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Halloween Olliblocks

The perfect DIY Halloween toy!

When the Caravan Shoppe released their new Halloween Olliblocks, I purchased them in a hurry! We have some of their original Olliblocks (Called Mixmates, available from Attatoy) and we play with them all the time. And since I love Halloween, I thought throwing some decorations the kids could actually play with would be a good idea.

Halloween Costume Olliblocks

The set comes with 18 different halloween kids, plus another 6 blocks of fun illustrations or sayings. [...]

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DotellTuesdayMainHeaderHey everyone!  Welcome to Do Tell Tuesday! I’ve joined forces with a few other inspiring bloggers to offer a link party to my readers here every Tuesday. I’m a HUGE fan of link parties, so I hope you play along, and link up!  I love to see what others are up to so I can be inspired and motivated to try new projects. Bonus points for the fact that every time you link up a project here to Do Tell Tuesday, your link shows up on all 6 blogs and gives you [...]

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Crispy Beef Wontons

Crispy Beef Wontons

Last week I shared my cookbook with you, and today I’m sharing another recipe from the book- Crispy Beef Wontons! My kids love this meal, and I remember loving it just as much when I was growing up too. We like to make this together, as a team, and that is part of what makes wontons a family favorite.

I take the lazy way, and don’t fold in my wonton corners before frying. I like to stuff that wonton skin full of meat, so it usually flops back open [...]

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Family Cookbook

Family Cookbook for Christmas Gifts

I know it is only September, but I’m already done with a huge chunk of my Christmas gifts!  That’s because this year, I created a Family Cookbook to give to everyone on my husband’s side of the family. I petitioned my all my in-laws for their favorite family recipes, and combined them all into one book so we could all enjoy the deliciousness! I had over 100 recipes in here, so it was definitely a labor of love.

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Sugar Pop Top

Sugar Pop Top Finished Top

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged this Sugar Pop Top yet! (actually, I can. I’ve been busy!) When Caroline came out with this top, it flew to the top of my sewing list. I love the feminine details of the collar, darts, and the hi-lo hem.

Sugar Pop Top Hi Low Hem

After seeing all the tester patterns, I knew I’d have to come up with a different sleeve to keep things well covered (shame, because those [...]

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Do Tell Tuesday, come link up!

DotellTuesdayMainHeaderHey everyone!  Welcome to Do Tell Tuesday! I’ve joined forces with a few other inspiring bloggers to offer a link party to my readers here every Tuesday. I’m a HUGE fan of link parties, so I hope you play along, and link up!  I love to see what others are up to so I can be inspired and motivated to try new projects. Bonus points for the fact that every time you link up a project here to Do Tell Tuesday, your link shows up on all 6 blogs and gives you [...]

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The Pretty in Peplum Dress

Sew Much Ado Peplum Dress

Abby of Sew Much Ado has come out with another fantastic pattern! The Pretty in Peplum Dress is her most recent release… as in, yesterday. I was excited to be able to test the pattern for her, and it was a HIT with my girls! I tested the long sleeve dress version, but there is also just a peplum top, 3/4 sleeve, and short sleeves option too.

Sew Much Ado Peplum

My oldest girl is [...]

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Some Wedding Decorations

Cultural Hall Decor

My brother-in-law’s wedding turned out to be a little trickier than we originally thought. At first, the plan was to have the reception outdoors in a beautiful backyard garden, and most of the decoration was going to be the natural foliage. Unfortunately, just 2 1/2 weeks before the wedding, the plans changed and we had to switch it to a church cultural hall. Our budget was still the same, so we just made do with what we had. It still turned out really well. I was so busy, [...]

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Do Tell Tuesday!

DotellTuesdayMainHeaderHey everyone!  Welcome to Do Tell Tuesday! I’ve joined forces with a few other inspiring bloggers to offer a link party to my readers here every Tuesday. I’m a HUGE fan of link parties, so I hope you play along, and link up!  I love to see what others are up to so I can be inspired and motivated to try new projects. Bonus points for the fact that every time you link up a project here to Do Tell Tuesday, your link shows up on all 6 blogs and gives you [...]

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Bridesmaid Dress

Bridesmaid Dress

I had the privilege to be one of the (many) bridesmaids for my brother-in-law’s wedding this past weekend, and since I still have a post-baby body, I was having a hard time finding a bridesmaid dress that fit me very well. I ended up buying some fabric (it wasn’t quite the right shade, but after looking everywhere, I just settled for the best I could do) and worked up a pretty simple McCalls pattern (M6953), plus some sleeves I added on. Because I had lining, base layer, and then [...]

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