crafts

Why I’m crazy and cloth diapering this time.

January 22, 2013

If you would have told me 5 years ago that I would cloth diaper, I would probably laugh in your face. However, back then I was on the fence about breastfeeding, would have never considered co-sleeping, and wouldn’t have given attachment parenting a second look. Having a kid does things like that to you. You […]

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Family, fun, and frivolous fall!

September 18, 2012

Fall is the season where I finally begin to venture out again. The heat is beginning to dissipate, the days are cloudy just enough to break up the monotony of the sun, the longer sleeves and cardigans get moved up to the front of the closet. Here is what I’ve been up to lately. When […]

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Tutorial: Recovering a Lampshade

September 16, 2012

My grandmother likes projects. I think I get it from her. She’s constantly redecorating her house, and lately she’s been tired of the red bedroom she has and she has recently opted for a black and white theme. It’s very Parisian.  I also inherited another thing from her — never pay full price for anything, […]

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A sign for B’s room – free printable!

August 6, 2012

I really wanted a new picture for B’s wall without spending a lot of money. I decided to make one in Photoshop and then print it out via Shutterfly or another company. (Hopefully I’ll get motivated to print it soon!) I thought about using a Bible verse that dealt with something along the “You are […]

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Birthday Party Plans… or lack thereof.

March 14, 2012

Birthday date? Check. Birthday Party theme? Check. Birthday guests? Check. Birthday Budget? Negative. Is it bad that I’m really not making a big deal out of Belle’s birthday this year? I mean, we’re only inviting family and having cupcakes and ice cream (maybe a few finger sandwiches). I started out planning an elaborate plan – […]

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Car Organizer Tutorial

January 24, 2012

One of my dearest friends has the most fabulous sense of style.  She likes gifts – nothing perfect, just thoughtful. She spends so much time driving I’m almost convinced she lives in her car. She’s constantly going to job sites and all her papers and stuff are often thrown around in a hurry to get […]

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Applesauce Ornaments

December 5, 2011

We’ve been doing Advent activities and one of my childhood favorites is Applesauce Ornaments! It’s an easy activity and it makes the house smell WONDERFUL! Want the recipe? Here you go! Applesauce Ornaments 1 cup applesauce 1 cup cinnamon so, equal parts of applesauce (I use unsweetened) and cinnamon! Mix together into a dough. Roll […]

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Tutorial Tuesday: Advent Calendar

November 29, 2011

Okay, so I posted this over at The Paper Mama a few weeks ago.  Now, I think it’s a good time to post it here, but if you are looking for any amazing crafts and good ideas for Christmas, you should totally go look over at her blog.  Not only is she wonderful (and her […]

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Tutorial Tuesday (on Wednesday): Simple rag wreath.

October 12, 2011

I made this yesterday and I couldn’t WAIT to share it with you!  I didn’t take pictures of it step by step like I would a “real” tutorial, but I’ll tell you how I made it so that you can easily make your own! Here was my old fall wreath: Pretty good for my first […]

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Adventures in Play Dough Land

September 19, 2011

Today I decided to bite the bullet and make some play dough for the munchkin.  I had a few reasons why I didn’t want to include play dough in this house, mainly because I liked the idea that playing with play dough was reserved for our trips to Stages and I didn’t want a mess […]

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