Cutest Confetti Soap Tutorial

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I love adorable soaps as gifts for friends big and small! This simple confetti soap is sweet and fun and so easy to put together. I love useful gifts – EEEEEVERYBODY washes their hands, right? It’s a worthwhile activity to encourage, so let’s do it! Glycerine is easy to source and melts easily, so it… 

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Simple Stenciled Gift Tags

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Yesterday I shed some light on stencil abuse and how you can help end it. Today I’m putting stencil skills to good use in a simple stenciled gift tag project with supplies from Martha Stewart Crafts. I love a handmade touch on gift wrap. Nothing crazy, just a little something. A handmade gift is even… 

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Mom Rocks! A Tutorial

Do your kids love to bring you treasures too? Depending on what we’ve been reading, discussing or watching lately, the girls will bring me flowers (or weeds) and bugs and worms and leaves and rocks. The rocks get all sorts of fun descriptions – they’ll call them “magic crystals” or “gemstones” or “special rocks”. They’re… 

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Haven’t Lost My Marbles. Yet.

Thaaaank you, so many of you, for kind words about this post. Friday, the day after I posted, I was at the doctor’s office for a checkup and talking about what else I could do to get through the nausea. Just one day later, Saturday– at exactly 15 weeks and 3 days– I woke up… 

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Open Wide Zipper Pouches

(alternately titled: Open Wide Zipper Pouches, and How Much I Suck at Making Open Wide Zipper Pouches) I have 3 good friends all having birthdays within a month, so I went on the hunt for something fun and cute and most importantly EASY to make for all of them and knock all the presents out… 

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Card Stock + Mod Podge = Ornament

All of these ornaments were made with multiple layers of cardstock mod podged together.  See Susan’s tutorial for more information.  I cut these with my silhouette, but you could cut simple shapes by hand, or use a decorative paper punch.  I really love how the multiple layers of card stock make these ornaments look and… 

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Mini Canvases

These are things that can kill you with cuteness. Little teeny tiny canvases. The size of a post-it note. While they are so very very cute, they’re also so very very tiny to actually make anything on them. So my solution to make use of the cuteness is to print art and photos and mod… 

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Super Soap: A Tutorial

When I saw this pin, I knew I wanted to do something like it. But rather than take new photos of my kids, I wanted to use photos I already had and add some text. I made these as Christmas gifts, but I figure you could make them for any one of 543 other holidays… 

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Ornament Factory

Yesterday morning was spent making piles of these with the help of a super fun crafty mom friend. This time around, instead of photos, there’s a school graphic, the name of the school and the year on one side, and it’s blank on the other. Since I had about 50 to make and didn’t want… 

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Fast, Easy, Inexpensive, Cute Photo Ornaments: A Tutorial

I’ve taken on a fundraising task for K’s school. We’re making ornaments to sell at the upcoming Holiday Bazaar. I’ve spent a while trying to come up with a recipe for ornament-making that required little financial investment and a reasonable amount of time with awesome results. That’s the goal, anyway. And while thinking about making… 

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Santa Starts Early, too

Santa can’t get all of his work done at the last minute, and neither can we. Ready to get started on that holiday crafty to-do list? Today we’re blogging at Skip to My Lou as part of their Holiday Bake, Craft & Sew Along Series. You’ll find the full tutorial for this Santa Bag there– along with… 

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Hiding Hooters With Style

I’ve had the discussion at least a dozen times with various friends who were nursing or planning to nurse: a nursing cover need not relate to your baby. You’re accessorizing yourself. You can pick a fabric or fabrics that work with your own style of dress and blend nicely. Which is not to say that… 

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The Best Crayons Ever

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We don’t go nuts talking about individual products all that much. We’re not infomercial people. But I decided I wanted to write about the best crayons everĀ (affiliate link) because there’s so much I love about them. I’m a materials geek, especially with anything that features a set of colors. We’ve gone through a lot of… 

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