Candles – Three Ways

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When I was a teen, I went though a candle phase. I collected anything I could that was funky, weird, and made of wax. Looking back at some of my favorites (a psychedelic tie die mushroom and a faux egg,) its hard to imagine candles as anything other than tacky. These, however, are an exception. This weekendRead more

Home Made Bath Fizzies (Free Printable)

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For my birthday a couple weeks ago, one dear friend gave me a Martha Stewart Holiday Crafts book. I was DELIGHTED. This is the first craft that I have tried (and spruced up a little bit)- and its just in time for Valentine’s day. In the book, this bath fizzie recipe was listed under Mother’sRead more

Christmas Breakfast

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My mother tells this story about how her father used to demand the kids eat breakfast before opening any presents. And it couldn’t be cereal, it was bacon and eggs- a REAL breakfast before ever a present was touched.This story she tells came up every year. Why? Because she used it to segway into threateningRead more

Christmas Countdowns

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Can you believe its only SEVEN DAYS until Christmas? I can- because I’m surrounded with Christmas Countdowns. I might have gone a little over board this season. Usually I create one, maybe two renditions of a countdown for a holiday. I do that because different people like different things and well, I like making them.Read more

Merry ChrisssSSSssstmas

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Alright I admit it. I’m a bit of a nerd. My Husband works in IT- I spend my whole day on a computer doing Graphic Design- and just this week end I broke out a 20 year old DOS based game (Tim Sweeny’s ZZT) just to remenisce. And if you don’t understand that last part-Read more

Snowflake Countdown [Free Printable]

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  Special Thanks to Skip To My Lou for allowing me to guest post! Read the guest post here. I loved making this countdown for them! Don’t forget to stop by my Etsy Shop to check out some of the other Christmas Countdown designs, including this super cute Candy Cane stripe version! My name isRead more

Salt Dough Ornaments – Revisited

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Alright alright. Salt dough ornaments are not new. Salt dough is a tried and true kid friendly craft that has been reincarnated into hundreds of different projects. And really- it is a dough. Why not roll and cut it out with cookie cutters? Its really not a stretch. So, when I decided I needed toRead more

It’s Snowtime!!

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Well, its not even Thanksgiving and here in Michigan we’ve seen sleet, hail, and snow all in the past 2 weeks. I, for one, am excited! Snow is one of my favorite indicators that the Holiday season is upon us. I’ve even got some superstitious “Snow Earrings” that I wear to coax the clouds intoRead more

Who DOESN’T Love to bake!?

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The smell of warm lemon-butter cookies, or pumpkin bread throughout the house is a dear one to me. The Holiday season feels to full of joy and love when I and the people around me pour our love into food. Its tangible, its giftable, and its delicious. Each year I try my best to make aRead more