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DIY Yarn Spider Garland

DIY Yarn Spider Garland: Easy Halloween Decor

by Kelly Gilion, Contributing Author Hi Ya’ll! Kelly from Plume here doing a little blog bomb! Rachel and I have been friends for years, since before she was a blogger and I was a shop owner. And now we live on the same street and our kiddos play almost every day. You

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How to Make a Fleece Knot Blanket

Knot blankets are not a new thing. However, making my own now is! I have seen these cozy, fleecy, want-to-curl-up-with blankets around pretty much all my life. I had never looked at them closely until a friend of mine told me she was making some for her boys for Christmas.

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Monster Pillow Tutorial

Once upon a time I had time to sew and made cute things like this. This easy to sew monster pillow makes for a great gift to almost any age of kid. Fill it with goodies and share the monster love with a kiddo that you want to make smile.

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Paper Plate Pumpkin

We are in day two of a week long series of Halloween crafts. Yesterday we made a Candy Corn Craft (with a free printable). Today we are making Paper Plate Pumpkins! This is a simple and easy Halloween craft that your preschooler will love. It involves painting, cutting, gluing and

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How to Refinish an Old Lamp

How to Refurbish an Old Lamp

It’s high time I introduce you to my dad. Although a former U.S. Marshal, I’ve always known him to be an artist and innovator at heart. From photographer to writer to architect/builder of our childhood playhouse, my dad is the most creative (and perfectionist) person I’ve ever met. He seriously

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EASY Valentine Craft Idea for Toddlers and Kids

I’ve got a pretty simple Valentine’s Day craft idea for you today. My two-year easily did this with enthusiasm (for about 5 minutes) but it was enough to get it done! It takes very little prep and very little skill. Ready to get crafty? (Or at least LOOK like you’re

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The Thankful Tree: A Thanksgiving Craft and Centerpiece

Here’s a craft that I think is worth it: The Thankful Tree. In the rush of preparing a meal, socializing, and entertaining (or restraining?) a house full of little kids, it gave our extended family (ages 2-60) just a moment to reflect on why we had gathered. It focused our

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Turn Old T-Shirts into Reusable Grocery Bags!

Turn Old T-Shirts into Reusable Grocery Bags!

  Got a stash of old t-shirts hanging around? Put them to good use by turning them into grocery bags! In the past few years my family has attempted to take small steps towards being a little more kind to the environment. We try to use reusable snack bags,  cloth diaper our little

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How to Freeze Green Onions/Scallions

    So, this is one of those posts that many of you will chuckle at and think, “You didn’t know that?” I am here to tell you that, no, I did not know that you could freeze and save green onions for later use. So for those of you

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Fourth of July Craft Ideas

It’s June! It’s summer! I’m already seeing some Fourth of July crafts floating around the blogland so I thought I’d throw a few of mine in the mix. Pin it if you like it! Here is a Fourth of July Onesie I made this little festive outfit for my daughter

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4 Ways to Go Green for the Glory of God

4 Easy Ways to Go Green for the Glory of God

It’s a day after Earth Day and I have a confession to make. I think Earth Day should have less to do with whether or not Global Warming exists and more to do with what God instructs humanity to do with what He’s given us. The Bible teaches that we

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Stools with So Much Potential!

  Most people would look at these stools and think, “Gross.” Since they came from my grandparent’s house I wasn’t too grossed out by them but they were in serious need of a makeover. The funny thing is, once you’ve reupholstered a few things you start to look at pieces

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DIY Valentine Garland

Ah yes, Valentine’s Day. The only time of the year that men will tolerate their homes to be decorated in pinks, reds, and hearts. Due to our lack of storage space, I keep the holiday decorating to a minium. However, I was feeling the itch to make a little Valentine’s

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How to Transfer VHS Tapes to DVD’s

How to Transfer VHS Tapes to DVD’s

Now that Christmas is over, I can share about one of the gifts that I got my parents. Last time I was at their house, I snuck all of their VHS tapes out of the basement. I then began the process of transferring them to DVDs. Weeks later I had

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Dyeing Baby Clothes: The Do’s and Don’ts

Since we only have one girl, the majority of our stuff is pink. Lots of pink. Tubs of pink. While we are thrilled to have a baby boy on the way, I realized that unless I want to dress him in pink and flowers (which I realize wouldn’t kill him,

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How to Peel a Pomegranate

How to Peel a Pomegranate

Did you know that pomegranates are one of the most powerful, nutrient dense foods for overall good health? This anceint fruit is crazy good for you. Health Benefits of the Pomegranate They are the most powerful anti-oxidant of all fruits They have potent anti-cancer and immune supporting effects Pomegranates inhibit

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Last Minute Trick or Treat Bag

Ready for Halloween? If you plan to trick or treat like we do (or as much as you can with a 17 month old) you’ll need a bag of some sort. This may seem obvious but it didn’t occur to me until yesterday. I figured it’d be pretty easy to

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halloween decor-painted jars

Painted Jar Jack-O-Lanterns

A few nights ago I was getting the itch to do a little crafting. I honestly can’t remember where this original idea came from but my vision was to paint the inside of some mason jars, add a face to the outside, put a candle in them, and let them

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DIY Thank you card

DIY Thank You Card

Here is a quick and easy DIY thank you card idea to give to someone who has helped you out with your kiddos. I recently sent this to my parents as a thank you for keeping my little one while we were on vacation. The card is pretty self explanatory by looking

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DIY Baby Girl Onesies

DIY Baby Girl Onesies

If I would have known how easy these baby girl onesies were to make, I imagine my daughter’s drawer would have been full of them. This is a fun project for someone with beginning sewing skills. It also makes a great gift for any upcoming baby shower (assuming it’s a

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prayer cards

Easy and Colorful Homemade Prayer Cards {Guest Post}

There’s a lot of love going around about Paul Miller’s book A Praying Life. Rachel wrote a review suggesting that it was the best parenting book she’s read and Polly has recommended it a few different times, as well. I, too, have enjoyed the book and found some great wisdom

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rick rack flower tutorial

How to Make Rick Rack Fabric Flowers

I’ve seen a few of these tutorials around so I thought I’d give them a try. They turned out to be really easy to make. I’m excited about these rick rack flowers because of their versatility. I’ve already thought of multiple ways to use these. You could turn them into

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Fourth of July Onesie

Fourth of July Onesie

This onesie was super easy to do and was quite a hit with anyone my daughter ran into. I was inspired to make this last minute when I saw a similar one by Make it and Love it (one of my FAVORITE sewing blogs). 4th of July Onesie Tutorial This is

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Creative Storage Idea: Repurpose Old Diaper Boxes!

Creative Storage Idea: Repurpose Old Diaper Boxes!

With a little one around, it seems like we cannot have enough boxes and bins around for all her stuff. That is why I love finding creative ways to create storage around our house. At our most recent Sam’s Club trip, I picked up some diapers that come in this

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Decorate Burp Cloths with Fabric Scraps

Decorate Burp Cloths with Fabric Scraps

Got a pile of scrap fabric? I can never bring myself to throw any away! If you’re like me, the pile slowly grows bigger and bigger until it needs some downsizing. Here is useful way I found to use up scrap fabric: Decorate burp cloths! I started by cutting my

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Fourth of July Wreath

Make Your Own Fourth of July Wreath

After seeing a Fourth of July fireworks stand being set up yesterday, I got really excited for the upcoming holiday! So when I stumbled on this wreath idea from Capital B, I got motivated and made one for myself! Fourth of July Wreath: A DIY Holiday Decorating Idea   Despite this project being a

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How to Hem Jeans and Keep the Original Hem

How to Hem Jeans and Keep the Original Hem

In one of my garage sale outings, I swung by a small sale that had a few toys I was interested in. I’m so glad I stopped because the mom selling the toys was also selling a few items of clothing. I spotted some Big Star jeans I liked and

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How to Transform a Onesie into a Dress

How to Transform a Onesie into a Dress

It’s amazing how fast babies grow out of their clothes. There were so many cute outfits that my little lady only wore once or twice. It was painful for me to pack barely used clothes away not knowing if they’d ever be used again. That is why I am pretty

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Fabric Flower Bouquet Tutorial

Fabric Flower Bouquet Tutorial

I love making fabric flowers. There are so many creative things you can do with them! I had a lot of fun with my Five Minute Fabric Flowers so I thought I would keep the party going with a fabric flower bouquet I made a while ago. This project can be

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An Eggcellent Easter Decorating Idea

An Eggcellent Easter Decorating Idea

I love repurposing things. In this little holiday decorating project, I repurposed these paint chips into… …an Easter garland! This project cost next to nothing (except for a few strange looks you may get by stocking up on so many different paint chips).  It could be a great craft idea

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DIY Reusable Snack Bags – Go Green!

DIY Reusable Snack Bags – Go Green!

I’ve become more and more aware of how many plastic bags and Ziplocks our home goes through. It’s a crazy amount that is only increasing as our family grows. I don’t like to think how many must be in landfills taking thousands of years to decompose. I realize there are some

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Playdate Skirt Tutorial

I absolutely love little skirts on baby girls. Now that my little gal is in cloth diapers, her booty needs a little more room so I’m on a mission to make loads of skirts. I named this the “Playdate Skirt” because it is comfortable, stretchy, and made for, well, playing!

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Five Minute Fabric Flowers

Five Minute Fabric Flowers

Looking for a cheap and easy craft project? One that takes close to five minutes once you get the hang of it? Look no further, my friends. You can see my little lady modeling my newest creation below. I made this fabric flower and attached it to this warm, fuzzy

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Give Old Pillows New Life!

Give Old Pillows New Life!

Want to freshen up some old throw pillows? Don’t throw them out! It is a lot easier to makeover an old pillow than you would think. All you need is fabric and some very basic sewing skills. To see the whole tutorial, keep on reading!

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Making Room for the Belly: DIY Maternity Pants

Making Room for the Belly: DIY Maternity Pants

When I was pregnant, I had a hard time justifying buying expensive pants that I would only wear for 4 months. I took a close look at some of my maternity pants and thought to myself, “I could do that…” So I gave it a shot. After some trial and

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Football Blanket Tutorial

Football Blanket Tutorial

These cozy blankets are easy to make and can be a great baby boy gift. I made this one for a friend who has a baby boy on the way. Can’t wait to see their little guy wrapped up in it! Until then, I’ll just have to use my little

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How to Make Your Own Window Cornice

How to Make Your Own Window Cornice

I really like the simple look of window cornices. They are clean, fresh, and from what I discovered, easy to make! I was also pleasantly surprised at how cheap the supplies for this turned out to be. AND it doesn’t involve any sewing. Do I have your attention?? Here’s how

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Make Your Own Nursing Cover

Make Your Own Nursing Cover

Once again, I have run into an expensive baby product that I have scoffed at and murmured, “I could make that…” In this case, it is a nursing cover, AKA, “hooter hider.” This one, for example, is selling for a little over 30 dollars. Really? $30 for a piece of

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Lima Bean Wreath

Lima Bean Wreath

Christmas wreaths are all over the Internet right now. There are so many different kinds and different ways to make them. When I heard about making a wreath out of lima beans, I was skeptical. However, after I thought about it more it didn’t seem like that crazy of an

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How to Make a Bow Tie

How to Make a Bow Tie

A baby shower that I helped throw was themed “Preppy Little Man.” What better decor for the event than little bow ties! We not only decorated for the shower with these bow ties but we also had quests wear them. They were a hit Want to know how to make

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Make Your Own Baby Wipes

Make Your Own Baby Wipes

Due to some stubborn diaper rash on Adelyn’s bum, I started asking questions about things that could possibly help it go away a little faster. I got a few good suggestions from my expert mommy friends. One told me that her doctor told her to stop using wipes and switch

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How to Make a Pacifier Clip

How to Make a Pacifier Clip

My little lady loves her pacifier. She also loves to spit it out at inconvenient times and in gross places. One of the most useful things I’ve made for her so far is a pacifier clip. They were SUPER easy. I made these four in an hour or so. Its

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How to Clean Uggs

How to Clean Uggs

I love my Uggs. I got them around 3 years ago and wish I could wear them every day. They are a heavenly place for my feet in the winter. The problem with my deep love for my Uggs is that they have gotten very dirty over the past few

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