VALENTINE CANVAS

So this week, we decided to make a pretty Valentine’s canvas for their playroom, that can stay up all year. My kids really love looking at art that they’ve created and declaring, “I’m the artist! I made that!”


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Magical swirling glitter mesmerizes my kids while I get their breakfast or lunch ready. No more impatient toddlers clambering for food while I cook.


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“Life can be cruel and unpredictable. Make the most out of every goodbye while you still have the chance. And if necessary, make a reminder sign. “X-O-X-O Before You Go” applies to anyone, regardless of age or gender. ”
– Hands Free Mama
So here’s an embroidery pattern and stitch tutorial for making your own reminder!


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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. During our monthly blog-related trip to Dollar General, I thought I was scoping out the seasonal aisle for autumnal craft ideas. But when the assignment hit my Social Spark account, it turns out it was


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Even though I pinned tutorials for this before, I didn’t reference them, because how hard could it be? That’s why this isn’t a tutorial. You don’t need one.

Just paint the edges of the canvas, use a foam brush to put modpodge on the canvas, slap that photo on, and modpodge over it.


My other post about how to make a hammock out of your woven wraps has been pinned a billion times on Pinterest, stolen and republished without permission (creepy… that’s my kid, you guys. don’t DO that. And not okay to steal anyway) and shared WITH permission by buzzfeed and apartment therapy. THANK YOU to everyone


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One simple but super-fun fall craft you can do with your kids is pumpkin painting! This isn't something that takes a lot of prep or clean-up, but it's super-fun and will give you dcorations to use all month. Unlike carved pumpkins which will rot pretty quickly, painted pumpkins “keep” for a long time. You can


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This Crafterday Saturday is a super simple project you can whip together with things you probably already have. These little magnets would be great stocking stuffers (not for little kids though – strong magnets can be really dangerous), or to add some color to your message board or fridge. All you need is some magnets,


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When my daughter was a wee baby, I discovered the awesomeness of baby leg warmers. All of the cuteness of leggings, but with SUPER-easy diaper changes. But when fall and winter brought chillier weather, and she needed socks on all the time, I wondered why I couldn't find baby thigh-high socks anywhere. (There are only


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My door has been feeling a little bit neglected and un-festive, so I decided to make a quick wreath to perk it up a bit and to greet visitors. Right now at Target, you can get these small wreath bases for $1, so I picked up a couple and brought them home. I’ll probably go


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I’ve had this project in mind for ages, and finally HAD to make it. I had casually mentioned to Anneliese one day that I was going to make her a stove. Every day after that, she would tell me as she played with her toys, “Mama make stove!” So… she knows how to get me



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