Paper Mache Jewelry Tray Tutorial

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Hey!  It's Missy from Missy Dear again!  For awhile now I've been wanting to try this project.  I've needed a little tray for my jewelry but hadn't been able to find something I liked. I have an oval casserole dish that was the right shape, but it was too chunky and the sides were a little taller than I'd like.  So I thought, "Hey, I can just use that for a form and make my own."  So that's what I did. And I thought I'd make a great little paper mache jewelry tray tutorial for you all to join the fun :). First I gathered up my supplies: -dish or other object to use as form -white glue (I got mine at the Dollar store) -strips of paper (computer paper will give it a little … Finish reading (let's face it, see more pictures) here...

Easy Easter Lunch for Kids

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Hello! It's Mel again from So Festive! Celebrating is all about simple. Sure, there is still some effort required, but doing small and simple things will life meaningful and memorable. We threw a Bunny Inspired party and today I'm going to show you what we served for lunch. You don't have to have a full-blown Easter party to make this for your kids. Whip it up sometime this month before the Easter bunny arrives. It will be a hit! Presentation is key for kids! The cuter it is, the more likely they are to eat it. This Easter lunch was not only cute, but healthy. Because everything was presented well, they didn't even realize that it was good for them. I always like to keep a … Finish reading (let's face it, see more pictures) here...

Chicken Marsala And Garlic Cauliflower Mash

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Hi friends! I would like to introduce to you your new crush.... Food crush that is! Oh baby I love this meal. I'm sure you will too! Let me tell you a little bit about how it came to my table. :) Life has been a little bit hectic for me during the month of March... I sold my house, moved in with my in-laws and had a one week vacation (sans kids) all in the span of a month! So, you could say things have been a little (or a lot) messy and nuts! My little family and I are on the search for our new home and are attempting to call my MIL's basement "home" for the time being. I am usually pretty great with change, but this one has been a doozy! In a desperate attempt to get a little … Finish reading (let's face it, see more pictures) here...

Cable Knit Beanie pattern with earflaps- child

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I am SO excited about this pattern! I haven't been inspired in awhile for a knit or crochet pattern so when I started getting an idea for this I couldn't put my needles down until I got it right! I hope you like it as much as I do! I'm working on a few different sizes, baby and infant, for you guys too! I love cables, earflaps and squared off beanies so this pattern includes all of them. The big one for me is I usually start my knit beanies bottom up, but because I wanted to add earflaps to this I needed to start top down. The next question, do you make it flat then do a seam down the sides? or work it in the round the seam the top. I decided to work in the round and seam the … Finish reading (let's face it, see more pictures) here...

Photography 101 – Auto Mode

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Chelsea again! I have one more post as a preface before we dig into our camera *creative modes.  This will be my only post for people who want to stay in auto mode. Some people out there have DSLRs, or even point and shoots, with no desire or intention of using them in anything but auto.   Staying in auto mode is easy and simple, and there is nothing wrong with it if you are happy with the way your pictures look, especially if its just your everyday camera.  If you plan on staying in auto modes, just don't poor money into a high priced DSLR.  The kits around $450 are more than enough.  Don't bother spending more.  The higher the price will not make your pictures better. No matter how … Finish reading (let's face it, see more pictures) here...