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More Great Things To Do

Friday, April 16th, 2010

These Coordinated Fabric Wedding and Party Favors at Sew Mama Sew are perfect for all those spring and summer events coming up….and what a great way to use up some of your fabric stash.

These Book Makeovers at Sassy Style are unbelievably cute, and simple…I think I could do this.

What a precious idea, Blossoms for Birds, at The Magic Onions to ‘help’ the birds in your neighborhood build their nests.

Who wouldn’t love to make their own Wallpaper Decals for any room in their house at Apartment Therapy.

Crafty ‘To Do’ List

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

I always love a great use for the empty toilet paper rolls that I cannot bear to part with, and this Draft Stopper at Creative Kristi and so useful and cute.

This Toy Organization Tip at Ordinary Miracles of Life is so simple and yet this is not what our toys look like…. Maybe she makes house calls.

These Green Craft Envelopes at Secret Pie Shoppe would be such a pretty and fun way to use up some old magazines and send our letters with style!

I have been wanting to sew some Hanging Dish Towels for quite some time and these at Trey and Lucy made with a pot holder would be super quick to do.

Crafty ‘To Do’ List

Friday, February 26th, 2010

When there’s so much snow coming down outside I can’t help but think of warm, yummy food.  And this Garlic Bread at Cooking With Anne looks delicious.  Now if only I could get through the snow to the grocery store for some fresh garlic.

And for some tasty sweets, there’s this Homemade Taffy at Skip to My Lou.

What kids wouldn’t love  to play with these felt food items at Smashed Peas and Carrots.

I just love these soft baby blocks at Smile and Wave.  Perfect for a shower gift.

This messenger bag at Noodleheads is adorable!  What a great way to use some of the dozens of old pants I can’t bear to part with….and make great gifts at the same time.

Crafty ‘To Do’ List

Friday, February 19th, 2010

We haven’t been doing too much crafting lately as sickness has been running rampant through our house for 2 weeks…yuck. 

But the good news is I spent lots of time discovering super blogs and lots of great projects to add to my crafty ‘to ‘do’ list. 

I thought I’d share.

At Whimsy Love I found these fun Paint Color Notepads which would be great for the kids to make for themselves or as a party favor or as little gifts for friends anytime.

The Inadvertant Farmer made these adorable Sock Kitties which are too cute, and a must make for our Alexandra who loves anything kitty.

I love this simple Wall Art at Secret Pie Shoppe.  She used Valentines for the holiday, but it would be adorable with circles, squares, snowmen…maybe letters in a favorite saying.  How fun!

These Ice Wreaths for your wild animal friends by How Does She? are so neat.   Since it is still (undesirably) freezing here I think we’ll be making these soon for our resident deer herd to eat so they quick snacking on all of my shrubs.

Perfect for Easter baskets and using up some fabric stash, these Secret Pocket Easter Eggs at Sew, Mama Sew will look beautiful tucked in everyones baskets this year. 

Things to do.

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Apple season is upon us here in Pennsylvania and soon it will be time to make lots and lots of applesauce; but for now, this idea for baked apples from Me and Lu looks like a great way to eat some!

This  scripture book is a beautiful idea for a gift for our children…or anyone for that matter.  The twins are asked to learn bible verses at their classes each Wednesday and this would be a wonderful way to remember them always.  Now if I can make them by Christmas; and we may have to make a few as Christmas gifts for family and friends too.

Since we’re always trying to get ‘greener’ (and thriftier) in our household, I’ll have to be trying this homemade dishwasher detergent recipe.

I love this blog for it’s name, Someday Crafts, as much for all the links to great projects. I bet I’m not the only one who has a whole list of bookmarked favorites and ripped out magazine pages of crafts that I’ll do…someday, and this site just adds to my list.

Creative Links

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Homemade girl scout cookies.  Mmmmm…I just have to make these.  Or maybe not, because then I’ll be eating them all.  Thin mints and samoas at Baking Bites.

And look at this wonderful site, Happy Together, I just found this morning.   Love this simple clutch purse, plus there’s all kinds of other super creative ideas that I have to check out when I have more time.

My girls and I will love making some of these fabric and paper flowers at Little Birdie Secrets Flower week.

Fun Summer Links

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Now that it has finally gotten hot outside this summer we have to try these homemade slushies (Momadvice)  with some of those packs of kool aid we have laying around. 

And to add to the fighting and bickering this summer, I can let the kids throw these sponge balls  (BetzWhite) at each other…or perhaps I will just throw the sponges at the kids.

And since we are taking lots of bike rides, the twins would love making their very own Handlebar Bag (Giverslog) from a recycled water bottle.

Homemade Poptarts and Cookie Dough Pie. YUM!

Friday, June 5th, 2009

I swear that I did not go searching for really yummy looking, diet ruining recipes today;  but yet I stumbled upon these two that I just have to try this weekend.

I love pie crust and jam, so what could be better than some homemade poptarts that include both!  And if you prefer toaster struedel over pop tarts then check out the mouth watering photos at the Idea Room where she uses pastry sheets instead of pie dough.

And since Father’s Day is coming up soon a recipe for Cookie Dough Pie that involves chocolate chip cookies, milk and cool whip is a must for Brian.  And yes, I know Father’s Day is a few weeks away, but I have to make it now just to ‘test’ it.  I wouldn’t want to go making him something that isn’t any good on Father’s Day.

Fun Stuff to Make

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The suitcases are unpacked (but still sitting in the kitchen) and I’m almost caught up with all the laundry from our trip, so now it’s time to start finding some fun new things to make on rainy days.

The twins will enjoy making these simple headbands from Whimsy Girl.  Even if Jarod won’t be wearing them he loves to make things for his little sister (when he’s not teaching her to wrestle or climb a ladder).

We planted our first seeds outside between the raindrops on Tuesday.   Makenna immediately wanted to make some seed markers for them.  I was at a loss as to how to make some really neat ones until I stumbled upon these cute recycled garden markers at Still Parenting.

I had almost forgotten my baby’s 2nd birthday is coming up in only 2 1/2 weeks (this may have been due to the mommy moment of, ‘oh my God, my little baby is going to be 2)…I’m not sure. 

But here I am a little more than two weeks out and I have to pick a day, tell the family and plan a party.  Luckily Crafty Crow has this round up of party ideas that I’m going to have to check out after the kids go to bed tonight.

Traveling the world

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Imagine traveling the world with a child in tow.  In our house we can’t even make it the 5 minutes to the grocery store without having an issue or two.  I guess that’s what intrigues me so much about The Future is Red

The idea of just picking up your family and traveling, all over the world, all the time is so fascinating. 

My big dream is simply to be able to pack up an RV and travel the United States for a few months.  That or bike ride across the country.  That would actually be my ultimate goal.  And with the kids.  It wouldn’t be nearly as interesting without the kids….and they would learn so much.

But I digress.

I really just like living vicariously through this blog.