Gift Giving – It Truly Is The Thought That Counts

Gift Giving - Several great ideas that anyone would like that won't break the bankThis post may contain affiliate links.  Please read the disclosure policy for more information.

Gift Giving

Gift giving can be rather difficult.  Who do I need to give a gift too?  How much should I spend?  These are just a few of the questions that run through your head when you start your Christmas shopping.  I was recently talking with my sister-in-law and she was asking what I do for my kid’s teachers.  So, with that, I thought I would share a bit about how I handle some of my Christmas giftings.

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Glitter, Glitter Everywhere

DIY Glitter Ornaments - Your own sparkly creation

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My daughter LOVES glitter.  I completely blame this on her dance teacher.  Her dance teacher has the opinion that everything is better with glitter and you can never have enough glitter.  Smidget has also adopted this policy.  So, when she started seeing all of the glitter ornaments, she had to jump on the bandwagon.

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Table Turkeys – Kid’s Craft

Thanksgiving Table Turkeys - Kid's Craft

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching.  For me, Thanksgiving has always been a time for the family to get together.  Each family has their traditions and although we haven’t made table turkeys every year, they are frequent visitors at our Thanksgiving dinner table.  I made my first table turkey back in grade school.  This is such a simple craft that is good for all ages.  And the turkeys really add a bit of fun to the dinner table.

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Scared As A Scarecrow

Scared As A Scarecrow - Finding the inner artist with the help of Artzy Wallz, Etc.

Painting has me scared as a scarecrow!  You see, I consider myself quite crafty, but artistic is a completely different thing to me.  My husband is an artist.  He builds beautiful pieces from wood, metal and other recycled things.  He draws and paints beautifully.  But I, on the other hand, have always had trouble beyond drawing stick people.

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Making Homemade Soap

A display rack of homemade soap

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About three years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to making homemade soap.  I had had an interest in making it for some time, but due to the lye component, I was extremely hesitant.  Fortunately for me, my friend Tracy and her sister had been making it for some time.  So, she invited me to her house one night for a demonstration.  If you are soaper, you will understand when I say, I became addicted immediately.

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20 Fun Fall Activities

List of 20 Fun Fall Activities

20 Fun Fall Activities

Although fall is not actually my favorite season, I just love this time of year.  Where I live we have four true seasons.  So this time of year our hills are covered with beautiful shades of color as the leaves are changing.  So it is a great time to get together with the family and find some fun stuff to do.  Here is a list of some of the things that we really enjoy.  Take a look at the list of 20 Fun Fall Activities and I’m sure you can find something for your family to enjoy.

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Galaxy Slime

Smidget with product to make slime

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My daughter is obsessed with slime.  On a recent shopping trip, she ran across Elmer’s Galaxy Slime Starter Pack.  She just had to have it.  But in our household, in order for our kids to better appreciate the fact that money doesn’t grow on trees when it isn’t a necessity, they need to pay for it.  Now you have to understand that Smidget holds on tight to her money.  But this was slime!  So she willingly and proudly made the purchase.

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Is Counted Cross Stitch a Lost Art?

Over 30 years ago, my mother taught me how to do counted cross stitch.  My very first stitch piece I remember her having me complete was on a piece of green scrap fabric.  She handed it to me along with a marking pencil (vanishes when you wash) and told me to draw a picture.  I clearly remember drawing a picture of a house.  She then taught me how to thread the needle.  She then showed me how to do a simple straight stitch.  This was the beginning of many many many more stitching projects to come.

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