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Bake Bread in One Hour

On the way home from school on Wednesday, Alec slowed his scootering in, pulled up alongside me, and said “Mama, I think we’re soon out of bread. I want to bake bread today. And I’m going to make space bread.” So when we got home, I threw together some dough for Alec. I made a [...]

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Dip Dyed Wooden Easter Ornaments

Here in Sweden Easter is when we first get a real feeling of spring in the air. One of the traditions I love the most at this time of year is to bring branches into the home and let them bloom. A couple of weeks ago, my parents brought us some apple branches from the [...]

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Painted Egg Cartons for Easter

Yesterday was such a rainy day, so the boys and I decided to do some painting in the morning. Alec and Louis are reluctant crafters, but today they painted wooden egg cups and I think they enjoyed it. And it looks like Léonie wanted to get involved too! In the meantime, I painted a couple [...]

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Day 22: Make White Clay Cutout Christmas Ornaments

It’s already Day 22 of 25 Creative Days of Christmas and it’s my turn again to share a creative Christmas project. This Christmas, the children and I are making white clay Christmas tree ornaments as gifts for family. I’m so excited that Alec and Louis are big enough to make gifts now, and I think [...]

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It’s Friday!

It’s finally Friday and there’s just a few days left until Christmas! I thought I would be so organized by now, but I’m totally not, so this weekend will be spent getting ready for Christmas before we pack the car full and head down to the country. I can’t wait. What are you doing this [...]

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Cork “Gingerbread” Ornaments and Gift Tags with Homemade Puffy Paint

I love the look of gingerbread ornaments, so when I found some flat pieces of cork in my craft box, I knew I wanted to make “gingerbread” ornaments with them. It’s a really easy project and I like the idea of making gingerbread ornaments that will keep for years to come. I used homemade puffy [...]

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