Category Archives: Craft

Pirate Buried Treasure in a Bottle Game

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Rrrrrrrrrrr you a pirate loving family?! We sure are. I go on lots of adventures with my little boys during the day. We run away from dinosaurs and cheetahs, we are good ninjas who fight "meanie bad guys", we jump over hot lava, and we are excellent treasure hunting pirates. Grandma gave all of my kids a little bag of gold chocolate coins for St. Patrick's Day and I'm pretty sure my kids don't know that there is chocolate hiding inside! We have been using them as pirate treasure all week instead of eating them. I have the kids stay in the Continue Reading →


DIY Instagram Photo Display

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I’ve been dying to shares today’s project and it is finally done! I made an instagram photo display out of an old wooden screen door that I found behind the house. FOUND! And the end result is gorgeous. And I’ll show you how to make one of your own too. No old wooden screen doors hanging around? A big frame from the thrift store would work the same. I adore instagram (do you follow me?!). It’s such a fun way to document the every day. And what I love even more is having all of those memories printed and on Continue Reading →


Simple DIY Bird Feeder

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This is such a fun little project and I’ve been looking forward to sharing it with you. If you haven’t noticed yet, we have a soft spot in our family for little friends, especially the feathered kind. May came home from kindergarten with a whole page of color photos of birds that are native to Southern Utah and was asked to help with some kind of state-wide bird watch/counting. She’s supposed to keep track of what we see and how many and report back in a few months. It’s been such a fun assignment! We made these simple DIY bird Continue Reading →


Personalized Magnet Clips and DIY Puzzels

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Did you all know that Hobby Farms (a magazine to most folks) also has an awesome website? They just launched a craft section of their website called The Craft Hub. I’ve been writing posts for them since September but have been terrible about letting you know. Today I posted some really cute Personalized Magnet Clips that are the perfect way to use photos of friends and family that came with Christmas cards. Enjoy those smiles year round! You can find the full tutorial here. And last month I made some really fun DIY Puzzels from magazines. My kids are so Continue Reading →


Pretty in Pink Valentine’s Popcorn

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Valentine’s is just around the corner! Today I’m sharing a lovely and delicious Valentine popcorn treat. It’s quick, easy, super cute, and makes a big batch. This is the perfect thing to bring to a party, make for your kids to enjoy after school, or divvy it up into those fun little cellophane bags to surprise your neighbors. This popcorn is sweet and sticky. It has conversation hearts and sprinkles hiding in it, and it’s a lovely shade of light pink. Things that are sweet, pink, and full of hearts are always a good thing in my book. Now all Continue Reading →


Hot Cocoa Gift Set

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Christmas is in the air and I know I’m not the only one thinking about what to give all the people that I love. We just moved to the tiny town that my husband grew up in. Tiny town life means two things 1) we know and are friends with nearly everyone or 2) we are related to everyone else. My list for friends and neighbor gifts is huge this year so I’ve been pondering on the perfect thing to give that won’t break the bank. That’s where this adorable hot cocoa gift set comes in. All of the jars, Continue Reading →


The Ultimate American Girl Acessory Guide: Buy it, Make it, Love it

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I can’t believe that Christmas is almost here! If you are like me you are putting the finishing touches on the house, baking all kinds of treats, and buying the last of your gifts. This year I was lucky enough to snag an American Girl doll on a major sale. I paid less than $60 (including shipping!) for the doll, first book, and an extra set of clothes. I’m beyond excited to give such a wonderful gift to my six-year-old. She is going to be so excited on Christmas morning because she’s been asking for a “big doll” for months Continue Reading →


Minted + Julep

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Great things are meant to be shared. That’s what this post is… me telling you about something I think is great because I know you are going to love it too. Our family pictures were supposed to be taken today but we got rained out (and it’s way too cold to take a three-week old baby out!). But that isn’t stopping me from thinking about our Christmas cards! I adore sending snail-mail cards, especially at Christmas. Who doesn’t love real mail? And I know my grandparents appreciate getting pictures of the grand-kids to hang on their fridge. Do you take Continue Reading →


Cinnamon Roasted Almonds from Barbara Bakes

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Hello all! While I’m enjoying the newest (and teeniest) member of our family, I have asked some of my very favorite blogging friends to share some of their absolute favorite posts with you. Thanks so much for reading and enjoy! Today’s post comes from Barbara. She’s a baking and kitchen genius who also happens to run, not one, but two blogs! I had the honor of meeting Barbara almost a year ago and I’ve considered her a friend ever since. She’s just as sweet as her baking. I know you all are going to love her too!   I’m Barbara Continue Reading →


Fall Porch Awesomeness from The Happy Scraps

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Hello all! While I’m enjoying the newest (and teeniest) member of our family, I have asked some of my very favorite blogging friends to share some of their absolute favorite posts with you. Thanks so much for reading and enjoy Amy, she’s a lot of fun and a great friend in real life!    I’m so excited to be here today, visiting Melissa’s blog.  I had to chance last April to get to know Melissa in real life, and she is super sweet!  I’m Amy and I blog over at The Happy Scraps.  I am the mom of 4 boys, and Continue Reading →