christmas craft roundup

Advent Calendar If you’re late in the game this season with your Christmas crafts (didn’t Christmas just sneak up on us this year?), here are some quick and easy ones from my archives to do before the holiday arrives. The last few can be made Christmasy with just an alter of the colors. I haven’t […]

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diy pom pom garland

I have been wanting to make a pom pom garland for a while now, so yesterday I spent my time watching Gilmore Girls being productive by plopping down on the couch with yarn, a fork, and some scissors. I followed this simple tutorial and used a serving fork (larger than a regular eating one) to […]

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happy halloween!

The month of October has been all too good this year. I so enjoyed my photo a day challenge and loved that I took the time to capture and treasure the small, magical moments this month creates. From our beautiful trip up to the Pacific Northwest, to the much needed family time back in Texas, […]

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Project Life

I’m about finished with this past year’s Project Life album. I just need to finish some journaling and order Instagram prints (by the way – what is a good app to print these directly from your Instagram feed and not from your phone gallery?). As I’m sure I’ve said before, I love printing photos and […]

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DIY Pennant

I’ve probably mentioned here that I’m not a naturally gifted crafter. But I strive to be. I love to make things, and I love to make things that are free. I’ve been seeing pennants popping up online that aren’t sports related : ones that include inspirational messages or song lyrics or anything else of the […]

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DIY christmas ornaments

I wanted to make these last Christmas, but I finally got around to it this year. I love animals, and I love Christmas, so it seemed like the right thing to do. I first saw the idea here, with the original tutorial here, but I simplified it a little. Here’s what I used and what […]

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DIY christmas banner

Well, Thanksgiving is this week (can’t believe it!), which means your Christmas decorations are about to come out (if they haven’t already). We’ll get our big tree this weekend, but last week I made a super simple Christmas banner for our “mantle” (along the same lines as my fall banner). Here’s how I did it: […]

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DIY christmas wreath

Ok, ok, I know it’s not Thanksgiving yet. But if you want to have your Christmas decor out come the day after Thanksgiving, you have to get working on all the DIY stuff now. Plus, we have one week less between Thanksgiving and Christmas than usual, right? Anyway, here is how I made a super […]

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DIY rhino costume

During our visit to the San Diegoย Zoo, we stumbled upon a zookeeper giving a feeding and information session about their rhino, so we stopped to watch and listen. Upon deciding we should all be animals for Halloween, I half-jokingly suggested Whitney should be a rhino. Well, he loved the idea. And the crafty person he […]

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DIY owl costume

Once we I decided we (Whitney, Kipling, and I) should all go as animals for Halloween, an owl was the obvious choice for a costume I could plausibly make with zero sewing skills. Originally I was only going to use clothes I had on hand plus a homemade masquerade mask, but then I decided to […]

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