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September 18, 2015
Free printables for lunchbox notes that can be used again and again. Great idea! #MakeAmazing

Reusable Lunchbox Note Printables #MakeAmazing

Let your kids know they’re on your mind even when they’re away at school by tucking fun lunchbox notes into their lunchbox each day. I’ve teamed up with Scotch to create these fun printable notes that are the perfect way to brighten your child’s day, and because they are laminated and written on with wet-erase […]

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August 31, 2015
Cranberry White Chocolate Jar Cookie Mix Gift Idea #MakeAmazing

Cranberry White Chocolate Jar Cookie Mix #MakeAmazing

I absolutely love to make jar cookie mix gifts for those times when an easy, thoughtful gift is in order, and today, I’m teaming up with Scotch to share one of my all-time favorite jar cookie mix recipes. Around here, we have always called these yummy cranberry white chocolate chip cookies Cranberry Hootie Creeks, but […]

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August 27, 2015
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Wild for a Good Book Printable Bookmarks

Make reading assignments wildly fun for kids by whipping up adorable bookmarks for them to enjoy as they read their favorite books. Today, I’m sharing the free Wild for a Good Book bookmark printables so you can make your own, along with a fun idea to present each one with a little toy wild animal reading buddy. […]

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August 24, 2015
School Supply Gift Tote for Teachers #MakeAmazing

School Supply Teacher Gift Idea #MakeAmazing

With children heading back to the classroom, surprise a special teacher with a gift he or she is sure to put to good use! This supply gift tote idea is made quickly and easily by upcycling a standard beverage container and then personalizing it with supplies from Scotch. The end result is a fun organizer […]

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September 8, 2014
Individual fruit pizzas made with store-bought sugar cookies. Easy and delicious! #givebakery

Individual Fruit Pizzas #GiveBakery

When I was little, my mom would often surprise me with a freshly baked treat after I got home from school. Sitting down and eating those snacks together was such a great time to sit down together and fill her in on the details of my day. Now that I’m a mom, I like to […]

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August 26, 2014
This adorable apple softie features a cute little pocket to tuck notes inside. Perfect for a special teacher! Free pattern pieces + tutorial.

Apple Softie Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Stitch up a sweet apple softie to give as a gift to a teacher or simply to use as festive fall decor. Using my free sewing pattern and tutorial, these little guys are as easy as (apple) pie to make! Read on for all the details. (more…)

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August 20, 2014
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Magnetic Chore Chart for Kids

Each year when my kids head back to school, our family’s schedule inevitably becomes much more hectic. With homework, sports practices, music lessons and church activities, our daily routine has to be a finely tuned machine to allow us to keep up with everything on our plate, and especially household chores. Over time, I have […]

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August 18, 2014
Adorable no-sew fabric apple garland craft. This would be so cute for a classroom!

Easy No-Sew Fabric Apple Garland

Usher in the back-to-school season by crafting a sweet no-sew fabric apple garland to decorate a classroom or any other space. This is a super easy craft project that requires just a few basic materials, and it is a great way to use up fabric scraps! Let me show you how it’s done. (more…)

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August 15, 2014
Adorable DIY apple bookends from Positively Splendid. #MichaelsMakers

DIY Apple Bookends #MichaelsMakers

Heading back to school means it’s time once again to hit the books, and today I’m sharing a fun back to school craft project I’ve made with the help of Michaels Stores to keep books organized in adorable fashion. Featuring a sweet pencil eraser “stem,” these cute apple bookends can be made in just minutes, […]

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August 6, 2014
Delicious, chewy granola bars that contain ONLY wholesome, easy-to-pronounce ingredients! Yum!

The Perfect Chewy Granola Bars

With back-to-school time upon us, now is the time to start thinking about healthy, delicious snacks to pack in lunches or to serve kiddos for breakfast or as an after-school snack. For our family, no snack is a greater crowd-pleaser than chewy granola bars. My son Jack and I recently did a bit of experimenting […]

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