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Treat Dad’s Sweet Tooth on Father’s Day

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

If you have one of those men in your life that doesn’t golf, wear ties, smoke cigars, or barbeque, then all these Father’s Day gift guides might make present ideas a challenge. 

Here’s my advice…you can’t go wrong with some candy and a cute pun. Every dad loves a good sugary pun! Here are 3 that he is sure to love!

1 Father’s Day Super Dad Pop Set by Lil’ Luna












2 DIY Hero Supplies for Fathers Day from Oh Happy Day









3 Love you to Pieces from Creatively Christy


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5 Creative Books Every Teacher Will Love

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Believe it or not, this is the last week of school for many kids around the country. I think I can hear my nieces’ and nephews’ cheers all the way from Georgia! Instead of a mug with an apple on it or a personalized note pad, give your kids’ teachers something that will enrich them this summer…a beautiful book that inspires creativity. Here are the five DIY books that make me want to drop everything and create right now.

THE PLANT RECIPE BOOK: Baylor Chapman walks you through gorgeous green arrangements that will live and grow in your home all summer long.

PROJECT KID: Ok, another SSP (shameless self-promotion), but it really is a good book for teachers! Maybe they have kids of their own or they can just flip through it to get ideas for the next school year.

WISE CRAFT: Blogger Blair Stocker gives new life to old and often tattered flea-market finds, fabric scraps, and bits of nature. We all have some vintage hankies or rocks laying around that are begging to be crafted into something.

PAPER TO PETAL: Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell have put together one of the most beautiful craft books. Ever. You will be so amazed at how gorgeous these paper flowers are; and grateful that they will never die.

EAT & MAKE: Paul Lowe of Sweet Paul Magazine gives us a food and kitchen craft book that one day will be covered in olive oil stains and paint drips. There’s no more proof of a successful how-to book than that.


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It’s National Love a Tree Day!

Friday, May 16th, 2014

kids tree craft

There are so many ways to celebrate National Love a Tree Day, and besides going outside to give that old oak a big squeeze, the next best way is to craft one!

This craft is from my book, Project Kid, and you can get the instructions here.

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Today is Frog Jumping Day!

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Yes, in case you didn’t know, today is Frog Jumping Day! Here are a few crafts, games and snacks to celebrate this all-important holiday. Hop to it!

Who says a frog as to be green? Love this paper mache frog by MollyMoo found on Curly Birds.

These frog cupcakes are super simple to make and you very well might even have the ingredients on hand.

And while the cupcakes are in the oven and the kids are in the backyard playing leap frog, whip up a few headbands like this one from The Thread House on Etsy (but maybe skip the sewing and just use tape and construction paper!).

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3 Last-Minute May Day Baskets

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

If ever there’s a year to celebrate May Day, I think it’s 2014. It’s been such a tough year with the harsh, winter weather and more than ever, we need a celebration that is all about fun, joy, and the coming of the warm sun! If you’re not building a May Pole in your back yard, here are a few things you can do to celebrate!

  1. Make one of these 3 easy May Day baskets. If you don’t have a cute vessel, don’t sweat it! Try using cans or bottles (image via Black Eiffel), a paper bag to cover a plastic pot (via Pretty Prudent), or even a paper cup hanging from a pipe cleaner (via the Shop Sweet Lulu blog).
  2. Write letters saying farewell to Old Man Winter. I believe he lives somewhere near Santa Claus, so just text him for the address.
  3. Make a toast to the summer with a traditional Finnish May Day drink called Sima made lemons, sugar, water, and raisins. You can get the recipe here.
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