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DAILY DIY WITH MY YOGA TABLET 2 PRO

As a blogger, I spend even more time with technology over the course of a day than the average American, and that is saying something.  Whether I am promoting a new post, cooking up a new recipe, or communicating with fellow bloggers, a digital screen is likely to be involved one way or another.  When Lenovo gave me the chance to try out the new YOGA Tablet 2 Pro I was ecstatic!  The tablet was designed “for those who do” and as an artsy DIYer, I am doing something creative and … [Read More...]

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NOTEPAD STAND TEACHER GIFT

Teacher Appreciation Week is over but I am still in teacher gift mode!  I think you might surprised at how many notepads a teacher goes through in a year.  Between sticky notes, notes sent home, and memos for later, teachers are always jotting something down on a note.  That is why this simple personalized notepad stand makes a thoughtful gift for your child to give to his teacher. I am working with Expressionery this year to showcase some of their fantastic products and to … [Read More...]

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OVER 50 TEACHER APPRECIATION GIFTS (THAT CAN BE MADE IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES)

Teacher Appreciation Week is over and I have rounded up all 52 projects that were included in this Craft Lightning series.  Each of these creative homemade teacher gifts can be put together in less than 15 minutes.  If these ideas aren’t enough, be sure to check out last year’s roundup of 52 quick teacher gift tutorials. ALPHABET COASTERS – ALBION GOULD APPLE THEMED LIP BALM GIFT – THE COUNTRY CHIC COTTAGE (seen above) “BERRY BEST TEACHER” GIFT BASKET – PLAY.PARTY.PIN. … [Read More...]

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EASY PINWHEEL FLOWERS

We won’t be seeing any actual outdoor flowers for a few weeks yet here in the North, so I have to make my own blooms indoors.  You can quickly make a whole bouquet of functioning pinwheel flowers in just minutes with a few basic supplies.  Tuck them into a Mother's Day bouquet, set them up on a windowsill, or just spend a few minutes with your kids making them spin! You can make the pinwheel flowers in a rainbow of colors using whatever washi tape you like best!  Any … [Read More...]

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MAD SKILLS PARTY #254

  WELCOME TO THE 254th MAD SKILLS PARTY!   For the Mad Skills party, you can link up a post, old or new, to share with other readers. The only rule for the party is that the post MUST BE A TUTORIAL. The tutorial can be written, pictorial, or a combination of the two, but it should be a project or a process that another crafter would be able to replicate. Any Mad Skill level, from novice to advanced, is welcome!   I like to be able to thank all of you for participating in the … [Read More...]

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MEMORY STICK KEY CHAIN

Today is the last day of Teacher Appreciation Week! I am sorry to see it go because I have loved seeing all the creative projects the bloggers participating in Crafty Lightning have come up with.  A big thanks again to Carolina of 30 Minute Crafts and Angie from The Country Chic Cottage for organizing this series.    You know I couldn’t get through this week without some kind of punny present.  Teachers are constantly taking their work home with them at night and, … [Read More...]

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CRAFT STICK FLOWER POT

It’s the fourth day of Teacher Appreciation Craft Lightning when dozens of bloggers and I are bringing you quick ideas for thank you gifts to give to your kids' teachers.  When I polled my many teacher friends about their best-liked student gifts, I was surprised that several of them suggested small plants as good gifts.  Maybe it is my black thumb that puts me off giving plants as gifts, but it would not have been the first thing that came to my mind.  But, since it is a … [Read More...]