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The Poofy Dress

So, it is November and I still have not finished blogging about the girls’ Easter dresses. The thing about the navy and white theme this year is that they are so versatile. It just looks classy for any season. This dress turned out so beautiful and – even if the pictures don’t show it by her refusal to smile – she loves it! I made a sparkly satin bodice (remnant from Joann’s) using The Party…

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Lace Overlay High Low Dress

I should be getting ready for Halloween, but I am procrastinating. Instead, I am backtracking and blogging about another Easter dress. This was one of the dresses that was completely dictated by my daughter’s preferences. It also ended up costing me nothing to make! So, we both won. The navy lining, made from another layer of my old bridesmaid dress, stops above her knees and the high-low lace overlay is much longer. It is a…

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Fall Decorating with Kids- How it Backfired

The girls did a few fall crafts this year in a failed attempt to keep them busy and out of trouble. It was a nice thought. 😉 So, in an effort to keep it real around here, I thought we would do a little exhibit of “Craft & Consequence” Craft: First up, the girls made this lovely glittered fall leaf garland decorating their playhouse. All I did was hot glue the ribbons to the backs…

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Easy Fall Wreath

This year, I wanted to change it up from my usual indian corn baskets on the front door and make a new wreath. I was inpsired by THIS one that I saw on Pinterest a few years ago. I used some scrap fabric and a few wheat picks that I got on clearance at Joanns a long time ago, some red pip berries, and a little burlap. Then, I made a smaller version for my…

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Ana White Farmhouse Twin Beds

We are just about finished with the girls’ new bedroom and I am so excited to show you what my husband made!!! Beds! Aren’t they awesome? He made custom beds for the girls using free plans from Ana White. He used the farmhouse bed plans in a twin size. Everything went pretty well (besides our paint sprayer acting up- but that is not her fault). There was one change that he made for me. The…

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Flower Quilted Rag Edge Flannel Baby Blanket

I finally dusted off my sewing machine after a month-long break and I am definitely out of practice! One of the things I made was this flannel baby blanket for part of a shower gift. I am pretty sure I have seen a little saying about using your “good fabric” for your favorite people. I had been hoarding this pretty purple stuff because I couldn’t bear to part with it unless I deemed the recipient…

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DIY Fleece Peacock Tutu Costume

Two years ago, our family went trick-or-treating as the Ninja Turtles. Last year, my son decided he was too old (actually he decided that before but we forced him/bribed him with the baby’s share of candy). So, everyone got to choose their own costume again. No theme. I chose for the youngest. I really, really, REALLY wanted to make a peacock tutu costume. I just love the colors and thought it would be pretty. However,…

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Girls Room Collage Wall ~ with Free Printables!

This summer, the girls and I did a lot of crafty projects. The biggest thing we did was a collage wall for a new bedroom. The walls are painted a light gray and the trim is a darker gray. That created a neutral backdrop and the girls each chose their favorite color for decorative accents- red and teal/aqua. I also threw in some pink and white. This is probably my favorite home decorating project ever!…

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