Easy Earth Day Crafts for Kids

April 22, 2014
Easy Earth Day Crafts for Kids

I’m sharing a few easy craft ideas for Earth Day over at Van’s Natural Foods blog. And the best part is, you probably have most of the materials at your house already. Click here or on any of the photos to go to the post! {Recycled Crayons} {Dino Terrarium} {Recycled Bird Feeder}   Happy Earth […]

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How to naturally dye Easter eggs

March 10, 2014
How to naturally dye Easter eggs

Joe’s birthday falls on Easter this year, and he is thrilled. “I am going to have SO MUCH FUN that day!” Here’s hoping BirthdayEaster 2014 lives up to his expectations. As a prelude to ALL THE FUN, we will first be dying some eggs. This is something we like to do each year, making it […]

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Don’t Just Eat, Journal Those Recipes Too!

December 17, 2013
Katie Clemons - Gadanke Journals

I’ve always wanted to be a journaler.  I picture myself curled up with a cup of hot tea, writing about important memories, dreaming about the future through my pen.  But I never seem to stick with it.  Either I’m too much of a perfectionist to start (what if I mess up on the first page?), […]

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Sale This Weekend

October 9, 2013
Ugly Christmas Sweater Sale on @inspired_vintage

Looking for an Ugly Christmas Sweater?  My mom has been working all year on collecting and embellishing the ugliest of sweaters and vests.  They are all one-of-a-kind and guaranteed to be a hit at your Ugly Christmas Sweater party. You can grab one this weekend by stopping by our Instagram shop @Inspired_Vintage.  Prices will range […]

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Announcing the new Inspired Vintage Instagram Shop!

October 2, 2013
Inspired Vintage Instagram Shop

My mom and I love to hunt for vintage treasures.  LOVE.  But our husbands are getting a bit weary of how much space our treasures are taking up.  This is good news for you because we decided to open an Instagram shop.  Now you can have access to the cool things we love hunting for! […]

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20 DIY Fall Wreath Tutorials

September 18, 2013
20 DIY Fall Wreath Tutorials from #crafting #diy

It’s mid-September and approximately one bazillion degrees in Phoenix.  Ok, so I’m exaggerating.  A little.  Yesterday I thought I might melt walking across the parking lot to the grocery store. This is easily my least favorite time of the year.  In July, the heat is bearable because it’s summer.  It’s supposed to be hot in […]

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Indoor Boredom Buster Idea – Make Your Own Mini Golf Course

August 4, 2013
Make your own Mini Golf Course - Rainy day (or snow day or heat day) activity from

I was tempted to call this a “rainy day activity” but when it rains at our house, we don’t stay inside.  We do this: While most of you have to come up with boredom busters in the rainy and snowy months, our indoor activities take place in the summer when it’s one hundred million degrees […]

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Project Simplify – That Pesky Closet

April 18, 2013
Project Simplify - Piles

It’s week two of Project Simplify and time to tackle that pesky closet!  I don’t know if you remember, but last year I organized my craft closet, giving it a makeover with storage items from the thrift store.  While I’ve done a pretty good job at keeping things in their place, I haven’t done very well […]

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5 Minute Spring Wreath Tutorial for Underachieving Crafters

February 25, 2013
5 minute spring wreath tutorial (for crafting underachievers) via

Last week my mom pointed out that the wreath on my front door was a little fall-ish and that I might want to get a spring wreath.  I thought that was a great idea, so Leila and I headed to the craft store.  I quickly realized that I wouldn’t get out of there for under […]

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Don’t be afraid to cut out what’s not working.

February 6, 2013

I’ve been in a sewing mood lately.  With me, craftiness is an all-or-nothing endeavor.  Sew all day for a week or sew not at all.  I’ve been having fun making handmade birthday presents and baby gifts. And as much as I’ve struggled in the past with sewing anything other than a straight line, I even […]

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