Crafting in the Rain

Monday, February 8, 2016

Star Wars Glow in the Dark Decals

Have you guys seen The Force Awakens? More than once? We all went and saw it on Christmas Day, and we all loved it. I even made Star Wars shirts

So you can imagine how excited my kids were when a box arrived at our house last week full of some of their favorite cereal, glow in the dark stars, and special decals with Star Wars characters.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Macaron Valentine Tag

{Give macarons as a Valentine gift}

Oh the Valentine puns! Can you even handle their cuteness? This one came to me as I was falling asleep one night. That means one of two's totally lame, or it's totally amazing. But either way, MACARONS! So it's an automatic win.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Easy Bertolli Dinner

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Just because life gets busy and school nights can be hectic, it doesn't mean you should sacrifice taste and a fancy meal. With Bertolli Classic Meals you can have an Italian experience at home with your family on any night. "Mangia" means "eat" in Italian, but it's also an experience. It's enjoying a meal with your family, creating a beautiful setting or tasty side dish to make your dinner complete.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Easy Breakfast Shakes

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Even if it's a little different in every house, everybody knows what a hectic morning looks like. There are lunches to pack, shoes to find, homework to sign, library books to locate, teeth to brush, shirts to turn right-side-out, hair to brush, and it all has to be done in time to catch buses or carpools or bike rides, or whatever!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

DIY Shoe Bench

You know those projects that float around in your head for a while. Sometimes years even. And you just keep saying, "Someday I want to...fill in the blank."  Well, I'm trying to be better about filling in the blank. This bench is one of those ideas.

I don't mind people wearing shoes in the house - I usually do. But the shoe pile by our front door still looks like this. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Current Cricut Promotions

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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's the perfect time to start thinking about making personalized cards and gifts. Instead of cramping up your hand muscles cutting out hearts and cute designs with clunky scissors, save yourself time and elevate your design by using a Cricut Explore Air. Without a doubt, this is the best crafting device available.

I use mine several times a week, even if it's not a project you see here on the blog! Yesterday it was 2 dozen colorful fish to make a fishing-exercise game for kids :)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Valentine's Day Countdowns

Last week I posted my Valentine's Day Countdown made with mini paper gift bags. 

I'm hoping some of you will decide to make one like it! But I also thought you might like to see a bunch of other different ways that people have made count downs for Valentine's Day. And if one of these looks perfect for you, click over and get the instructions.