Category Archives: Crafts

3rd Flower Show Entry

This week I entered my 3rd Flower Show. I tried to think about what I learned from my 1st and 2nd flower shows when I worked on my entry. Some things I kept in mind were hiding mechanics, something to … Continue reading

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Halloween Treats 2016

I enjoy Halloween at my house. Typically on October 31 I receive 250-300 trick-or-treaters in a 2 hour period from 6 pm until 8 pm. I make it obvious that I am open to hand out treats – carved and … Continue reading

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50 Summer Activities

Last year my nephews and I completed 100 Summer Activities. This year it was requested that we only do 50. I was surprised but it might end up being easier for me. Some of these activities are repeats from last … Continue reading

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Diorama Easter Egg Ornaments

This was the 6th year my niece and I decorated blown-out eggs for Easter. I am hopeful that we will do this project again but realistically it could have been our last time since my niece will go to college in … Continue reading

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3 Gingerbread Houses and a Bento Lunch

My 11 year old nephew, 17 year old niece and I each made Gingerbread houses this year to enter in my towns contest. I won for my age category (19 and over) and for People’s Choice! My niece won in … Continue reading

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Corn Husk Angel Tutorial Food and Crafts

Sometimes I pick a topic I am interested in and present it to my garden club. It saves money on a speaker (I don’t accept payment from my club) and it gives me the opportunity to research a topic. In … Continue reading

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100 Summer Activities for Tween and Teen Boys

Update: See the end of this post for an update on the changes we made to the list. We completed 100 activities but we did make many changes along the way. This summer I will have my nearly 11 year … Continue reading

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