Knit a Cozy Lap Afghan for Winter

Great afghan knitting patterns to keep you warm this winter.I am cold pretty much all the time (I may have mentioned…) and I love cozying under a blanket while I knit in the evenings.

The great thing about knitting yourself a blanket is that, if it’s worked in one … Read More...

60+ Side Dishes

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Are you ready for the big day? Do you still need some ideas for sides? I’m ahead of schedule this year and even did my last minute, missing items shopping yesterday. Today, I actually might prepare some items early, since … Read More...

Christmas School Gifts

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Christmas in Australia is all about Summer and the sun. (Crazy right!)

When my kids asked for presents for their school friends I just had to try and bring in these sunglasses I got stuck with after a wrong order … Read More...

Turtle Cozy

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Is your turtle getting cold? Then how about these adorable turtle cozies? They are quite funny and hilarious and doing the rounds of all the top internet sites (hence why it’s here) It”s not only funny though but its a … Read More...

Tips: Digital Stamping 101

Tips: Digital Stamping 101

Even though digital stamps, also known as digis, have been around for awhile not everyone knows how to use them or even what they are. The simple answer is a digital stamp is a black and white line image that you download and … Read More...

Simple DIY Thanksgiving Place Mat

Simple DIY Thanksgiving Place Mat

If you don’t think you have enough time to come up with some creative Thanksgiving table decorations, you would be mistaken! Check out these simple DIY place mats shared by Merrilee on her Mer Mag Blog. She explains how she … Read More...

Host a Perfect Cookie Exchange

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If you love Christmas cookies, but aren’t fond of spending hours in the kitchen, a cookie exchange is a great way to get an assortment of treats for your family while catching up with old friends. Sun Scholars has compiled … Read More...

Crockpot Beer Cheese Soup

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Here is something heartier than sandwiches and appetizers for your next football party or just anytime you need a warm meal. Especially, after a day of shoveling snow. Which apparently, I get to do on Thanksgiving morning. I won’t complain … Read More...

Tutorial: Self binding fabric napkins

Tutorial: Self binding fabric napkins Tutorial: Self binding fabric napkins

Becky from Patchwork Posse shows how you can make fabric napkins using a self binding method.  They’re made from two layers of fabric, with the back  fabric larger and wrapping over the edge of the … Read More...

Tutorial: Ugly up your Christmas sweater

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With ugly Christmas sweater parties becoming more popular, it’s actually getting difficult to find a really good Ugly Christmas Sweater.  Come late November, they start flying off the racks at thrift stores.  So what’s … Read More...

Review: RE:MARKS Custom Stamp

Review: RE:MARKS Custom Stamp

If your looking for a personalized way to add your name to the back of your hand made cards, wanting a trendy address stamp for envelopes, needing a label for home baked goodies or want to add your own monogram … Read More...

Fall Flavored Smoothies

Fall Smoothies
Sometimes I just don’t feel like eating! A smoothie gives me the fuel I need to help me get to the next meal and prevents me from snacking on all the wrong things. Very easy during the holidays.

Here are … Read More...

Winner Winner!

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A big huge thank you to everyone who entered the contest. I loved hearing about your favorite Christmas memory. It was so wonderful to see that our families mean so much to us and spending time with them is so … Read More...

Tutorial: Christmas tree tea towel

Tutorial: Christmas tree tea towel Tutorial: Christmas tree tea towel

Lindsey from Fort Worth Fabric Studio shows how you can make this Christmas tree tea towel.  She uses her favorite toweling fabric (link in her post) to make the tea towel, but you could also … Read More...

Printable Thanksgiving Play Dough Mats

Printable Thanksgiving Play Dough Mats
Download and print out one of more of these fun play dough mats that feature Thanksgiving designs.  Your child will have a ton of fun making multicolored clay feathers for a turkey, adding a variety of kernels to ears of … Read More...