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12 Days of Handmade - Easy DIY Knit Sock Cap Ornament

12 Days of Handmade - Easy DIY Knit Sock Cap Ornament

This year we are kicking off the holiday season with 12 days of handmade, do-it-yourself (and with the kids) ornaments that are sure to bring some love to your tree and keep those kiddos busy during the holiday break! I will be showing you guys how to make some super simple and easy ornaments that are great to make and share! We've carefully crafted these ornaments with busy parents and kids in mind so most of these ornaments can be made in an afternoon, will require supplies that you more than likely have around the house, and of course, are...

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children's books and bows - Alisa from ChicoRose

children's books and bows - Alisa from ChicoRose

I stand behind the quote “children are made readers in the laps of their parents,” because that is where I first learned to love reading. One of my fondest memories of childhood is my mom reading to us before bed at night, well into our teen years. I hope to do the same for my children. I want them to know that life is full of learning, and as Dr. Seuss says, "the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  #piggytaletuesday is a series I recently started on my instagram @chico.rose that combines bows with my passion for...

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christmas gift guide 2017

christmas gift guide 2017

    - p l a y -  one  |  two  |  three  |  four  |  five  |  six  |  seven  |  eight  |  nine  |  ten  |  eleven  | twelve  |  thirteen  |  fourteen  |  fifteen  |  sixteen     - b u n d l e   u p  -  one  |  two  |  three  |  four  |  five  |  six  |  seven  |  eight  |  nine  |  ten  |  eleven  | twelve  |  thirteen  |  fourteen  |  fifteen  |  sixteen |  seventeen     - s t o c k i n g -  one  |  two  |  three  |  four  |  five  |  six  |  seven  |  eight  |  nine  |  ten  |  eleven  | twelve  |  thirteen  |  fourteen  |  fifteen

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lollipop - video monitor

lollipop - video monitor

I've been excited to share with you guys the coolest baby monitor camera. I wanted to use it for a few weeks before I wrote my review. Overall, this camera is amazing. Coolest one on the market right now! We have it attached to our crib for a perfect view of baby, and the night camera is awesome. My favorite feature is the built in white noise/lullabies. My baby has always had to have music or noise to sleep so this saved us on having to buy a separate sound machine. It's awesome for if you have a larger house...

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DIY Minestrone Dry Soup Gift - Kay Haupt

DIY Minestrone Dry Soup Gift - Kay Haupt

Hello! It's that time of year to begin thinking about gift giving and thanking your loved ones for all of the wonderful things they do every single day. One way that I love giving back to others is by making gifts by hand! Handmade gifts can send a powerful message. There is nothing that brings me more joy than watching someone I love open a package with something I made inside. A simple look of gratitude and utter surprise will remain etched on your heart always.   I hope to instill this idea with my son as well. He is still...

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farmhouse tour - morgan ford

farmhouse tour - morgan ford

We bought my husband's grandparents farmhouse 5 years ago. I remember when we were dating he talked about wanting to buy their home and I looked at him and laughed.  I put my foot down and said "nooo wayyyy," but it's funny how your heart can change, and I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. You see, I married my next door neighbor and his grandparents farmhouse is smack dab between the two farms.  His father is a cattle farmer and so are mine.  I still remember the moment I reconsidered the thought of raising a family here. My grandfather gave...

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