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DIY Fall Wreath

Today I'm here to show off one the projects I've made that I'm the most proud of and to tell you how you can make one too!  It's my fall wreath (pictured above). Here's what you need: Grapevine wreath Several different types or colors of faux flowers Leaf garland (to match the colors of your flowers) Floral wire Wooden letter Black ribbon (or any other color that matches your flowers and leaves) Desired embellishments Scissors Here's what you do: Starting at the top of the wreath, wrap the leaf garland around the grapevine wreath multiple times as with Christmas lights, spacing each…

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Work-in-Progress Wednesday: DIY Christmas Cards for the Classroom

Welcome to another Work-in-Progress Wednesday! Today, Princess Anna and I were working on her Christmas cards for school.  I don't know about you, but I always feel guilty when the kids bring home cards from most of the other kids when we didn't send any.  So here I am making our own.  Because (I think) it's cheaper.  You just need some cardstock; some printer paper; some glue or double-sided tape; some crayons, markers, or colored pencils; and of course ink in your printer.  Unless of course you want to draw everything by hand, in which case...more power to you!  But…

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Planning for Summer: Being Creative

One of the most important things to me when parenting my children is encouraging their creativity and the creative process.  Since the start of my parenting journey, I've been all for creative play: less about the toys that do things for you and more about the dolls and legos, crayons, paper, etc.  Apparently I did a good job of this too, because my kids have this knack for making just about anything using paper and an ENTIRE roll of tape. So that being said, of course I am all for encouraging creativity throughout the summer.  Here are some of the…

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