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Creative Collections: Mother’s Day

So with a new baby and being at home, I’m having a hard time keeping track of what day/date it is. Which means that I only realized today that this Sunday is Mother’s Day (luckily, I gave my mom her gift when she was here watching Emily). ┬áLast year I did a Creative Collection for Mother’s Day. And here are some more great handmade gift ideas…

Terrarium by Front + Main
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Photo Pendant by Saving with Sarah
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Coconut Lime Moisturizing Sugar Scrub by Smart n Snazzy
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Freestanding Photo Gallery by The How-To Gal
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Text Art by Keep It Simple, Sister
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I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day celebrating the moms in your life. And as fantastic as handmade gifts are, don’t underestimate the power of a thoughtful card. Just make sure you tell her how special she is!

 

 

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Quick Christmas Presents

As hard as I try, every year I’m still scrambling to finish up Christmas shopping/making right until the very end. And often, that’s because those hard-to-buy-for people on my list are still troubling me. So I’ve been searching Pinterest for ideas and have come across some great ideas for last minute gifts. Easy, fast, but still thoughtful. Perfect for this busy time!

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser by Park House Love
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Glitter Dipped Mug by White House Black Shutters
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Tea Wreath by KoJo Designs
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Cardigan Embellishment by The Sisters Four
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Mustache Glasses by No. 2 Pencil
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For Kids:

Lego Tray by That’s My Letter
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Doll Diapers by Bee in My Bonnet
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Magnetic Pattern Blocks by Make It and Love It
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Cardboard Castle by Mer Mag
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Slowing down

 

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I get this whole week off from school…one of the few perks of starting school the first of August! So of course, I’ve been packing the days with Emily play time, errands, naps, sewing, and painting. Promise, pictures soon (notice I didn’t say cleaning which is something that MUST get done before pictures!)

This morning is especially busy with getting things ready for tomorrow and finishing up little projects. So when Emily wanted to just sit and read in her room first thing this morning, I went through the list of things I could do at the same time–laundry, straightening up, sewing prep.

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But instead I just watched her. And it was the best 10 minutes of the day!

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So just remember, in all of this crazy busy holiday season, take a minute to savor the simple moments and enjoy what this is all about. Best wishes!

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Creative Collections: Father’s Day Gift Ideas

We’ve already had the chance to celebrate all those great Mommies out there, and not it’s time to celebrate the Daddies! Emily has the most wonderful daddy, and I can’t wait to remind him how much we love him.

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But thinking of good handmade gives for men is always a challenge for me. So here are some great ideas I’ve collected!

Homemade BBQ Sauce by Inner Child Fun
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Super Hero Platter/Plate by Not Just a Mommy
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Coffee Sleeve by All Free Sewing
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Photo Bookmark by Martha Stewart
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Photo Cube by Balancing Home
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Ipad Case from a Recycled Book by Man Made
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Golf Cupcakes by Innovative Sewing
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Lego Cufflinks by Instructables
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Etched Beer Glasses by The Shed
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Tool Tub and Tote by Sew4Home
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Thanks daddies for loving your babies so much!

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Creative Collections: Mother’s Day Brunch

Over the weekend, Logan asked what I wanted for dinner on Mother’s Day. After much thinking, I realized that I preferred a Mother’s Day brunch. Partly because Emily will be in bed after we go to evening church (and shouldn’t the reason for Mother’s Day join us?) and partly because I love breakfast foods.

So here are my favorite recipes for your Mother’s Day brunch!

What we’re having…

Lemon Cornmeal Pancakes by Tasty Kitchen Blog
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Other ideas for you…

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake by Just Baked By Me
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Strawberry Coffee Cake by This Southern Mom Cooks
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Cinnamon Cream Cheese Breakfast Bars by The Kitchn
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Baked Eggs by Saveur
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Spring Quiche by Real Women of Philadelphia
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Chorizo, Potato, and Egg Tacos by Martha Stewart
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Huevos Rancheros in Tortilla Cups by The Curvy Carrot
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So enjoy your day, mommas. You deserve it!

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Creative Collections: Mother’s Day

I love Mother’s Day! And not just because I’m a mom (though that does make it even more special now). But my mom is absolutely wonderful–and she’s a fabulous grandma!

So in celebration of all those wonderful moms out there…

Teacup Candles by Martha Stewart
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Painted Spoons by The Happy Homebodies
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Arty Drawer Liners by Artful Kids
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Art Portfolio by Becoming Home
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Button Bracelet by Sew Many Ways
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Pleated Purse by U Handbag
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Mason Jar Planter Box by Shanty 2 Chic
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Love Art by Embrace Your Chaos
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Creative Collections: Celebrating Easter

I have lots of good memories of Easter growing up. Making the bunny cake and decorating eggs the night before. Easter egg hunts where my dad had written terrible rhymes and I was always the last person to find my basket. The songs at church. Taking Easter pictures in our winter coats with snow on the ground. Mom’s lemon cloud pie.

As Emily gets older, we’ll still do things like a basket, decorating eggs, and the bunny cake. But since this holiday encompasses the whole truth of what we believe in, I’ve been looking for some more Scripture based activities/projects to share with her.

Christian Easter Eggs by The Domesticated Princess
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Easter Songs by Happy Home Fairy
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Resurrection Set by Catholic Icing
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Jesus’ Empty Tomb by Totally Tots
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Easter Story Cookies by Beneath My Heart
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Here’s something close to the Lemon Cloud Pie my mom used to make by Moms Who Think.
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