Authentic or Faux — My Forsythia Struts Its Stuff

Igot so excited when I rounded the house this weekend to find my forsythia bush blooming! I immediately cut several stems to take the place of the faux flowers I wrote about only days before on my post “Five Tips for Displaying Faux Flowers.”

This cheery card is a perfect way to brighten someone's day. . . complete with a little shaker surprise!

Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage

I took an old canning jar, a partial can of off-white spray paint, twine and twigs and quickly whipped up a cute little country-style home decor.

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“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

-Margaret Atwood


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    Craftiness

    Make a Love Bug With Your Little One

    My five-year-old son and I have been getting a little crafty for Valentine’s Day this year, and I just had to show off these cute little love bugs we made for his classmates. They were super simple to assemble, but you do have to factor glue-drying time into your crafty equation. Materials: small foam hearts medium pom-pons small google eyes faux flower stamens craft glue Instructions: Glue a pom-pon onto a foam heart. Let the glue dry. Fold a flower stamen in the middle. Put a dab of glue at the middle and poke into the top of the pompom. Let the glue dry. Place two dots of glue on…

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    Red Hearts and Ribbon Valentine Card

    I’m leaning toward love with this Valentine card for this week’s Mojo Monday challenge. When I first saw the sketch, I immediately thought of red hearts and ribbon. . . and this is how it all turned out. Yep, red hearts and ribbon. I love black backgrounds on my Valentine cards, because it makes the reds really pop. I’ve had this paper for quite some time and really couldn’t even begin to tell you the make or model, but I really wish I had some more. Unfortunately I’m working with scraps here, folks. The small center heart is an embossed stamp, the large red heart was my own design and…

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    Well, I can’t say it was the most romantic Valentine’s Day ever, but it definitely was a good one because I got a little boy time, a little girl time and even a little just-me time. I woke to Valentine wishes from my husband and son and the aroma of blooming paper whites and tulips before I  barely wiped the sleep from my eyes. I received two pots of flowers, two wonderful cards and one mega-fast portable phone charger. Utilitarian? Yes. Needed? Definitely! After all, I only gave my husband two mini boxes of candy and a folded slip of paper tucked inside a card. Okay, the paper had a big ol’ bass…

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