Favorite 2012 Posts from M&T Contributors

by Marie January 10, 2013
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Have I told you how much I love my contributors?! They are the best, some of the most talented writers, bloggers, women in the biz. I’m blessed to have them on my team sharing fabulous content with us all. I’m highlighting some of their posts today, some of their best from 2012. Go to them […]

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Sweet and Crunchy Tortilla Snowflakes

by Amy January 9, 2013
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My daughters have been reminding me that we forgot to cut paper snowflakes during our December advent activities. So, I knew they would enjoy this snack-time surprise – making crunchy tortilla snowflakes dusted with powdered sugar. These are so simple and fun to make, perfect for a cold winter day when you’re stuck inside. Tortilla […]

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10 Most Popular Posts of 2012

by Marie January 8, 2013
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Doesn’t it seem like 2012 came and went in a flash? I’m still having a hard time remembering to add the “13″ to my dates! But alas, we had a great year with a lot happening in the craft and DIY world. I’ve gathered some of my our most popular projects and recipes from this […]

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Paper Tube Snowflake Stamps

by Marie January 7, 2013
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We are continuing our paper tube stamping series with something fun for winter: snowflakes. We’re cutting the bottoms of our paper tubes into strips to create a few snowflake-shaped stamps. For a quick refresher, here’s our other shapes we’ve been crafting and stamping with paper tubes: 1. hearts 2. snowman 3. apples 4. pumpkins Supplies for Snowflake […]

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Our Holiday Vacation at The Grand America Hotel

by Marie January 4, 2013
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We have just spent the holidays in Utah visiting with friends and family, as well as taking some time to enjoy the snow! This year, we’re all gussied up fancy-like and staying in a hotel. Not just any hotel people. It’s The Grand America… angels signing! It was gorgeous, cozy, and just what our family […]

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Felt Scalloped Wreath For Your Front Door

by Marie January 4, 2013
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I’m always on lookout for new wreath ideas, it’s fun to mix things up every now and then don’t you think? This darling felt scalloped wreath from Infarrantly Creative caught my eye at the Make and Takes Spotlight and looks like just the kind of project I’d like to spend an afternoon creating. Here are a few more wreath […]

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Creamy Corn Chowder Will Make Everyone Happy

by Marie January 3, 2013
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I don’t know what constitutes the difference between a chowder and a soup, but I do know that this white cheddar corn chowder I stumbled upon at the Make and Takes Spotlight sounds kind of amazing. I can’t wait to give it a try! Check out these links for more yummy recipes to try! Braised kale with toasted breadcrumbs […]

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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken And Biscuits

by Marie January 1, 2013
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Mmmm…is there anything better than coming home on a cold day to some good old fashioned comfort food? I think I’ll give these slow cooker creamy chicken and biscuits I found over at the Make and Takes Spotlight a try ASAP!   More taste bud tingling treats below: Flaky pumpkin biscuits with maple cinnamon butter Bacon in the oven! […]

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Holiday Card Re-Do: Send Out New Year’s Cards Instead!

by Marie December 31, 2012
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Didn’t quite get around to holiday cards this year? Don’t feel too bad! How about sending out New Year’s cards instead? I spotted these DIY postcards from Idlewife at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d be perfect!   More New Year’s fun: New Year’s Family Motto New Year’s Eve Poppers Personalized Kid’s Cups […]

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Party Ideas for Your New Year’s Eve Celebration

by Marie December 28, 2012
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Can you believe we’re another year down? It’s going by way too fast. But alas, 2013 is right around the corner. Start practicing writing your “13″!! We’ll be having some fun with family on New Year’s. Below are ideas for games, crafts, and projects for the kids. New Year’s Eve Poppers: made with wrapping paper […]

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Marinated Mozzarella Balls, The Perfect Party Appetizer!

by Marie December 27, 2012
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My mouth is watering just thinking about these marinated mozzarella balls from The Perfect Pantry. Spotted at the Make and Takes Spotlight, I think these would make a delightful party appetizer, or even just for snacking!   More tasty yummies: Pesto with sun dried tomatoes  Radicchio slaw rice rolls Toasting and sugaring almonds

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Gingerbread Muffins? Don’t Mind If I Do!

by Marie December 26, 2012
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How about some gingerbread muffins from Pastry Affair for your cold winter mornings? Spotted these lovelies over at the M&T Spotlight and now I must give them a try! The recipe calls for real ginger, not ground, I’m drooling already! More tasty breakfast treats: Pop Up Pancakes Pear Muffins with Honey Oat Toppings Whole Wheat Blender […]

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Wrapping Up Our Holiday ABC Series

by Marie December 23, 2012
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We made it through the entire alphabet for the holidays, yippee! All the way from A to Z. So much crafting and baking for this special season. Phew! Here is all of our letter activities in one handy place. Happy Holidays! A is for Advent B is for Bells C is for Candy Cane D […]

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Super Cute Snowman Ornament Made From Recycled Keys

by Marie December 21, 2012
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Got a bunch of old keys hanging around? I spotted a great way to use them up over at the M&T Spotlight by recycling them into snowman ornaments from Crafty Amanda, so cute and a great way to get your kiddos in on the fun! More fun winter crafts for kids: Make Your Own Snowboarding […]

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Re-Fashion Your Fashion

by Sabrena December 21, 2012
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Hello my pretties! I am in an absolute stupor as I write — Christmas is just four days away?!?! I trust that amidst the red holly wreaths and mistletoe you’re finding new and creative ways to get a little more green in your Holiday cheer. Since Santa’s big night is just around the corner, that means that […]

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Holiday ABC Series: Z is for Zig-Zag

by Marie December 20, 2012
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Yes, I’m kinda going out on a limb there, but the letter Z was a hard letter to craft for our Holiday ABC series. It was either zebras, zig-zags or a zipper! I chose to make some zig-zag glitter trees, using a little glitter to help them sparkle. Supplies for Zig-Zag Glitter Trees: white craft glue […]

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Easy Eggnog Ice Cream Floats

by Lindsey December 20, 2012
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A few years ago I was spending time with my husband’s uncle and aunt.  My husband’s uncle loves eggnog, as do I.  He asked me if I’d ever had it mixed with soda.  (I hadn’t, but I was intrigued.)  He likes to mix his with lemon-lime soda or cola.  Both are great.  And it got […]

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Holiday ABC Series: Y is for Yarn Poms

by Marie December 19, 2012
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These mini yarn pom poms for our letter Y in our Holiday ABC series are so much fun to make. Your kids can help by doing the wrapping. It’s the perfect craft to make for fun holiday decor. Supplies for Mini Yarn Pom Poms: colorful yarn – 3-4 feet per pom scissors 1. Wrap your choice of […]

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Display Christmas Cards and Art

by Melissa December 19, 2012
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You know, it’s hard to have all those gorgeous Christmas cards perfectly on display. If you’re like me, you don’t have anything yet to display those lovely cards from people you love. Or perhaps you’re miss popular and your current system is getting overloaded with holiday cheer? Why not make an easel, or five? I […]

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Holiday ABC Series: X is for Cross-Stitch

by Amy December 18, 2012
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We’re stitching up rows of X’s with a Cross-Stitched Tree for our Holiday ABC Series and the letter X. This is a fun introduction to cross-stitch for older kids and grown-up beginners, too! Simply-shaped Christmas trees are the perfect beginner project to introduce kids to the art of making pictures with rows and rows of […]

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