Constellation Class Art Project

Constellation Class Art Project

Every year my daughter’s school holds a fundraiser wherein each class is required to create an art project for the live art auction. I find this to be very stressful!  You want to find a project that each kid can participate in, but you also want it to look like art that some lucky parent would want to pay a lot of money for.  This year I decided to try something completely new for my kindergartner’s class, watercolor constellations lit…

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Design a One-of-a-kind Wood Cutout Christmas Display

Design a One-of-a-kind Wood Cutout Christmas Display

It’s About Time After years of talking about it, I finally decided to design my own unique Christmas display this year!  And by the time I came up with a theme, Christmas was just over a month away, yikes!  Time to get to work! When I was trying to decide on a theme for my holiday display, there were two things that I knew I wanted.  1) It had to bring joy to kids(and as it turns out many adults!)….

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Make Your Own Jaquin Costume

Make Your Own Jaquin Costume

This year, for Halloween, my eight-year-old daughter decided that she really wanted to be a jaquin from the new Disney television show Elena of Avalor.  Great!  Under normal circumstances, I would be able to place an online order for the costume and wait for it to arrive on my doorstep.  Well, what I quickly discovered is that this costume does not exist, apparently the show is so new that the Jaquin costume for Skylar is nowhere to be found! Time to…

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Make your own Succulent Wreath

Make your own Succulent Wreath

While discussing end of the year teacher gifts with several parents from my daughter’s preschool, I decided that we needed to do something extra special. Especially because this is my last year there as a parent (excuse me while I grab a tissue over that thought). I set out to find something that was unique, and of course handmade! I started looking at succulent projects and became completely intrigued by living succulent wreaths….so I studied up on how to make one….

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Transforming an Old Wood Pallet into a Rustic Flower Garden

Transforming an Old Wood Pallet into a Rustic Flower Garden

I have been wanting to try my hand at upcycling with reclaimed wood for quite some time.  I am still such a sucker for the rustic wood look, then you mix that with beautiful flowers and succulents, I’m in rustic heaven! Luckily, my mom so happens to have an old barn with plenty of wood pallets looking for a new purpose in life. I should also mention here, that I’ve read several articles about how dangerous it can be to…

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A County Fair Birthday Party Comes to Town

A County Fair Birthday Party Comes to Town

Last year, my daughter Brynn asked me if she could have a petting zoo at her 4th birthday party.  We had already done a barnyard party for her 1st birthday, so I decided to make the theme of this one a county fair!  And I’m so glad I did, because this ended up being one of my most favorite parties ever!  As a kid, I always looked forward to our little county fair each summer. From all the 4H farm…

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My kid wants a book nook!

My kid wants a book nook!

Do you remember that post I did a few weeks ago, the one showing off my “Craft Cave”?  Well since then, my 7 year old decided that if I get this great crafting spot, then she should get to put together a fabulous reading space all to herself!  Clearly it was hard for me to say no, I mean the girl just wants a nice place to read! So anyone who lives in an urban area knows, that most of…

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A Garden Party Birthday

A Garden Party Birthday

This past weekend, we celebrated my daughter Brynn’s 5th birthday! Which also means that my next blog post will be something like “Oh my, how is possible that my baby is 5!” In the meantime, let me tell you about her party…. When Brynn and I were first discussing what she would like to do for her party, way back in December, she said that she wanted animals……again.  This would be the 3rd time Brynn has had animals at her…

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Designing a Craft Space

Designing a Craft Space

I couldn’t help but feel a little jealous whenever I saw photos of dreamy looking craft spaces in magazines or on Pinterest.  My crafting materials where located all throughout my house, some in the upstairs closet, others in the downstairs cabinet, a few stuffed in with my daughter’s craft containers.  I just kept thinking, someday I’ll actually get it all together and create one dedicated spot for all of my crafting supplies to live together in complete craft harmony.  Well, I’m…

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Paper Flower Garland fit for a Garden Party

Paper Flower Garland fit for a Garden Party

When my nearly 5 year old daughter Brynn decided she wanted an outdoor garden party for her birthday, I was thrilled!  This theme allows for so many beautiful design options so my mind immediately started racing with ideas.  One of the first things that came to mind, was this gorgeous paper flower garland I had seen in a magazine, and I knew that I had to figure out how to make one of my own! The only way “I” could cut…

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