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rolled paper flowers

Rolled Paper Flowers

I have a real weakness for flowers…as some of you may already know!  So when I saw a rolled flower made out of scrapbook paper, I just had to figure out how to make them and then make a fun spring bouquet to go with my Easter decor!rolled paper flowers Continue reading


Father’s Day File Folder Books

If this is my dad or my husband, please do not read this post!

I made these fun file folder books for Father’s Day and so I decided that I would share them with you today.  They are really pretty easy to put together, so if you still need a last minute idea for a gift, you could still make one of these!


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Handmade Smash Journal

I hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas and that you are still enjoying time with your loved ones!  We had a great Christmas Eve gathering with all of our family and it was so fun to have all of my family together!  We had dinner and a fun night of sharing our White Envelope Stories (we changed this up just a bit this year and had the kids all tell us what they did).  We then we opened presents with all of the adult men getting a Nerf gun and having an all out competition with a target drawn on one of my french doors!  (Even my 86 year old dad got in on the action!)  It was crazy!


Then we all settled down to read the Nativity story in Luke 2.  The kids loved the nativity costumes and it turned out really cute to have them act out the different parts!


So are you now ready to move into 2013?

 It seems like we all turn to organizing and setting some goals for the new year and I have a fun little idea for you.  I am not very good at setting goals because they are the same every year, which means that I am not very good at accomplishing the goals that I set for myself!  But I am good at making lists and accomplishing a lot of the things on my list, so I love the idea of the Smash journals.  If you are not familiar with them, the basic idea behind them is that you just “smash” your ideas, pictures, magazine articles, ticket stubs, etc into your book.  Here is the description from the Smash Pinterest page:

“So, what do you Smash? Well, it doesn’t have to be a life event, just the special little moments and mementos of your day—some of that stuff in your junk drawer, for example. A snapshot, a ticket stub from that movie you loved, a newspaper clipping, a magazine snippet, a cardboard coaster from a favorite restaurant, your child’s first crayon doodle…get the idea? Smash it, jot a note or add a caption sticker, and go! Smash is a great way to document everyday life or a road trip.”

So I made some “Smash” books for some of my Christmas gifts this year!


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Spring Letters

I found these fun letters at the Wood Connection before my trip to Arizona.  I like that they say “Spring” , so that I can keep them out until May!  My daughter and I got together and painted these letters yesterday. (do you like the mess, big chill cup and all) We used the easy paint technique here, that I used for the “Family” letters so I am not going to give a tutorial in this post.

I love these fun papers and the cute design in the letters! Especially the letter “i”.  And of course I love the ribbons on some of the letters.
This picture has been enhanced, but I love the fun vibrant colors.  I put these fun letters on my kitchen table and every time I walk by I feel like I have a early glimpse of spring right there in my kitchen!  It makes me happy.   We only use our kitchen table on Sunday when everyone comes over for dinner, so I do not have to move them every time we eat! :)

  My daffodils are blooming, my tulips are all up and starting to bloom, my garden is starting to sprout…I think that spring is really going to come!

So what makes you happy for spring?