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Lucky DIY rainbow headphones – fun St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by decorating lucky headphones with cheery paper rainbows, bright green shamrocks, and pot of gold! This St. Patrick’s Day craft idea for kids features a curved rainbow, leprechaun’s treasure, and clover printable templates to sham-rock their next video call.

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Paper bead jewelry DIY ideas – necklaces, bracelets, and earrings

Today I’m sharing my paper bead jewelry DIY ideas that celebrate spring. I designed four pieces of bright and cheery paper bead jewelry — paper bead necklaces, paper bead bracelets, and paper bead earrings — inspired by my favorite spring flowers: daffodils, hyacinths, violets, tulips, and azaleas. Keep reading to see how to roll paper …

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DIY Mother’s Day Wreath with ASTROBRIGHTS® Papers

Say Happy Mother’s Day with this modern DIY Mother’s Day wreath using ASTROBRIGHTS® Papers! Today’s paper craft project gives you both a great DIY gift idea for Mother’s Day plus a chance to win $500. Keep reading to see how to enter to win. Today I’m sharing an easy paper craft project that you can …

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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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Fall Color Palette: Orange and Green Heirloom Pumpkins

Here’s a new bright Fall color palette to inspire your Thanksgiving table decor this year. This orange, green and light green color palette is inspired by our sister trip to Waco, TX to visit Magnolia Market at the Silos and the orange and green heirloom pumpkins that you’re seeing all over pinterest. My October fall …

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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: Yellow tulips

Yellow is my favorite color and this month’s color palette inspiration is pretty heavy on the bright and golden. We just got back from our spring break in Louisville, KY where we toured a baseball bat factory, explored neighborhoods, ate the city’s best chocolate chip cookies, and spied these beauties near a white picket fence …

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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: Cubs Baseball Game at Wrigley Field

You may have expected oranges and reds and maybe even some purple for September’s color palette inspiration. Hang tight; we’ll get to those colors soon. The leaves are still green and the sunshine is still warm so let’s hold off on the pumpkin spice lattes and enjoy late-summer-slash-early-fall right now. This month I’m inspired by …

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Color Inspiration: An Ocean Of Violets In Bloom

Today I’m bringing you the second in our Color Inspiration series to give you color palette ideas for your paper crafting projects. Last month I showed you a cheery spring color palette inspired by a Nashville quilt. This month, purple reigns. Spring is coming slowly to downtown Chicago. Flowers are just starting to peek out …

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Color Inspiration: Spring Color Palette From a Vintage Nashville Quilt

Today I’m introducing a new series called Color Inspiration. Each month I’ll post seasonal color palettes that are inspired by everyday life yet anything but ordinary. Use these color palette inspirations for your paper crafts, scrapbooks, seasonal wreaths, handmade cards, weddings, birthday parties and more. I’m excited about this new series because color combinations can …

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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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