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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 Chocolate Stir Sticks for Hot Chocolate and Coffee

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

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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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“Super Friends” printable Super Hero tattoos

Here’s a super Valentine’s Day idea for children in preschool and elementary school: printable Super Friends temporary tattoos! I made these for Elise when she was in her Super Hero phase. All of her buddies loved them, and now they can be yours too! These are easy to make on your own. You basically purchase …

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Washi Tape DIY Christmas Candles – Cute and Cozy!

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is decorating our house to feel super festive and cozy. Chicago gets dark at 4:30 PM in wintertime (sigh) so I like using candles to add a warm glow and create a happy mood …especially these modern and whimsical DIY Christmas candles using washi tape and …

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GIVEAWAY: “‘Tis the Season to Be Felt-y” Craft Book of Christmas creations

It’s mid-November and high time to really start cranking on Christmas decorations and gifts. Enter to win the ‘Tis the Season to Be Felt-y craft book filled with super cute Christmas ideas to make out of inexpensive craft felt. Keep reading to see how to enter!

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup Recipe with Brussels Sprouts (and no dairy)

This healthy, creamy cauliflower soup recipe is super delicious and takes just 30 minutes to make. It’s full of veggies and dairy-free. Yum This pureed cauliflower soup recipe needs just a handful of ingredients so it’s just my style. It’s made with vegetable stock instead of dairy, then topped with caramelized Brussels sprouts and some …

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How to Make a Headboard Slipcover with No-Sew Piping – easy and temporary bedroom change

Whether you want to hide a dated headboard or just freshen your bedroom, making a DIY headboard slipcover transforms your bedroom without the commitment and cost. I made this ‘how to make a headboard slipcover’ tutorial for DIY Network. I wanted to make a plaid flannel headboard slipcover to temporarily make our city bedroom feel …

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DIY snowflake Frozen headband for your little Elsa

Let it go! Here’s a DIY Frozen-inspired snowflake headband to make with your own little Elsa. This delicate-looking headband adds a simple and pretty look to kids hair. This also makes a fun Frozen kids activity; Elise and I made it together. Get my free printable template below to make this snowflake headband for your …

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Stencil a DIY Infinity Scarf Using Recycled T-Shirts

I made this DIY infinity scarf from a recycled t-shirt in exactly one nap time. Cute, yes? It looks like I bought it at a Chicago boutique or Etsy or Renegade Craft Fair but all it took was a scallop stencil by Ed Roth from Stencil1, FolkArt Multi-Surface paint, and my husband’s old gray t-shirt. …

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DIY Valentine’s Day Cards using Recycled Magazines

Make these super cute DIY Valentine’s Day cards by recycling magazines and catalogs. Just rip out red colors from catalogs and magazines and glue them onto paper. It’s an easy recycled magazine craft. I made a couple Valentine’s Day card variations, the one above with a collage front and white arrow, and a simple modern …

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Make a Valentine Card Using Recycled Security Envelopes

Recycle a security envelope into a heartfelt Valentine’s Day card with just a few punches and pastes. Years ago I saw a design*sponge post from derek & lauren that turned security envelopes inside out that got me seeing junk mail a little bit differently. The packrat in me started collecting some security envelopes and I got …

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