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Dinosaur birthday party: Geometric dinosaur party decor, cake & party ideas

Roar!! Here’s Liam’s dinosaur birthday party with bright and vibrant DIY paper geometric dinosaur party decor and cake toppers. Liam wanted his pals to come over for a dinosaur-themed birthday party with dinosaur party decorations, dinosaur party games, and a dinosaur cake. With that in mind, I put together fun and spirited paper dinosaur birthday …

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Color palette inspiration: Vintage linen calendar tea towels

It’s almost the end of the year — have you been reminiscing like me? I’ve been thinking about time passing and years changing so for this month’s color palette I’d like to share my vintage linen calendar tea towel collection with you. Have you seen vintage linen calendar tea towels before? Linen calendar dish towels …

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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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Color inspiration: Apple Orchard

Have you ever visited an apple orchard? It’s fun to see all the apple varieties with so many different colors and flavors and wander through the serene rows of apple trees. My September red, pink, green and yellow bright fall color palette is inspired by freshly-picked apples in Wisconsin.? ? My good friend Sarah grew up …

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Easy DIY Drink Stirrers for Cocktails

Planning a party soon? Make these easy DIY drink stirrers for your cocktails and mocktails. All it takes is wood sucker sticks, striped washi tape, cardstock paper, a 1″ round craft punch. You can personalize them with any image you like, and it’s quick to make a ton of drink stirrers in just one evening. …

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Color inspiration: Carousel animals

Get ready to grab the brass ring! This summer we’ve been riding carousel animals. ? ☀️ ? My August orange, purple, teal and blue summer color palette is inspired by the many creative color combinations on vintage wooden carousel animals like this sassy tiger… Everyone else seems to be going back to school already but …

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Fruit & Veggie Stamping: DIY Reusable Grocery Bags

Fruit and veggie stamp your own DIY reusable grocery bags and say goodbye to both paper and plastic. This eco-friendly shopping tote is really easy to make …and very hard to screw up ? And there are so many possibilities, even carrot polka dots! Did you ever veggie stamp with potatoes when you were a …

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Color Inspiration: Miniature golf summer color palette

This yellow, pink-pink and purple summer color palette was inspired by at a cute miniature golf course ?️ ⛳ ☀️ I like that it feels super 80’s and nostalgic, like the best kind of throwback summer. I mean, look at all these colors of golf balls! Elise and Liam and Shane and I each chose …

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Color inspiration: Bomb Pop summer color palette

Here’s a classic summer color palette inspired by a classic frozen treat: Bomb Pops. Summer reminds me of being a kid in the 80’s eating Bomb Pops quickly before they melted in the Indiana heat. And this modern Bomb Pop is actually Chicago pothole art by one of my favorite creatives, Jim Bachor. Yep, I …

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Color Inspiration: LEGO® Bricks

Did you have LEGO® bricks when you were growing up? Or maybe your kids have LEGOs® strewn around your house right now? ? I just love their bright colors and creative potential. My May color palette inspiration for you is Solar Yellow™, Cosmic Orange™, Re-entry Red™, Gamma Green™ and Blast-Off Blue™ from Astrobrights Papers.

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Color Inspiration: Unexpected Rainbows

Congratulations, folks, it’s March which means we made it through winter. Whew! It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and I’m finding unexpected rainbows across Chicago. This little pot of graffiti gold was hiding down a side street that I happened to turn down on my walk home… And last week the kids and I found this …

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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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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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