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July 4th Party Decor Ideas and Flag Pole Tutorial

July 4th Party Decor Ideas and Flag Pole Tutorial

Last year I threw a little July 4th party (click here for the food menu I did) for friends. I love throwing any kind of party, but I have learned that the smaller parties are more enjoyable. I always want to invite everyone I know, so no one feels left out, but then you end up not spending quality time with anyone. I bought these mason jar lids for Penelope’s…

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THEME PARTY: Wizard of Oz Birthday

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Earlier this year, Penelope got invited to the coolest Wizard of Oz birthday party and I just had to share some of the pictures! My friend Amy is an absolute pro at planning parties (although her real job is an anesthesiologist!) ¬†Throwing parties like this is something that Amy really enjoys and it gives her joy and her daughter enjoys them as well. She is a mom I look up…

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Save your Toys and Toes with a Pebble Bag

Save your Toys and Toes with a Pebble Bag

One sweet, cherubic-cheeked child = 5011 bits, bobs and playthings strewn about the floor. Perhaps you can relate? When Girl Wonder was little, maybe 5 or 6, it didn’t matter one lick how many bins and baskets I had artfully arranged to collect her debris. Puppy Playhouse pieces (do they even still make those?) would lay in wait for my bare feet. My mum, being the experienced and wise woman…

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What Do You Do With 1,000 Seashells?

What Do You Do With 1,000 Seashells?

I am, at best, a reluctant crafter. The closest I usually get to crafting is a pinning frenzy on Pinterest. I don’t own a glue gun. I do have a bottle of Modge Podge I bought in 1998 for a project in my daughter’s nursery. But we have an issue here at Casa Bolsa. We are buried under shells. And I’m on a purging streak. So the shells have to…

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Valentine’s Day Round Up

Valentine's Day Round Up

Are you getting pumped for Valentine’s Day? I try to keep things simple by doing one new DIY and one new recipe a year, but I love crafting and decorating and¬†with Pinterest it’s so easy to get overwhelmed and want to make everything you see! But if I just do something different each year and keep it simple, there is time. Here’s a round up of some the Valentine’s Day…

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Valentine’s Day Craft for Toddlers

Valentine's Day Craft for Toddlers

  My daughter loves to paint, so today I’m sharing a fun Valentine’s Day painting craft we did recently. I love crafting and love making things with my daughter. Thinking up an idea, searching online for inspiration, setting up the craft, working on it together, and displaying the final product – it is so rewarding to do crafts with her. Plus, we spread this project over two days, one for…

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Making a Waldorf Doll

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  My daughter turned 2 in October. For a long time, really since I was pregnant, I had my eye on those neat Waldorf dolls. I saw them talked about and featured on so many different blogs, talking about the natural fibers and beautiful simplicity. The ones that struck me the most were people talking about making their own dolls and the process of crafting something so special for children.…

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Ombre “ish” Lampshade Makeover

Ombre "ish" Lampshade Makeover 3

Crafty home decor projects are oftentimes my happy place. I like crafts that my mind can find some stillness, and that can help me decompress. This one fits in the middle somewhere, the majority of it is very soothing, while the type A part of me struggled with the graduations (is that the right word?) of it. Onto the goods, I saw this project on the Nate Show (I’m sorry,…

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How To Display Your Child’s Holiday Artwork

How To Display Your Child's Holiday Artwork 4

Like I mentioned the other week, I am obsessed with collecting and archiving Penelope’s artwork. I love to get Plum Print art books made but I also like to do all kinds of different displays with her art, because I love original art so much. I wanted to figure out a way to do something special with her holiday artwork so I can bring them out for display each holiday…

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