Macaroni Lace Hearts (and embracing the imperfect craft)

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As any mom of a preschooler knows, craft hour can save the day. And, as any mom of a preschooler also knows, the less you spend on crafts, the more you can spend at the wine store on groceries.

Easy Felt Food Tutorial: Bow Tie Pasta

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What’s cool among the 11-month-old crowd? Snacks, milk, naps…all good stuff. But if you ask my little girl, she’ll tell you: It’s all about the wooden kitchen. She will knock around in that kitchen with her brother or by herself for what seems like hours. We have pots, pans, plates, a toaster…but what we’re really… [read more]

Burlap-wrapped Seed Packet Valentines

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Looking for a special gift for your sweet pea? Forget the candy hearts… I’ve got the perfect Valentine’s Day craft: a simple seed packet wrapped in an easy burlap envelope. With no candy, no food dyes, and a budget-friendly price tag, there’s no better way to say “I dig you!” to your favorite garden lover!

‘Tis the Season for Donating: Consider Giving to Local Schools!

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Have you thought about making a holiday donation to your local school this year? It’s the first week of December, and that means your local malls are probably filled with wish trees and bell ringers, and you’re probably being asked by every cashier you see if you’d like to donate a dollar today. All these… [read more]

Project Envolve™ Mission One: Save Energy with your Holiday Lights!

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I’m writing this post as a Project Envolve™ Ambassador. I have not been compensated for this post, but I did receive the items shown below to facilitate energy savings in my home. The approaching new year has me thinking about positive change. I’m welcoming new ideas, for sure, but also revisiting those things that are… [read more]