Crochet Pumpkin Coasters for Fall

by Marie October 4, 2013
Jack o' Lantern Crochet Coaster

How could I resist?! October is such a great time for crafts and how can I not crochet something with the shape of a pumpkin? Pumpkin crafts are the best! Pumpkins + Crochet = Cute! For these Crochet Pumpkin Coasters I used the exact same pattern as my Watermelon Coaster from this past summer, but I don’t […]

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Candy Corn Mason Jar Luminaries

by Marie October 3, 2013
Mason-Jar-Luminaries-in-day

Guest post by Pauline of Club ChicaCircle Hello everyone! I’m so thrilled to be here today sharing this super easy and cute Halloween decoration idea. I love, love, love candy corn! This time of year, it is my weakness. This iconic striped candy is what inspired these candy corn luminaries that adorn my front stoop. They make […]

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Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese

by Amy October 2, 2013
Kids in the Kitchen: Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese

My Pinterest feed has been filled with all kinds of foods you can make in a waffle iron – from hash browns to cookies to French toast. We decided to try some creative waffle iron cooking with one of my girls’ favorite lunches – grilled cheese sandwiches. They were a hit and so simple! First, […]

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31 Days of Spooktacular Halloween Crafts

by Marie October 1, 2013
Spider Yarn Pom Pom Craft

Are you ready for some pumpkins, witches, and ghosts… oh my?! Halloween is my favorite. There are so many spooktacular things to make and do. It’s a DIYers dream to have 31 whole days to craft up something festive and fabulous leading up to Halloween. We’ve crafted 31 frightastic Halloween crafts for you here at Make […]

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Making Yarn from an Old T-Shirt

by Marie September 30, 2013
Making T-shirt Yarn

You know my love of crochet, I’ve been sharing a lot of my latest projects over at Instagram. But I’ve recently been wanting to crochet with fabric or old t-shirts. So when I went online to find some video tutorials, I came up with a few fabulous ones and have now made my own yarn […]

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Simple Supper: Turkey Roll-ups

by Marie September 27, 2013
Turkey Roll-ups for Dinner

I’m all for quick easy, especially when it comes to cooking dinner. And if I can make something with 5 ingredients or less, I’m a happy mom! So I’ve partnered with Butterball to bring you another family favorite recipe that makes mom happy… Turkey Roll-Ups with only 5 ingredients. A Turketarian’s dream dinner. Hooray! This is a great dinner for […]

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Parenting Tip: Eat More “Fast Food”!

by Sabrena September 26, 2013
Eating tomoatoes

It’s true. One of the greatest discoveries I made as a parent was when I unlocked the power and precision of “fast food”. As Moms, we’re expected to pack 36 hours worth of activity into 24 hours. We need a “Time Turner” more than Hermione Granger. Before my kids were born, too often I’d settle […]

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Mouth Watering Baked Chocolate Doughnuts

by Rachel September 25, 2013
chocolate-doughnuts-with-peanut-butter-frosting-finished

These baked chocolate doughnuts from Lana of Never Enough Thyme look so yummy! They are the perfect fall treat that I found over at the M&T Spotlight. Don’t you just want to curl up with a good book while eating a few of these? Here are a few more fall dessert recipes: Semi-Homeade Donuts Peanut Butter Banana […]

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DIY: Painterly Style Glasses

by Caroline Urdaneta September 24, 2013
painterly glass

Okay, let’s be honest, when do parents use fancy glasses? Most of us see delicate glasses and think “My kids would break those in a second!” and we tend to avoid buying them or even using the ones we own. Recently, I’ve found a bit of a solution and a great use for my “fancy” […]

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Celebrate Fall with Gumdrop Apples

by Marie September 23, 2013
Apple Gumdrop Craft makeandtakes.com

The fall season is well on it’s way with chilly weather and turning leaves. Along with thoughts of fall, apples always come to mind. We love apple crafts, some of my favorite projects have something to do with apples. Today is no different with our next Craftspiration video – Gumdrop Apples! Make one of these […]

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Head to the Quilt Bliss Retreat This Winter

by Marie September 23, 2013
QuiltBliss Retreat

Do you love fabric? Do you love to quilt? Well my good friend Pamela of QuiltBLISS is hosting a fabulous retreat ready to send you to fabric heaven. There are only 3 tickets left including accommodations, or you can sign up for a day pass. Here’s more info:  QuiltBLISS is a premier quilting retreat and is […]

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How to Make a Canning Jar Lid Pumpkin

by Rachel September 20, 2013
canning jar lid pumpkin craft

How cute is this little pumpkin craft that caught my eye on the M&T Spotlight page? With fall just around the corner these canning jar lid pumpkins from Sherri of About Family Crafts would be the perfect addition to a gift or decor for the house! I think this is a must-make for fall crafts this […]

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Trees Please: A Yoga Pose for Right Now

by Sabrena September 19, 2013
MonkeyG clothing photoshoot

September is National Yoga Month and it’s time to celebrate! We’ve talked about the benefits of yoga for the entire family and know it can be especially helpful for children. From Yoga Cards, videos and games to a plethora of books, yoga really is accessible no matter where you live – you don’t have to be enrolled in […]

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Create Fun Backpack Name Tags + Video

by Marie September 17, 2013
Backpack Name Tag Video How-to

Friends!! I’m so excited to share a fun new video series I’ve been creating with Ulive.com and my darling daughter, Lucy… Craftspiration! We’re so excited to share our first video with you, all about back to school and Backpack Name Tags. You’ll want to create one for all the backpacks in the house or maybe one for […]

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Paper Scrap Fall Trees

by Amy September 16, 2013
Paper Scrap Fall Trees Craft Project

We’re just starting to see some fall colors in our neighborhood, which makes me so happy. I love fall! Even though we’re still a few days away from the official first day of autumn, my girls and I were ready to start some fall crafting projects. We kicked things off with these whimsical paper tree […]

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Turkey Taco Pie for an Easy Family Dinner

by Marie September 13, 2013
Baking Turkey Taco Pie for Dinner

We are big fans of mexican food. My kids gobble up tacos, enchiladas, and burritos. For today’s dinner, I’ve partnered up with Butterball to bring you another family favorite recipe for our Turkey Taco Pie. It’s a great way to serve up everyone’s favorite food in a new way, helping to spice things up. Yes, […]

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Personalized Pencil Mugs for Teacher

by Marie September 12, 2013
Personalized Pencil Mugs makeandtakes.com

It’s that time of year… back to school! With my kids settling in, it’s time to cheer on our teachers and let them know we’re excited for this new school year. To help celebrate these fabulous people, I’ve partnered up with Scotch Expressions to make something fun, flashy, and personalized. Jazz up a plain ‘ol mug […]

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Underwater Silhouette Paintings

by Amy September 9, 2013
Underwater silhouette paintings

Here’s a fun art project that has a little of everything – some painting, a little experimenting with a new technique, cutting, gluing, and drawing. These underwater silhouette paintings start with a watercolored background, plus a little rubbing alcohol to make a bubbly effect. Then, paper and marker silhouette shapes are added to complete the […]

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Caramel Apple Trail Mix

by Marie September 5, 2013
Caramel Apple Trail Mix

Guest Post from Lindsay of Life and Kitchen Trail mix is the best. It’s a real life-saver when you’re standing in the middle of your kitchen on a Sunday night thinking about what you can put in your child’s lunch box that is easy to throw together, but good enough that she’ll eat it instead […]

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10 Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids

by Amy September 4, 2013
Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids

My girls love cooking and doing experiments, so food science experiments are like the best of both worlds for them. It’s amazing how many different experiments you can do with a few simple pantry items and foods from the fridge. I asked my girls to help me round-up some of our favorite kitchen science experiments […]

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