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Free printable valentine: XOXO You & Me

Give your sweetie this free printable Valentine’s Day card: XOXO You & Me, Forever and Ever with arrows and hearts. It’s a simple and meaningful valentine with lots of love that’s perfect modern Valentine’s Day card for husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends. I made the XOXO on the front using illustrated arrows that look hand-drawn. …

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Classic Roasted Tomato Soup Recipe with Jewel-Osco Home Grocery Delivery #JewelDelivers

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jewel-Osco to celebrate its new home delivery service in Chicagoland. All opinions and text are mine. #JewelDelivers #ad Hey Chicagoans, were you as taken by surprise as I was by last week’s snow? ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ The temperature dip down to wintertime levels makes …

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Christmas Color Palette Inspiration: Wooden German Ornaments

This time of year bursts with traditions and memories. When I was a kid, the wooden German Christmas ornaments on our family’s Christmas tree were always my favorite. ??? ? Pulling these cute little guys out of our ornament box each year gives me such joy that I wanted to share their bright colors with you …

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No-sew DIY bracelets Christmas craft idea for kids

Looking for an easy DIY Christmas craft idea for kids? Make these festive no-sew DIY Christmas bracelets using just fabric markers and hook-and-loop fasteners. These DIY kid’s bracelets are perfect for cute-ing up a simple outfit into an ensemble that’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. We used fabric markers to draw patterns and …

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Free printable Four Gift Christmas gift tags in blue: Want, Need, Make, Read

Here’s a new set of free printable ‘Four Gift Christmas’ gift tags — this time in blue. Just download, type to personalize, and print. This is our third year giving only four Christmas gifts each to Elise and Liam and it’s been super amazing for our family. Instead of feeling the pressure to give ALL …

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Color Inspiration: Heart Sugar Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Hey friends, it’s February! Let’s talk about love. ? A little love is just what the world needs right now. My February color palette inspiration for you is Re-Entry Red™, Pulsar Pink™ and Lunar Blue™ from Astrobrights Papers. Red and pink colors are Valentine’s Day staples. Yep, Valentine’s Day totally owns red and pink. I …

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Creamy Dairy-Free Butternut Squash + Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Here’s an easy and super quick healthy soup recipe to warm up your winter. It combines cauliflower and butternut squash so you’re getting your potassium and vitamins B6, C and K plus some fiber and folate all in one go. It’s 21 degrees in Chicago. I wanted to make my creamy dairy-free cauliflower soup recipe …

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Color Inspiration: A New Leaf

It’s a brand new year and January’s color palette inspiration is all about turning over a new leaf. What do you think, are you ready for a fresh start? My January color palette inspiration for you is Vulcan Green™, Terra Green™, Martian Green™ and Gamma Green™ from Astrobrights Papers. The first color I think about when …

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Handmade DIY chocolate stir sticks – easy DIY gift that kids can make

Lately I’ve seen a lot of old-school handmade chocolate stir sticks for sale. I’ll tell you though, DIY chocolate stir sticks are so easy to make yourself! It’s an easy and economical throwback handmade Christmas gift for teachers, neighbors and family. The kids and I made a batch using candy canes and sprinkles and they …

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Color Inspiration: German Nutcrackers

December’s color palette inspiration is here to help you colorize your holiday paper crafts, winter wreaths, Christmas decorations and more. It’s based on my favorite Christmas decoration: Wooden German nutcrackers. I bought my first wooden nutcracker in Rothenburg, Germany on a post-college European trip with my good friend, Sarah. It was our first trip to …

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‘Four Gift Christmas’ free printable gift tags: Want, Need, Make, Read

We have a new Christmas tradition in our family: the Four Gift Christmas. We give four Christmas gifts to each of our children from mommy and daddy: Something You Want Something You Need Something To Make Something To Read Today I’m going to tell you about it and give you free personalized printable Four Gift …

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Meet my latest client: the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

I want to tell you about my latest client, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. I worked with them this summer on a super fun project and you’re going to love the topic: Christmas! I can’t tell you much yet because the project is still in progress, but I can share some of the …

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Hearts – Valentine’s Day Dessert

This easy chocolate-covered strawberry hearts recipe is a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day that you can make with kids. These heart-shaped chocolate strawberries look pretty yummy, right? We already ate them all! We also made some more traditional super easy chocolate-covered strawberries that were a big hit, too. Easy Valentine’s dessert to make with kids …

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