Crafts

Hair Bow How-To Giveaway!

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Just like her mama, my Stella girl loves to accessorize!  She even pats her head and says “BOW”! I love to create bows for her and you can make them for your little fashionista too! Check out how I make her “bigger than Texas” bows! It really is fun and easy! If you have questions, just leave a comment below. Happy Craftin’!

It happened again…we couldn’t choose just one so we chose 3!!! Thanks for sharing y’all.

“Great idea… I am teaching my youngest daughter to sew, as her mom doesn’t know how. We will be doing a quilt or 2 together. Keep up the good work, very informing. Also showing her the cooking aspect , because after work I also do the cooking in the house.”
Ron G.

“My mom and grandma always made (knitted or crocheted) baby blankets for new babies in the family. When my best friend announced she was pregnant, I asked and she said no one in her family made things like that…I really felt like it was important for every new baby have a handmade blanket from someone who loves them even before they are here, so I asked my mom to teach me to crochet. A tradition was born! I have hand made a crocheted baby blanket for every new baby of each of my friends since that first one for sweet baby Iris. I love spending the time making the blanket dreaming about the little person who will cuddle up in it and how they will grow, who they will become.”
Teresa N.

“I do a lot of cross stitching. Last year I made different sets of ornaments for my husbands family members, my family members and some friends. It was a lot of work and took me almost 9 months to gets done. It was worth seeing those who appreciated the work open the gifts. I am doing another cross stitch gift for almost everyone again this year, but not on that large of a scale.”
Christina T.

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The Big Birthday Party!

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Read our Party Planning post here first!

Jenna and I both hit the ground running. Actually, started the night before when we went grocery shopping for the birthday party and ended up not getting home until 1:00AM! Time can always get away from us when we are shopping. We don’t mean for it to happen, but we just have so much fun together. Anyway, between getting food ready, last minute errands, to finally decorating for the birthday party we were busy. Plus fitting a gooooooddddd nap in for the kids so they weren’t grouchy for their party was HIGH on the to-do list.

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Party Planning

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If you don’t know, our babies that just turned 3 were born two hours apart on June 18th. Gage, my son’s (Nicole) birthday is June 30th. Since we have been so busy this year, we decided to have a big combination birthday party for all the kids. It went so well, we might just have to do it year after year (or until they get “too big”).

To begin planning we picked a Pirate Theme. We knew we were going to rent our water park in our hometown for part of the birthday so whatever theme we chose needed to go along with water. We both had beach theme birthdays in the past so we thought this would be fun and colorful as well. We went with black, red, and turquoise (pink and green came into the play later on).

On one of Jenna’s trips to the city, she found cute treasure map plates and tablecloths, red and turquoise cups, black and red polka dot napkins, and a treasure chest piñata. Locally, I found red, black, and turquoise striped dinner plates, serving dishes and table cloths.

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Gettin’ Crafty

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We have been getting pretty crafty with all of the Pinterest activity going on with Crockin’ Girls! We saw these cute planters and couldn’t resist making “Crockin’ Girls” inspired planters!

Step 1: Get 3 terra cotta pots (small medium and large) and paint them however you would like. We got funky using various sponges, brushes and stencils…not to mention the color combinations!

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