Fashionable and Easy DIY Hair Ties

by Rachel October 22, 2013
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I see these hair ties in all my favorite stores but never end up buying them because they are a little bit too expensive. Well, I have good news! They are SO easy to make! I saw this tutorial on how to make them when I was scrolling through the M&T Spotlight page! Olivia from A Field […]

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Wax Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

by Amy October 21, 2013
Wax and tissue paper leaf sun catchers

My girls love decorating the windows around our house. They are a perfect canvas for all kinds of sun catcher projects. We often make things with clear Contact paper, but this time we made beautiful stained-glass leaves with wax paper and tissue paper. This is a fun and simple project for all ages! Supplies for […]

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Yarn Wrapped Mummy Ghost Bookmarks

by Marie October 18, 2013
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My daughter and I are at it again with a Halloween craft over at Craftspiration. These Mummy Ghost Bookmarks are a perfect craft to make and take for a Halloween party with family, friends, or classmates. It’s also a great way for kids to practice hand-eye coordination and small motor skills as they thread yarn […]

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Helping Women at Risk in Ethiopia

by Marie October 17, 2013
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I’m doing my part to #HelpWomenAtRisk! Between October 1-31, my friends Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest — co-authors of Minimalist Parenting — are donating 100% of royalties for books purchased via WOMEN AT RISK, an Ethiopian organization that helps women lift themselves out of prostitution. Join us! #HelpWomenAtRisk by purchasing Minimalist Parenting using this special Amazon […]

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The Dish on Fish

by Sabrena October 17, 2013
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In a moment of what is best described as “parental weakness,” I made the mistake of promising my precocious four year old that once he had his shots he could go to Red Lobster. Seduced by the cartoonish bright logo lobster, those claws had sunk deep into the marketing savvy yet impressionable mind of my […]

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3 Ways to Get Through Halloween Costume Anxiety

by Marie October 16, 2013
Halloween Costumes for Kids

I’m a pretty crafty person, so you’d think this wasn’t an issue for me. But every year seems to bring on a new level of Halloween costume anxiety. It comes for both me and the kids. We are thinking about this months in advance, but it always comes down to the final week of Halloween […]

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DIY for Kids: Witch Hat Straws

by Caroline Urdaneta October 15, 2013
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Today I am going to show you, quite possibly the easiest craft ever for halloween: Witch Hat Straws! Make these then serve your favorite spooky after school drink for the kids! These would also be fun for a Halloween party! To get started making these, you’ll need just a few simple supplies: card stock paper […]

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Mix and Match Monster Flip Book

by Amy October 14, 2013
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We keep our Halloween fun on the silly side around our house. My girls are not into scary! We had a great time drawing a stack of silly monsters together, then putting them together into a mix and match monster flip book. Wait till you see some of our creative and crazy monsters! To make […]

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Crochet a Pumpkin Stem Cozy

by Marie October 11, 2013
Cute Pumpkin Stem Crochet Cozy

I’m on a crochet kick for October with all kinds of fun pumpkin goodies! Today I’m sharing my cozy for a pumpkin stem. Those ouchy pokey stems are never fun to hold, so I’ve crocheted a simple cozy to cover up all snuggly! Note: Always hold your pumpkin from the base, never just the stem. […]

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Make Morning Fun with Breakfast Boards

by Marie October 10, 2013
Breakfast Boards for Kids

Guest post by Casey of Life with Roozle I was a picky eater as a kid. I didn’t like meat or cooked vegetables or anything spicy. I liked food that didn’t have a lot of flavor. My mom had three kids to feed and two were my very hungry older brothers, so my pickiness wasn’t […]

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Have a Slice of Chocolate Zucchini Bread

by Kristin October 9, 2013
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With the end of the harvest season near, I’ve been trying to snatch up the last of the produce from the farmer’s market before the frost sets in. Last weekend, with a chance of snow in the forecast, I gathered up as many tomatoes and zucchini as I could fit in my basket and brought […]

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National Costume Swap Day is Coming!

by Sabrena October 8, 2013
Upcycle Halloween Costumes

As many of you know, each Fall at the (Suite) Mangum household we try to find news ways to put a little more GREEN in our HALLOWEEN!  In year’s past, we’ve focused on the trick-or-treaters. Something about giving out apples, play-dough and fruit leather seems to serve as both trick AND treat. My better-half says […]

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Heavenly Chocolate Waffles

by Rachel October 7, 2013
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I love waffles and I love chocolate. Put the two together and I am a happy girl! I found these Chocolate Waffles a la Mode from the M&T Spotlight page made by Deborah of Taste and Tell. The ingredients and instructions are super simple  and I cannot wait to make them! Here are more yummy chocolate recipes: […]

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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
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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
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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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