How To Make Homemade Crayons & Link-Up Party!

How to make homemade crayons

  I am not a very crafty mama but this is one craft we do yearly…after I explain the steps you’ll see why. How to Make Homemade Crayons: 1.  Have your children peel the paper off of worn out crayons. (This is great because it should keep your children busy for a long time while you get work done or read a good book – like your Bible!) 2.  Get out metal cookie cutters (if you don’t have these on hand you will need to purchase them – but they are usually quite cheap at dollar stores this time of year!) 3.  Break the […]

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A Thanksgiving Craft and Giveaway

Today’s post features a super “Fun Mom” – Leslie from FunMoms.org She writes: As moms, Thanksgiving should be one of our favorite holidays. Sure, there’s a lot of cooking and cleaning involved, but it is also a time when family is treasured, and our Father is praised! What a great opportunity to share with our kids how blessed we are, and who deserves the praise for those blessings! This month I’m teaching Landon 1 Chronicles 16:34, which says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good…”. This verse is a good reminder (for he and I both) to count […]

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I Want To Be A Fun Mom!

One of my desires is to be a fun mom! I have to be honest. I know without a shadow of a doubt my kids think their Dad is super fun. My husband is funny, silly, goofy, creative, and would turn the house upside down creating some amazing game that they can all play. They laugh hard, run hard, wrestle hard and play hard. My husband and I work in the nursery on Sunday mornings and he is outrageously goofy and the babies LOVE him. He can take a child who is out of control crying and turn their frown […]

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Back-To-School Organization Tips and Link-Up

Are you ready for school to start? It’s time to get organized! If you Follow Me On Facebook, then you know that I have been working on a new school schedule. It starts with me rising at 5am – ugh! But it seems to be the only way to get it all done. I will post my schedule after I’ve lived it and tweaked it a bit. But today I want to share some organizational tips from a friend I’ve known since high school (pictured on the right is Erin and her lovely family!). I want to invite other bloggers […]

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How To Make Headbands With Silk Flowers

How to make headbands with silk flowers

  I love these silk flower headbands that my friend Kelly (pictured below) made for Alexis. So when we were on a retreat, I took a photo of her making one! First you buy some silk flowers and plain headbands at Target (they came 5 in a pack for around $3) Then you remove the stem and take the flower apart. Then you hot glue gun any parts of the flower you want kept together. And you add any little extra frills you’d like. She hot glue gunned shiny rhinestones to each one and then glued the flower to the […]

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Inexpensive Teacher Gift Ideas

The picture above was taken from The Executive Homemaker. And if you go there you will find the template to print the label for these s’mores! It is just too cute to not share with my readers! I also found the most FANTASTIC list of thrifty gift ideas – I just had to share them with you!!! These would be great to give to your children’s Sunday School Teachers, Pastors, and School Teachers. I found these on Skip to My Lou during teacher appreciation week… “You are out of this world” tag attached to a Milky Way or Mars candy […]

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Tasty Tuesday: How To Make a Candy Land Cake

I regularly read Morgan’s Blog titled “Adventures In Diapering“. She is currently pregnant with her 5th child AND made this amazing cake that I feel compelled to show case! Is this picture not adorable of her and her masterpiece? Here’s how she made her Candy Land Cake: The cake was fairly easy to make, but very time consuming. If you decide to make a cake like this, you will probably find it easiest to assemble the candy by looking at a Candy Land game board. Then just use whatever candies you want. Candy Land Cake Supplies: *Wax Paper *13×9 in. […]

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Thrifty Thursday: Homemade Crayons

For those of us surviving cabin fever in the northern chill, this is a cheap and easy craft for your little ones to do! Take all the crayons you have that are worn out and have your children peel the paper off of the crayons. (This is great because it should keep your children busy for a long time while you get work done or read a good book – like your Bible!) Once the crayons are all peeled, get out your metal cookie cutters (if you don’t have these on hand you will need to purchase them – but […]

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Friday Giveaway and Craft!

I must admit I do not have a crafty bone in my body – but I have a friend Tina, who does amazing work and I have to share it with you! She has also generously donated one item from her etsy store for a giveaway! Her website is titled Little Hands, Big Blessings. Check out her adorable pillow dresses and what she had to say about them! “Using a pattern I found here, I have created these lovely dresses for my toddler! This pillowcase was given to me by my grandma’s friend as a wedding gift. There are actually […]

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