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What’s wrong with being “that Pinterest mom”-

What’s wrong with being “that Pinterest mom”?

We’ve all heard of the Pinterest mom: The one who gets weirdly territorial about the cupcakes for the first-grade class party, who throws out words like “tablescape” and “dragée” while the rest of us just smile and nod and avoid eye contact. When I hear someone say “Pinterest mom” aloud there’s always that slightly dismissive […]

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How To Gallery Wall with Framebridge

Hanging a Gallery Wall in Five Easy Steps

Alamo City Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with Framebridge to provide info about affordable and stylish home decor for busy families.  Creating a great gallery wall can be an overwhelming undertaking. There are so many possibilities—prints, art, photos, family photos, art objects, kids’ art—and how to frame or coordinate them all is a whole […]

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Easy and Inexpensive DIY Tutus

Easy and Inexpensive DIY Tutus

Am I the last one to realize how easy it is to make a tutu? Tutus are adorable, but I don’t always like the gigantic ones you see in stores…or the price tag that goes with them. I knew I wanted a tutu for my little ladybug’s Halloween costume, but I couldn’t find exactly what […]

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DIY Foldable Scrapbook

DIY Foldable Scrapbook

I love scrapbooking.  Preserving memories on beautifully laid out pages with perfectly coordinated papers and accents is nirvana for my creative yet slightly OCD mind.  I list scrapbooking as an interest or hobby when filling out any “about me” questionnaire.  I spent an entire summer morphing our spare bedroom into a “craft” room, finally putting […]

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spring themed random acts of kindness

Spring Time Random Acts of Kindness

Random acts of kindness are a wonderful way to brighten someones day – and sometimes it seems that after the winter holiday season passes the enthusiasm for RAKs (as random, or planned, as they may be) dies down. Vivi is learning to give (and loving it) and I want to nurture that. We’ve “Egged” our […]

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Preserving Family Memories – The Easy Way

The summer between sophomore and junior year in college, my roommate Katie and I scrapbooked our summer away. In between summer school classes, we’d marathon-watch movies and cut, glue, embellish, and tape our memories from the last year onto 12×12 pages and put them in our three post binders. We spend a LOT (like, a […]

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kids valentines

Five DIY Kids’ Valentines Ideas for the Not-So-Crafty

When I hear the words “kids” and “crafts” in the same sentence, I confess I always cringe a little. Many projects that are supposed to be fun quickly lose their luster when I discover that either (1) my child has little interest in actually completing them; (2) they involve messy materials and tiny pieces that […]

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