two Fish,… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Double Crochet Baby Blanket

For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Lisette of Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary, sharing a guest post for her double crochet baby blanket pattern. Lisette is the one who inspired me in the beginning, just over a year ago,… Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: 4 Crochet Flower Patterns

We’ve got 4 super sweet crochet flower patterns to feature today for our Crochet-A-Day series. You’ll want to try your hand at all of them, making a lovely crochet floral bouquet! 1. Quick 5 Minute Crochet Flowers: This quick and… Continue Reading →

Crazy Paper Hats Inspired by Dr. Seuss

We’re huge Dr. Seuss fans in this house – aren’t you? We love the over-the-top, zany worlds and characters that fill the pages of his books. Since Dr. Seuss’s birthday is coming up on March 2, we decided to turn… Continue Reading →

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