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Crafting Versatile Fall Centerpieces

Crafting with Christine – That’s Me!
Centerpieces for Fall, Thanksgiving & Halloween

Crafting Versatile Fall Centerpieces

Crafting is something that I used to do for hours but at some point along the way I lost my mojo. Recently, I got inspired to make something just by walking by an object. This particular day, I happened to be in the dollar store as walked by a ring with glittery balls around it. I just had to grab it.

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OOLY – Making Back To School a Little More FUN

OOLY

Making Back to School a Little More Fun One Supply at a Time

Quirky, Unique and Fun School Supplies

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August. Although we still have half of summer left, it also means that half of summer is behind us and the Back to School rush is only a few weeks away. For me, Back to School is pretty much the BEST time of the year (second only to Christmas), but the boys don’t tend to be nearly as excited for September as I am. To help make the transition from summer to school a little less … traumatic … for the boys, I like to add in some fun school supplies to go along with their regular HB pencils, workbooks, and pencil crayons.

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DIY: Home Renovations on a Budget

DIY: Home Renovations on a Budget
Is Purchasing a fixer-upper really worth it?

Home Renovations-My New Home DIY Project

I purchased my first home. Yayyyyyyy! While the butterflies have yet to settle within my stomach from the excitement, the reality is beginning to set in. My new home is in need of some major TLC. It’s going to be a lot of work and take quite some time to complete all the needed repairs, updating and upgrading. I cannot afford to hire people to do all the work so I will be tackling each repair myself.

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Homemade Finger Paint – A Father’s Day Craft

Homemade Finger Paint

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We have had a couple large paint canvases sitting in the basement for a couple years, and the boys found them the other day and decided they wanted to paint their Dad a Father’s Day gift.  We didn’t have any paint, so I quickly whipped up some Homemade Finger Paint and sat back and watched their creative juices flow.

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Myfunvelope Fairy Tale Fun + Giveaway

Myfunvelope

Fairy Tale Fun

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Each month, myfunvelope will send out an enveloped jam-packed with fun for your child. The monthly subscription will include at least four pre-packaged crafts and activities with easy to follow, kid-friendly instructions. Also included is a fun hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activity.  Everything you need is included, even the glue, markers or crayons and scissors.

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Black & Decker 20V Cordless Drill with Smartech

Black & Decker® 20V Li-Ion Cordless Drill with Smartech
Powerful, Compact & Lightweight

Black & Decker 20V Li-Ion Cordless Drill with Smartech

Black & Decker’s 20V Li-Ion Cordless Drill is very compact and lightweight. It’s perfect for tackling those everyday jobs and diy projects around the house.

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Cutie Stix Cut & Create Station: Continuous Cuts, Countless Designs

Cutie Stix

Cut & Create Station

by Maya Toys

Cutie Stix: Continuous Cuts, Countless Designs!

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Cut it, create it and show it. The Cutie Stix Cut & Create Station is the all-in-one activity empowering you to design a variety of visual goodies… your way! You can craft customizable bracelets, necklaces, nail art, fun animal figures and more with colorful, two-sided beads that you cut. And the Cut & Create station makes it so easy and fun to express yourself. Simply choose your Cutie Stix design, cut it and core out the center to make and show off your fashion-forward creations. With continuous cuts, the design combinations are endless!

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ORB Toys: Morph & Fluffables

Orb Toys

Introducing Morph and Fluffables

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The Orb Mission: We believe in the power of creativity to foster a sense of awe, wonder, and self-esteem in kids. We are committed to designing the very best in innovative toys. We know you will have as much fun playing with them as we did inventing them.

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Gross Goop: Rainy Day Crafts

Gross Goop

A Fun Sick-Day (or Rainy-Day) Activity

gross goop

Making your own goop at home is super easy. All you need is cornstarch and water (and food colouring if you want to add colour).

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Learn Critical Thinking Skills with a Think With Art Monthly Subscription Box

Learn Critical Thinking Skills Using Art

Think With Art Monthly Subscription Box

think with art

Think With Art is a monthly subscription box for Kids ages 4-12. Each month, you will receive a box  filled with fun, quality art supplies, a new chapter in Mr. Toffee’s journey and a problem to solve using art.

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