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DIY Borax Crystals

DIY Borax Crystals

Why grow DIY borax crystals you ask?  My son is big into treasures because of a school project that had his class defining and collecting treasures.  Since then he has been collecting rocks, crystals, sticks, and anything shiny to keep in his treasure jar.  The jar is almost full, and I decided growing some crystals would be an awesome project to add to his shiny collection.  The crystals turned out to be beautiful, fun, and educational.  Both of my kids…

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Personalized Water Bottles

Personalized Water Bottles

One of the very first projects that I tried with my Cricut cutting machine was personalizing and labeling water bottles with adhesive vinyl.  It’s a fun and functional project.  These personalized water bottles also make great gifts.  Here’s the simple 3 steps needed to make your very own personalized water bottles.   3 Steps: Choose a Water Bottle Cut and Weed the Design Adhere to the water bottle Choosing a Water Bottle Ideally water bottles should be smooth to allow…

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Kids Christmas Crafts

Kids Christmas Crafts

Looking for fun kids Christmas crafts and activities, then this post is for you!  We spent an amazing time on Kauai over the Thanksgiving break.  It was all family time with my parents, sister, and grandparents.  All credit goes to my crafty mother because it was full of some amazing crafts and activities that were easy and fun for the kids to do and this post is meant to inspire that Christmas spirit with some minimalist kids Christmas crafts. I…

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas

Are you stumped on what to buy for the perfect Christmas gift this year for the special people in your life?  I am usually a huge procrastinator when it comes to Christmas gifts, but this year I am gonna be prepared (I really hope) and I’ve researched some awesome gifts that I’ve given away previously or plan on giving away myself.  The prices range from FREE to more pricey.  Hope this lists inspires you on your journey to finding that perfect…

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Halloween DIY and Fun

Halloween DIY and Fun

Happy Halloween!  It is crazy how fast time flies. If you’re anything at all like me, the month of October has come and practically gone in the blink of an eye.  It’s definitely true that the older I get, the faster time passes.  Everything seems to speed up and get busier.  But, there I go off topic.  In this post I’m going to share some fun things we did to celebrate Halloween.  It is one of my favorite holidays because…

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Moana Hair Tie DIY

Moana Hair Tie DIY

This super easy and affordable Moana hair tie DIY is an awesome idea as a favor for your Moana themed party.  It would also work as little gifts for kid’s classmates (like for Christmas or Halloween) and as fish extender gifts.  I made them for my daughter’s Moana themed birthday.  It’s so easy and it’s a great project to do with kids.  I’ll show you how simple it was and also list the rest of the favors I got for…

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Cricut Maker Giveaway!

Cricut Maker Giveaway!

This is not a full post, but I wanted to get the word out ASAP about the FREE Cricut Maker Giveaway that I entered and wanted to let as much people know about it before the giveaway ends on September 17.  UPDATE: This giveaway has ended.  Sadly I did not win the free Cricut Maker, but hopefully you did if you entered.  See below for more info on the Circut Maker and the Circuit Explore Air, which is the machine…

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Kids DIY Butterflies

Kids DIY Butterflies

This was super fun and easy kids DIY butterflies that were actually made with my mom, who is definitely the crafty and creative one.  She doesn’t just do minimalist crafts, she does legitimate crafting, especially with my kids and this post is a look at an outstanding way to entertain kids while letting them reveal their creativity.  My wonderful and amazing mom is pictured below as they were finishing up their beautiful creations.  There were 2 different types of butterflies…

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Twin Loft Bed DIY With Storage

Twin Loft Bed DIY With Storage

This post is all about the DIY twin loft bed we just made for our daughter.  I’m very proud of it because it turned out just like the vision I had in my head.  The best thing is how much both of my kids LOVE it and  how much it has improved the storage and organization in her room.  My hope is that my loft building experiment will show you how easy it would be to DIY your platform or…

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Fish Extender Gifts Received

Fish Extender Gifts Received

Fish Extender Gift Mahalo/Thank You I just want to give a shout out to all the amazing and creative people who were in my Disney Wonder Fish Extender Group – Pluto.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of all the incredible stuff we were gifted, so I may not have listed your gift because it was already used or eaten, most likely by my kids before I could get pics.  The Fish Extender Gift Exchange really made the cruise extra-special…

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