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Paper Bag Snowflakes

Paper Bag Snowflakes

Ava has been bitten by the crafting bug…..and I LOVE it! I saw on Pinterest a new type of snowflake to make out of paper bags. Having made folded paper snowflakes all my life, I was mildly interested in this new technique. When I continued getting videos and posts showing up everywhere I looked advertising these bag snowflakes, I knew I had to try them. Cue my crafting assistant, Ava! Most of these posts showed brown paper lunch bags for…

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Fire Tiles

Fire Tiles

So, Make It Monday is a BIG hit this summer! Of all the days on our summer fun schedule, this is the one the kids most look forward to. Guess I passed along my crafty gene to them 🙂 They are at great ages (almost 8 and almost 6) to try some of the more difficult or involved crafts, which I think is what draws them to crafting. Ava still enjoys the usual construction paper, glue, stickers projects, but Eli…

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Swing Cup Painting

Swing Cup Painting

Our first Make It Monday was a success! One of our favorite You Tube channels is Dude Perfect ~ 5 guys who do trick shots, impersonations, crafts, games, etc. all in a family friendly, Christian atmosphere. No worries about inappropriate language or topics – a rarity for You Tube! Anyways, they did a craft segment where they poked a hole in the bottom of a pant can and swung it from a rope over a large canvas. The result was…

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Ice Ornaments

Ice Ornaments

We had some really cold temps the last couple weeks – so cold that we couldn’t be outside sledding or hiking or any other fun winter activity. So, I decided to bring the winter fun inside with ice ornaments! These were super simple to do and a lot of fun. Plus, they looked gorgeous hanging outside in trees with the sun reflecting off the ice and snow. Materials Silicone baking mold or flexible ice cube tray Food coloring Yarn or…

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Rock Hunting

Rock Hunting

We were blessed with an “Indian Summer” this fall when temperatures went back into the 70’s after being in the 50’s. The sunshine was beautiful, but I’m such a fall/cold weather person that I would have been happy just staying in the 50’s. Oh well! Since we had beautiful weather, we played outside a lot and did a homeschool hike that turned into a Halloween-rock-hiding-hike. So much fun! Did I ever tell you about the time I gave painted rocks…

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My Life Summed Up By Costumes

My Life Summed Up By Costumes

Let’s talk about Halloween costumes for a hot minute. Growing up, my mom always made our costumes. Anything we wanted to be, she would make. So, naturally, when I had children, I intended to make all of their costumes. I don’t consider it a burden because I like crafting ~ sewing, hot glue, cardboard, fabric, paint. Whatever. No biggie. Fast forward to 2020 when there’s a worldwide pandemic and it’s a huge pain to go to a craft store, wear…

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The Future of Halloween

The Future of Halloween

I was at Home Depot last night to get some drywall screws because apparently the people who hung the projector in our house thought it would be fine to just hang it from a drywall ceiling without anchoring into studs (side note: this is NOT how a heavy projector that hangs over your head should be hung!), when I came across this Halloween candy dispenser. I saw a photo circling on Facebook of a similar thing and thought it was…

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Quarantine Week 3

Quarantine Week 3

My paternal grandma, Mamaw, talked often about her time working as a riveter in the airplane factory during WWII. She really was a “Rosie the Riveter!” My grandpa served in the war and she did her part on the home front. I always listened to her stories with such interest and asked questions because it really fascinated me this whole idea of aiding in a war effort from home. It never occurred to me that I would see in my…

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Friday Family Fun Night

Friday Family Fun Night

Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a rainy, dreary day here, so I thought this household could use a fun night. Our usual Friday night consists of pizza and watching a movie or playing a game, but this time I decided to jazz up game night and make a game out of choosing the games! Whoa! Here’s an easy, fun way to get everyone excited about doing family activities. **I only had 40 minutes of overlap time where both kiddos were…

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Greenery Gnome

Greenery Gnome

There’s gnome place like home this holiday season, and every home seems to be sporting a gnome! I’ll admit, I’m captivated with these little Scandinavian folklore creatures that have taken Christmas by storm. Walk into any home décor store and you’re bound to see gnome dinnerware, gnome towels, miniature and giant gnomes, stuffed gnomes, and ceramic gnomes. Look outside, and you’ll find an adorable greenery gnome, which is exactly what I’m going to teach you to make in this post!…

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