The Dish on Fish

by Sabrena October 17, 2013
Pike Place Fish Market

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
make and takes two straws

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
monster-book-inside

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
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
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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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