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party clips DIY

You’ll love these DIY chalkboard name clips for everyday use or for entertaining.  Made loads of them this summer to keep from running out of glasses while everyone is home, drinking lots, & having trouble keeping track of who’s glass is who’s.  Check out the video tutorial below… click here to download the printable paper for […]

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chalkboard place mat DIY

A charming take on our beloved laminated place mats (I miss them, don’t you?).  And so fun to make! SUPPLIES: 1. chalkboard paint   2. paintbrush   3. transfer paper   4. paint pens   5. pencil   6. 11×14 hardboard panel (found here)   7. printable template (click to download)   8. chalk (for […]

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stay cool goodie bags

a few weeks ago we had that unusual pacific northwest experience of a heat wave – that’s right, the temp. hit 90, with 80% humidity. and while most of the country would probably consider this kind of weather lovely for summer – my children actually thought they were melting. to distract everyone from the heat, […]

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diy chalkboard grande

i know there’s a bazillion and one chalkboard tutorials out there, but we enjoy (so much) having these oversized boards around our house i just had to share.  plus they are versatile, don’t require hanging and are cost effective.  oh, and (like whoa!) after one trip to the man store your halfway done with the project…. […]

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ice cream smiles

some people scream for ice cream, but around here we just smile. like this. especially when toppings are involved. and did i mention a giveaway!?… … a set of the most adorable ice cream bowls from anthropology. because it’s way eaiser to get the littles to eat a healthy dinner when there is ice cream (in fun […]

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salted caramel coffee DIY

Um, I will fo-sho be making one of these today….  anyone want to join me?  Happy to make extra.  Also, a little hint… you can pour the caramel over the coffee and ice, but it will clump up a bit.  If that bugs you, pour your coffee, add the caramel, (stir) and then add ice. […]

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ring toss DIY

This project was full of surprises for me.  The good & pleasant kind. First, I was able to DIY with the adorable young lady in the video, Coco.  Love creating with other people.  Especially little people.  So sweet. Second, the ring toss project was a last minute addition/change and I felt a little dubious about […]

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4th of july printable flags

so yesterday, when i should have been cleaning the kitchen, i decided to sit down and design some flags to take to the annual 4th of july celebration at my parents. definitely time well spent, but you should see my kitchen today (oh, my!).  i know it’s kind of last minute and all, but i […]

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watermelon juice

Back in the day while visiting one of our first farmer’s market, Mr. Friis, Ozzie, & I stumbled upon a delicious invention….  watermelon juice.  We’ve been making it at home ever since. /picture credit—> stacy jacobsen photography/ Here is our homemade recipe: I N R E D I E N T S 1/2 large seedless […]

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homemade cleaner DIY

This week has been cray, cray.  Which means my house looks like it exploded.  Which also means that this video we did with KinCommunity is extremely appropriate for today, because I have some cleanin’ to do. Wondering why it’s a good idea to use a homemade cleaner?  Well, it’s easy and cheap (ahem…), and free of […]

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tassel necklace DIY

Like it?  Love it?  Wanna make one?  (Fashion DIY’s get me so giddy.) All you need is:  a swatch of leather (cut to 5 x 2.5″), a small piece of the leather to make a loop (cut to 1.5 x .25″), a necklace chain of your choice, a loaded hot glue gun or craft glue, […]

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