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DIY Easy Embellishments

One of the things on Annabel’s school supply list is a sweater/sweatshirt that she needs to keep in her backpack in case she gets cold(I guess sometimes the classrooms get over-air conditioned). I bought her a cheap, simple grey sweatshirt, but when she saw it she said, “It’s not pretty enough.” I honestly should have…

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Kid-Made Pom-Pom Necklaces

School starts next week, and Annabel is all over the place with excitement. Because of this, keeping her busy has been extra-challenging. I thought making these necklaces would help her build her sewing skills (we’ve been working on her hand-sewing) while coming with the added bonus of entertaining her for an hour or so. And, the…

Becoming Joy From Inside Out

After putting together Annabel’s Wyldstyle costume for Halloween, she has been begging me to help turn her into other characters. She usually asks for something really hard to pull off, so when she asked if I could turn her into Joy from Inside Out I said yes because it was by far the easiest request she’d made.

Easy Hair Tuck Updo With Braids

I love this hair style – it’s great for one of those days when you don’t feel like doing much to your hair, but you still want to look put together. All you need is an elastic headband (I made this one with Fold Over Elastic) and about three minutes!

Back-to-School Wall Hanging

I know that school is still a ways away here, but I’m trying to ride on Annabel’s wave of enthusiasm and keep her hyped for Kindergarten. She asked me if we could decorate the house for school. “You know, like how we decorate for Halloween and Christmas.” I was like, “Um…sure?” And then wandered around…

DIY: Photographing Fireworks

I don’t look at the search words that bring people to my blog very often, but I happened to look yesterday and I saw that the current top search is “how to photograph fireworks.” With the Fourth of July this weekend, I thought I’d update this old post I wrote about the subject for anyone looking…

Simple Poolside Poncho

The kids started summer swim lessons this week. As we were walking in for the first day of classes I noticed a mom slipping beach towels over her kids’ heads. I looked a bit closer and realized they were towel ponchos – perfect! I knew they’d be really easy to make, so easy that I…

Summer Bucket List

Annabel’s last day of school is today, which means I am soon going to have an energetic girl on my hands every single day. I enrolled her in a few classes and activities, but I tried to make sure there was plenty of open time for unstructured play and fun. The other day I said…

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