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365 Arts & Crafts in 2016 – #1-17

Last year, I joined a Facebook group with some of my crafty mom friends and the challenge was to create 365 crafted items over the year of 2015.  ANY craft, no matter how big or small would count and you didn’t have to do one each day.  You could do ten in one day and none for the rest of the week.  It totally worked with your schedule, but seeing as how I had a completely crazy, all-over-the-place year in 2015, I failed at the challenge. 

This year is going to be SO much more stable.  I am not planning a move.  I have learned the ins and outs of my new home (RV).  I will not have a very toxic person interfering in my life.  I am surrounded by joy and happiness.  I have SO many goals.  I have many new things to look forward to in 2016. 

Even at a million weeks pregnant, I have already gotten a head start on my craftiness for the year.  Since I have been waiting for our precious Laken to arrive, I have created SEVENTEEN crafty things!! 

I created four plastic dinosaur necklaces that my children REALLY want.  Those might not make it to my sell pile. 

I also made five pairs of earrings and eight hair bows!  Not everything is in these pictures, but I was super excited to learn how to make the adorable hair bows!  I am hoping with practice, I get better and faster with them. 

Anyone is welcome to join the crafting madness!  Use #365craftsin2016 on your various social media when you post pictures of your wares! […]

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DIY Fall Décor Part 1

This year, I decided I wanted to make some of my own Halloween and Fall holiday décor.  I really wanted things that could be left up for Halloween and throughout the Fall season.  I’m not really big into cheesy décor or corny Thanksgiving stuff, so I wanted some more “edgy” decorations.  For part one, I am going to tell you about two projects that we did.  I am going to link to some similar products if I can’t find the exact ones, but for these two projects, I purchased my supplies at WalMart.  You could also shop online or at a local craft store. […]

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Origami Fox Face

In exchange for an honest review, I received a package of origami paper from Orchid Origami Paper. The paper is high-quality-grade, the product is full of vibrant colors, and overall, it works great with origami-folding.

Origami is so fun! Today, I’m teaching you all how to make a super adorable fox face. […]

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Review: Rubber Band Bracelet Kit


I am being compensated for my time put into writing up this review and for thoroughly reviewing this product from BCDE.  The compensation, which may be free products or cash/PayPal, does not alter or influence any of the opinions expressed in this blog. 

My kids love doing arts and crafts projects so when I pulled out the monster size 6000 piece rubber band bracelet kit from BCDE, my oldest was SO excited! […]

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Review: ABC Chalk Markers


I am being compensated for my time put into writing up this review and for thoroughly reviewing this product from Ander Blake Company.  The compensation, which may be free products or cash/PayPal, does not alter or influence any of the opinions expressed in this blog. 

I had never before seen liquid chalk markers until I got a pack from Ander Blake Company. […]

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8 Free Crafty, Skill-Based eGuides

Spring is approaching, and what better way to prepare for all the fun crafts the season brings than to brush up on your skills? Download these guides now to hone your skills—they’re free!

This post contains affiliate links, so if you sign up or make a purchase, we may earn a small percentage as commission at no extra cost to you. […]

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Homemade Valentine’s Day Crayons

Are you looking for something fun to send to school with your kids in place of candy for Valentine’s Day?  I am always THAT mom who tries to avoid the sugar and dyes on these holidays where SO many treats are given to my kids.  It’s one thing if they have it every now and then, but holidays such as Valentine’s Day and Halloween guarantee that we have a bowl full of sugar rush and hyperactivity for a month straight. […]

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Redecorating with Recycled Materials

I hope you enjoy our guest post today!

Ideas for Decorating Your Home with Recycled Materials

Written by Jane Blanchard

There is much to gain from reclaiming materials and reusing them for other purposes. Salvaging old or used materials is often cheaper than new. They introduce a comfortable feeling with unusual characteristics that create interest and warmth in their new-found destinations that just cannot be matched with new or artificially distressed products. […]

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Twelve Crunchy Resolutions

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!! Did anyone make any New Year resolutions? Does anyone ever follow through with their resolutions? Yeah, me neither! Hahah! This year, I am hoping to change that by doing my resolutions a little differently. Instead of having yearly resolutions, I’m going to have monthly resolutions where I just focus on one each month. […]

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DIY Flu Shot

A lot of my friends have been getting sick lately which means they are getting suggestions for the flu shot.  While I know the flu shot can be good for some people, an alternative “flu shot” can also work if you’re not interested in the injection.  Here’s a quick and easy rollerball recipe for you! […]

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