Crafts & Creative Ideas

Kids Eat the Rainbow

(This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. If you purchase any recommended books from these links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you, so thank you. 😊) I’m a sucker for themes. You may already have figured that out. Almost nine years ago, I had the idea to help encourage my… Continue reading Kids Eat the Rainbow

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Mothers’ Day

Happy Mothers' Day weekend to all women! I wanted to write this post specifically for every woman out there. Mothers' Day can be a day of mixed emotions. Some women relish the opportunity to be doted upon by their children and look forward to calling their own mothers to thank them for the gift of a… Continue reading Mothers’ Day

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Making Plates More Personal

I'm nearing the end of "birthday season" right now (with my three boys' birthdays falling within four weeks of each other), and I wanted to share with you a little tradition our family has. We have a special Birthday Plate that I pull out when we're celebrating a birthday in our family. It's a simple… Continue reading Making Plates More Personal

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Valentine Mailboxes & Tokens of Love

The month of LOVE is almost here!! It's hard to believe that it's almost February, isn't it? Valentine's Day, and the two weeks leading up to it, is quickly becoming my children's "second favorite holiday" (according to them). I think it's because of this tradition I've established with them throughout the last several years which… Continue reading Valentine Mailboxes & Tokens of Love

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How to Transfer an Image onto a Candle

I love candles. Ironically, I'm extremely sensitive to smells, so I only light unscented ones. But there's just something about that soft glow that gets me feeling warm and cozy. I have several flameless candles in our family room, set on a timer to light up our space a little more once it gets dark.… Continue reading How to Transfer an Image onto a Candle

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It’s a Jolly Holiday with Mary

The Disney movie “Mary Poppins” has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. I loved the idea of a nanny who spent her days making the ordinary seem extraordinary. She was proper but knew how to have fun. She expected good manners and respect but knew how to teach a lesson… Continue reading It’s a Jolly Holiday with Mary

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Crafting with a Scorch Marker

(This post contains affiliate links to Amazon for the craft supplies. If you purchase from those links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you, so thank you. 😊) I just experimented with a unique product I recently learned about (even though it came out last year). It's called a Scorch Marker… Continue reading Crafting with a Scorch Marker

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How to Make Christmas Music Trees

Aren't these little trees just the cutest? I saw them online and knew I wanted to teach my moms' group how to make them during our Christmas meeting this week. I love how simple they are and how cute they all turned out. They look pretty displayed solo or as a grove of musical evergreens -… Continue reading How to Make Christmas Music Trees

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Creating a More Purposeful Advent Calendar and Meaningful Advent Season

    The season of Advent is one of my favorite times of the year. It is an annual reminder to celebrate and appreciate what the Christmas season embodies:  endless hope, bountiful joy, unreserved love, and altruistic giving. The word advent is derived from the Latin word for coming. We are to be preparing our… Continue reading Creating a More Purposeful Advent Calendar and Meaningful Advent Season