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Mad Craft #6: A Frozen Sixth Birthday Party – DIY Frozen Trolls (Part 4 – Tin Can Troll Bowling)

I bet you are wondering what I was going to do with those tin cans I had paper mache’d from the scraps from the mentioned Epic Snowflake Project and the … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mad Craft #6: A Frozen Sixth Birthday Party – DIY Olaf Pinata (Part 3- Do You Want to Build a Snowman?))

Welcome back friends!     Are you here hoping to hear a story of rainbows and puppies from a land where everything goes smoothly and exactly the way you want?     Sorry to … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mad Craft #6: A Frozen Sixth Birthday Party – DIY Olaf Pinata (Part 2 – Head and Face and Nose and Hook)

When we last left our craft (Part 1 – The Framework), we had the agony of waiting for things to dry in 200% humidity.   On Day 3 of the … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Mad Craft #6: A Frozen Sixth Birthday Party – DIY Olaf Pinata (Part 1- The Framework)

It is that time of year again.  My daughter’s upcoming sixth birthday, a wonderland of Frozen, begins with the production of a pinata.     I vowed last year that I would … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mad Craft #5: A Super Why Third Birthday Party: Part 2 (Cardboard Why Flyers with Spinning Propeller)

I completely forgot to continue this three part party series from my son’s third birthday.   Technically, this isn’t a Mad Craft since it is super simple!        … Continue reading

August 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

That’s Totally Random #16: The Adventures of a Cardboard Box

I’ve been working on a cardboard box project for my son’s third birthday party that will be posted as a mad craft after the event next week.  In the mean … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Mentioning Unmentionables #2: Cloth Pads (aka Mama Cloth) – A Sewing Project

It’s time to talk about another way to ride the crimson pony. Don’t cover your eyes and walk away from me!    This is not a gross topic.    Menstruation is something … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mentioning Unmentionables #1: Menstrual Cups (and Usage Tips)

Yes, I’m going to go there.   Why?   Because I’m a woman and I bleed.    This is 2015 and it’s time to stop being squeamish about talking about menstruation and the … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · 12 Comments

Mad Craft #4: Do It Yourself My Little Pony Pinata (Part 4 – Finishing Touches)

I needed to take some time to recover from some Mad Craft Flashbacks, but now is the time to get this pony finished! If you haven’t been part of this … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · 19 Comments

Make It Not Buy It #2: Side Walk Paint

While it is not as vibrant as the store bought variety, sidewalk paint while expensive to buy is cheap an easy to make yourself.   Children can even mix it themselves … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Make It Not Buy It #1: Hassle Free Homemade Powder Detergent

I am lazy consider my time to be more precious than to waste it on working too hard on domestics.     Green is good.  Reduce, reuse, recycle is a motto I … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 6 Comments

Blog Interactive #1: What Posts Do You Want To See More Of (A Poll)

Today is Valentine’s day and for us that’s means family, and unfortunately a big snow storm this year.    Since I won’t be able to write much today I thought I … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mad Craft #4: Do It Yourself My Little Pony Pinata (Part 3 – A Fringiponi)

Envision this:  It is September 12, there are plenty of other things on my list to do,  and the birthday party is in ten days. After the papier mache was … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

Mad Craft #4: Do It Yourself My Little Pony Pinata (Part 2 – A Papier Mache’ Cast)

When we last left the story, I had begun to suspect that I’d made a Pinata bigger than I intended.   Catch up with Part 1 if you missed it!   … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

Mad Craft #4: Do It Yourself My Little Pony Pinata (Part 1 – A 20% Cooler Frame)

My daughter had been asking to have a pinata since she was three years old.   This is how the conversation went: “Mom, can I have a beenyetza for my next … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 4 Comments

Mad Craft #3: Magnetic Paint and Blackboard Paint Project 2.0 (Part 1)

I’ve learned a lot about paint since the usable, but weirdly bumpy chalkboard project 1.0 (I may post that at a later time), though not enough obviously to remember that … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

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