I'm just going to say that, unless you are playing a team sport or flipping burgers, matching shirts are a no no. I don't like kids in them, I don't like couples who wear them, and you can disagree with me all you like, that's you...we can still be friends. But for me? No. UNLESS, you are going to Disney, and here's why: Visibility: Your little anklebiters and the "adults" in your party will be easier to spot in the crowds Safety: Let's say, god forbid, you get separated from your kid. … [Read more...]
Mickey Monday! It’s time to decorate your Magic Bands!
The Magic Bands are here! The Magic Bands are here! But PLAIN Magic Bands? Oh no no no, this will not do. So we had everyone over, and between all 22 of us, we decorated the bananas out of those babies. Wanna know how? (Yes. Yes you do) First, and most important, you need to clean your band with alcohol. Do NOT skip this step. Your stuff will not stick properly if your band isn't clean. Now there are two ways to do this, you can fire up your Silhouette, and make some decals using this … [Read more...]
DIY- Love Inspired Decor
Blank space is more than a Taylor Swift song... it is something that inspires me to decorate! For those of you who don't know me very well yet, my DIY decorating usually also includes leveraging an upcycle idea or two. After staring at the blank wall for a few weeks now, I looked up and had enough. It was time to make use of a few picture frames I bought on clearance last fall and make my own artwork. Supplies I collected at home: Empty Picture Frames Wrapping … [Read more...]
The Pop-Up Party!
More often that not it seems that as our age increases, the enthusiasm or effort around birthday celebrations decrease. I know in my circle of friends and family we tend to use a birthday as an excuse to go out for celebratory food and drinks -- YUM. But I am going to show you that it doesn’t mean you can’t get a little crafty and add some flair for extra fun! It was KerPop’s birthday and we thought we would surprise her with a little family outing. As any busy mother of three does on a … [Read more...]
Minnesota Winter Stew (Crock Pot Friendly, dontcha know)
It.is.friggin.FREEZING! When the temperature drops below 30, this Minnesota Girl starts craving stew.....So, here is a German-y, warm, sweatshirt season recipe for when you need a little warming up. Ingredients: 4 Gangster brats from Stokkes Meat Market at The Adolph Store (or whatever kind of brats you can find) 2 onions, sliced a buttload of garlic, diced 1 Grain Belt beer (or whatever you like) 3 lbs or so of potatoes, cut into chunks 4 c Beef or Chicken Stock 1 large … [Read more...]
My Cups Runneth Over. A Lot.
With the number of kids running through my house at an all time high, (I can safely say it will never get higher 'cause this uterus is DONE) I needed to do something about the "I just need a sip of water" cup. Which then becomes "Oh, I forgot my cup was just three inches away from me, I better get out two more." I was loading an entire top rack of the dishwasher with kid cups and my wine glass. (I keep one all day long. But that is a post for another day. :) ) "Ma-ommmmm - I just need a sip of … [Read more...]
Who doesn't enjoy a chocolate dipped strawberry? And sure anyone can buy those, but why not spice it up for a little Valentine's fun! Here is a quick and easy way to have a little fun with very little effort! Supplies: Fresh Strawberries Your favorite dipping chocolate (Chocolate chips, candy melts or Dolci frutta) Bottle of Vodka (I have tried whipped cream and chocolate flavored vodka as the flavors take a little out of the alcohol bite.) Instructions: First, rinse … [Read more...]
Craft Closet: Ideas are Springing!
My favorite thing about Winter is when it's OVER!! Don't get me wrong, there is so much about the season that I enjoy - but the moment I can shed all the layers and come out of hibernation, I'm bustin' out of that hole! Not to make too much of it, but it's kind of where I'm at with this Cloffice project. I know a beautiful space is hiding under all the layers of stuff, I just need the mess to melt away.When I sent Teri (from Closet Works ) a link to my new Cloffice posts, she sent me the very … [Read more...]
Kissing Mickey & Minnie Shoes-See also customizing your Chucks, and vinyl layering
It's Mickey Monday again! So, you ever make something, and it turns out JUST how you envisioned it in your head, and you're all, "I AM A GOLDEN GODDESS OF CRAFTINESS JUST BOW BEFORE ME AND WEEP THAT YOU ARE NOT ME!!!"......or is that just me? No? ok, then where was I? Oh, so yeah, we're headed to The Most Magical Place On Earth very, very soon. Since the average person clocks 6-12 miles a day there, I figured Imma need some comfy shoes....enter my perfectly broken in signature footwear...Chucks. … [Read more...]
Craft Closet: A journey of a thousand miles begins with Step One!
So, a few days after posting last week's introduction of my Cloffice, I had a bit of a freak out. I said to myself "now I actually have to get my act together!" And my husband told me "Bold move." But honestly it was the kick in the pants to get going and set up something that truly brings joy and happiness to my life. I had all these grand plans to really dig in there and get all the stuff out of the closet and organize to my heart's content. Instead, I had to dig out my garage after we … [Read more...]
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