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Mommyupgrade has a ton of tutorials on everything from decorating cupcakes to making your own version of designer home decorations. At the moment the most popular tutorial on the site is how to make fake water but there are many other DIY How Tos including:

Mess-free watercolor Easter eggs

Decorating eggs is a mess. Easter eggs and stained hands go hand in hand, right? Whether you’re dyeing real eggs with food coloring or you are decorating fake eggs with decoupage or paint, or my favorite, alcohol inks. Is there a CLEAN way to decorate eggs? Is there a...

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Great happy hour entertainment

That time when we saw an ah-mazing magician on TV and on a whim, asked him to help us with a happy hour during a national sales kick-off meeting… yeah, that happened. What makes a great sales meeting happy hour? Guuuyssss…. I’ve been to plenty of company happy hours,...

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World Cup Soccer Party Ideas

The Women’s World Cup is underway, and what better way to cheer the team on  than hosting a soccer party? If you’re a fan of soccer, or you have daughters or nieces that are counting down the days until the US team matches, here are some great ideas for a World Cup...

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How to make geodes

My girl likes to give homemade, crafty Valentines each year. This year, she announced that after she retires from the US Women’s National Team (soccer), she will be a geologist, so *of course* she wants to give geodes for Valentine’s Day. I’m like, “GEODES?...

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How to make a colored wooden beads garland

Bead garland. Farmhouse beads. Wood bead garland. Not sure what you call them at your house, but I’m digging them at mine. I’ve been stalking the hashtags on Insta to see how all these cute design gals are styling their wooden bead strings and I can’t get enough. I’m...

Tiny Homes 101 with a Dallas Tiny Home Builder

Tiny Home living is foreign to me Having recently moved across town, I am acutely aware of how much STUFF we have. It's...a lot. At any point during the packing/unpacking process, I was ready to walk away and just start over. But... we have 3 dogs, a 10 year old and a...

DIY Dinosaur Planters

Y’alllllll dollar store crafts are THE best. I love a good DIY that you can put together as a great knockoff from a major retailer for a fraction of the cost. So let me just put this out there – this was NOT my idea. I have this thing called Craft Exchange that I...

7 Fun & Creative Valentine’s Day Card Ideas for Kids

Don’t give in to store bought Valentine’s Day cards for your kids to give to their classmates this year!  Instead, spend some one-on-one time with your children making fun, creative and unique cards while at the same time imparting the importance of “giving”. The...

Make a Wonder Woman Wine Glass

Do you love this Wonder Woman wine glass I made for Mother’s Day? It was “super” easy and everyone in the Justice League is sure to want one. Here’s what you need and where I got my supplies: Wine Glass – Dollar Tree Blue Glitter – This is from a set of Martha Stewart...

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Dallas Crawfish Boil 2017

One of the really fun things that I get to do as my job for Global Data Vault, is to plan the company events. Events happen all year long but the biggest is the annual Crawfish Boil. It's a big party to celebrate how long we've been in business and to give back to...

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Last minute Easter Entertaining ideas

Girl, you know it's Easter this weekend! Are you ready? Are you? I was on KTEN in Denison this morning with anchor Gregg Watson and we were getting the low-down on last minute bunny issues. Specifically, how to step up your Easter table quick like a ... well you get...

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DIY etched glass treat jars for Valentines Day

A little in love with these miniature apothecary jars. Maybe a lot in love with them. I ordered a dozen of them as a tiny treat for the teachers for Valentines Day. I thought they'd be perfect to hold some heart shaped candy. Aren't they cute? And because I can't...

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Choosing the perfect planner

Oh. My. Goodness. There are SO many planner options these days. How to choose? In my opinion, it comes down to function. No one wants to haul around a big book if it’s full of stuff that isn’t helping you. For example, I don’t count how many glasses of water I drink a...

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Party-ready Wine Glasses

I’m really into glass these days. Glass gifts, that is. A couple of years ago, I made these lighted glass blocks as our “gift” for the year. They went over really well but there’s only so many glass bricks you can give before people are tired of hauling them up to...

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How to make snow globe ornaments

Oh my heart. How I love these snow globe ornaments with little miniature vignettes in them! I’m slightly obsessed with making them, maybe because I stockpiled ornaments when they went on sale last year? Or maybe because they are so stinking cute?! Either way, get...

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Easy to make teacher ornaments

Are you making your shopping lists for the teachers this year? It's so hard to give them something memorable, right? While I typically resort to gift cards, I like to add a little something personal as well. Last year, I made these simple ornaments to go with their...

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How to Make Minions for Girl Scout SWAPS

It’s Girl Scout season and that means your SWAPS game needs to be on point. For those of you not of the green sash family, SWAPS are:  Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere. And they are a Girl Scout favorite. I love them because they encourage...

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Ideas for an easy black cat Halloween party

I think there's a cat problem in our neighborhood. Oh whoops. My bad. That's just my Girl Scout troop having our October meeting - with a black cat theme. I can't help myself - when it comes to a meeting at my house, I go into party mode and have to have a theme. I...

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