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Getting My Holiday Together Like a Crafty Ninja, Part One

teacher gift candied pecans

It’s not like we don’t see Christmas coming. It’s at the same time every year. It can’t possibly sneak up on us, and yet every year there’s the same mad dash to finish something or buy something or do something before that big, firm deadline of Dec. 25. Or, in my case, Dec. 19. The last day the girl has ... Read More »

Make a Cute Holiday Card in Five Minutes or Less

easy christmas card diy

I’m a little behind on, well, probably everything this holiday season, but I’m just now starting to pull together gifts for my daughter’s teachers. I knew I at least wanted to make handmade cards, so I pulled together some really basic and wonderful supplies that allowed me to make these merry cards in less than five minutes each. What You’ll ... Read More »

Frozen Dress Up Gift Bag {Iron Craft Challenge}

ribbon in bag drawstring

The Iron Craft Challenge this week was to make something that could be done from start to finish in an hour or less. I had been thinking about this one for a while so I was glad to finally get it finished. Like most girls her age, the girl is very into Frozen. One of the few things on her ... Read More »

Make Glitter Clothespins to Hold Holiday Cards

hang cards with glitter clothespins

I’m taking part in the Adventures in Making #DIYCraftChallenge again this month. The theme is glitter. Join in if you want, or check out my entry from last month, Rosemary Lemon Body Scrub. We recently put a table in our entry way in this strange little nook by the staircase. I love it, but in an effort to keep it ... Read More »

5 Tips for Helping Kids Transition to a New School

going to school

As a brand ambassador for Better Beginnings, I have been compensated for this post, but all thoughts are my own. The girl stayed home with me for almost the first two years of her life, and she was a pretty super clingy little one. That could be because she barely ever saw people outside of her family for the first ... Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Mix Tape Gift Box Helps You #OwntheGalaxy

awesome mix tape gift box diy

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OwnTheGalaxy #CollectiveBias We went to see Guardians of the Galaxy at the movie theater, and I’ll admit I had no real idea what it was about. I ended up really liking it — even with a talking racoon! — and I think it ... Read More »

Shopping Local at the Mall

arkansas goodies shop local

Note: The Northwest Arkansas Mall provided me with a gift card to spend and one to give away as compensation for this post, but all thoughts are my own. What do you picture when you think about shopping local? If you’re like me, it might be a bustling downtown, a holiday craft show, a funky strip mall full of great ... Read More »

Perler Bead Dala Horse {Iron Craft Challenge}

dala horse perler bead design

The Iron Craft challenge prompt for this week was to do something related to an upcoming holiday. I guess it’s because they are traditionally red that I thought of Swedish dala horses, because they don’t have anything in particular to do with the holidays, I just wanted to make one. And I wanted to make one of out perler (melty) ... Read More »

Experimenting with Glitter and Paint

using glitter gel as paint

I’ve been doing some cleaning in the girl’s art area lately, and one good thing about that is that it means we’re finding things we forgot we had. It was nearly a year ago the last time we played with paint and glitter gel, and the girl found the remains of the bottle over the weekend and decided she wanted ... Read More »