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Preserving memories is something that is important to me; however, I don't have the time I'd like to create scrapbooks or elaborate books. Maybe some day, but not right now. I'm constantly on the look out for quality photo sites to create awesome gifts and find ways to preserve things for my family. When I was introduced to Pinhole Press, I was so...
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Summer time for my family means squeezing in some beach time.  It's no surprise that we seem to always come home with a bucket full of sand and found shells from our beach adventures.  Instead of tossing it away, cherish the memory and bottle it up!  I started a shell bottle collection just recently when we got back from our trip to Seaside,...
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When we moved into our new home 3 years ago, I was on a quest to make our master bedroom into a sanctuary to escape and relax from the craziness of the day-to-day life. However, my budget was TIGHT so I knew I was going to have to get creative in order to achieve the look I was going for. And for the past 3 years my bedroom looked decent and I...
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by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Crafting, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Sewing, Uncategorized
My daughter has been chomping at the bit to learn how to sew. I think I was a little intimidated (remembering back to how many times I messed up my mom's machine when she taught me so many years ago) so I kept putting it off. It seemed like a much better summer activity and when summer finally rolled around she was more than excited to get...
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07.09.14 Spa Towel DIY
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by  |  posted under Beauty, Crafting, Do It Yourself, Fashion, Gift Giving, Girls, Hair, Makeup, Mother's Day, Sewing, Summer, Uncategorized
It's been a hot summer here in the northwest. The days have been blistering hot, and although it's mostly dry heat, I sometimes feel like I'm going to melt into a puddle on the sidewalk. Something that always gets me in the summer is getting ready for the day. I love a really hot shower, but in the hot months I try and change to a more tepid...
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by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Birthdays, Boys, Crafting, Do It Yourself, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Parenting
A few months ago my son had his eighth birthday. One of the gifts, from my sister who is working close to Zion National Park, was an excavation kit. I had never seen one before, and when we opened the box we saw some small tools and a brick of sandy plaster. My eight-year-old went to town and stayed consumed with the excavation kit for four...
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by  |  posted under Boys, Crafting, Do It Yourself, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Holiday, Patriotic Holidays, Uncategorized
  Oh say can you see by the dawn's early light,What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,Gave proof through the night that our flag was still...
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My children and I were visiting the local farmer’s market this past week and spied juicy raspberries wrapped in quaint aquamarine looking for tiny, grubby hands to happily eat them.  We ate most of them on the way home, but saved a few to make these dainty hand pies for a picnic the next day. The dough I created for these pies is based on a...
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We went on a recent family beach trip this summer to Seaside, Florida, which is the most charming beach town I have ever been to.  One of the boutiques in town sold a bunch of hand-painted wooden signs with charming sayings painted on it.  I started picking out the ones I liked and planned to buy them for my kids, sisters, and friends until I...
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Let me start off by saying I am a hippie at heart. I remember in middle school the only reason why I wanted to take art class was because the teacher at South Junior High was known for doing fabulous macrame and I just had to learn.  I wish I would have saved everything I made back in the day but alas I never thought I would use it again...
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