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DIY Girls’ Ninja Turtle Costumes- with TUTUS!

We did a family theme for the first time this Halloween. My husband came up with the idea of going as characters from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Then, the girls wanted tutus with their costumes and that was a deal breaker for the guys. We battled it out for a month or so until Team Tutu won out, meaning I had to throw together cheap, homemade costumes at the last minute. My son unwillingly…

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Fall Printable Subway Art

These free fall subway art printables are floating all over Pinterest. I know. BUT, I wanted one that was special for me. That listed all the things I like about fall. A more personal one.  And, I had a whole day of holding and feeding a needy baby in which to make one.  I printed it on some white cardstock and threw it in a dollar store frame that I sanded up a little to…

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Turtleneck to Maxi Skirt Tutorial

This one has been a long time coming! I finally got some cute pics of my daughter in her maxi skirt so that I could finish up this post!  Last spring, when I was on my maxi skirt sewing kick, my 5yo had requested a RED one. Well, I thought I would just pick some fabric up at a nearby Walmart, but they no longer carry ANY knit at that store! 🙁 So, I wandered…

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Easy Cheesy Eggplant

My family LOVES eggplant. As a kid, I turned my nose up at it just because it sounded gross. It really isn’t. You just have to know how to cook it- which I didn’t, until recently. This cheesy eggplant tastes like a mouthful of butter and cheese. Yummm… And I can justify it because eggplant sounds healthy. Wanna’ know how? Good. I took pics… Start with some pretty eggplant. Any color is just fine. Peel…

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I LOVE Baby Girl Sewing!

I absolutely LOVE sewing cute baby things! Especially baby girl things! 😀 So, do you remember the Easter dresses I made this year? (If you don’t they are shown at the end of THIS post.) I also made a matching tie for my son later this summer (shown in THIS post) but he didn’t want the “girly” yellow I picked out so I used grey instead.  That meant I had a half yard of coordinating…

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Freezer Jalapeno Poppers

OK. So, I took these pictures last summer. I mean, I DO plan on making jalapeno poppers but not just yet. I am supposed to be taking it easy (which is killing me!) Instead I am just gonna’ sit here holding this super cute baby and blog about it. The ingredients… 24 jalapeno peppers12 oz. softened cream cheese2 cups shredded cheddar cheese1/4-1/2 cup crumbled, cooked bacon or bacon bits2 cups milk1 cup flour2 cups bread…

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Easy Doll Maxi Skirt Tutorial

Well, this tutorial has been a long time coming!  I made these when I went on the crazy, maxi skirt sewing marathon session a few months ago.   I tell you what- since I am conquering this whole “fear of knit” thing, these were just the easiest things to sew.  The hard part… sewing shirts to match, finding a spray bottle and the “official” sparkly hair pick (at the same time), and untangling that awful…

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Jungle Star Quilt

It only took a little over five years, but I finished it! 🙂 You see, I pieced this quilt top for my 5yo daughter before she was born. We like to leave the baby’s gender a surprise, so I was going for something bright and fun and gender-neutral. After the top was finished, I was afraid it was too girly and made another one. That one isn’t very neutral either. I was thinking “rubber ducks”…

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