Christmas Card Binder: A Yearly Record Book

I LOVE getting picture Christmas cards in the mail.  It may be one of the merriest parts of the season for me.  Getting those cards is a wonderful reminder of all the loving, beautiful people in my life.  It’s also fun to see what some of those that live far away have been up to …

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Penguin Year Marker {with free template}

My family is at a really fun stage where things are changing quickly.  Just two and a half years ago my husband and I got married…and now we have two children.  Makes my head spin!  I am so grateful, and a little overwhelmed sometimes!  We have had two Christmases in a row where we had …

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Baby Prep: DIY Baby Wipes

I am excited to share today a DIY Baby Wipes Recipe that I have been using with my kids for a few years now.  I stand by it, and will use it for as long as I have kids in diapers. The decision to quit my job and become a stay-at-home mom was not an …

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Baby Prep: The Perfect Burp Cloth

As an expecting parent it is so difficult to tell what you are going to use when the baby actually arrives.  When we were registering I registered for lots of receiving blankets.  I kept thinking, “you can’t have too many receiving blankets”.  Well, now that I am prepping for baby number 2, and finally going …

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Handmade Felt Finger Puppets

Last week I had the honor of being a guest blogger over at Happy Hour Projects.  Here is the post I shared over there.  Have a wonderful Wednesday! Nancy Felt finger puppets are easy to make and, once you get the hang of it, can easily be made in about 20 minutes.  I (like usual) …

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Embroidered Wedding Photo

My husband and I will be celebrating our 2 year anniversary this week, so I thought I would stay on that theme, and in the process create a few nice things to commemorate two years.  Side note, it feels like a lot longer than two years!  Mostly for good reasons.  We are 2 months from …

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Baby’s First Watercolor

My son is only 15 months old…but I just can’t wait!  I really want to be working on projects with the little guy, so I thought up this one, and we did it together (with lots of mommy prep and post work), but I can honestly say, this is my son’s watercolor work and I …

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Folded Magazine Cross

I am giving pinterest full credit for the idea behind this project.  How many of us pinned this project when you came across it on pinterest?  Obviously I did too.  And so, I just had to try it. Please go to the linked blog for how-to, I am not going to claim this method as …

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Photo Transfer onto wood

Today I have a simple little project that I recently completed for my parents.  They celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary on Friday.  Don’t my parents look young?!?  This is a photo transfer that anyone, with the right materials, could easily accomplish. Materials: Scrap piece of wood (my sister put an addition on her house, so …

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DIY Photo Pendant Necklace

Usually jewelry is not included in my diy projects simple because I always wear one of two necklaces.  However, I came across this idea and made an exception.  I love how it turned out, and I can wear it with one of the necklaces that I usually wear! I have only been a mother for …

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DIY Felt-Flap Picture Book for Baby

Here is a very simple project that we have gotten a TON of use out of already.  It is simple and very easy to make (I think I put this together is a single nap time or less).  Also, since our closest family lives 3 hours away…and other family lives 18 hours to 24 hours …

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Friday Project: Felt Name Book for baby

As promised, it is felt week here, and here is the first of the felt projects: a hand-sewn name book for a baby.  It is simple, I enjoyed making it, and my 10 month old son has read it so many times I will soon have to replace the binding!  There is no tutorial here, …

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DIY Resurrection Applique Hoop

I gave up Pinterest for Lent…but every Sunday evening I allow myself to peek at it.  (I have a serious addiction).  This Sunday I stumbled upon this adorable little project at Sew Mama Sew. I am really into felt right now, and the projects just screams Spring to me…but what is Spring without Easter?  So, …

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Friday Project: Braided T-Shirt Rag Rug

One of my favorite things to do while crating is to upcycle.  Therefore, this craft, Braided T-Shirt Rag Rug, is a personal favorite.  It is super easy–and who doesn’t have extra t-shirt laying around?   And plus, making it fit into my Lenten goals. Among other things, I decided to give up buying craft supplies …

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Friday Project: Simple Lenten Rosary Case

My Lenten resolutions usually involve the rosary in some way.  Like all things in my faith life, the rosary is something that brings with it such rich blessings if it is part of my daily life…and yet I struggle to pray a rosary every day.  Unfortunately, my daily rosary has suffered since I stopped working …

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Photo Transfer: Remembering a Beautiful Wedding

For those of us (Maria and myself included) who didn’t waste any time starting a family after getting married, the wedding itself can quickly start to seem far, far away.  I was just married in August of 2010, but since our first child came amount exactly 9 months later, the wedding already feels like a …

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