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Valentine’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers

Valentine's Crafts for Preschoolers

Winter is a tough season for parents of preschoolers. Cold weather means there’s limited time to play outside and burn off your toddler’s energy. Snow means disruptions to their school schedule and structure — goodbye, nap time. And sugary wintertime treats such as hot cocoa and cookies mean your tot might be bouncing off the walls.

If you need a way to entertain your kiddos for the afternoon on a … Read more

DIY String Heart Instruction


Valentine’s Day is full of candy hearts and bright-colored garland to celebrate love. But if you’re looking for an understated way to decorate — or a decoration you can keep up all year long — consider a DIY String Heart.

This popular craft project has been popping up on Pinterest for some time now and is especially popular as February 14 quickly approaches. String hearts can be a great way … Read more

Ways You Can Make Valentine’s Special for Your Kids

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When you think of February 14, images of romantic dinners and couples’ getaways probably come to mind. But Valentine’s Day is more about just you and your partner when you have children. And there are plenty of things you can do to make the day fun for your whole family and special for your youngest valentines.

Start the Day in the Kitchen

Start the day off on the right foot … Read more

My Furry Valentine: Personalized Accessories for Your Pet

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A sweet nuzzle to get you out of bed in the morning. A joyful tail wag when you walk in the door after work. A loving snuggle in your lap after a long day. Your pet is there for you when you need him. As you make dinner reservations for your beau and send handmade cards to your best gal pals this February 14, don’t forget to honor your fur … Read more

DIY for the 4th of July

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The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays for so many reasons. First of all, I love food, and on the Fourth of July I keep the calories flowing with an endless consumption of hot dogs, baked beans, and fruit flag cake. Of course, it’s not a true celebration without a grand firework display that I can’t help but be excited about every year, too.  But one of … Read more

DIY First Aid Kit for Kids

DIY First Aid Kit
If your kids are anything like I was when I was growing up, then they are a walking disaster and a poster-child for Band-aid. Summer to me meant more than not having homework for three months. Summer meant climbing all of the trees that mom told me not to, practicing gymnastics barefoot in the backyard, and jumping in and out of window wells to catch the toads. As you can … Read more

Five Ways to Use a Custom Tote Bag

Five Great Uses for Tote Bags


Sometimes, the simplest things, are the best things. Let’s take tote bags, for example. All that they consist of, is some canvas with a couple of handles, yet it’s one of the most desirable accessories since the slap bracelet craze of the 90’s. Might as well move over Fendi, tote bags are coming through. Okay, maybe they aren’t quite up to designer bag status yet, but here are … Read more

DIY Wine Bottle Vases

DIY Wine Bottle Vase

Hey, wine lovers, this one’s for you! Not only does this craft entail drinking a bottle of wine (not necessarily in one sitting, but who am I to judge) prior to starting this craft, but it is an excellent way to put your empty bottles to use! With summer coming to an end, soak up as much of the last bit of summer as you can, by filling your house … Read more

Five Crafts to Welcome Spring

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Despite the fact that Mother Nature keeps playing tricks on many parts of the country, leading us to believe that time has stopped in January, I am moving on from winter! I can finally see small patches of grass in my yard, which is as good of an indication as any for us Midwesterners, that spring is here! In order to give spring the little kick in the rear … Read more

15 Creative Uses for Flour Sack Towels

Uses for Flour Sack Towels

Flour sack towels have been a staple in homes since early colonial days. During that era, homemakers would wash, bleach, cut, and sew bulk flour sacks in order to repurpose them for a variety of everyday uses. Today, Towels & Home has revitalized this long-standing practice with our full line of Flour Sack Towels! Since our flour sack towels are pre-washed, pre-shrunk, absorbent and eco-friendly it’s no wonder they … Read more

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