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Category Archives: Holidays

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 »

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 »

Rosemary Lemon Body Scrub Recipe

rosemary lemon brown sugar scrub recipe

Somewhere in my journeys on the Internet I came across the new (just started last month) crafty challenge from Adventures in Making and thought, why not? The challenge was to create a craft on the theme of herbs and spices, which made my mind turn to the rosemary plant we just brought inside because it’s freezing outside. And because it’s ... Read More »

Make an Easy Kid Craft Halloween Centerpiece

finished halloween kid craft centerpiece

Through the years the girl has made a lot of great Halloween crafts at school. These are actually just a few of them. I love the yarn-wrapped mummy, of course, and the spider is pretty awesome, too (it’s made out of a Laughing Cow cheese container). Then there are all the pumpkins she painted last year. (I was doing a ... Read More »

Make a Kid’s Birthday Party Space More Colorful with PartyPail

birthday party fun

PartyPail.com allowed me to pick out some great stuff for the girl’s birthday party in exchange for writing a post. All opinions are my own (and the girl’s, mostly). For about six months the girl knew exactly what she wanted for her fifth birthday: a party at Gynmastics Joe’s, a local gymnastics studio that’s open for play (they have trampolines ... Read More »

Sound Games with Easter Eggs

guess sound easter egg

I guess it’s not really time — or just barely time — for crafts and ideas involving Easter eggs, but all my spring holiday stuff is in the same storage bag so we’ve had Easter eggs floating around for a while. And the girl likes playing with them in lots of different ways, but commonly it has something to do ... Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for You and Your Kids

st particks day sensory montessori

I guess I’m just craving green and rainbows right about now, but I’m really feeling the need to craft things for St. Patrick’s Day. My family is pretty darn Irish (and my brother’s name is Patrick) so this is a holiday I celebrated growing up, but we’ve never done much for it with the girl. This may be the year ... Read More »