String Art World Map

January 21, 2015 in Crafts, Home Decor - 2 Comments

I have a knack for picking the busiest, most chaotic times for big projects. Somebody explain to me why I do this. I had the vision to make a string art world map a year and a half ago when we finished our basement. I saved the wooden planks from…

Wreath Woes

December 22, 2014 in Christmas, Crafts, Home Decor - No Comments

Ever since I painted our front door black, it heats up like crazy in the afternoon sun pouring in from the south. Last Christmas, my beloved cranberry wreath completely melted and warped.  To replace the cranberries, I crafted a wreath made from cinnamon sticks. It smelled divine.  It never crossed…

Canvas Alternative Ikea Hack

June 11, 2014 in Crafts, Home Decor - 1 Comment

I had a vision of hanging large, square prints of our boys for years. I scoured canvas printing companies, but even with coupons or Black Friday deals, they were still very expensive. Especially for prints of young children who change from year to year. After letting the idea of canvas…

Christmas Tablescape

December 27, 2013 in Christmas, Crafts, Home Decor, Parties, Tablescape - 1 Comment

We hosted three separate Christmas dinners in four days, which naturally led to the need for a festive tablescape. It’s much better for everyone when I’m put on decorating detail and not cooking detail. This is the first year that we’ve ever stayed home for Christmas instead of traveling to…

New Method of Creativity

March 25, 2013 in Blake, Crafts, Preschool - 1 Comment

While we were in Hawaii, Blake developed a love for drawing and coloring and linking together sheet after sheet of completed artwork. Since his grandparents are only living there temporarily, they don’t have a big supply of toys. But I kind of loved that it forced Blake to be more…

Valentine-ing

February 15, 2013 in Crafts, Traditions, Valentine's Day - 2 Comments

When I was growing up, my mom always made homemade Valentines with us. I’ve wanted to continue the tradition because a) I like how meaningful it is b) it creates lasting memories (I still remember the year confetti was placed in each individual card, and the first time my mom…

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