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DIY Candy Art

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There used to be this Penny Candy Shop where my Grammie lived…. In the summertime she/my mom and dad would give us a dime and we would ride our bikes and fill up our little bags with 10 Swedish Fish. I’m sure it was her and my mom’s way of maybe getting us out of the house for a little bit. We love that shop. It was called Klem’s Penny Candy Shop in Avalon, New Jersey. I wish they still had stores like that that kids could go in and use a dime for a cheap thrill like 10 Swedish Fish.

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How to sew a wrap bracelet

Well the sun finally came out and showed it’s face yesterday here in the Bluegrass….praise God! I hope it was pretty where you live. I’m hoping that we have finally ended the rainy season here in Kentucky. It really does start to affect your mood when every day it’s cold and rainy. I could never do Seattle.

The graduation festivities were so lovely this past weekend. Friday we celebrated two of our friend’s sons graduations and yesterday with my nephew’s (sorry if my apostrophes are wrong there…#aintnobodygottimeforthat;) The tables were a big hit…

graduation table @cleverlyinspired

…. and now all of those things will be used at other peoples parties in the coming weeks. It’s nice to just pass it on…. it’ll get used a bunch!

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Hazelnut Christmas Ornament: Kids Holiday Craft

Who knew that you could have so much fun with nuts?? (yes, that was the first sentence that came to my mind…and you know that I type like I talk…so I had to go with it…) carry on…. My friends at Diamond Nuts challenged me this holiday season to share some fun crafts that feature their nuts. I made those super cute votive that I told you about last week….and this week I wanted to share a fun Thanksgiving craft to keep the kiddos busy:)

DIY ornament with Nuts @cleverlyinspired (4)cv

Just spread out the materials and let the kids make a few….grandparents love these!

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Chestnut Votive Holder: Fall Craft

Oh my…blogland is a blaze with Christmas already….I’m not quite there yet. There are a few commitments I have that require me to post Holiday ideas earlier than I would like….but for the most part I try to live in the current season…and right now it is all turkey talk. I love Thanksgiving….it has always been a favorite holiday in our house. I partnered up this holiday season with Diamond Nuts to come up with some unique ways to craft with the whole nuts. I will be posting a few more this month. All of them are great kid activities when you have extra kiddos in the house. A fun way to spend a little bit of time together:)

This Votive candle would be so pretty dressed up on a Thanksgiving table. Make several and place them down the table….scatter a few pumpkins and squashes, whole cheastnuts…some dried leaves…and your table is done!

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Halloween Countdown Craft with Hershey’s

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey guys! Hope you had a wonderful fall weekend! Hubs and I celebrated all weekend long in Chicago….came home well rested and bags full of loot:) Wanted to share a fun Halloween craft today….have a great day!

Hershey’s and Halloween go hand in hand. When they asked me to come up with a fun little craft to do for Halloween I gladly agreed. This little countdown chain would be a fun weekend or classroom craft. I think the kiddos will have a great time making these….and enjoying them too!halloween countdown craft @cleverlyinspired (3)

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