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I’ve Been Crocheting a Few Little Lovelies

The crocheting never seems to stops around here. There are too many fabulous projects to try. I’ve only just begun to dip my “hook” into the amazing ideas out there. So here are just a few things I’ve been crocheting… Continue Reading →

Beautiful Bouquets of Tissue Paper Flowers for Spring

I’ve made some of these tissue paper flowers before but I was reminded of how fun they are when I came across this tutorial from the Usual Mayhem at the Make and Takes Spotlight. Can’t wait to bust out my stash… Continue Reading →

Simple Summer Pasta Salad

Summer is on it’s way. Can you feel it? Even here in Seattle we are seeing some sun. So I say it’s time to plan a backyard party, maybe even potluck style. If that’s the case with you, I’ve got… Continue Reading →

Moms Love Handmade Cupcake Liner Flowers

Moms love anything handmade by their kiddies. That goes for these cute cupcake liner flowers as well. I happen to know Grandmas love them too. So you might want to craft up a few of these with the kids and… Continue Reading →

Bright and Fun DIY Rainbow Zipper Pouch

Little totes are so handy to tuck away into your purse or backpack, I’m always on the hunt for a good one! Why not sew your own like this little rainbow zipper tote from Scattered Thoughts Of A Crafty Mom… Continue Reading →

Giveaway: Happy Mother’s Day Goodies

Hooray, it’s almost Mother’s Day. Hopefully this giveaway will be just what the family ordered. These are just a few fabulous things to help you have a wonderful Mother’s Day. So send over your spouse, kids, and parents to help you… Continue Reading →

Mini Crochet Circle Rings for Mom

These sweet little rings are just the pop of color you need to bring the bling! Mom will love these, you will love these. They are super simple, easy enough for the beginning crocheter. So let’s get started! Supplies for… Continue Reading →

Super Hero Stick Puppets Equal Hours Of Imagination

Puppet shows are always a win around these parts which is why I got excited when I spotted these darling super hero stick puppets from Create-Celebrate-Explore at the Make and Takes Spotlight. Craft up a few of these for hours… Continue Reading →

Scrap-Busting Friendship Trees

Guest post by Whitney of Rookie Moms My daughter Scarlett, age five, got into making friendship trees after watching a DVD of Ruby’s Studio in which the children on that program make them. It is an exercise in thinking about… Continue Reading →

DIY Tic Tac Toe Board Equals Hours of Fun

Use up some of your fabric scraps and make a cool DIY tic tac toe board like this one I spotted at the Make and Takes Spotlight seen on Sewing Secrets. My kids go bonkers for tic tac toe and… Continue Reading →

School Lunch Superhero to the Rescue

I’ve talked before about how our family participates in school lunch and how I’m happy with what my kids are being served. Well, I’m partnering up with the SNA and Tray Talk once again, an M&T sponsor, to talk about… Continue Reading →

Turkey Sausage and Vegetable Stir Fry

Summer is a-comin’, and you know what that means? I’m always on a big push to eat healthier and get this body into summer swimsuit shape! I’m actually hosting a “biggest loser contest” with my family – siblings, cousins, etc…. Continue Reading →

Felt Bedside Organizer Helps Cut the Clutter

Trying to find a way to organize my kids’ bedside tables is a constant struggle which is why I got excited after browsing the Make and Takes Spotlight and found this idea from Whimsy Love for a hanging bedside organizer…. Continue Reading →

Handmade Topiary Cards with Dried Flowers

Handmade cards add a perfectly finished touch to gifts for any occasion. In a world becoming more and more fast-paced and online, handmade cards are even more meaningful and important to give. Today I’d like to share a very simple… Continue Reading →

Celebrate Earth Day with Kid-Friendly Crafts

Happy Earth Day, everyone! I’m happy to share a few things to celebrate. First up, we’ve got our winner for our Earth Day DIY with Consumer Crafts, an M&T sponsor, and the giveaway for $250! Congrats to #4044 Ellen T! We’ll… Continue Reading →

Paint Drip Planters For Potted Bulbs

Bulb flowers are about to make their triumphant early Spring return and I could not be more thrilled. I’ve been seeing pots of them in various stores, ready to grow and think that this idea for paint drip planters from… Continue Reading →

Drip Dry “D-I-Y”

A few years ago, our dryer broke. And because our dryer broke twenty-plus of my sons “nappies” suddenly needed to find a home before they were useable again. It was also early Spring. Since it snows well into May in… Continue Reading →

Passing On the Real Meaning of Beauty, Dove Beauty Sketches

The newest video by Dove, Beauty Sketches, affected me more than I thought it would. Wait until you see it and you’ll know why. I have issues with my body, my features. It’s something I’ve always thought about, worried about,… Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie Makes For a Tasty Meatless Meal

I’ve been adding to my meat-free recipe collection and can’t wait to try this Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie from Food Fanatic I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight. Comfort food never looked so good! More tasty vegetarian recipes below:… Continue Reading →

Crochet Hearts for Loved Ones

In light of yesterday’s events surrounding the Boston Marathon, I thought it appropriate to share a little love. I’ve been making a set of crochet hearts to send to my sister-in-law, who recently lost her mother. I’m planning to package these… Continue Reading →

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