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Mother’s Day Gift Idea- Up-cycled Denim Tote Bag

Here’s another idea for a Mother’s Day gift- one that you can make yourself! I first made one of these bags back in college for a Christmas gift for my roommate. Since then, I’ve made about a zillion more- for gifts, to sell at craft shows and when they were ordered by my co-workers. They’re […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (Part 2)

It will NOT STOP raining around here! I normally love that I can walk to my day job but this weather is getting ridiculous… this is the 3rd or 4th straight day of rain. Which, is great for our garden and I’d totally love if I could just be at home and craft. But, I […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (Part 1)

Hello! Somehow, Mother’s Day ALWAYS sneaks up on me! I’m usually prepared well in advance for our moms’ birthdays but Mother’s Day and Father’s Day aren’t cemented into my brain as well. Maybe it’s because they’re not always on the same date every year?? Whatever the reason, if you, like me- haven’t decided on a […]

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Craft Show Re-cap and a few tips

Happy Monday, everyone.  I hope your week is off to a good start. I feel like I can finally slow down and take a deep breath since I’m now past the craft show I participated in this past weekend. This was my booth for the show. I was really thankful for the giant windows in […]

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Reversible Bunting Banner Tutorial

Happy Tuesday! I am in the last week before a craft show… crunch time! I’m surprisingly feeling ahead of the game- which is good because I’m no longer on spring break. 😦  Anyway, I thought I’d take a break and share this tutorial for a bunting banner that I made last summer. I use it […]

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Spring Break and other matters

Happy Thursday! I don’t know about you but this week is FLYING by for me. I had all of the best intentions to write a bunch of tutorials and other fun things but crafting and prep for an upcoming craft show, doctor and dentist appointments AND starting a new/second job took precedence. So, now, it’s […]

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Easter Coffee Cake

I am now officially on Spring Break! I’ve been so ready for a break and yesterday it was fun to get a lot of cleaning and laundry and crafting stuff done. Today, we’re in Easter preparation- we had an awesome family breakfast at Zach’s grandparents’ house this morning and now I’m baking a coffee cake […]

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Something I love: U of I edition

Since I’m writing this series of posts for readers who don’t know me in real life, those of you that do can probably just skip this post. You already know that Zach and I are big Illinois fans. 🙂 If you’re just getting to know me, Zach and I both attended the University of Illinois […]

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DIY Fabric Corsage Tutorial

I’m back with another tutorial… this is the last thing I made with fabric flowers for my sister-in-law’s wedding last summer- the corsages for the moms and grandmothers. Here are the ones I made for the wedding: The two right ones pinned on and the one on the right tied onto my mother-in-law’s wrist with […]

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Final (March!) Giveaway

Well, this was I had planned to post last Friday. But, instead, I left the house at 5:30 in the morning to go on an all day field trip to Chicago with my students. After a concert Friday night, I got back to my parents’ house at 11 pm- barely able to walk I was […]

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