How to Make a Candlestick Picture Frame

DIY candlestick picture frame

How to Make a Candlestick Picture Frame School is back in session, which means I have some time to myself during the day to do, well, whatever I want to do. And one thing I love to do when I have some time alone is craft! I make things for around my house, DIY organization items, stuff I know my kid will love, and my personal favorite, gifts! I love making homemade gifts for family and friends for the holidays. And I also like getting a jump start on those gifts rather than waiting until ...

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DIY Bandana Flip Flops

DIY bandana flip flops

DIY Bandana Flip Flops It's officially summer here you guys! The temperature is supposed to reach 95 degrees with a heat index of over 100. Ouch! Flip Flops are the universal sign for summer and I know I have at least 14 pairs, ha! And what's even more fun than a great pair of flip flops? A pair of DIY Bandana Flip Flops of course! I love any kind of DIY project and especially one I can wear. So I thought you guys would love this craft too. It's easy to make, even the kids can get on the ...

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How to make washable reusable bowl covers and other kitchen savings tips

Washable reusable bowl covers help save your food saving you time and money

Socks and lids. Oh where, oh where do they go? I have an entire laundry basket of unmatched socks and a cupboard full of dishes that no longer have lids. This is perhaps the greatest mystery of all time. Exactly where do these things go when they disappear? I long ago gave up on trying to find the missing socks. I just started buying socks for my kids that were always the same color and design so that I can match as many as possible. But the lids for my dishes still frustrate me. I tried to buy ...

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How to Make Fourth of July Decorations

4th of July table decorations with flowers

How to Make Fourth of July Decorations The 4th of July is probably my favorite holiday! Family from all over the East Coast gathers in PA at my mom's place for the whole weekend. We have a giant cookout, volleyball games, water balloon battles, and of course we watch fireworks. Every year I try to bring a gift for my mom! She is a very special lady and her hospitality goes above and beyond so I just want to give her a little something to say thanks and I love you! I usually try to make it ...

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Pallet Projects: American Flag

pallet-project

Pallet Projects - American Flag Can you believe it's almost July!? It seems like this year has just flown by! It has been a pretty awesome summer so far, my little girl graduated Kindergarten and participated in her first Dance Recital! For 4th of July this year I will be taking her on her first plane ride as well! We will be heading to Dallas to spend some time visiting with my family and doing some skydiving (and no, I will not be letting my 6 year old skydive LOL). ...

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How to Make a Pizza Garden

How to Make a Pizza Garden

How to Make a Pizza Garden Build a Pizza Garden for less money and in less time than delivery. Recently I had a brilliant idea! If I want my kids to eat what we grow, I have to grow with they want to eat first. What do most kids want to eat? Pizza! I will make a pizza garden. So it was off to the hardware store I went. Thankfully, I was able to find exactly what I needed very quickly. I grabbed four of these cinderblock bricks and one piece of 2x6x12 untreated pine (cedar also works). They ...

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FREE “I’m Bored” Jar Printable For Kids

I'm Bord Jar Printable

FREE "I'm Bored" Jar Printable For Kids Today was the last full week of school for my kids. That means only 3 more days until summer starts. YAY right? The kids are so excited they could burst. But as a mom I know that that excitment will quickly wear away by week two, day 3, 9am. It happens the same time each year without fail. And when it does, the kids will let you know. They will come up to you dragging their feet, and sour faces and exclaim with a sigh, "MOM, I'm SO bored!" and ...

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Ideas for Star Wars Birthday Parties

Light sabers made out of pool noodles are the perfect party favor for any Star Wars themed party. Add them to your list of Star Wars Birthday Parties Ideas

This was our year to celebrate in a big way for my son who was turning six. He wanted a Star Wars themed birthday pool party. So that's what we did.I imagine he is not alone and that lots of kiddos are asking for Star Wars Birthday Parties this year.   This was his first and likely his only BIG birthday celebration as a little kid (we will do another big celebration once during the teen years). We usually just have we have a small intimate family gathering with dinner and cake and ...

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Easy Christian Teacher Gift Ideas

teacher gifts

Easy Christian Teacher Gift Ideas It's almost that time guys! The end of the school year is looming closer and closer. I know my kids are ready for it, and honestly, so am I! I love spending the summers with my kids. I'm also super thankful for the teachers that take care of them during their time in school. I mean, they have our children for around 7 hours a day! So we have to make sure they know we appreciate all they do for us and our kids. Every year i always want to make sure I show my ...

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