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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial

My oldest son is almost 6 years old and he has lost three baby teeth so far!  Right before Christmas he was working on his first tooth with all expectations of the tooth fairy delivering big time!

I had seen all kinds of tooth fairy pillows and I thought it was an excellent idea.  I also wanted to make it easier on the poor tooth fairy!  Let me show you what I came up with!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Squash casserole

I belong to a wonderful produce co-op that allows me to get a laundry basket full of produce for $20.  It is the best $20 I spend!  Lately, I've had an abundance of yellow squash.  This isn't all bad as I can make one of my favorite dishes!  I hope you enjoy this recipe, I know my kids and husband sure have!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Little Boy Booties

Recently, I made a pair of adorable little boy booties and a hat for a friend who was pregnant.  She has since had her sweet little man.  Yesterday, I got a picture of her son in the hat I made and the little booties.  Oh he is just precious!  I also love that he is sporting the items I made him.

Isn't he just a doll?
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Monday, March 19, 2012

Easter Recap

We just wanted to highlight some of the great Easter projects that we have completed over the last two years.  In case you might have missed one, you can find them all right here!

Hippity Hoppity Easter is on its way!











The Bunny stops here sign tutorial (Jill's favorite sign from Shannon!)










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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hot Slaw Recipe

I have one of my favorite recipes to share with you today.  My Mom has been making Hot Slaw for years and it is always a must have at Easter.  Now, if you are watching your waistline this isn't the recipe for you. I guess it is somewhat healthy, cabbage is healthy, right? Some of my friends who like to eat healthier gobble this up, so don't be afraid.  Splurge on some good yummy food occasionally.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

This Year's St. Patrick's Day Decorations

I added a few new St. Patrick's Day decorations to my collection this year.

Here's my St. Patty's Day mantel.

This garland is new. It's an image from the Silhouette. It was so easy to do and I love how it turned out!

Here's a close up.

This frame was inspired by a piece I saw on Inspiring Creations Blog last year. I made a version of it last year but decided to have another go at it this year.

This is a frame. All I did was paint the edges and mod podged scrapbook paper on top. Then, I painted a tree on cardstock and glued Shamrocks, I cut from my Silhouette, on the tree. I embellished the frame by mod podging shamrocks and the word "Luck" (also cut on my Silhouette) and covering them with a layer of mod podge. When all of that was dry, I added ribbons and buttons. I like the way it turned out and this craft was also something I did for craft night with my craft crew.

Here's another copycraft I found on pinterest. icandy handmade created the inspiration piece and I just changed it a bit for me.  I'll be putting pictures on the four dangling blocks.

Here are close ups of the blocks.

I just embellished them with random things.

I tried to make each block unique.

I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.

This final decoration was inspired by the heart one I made at Valentine's Day. I cut Shamrocks on my Silhouette, glued them to a piece of scrapbook paper, and added a gold coin for a pop. I used an old frame I had that was trimmed in gold. This took twenty minutes max. I really like it.

So, my holiday collection keeps growing. I hope you're inspired by some of these easy decorations.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lamb Hat

Back in the fall a friend asked me to make her daughter a hat.  I gave her links to all my favorite pattern writers.  She found this adorable lamb hat pattern and asked me to make it.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Cat in the Hat Crochet Hat & Bow

In case you didn't know, March 2 was Dr. Seuss's Birthday.  Ryan's (my oldest) elementary school was having a day filled with fun activities for the kids to celebrate Dr. Seuss and his birthday.  

One of the activities that occurred was a school parade.  Any child, teacher, or staff member who dressed as a Dr. Seuss character could walk in the parade.  Ryan begged and begged for me to help him dress like The Cat in the Hat.  He actually thought I would make him a whole tuxedo like outfit.  He was dreaming on that one.  I did however crochet him a hat and bow-tie that mimicked The Cat in the Hat's attire.  
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St. Patricks Day Printables

Sorry for the delay in the St. Patrick's Day Printables!  It isn't too late to break out the printer and add to your decor!












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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Jill's St. Patrick's Day crafts recap

In case you missed these posts last year, I wanted to provide you with some pictures and links to things I made last year.  I have a crocheted shamrock hair clip tutorial to show you in a couple of days too.

I created two different shamrock patterns, one is a 4 leaf clover and the other is a 3 leaf clover.  You can chain these together for a beautiful garland.


I also made a cute crocheted Leprechaun hat that can be hung as decoration.  I've provided the updated links so you can get the pattern for yourself.

Check back later this week to see the Crocheted Leprechaun Hair Clip Tutorial.


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Update from Jill

Hello again to all our wonderful followers!  I appreciate you following our blog so very much!

You might be wondering why I have been so absent from the blog lately.  Well, I want to give you an update on myself and my family.

The last couple of months have been both overwhelming and exciting.  For those of you who don't know, my husband is an Associate Minister here at a church just outside Atlanta.  Before Christmas we were contacted to consider a new ministry position in Dayton, Ohio.  We began to pray for God's direction and leading.

After the New Year, we were contacted again to see if we would be interested in considering the new Associate Ministry position.  Dayton is only an hour away from a majority of our family.  This would be the closest we have ever been to family as we are currently 8 hours away.  We were also very excited about the potential of this new job as my husband would be working directly with the Senior Minister.  The Senior Minister was our Children's Minister growing up and my husband interned under him after college.  Our families have remained close throughout the years.

In February, we traveled up to the Dayton area, looked around the community and formally interviewed for the position.  We were offered the job and are now preparing to move.

We will miss Georgia, our friends and church family here, so very much.  It truly is a bittersweet move for us.  Thankfully, we have many ways these days to stay connected and we can visit when we need some warmer weather!

As you can imagine, caring for three kids, keeping up the duties of a SAHM, organizing, packing, and figuring out what to do with our house has left little time left for both crafting and blogging.  We will be moving at the end of the school year so I have some time to get it all done, but it just seems like an unsurmountable task.

There are many big decisions for us to make before we move and trips back and forth until then.  Thankfully, I have some great projects to share with you over the next couple of months.  Please be patient with me as I navigate this big transition.  I may not be able to reply as quickly as I like to comments or emails, but I promise I will get to them.  I hope to be settled and back to some semblance of myself by the end of summer.  Until then, I will still be around and sharing a couple crafts a week.

Thank you all so much for your support of all we do and Our Seven Dwarfs!


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Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Leprechaun Came!

  St. Patrick's Day 2011

John and the girls made a Leprechaun trap.  They know he loves green so they added some green grass and kiwi served in a green bowl.


While they were preparing the trap, the Leprechaun sent me shopping.  I got a green movie, 2 packs of M&Ms, green Andes, and mint 3 Musketeers.


The Leprechaun came and skattered Shamrocks all over the carpet.


He made a mess with the Easter grass.  He loved the kiwi. After he ate that, he filled the bowl with Andes candies and 3 Musketeer bars.  He neatly arranged everything under the trap.


Here's a close up.


He rode Mariella's plasma car and left a Shamrock sticker as proof.


This is what the trap looks like now. The girls will think they've captured the Leprechaun.

Mariella seeing the mess the Leprechaun made.  Notice, she's chomping on some chocolate already.

Sisters!

Happy girls!

GraciAnn's funny face!

Mariella

This is the beginnings of our green jello surprise.

The next layer of the jello surprise.


The finished Jello Surprise minus pecans.  I left those out.  The girls LOVED it and so did my husband!
John's St. Patty's Day dinner!


*I didn't take a picture of this, but, when the Leprechaun was here, he went potty.  Because he's such a little guy, he couldn't reach to flush.  It's amazing, but I guess all the green things he eats causes his urine to be green.  Our potty was full of green! (Thanks to the food coloring!)

I hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day too!


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