Unique Handmade Mother’s Day Crafts

I love you to the moon and back Mother's Day craft

I am blown away by what my kids made me for Mother’s Day this year. This is the front page of an “I Love Mom” books he made me – this flower is SO PRETTY and 3D, sticking up from the page. It looks like cupcake liners, except I think it’s actually bulletin board decorations [...]

Love Letter to Your Child – Valentine’s Day Printable

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Are you looking to do something special and unique for your child/ren this Valentine’s Day? Why not print this love letter to your child and fill it with lovely words and thoughts? What’s your favorite memory with your child? What did you think when you met your child for the first time? What’s your favorite [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Fifty-One & Fifty-Two} #happinessis

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2013 WAS a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so very many things [...]

Toddler Play Felt Tree Craft

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Are you looking for a solution to the Toddler Kills the Tree™ syndrome? Welcome guest contributor Kristin, mother to five, who has a really smart and cute idea she implemented in her home I just had to have her share with you! I love Christmas. Like, really really love it. As in, I’m-looking-for-Christmas-things-on-Pinterest-in-July kind-of love it. [...]

Recycled Wax Melts as Drawer Sachets and Fresheners

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I am ADDICTED to wax melts and warmers right now. My house smells like a bakery all.day.long with my HUGE collection of wax melts I’ve purchased from Scentsy and BHG. I love it so much! Here’s my box of wax melts so far. (I’m so addicted, I’m ordering and purchasing more as we speak! Eek!) [...]

DIY Felt Embellished Flip Flops Craft Tutorial

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Last week, you saw my yarn-tied embellished flip flops tutorial for my daughter. I’m so happy to share with you this new DIY felt embellished flip flops craft – aren’t they just ridiculously cute and adorable? My GOSH I have a lot of felt left over, too, I think I’ll be creating some cute accessories [...]

Adorable Yarn-Tied DIY Embellished Flip Flops for Back To School #summerofjoann

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This post is sponsored by Joann.com. Our mission this summer was to make summer fantastic and AWESOME! Most of it was spent outside, getting wet, and having fun playing games and riding bikes, but there were crafts and fun indoor activities, too! I had the spectacular idea to create some fun and crafty flip-flops for [...]

Fun With Watercolor Pencils!

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This post contains Amazon links. A couple weeks ago, my husband brought me home some Crayola watercolor pencils. I’ve been dying for some to create unique works of art with the kids to frame, and I knew these would be a fun experiment to attempt with the kids. Have you ever had one of those [...]

DIY Birthday Crowns

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This craft post is sponsored by Lance Snacks and DECA. We just celebrated my son’s ninth birthday last week. We invited his school-friend over to hang out and celebrate with us, but what he didn’t realize was that his friend was secretly bringing his bike over to ride because my son was getting a new [...]

DIY School Paper Holder and Glittery Clipboard

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Paper clutter is taking over my life! It’s mind-blowing just how much paper the kids bring home to me daily, on top of the junk mail and all the other crazy stuff kicking around. I knew I needed a solution, particularly for the mounds of school-related paperwork that get placed onto surfaces and then scattered [...]

Hair Bow Holder Tutorial – Recycled Craft

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While Christmas shopping at Target, I saw this gorgeous sparkly pink ribbon that I couldn’t resist purchasing. I popped it into my cart, and happily brought it home to make SOMETHING out if it that I loved. When I began wrapping presents, removing hangers from clothes, is when it hit me – what if I [...]

2013 Family Bucket List & To Dos.

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I don’t normally do New Year’s Resolutions – I aim to implement and achieve goals instead of planning unrealistic resolutions to “change” something about me that I don’t like. This year, however, I’m going to switch things up a little and do something different, and I’m reeeeeally excited about this — I’ve created our Family “Bucket List” [...]

Printable Holiday Savings Bank for Kids

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Are your children excited about the upcoming holiday and looking to earn a little extra money to buy something for you or for someone they love? I think the holidays are a great time to teach children about saving money for things to buy, whether for themselves or for others. There’s a lot of spending [...]

Sponge Bomb Tutorial

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In searching for summer fun awesomeness on Pinterest, I came across this adorable post idea for “Sponge Bombs.” (Not Sponge Bob, which I inadvertently say EVERY. FREAKING. TIME.) Sponge Bombs are essentially cut-up colorful kitchen sponges, zip-tied together* in the middle, and moistened to become wet sponge “balls” to throw and play tag with. Sounds spectacularly awesome, [...]

Flashback Friday – Fourth of July Ideas

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Yay! It’s Fridayyyyyyy, baby! To help make your Fourth of July plans that much sparklier, check out the Independence Day posts I’ve curated for you! I love these Fourth of July ideas, I hope you will, too! — Rachel Lacy, food writer over at 5MinutesforMom.com, has created some lovely Rice Krispies Treats Sparklers. What are [...]

Family Summer Daily To Do List

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I’m going to do my best, each day, to ensure everything gets done properly, ensuring everyone’s needs are met (including mine), and that we have a great time. It isn’t easy to remember everything with eleventy-billion kids running around here, though. To help me stay sane, I’ve created a Daily Summer Family To Do List. [...]

Flashback Friday – Fun Crafts for Kids

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TGIFIS, yo! (That’s, Thank God It’s Friday in Summer) I don’t know about you, but I am freakin’ READY to make summer ROCKIN’! And I plan to do that with a TON of awesome crafts and time spent with my kids this summer. Thought you might like a little inspiration on things to do if [...]

Decorating a San Antonio Fiesta Shoebox Parade Float

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This is our first year in San Antonio and our first year experiencing Fiesta, which began yesterday. I am excited to experience this celebration over the next week, and even more excited to witness how the schools get the kids involved, too. On the agenda at the elementary schools around the city today was what’s [...]

Nesting and Happy Baby Mail

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This weekend has been a flurry of wonderful weather, an excellent burst of energy, and lots and lots of nesting. It has felt marvelous to be on my feet all day (words you never thought you’d hear from a fully pregnant, ready-to-go-at-any-time, right?), and getting everything “ready” for this baby’s arrival. Slowly but surely I [...]

DIY Weekly Menu Board

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Pin It I told you a couple weeks ago my plan – to make a DIY weekly menu board for our meal plans each week. With a menu board, you create cards featuring all the dinner choices you make, making it super-easy to create a meal plan for the week, and showcase what’s “on deck” to [...]

How to Make Yarn Flowers

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I’m one of those macaroni necklace wearing moms. I would love to own tons of pretty jewelry, but it’s the sentimental stuff that really gets to my heart. I also love wearing stuff that has meaning behind it, a history, if you will. I adore supporting mom-made stuff, too (so, as you can imagine, Etsy [...]

Lookie! A Purple Knitting Loom Hat

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I have a thing for purple. With the softest, scrumptious, most delicious purple yarn I could find, I broke out my knitting loom and made this. Lookie! The above picture didn’t get the depth of purple-y-ness, so I held it near a window for you. Unfortunately, it lightened it up a little much. Believe it [...]

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi

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If you’re anything like me, you use toilet paper like it’s going out of style. Those paper tubes that are left seem craft-worthy, but what can you make from them? What about a pencil holder? Or an iPod holder on your desk? Or maybe a crayon holder for your kids while they color? Or new [...]

Easy Teacher Gift Craft “Thanks a Latte” Starbucks Gift Card

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Need an easy-to-make teacher gift to give this holiday? Look no further! I wanted to give each of my children’s FIFTEEN teachers (!!) a gift they could use in a fun and whimsical way. Knowing the popularity of Starbucks nowadays, I thought a “Thanks a Latte” card might be a cute way to present giving [...]

Gingerbread Man Coloring Page

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We had fun creating crafts yesterday. We colored in our Gingerbread Man and then added googly eyes and foam piece buttons. Today my daughter wants to add glitter to him, too. Want to create your own masterpiece with your kids or students? Let me know if you choose to download and what you ultimately come [...]

Cheap Homemade Christmas Decorating Ideas

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Are you looking for inexpensive Christmas decorating ideas? I love finding new and inventive ways to decorate for the holidays while pinching pennies. The decorating ideas I showcase here are also excellent crafts to do with children. Between you and me, I love shopping end-of-the-season deals for the “bigger” stuff, when things are marked drastically [...]

Thanksgiving Coloring Sheets and Printables

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If you’re like me, with kids home all week, you’re looking for coloring sheets and activities for your kids to do for Thanksgiving. My kids are busy at work with what I’ve found – want to try these for yourself? Check ‘em out! Break out the crayons and color a festive fall scene with Disney Family Fun’s [...]