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CINNAMON, PUMPKIN, AND APPLE RECIPES FOR FALL

  It's officially after Labor Day which means LET THE FALL FEASTING COMMENCE!  My blog friends and I have gathered up our best recipes that feature the best flavors of fall:  cinnamon, pumpkin, and apple.  I will be adding to this list as the year goes on, so be sure to pin it and check back later!   An InLinkz Link-up … [Read More...]

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MAD SKILLS PARTY #222

WELCOME TO THE 222nd 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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NATUREBOX: SNACKS DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR

I recently had the chance to try out NatureBox’s snack service.  NatureBox delivers carefully sourced and nutritionist-approved foods right to your door.  When you join NatureBox, you'll receive five different snacks every month. You can choose the snacks you want or be surprised with their carefully curated selections. When I am grocery shopping I typically grab up a bag of chips or box of crackers to serve as my family’s snacks.  Hauling the kids to one store for groceries and … [Read More...]

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20 CRAFTS THAT YOU CAN MAKE FOR LESS THAN $10

Awhile back I shared my simple three-strand beaded necklace tutorial here on Mad in Crafts.  That project was part of a series of Crafty Hangouts sponsored by Consumer Crafts.  I have rounded up all 20 of the tutorials from that series which featured jewelry crafts, home decor, and kids crafts, all of which could be made for less than $10.  BACK TO SCHOOL ROOM DECOR – CREATIVE CYNCHRONCITY DISTRESSED PAINTED MASON JAR - THE HAPPIER HOMEMAKER DOLLHOUSE PARTY CRAFT - SWEET … [Read More...]

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LEGO JUNIORS CREATES YOUNG MAKERS

It probably makes sense that I am a huge supporter of teaching children how to make, fix, cook, and create.  I have seen in my own life the many benefits of being a maker on our family budget, in my mental health, and in my interactions with others.  I have also noticed how society has become much more consumer-driven, and that trend starts working on our kids early on.  Anything that can help point my kids toward making and remaking rather than using up gets a thumbs up from me. … [Read More...]

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MAD SKILLS PARTY #221

WELCOME TO THE 221ST 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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QUICK SCHOOL NIGHT STIR FRY DINNER

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Success® Rice. Now that the school year is getting under way, your family is likely to be pulled in several different directions every night with practices and homework, meetings and games.  Family dinners could end up being more about what you can grab on the run, than a chance to sit down and eat a hot meal together.  Today I am going to share one of my speedy dinner recipes that can have you around the table in about 15 … [Read More...]