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Let Them Join You. It's Worth It.

Let Them Join You

It takes more planning. More time. More setup and cleaning afterward. It takes attention and effort to teach them skills and techniques.

But it’s worth the extra effort.

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magical glitter jars diy

Magical Glitter Jars

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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XOXO Before You Go – Embroidery Project & Stem Stitch Tutorial

“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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12 Simple Tips for Fauxtographing Your Children

Fauxtographer is a term generally used as an insult by the threatened-photographer crowd. But my friends and I use it jokingly, to convey the idea that although we are not pro photographers, and we know we’re not, we try to take the best pictures we can and strive to learn new things each time we pull out our cameras. And you can too.

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Beat the Summer Heat with a DIY Cool Water Pad

Have I mentioned it’s super hot here? I don’t think I’m alone… on twitter and facebook I’ve even heard of temps in the 120s this month! It was 112 one day last week, and will be close to 110 all week. It’s hot, y’all. So one night, I plopped down with Arrested Development, some shower curtains, pool noodles, and duct tape and made this awesome water pad to play on when the kids woke up.

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DIY Photo Canvases

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.

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Teaching my Toddler to Sew

I’m teaching my 2 year old how to sew, and from the way she was dancing around today singing, “Pupple em-boy-dee! Pupple em-boy-dee!” I have hope that someday my daydreams of crafting together will come true.

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Super-Cute Button Magnets

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

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