Today’s link round-up has delicious recipes, fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts, and more.
A Beautiful Mess shared a recipe for strawberry and poppy seed pie.
The Idea Room shared a cute and colorful St. Patrick’s Day gift idea.
Sabor Pastel shared a recipe for dark German bread made with stout.
Bubbly Nature Creations made a bubblegum necklace and showed us how.
Eating Whole showed us how to make a nourishing chicken soup.
Crafts Unleashed made cute washi tape hair pins that will hold your hair back in style.
Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess and It’s Always Autumn
Today’s link round-up has delicious treats, a furniture DIY, tips for getting out of debt, and more.
Purple Patch DIY transformed an average dresser into a beautiful purple one.
Bex Life shared three fast and easy tips for losing weight.
Say It with Cake showed us how to make green cake balls.
Stacy Makes Cents talked about getting out of debt with the snowball method.
Gardenista shared a DIY grapefruit birdfeeder idea.
Photo credit: Purple Patch DIY, A Beautiful Mess, and Chocolate Covered Katie
Today’s link round-up has budgeting tips, cute meals, games, and more.
Seven Thirty-Three shared a preschool number matching game.
Stacy Makes Cents talked about sticking to a food budget even during stressful times.
Oh So Pretty taught us tons of new-sew ways to alter t-shirts.
Shiny Happy World reviewed a pattern for the Wee Princess Pea Purse-Sized Fairy Tale Playset.
A Cup of Jo shared some of her favorite games to play when you’re stuck indoors.
The Ribbon Retreat taught us how to make a St. Patrick’s Day ribbon skirt.
Photo credit: Seven Thirty-Three and Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
Today’s link round-up has a ginger detox bath, DIYs that will make your kids happy, and organization tips.
Crafts Unleashed showed us how to create a handmade charm bracelet.
Tried and True Blog taught us how to create a ginger detox bath soak.
Everything Etsy shared a collection of gorgeous DIY spring wreath inspiration.
Craft Passion showed us how to sew a sock lion with a single sock.
The Ribbon Retreat taught us how to make dancing ribbon rings in just a few minutes.
The Miniature Moose showed us how to jazz up boring picture frames.
Today’s link round-up has fun activities for kids and a couple of recipes you’ll love.
Crafts Unleashed taught us how to make a magnetic fishing game.
Brit + Co. showed us how to re-purpose baby furniture.
Tried and True Blog shared free coloring prints.
Thirty Handmade Days gave us a recipe for a zesty six-ingredient Italian chicken meal you can make in the slow cooker.
Handmade Charlotte showed us how to make nesting animal dolls.
123 Homeschool 4 Me taught us how to make homemade edible sand for preschoolers.
Photo credit: Crafts Unleashed and Beyond Frosting
Today’s link round-up offers a hair bow holder tutorial, a few recipes, and more.
A Beautiful Mess whipped up some simple yellow curry that looks delicious.
The Ribbon Retreat showed us how to create a hair bow holder.
Kre’ativ77 shared a recipe for blackberry banana oatmeal muffins.
It’s Always Autumn taught us how to make a neon geometric tee for girls or women.
Karen’s Ramblings showed us how to make dulce de leche snow ice cream.
Thirty Handmade Days shared a recipe for Russian crepes in honor of the Olympics.
Lou Lou Girls taught us how to make Parmesan cauliflower mashed potatoes.
Photo credit: It’s Always Autumn and A Beautiful Mess
When I was a kid growing up in northern Illinois, snow days were a rare thing. But with winters like the one we’re having this year, snow days are happening more and more.
At first, the snow is so pretty and having an unplanned day off is kind of fun, but I hear more and more moms complain that by the time snow day 3 comes around, the newness has worn off and the “I’m bored” syndrome sets in. It made me think back to my childhood. What did we do when the weather was bad?
One thing I did was pull a book off the shelf. It was titled, something like “Things to Do and Make on a Rainy Day.” I liked doing crafts but the problem with the crafts in the book is that we were always missing items needed to make them.
With that in mind, I created a rainy day craft box for my kids for when they were stuck inside due to weather. In it I included items for string art, one of my own childhood favorites.
String art is nothing fancy but keeps the kids occupied for a while and is fun. For older kids, it requires the use of a hammer and small nails, so you’ll have to decide if it is appropriate for your children. If not, use the directions for younger children.
What you need: An 8 x 8 piece of wood, small finishing nails, hammer, yarn or string (multi colored yarn or string creates a better visual or have more than one color available)
Have kids hammer nails into their piece of wood. They can try to create an image or just go for a geometric design, but if it’s their first try at string art, a circle is a great place to start.
Once the nails are in place, tie yarn to one of the nails and then weave the yarn around the nails to create a pattern. Think old Spirograph designs.
String Art for Younger Children
For younger kids, have a piece of cardboard in your rainy day kit with pre-punched holes in a circle design. Holes need to be big enough to thread the string through easily or the kids will get frustrated. Wrap a piece of tape around the tip of the yarn to make it easier to feed through the hole.
Other things to have in your rainy day craft kit include play dough or baking clay recipes, pipe cleaners, brads, construction paper, glue, paints and glitter. These items can take you a long ways on a snow day.
Today’s link round-up has a few recipes, Olympics bingo, tips for getting pregnant, and more.
Mod Podge Rocks showed us how to make an ombre wood beaded necklace.
I Heart Naptime shared her recipe for creamy tomato tortellini soup.
Prudent Baby showed us how to make cork drums for kids.
Bexlife shared her tips for getting pregnant, whether it’s your first or fifth time.
Brit.co taught us how to make cute last-minute Valentine’s Day lollipops.
Thirty Handmade Days showed us a cute DIY Olympics bingo game and provided printables of the cards.
Photo credit: Mod Podge Rocks and A Beautiful Mess
Today’s link round-up has hair tips, DIY crafts, a celebration of the color turquoise, and a recipe for healthy chocolate lava cake.
Positively Splendid offered 25 free printable valentines.
I Love to Create showed us how to make an easy image transfer on canvas.
Love Maegan reviewed a product designed to touch up roots in between salon visits.
Alisa Burke taught us how to make bright, pretty rock magnets.
A Beautiful Mess taught us how to make a chain-style braid.
Chocolate Covered Katie shared her recipe for healthy chocolate lava cake.
Photo credit: Positively Splendid and Jaderbomb