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How to Make a Simple T-Shirt Look Dashing

Looking for a simple way to jazz up a plain t-shirt? Check this out. Yesterday, my new friend Marta told me she likes to sew. “What kinds of things do you make?” I asked. She pointed at her son, Alexander, who was wearing this shirt. How cute is this?!?! Here’s how to make one: 1. […]

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Potato Planter Project for Kids

Yesterday, my three-year-old brought home the cutest project from school. The kids planted grass seeds in potatos filled with dirt  and adorned them with golf tees, a pipe cleaner tail, a pasta nose and googly eyes. Introducing… Pudgy the Pig! How cute is THAT??? It came with a note that says, “Hi! I’m “Pudgy” the […]

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Before and After Chairs

My friend, Victoria got this chair for free and had it recovered. I love a before and after, so I asked for some pictures. Before… …and after. Gorgeous, huh? And my other friend, Melissa got these cute chairs for $20 each at a yard sale. Her husband (who had never reupholstered anything) did them. The […]

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My Funny Valentine

Wear some old jeans is all my husband would tell me about my Valentine’s Day surprise. I also learned we had a reservation from 7 pm to 9 pm, and we needed to eat something ahead of time. Hmmm. So, it’s not dinner. What could it be? Of course I tried to guess, but was […]

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Unmentionable Cookies (Worth Mentioning)

Okay, if you are easily offended, this post is not for you! But I had to share these adorable cookie decorating ideas for heart shaped cookies! Wish I had thought of it myself, but I saw it on a really cool blog you must check out called HowDoesShe? In addition to Valentine’s Day, these would […]

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Best of TheMommyhood 2010

Okay, so I should have posted this to a couple of days ago, but I was busy having fun. Post-Grinch Bowl we celebrated New Years with friends dressed as Saturday Night Live characters. My stomach muscles still hurt from laughing.  Clearly, blogging was not my priority. But I did want to take a quick […]

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How to Make a Mossy Wreath

About two years ago I was tooling around the fake plants (stay with me) section of  JoAnn’s.There, I noticed a package containing a flat sheet of moss. I bought some moss and a couple of  10″ wreath forms made of yellow hay. I cut the moss into strips and used a glue gun to attach […]

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Here’s a Good Thanksgiving Activity

I know it’s hard to think of Christmas when Thanksgiving hasn’t even happened yet, but this project requires a little bit of lead time and it is actually a good craft the kids can do over the Thanksgiving holiday. Last year, I found a make-your-own plate kit at Hobby Lobby for $5.99, and the kids […]

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Check Out This Adorable Candy Corn Wreath

My friend and fellow Mom Blogger, Lindsay, made this super-cool Halloween wreath after seeing one like it in Woman’s Day Magazine. She is also making a really fun goldfish Halloween costume for her son. (I will be making the ever-so-complicated ghost costume). Both of these projects require more patience than I possess, so I must bow […]

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Picture Cupcakes

Looking for a new twist on a classic cupcake? Put a picture of the guest of honor on it! I got this idea from my friend, Elizabeth, who did this for her mom a few months ago. So, I tucked the idea away to use for my mom’s 60th birthday party. Here’s how I did […]

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