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FIREFLY IN A MASON JAR KEYCHAINS (THAT REALLY GLOW!)

  I don’t remember having many fireflies in our yard growing up.  We’ve always lived in a city, so that might explain it.  When we would go to visit my grandma and grandpa in Wisconsin though, they always had fireflies in their backyard at night.  I honestly don’t remember if I was brave enough to try catching any in a jar myself, but I do love watching them glow on summer night.  We have spotted some fireflies in our neighborhood this summer, and my kids have been … [Read More...]

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BEER TASTING PARTY PRINTABLES

  You can find all the graphics from my Beer Swap Party here!  Feel free to use any of them for your party signs, labels, or invitations.  Just please do not sell the graphics or use them for commercial purposes.  Thanks! To use: 1.  Click the links below to open the files in Google Drive 2.  Click “File” and a dropdown menu will appear 3.  Hover your mouse over “Download As” and a sub menu will drop down 4.  Choose to download the file … [Read More...]

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BEER PARTY TASTING GAME (& A GIVEAWAY)

This round of Crafty Hangouts was sponsored by Online Labels.  They allowed us to pick out some label styles and challenged us to use them in a creative project.  I was initially overwhelmed by the huge selection of fun labels on the site, but I honed in on kraft paper labels that I could use for my Beer Swap Party.  For the blind beer tasting, I chose the Cigar Band Style Soap Labels (OL1103BK) and designed the graphics myself. I created quick graphics in PicMonkey and saved them … [Read More...]

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CRAFTS GALORE GIVEAWAY

Thirty-seven other creative bloggers and I have joined forces to give you the Great Craft Stash GIVEAWAY! Each blogger has picked one of their favorite crafting tools to give to ONE lucky winner.  You read that right.  One winner will receive crafting supplies from 38 different bloggers!  The prize contains everything from washi tape to chalk paint, baker's twine to sharpies --everything a crafter's heart could desire! My contribution to the prize pack are these Make It: … [Read More...]

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MAD SKILLS PARTY #216

WELCOME TO THE 216th 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 party.  … [Read More...]

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PUZZLE PIECE PHOTO GALLERY

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Personal Creations.  I was compensated and given free product in exchange for this post, but all opinions are 100% my own. A few years ago, my mom scanned and printed dozens of old family photos and hung a beautiful photo gallery wall going up their stairs.  The black and white photos are matted with white and framed in black, and they depict family members going back several generations.  Guests always remark how beautiful … [Read More...]

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FIVE DELICIOUS MARGARITA RECIPES FOR SUMMER

When I sit down to enjoy a cocktail at the end of a hot summer day, I want it to be citrusy and refreshing.  I want it to be sweet and tangy and invigoratingly cold.  No cocktail fits the bill better than a tasty margarita.  Traditionally made with tequila and flavored with lime, margaritas now come in every flavor imaginable and in all the colors of the rainbow.  I have gathered up recipes for my five favorite margarita incarnations below.  Hopefully you find a new … [Read More...]