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Monday, January 16, 2017

Motivation on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Motivation on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day





I've written and rewritten a million words to go along with this quote but keep coming back to one sentiment.

Today, this week, this month, this year, listen to your neighbor's needs. Extend your hand. Open your heart. Look to heal the world outside yourself. As we are all related, you'll be helping and healing yourself in the process.
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Paper Plate Valentine Holder

Paper Plate Valentine Holder



A quick and easy Valentine's Day kids craft!

One of my favorite memories from elementary school is making Valentine holders. In particular, I remember bringing a cereal box from home and covering it with bits of fabric and trim. On the day of our Valentine's Day party, we walked around stuffing our decorated Capt. Crunch boxes with those little horrible licensed-character valentines, and we loved every bit of it! 

For this project, I used that memory as inspiration but replaced the box with a couple paper plates to create a sweetheart of a Valentine's Day Holder.  As a homeschool mom, what I love about these paper plate hearts is that they'll be perfect for filling and hanging on the kids' bedroom doors!

Big thanks to Angie and Caroline for putting together these series Craft Lightning projects!


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Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome to MVEM 2017!

Welcome to MVEM 2017!





If you waited the 18+ seconds it took for this page to load...thank you and welcome to the newly designed site!

Obviously, I'm nowhere near getting all the bugs worked out, but I'm still pleased with the new look and it was LONG overdue.

I don't know why it took me so long to try new things, oh wait, yes I do - Fear. Fear of messing up. Fear of not getting it right the first time. Fear of not being perfect. Fear of what others will say. You know, fear.

This year I've decided to confront that fear and just go for it. To stop making new plans or obsessively going over everything I should be doing, and just doing something. If there are mistakes along the way, so be it. Maybe I'll even make that my Word for 2017...Mistakes.

What mistake are you afraid to make?
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wordless Wednesday - The One With Words

Wordless Wednesday - The One With Words


Now is the time of year when most bloggers are posting their last minute holiday ideas, the best of compilations, and tips for starting the new year off right. I, however, am not most bloggers. Instead of sharing all the cool stuff we've been up to, I've been enjoying it. It's nice.

Lest you think it's all bonbons and red wine, we're still toiling away at our homeschool studies, there were many days dedicated to ballet, and scouting is always on the schedule.

Then there is blog related business to attend to, namely a redesign of the site and the newsletter. It's long overdue and I'm excited to start rolling out fun new challenges and projects to keep both my family and yours engaged in creating.

So, for the next couple weeks, this little corner of the world will remain silent waiting for the new year to begin.

Until then, Happy Holidays!
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Five Gift Wrap Ideas In Less Than Five Minutes

Five Gift Wrap Ideas In Less Than Five Minutes


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WrapGiveRepeat #CollectiveBias

Five Gift Wrap Ideas

It’s the night before Christmas and all through the house, you can hear Mom sneaking around trying to find a roll of tape! Sound familiar? Or maybe, the family is packed up and ready to head out to Grandma’s and there you are, frantically trying to use the last inch of tape to wrap three presents.

Scotch® Tape for the win!

This holiday season, save yourself the hassle. Right now, you can stock up early on Scotch® Gift Wrap Tape 3 Pack Caddies and save with a 50% bonus and Rollback. Our local Walmart had them conveniently located right next to the check-out stand! I went ahead and grabbed one, along with a Scotch® Magic™Tape 3 Pack Caddie, so that even if the kids run off with a roll I'll have plenty left in my gift wrapping supplies.

I also snagged a pair of Scotch™ Multi-Purpose Scissors 8" because they were at a great price and I'm pretty sure my husband took my last pair to his shop, otherwise know as where scissors go to die!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Must Have Creative Toy of 2016: Build and Imagine StoryWalls

Must Have Creative Toy of 2016: Build and Imagine StoryWalls


Big thanks to Build & Imagine for providing the product featured in this review. As always the opinions expressed are my own. 
2016's REAL Must Have Toy Build and Imagine StoryWall

Tomorrow, as we pack away the leftovers and cut ourselves one more slice of pie, many of us will turn our thoughts to the next big holiday on the calendar, Christmas.

I love the idea of shopping for Christmas throughout the year but then again, getting great Black Friday deals and heading to the stores where the holiday music is playing and everything is decorated gets me in the spirit! Plus, now is when you get to hear all about the must-have toys of the year, and I'm so happy to be able to share a little about one such toy with you today.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Brighten Your Day With Bold Office Furniture

Brighten Your Day With Bold Office Furniture


Adding Color In the Office

Months ago I convinced myself that I'd take part in one of those One Room Challenges and finally get my office/craft room in working order and looking snazzy. Um, it didn't happen. I mean, I have downsized my craft stash, and that's half the battle, right? I've also been adding bright painted furniture (Some, okay my husband, might go so far as to say obnoxiously bright) but it still felt, eh. Then I had the opportunity to join this month's Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest being sponsored by Velvet Finishes Paint and the theme this month, "Colour Your World."

 I received free product in exchange for this post. The views and opinions expressed are my own. 

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