DIY Graduation Gift: An Inspirational Promise Jar
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DIY Graduation Gift: An Inspirational Promise Jar

  Do you know a senior who, because of the COVID-19 cancellations, won’t have a high school graduation this year? With this quarantine in place, schools, and families have been thinking of creative ways to honor their graduating seniors. From drive-by parades and sidewalk chalk inspirational messages to yard signs, Adopt-A-Senior programs and decorated front…

How to make a Stained Glass Tissue Paper Cross
Crafts | Easter 101

How to make a Stained Glass Tissue Paper Cross

I’ve always loved walking into traditional churches and cathedrals to look at their stained glass windows. The older the church/cathedral, the more intricate the stained glass art is. I wanted to help the kids make a craft that not only celebrated Christ but also would serve as a symbolic reminder that God can bring beauty…

DIY Inspirational decor: How to make a beautiful Button Cross
Crafts | Easter 101

DIY Inspirational decor: How to make a beautiful Button Cross

My kids don’t have art incorporated into the curriculum at school and most evenings during a routine school year are packed with homework or an after-school activity/commitment. Sadly arts and crafts get thrown to the back-burner. Now with school indefinitely closed because of the mandated Covid-19 Stay-At-Home order in our city, we’ve been diving into…

An easy Cross craft to encourage a child’s faith.
Crafts | Easter 101

An easy Cross craft to encourage a child’s faith.

With schools closed till early April (at least for now), we’ve been doing our best to focus on the positive, make the most of each day, and do what we can to encourage each other’s faith, as COVID-19 concerns loom around. Thanks to my sponsored partnership with Oriental Trading (OTC) our totes have enough crafting…

A whole new world with the Aladdin Live-Action movie (A Glitter Globe Craft and more!)
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A whole new world with the Aladdin Live-Action movie (A Glitter Globe Craft and more!)

When you think of Disney’s original Aladdin, the animated classic, can you name the one character you will never forget? I’m sure the answer to that is the Genie. I can still hear Genie’s voice in my head and laugh recollecting the dialogue from the animated version. Robin Williams crushed that role! I wasn’t sure…

How to make an easy 100th day of school shirt for a girl
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How to make an easy 100th day of school shirt for a girl

Earlier this week was the 100th day of school. This totally slipped my mind till Baby Girl’s teacher sent out a message on Remind early in the morning. Needless to say, I was incredibly thankful she attends the afternoon shift at school, allowing me to desperately rummage through my craft drawers to find something to…

An Easy DIY Cookie Mix in a Jar Gift
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An Easy DIY Cookie Mix in a Jar Gift

Thanks to my partnership with Oriental Trading (OTC), I always stock up on craft supplies for various projects. I’ve been craft-shopping through OTC for years now. Affordable prices and the vast array of choices influence that decision.  My daughter’s girl scout troop has this wonderful Christmas tradition. They each pick the name of a girl…

How to make an easy Red Fish Blue Fish hair accessory
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How to make an easy Red Fish Blue Fish hair accessory

This week the kids are celebrating Read Across America week with fun Dr. Seuss themed activities and attire, each day. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself)Green Eggs and HamOh, The Places You’ll Go!Fox in Socks (Beginner Books)The Cat in the HatDr. Seuss’s Second Beginner Book CollectionDr….

How to Make an Easy Snowman Wall Decoration with Christmas Ornaments
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How to Make an Easy Snowman Wall Decoration with Christmas Ornaments

Our Easy Snowman Wall Decoration with Christmas Ornaments was featured on Countryliving.com (Squeal!)   There’s so much I love about Christmas. This year we began decorating well before Thanksgiving because I wanted to enjoy the warm, cozy, festive feel longer. While the house, both indoor and outdoor, looks festive, the long wall leading to the front door has…