Simple Sparkle Placecards

simple placecards

When Yahoo asked me to share their 11 fun glitter crafts, I was a little wary. Because although I love looking at glitter (it is so SPARKLY!), crafting with it can make me crazy. Glitter gets everywhere! But they have some awesomely creative glitter ideas that you just have to check out. And I came […]

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DIY No Slip Socks

finished no slip socks

When I take my son to indoor playgrounds, where the rules are no shoes, socks only, he has a blast. He runs around, climbs, slides, and has a great time. But when he runs from the padded carpet onto the smooth tile, sometimes, he slips. Small feet don’t have a lot of traction, and with […]

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Christmas Tree Box

completed box

Looking for a fun and easy way to wrap a simple gift this holiday? This little Christmas Tree box is so easy to make, and a fun craft to make with the kids! You’ll need a Christmas=tree shaped box, green paint, paintbrush, hot glue, and a mini light string. These are not LED lights – […]

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Beaded Angel Earrings

finished angel earrings

Do you ever wander through the bead aisles, looking at all the pretty beads? Sometimes, the companies put together strands that are perfect as-is. Like this one for making these angel earrings. I made a similar set of dragonfly earrings earlier this year. To make these earrings you’ll need: Angel bead string Earring Hooks Head […]

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Christmas Tree Lights Necklace

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This Christmas Tree Lights necklace doesn’t light up – but it is a whole lot of fun! One of the most popular pieces of holiday jewelry I’ve made this year, you can whip one up in about 10 minutes, and you get to say that you made it yourself! To make the necklace, you’ll need […]

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Button Jar Ornament

finished button tin ornament

This little ornament is made seriously adorable with the buttons inside! It is made from the same tin as the snowscape ornament, but is just a little simpler to make. To make this ornament you’ll need a little tin with a plastic insert in the lid, buttons, faux holly sprigs, ribbon, and hot glue. Fill […]

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Simple Holiday Teacher Gift

Simple Teacher Gift

Each day that my boys open another door on the advent calendar, it reminds me how close we are to the holidays… and how terribly behind I am! If you’re like me (and I’m fairly sure that anyone who didn’t start Christmas prep in December is in the same boat), then you need some quick […]

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Date Planning Book Becomes an Annual Scrapbook

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Gift Shop. All opinions are 100% mine. It took 6 years, but this year my husband and I finally spent a kid-free night away from home. It took an out-of-state, no-kids wedding to make it happen. Which helped us realize – we need […]

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How to Gift Swim Lessons

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Gift Shop. All opinions are 100% mine. Though I was a good swimmer before I was 3, my boys haven’t been as lucky. We haven’t spent enough of our summers near swimming pools, and I haven’t spent the time I should getting them […]

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Snowscape Ornament

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I finally have my Christmas Tree up! While most of my crafty friends have had their trees up for weeks, I’ve finally pulled out all my holiday decor, and started decorating the house. Hopefully all in time for our annual party this weekend. While I’m in the Christmas spirit, I made this little snowscape ornament. […]

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