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Sweet Chili Sauce

When I was a kid I was a terribly picky eater and I did not like chili. As I have grown up, I started to like new foods, just like my mother said I would. (I really don’t like when she is right.) One of those foods happens to be chili. I can remember coming home from school when mom had a pot of sauce simmering down on the stove and thinking it smelled horrible.…

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Felt Deer Mask

The clock is ticking, but I haven’t started any Halloween costumes yet. I need to get the kids to make final decisions and lock them in soon. Instead, I am still blogging about the last-minute costumes I made last year! This is actually my favorite of the costumes. My daughter wanted to be a deer. She just wore brown leggings and a brown sweater with a furry scarf and leg warmers, plus black flats for…

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The Easiest DIY Unicorn Costume

I can’t stress this enough… Halloween costumes around here are usually VERY LOW EFFORT. They are usually last-minute, too. Now, this is not entirely my fault. I have been asking my children for weeks what they would like to dress up as. I either get an “I don’t knooooooow” answer or ever-changing, impossible answers. Some of them also think that they are “too old” for costumes, but I bet that some of them change their…

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Please Don’t Judge Me

Raising five girls, I am learning a lot about myself and about females in general. I guess that it is making me more aware, and I have to admit- I don’t like what I see. My 6yo fancy girl who loved tutus and regularly wore THIS over-the-top ensemble to school now wears the same activewear outfit that I bought for gym days as soon as it is washed. She wore it Monday and she is…

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Chalkboard Succulent Pots

I am having a year full of “lasts.” This is the last year of school for my oldest and the last year at home for my youngest. It is really starting to sink in that I am one of the older moms now and moving into another stage of life. (I am a little sappy these days!) So, this is my last year in MOPS. It will also be my last year helping with the…

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Captain America T Shirt and Tutu

Oh, those middle school girls… Last year a bunch of my daughters’ friends were going to trick or treat as girly superheroes with tutus. She chose Captain America. Well, then some sort of drama ensued and the entire plan fell apart. In the end, she decided to keep her original costume plan, so I had to throw it together at the last minute. I measured her waist and cut some one inch non-roll elastic an…

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Easy Mermaid Tail Tutorial

I am not sure why, but most little girls seem to have a fascination with mermaids. Don’t get me wrong- I loved The Little Mermaid as much as anyone when it first came out, but I didn’t watch it over and over and over and over and over and over again like my little sister. I think fish are kinda smelly and gross, so I don’t entirely understand why mermaids are perceived as being so…

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The Unicorn Dress

If you haven’t noticed, I never made Easter dresses for the rest of my girls. They don’t really need more clothes, and I was kinda’ burnt out after Project Run and Play. I got fabric for some of them, so we’ll see what I feel like making in the future. This is my new underachiever attitude: I will sew if and when I feel like it. Isn’t that how a hobby is supposed to be?…

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