DIY

one hundred feet and some photos

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I wanted to share some photos with you that I took as part of a promotional campaign for the new movie The Hundred-Foot Journey. The goal is to fuse French and Indian culture using decor, DIY’s or recipes. I had such a blast working on something a little out of my usual confort zone! Though […]

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make: diy wooden bead dolls

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I suppose you could use wooden beads to make necklaces. We’ve done that, and they’re lovely things to wear. They’re much prettier than the plastic pony beads that are more common kids accessories. But today I thought I’d think outside of the box, are you with me? In fact, I’m thinking outside of a very specific […]

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worth 1000 words: crowded teeth landscapes

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There is really only one thing I have to say about these printables: I wish I’d designed them. Paper Island by Crowded Teeth, found via Mr. Printables.

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everyday to extraordinary: make these tea cups for your next tea party

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I recently visited the Children’s Museum of The Arts New York as a guest of American Express to learn about the new Amex EveryDay Credit Card (which I am an ambassador for). The current exhibit was all about the artful collection of everyday objects, and it reminded me that it’s possible to turn everyday things […]

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animal jam paper toy printables – appondale

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Animal Jam, in association with National Geographic, and Small for Big are starting a great new partnership! I’ll be creating printable animal toys for you to download, print, and assemble your own animals and environments: with a different land and its animals featured each month. Today marks the beginning of the series! Animal Jam, in association […]

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worth 1000 words: mr. moon

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I loved the print, and I love the DIY hack just as much. Read more about it over at Mommo Design.

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summer craft projects – stack’em high!

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After only a handful of summer vacation days, Birdie and I are still trying to figure out some sort of summer way of being. She wants to go places constantly, or have constant playdates. While I, on the other hand, would prefer some semblance of my own childhood: when days were endless and we played outside […]

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make: craft storage boxes with Duct Tape

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As arty folks everywhere know all too well: craft supplies multiply faster than rabbits. In my own life, it ebbs and flows. Every time I organize things and feel like I’m on top of it, a couple of months later I’ll look around and see several piles of miscellaneous new materials lurking! Why not use […]

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our favorite gift for dad on Father’s Day

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There are gifts that you will never be able to top. The gifts that combine heart, originality, and creativity all into a one-of-a-kind only-for-that-person kind of gift. That’s how I feel about this photo book Birdie and I made for her daddy two years ago. I wish I could just re-give it to him every […]

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6 summer crafts for you and the kids

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Summer is coming, and I am jumping around the house in anticipation. I always start making big mental lists of art and craft things to do with Birdie. I could say I do this to keep her occupied, but to be honest I love them just as much – or more – than she does! […]

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spring paper dolls with stylo magazine

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It’s been an amazing Spring full of fun opportunities for me. And I’m excited to begin sharing it all with you! Stylo Magazine’s second issue is out, and it’s another stunner. You’ll find beautiful fashions for kids that you can make yourself, and lots of inspiration even if you don’t have time to sew it. It’s […]

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DIY: printable mother’s day box of chocolates

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Mother’s Day is coming up fast! As a mom, my favorite gifts are always the handmade wonders my little Birdie presents to me. I’m always grateful that her school helps the kids make something for moms. This year I wanted to help her create something special. I think I’ve found just the thing. This printable […]

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DIY: crystal gem watercolor paintings for kids

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Little girls – and big girls too – love shiny sparkly things. My daughter is no exception. If it sparkles and glistens in the sun, she’s ready to hoard it! In fact, she already has 3 different (small) treasure chests, and would happily gather several more to hold her collections of crystals, jewels, and rocks. […]

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worth 1000 words: Giant Easter Egg

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Can you imagine if all of our Easter Eggs had this much room to doodle? Now that would be an Easter spread to remember. Download your own giant Easter egg coloring page from Mr. Printables.

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top 5 easter crafts

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I make a ton of lists. I have a feeling lots of bloggers behave this way. I’m not talking your average grocery list, or to-do list (though I definitely have a ton of those). I’m talking folders full of images, lists of future project ideas, lists of what I need in my future dream home. […]

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