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Happy Friday!

Friday, December 5th, 2014

filming a commercial

We’re kicking off our weekend with Dave officially becoming a member of the 40 club. Friends already there have called it “the power decade,” “second half living,” and “the grouchy years.” haha! It seems the reviews of 40 are mixed.

Tomorrow night, we’re celebrating with an opening of Dave’s first photography show. I’m so excited! Also a little stressed. I still have a bunch to do. While I tie up some loose ends, here are some things this week that caught my eye…

-Would you?

-the cutest little gift guide

-free domestic shipping through Dec 8th at Forage!

-I could use this

-Handmade Winter ebook

-this recipe for peppermint ice cream looks yummy

-adorable reindeer craft

Have a wonderful weekend!!

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12 Days of Handmade Christmas

Monday, December 1st, 2014

diy-rustic-chalboard by living on love

Continuing with the handmade theme, I’m teaming up with 11 fellow bloggers to present 12 Days of Handmade Christmas. Today Lacy from Living on Love is kicking it off with a rustic wooden chalkboard. I love it because it’s dead easy to make and it turned out looking like something I’d buy in a store.

So go check it out. It’s a simple enough project that those of you who are dabbling in handmade this year will feel super confident tackling. Before you know it you’ll have that “yeah, I made that” swagger.

Here’s a run down of the crew and projects… (more…)

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Go Handmade with Handmade Winter

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Handmade Winter eBook

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” and boy am I excited. It’s not for the hustle bustle, but for the re-release of Handmade Winter. Cue the cheering! Also, the oohing and ahhing. This digital book is utterly gorgeous and full of handmade gift ideas, soul-warming comfort food (and bevvies), and seasonal party ideas.

Plus, it now has bonus content – 15 new projects including printables and a kickin’ wintry cinnamon sugar body scrub. Click here to get your copy today! Oh and here are some reviews, so you don’t just have to take my word for it. ;)

ps. use the code MAKEITHANDMADE to receive 25% off your order!

pps. If purchased a copy last winter, you’ll receive the bonus content for free! Keep an eye out for an email.

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Happy Friday!

Friday, November 21st, 2014

friday tea time

How was your week? Ours was fr-r-r-eezing! Whenever the temperature drops like this, I dream of moving somewhere with better weather, like LA or Anguilla. Oh Anguilla

This year, I’m trying a winter garden for the first time. I spent most of last weekend watching youtube videos on how to accomplish it. We ended up constructing plastic domes over our raised beds. We’ll see how it goes! My fingers are crossed.

Any big plans for the weekend? Dave and I are seeing a movie. I’m excited! What should we see?There are so many that look good right now—Foxcatcher, St. Vincent, Rosewater.  

While I go and research movie times, here are some things that recently caught my eye

Living on Love is giving away a $100 gift card to Minted. You should enter!

Cute Thanksgiving kids’ craft alert

This is a great idea

A creative assignment for you

This looks deeeeelicious!

And this queen of typos rejoiced! It’s about time instagram

Slow family travel

Do you dress like your son? Love this

Creative gift guide for teens

These bright and cheery turkeys are adorable

Thanksgiving in a pot

12 Handmade Gift Ideas

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Gifts for Awesome Tween Girls

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

For the Creative Tween


She’s growing up. She has her own style, her own dreams and she’s not afraid to speak her mind. You love her moxie! She reminds you of a younger you, but better. This holiday season, celebrate her new found independence and creativity with a gift from makers who share her indie spirit.

Awesome stuff pouch to hold her favorite sharpies | Pineapple notebook to jot down all her big ideas | Bow Tote Bag because it’s cute but not cutesy | this Black Bow Tie Ring says she loves her geek chic look | And these pillows because she spends a lot of  time in her room, she wants it to look good

Ellie and I had a ton of fun stocking the shop. She curated the collection for girls like her who love art and are transitioning from little kid to teen. You can catch all of her favorites here. Shop indie! Support a maker.

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Family | From Five to Six

Monday, November 17th, 2014

family - thoughts on going from five to six

Families, they come in all shapes and sizes. In a continued celebration of family life, I asked my friend Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots to share her thoughts on having a larger family…

What was the transition like going from a family five to six? (more…)

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Happy Friday!

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Friday links

Happy weekend! Do you guys have anything fun planned? The kids have been begging me to take them to see Big Hero 6. I’ve heard it’s excellent. Have you seen it?

In other news, I’ve been a bit mum on the job update front. I picked up a freelance gig that should last through the month, at least. Cue happy dance. At this point, I’m considering it a win.

It’s been awhile since I’ve share links, so here are some awesome things that recently caught my eye. Oh and none of them have anything to do with breaking the internet. You’re welcome!

-Julia without the Julie
-I love this shop!
-Just stop
-The weather is cooling down, so I’m excited about this
-Molly sent this to me. How cool is that? Jonah’s already requested one for Christmas
-Flashback Friday
-This totally melted my cold dark heart
-I love the things Dooby’s is doing in Baltimore
-Serve this for Thanksgiving. Seriously, they’ll talk about it for years to come! It’s ridiculously delicious
-Are you watching this? I’m hooked!
-Tis the season
-How to host Friendsgiving
-This calls for a spa day
-I’ve stocked some new items! Keep your eyes out for a new holiday shop coming soon…

Have an excellent weekend!!

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Kids Say

Thursday, November 13th, 2014


One of my favorite things about parenting is hearing the quirky, insightful, hilarious, wise-beyond-their-years things that come out of the kids’ mouths. Over the years, I’ve caught little snippets of conversations and jotted them down for posterity.

I asked some friends for funny things their kids have said and combined them with a few from my journal. Here are my some of my favorites… (more…)

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