July Fourth Firework Spin Art

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July 4th is such a magical holiday. I love celebrating our country’s independence. Time with family and friends. Grilling out. All the red, white and, blue. Most of all I love fireworks. I always have, but after becoming a mother fireworks were suddenly even more magical. The bright glittery colors popping across the night sky… [Read More]

Shake your Maracas, it’s almost CINCO de MAYO!

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If you are anything like me, you don’t need an excuse to eat Mexican food. Tacos on Wednesday taste just as delicious on Tuesday. But having a holiday that basically begs you to eat chips and salsa all day? Yes, please! Cinco de Mayo, you wonderful day. And while it’s not really observed IN Mexico… [Read More]

Beautiful Marble Painted Easter Craft

Marble Painted Easter Craft

Your whole family is going to love this gorgeous Easter craft. My favorite Easter tradition has always been dyeing Easter eggs. I’ve always loved the magic of dipping white eggs into little pools of color, peeking every now and then to see if the shade was to my liking, and then finally pulling out an… [Read More]

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Ribbon Shakers

How to make a St Patrick's Day Rainbow Ribbon Shaker Craft

I love a good St Patrick’s Day rainbow craft. It gets me in the mood for spring. I like spring. It’s so much less snowy than this winter business we’ve been having. Rainbows and pots of gold are kind of an important part of St Patrick’s Day festivities right? Well, that and four leaf clovers,… [Read More]

Cinnamon Applesauce Valentine’s Day Hearts

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There is just something about Valentine’s Day themed crafts that I love. Each year since she started school my oldest daughter, Madeline, and I have made her valentines to hand out in class as well as valentines to send to friends and family members. Even before her school years we often made Valentine’s Day crafts… [Read More]

Quick and easy Easter gift: no craftyness required

I know, I know!  St. Patrick’s Day isn’t even here yet and I’m talking about Easter.  But it is the next major holiday (April 20) and the stores are already stocked with all sorts of decor and goodies. How do you celebrate?  A big church celebration?  Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt? Family dinner? Regardless, I’m sure… [Read More]

St Patty’s Day Fun {best of the blogs}

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Hi, I’m Erin.  I’m a non-crafter, non-baker of things  awesome and general lousy at anything that would make a good Pinterest post person. But I love holidays, especially holidays with kids.  It makes every holiday that much more awesome. With St. Patty’s day just two weeks away, I’ve been on a hunt for some fun things… [Read More]

Not a crafty mama

I love the idea of crafts.  I really do.  Spending time with my bug, making a mess or something beautiful out of paint, glue, stickers, whatever.  But I pretty much just all around suck at it. I have the best of intentions when it comes to crafting – but NEVER follow through.  Case in point, a… [Read More]