Crochet-A-Day: Grapefruit Coaster Crochet Pattern

by Marie February 7, 2014
Horizontal Grapefruit Coaster

For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Lauren from Daisy Cottage Designs sharing a guest post for her Grapefruit Coaster Crochet Pattern. It’s super fresh and fun, can’t wait to try it! Guest post by Lauren of Daisy Cottage Designs Grapefruits are one of my favorite foods – I have always loved their fresh, tangy flavor. […]

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To Die For Double Chocolate Brownies

by Rachel February 7, 2014
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Move over brownie box mix! These double chocolate brownies immediately caught my eye! Thank you Kristin, from Pastry Affair, for sharing this mouth watering recipe with us! This homemade brownie with a big glass of milk sounds so delicious! Here are more yummy dessert recipes: Muffin Tin Brownies Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes No-Bake Biscoff Cookies

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Phone Cozy

by Marie February 6, 2014
Crochet a Phone Cozy @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

It’s time to work on your double crochet stitching skills with our next Crochet-A-Day series tutorial. This simple Crochet Phone Cozy will be the perfect project for your day, and will keep your cell phone nice and snug! You can make these as simple or as intricate as you’d like, adding more colors of yarn to […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Bow Tutorial

by Marie February 5, 2014
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On to our next featured crochet pattern for our Crochet-A-Day series! It’s a super simple, you can do this, project… Crochet Bow Tutorial from Craftiness is not Optional! These darling little bows are the perfect project to crochet in a day. If you’re making them for a little girl’s hair bow or a little boy’s bow […]

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Cookie Cutter Toast Stamping

by Amy February 5, 2014
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Toast is a breakfast staple around our house – the kids can make it themselves and choose their favorite toppings and spreads. How about an easy and kid-pleasing way to dress-up your morning toast? Just grab some cookie cutters and get stamping! I often use cookie cutters to cut shapes out of bread, especially for […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Bunting Necklace

by Marie February 4, 2014
DIY Crochet Bunting Necklace by caughtonawhim.com for @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Erica from Caught on a Whim sharing a guest post for her Crochet Bunting Necklace tutorial. It’s too cute!  Guest post by Erica of Caught on a Whim One of the things I love most about crochet is how easy it is to make unique and […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Crochet Bracelet with a Button

by Marie February 3, 2014
Crochet a Bracelet Bangle @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

We started with some chain stitch wrapping ribbon and a chain stitch necklace in our Crochet-A-Day series. Now let’s up the ante by adding in the single crochet stitch. You can do it, I’ll guide you through, cuz’ we’ll need to make loads of these Crochet Bracelets with Buttons! I promise, you won’t be able to […]

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10 DIY Ideas for a Winter Olympics Party

by Rachel February 3, 2014
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Does your family love the Olympics as much as my family? It is our favorite! We have it on all day and we don’t even change the channel to watch anything else! It makes me feel so patriotic and proud of our country. Sometimes we get together with our friends and have a little Olympic […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Chain Stitch Necklace

by Marie February 2, 2014
Wrapping Chain Stitch Necklace @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

We’re still on the chain-train, woot woot, with our Crochet-A-Day series! Head over to our last post about Chain Stitch Wrapping Ribbon for a quick tutorial on making a long crocheted chain stitch piece. Now we’re going to be chaining yarn ’til our fingers fall off, crocheting Chain Stitch Necklaces! These necklaces make great gifts […]

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Crochet-A-Day: Chain Stitch Wrapping Ribbon

by Marie February 1, 2014
Chain Stitch Crochet Wrapping Ribbon @makeandtakes.com #crochetaday

We begin our Crochet-A-Day series with something quick and easy, wanting you to dive in and get your hands wet. This project couldn’t be simpler to start with… Chain Stitch Wrapping Ribbon! Give your gift a little extra handmade love! handmade + gift giving = LOVE Chain Stitch Wrapping Ribbon Supplies: yarn – any color or […]

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Get Ready to Crochet-A-Day All Month Long

by Marie February 1, 2014
Lets Crochet a Day @makeandtakes.com

By now you probably know I’m a little addicted to crochet! Since learning to crochet, just over a year ago, I just. can’t. stop. I love making all kinds of things, but I especially like the projects you can “make and take” in just a day. So I’m starting this Crochet -A- Day series, sharing […]

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7 Warm Ways to Decorate for Winter

by Rachel January 31, 2014
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This has been a very chilly winter, hasn’t it? Sometimes when it’s too cold outside, we can get a little stir crazy. Decorating your house with cute DIY projects can give you a creative outlet and exercise your mind! These 7 warm ways to decorate for winter will help you get out of your funk! […]

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Mod Podge Rocks Peel & Stick Stencils

by Marie January 30, 2014
Mod Podge Rocks Peel and Stick Stencils

Hey all you Mod Podge fans! Ready for something to blow your mind?! How about this new line of fantastic peel and stick stencils from the ever amazing Amy of Mod Podge Rocks?! I’m happy to call Amy my friend and so thrilled about her new line of stencils she’s created with Plaid. It’s one […]

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Creating Heart Yarn Art

by Marie January 30, 2014
Making Kids Craft Heart Yarn Art @makeandtakes.com

We’re back with another fun Craftspiration video for a Valentine’s Day Heart Yarn Art. Get out the glue, wind up the yarn, and you’ll be able to whip up this simple and crafty piece of art. Perfect for your loved ones! We’re sharing how to outline our heart with more and more hearts to fill […]

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Endive, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Lettuce Wraps

by Marie January 29, 2014
Blue Cheese Endive Appetizer @makeandtakes.com

The big football weekend is here and we’ll be hosting a party, being a big football family and cheering on our Seattle SEAHAWKS!! Wahoo! And I’ve partnered with Marzetti® on a recipe for our guests to munch on. These are delicious Endive and Bacon Lettuce Wraps, drizzled with Marzetti® Chunky Blue Cheese dressing. I’ve just been […]

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Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Treat Bags

by Rachel January 28, 2014
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I just love this Valentine’s Day printable for sweet little treat bags! This super cute and free printable was found on the M&T Spotlight page by Army Wife to Subrban Life! What a great alternative to buying kid’s Valentine cards at the store! Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it so let’s get […]

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4 Tips for Family-Friendly Outdoor Winter Fun

by Marie January 27, 2014
Kids in Winter

Whether you’re off on a winter ski trip or just making snowmen in the backyard, I’ve got a few tips to help make your experience a little easier on everyone. Being a big snow sport family, we’ve learned a trick or two for keeping kids happy throughout the snow day. Here are 4 tips to […]

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Pom Pom Valentine Love Bug Magnets

by Marie January 24, 2014
Cute Valentine Pom Pom Lovebugs @makeandtake.com

This Valentine’s we’re crafting cute little love bug magnets for my children’s classmates. Yep… 75 of these will be made between my 3 kids. Lots of pipe cleaners and googly eyes!! For a little added fun, my son is turning his bugs into aliens and monsters by gluing on only one big googly eye in the […]

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Valentine Airplane Hearts

by Lucy January 23, 2014
Valentine Heart Airplanes for Kids @makeandtakes.com

I’m thrilled to officially introduce you to my super crafty daughter, Lucy. You’ve seen her in our videos for Craftspiration and on our Make and Takes YouTube page. I love how much fun we have crafting together. Well, she has come up with a bunch of her own fun kid’s craft ideas and this is […]

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Easy Buffalo Chicken Empanadas

by Nina January 22, 2014
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Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner, are you ready?  Excited?  Pumped?!  I sure am, but not for the football.  I’m one of those people who literally knows nothing about football and will just nod in agreement whenever the topic comes up, but I do know one thing about the game. Game day means […]

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