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Maggie’s Choice: Snuggly Swaddle Dolls

I’m one of those people who shops all year long for Christmas. If I see a good deal on something that I know one of the kids would adore, I snap it up and hide it away until December… with one major exception: The baby! Babies grow too fast to stockpile toys and their wants… Continue reading Maggie’s Choice: Snuggly Swaddle Dolls

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Art & Crafts · Sewing

Ombre Dying: The DIY guide to making a Princess Daisy Costume from the Super Mario Bros. Movie

I’ve received several requests asking about the dying process I used to make Evie’s Princess Daisy dress for our “Super Mario Bros. movie” themed Halloween costumes. The process I used is called “Ombre Dying” and thanks to supplies provided by Dharma Trading Company, I had the opportunity to learn the process firsthand. I’m excited to… Continue reading Ombre Dying: The DIY guide to making a Princess Daisy Costume from the Super Mario Bros. Movie

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Craft Projects · Sewing · Uncategorized

DIY Super Mario Bros. Movie Costumes

Happy Halloween! Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Unveiling this year’s costume theme! I’d say “drum rolls please” but if you haven’t already figured it out from the title and photos then no amount of tongue-rolling and lap patting is going to help you… We chose the Super Mario Bros. movie this… Continue reading DIY Super Mario Bros. Movie Costumes

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How To · Sewing

How I Made Three “The Hobbit” Themed Kids Costumes for Under $15 Each

Homemade Halloween costumes are taken pretty seriously in our family (as you may have noticed from my previous posts) but last year was much more challenging than prior years. I blame my six-year-old for that. Seriously. Charlie had finally reached that age where he actually had an opinion of his own, which resulted in costume… Continue reading How I Made Three “The Hobbit” Themed Kids Costumes for Under $15 Each

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Meatless Recipes · Recipes

Slow Cooker Panera Copycat Broccoli Cheese Soup

We finally got the first rain of the season this week. It was a nice change from California’s sweltering temperatures lately. Plus, everyone knows that rain is officially soup weather! So I’m going to roll with it and completely ignore the weatherman’s claims that it’ll be 98 degrees again on Monday.

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Fruit Smoothie “Not-Otter” Pops

Yes, I am aware that it’s September and I’m supposed to be posting recipes that start with “Pumpkin Spice” and “Butternut” but I’m going to level with you here: I’m in California and it’s 96 degrees outside right now. Plus I just reviewed some AMAZING silicone popsicle molds that I’m dying to write about. So yeah, prepare… Continue reading Fruit Smoothie “Not-Otter” Pops

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