Posts made in January, 2012

Make And Hang Gingerbread Hearts – An Inexpensive Valentines Day Kid’s Craft

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Fun for Kids, Home Decor | 1 comment

Make And Hang Gingerbread Hearts – An Inexpensive Valentines Day Kid’s Craft

Here is a fun activity to do with the kids that leaves you with some adorable gingerbread ornaments to use as decorations.  The kids and I made a huge batch of ornamental gingerbread hearts and used them to decorate the house for valentines day.  They were fun to create and simply beautiful hung with some thin twine throughout the house. I have never tried making gingerbread before, not even around Christmas time.  I found a recipe here for ornamental gingerbread dough that I used for my first gingerbread making experience.  The recipe was quick and easy to make and inexpensive too and...

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Snow Fun Activity For Kids- Use Snow Paint To Create 3D Winter Scenes And Snowmen

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012 in Fun for Kids | 0 comments

Snow Fun Activity For Kids- Use Snow Paint To Create 3D Winter Scenes And Snowmen

This is  the time of the year that I am desperate for new and exciting projects for the kiddos to do.  We generally do a lot of painting and art projects to beat cabin fever.  This snow paint will keep your kids busy for a long time and you will have some fun creative art to hang up this winter.  It’s really inexpensive to make and super simple too. Busy kids are happy kids, right?  The longer we are stuck inside during the winter months the more the kids seem to start driving each other crazy.  I have a list of fun projects to do with the kids this winter.   I love Pinterest...

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Valentines Day Inspired Nail Art – Use A Cricut Machine And Vinyl To Make Nail Stickers

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Do It Yourself, For Moms, Fun for Kids | 0 comments

Valentines Day Inspired Nail Art – Use A Cricut Machine And Vinyl To Make Nail Stickers

Want to make your nails fabulously festive for Valentines day?  Break out your Cricut machine and create the perfect little heart stickers to give your nails that extra holiday flair!  Celebrate a holiday that is all about showing your love with an at home mommy-daughter manicure using cute little vinyl hearts. I was busily working on a project using my new Cricut machine when my little miss woke up from her nap.  She announced quickly that she wanted to paint her nails, and that gave me an idea!  I was using some off white vinyl to cut out some decals on my Cricut machine.  I noticed...

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Easy Do It Yourself Pallet Display Shelf

Posted by on Jan 9, 2012 in Do It Yourself, Home Decor | 2 comments

Easy Do It Yourself Pallet Display Shelf

When a small awkward hallway meets a simple DIY pallet shelf, it creates the perfect spot to display something special.  Using pallet shelving for home decor is a great way to add impact without spending a lot of money.  Here is my take on a super simple DIY pallet shelf that I made to display some old vintage books and toys in our home. I have used pallets for home decor before, but never an entire pallet at once.  I often use boards from the pallets for weathered signs because they are full of charming nicks and have a great texture when painted.  This time, I took the leap into pallet...

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The Best Things In Life Aren’t Things

Posted by on Jan 7, 2012 in For Moms, Opinion | 0 comments

The Best Things In Life Aren’t Things

Just a quick post to share with you one of my very favorite quotes.  Although my blog is all about the “things” that I make and the “stuff” that we do, it is certainly not everything that is important to our family!  I strongly believe that “The Best Things In Life Aren’t Things”!  This picture is one that I love from our family photo shoot last fall, and combined with the quote says IT...

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