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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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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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Updating a Christmas Classic : Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt dough ornaments are one of those rights-of-passage crafts that every kid should get to enjoy – and every parent should get to experience on the “other side”. Salt dough is easy to make, super inexpensive, and practically indestructible. Give the old classic a modern twist with metallics, glitter or a monochromatic scheme. Preheat your […]

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Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls

I’m a big believer in ritual and tradition.  One of my greatest joys as a wife and mother is creating and cultivating them for our little family.  Early in Claudia’s babyhood, I decided we needed a Christmas breakfast custom.  Cinnamon rolls seemed the perfect choice.  They can be assembled the day before and left to […]

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Turkey Counting Puzzle: If I Could Make This, So Can You

So there I was, feeling inadequate as a meal planner, home decorator, and human being.  You know: Pinterest.  Just before I succumbed to the particular form of despair that overtakes those who know only two ways to tie a scarf, I stumbled upon an adorable–and seemingly doable–felt Christmas tree activity.  It’s too early in the year […]

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Halloween Crafts for Kids

I’m willing to bet that every store you visit is full of Halloween decorations and costumes now that October is only a weekend away! If you are anything like me then you must be super excited! This is a time to be fun, spooky, and creative with monsters and more.  Around the 2nd week of September, […]

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I Can Do That! DIY Halloween Sign for the Non-Crafter

Nothing shouts Holiday Spirit like lovingly (or painstakingly?) DIY-ed decorations, but not every mama was born with a glue gun in one hand and grosgrain ribbon in the other. Fear not, my non-crafty friends! With the help of my best friend Hobby Lobby, some pre-cut lettering and two sheets of crafting paper, this project is […]

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