Handmade Christmas Cards

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The holidays are here and Christmas presents are on the brain! I made these oh-so-pretty cards last year, and I plan on making more. Perhaps this year I'll actually give them away to someone. Orrr just keep them for myself again. Who knows. I'm a big fan of stationery. I think the written word is dying on us, so I do my best to correspond with it. I especially believe in thank you notes! Even … [Read more...]

Sharpie Mugs

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I'm not decorating for Christmas yet (Hello? Thanksgiving, anyone?), but I sure am thinking about Christmas presents already. I made these mugs last year, and they were a hit. Let's talk about easy directions first, shall we? Buy some mugs at the dollar store. Wipe the mugs down with rubbing alcohol (I don't know why--just do it), and either use a craft cutter or some shaped stickers to place … [Read more...]

Care Package Idea

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My best friend is going through some stuff right now, and he lives far away. Nothing more frustrating than a friend in need when you can’t physically be there, eh? So I sent a care package to make him (and me) feel better. I think a care package is pretty personal, so it’s not like I can tell you exactly what to put in one. I chose candy (duh), some of his favorite vices (celebrity magazines), … [Read more...]

Flashback Friday

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So the new projects around here are coming along slowly. Not even really surely at this point. In an effort to be all, “Hey, remember when I did that?” or “You’re new here, have you seen this?”, I thought I’d do some flashbacks of projects past.  Some DIY bookshelves, anyone? Unfortunately one of the shelves’ books has been replaced with a mirror and a bunch of perfume bottles. Sigh…she’s getting … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Purse

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand provided by ShurTech Brands, LLC for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I'm pretty sure my Duck Brand® obsession is out of control.  Rolls and rolls around the house, and I don't see it getting any better anytime soon. I find it's especially fun with holiday items. I made a  Valentine’s Day craft with it this year, and it went … [Read more...]

Finger Knitting

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So I put a picture on Instagram of me doing some finger knitting. I wasn't even going to write a post on it, but then I kept getting e-mails from people asking about it. Shows how clueless I can be, eh? To say that knitting is foreign to me is an understatement, so I was pretty skeptical that this would work. Well by-golly it did!  I sat down with a skein (I looked that up) of yarn and spent a … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Corkboard

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It's not Christmas yet, so I still have time to post about my daughter's Christmas cork board. I love it; she loves it. Win/win. Of course, I have no artistic skills whatsoever, so I relied on good ol' ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape to help with...well, basically everything. The supplies are easy enough. I used-- An inexpensive frame Some cork board (duh) Sparey adhesive A yardstick A … [Read more...]

Cheap Halloween Decorations

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Happy Monday! Fall is here (woo hop!), and I've been doing a little Halloweening around the place. I'm not decorating the mantel this year (gasp!!), so a little vignette in the dining room will have to do. It's rather unhealthy how drawn I am to Halloween decor, so I vowed to purchase the least expensive items I could find. That, of course, forced me to be a little creative with how I used … [Read more...]

Duck Tape® Flower Headband

I have a bit of an obsession with Duck Tape® right now. Well, more specifically, my daughter has an obsession with Duck Tape® right now. That girl has some pretty mad skills when it comes to creating things with this stuff, and we had some fun making things together the other day! Duck Tape® brand is running a Stuck at Prom® contest right now, so we made a couple of accessories that we … [Read more...]

DIY Acrylic Tray

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Well, happy Monday! Hopefully you had a good weekend. I mostly rested up from a cold that just wouldn't let go, but I did get to stop into Hobby Lobby for a bit of retail therapy. I had an "aha" moment while I was there. You know--one of those where you're all, "Duh! Why didn't I think of that sooner?!" I won't over-word this one. It's pretty self-explanatory. Hobby Lobby has a bunch of these … [Read more...]

Be My Valentine

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If there's one thing I'm really good at, it's being late. Better late than never? Regardless, here's a couple of things we did for the big ol' day of love around here. Miss Little's Valentine's box had to be out of recycled materials this year--meaning it had to be from a cereal box, oatmeal container, etc. After looking around and putting some ideas together, she settled on an Valentine's iPod … [Read more...]

DIY Jewelry Tray

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Happy Monday! When I organized Little One's closet, I alluded to all the work that went behind finding all the coordinating colors for everything. Basically, this is how the items started out. A bunch of hodge podge colors that would have looked pretty random in that space. Today, we're gonna focus on the black tray. It was a little too "David Hasselhoff meets Don Draper" for her, so I attacked it … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Mailboxes {Lowe’s Creative Ideas}

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Happy middle of the week to you! So far, we've been hit with the flu and temperatures so low the snow crunches under your feet. If you don't know what that sounds like, then you've never had those temperatures. :) Maybe this little project will warm your heart. Get it? Warm?? For my Lowe's project this month, Valentine's Day is the theme. Seems appropriate enough, eh? What? You don't think you … [Read more...]

Halloween Tissue Box

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I guest posted over at Eighteen 25 a little while ago, and I thought I'd share with my readers (Holla!) what's going on with the ol' Halloweening. While I didn't really do much last year, I did make this. It seems those Eighteen25 girls keep my Halloween butt in gear, eh? Soooo....I got a bit of a start on something this year. I shopped the house and realized that I bought this tissue box … [Read more...]

Dollar Store Decor {Halloween Decorating}

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Don’t get too upset with me. I haven’t really started decorating yet. But I did do some shopping this weekend, and I couldn’t resist some dollar store finds. I always blame them for jumpstarting my holiday decor. How could I walk away from these cuties? For $1.00! My favorite part is that I know I won’t keep them this way. A little spruce here; a little tweak there… It’s fun to add a little … [Read more...]