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Simply Paper

Sometimes the most simple (and easily overlooked) everyday items can bring so much joy.  Take the humble piece of paper.  We write on it, color it, and even sometimes paint it- though that depends on how much time we have to clean up the inevitable mess.  In each of those activities paper is passive- it [...]
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Apple Basket Game

One of my favorite times of the year is upon us- apple season!  I love spending a cool crisp afternoon at the local orchard picking apples with the family.  The kids love comparing the different sizes and colors of all the different types of apples. We have not made it to the orchard yet, though [...]
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Beeswax lipbalm

I’m always amazed at all the different uses for beeswax- crayons, wood polish, modeling wax and the list could go on and on.  I noticed that beeswax is an ingredient in many of the commercially available lip balms on the market. So I decided to give making beeswax lip balm a try.  The ingredients I [...]
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Party Poms Tutorial

My newest favorite party decoration are tissue paper poms.   I first saw them on Etsy and was able to track down instructions on how to make them on Martha Stewart.  Since then I’ve made a bunch for different parties and they’ve been a huge hit!  So much so that the four I made for Stella’s [...]
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Our newish patio table

While cleaning up and putting everything from the fairy tea party life decided to give us some lemons.  The glass top on the patio table exploded sending bits of glass everywhere while Nick was putting the umbrella back in place.  What a mess!  We thought about replacing the whole table but seemed awfully wasteful since [...]
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