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The Greatest Adventures Await with this Simple Sling Bag Tutorial

The first time I saw this line of fabric, I knew just what I wanted to make with it.  A fun, simple sling bag that would be loved and used often, but so easy to make I wouldn’t feel bad when it got dirty, worn and loved. This Greatest Adventure fabric just screams summer adventures to me and is available now in retail stores.  And if you want to make a simple Sling Bag of your own, read on.  This…

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Sweet Granola Recipe

  When I have a brunch to go to, one of the first things I think of to make is this granola.  It’s great on yogurt or just plain.  It makes a great snack too, and my kids love it.   And since you only heat the oven up to 250, it’s even an okay summer recipe since it doesn’t turn your kitchen into a sauna. Sweet Granola Recipe In a large bowl mix: 7c oats 2c whole wheat flour…

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Summer bunting

I first created this bunting as part of my assignment for the Doodlebug design team.  I love all the fun shapes, the bright colors and the abundance of embellishments. I used buttons and bits of fabric for leaves to create some button posies. Then I used some scraps to make the scrunched flowers.  I joined the flags using four different colors of twine. Whether you’re hosting a family barbeque, or looking for something to spruce up the kids’ lemonade stand-…

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On Kids and the Woods {Monday is Mom-day}

Last week I returned from a week in the woods with my sister and our kids.  My grandparents have a cabin that was built when I was 1.  Recently they added on a new wing which includes a sleeping loft and a new master bedroom as well as an extra 1 1/2 bathrooms.  With the new space, I thought it would be fun to take my kids up for a week and enjoy being up in the mountains.  I invited…

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Last Day of School Party

I’m not always the most fun mom on the street, but once in a while, I do manage to pull something together that’s pretty fun. 🙂  This year I wanted to do something for my kids’ last day of school.  They only go for 1 1/2 hours (I have no idea, don’t ask) and get out for the day at 9:30, so a brunch-type of party was in order.Now, budget is always a consideration.  Ours was not large for this…

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May POV reveal- Summer/Vacation

Welcome to May’s Point of View reveal!  The theme: Summer and/or Vacation.  Are you ready for summer?  We still have 3 more days of school, so I have time, right? 😉 If you’re still getting ready, or want to expand on your summertime fun- check out these great ideas:We are excited to welcome our guest for this month: Tone from Bless by ToneMy Summer Bingo clipboards.Jonie’s cute Bandana Dress can be found here.Ashlee’s darling sandals are hereGwen’s darling toiletry bagLeanne’s…

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Summer Bingo Clipboards

Summer is almost here.  Long days, warm nights, lots of time on your hands.  Kids get restless and moms get desperate.  This year, I am hoping to get a jump on things before they get too far out of hand.  As much as I love the occupying power of video games and other screen time- it can quickly devolve into arguing and headaches, plus, I have decided (and I’m sure the experts agree) that it’s simply not the best idea…

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Point of View- Summer!

When we started Point of View, I really had no idea that one of the side effects would be that time would speed up.  It seems like every time I turn around another month has flown by and it’s time for Point of View again!  Not that it’s a bad thing, but somehow it always seems to surprise me. This month was really fun because we have a new participant- Leanne from Organize and Decorate Everything has joined us as…

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Point of View reminder and Summer inspiration

Hello all of my friends!  I sure hope you are having a wonderful summer.  I am trying my best to cross off every item on our list, and we’re making some pretty good headway.  I just wanted to remind you all that next week will be our Point of View reveal- Summer Edition.  I really want this to be an inclusive opportunity for all of us.  Any idea that you feel relates to the theme is welcome at the link…

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Pant leg drawstring bag

Summer is hard.  I’m feeling like I should probably re-do my summer list and make it more realistic.  Instead of camping and swimming- it should have “say “I’m bored” 50 times”, complain about nearly everything at least once, ask for Popsicles at least 1,000,000,000 times and so on.  We’d have the list done by now and we’re only two weeks in! 😉  It’s not really that bad, but this week we’ve been painting the kitchen and family rooms, including the…

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