Category Archive: creative

How to Make an Art Portfolio from a Cardboard Box

Shortly after L started preschool, I realized I had severely underestimated the amount of artwork my little one would bring home.  As much as I would like to save every precious painting and sketch, it’s unrealistic. However, for those special ones I needed a good way to hold on to them. I already have a keepsake …

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Lovely Little Ladybug Costumes

-(It’s like herding cats, trying to get both girls to sit still for pictures anymore. These are the best I could get.)- After lots of wavering (between everything from a circus clown to an elephant), L decided she wanted to be a ladybug for Halloween. She stuck with the ladybug idea for several weeks in …

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DIY Kids’ Magnetic Fishing Set

As promised, I’m finally getting around to posting some extra pictures for a quick tutorial on the magnetic kids’ fishing set.  If you missed the note on social media, one day L came up to me and said she wanted to go fishing. We were in no position to actually go fishing in the traditional …

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New Uses for Old Holiday Cards

I wouldn’t classify myself as a pack rat, and I’m far from a hoarder.  However, I do have a tendency to keep things. Especially if I’m under the impression that they could be used for something else, if they are pretty, or too sentimental to just throw away. Christmas cards (and other greeting cards) fall …

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Children’s Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas! I absolutely love this season.  It’s such a wonderful time of celebration for the birth of our Savior.  I love the music, excitement, family, friends, great food; I even love the snow. Every year after Thanksgiving I look forward to decorating the house.  This year’s a little different, however.  With a toddler running …

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Fun and Easy Ways to Keep in Touch

Living 1,307 miles away from our closest family members can make staying in touch a bit of a challenge.  Growing up, my husband and I were blessed to be very close to family and grandparents.  Those relationships greatly influenced our childhoods and who we are today.  One of our biggest desires is for family to …

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Christmas, Christmas Time is Here

It’s that joyous, beautiful, festive time of year again! Ready or not, it’s already December. We had a lovely Thanksgiving with so many blessings to be thankful for this year; and now Christmas is less than one week away. It took me 6 days to get the tree put up and house decorated. Not because I …

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Do-it-Yourself Baby Mobile

There is only one week left till my due date, and our little bundle of joy could arrive any day now.  Most of the major things have been crossed off our to-do list; so to help pass the hours I turned my efforts to a fun project for the nursery, a crafty handmade mobile. I …

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Top 5 Picks for Repurposing and Upcycling

As you’ve seen from previous posts, I love taking old, unused, or unwanted items and turning them into something new.  Here is a list of a few of my favorite websites that share this same passion.  Feel free to add your projects, ideas, and best sites to the comments below. 1. Funky Junk Interiors From mattress …

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Woven Basket from Electrical Cords

Does this look familiar, boxes and totes full of discarded and outdated electronic devices in a tangled mass of cords?  Over the years, we have gone through several computer towers, printers, DVD players, and sets of speakers.  Some have been upgraded, others replaced after extensive use. In our last house, all of these unused items …

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