I have such a hard time getting rid of any of my child’s artwork. To me, every single work of his art is a masterpiece!  They tend to pile up on the table or overlap on the fridge in our house!  I think I have now found two solutions that might allow you to give…

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I love stumbling upon crafts that can be fun for the entire family and, once again, Courtney Dial and her entertaining blog, Pizzazzerie, have brought us a fantastic project!  Check out her blog for detailed instructions and photographs of every step.  Send me photos of your favorite holiday crafts and I might be able to…

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My crafty and talented friend Heather Centurioni just invited my son, JR, and I over for a play date that promises to knock the task of finding a meaningful gift for my Thanksgiving Hosts off of my list.  I absolutely love her party concept so just had to share it with you!  Heather is inviting…

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I love love love children’s toys that are “green.”  These two items completely fit the bill!   These Eco Stars crayons are adorable and easy for little hands to hold, they are also made from crayons collected from the National Crayon Recycle Program!  They are made in the USA, nontoxic and even the packaging is…

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No, I am not talking about the dinner I made last night (it was green but certainly not delicious!) I am talking about the collaboration between Fashionation and TerraCycle!  Their eco-friendly Ipod speakers are made from recycled candy wrappers!  Amazing! The hard part is choosing between skittles, starburst or peanut m&ms.  Prices range from $15…

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Even though I am not that crafty myself, I love shopping for handmade items.  In this crazy world of mass produced items available everywhere, I find the idea of purchasing something one of a kind or hand made even more special!  I am really excited about the Spring Bash coming to the South Side on…

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Who doesn’t love to countdown the days until a birthday? Every child loves to and, I must admit, I love to do it too! To make the countdown a little more exciting for your child, you can have fun helping them make a countdown chain! It is so simple! Cut paper into strips about 1/2…

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There is nothing like a hand made gift but I especially love the idea of making one with photos! I found a clever new book called Photo jojo! that I just adore. it is filled with really fun photo craft ideas for any time of year. I especially love the idea of making a little…

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Everyone knows that flowers are more expensive on Valentine’s Day. The demand is greater than any other single day of the year. This year, I suggest you invest in something that will last instead of sending a typical bunch of roses. Arlington sister-in-laws, Alyssa and Joslyn Krismer, make the most amazing fabric flowers. They craft…

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