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Sharpie Tie Dye

Mess Free Tie Dye With Markers! | SimplyNotable.com

I don’t remember ever having such fun and clever activities in my high school years, but my oldest daughter, Stormi sure has some fun! This weekend was the Morp dance. For those as confused as I – Morp is Prom backwards and is a casual dance for juniors and seniors. The kids form groups and get started early in the day with “day activities” …read more

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DIY Snow Globe!

easyhomemadesnowjar

When the weather outside is frightful, I have to find creative ways to keep my children entertained.  No more sending them off into the backyard to play.  You know it’s winter time at our house when the playroom is destroyed and I’m singing the theme songs to all the Disney channel cartoons.  It nice to have some craft ideas on hand when the TV …read more

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Frosty the Snow Gift?

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A Snowman Kit! I don’t know about you but making snowmen was my specialty when I was kid.  It is one of the first things you learn to do when you are from a snowy climate.  My siblings and I would always scrap together anything we could find for our snowman’s face, arms, and clothes.  It would make my Mom crazy when we couldn’t find our gloves and …read more

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Preserving Garlic and DIY Seasoning!

DIY Preserving Garlic - Make Garlic Powder, Minced Garlic or Garlic Salt!

  You may remember my recent post, Easy Herb Preserving where I showed you how I preserve fresh basil and other herbs in olive oil. Having herbs from my garden year round is how I add big flavor to home-cooked meals and my family loves it. Preserving garlic takes a bit more preparation, since the individual cloves need to be peeled. I spent …read more

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Reward Jar!

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My 3 year old is typically an eager helper when it comes to anything I’m doing around the house.  Letting him jump in on the mopping or dish washing is not my idea of a good time and often makes an even larger mess.  I did NOT however, want to pass up my opportunity to teach him task-oriented chores or discourage him from learning responsibility.  …read more

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Dyed Easter Egg Roll

DIY Marbleized Egg Dying With Shaving Cream

  When I sewed baby items for a living, I sometimes dyed my fabric using shaving cream and fiber reactive dyes.  The swirly/marble-ized effect was so unique and pretty! Last year we had fun dyeing our imprinted Easter eggs with onion skins, but this year I wanted to try something completely different. It occurred to me that if my marbled …read more

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An Egg-cellent Pinata

Homemade pinatas

I remember learning to make piñata’s in grade school and thought it would be a fun addition to our family’s annual Easter get together. While very patiently watching it dry, my son Corey has asked, “Can I hit the piñata now?”, at least 30 times .This is one egg that every kid would love to crack open! :-) To make one at your house, you’ll need: Newspaper 1 …read more

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TuTu Cute Valentine Printable

Cute Girly Valentine Printable

Let’s just say I may have overdone it when purchasing tulle for Ivy’s bed skirt. I purchased close to 20 yards! In my defense, I had no earthly idea how much I’d use and it was only a little over $1/yard. So, when thinking about Valentine Cards for Ivy’s kindergarten class, my first thought was to try to make a dent in that large pile of left over pink …read more

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Noo-Noo Hair Bows

Painted Pasta Hair Bows

  Leave it to my witty daughter, Jaydin to come up with the most unique ideas for handmade holiday gifts for her sisters. Last year you may remember the Holiday Crayons she made and gave to her younger sisters and cousins. This year it was pasta hair bows! Yep! She actually started with bow tie pasta, then used little squirt bottles …read more

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Roll out the Memories

Stamped Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments and tags

  When I saw this great idea for stamping salt dough for wedding favors on the Intimate Weddings site, I just couldn’t wait to mix up a batch! I fondly remember making ornaments from salt dough with Mom when I was a little girl, so today my littlest girl, Ivy and I dug out the cookie cutters and made some salt dough fun of our own! In all …read more

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