Category Archives: Crafty

Birthday Season

As a couple we thought about the spacing of our children. We both agreed that a three year age difference felt about right. With that goal in mind we found ourselves pregnant with a second child and an expected due date of our first child’s third birthday! We had no idea we would be that […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

          I had a fun with the kids making these valentines for their classes. When I saw these chocolate mustache molds (here and here) I knew I needed to find a way to jump onto the stash bandwagon.   I made most of the chocolate mustache pops (with some help from Nora) and […]

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Holiday preparations

Over the years we have visited several Christmas tree farms. They vary in their attractions and amenities (some have cider and wreaths and goofy photo ops and warming houses full of ornaments and other Christmas stuff and some don’t) WIth our recent move we found ourselves with two no nonsense christmas tree farms that are both neighbors […]

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The gift wrap waste reduction project of 2009

Though I love and appreciate all that goes into making a gift look beautiful, as the years go by my desire to spend the time wrapping and the ability to turn the other cheek on the huge amount of waste generated from gift wrapping has decreased sharply. Two years ago I suggested to my mom […]

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Simple wall display for old kids books

Sometimes things just come together. Your daughter moves out of her crib. You move a dresser and you end up with a big blank wall. You devise several ways to fill that space, but because it is your busy season you do nothing. Fast forward several weeks and you are at your mother in laws […]

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I won! I won!

What did I win you might ask.  This cool needlepoint pillow. How did I win? Many blogs have awesome giveaways for readers who make comments. I enter lots of online drawings for the blogs i read. I never win, until yesterday. This pillow came from happy stuff's blog. Happy stuff is written by a madison […]

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Emerging art

Ben has never been what one might call an artist. Sure he would scribble with crayons now and then or paint on occasion. Even though I left art supplies out for him to have access to, he has always seemed interested in other things. He has never drawn representational things not even a simple smiley […]

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Fall kids craftiness

Ben has not always been up for crafty projects. But every once in a while he seems to really enjoy the process and I love it when that happens. This weekend we had our friends daughter over while they moved their worldly belongings  (to a house just down the street from us woo0hoo). I decided […]

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Color Tools for scrapbookers (and others)

I don’t scrapbook as much as I used to (too busy taking pics of the kids to have time to preserve them lately). I was supposed to scrapbook with a friend this weekend, but we rescheduled. However, this left me with scrapbooking on the brain this week.  And so finally I bring you this post […]

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wall decor

For some people decorating their walls is no big deal – find stuff you like and put it up. For others it seems like an overwhelming task of monumental importance and as a result there is nothing purchased or made for the walls and or even if it is procured the walls still sit undecorated […]

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