Friday, December 4, 2015

Craft Fair

I am exhibiting at my first craft show! Please come check it out tomorrow, Dec. 5. I can't wait!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Family Calendar Project

When the school year started, my fourth grader said, "Mom, we need a calendar! I never know what is going on after school." I am pretty well organized, and have my google calendar color-coded by family member. But since I won't give my kids their own phones or iPads (mean mom), it doesn't help them much.

So, inspired by some calendars I saw online, I made this one:

It was so easy! I took an inexpensive 8-1/2" x 11" document frame (with glass). I designed a calendar page myself, but there are plenty of free printables on the web. Or, if you like mine, let me know and I'll customize it for you!

Next I placed the calendar page in the frame, decorated the outside of the frame with some colorful washi tape (totally optional, and used adhesive velcro to connect a dry-erase marker to the frame. That way my pen is always handy.

I started with Monday because that's what I consider the beginning of the week as far as school, activities, etc. Each week on Sunday night or Monday morning I use a damp cloth to erase last week, dry, and then fill in the upcoming week's activities. I also include my kids' school library dates so they remember to bring their books back. :)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Crafty Valentine's Day

I spent a little time this week making some treats for my family. My husband and I are not mushy gushy people, but I love to surprise him, my kids and my parents with some fun treats.

First up, a super-yummy Super Crumb Coffee Cake.

This recipe delivered! It was delicious. I made it dairy-free by using soymilk to make the "buttermilk", and Fleischmann's unsalted margarine. Elijah can now eat baked-in egg (YAY!) so I didn't need to sub that out.

Earlier this week I made some treat boxes and decorated some bags using my Silhouette Portrait. I picked up some treats at the Long Grove Confectionery Outlet and filled these cuties up.

I also made one card for my husband, and so it wouldn't be too mushy-gushy wrote a message filled with tree puns. Yeah, I'm like that.

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