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Paper Mache I: Recycled Bowl

I have been obsessed interested craft projects using recycled newspaper in recent months and somehow managed to leave out the entire classic craft medium of paper mache. Paper mache is an incredibly versatile and fun craft medium because it is … Continue reading

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Lemon Poppy Seed Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

    Sometimes I just crave something sweet and cold for a treat. I don’t typically keep ice cream on hand for a few different reasons (mostly because if I have it, I eat it, and then I don’t have … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to love winter

When the temperature drops, and the roads get icy it is easy to start feeling down about the season. Especially that stretch after Christmas when there doesn’t seem to be anything to look forward to. Never fear, there are more … Continue reading

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Quick crafting preview

I will return later this week with a fully formed craft tutorial, but I am so excited I just had to share what I am working on right now. Over the last few weeks I have been working to improve … Continue reading

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Five simple living concepts to love in 2012

With the start of the New Year many people do retrospectives (uhm), and others set goals (guilty). I thought I would pair these things with some predictions, or at least wishes, for 2012. These are simple living concepts that I … Continue reading

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5 Holiday tradition ideas for your family to consider adopting

Here are my 5 ideas for great family holiday traditions to get started on this year: 1) Skype ?!? You mean this isn’t a holiday tradition yet? With our increasingly more mobile families and increasing connections through technology, video conferencing … Continue reading

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Staycationing: 5 Simple Ideas for a Relaxing Vacation

I think I may have mentioned a time or two (or a dozen) that we spent the last week staycationing. I think our decision to stay home for vacation raised a few eyebrows but for us it was the right … Continue reading

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Frugal Craft: Crochet Doily’s

Note: I am stay-cationing this week with my husband and therefore I am not on the net much… but I did want to share a little mini project idea this week. I have a confession to make, ever since way … Continue reading

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Simple Living: 5 Crafty Items You Already Have On Hand

Creativity doesn’t always require a trip to the craft store for supplies. Here are 5 crafty items you already have on hand. 1) Dryer Lint–At this point you are probably think that Silly Simple has officially lost her mind, or … Continue reading

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Frugal Craft: Recycled Paper Flower Pins

I really, really, dig frugal crafts using found items from my recycling bin. Creative simplicity is just a very cool concept for me. In that vein, last week we talked about creating gift bags from recycled newspapers, and this week … Continue reading

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