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DIY: love garland

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I’m crazy about garlands. Aren’t you? I love making them for my kids, my family, my friends, and just about any and every occasion. Today I am sharing with you how to make this colorful & artsy LOVE garland. It’s perfect for Valentine’s day (or any day) to give to the ones you love most. […]

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DIY: yarn star ornaments

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We made these this weekend and I love how they turned out. My vision of sitting with my girls by the fire, joyously wrapping pipe cleaners with yarn, was interrupted by reality. It snowed! So while the kids built sled ramps and threw snowballs at each other, I sat by the fire alone and made […]

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DIY: painted teacher gift tags

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It’s time to shower our wonderful teachers with gifts and handmade goodness. This year, I wanted to make our tags even more personal with little paintings. As an added surprise… on the back of the tags, the kids were able to fill in words that reminded them of their beloved teachers. I designed these tags […]

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our advent calendar

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I’ve become a total Advent Calendar Convert. A chance to gather up 24 perfect little pressies to share with my favorite child in the whole wide world? Count me in! Though sometimes I worry we’re spoiling Birdie rotten, in the end I try to include things that she can really use, not just random toys. […]

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DIY: wooden block photo holders

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If you have $20 and know how to use a drill, you can make 12 of these super cool photo holders! They are not only easy to make, they are an absolute necessity in our house. We live with real photographs everywhere. Each month they get switched out, depending on birthdays or holidays. (This set […]

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Make: hand printed fabric napkins

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Back in the day, I majored in textile design. I used to wile away my hours silk screening in the art department. I miss making fabric! I once had a dream of becoming a textile designer. Not that there isn’t still time (cue photo of Grandma Moses). I have always loved printing fabric. This tutorial […]

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DIY: felt birthday banner {no sew}

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Last weekend I had several hours by myself, if you can imagine. My husband had the girls, and my son played outside with his friends from the neighborhood for hours. It was my chance to make something! I could create all the mess I wanted, with no one telling me they were hungry or asking […]

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DIY: goblin garland

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I get a bit rebellious when it comes to Halloween. I am not a fan of black and orange as a duo and I can’t get excited over decorating my house with these colors. Therefore, every year I try and come up with something that sets the mood but doesn’t conform. Today, I present to […]

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my neighborhood is yours

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I’ve mentioned it before, but it’s been growing so much I think it’s time to mention it again. I’ve been creating a series of free printables for The Neighborhood, and I hear people really love them! I know I do. There are houses of all shapes and sizes, people and pets, a town square, a […]

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DIY: paperbag paintings

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If you are anything like me, you have at least 20 reusable grocery bags in your car….that you forget to bring into the store almost every time. Which leaves us with massive amounts of paper bags busting out of whatever space we have designated for paper bags. Well, now you’ll have another use for them! […]

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Art Lesson: Shapes Exploration

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A few months ago I bought this really cool Japanese stamp kit. I was a little intimidated by the foam shapes and cardboard pieces inside so I put it aside. Then my 4-yr old niece came to visit (who is adorable with her British accent and is really into naming shapes…I could listen to her […]

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DIY: sunburst paintings

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There is something so satisfying about an art project that combines coloring and math. It probably has to do with the whole left brain vs. right brain theory. Artists are usually considered more right brain thinkers, with math being more of a left brain function. But in reality, most people use both sides pretty well. […]

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DIY: marbleized paper quilt

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We have cousins visiting from London! My three kids are barely able to sleep at night they are so excited to wake up and play all day. One of the many family events we need to fit in to this visit is a 70th birthday party for their grandmother. I wanted to make something collaborative […]

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DIY bird paintings

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I’m a little bit fascinated with birds lately. I’ve been wanting to do an art project with them, so I went to the library to get some bird books. My vision was to have the kids choose a bird, read about it a little, draw it on a colored piece of paper, and then use […]

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DIY: flower crown

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Have you noticed flower accesories are taking over Pinterest and Etsy lately? Big, luscious, over-the-top cornucopias of florals. My favorite finds are the gorgeous headpieces. Every time I see one, I want one. But clearly in my day-to-day life it’s a rather useless accessory. I wonder what the moms at preschool pickup would say if […]

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