EASY Watercolor Portrait

Hi!  Although it doesn’t look like it, this is a very easy watercolor portrait that ANYONE can do.  Seriously, you have to try it! I don’t like to have favorites, but I think this just might be my all time FAVORITE project that I have ever done.  I feel this way for two reasons:  First …

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Lenten Nail and String Art

So, it’s Lent.  I have a love/hate relationship with Lent.  I love that it is a special time, set apart for self-denial, reflection, prayer and renewal.  Unfortunately I also struggle with Lent for the same reasons.  I love the thought of simplifying my life and meeting God in the quiet–I just continually fall short. I …

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Lenten Vigil Candle Holder

Before I get started on the project I’d like to introduce my guest crafter: my niece Mary.  She is an amazing “up and comer” in the crafting world…and she happens to be loosing lots of teeth at the moment.  She is, without a doubt, my favorite crafting buddy and she was sweet enough to help …

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Denim and Felt Floral Hoop

Happy (almost) Friday.  It has been a good but a long week here.  Not only is it bone-chillingly cold (I live in Minnesota and it is so cold here that they cancelled school—and remember that’s in Minnesota where we are used to the cold.  -40 wind chill!) but the week has also been long because …

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On the topic of life…

If you are looking for the latest link party, click here. I’m a simple person, and my understanding of things are, often times, simple.Since today is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I thought I would take a minute to share why I am pro-life. Here are two pictures of the same life: Ultra-sound picture …

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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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