round about: last minute halloween

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Are you actually done with all of your Halloween costume prep? Like, every little thing is ready to go, and you’re just waiting for Monday? Because, as usual, we are not. We haven’t even seen all of the pieces on her body at one time! Ack! This always happens. And knowing Birdie and her high […]

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worth 1000 words: those other halloween costumes

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Want something a little more unusual for Halloween? I was scrolling through Pinterest and stumbled on some very interesting (and completely unappealing to the kids I know) ideas – which one would you choose? Image Resources, top to bottom: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4  

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unique dolls for your unique kids

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Winter is coming, isn’t it? We can deny it all we want, but it’s definitely on its way. Maybe we should embrace it with the help of these cozy, bundled dolls from The Dolls Unique. These gals know how to work their winter layers. With hand painted features, vintage and new fabrics, and the most […]

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5 halloween costumes from pillowcases

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Ready for some quick and easy costume making? it’s pretty amazing what you can make with a pillowcase, some basic craft supplies, and your imagination! Making a costume should be all about the fun, and not the cost. I’ve found the best place to start is Savers, because you can find so many cheap costume […]

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worth 1000 words: patterned pumpkins

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Forget faces and carve pumpkins in pretty modern patterns this Halloween. These pretties were found over at Southern Living.

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bring your kids an art workshop in a book

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There are lots of kids crafts and art projects out there to devour – whether prefab kits, books, actitvities on Pinterest. But a lot of them spend a lot of time telling your kids what to do, and not a lot of time expanding their minds beyond the project in front of them. If that […]

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round about: raw crystal crowns & fat hammers

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It’s been a long time since this happened – but this week disappeared on me. I’m not sure where it went, because on any given day things seemed relatively easy and manageable. But suddenly it’s Friday and my to-do list is still a mile long. So, while you enjoy these crazy links I found this […]

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worth 1000 words: maple seed dragonflies

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We have a ton of these maple seeds or “helicopters” in our yard, now I know just what to do with them. See the full how-to from Church Street Designs.

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fruity pairs

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Need a little extra dose of love to get you through your Monday? How about some sweet felted pairings by Hannah Dovhan? These little fruity friends just ooze love and happiness – perfect for cheering up the grayest of Mondays. Hannah sells some of her work in her Etsy Shop, Woool Sculptures, but for the […]

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round about: marshmallow ghosts and skellie stamps

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It was a week full of stumbles and false starts for me. Something about the change of seasons must have me out of sorts. But, we will end it with a bang – because in a few hours they’re delivering a brand new sofa and chair to our house! Prepping the space for the two […]

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worth 1000 words: beautiful sticks

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There are days when a stick is so much more than just a stick. This is one of them! See the how-to for this amazing art-assemblage-pasta-stick craft from Art Bar.

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where’s your llama?

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There’s just something so endearing about a llama! They’re equal parts hilarious and adorable – it’s like they’re trying to be all cerebral and yet they look like a goofball! So of course a stuffed llama has loads of potential. Check out these llamas from Friends of Hadley. Perfect little faces, perfect little clothes. Just […]

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round about: paper wreaths & wire webs

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This week has been all over the place. One day I was dealing with this nasty cold and it had me knocked flat on my face. But then yesterday, yesterday was perfection. Birdie was the kindest version of herself, her piano lesson went splendidly, she and I hung out afterwards and actually read a book together, […]

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worth 1000 words: oooh clay portraits

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The most wonderful thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago. Gaby sent me an email with the above photo attached and said she’d made my family a custom family portrait. No charge, nothing needed in return, just a gift she wanted to send to me and my little family. I was blown away. […]

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be unique this halloween

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Some of us love being the same costumed character every year – I could happily grab a witches hat and call it good! But, secretly, if I had a party to attend, I’d want to be as unique as possible. Check out these amazing crocheted animal accessories for Halloween, they’re made in Shanghai and may […]

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