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How to Spruce Up Damaged Dress Shoes

So, my super talented (and gorgeous) niece, Julia came up with a most excellent fix for a pair of new shoes that sustained some damage to the heels. How to Fix Scuffed Heels By Julia Olson I bought these shoes to wear at a wedding. I literally took one step out of our door, and […]

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Make Your Own Christmas Ornament Craft

Looking for an easy and inexpensive holiday craft to do with your kids? Consider making Christmas ornaments that can go on your tree or be given as gifts. You will need: Acrylic paint (about 89 cents each at a craft store) glass or clear plastic ornaments (I think I paid around $3.99 for a set […]

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Holiday Decorating: Christmas Stars and Mossy Wreaths

I love the glow of Christmas tree lights. And every year we hang our own Christmas star. This will be the twelfth year. It makes me happy. And I always do the same thing in our kitchen area – hang my mossy wreaths. Do you tend to do the same thing over and over, or […]

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Halloween Treat Bag Idea!

Check out these cute bat bags my friend, Victoria made for her son’s class party. Not only are they adorable – they are easy! [pinit] Supplies: Black lunch bags Green construction paper Glue Googly eyes Halloween-themed ribbon Hole punch (for ribbon closure) the template for the bat wing can be found on Parents.com Parents.com also […]

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How to Make Your Own Photo Valentines Cards

      Have you seen those valentines where there is a picture of a child holding a lollipop? Well, this year, I decided to make some. Now before you go thinking supermom thoughts, you should know I first saw this TWO years ago. That’s right – it took me a whole two years to […]

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Halloween Craft: How to Make Pipe-Cleaner Spiders

Halloween Craft Tutorial If you are looking for an easy and inexpensive way to decorate for Halloween, I recommend pipe-cleaner spiders. I made these a couple of years ago, and we love to display them around the house each October. This year, we decided we needed even more spiders, so the kids helped and I […]

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How to Make Cake Pops: Tangled Birthday Party

Do you want to know how to make cake pops, also called cake balls?  Cake…mixed with icing…on a stick…dipped in chocolate…with sprinkles…yum! I first learned about them in an article in the Knoxville News Sentinel. Having decided I would make them for my daughter’s birthday party, I thought it would be wise to do a trial run […]

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Button Craft Housewarming Gift Idea

What do you get for the girl who has everything? Something homemade. So the next time you are looking for a unique yet affordable housewarming gift, consider these beautiful porcelain button magnets from TheMommyhood.com. Here’s what you need: Decorative buttons (about $2 each) Magnets ($1.99) Glue Gun Ribbon Needle Paper Metal Tie Plate ($0.88) Button […]

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Button Craft for Kids: Refrigerator Magnets

Consider this easy button craft next time you are looking for an easy and relatively inexpensive project to do with your kiddos! You will need:   Buttons ($2.29/pack) Tacky Glue ($1) Acrylic Paint  - two colors for contrast ($0.89 each) Wood letters, wood squares ($0.99 for a 2 pack) Business card-size magnets with adhesive ($3.99) […]

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