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Raising Farm Kids

Spring is in full swing here with flowers, rain, baby animals, pollen allergies, and softball games. We seem to always go from one busy season or challenge to another. I don’t think things will ever settle down, so I need to learn to embrace the busy and enjoy where we are in life. Our garden is woefully behind schedule but the animals are doing well. The new additions are three adorable Hereford calves, 75 chicks, five keets…

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Altoid Tin Magnetic Playset Tutorial

This was a craft project that I had been wanting to do for a long time. It took awhile to empty one of those Altoid tins because it was well hidden in my purse and they are so curiously strong that the kids won’t steal and eat them all in one sitting even if they do find them. My mom also donated a few to the cause, so we were finally able to craft with…

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Kitchen Drawer Organizing

May is a crazy busy month for me! We have 4 different sports teams going right now so we are always on the go. I really don’t have time for extra cleaning and organizing, but I know that I need to make it a priority because, let’s face it, when the kids are home from school for the summer it will only get worse. Kathi Lipp is running a 10 day “Spring Fling” challenge over…

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Cow Flannel Rag Edge Baby Blanket

I have made it very clear that I am a procrastinator. When my sister was pregnant with her oldest, who is now 6, I bought this adorable cow flannel with plans to make her a blanket or something. It never happened. I ended up stealing the yellow flannel and making my youngest daughter a blanket, so I still had the pink cow flannel in my stash. Since my sister has now had another baby girl,…

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Scrapbook Paper Picture Frame Tutorial

April is generally the craft month for our MOPS group. We wanted to come up with something that every mom could use… picture frames! At the March meeting we set up a photo booth with two background choices: an aqua sheet thumbtacked to the divider with THIS pink and yellow bunting or a navy sheet thumbtacked to the divider with some yellow stars that are part of our “Starry Eyed” meeting decor. They were simple,…

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