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Easy Felt Food Tutorial: Bow Tie Pasta

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 missing is the food. We have some felt food, but a bigger variety would definitely make playtime more fun. So I’m putting my grandmother’s old box of felt and sewing box to use for baby girl’s upcoming birthday! Handmade, FTW!

We’re starting with bow-ties! (Or, as we call them, felt farfalle!) Continue reading


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New Website: Porch.com launches today! (Free gift with sign-up!)

As you know, my family purchased our dream property about 2 years ago. We had plans on planting, growing and eventually truly farming our land, so our 6-acre lot really is perfect for us.

The house, on the other hand…well, it needs some work.

At the moment, one bathroom is stripped down to the wall studs, the other has black and green carpet ON THE WALLS and the kids are sharing a tiny room until we can remodel our entire attic. And that’s just the beginning…

This house is a project, to say the least.

And that’s why my interest was piqued when I heard about Porch.com.

What’s Porch? Well, here’s what the folks behind the site have to say: Continue reading

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Cutie-pie Footprint Art, Courtesy of Mama Harper!

Check out this cutie-pie baby footprint art project I made!

It was so easy that I made it during naptime in just under an hour. And it only cost me a few bucks (sheet of paper + ink, $3 certificate frame and a $3 ink pad!)

I can’t take credit for the idea, though. Danielle over at Happenings of the Harper Household is the mama behind the magic. Go check out her footprint nursery decor post for easy instructions on how to make one for yourself! (Note: Danielle’s directions include the use of Paint. I’m on a Mac, so I used PicMonkey.)

Thanks, Danielle!


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Your Backyard: Creating a Winter Wonderland #DIY

Today’s post is brought to you by guest blogger, Joseph Hill. From Christmas ideas to those that celebrate nature, Joseph provides great inspiration on how to turn your own backyard into a winter paradise, using easy DIY methods.  Enjoy!


As winter approaches your garden it’s important to make the most of the festive season. Some may long for the summer colour just around the corner, however with an injection of colour and creativity you can easily make winter the most magical season of all.

Use what you already have:

First of all, it is important to use what you already have in your garden and draw attention to it. A large tree can easily be turned into the centerpiece of your garden with a few Christmas lights and the same applies for any major features in your garden. One interesting idea could be to turn your shed into a nativity scene. Continue reading

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On Poetry and Perfect Iced Coffee

Poetry is not an art that can be perfected, but it is an art that I love. I distinctly remember a great piece of advice given to my college poetry class by our wise professor…

Chocolate cake? Noooo......

“Find an artist that you love, then imitate his (or her) work.”

We all thought that was a little strange. We looked at each other, puzzled, wondering, “Well, isn’t that plagiarism or copying or something else we shouldn’t do? Shouldn’t we strive to be original?” Continue reading


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