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A salt dough day

Wednesday, December 21, 2011    Uncategorized    1 Comment »

A salt dough day

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Stuffed T-shirt Christmas trees on the mantle

Tuesday, December 20, 2011    Activity, Decorating    6 Comments »

Stuffed T-shirt Christmas trees on the mantle

Would you believe there has been a little sewing going on in our home? For years, I’ve admired the work of everyone in blogland who makes beautiful and crafty clothing, toys, garlands — just fun handmade stuff. I firmly believed that I was a Non-Sewer. First, I don’t know how to use a sewing machine […]

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Oranges and candy canes

Monday, December 12, 2011    Activity, Food & Drink, Kids    1 Comment »

Oranges and candy canes

Here’s a simple and sweet holiday treat — turn a candy cane into a straw to slurp orange juice straight from the orange. You’ll need an orange, a candy cane, and a paring knife. Roll the orange around to get it all juicy inside, then use a knife to cut a small hole in the […]

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Little Gingerbread Houses

Friday, December 2, 2011    Activity, Food & Drink    6 Comments »

Little Gingerbread Houses

My new favorite holiday is The Day After Thanksgiving. My kids wake up electrified with the prospect of holiday decorating. This year, before the sun came up, they had the stockings hung, garlands and lights strung on walls and windows around the house (with a generous amounts of masking tape), and pipe cleaner candy canes […]

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2011 Top 5 Kids Real Tool Sets

Monday, November 28, 2011    Gifts, Kids    Add a comment »

2011 Top 5 Kids Real Tool Sets

Update: Some of these tool sets have been discontinued or are out of stock. For my 2014 picks, see my new blog post, Top 6 Kids’ Real Tool Sets. In what is becoming an annual tradition here on Fun Finds For Mom, I’m happy to share my Top 5 picks for Kids Real Tool Sets. […]

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The story of a cake

Tuesday, November 22, 2011    Food & Drink    3 Comments »

The story of a cake

Several months ago, I joined a group of girlfriends to celebrate our friend Deb’s birthday. When we were all seated at the table, Deb handed out a wrapped gift for each of us. Yes, it was her birthday, and she was handing out gifts. When we opened them up, we saw that we each had […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar Recipe

Tuesday, November 22, 2011    Food & Drink    Add a comment »

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar Recipe

Pumpkin cheesecake bars are some of my favorite treats to make at this time of year. I just bought the ingredients to make them yesterday. In case you’re looking for a Thanksgiving dessert recipe (other than pumpkin pie, of course), here you go… PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE BARS Ingredients: 1 cup All purpose flour 1/3 cup Brown […]

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Monday, November 21, 2011    Kids    2 Comments »

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

I ordered this book to read with the kids at bedtime about a month ago, and it is fantastic. The story is about a young orphan in Paris who lives in the hidden tunnels and passageways inside a train station. His job is to keep the station clocks running, but he also has a secret […]

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two girls threads

Thursday, November 17, 2011    Fashion, Gifts    1 Comment »

two girls threads

Have I told you about my friends? I am constantly amazed and impressed at their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. I could probably have a whole website dedicated to their baked goods, home remodels, photography, quilt and sewing patterns and more. Today, I want to tell you about my friend Sarah, the photographer and now skirt-maker. […]

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TOMS sparkly new holiday collection

Thursday, November 17, 2011    Fashion, Kids    1 Comment »

TOMS sparkly new holiday collection

As you can see, TOMS now has a holiday collection of sparkly glitter shoes for adults and kids. They come in silver, pink, gold, turquoise, red and black. If you live in Phoenix, you now have a great reason to go shop at the super cool shop Frances Vintage (be sure to duck in and […]

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