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How to Make a Ragdoll & Giveaway

Jess Brown created a successful company through her want to make handcrafted toys for her kids. This desire turned to a full fledged career in fashion and dolls, with kids and adults alike flocking to purchase her one-of-a-kind creations. Now with the launch of her latest book...

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DIY Gender Reveal Egg Packages

I'm expecting my first little one this summer, and after my husband and I found out what we are having (a boy!), we were stumped on how to share the news. There are tons of ideas out there for gender reveal parties, but what about all our long-distance friends and family? We put our heads together, and came up with these cute little eggs! These eggs are more interactive than a card but still lightweight enough to mail. Your family receives an egg with a question mark and instructions to...

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Candy-free Valentine Ideas

With allergies on the rise amongst kids and adults alike, the thought of dolling out candy and treats come Valentine's day tends to cause mild anxiety. With that in mind, this year we've set sights on coming up with unique, creative Valentine's, with nary a food crumb in sight! And we've got them all for you riiiiight here:...

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Rainbow Loom Valentine Bracelets

Most of you youngens might not have heard of this rainbow loom insanity. The latest trend in all things 5-12 year olds. So trendy in fact, that I think the trend might be over. This Valentine's Day, we figured we would put these little darlings to good use with a little heart day spin. Add a note to the bracelet that says "I would KNOT be the same without you" and you turned a trend, into a total keepsake. $14.99...

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“Wild About You” Valentines

Remember those little pill things that you drop into water and they magically transform into a sponge? Well. They still have them. And kids still think they are super cool. We found some safari varieties and tucked them into a little envelope that says "I'm Wild About You." I know. It's just too much. $9.97...

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“You Rule” Ruler Valentines

Sometimes, it's the simplest ideas that leave the longest lasting impression. And how freaking adorable are these "You Rule" Ruler Valentine Cards! We just dusted the rulers with a bit of pink watercolor and transformed a boring school must-have into something so sweet. $9.20 Wooden rulers $3.97...

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Valentine Coloring Cards

If you've ever spent any time with a four or five year old little girl. You know that they color. For hours. My daughter took one look at these custom Valentine's Day coloring cards and promptly went to work - all while begging to give them to her friends. So they got the Audrey seal of approval and my bet is that they will get your little one's as well! $5.16...

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“Stuck on You” Magnet Valentine

As a mom of a little boy with allergies, Valentine's Day always gives me a touch of anxiety. Because card + candy = eeek. So this year, in lieu of a Valentine's Party, we're sharing a whole slew of allergy free, food free, treat free Valentine's. Perfect for your little ones and ideal for school gifting. Each one is...

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DIY Tassel Baby Mobile

When we posted this adorable polka dot inspired nursery the other day, we were flooded with requests for tips on how to make the fabulous Tassel Baby Mobile. Well, as luck would have it, the mommy of the cutest little girl in the world, Ivy, was around to give us the 411. And I'm pretty sure we're all going to...

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Audrey’s Miniature Birthday Invitations

You are officially invited to Audrey (my beautiful daughter's) 5th birthday. If you've ever met Audrey you know that she's quite particular and quite fabulous. So coming up with a birthday theme + invitation that could top other years and impress this little SMP-er, well, it was no easy feat. And today, we're sharing the whole party soup to DIY nuts on the blog. Can you guess what kind...

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DIY Spray Sidewalk Chalk

Spray sidewalk chalk!? Yep! SPRAY Sidewalk Chalk! For that painterly, arteeest effect that every chalk party needs. Plus they are just kind of cute and look like you're a really smart hostestess with the mostess. These need to be blended and used the day of your party otherwise they settle and become a bit hard to use.

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Mother’s Day Art Projects

My mom coffession. I'm not the best at playing. Like imagining that we're princesses that run a doggie spa with a hospital on the side and then the pirates come and we decide that we can be princess doggie spa doctor pirates. I'm just not that good at it. But what I am good at? Crafts. Anything with glue. And definitely anything with glitter. Which means that these two easy breezy art projects are right up my Mother's Day ally. Whether it's a gift for grandma or an activity that you can do on...

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DIY Kids’ Art Books

Still looking for the perfect gift for aunts, uncles and grandparents from your children? We think these kids' art books totally fit the bill. Not only are they adorable, but they'll make for a wonderful afternoon distraction for the kiddos. Plus, your family will have them for years. We can't think of anything sweeter! Big hugs to Heidi of White Loft Studio for capturing this product and our sweet little model.

super thin birch wood...

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DIY Crayons

Sometimes it's the simplest of projects that lend the most amount of fun. And these little gems are about as good as it gets. DIY crayons where your children's imagination can take center stage. We opted for fun alphabet letters because our 4 year old is learning to spell but you could really do anything...hearts, stars, x's and o's. All you need is a batch of old crayons in your favorite colors and a few...

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DIY Gingerbread House

Nothing says Christmas like a classic Gingerbread house. So, we crafted this easy DIY kit that can be packaged and sent or delivered to loved ones. OR gifted as favors with our SMP at HOME Holiday Soiree. It makes an excellent gift for friends with little kids (...or friends that are simply kids at heart!). With minimal funds and even less time, you can knock a few of these out in an...

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DIY Balloon Invitations

For anyone's standards, my daughter's fourth birthday was a smashing success. And while it looked like a ton of work, I decided early on that any do-it-yourself projects would be fun and super easy (and would ideally be able to transition into our home after the confetti was thrown). The first project was inspired by...

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