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Caroline’s Room Plan

Whenever we paint around here my 4 year old gets super excited and asks if we are going to paint her room next. Since nothing in her room has really changed since she was born (minus the crib change out … Continue reading

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A Birthday Crown for Years

I recently made my niece a felt birthday crown. Happy Birthday Addy! As you can see below, she loved it. Without a doubt, loved it. Alright, so maybe not a fan of the birthday crowns yet but I know around … Continue reading

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Thankful Turkey – A Family Tradition

Each year I make a paper bag turkey and feathers for our family’s annual Thankful Turkey. He usually gets called Tom the Turkey or Ted the Turkey and we add thankful feathers onto him each day. Here’s a photo of … Continue reading

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Mystery Boxes…Do You Dare (Halloween Party 2013)

We had our annual Halloween party this past weekend and it was a lot of fun. As well as being quite tasty. But….not too healthy (only some of the butter we used). We may have cooked ourselves silly making sugar … Continue reading

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A Weekend Project

Why do weekend projects always end up taking until the following Thursday to complete? Maybe it’s just us but we can never seem to complete a project in the estimated time. Our family began collecting magnets several years ago as … Continue reading

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The Most Expensive Ruler, Ever!

Let me present to you the most expensive ruler ever. EVER! The problem with enjoying crafts is that when see an item you think, “I can make that.” When in reality, you should just by the item. It would save … Continue reading

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Paper Organizer for the Kitchen

¬†Ever since we moved into our house, almost three years ago, I have wanted a pin board in the kitchen – somewhere to hang school notes, store deals, and reminders. I was looking at an “extra” pile we had in … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Art Books

I love to buy artsy books for my kids (and sometimes me!) to draw with. Now don’t get me wrong, I fully believe in blank paper in order to create but sometimes it’s just fun to try drawing an alligator … Continue reading

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Art Holder for Markers, Crayons, Pencils, Glue Sticks, and Scissors

I have wanted an art holder for our kitchen table for awhile now. I looked around the garage and found an old tea light candle holder that I bought at Goodwill for $3 several years ago. My husband drilled the … Continue reading

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Cardboard Boxes – So Much Fun!

The last time I talked about Caroline’s super hero party it was concerning the scavenger hunt, bean bag toss, and the chest letters they received. Today it’s, “Exploring the City!” When I looked on pinterest for Caroline’s super hero party … Continue reading

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