Happy Easter Activities

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Happy Easter everyone! Just thought to share with you one more photo of our fun Easter activity of cookie baking with the kids. We had so much fun making these bunnies. Be sure to check out our recipe for these darling decorated Easter cookies. Definitely a fun Easter activity to do with the kids today. […]

25 Scrumptious Easter Desserts !

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Best Recipes! Well, these are some of the best recipes for Easter desserts that I’ve come across. I have been collecting them. Now, just before I go shopping for Easter to get the ingredients my choice of recipes, I thought to treat these 25 Easter dessert recipes Some are more involved than others. Most of […]

Marbled Eggs Easter DIY + LINKY PARTY

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Hello guys! I am so excited to show of this week’s feature of a beautiful Spring vignette. It has a hint of Easter flowers – Spring bloom in mini trees, a fun bird cage, hand-marbled Easter eggs and hand-painted metallic birdies. It is all so adorable.   Feature Our featured party guest who made this […]

Perfect Tote Bag Sewing Pattern

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:: Free sewing pattern for a perfect tote bag :: Many years ago for Mothers Day, I featured a free sewing pattern for what I considered to be the perfect tote bag. See picture on the right. Much to my dismay, that blog vanished/changed and the tote bag pattern is no where to be found!!! […]

Easter Cookies Recipe w Icing

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Making Easter Cookies. That has to be a favorite activity for kids Easter breaks! Sugar cookies are fun to bake, decorate and eat!! And they are delicious too. This is a very simple recipe with just 4 ingredients: butter, sugar, flour and eggs. OK, 5: adding some vanilla extract will make your cookies taste a […]

10 Pretty Easter Wreaths to DIY

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10 Pretty Easter Wreaths to DIY w flowers, eggs & happy colors. I’m getting ready to create some Easter wreaths, so I did my research. Today I want to share my inspiration with you. In another post I’ll show you what I ended up making myself. To say that I’m getting a bit wreath-obsessed is […]

St Patrick s Day Crafts: Shamrock Crochet Pattern

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Celebrate your St Patrick’s Day with some crafts using this free Shamrock Crochet Pattern. It’s Saint Patrick’s Day. I’m excited. It’s already a fun day. I’m planning to have friends over and we’ll have a little Irish shamrock party! I thought to make something fun & frivolous for everyone, like my personal St. Patrick’s Day […]

Romantic Easter Egg Bag Sewing Pattern

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  It is the hand embroidery that sets this bag sewing pattern apart. The small size of this Easter basket- bag is perfect to hold the eggs for Easter. Of course,  the chocolate eggs on your outdoor Easter coffee or brunch table in the garden will look glorious and luxurious in to as well.   […]

How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers

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How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers. We made about a thousand paper flowers around here. In every shape or form possible. In fact, we found that the more paper flowers you make, the more creative you get making them. My favorite one is a red crepe paper flower, which has a yellow heart from recycled […]

DIY Heart Friendship Bracelets make lovely Valentines Gifts

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Long term friendship + 2 seconds to make, great friendship bracelet = a winner for this Valentines Day. Friendship bracelets are about simple gestures. It is the simplicity that counts. Originally, friendships were given to friends who could then make a wish. They would never take off the bracelet, but when the bracelet would fall […]

TP Stamp Art Cards

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Cool crafts for kids! So simple, even your 2-year-old can do it. Toilet Paper Roll Stamp Art! Toilet paper rolls make instant stamps. Besides stamping the obvious circle, it’s easy to fill each circle with hearts and flower stamps. Pretty!! Make your own Valentines Day card, Mothers Day card, Fathers day card, Get-well card…. Add […]

30 Valentines Day Crafts & Cards

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Valentines Day is just around the corner. In a day or two!! To help you make some creative Valentine gifts, here is an overview of our beautiful and fun Valentines. Find: craft tutorials for Valentine gifts; free downloadable templates for wrapping and cards; handmade Valentine card instructions; sweet recipes; gift ideas; and more lovely Valentine […]

Orange Cranberry Cookies – Recipes

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This cookie recipe makes festive and flavorful cookies with a touch of extra healthiness. The orange-flavoring in the cookies comes from vitamin C-rich orange juice and rind. As well, there is an abundance of fresh cranberries in there, also rich in vitamins. As I am working with a new-to-me oven today, I stuck to white […]

17 Holiday Cookies, Breads, Cakes

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Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!  May you have a splendid time with loved ones today.  To add to your joy, over the years we have featured quite a few of unique / traditional Christmas cookies, breads and cakes and I thought to share them with you on this merry day!  Enjoy!   Monogram Cookies   Cookie recipes […]

Santa Nail Art

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It’s the simple things in life that make the difference. Like adding a Santa belt to your fire-red polished nails. A fun and festive manicure that is too cute and easy to do. Great to add some swing to your Christmas party. Image Credit: polish2times.com/2011/12/23/santas-belt/   How to Make Your Own Santa Nails Step 1: […]

Top Creative Gifts

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1200+ free craft tutorials I guess is enough to find any kind of handmade gift to make. However, if you want to complement that handmade gift with a store-bought goodie, here’s a bit of help on picking the right gift for that one last person on your list.    Bestselling Christmas Gifts Top Gifts for […]

Beaded Necklace Tutorial w Silk Ribbon

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Shabby & Fun Jewelry :: Necklace Making Tutorial Today, here is a fabulous inspiration for a  ‘Handmade Christmas Gift for Her’ : a last-minute gift idea of a beautiful, ‘a la Anthropologie’-styled necklace that you could make yourself in very short time. The fabric that holds the beads together and that makes this necklace a […]

Paper Doilies Christmas Tree

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First of all, here’s our overview of all alternative Christmas Trees. :: It is been 4 years now that I have covered our all-glass front door with paper doilies. It makes the most beautiful shadow patterns of afternoon sunlight on the walls. Every year, I cut them a bit differently. Usually I post them randomly […]

Thanksgiving Nail Art

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Are you ready yet for the big meal?  Are you also already looking terrific, but want to have something fun on hand… opt for a fancy nail do: Thanksgiving Nails! Here’s some inspiration…   Turkey Design Thanksgiving Nails By www.peacelovelacquer.com   I am pretty set on these, but I also like   French Glitter Thanksgiving […]

Best Homemade Advent Calendars

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Beautiful Advent Calendars, to Make & To Buy. My friend was cleaning her closets the other day, and asked if I was interested in her old house-shaped letter-box. It looked … a bit dated, odd-shaped and bland. It was plain wood, and … I did not know what to do with it. Mentally, I was […]

25 Sweet + Savory Thanksgiving Snacks &Treats for Kids

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Thanksgiving treats. Little tasty bites. That’s what I’m after for this Thanksgiving. And& leading up to Thanksgiving …. what better way to get in a festive mood with Thanksgiving – themed treats?!! For the kids at the table, in snack, for Thanksgiving parties, and as pre-meal appetizers or as Thanksgiving dinner side dishes. You pick. […]

Cricut Christmas Tree DiY

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Is it too early to post a Christmas tree? Noooo…?!! Never too early, right?! Last night I spotted this Cricut Christmas Tree on Pinterest, and it spurred me into immediate action. You know, some pictures just have that effect on me. I wanted one. photo credit: Cricut   Not having a Cricut here with me […]

A touch of Romance :: Wedding Decorating Ideas

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Halloween over. What are we going to hang up next?  Too early for Christmas gear, so how about a bit of romantic cheer? These simple, romantic vintage sheet music hearts are one such thing. image credit: Dreams and Weddings at tumblr Having eloped myself, one might think that I’m not so into weddings. Regarding some […]

5 Fabulous Last Minute Halloween Ideas

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Oh, today there’s so much today, Halloween day. Some of us have been ready for months. But not I (and many of you, last-minute-trippers.) So, for us, then, here are 5 last minute Halloween projects to undertake to look like the splendid party host without having spent much money nor time.   1. Last Minute […]

We Have a Winner!

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Thank you to all of you who participated in the giveaway for the wonderful photo styling by Ahndea May.  The winner is…. Inez Falleyn! Lucky girl. This year, she’ll have beautiful photos of her kids to give to grandparents and well, to keep for herself!  Congratulations, Inez.   For the rest of us, please realize […]

Glow in the Dark Halloween Projects

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Since I updated my article on how to make chicken wire garden ghosts as Halloween garden decorations with what would be the best glow-in-the-dark paint solution, I see glow-in-the-dark Halloween decorating projects everywhere. Let me share two that inspire me most.   1. Glow in the Dark – Mason Jars Image credit: From Panka with […]

15 Best Halloween Nail Art Ideas

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15 best Halloween nail art ideas that you can do! Get your nail polish colors now, and the pencils and stickers, practice now and be ready for Halloween. (And while your nail polish is drying, be sure to check out our 101+ Halloween Costume Ideas , our 50+ Halloween no-carve pumpkin decorations and other fabulous […]

Certificate Templates :: Best Halloween Costume

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Want to vote for the best Halloween Costume at your upcoming Halloween Party? I have just made a new addition to my list of free downloadable certificate templates: a certificate template for the Best Halloween Costume.   Like it? Delightful Halloween costumes are one of my favorite aspects of the Halloween celebrations. Kids just look […]

How to :: Halloween Curb Appeal

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Creating Halloween Curb Appeal is not as daunting as one might think. There are several tricks to creating fabulous Halloween curb appeal that will delight you every time you get home as well as all passersby. Here’s the Halloween Home Decorating How-to ..   How to Create Halloween Curb Appeal Step 1: Remove all prior […]

10 Unique Pink Pillows :: Add Color-pop to Girls Bedrooms

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End-of-Summer/begin Fall Back-to-school activities also includes freshening up kids bedrooms with a bit of new bedding and/or kids bedroom accessories, such as some lovely throw pillows. Nothing, and I mean, nothing spruces up or alters a room like colorful throw pillows. And with color, I mean PINK, of course. Nothing less but p.i.n.k. All shades […]