Monster Pasta Salad (Halloween Party Food)

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Back from a weekend of good food, good drinks and good shopping in Chicago. We celebrated our 18th in style:) I am pulling some fun post together but is taking me a while to get my stuff together. It seems I am still trying to get us "settled" in our new house...September has been a a blur but at the same time a really long month. Hoping that I get … [Read more...]

DIY ereader holder (Handmade Father’s Day gift)

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This little handy ereader holder makes really good use of those inexpensive wooden craft store frames. They can be customized for pennies…and your recipient will be delighted at the time the kiddos took in making them one of a kind. This handy DIY ereader holder is perfect for Dad's smartphone or ereader. Kids can put this together in just a few … [Read more...]

Bunny Wall Decal DIY (easy Easter Decor with DuckTape®)

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Funny thing about this post….I had this idea in my head for awhile now…but hadn’t really had the time to put it together. I haven’t crafted in awhile and I needed to get out some creative energy. I grabbed some DuckTape® that I had on hand … [Read more...]

Make a Newspaper Flower

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Just popping in to share this sweet little craft for spring break week:) With the winter that we have had….these may be the only flowers in bloom this spring. I shared this a long time ago on another blog…but I haven’t shared it here yet. This would be great spring break craft to whip up with the kids…and the cost is almost free! Instead of … [Read more...]

Spring Treats featuring Washi Tape by DuckBrand®

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Anything gingham makes me happy. Gingham wrapping paper, fabric, paper…and this super sweet Washi tape by Duck Brand Craft Tapes. They sent me a package to try out and I love it! Quick question….does anyone call is Wasabi tape? That is how … [Read more...]

Kids Handmade Valentines

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  LipGloss//Shake It Up//Warm Heart//IValentine   Hey all!! Popping in today to share with you some past handmade Valentines that I have done in the past. I am currently on my way back from the beach house and I have lots of fun stuff to share. Hope you had a great weekend! Back soon…. … [Read more...]

last minute advent calendar

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I know I said I was taking a few days off....but I wanted to pop in and share this really easy Christmas Countdown with you so you can do it this week or weekend:) Also...I am sharing a bunch over on instagram and twitter while I take the rest of the week off. Hoping you can visit me there:) I tend to blog in real time…I realize this post may … [Read more...]

Pretend Play Salt and Pepper Shakers (DIY kitchen toy)

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A while back I sent little Clara (from the famous Petersik family) a little gift. I knew that she enjoying cooking as much as I do…so I thought she needed a sweet little salt and pepper shaker to round out her amazing kitchen. Her kitchen is a complete DIY job that her parents did…fabulous…if you haven’t seen it yet…click over to check it … [Read more...]

DIY Claw Machine Kids Costume

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I have to say….this is not be finest moment as a photographer….these pictures were taken last September…at night…many by kids….we were in a “getter-done” mode if ya know what I mean. But….the costume turned out so cute that I wanted to share. I was visiting Melissa last September…and we had planned to do these costumes all weekend…but like usual … [Read more...]

Cheer on your team…with help from Duck Tape®

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.   My friends at Duck Tape® asked me to share with you a fun fall project. I thought since it is football season…and there are tailgates galore…it is a perfect time to pull out the Duck Tape® to cheer on the home team. These fun little … [Read more...]