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Blueberry cupcakes

My little boy’s favorite food, with the exception of cheese, is blueberries. He loves them. He would eat a whole pint in one sitting if I let him. Since blueberry season is upon us, we have been buying lots and lots of blueberries, and I have been experimenting with them. Blueberry muffins are amazing, right? …

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Confetti Flower Card

Happy Mother’s Day! I know, I know, Mother’s Day was yesterday. My mother did get this card on time, I promise. But, I waited to share the card with you until today for two reasons. 1) I didn’t want to give away any surprises. 2) It’s Silhouette Challenge Day, and this month’s theme is flowers. …

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read this before painting laminate furniture

Read this before painting laminate furniture.

In our house we laugh about our dwindling “pre-marital” assets, the furniture and other “crap” that we owned before my husband and I moved in together almost 10 years ago. We still have some pieces floating around, including what was once a black laminate “media center” that my husband owned.  I looked hard, but couldn’t …

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Buried in my Monday Mess

I am glad I have the opportunity to get real with y’all today. I am in a bit of a slump. Yup, it happens to us all. I had a lot of crafting with deadlines a few weeks ago, and since then, I just haven’t been excited to get my craft on.  I know that …

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Onesie dress baby shower gift

Babies are born all year round, right? Yet, for some reason baby showers seem to pile up this time of year. I went to a baby “sprinkle” last weekend for a friend getting ready to have her second child, a baby girl who will be named “A’. I wanted to make something special for little …

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Simple Stenciled Pillow

Something new and exciting is happening today… I am publishing my FIRST sponsored post. Soooo…. Disclaimer – I received compensation and product to create this project in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. I love throw pillows. Who doesn’t right? They are a fun and inexpensive way to spruce up …

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Mother’s Day is coming!

I know it is still April, but Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away! Since my little man was born, I know my mom will want something made by him for Mother’s Day. Do you remember the adorable finger paint and embroidery notebooks YMGP and I made last year? They are still one of …

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Fabric Duck Tape Bracelet

To be honest, I am kinda bad at accessorizing my wardrobe on a day-to-day basis. I generally wear a simple silver pendant necklace for weeks on end, and I don’t even remember the last time I took out my diamond stud earrings. However, I tend to get the accessory itch in the springtime. I just …

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The Monday Mess Movement: Creative Mama, Messy house

Happy Monday, and welcome to The Monday Mess Movement! I am happy to welcome Renee from Creative Mama, Messy House. Hi there, and welcome to my mess! I’m Renee from Creative Mama, Messy House, and I’m proud to announce that this is my very first guest post, so bear with me. My house is anything …

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spring mint cookies

Remember a month or so ago, when I used smooth and melties as gorgeous mint-green brownie filling? Well, I had all the non-green candies left over and wondered what to do with them. I thought they might look cute and be yummy in the center of some butter cookies. Then I ate all the leftover …

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Fun and Yummy Gelatin Easter Eggs!

Today, I get to show you the first project I shared as a contributor at Somewhat Simple. I know I am cutting it close by posting all my Easter egg projects this week, but it’s not Easter yet! Actually, this fun project for the kiddos would be just as fun after Easter because you could …

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Mr and Mrs Easter Egg Head

Are you ready for Easter? Have you decorated Easter eggs, yet? For those of you saying, “Oh, crap” right now, I have a quick and amazingly fun project for you… Mr. and Mrs. Easter Egg Head! Seriously, these cute little egg ladies and gentlemen couldn’t be easier with the help of your Silhouette machine. All …

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Grow your google +

As bloggers we are talking a lot about the demise of organic reach on facebook. Do you know what that actually means?  When you like a page on facebook, you might assume that everything the author of that page posts will show up in your news feed, just like everything your friends post shows up …

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Learn to knit III: practice and a knit dishcloth for beginners

I have finally finished my first knitting project! I made a dishcloth using only the skills I showed off in my last knitting post. You might be thinking that since I really just made a really big swatch, I didn’t learn anything new. You would be wrong, my friend. I learned how to knit something start …

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Peanut Butter Bunny Squares

Easter is coming, y’all. I was thinking about making some Easter treats the other day when I spied my son’s graham crackers. I buy him the honey grahams from Annie’s Homegrown. I am not feeding him cookies if they are organic, right? Besides, it is so cute when he asks for “bunnies”.  Now I don’t …

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Reverse appliqué pattern weights

I have a hoarding problem. I hoard fonts. I binge download them. I have many of them memorized. I have a typography obsession. So when I found a single fat quarter of this fun sewing typography fabric, I knew I had to turn it into pattern weights for my super-sewer package pal Stephanie from Swoodson …

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My package pal is awesome!

Last Friday I showed you what I sent my package pal, Stephanie from Swoodson Says. I also said I would pop over the weekend to show you what she sent me. Well, we got attacked by a nasty little spring virus and it didn’t get done. The good news is that we are all feeling …

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Monday Mess Movement: Tiny Sidekick

Welcome back to the Monday Mess Movement, where your favorite bloggers proudly display their messy side. Today, Corey from Tiny Sidekick is sharing an all-out messy confession! Hi there! I’m Corey from TinySidekick and excited to be here today to share the mess that is my everyday. Is that weird? That I’m excited about this? …

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Gift for a sewist, i.e. my package pal

Do y’all remember last fall when I participated in a crafty package exchange through C.R.A.F.T? (By the way, Jamie of C.R.A.F.T. just had a new baby, pop on by and congratulate her, okay!) No big deal if you don’t. you can read about it here, and here. I had so much fun making a new blog friend, …

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The easy way to make a dog-shaped cake

Y’all getting sick of dog party ideas yet? Either way, this is the final post about YMGP’s dog-themed second birthday party. And it might just be the most important post… the cake. I dapple in cake decorating. I am not really any good. I love to do it, but not enough to practice when I …

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