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Doll Diapers and Dresses

Today I have a very special guest post. This summer the girls and I have been doing a lot of craft projects. I am trying to keep them busy so that they don’t find their own ways to entertain themselves. As I mentioned before, one of my tactics for making my daughters dread Joann’s Fabric Store less is to allow them to choose a fat quarter when they are on sale. My daughter, Halley, and I…

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Baked Zucchini Gratin

I can’t believe I haven’t shared one of my FAVORITE zucchini recipes on the blog before! Baked zucchini gratin is one of the first zucchini dishes I ever tried. Yum…   Slice zucchini about 1/4″ thick or less and layer in a baking pan. You can also throw some sliced onion in there, but I usually don’t cause some people (i.e. myself) are picky. This time I was using yellow zucchini (peeled- see last sentence)…

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Pinterest Recipes ~ Tested and Approved

I LOVE PINTEREST! When I am menu planning, I like to look for new recipes on Pinterest. I never know if they are going to be good or not, so I like to hear from other people that they have tried it and liked it. So, I thought I would share some of the recent recipes I have tried and liked! Last night I made grilled honey mustard chicken (I didn’t have dijon and had…

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Unicorn Doll Quilt

Well, I kinda‘ had a quilt finish this year. You see, I will let my girls pick out fat quarters at Joann’s when they are on sale. Let me remind everyone that fabric shopping with 5 girls in tow is NOT fun– for me, them, and the store employees. Recently, Grace picked out this one with unicorns and hearts in pink and purple. I mean, what is not to love for a (then) 3yo girl?…

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DIY Fabric Bow ~ Pattern and Tutorial

  So, I made THESE cute patriotic peasant dresses for my five girls before Independence Day. The dress is made of red and white chevron quilting cotton. The bows are detachable, making it a multi-holiday dress, if they so desire.  It took me awhile to figure out how I wanted to make the bows so I thought I would share a tutorial today showing how I made them. They can be made in any cotton…

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