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Christmas Traditions

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One of my favorite things about being a parent is having the opportunity to create memories & traditions with our kids. As a child one of my favorite Christmas traditions was building gingerbread houses. My parents love this time of year & there are so many special memories to choose from, but I always loved the gingerbread creations my family would create. Now these weren't just any old houses, they were elaborate works of art (I wish I had a picture to show you). Sometimes there would be … [Continue reading...]

Reindeer Treats

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I saw this really cute idea for quick and easy Christmas cookies and we decided to try them the other night. This was a GREAT cookie project for the kids since it was simple & there was very little mess, which mommy loves!All you need to make these yummy treats are:Nutterbutter cookiesVanilla icingChocolate chipsRed M&M'sMini pretzelsSpread a small amount of icing at the top of the cookie and put the pretzel on for antlers. Add the chocolate chips for eyes & the M&M for the nose and now you … [Continue reading...]

Muffin Tin Monday – Christmas Breakfast

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WOW, I can't believe I haven't posted anything since Nov 18th! We have been busy! My sister got married, hubby & I got to take a week cruise w/out the kids, and the holidays have officially arrived and kept us running from one thing to the next.Anyway, I was excited to finally be able to do a muffin tin meal and participate in MTM. I didn't check the theme until this morning, but was thrilled to see it was "Christmas Breakfast." One of my family's favorite Christmas traditions is Christmas … [Continue reading...]

Watch Me Grow

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I got this idea after visiting a friend who recently had a baby. They had purchased a wooden growth chart to display in her nursery and measure her milestones. I love the fact that it isn't permanent (like the door jam, where my hubby's family measured their height) and that we can use it for all 3 kiddos.Like I all too often do I uttered the famous "Oh, I can do that" and 3 months later finally finished the project. Now this is a VERY easy project and should only take a few hours to … [Continue reading...]

The Beach & A Kiss

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Actually, Beach Ornaments & a Kissing Ball! My sisters wedding is only 1 week away & we have been busy finalizing the last details. Fortunately, there haven't been too many to take care of since they will be getting married on a cruise (and they do most of the planning) but we have been busy nonetheless.Today we worked on the Kissing Ball for little Miss A. to carry down the aisle. The cruise won't allow you to bring on fresh flowers and the prices were astronomical so we opted not to order … [Continue reading...]

Joyful Countdown

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My sister recently made these adorable Christmas Countdown blocks at a church craft event. They ordered the kits from Windmill Lettering and she was super sweet and got me a set to make.Last night was our McKinney Marthas Craft Night and we were doing this as our project. So I took my unfinished blocks and completed them while enjoying the company of great girlfriends!You can easily make your own, Jenny shows you how on her website or you can order the kits for you & your friends. Either way … [Continue reading...]

Muffin Tin Monday – Halloween

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Oh, Muffiin Tin Monday how we have missed you! To say our schedule lately has been hectic is an understatement! We are thrilled to once again participate in MTM and I was excited to see the theme this week is Halloween. FUN, FUN, FUN.Here is what we had in our muffin tin this week!Front Row: Spider Crackers, Pumpkin Patch, Skeleton BonesSpiders (peanut butter crackers w/pretzels)Pumpkin Patch (sun-dried tortillas w/cheese filling), Skeleton Bones (bread sticks)Second Row: Apple Bites, … [Continue reading...]

Halloween Party

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Calling all Pumpkins, ghosts & witches too!It's a spooktacular party just for you! We had a Halloween party yesterday for our friends and all the kiddos were super cute in their costumes. I love to throw a party and it's always fun to have good friends over.I wanted the kids to all coordinate for Halloween this year so I decided they would be Little Bo Peep & her Sheep. I bought fabric months ago, but didn't start sewing the costumes untiil Monday! I don't know when I became such a … [Continue reading...]

Dress Up Suitcases

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I am excited to be selling some of my Dress Up Suitcases in the The Heart of Texas craft show, which opens today. These vintage dress up suitcases feature hand-painted original designs which have been sealed for durability. Let the enchantments of childhood come alive for your little divas. Orders can be customized, so visit my Etsy shop for more information on my hand painted, custom suitcases, the perfect accessory for any little girl!Here are some of my favorites.If you are in the area … [Continue reading...]

Pumpkin Patch

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It is amazing what you can do with a scrap of 2x4 wood! My hubby has been doing a small garage update and had some left over 2x4's, so I thought to myself "what can I do with those?"You saw my post yesterday on the Halloween Blocks and I mentioned they were leftovers from another "pumpkin" project. My mom picked up some adorable pumpkins made from a fence post last year at a craft show(sorry I don't have a pic) and I wanted a set for myself. Since hubby isn't tearing down the fence, well at … [Continue reading...]