Sunday, March 22, 2015

10 Awesome Bread Recipes and Weekly Block Party Link-Up

10 Awesome Bread Recipes to try

10 Awesome Bread Recipes


Tiffany at Making the World Cuter
 Tiffany here hosting from Making the World Cuter today! It's starting to feel like spring here in Central Oregon...at least for this week! I am in a baking mood and have been wanting to make some yummy bread, so I thought I'd feature a few delicious looking bread recipes today. I am also busy making lots of fun things for Easter, I would love for you to come over and see what I've been up to!
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Fun and Easy Easter Crafts and Food - Weekly Block Party Link-Up

Hello and welcome to this week's Block Party!  Thanks to everyone for linking up!  Easter is just around the corner, so to get ready, I have found 16 great crafts and foods for you to make!


1) No Bake Nest Cookies- Making the World Cuter
2) Easter Candy Pouches - Keeping it Simple
3) Egg Crate Catepillar- Rae Gun Ramblings
4) Little Guy Tie Shirt- Polly Pieces 
16) Bunny Tails Printable

Hi, it's Kaysi from Keeping it Simple.  I'm so glad to be hosting once again this week!
 

Easter is one of my favorite months.  I love decorating and creating things for it.  Mostly because by the time it comes around I'm ready for spring and warm weather and bright colors!  Here are some of my favorite Easter crafts.
* Carrot and Dirt Pudding Cup * Paper Straw Egg *  Easter Egg Pillow * Paper Plate Easter Animals *

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

13 Pillow Tutorials to DIY - And Weekly Block Party Link-Up

I've really caught the pillow-making bug the last few months, so I thought it was time for a little pillow round-up.


It's time for another Block Party hosted by Making the World Cuter | Rae Gun Ramblings Keeping It Simple Crafts | Pieces By Polly!
 
Polly here from Pieces by Polly as your host for this week.   
http://www.piecesbypolly.com/
I've posted several recent projects, both on my own blog and as a regular blogger for Fairfield World. You might want to check out these Life-Proof Pillowcase Tutorial | Giant Quilted Book Cushions Part 1 | Giant Quilted Book Cushions Part 2 

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Giant Quilted Book Cushion Tutorial - Lesson 2 of 2


We made these awesome giant book cushions for the reading corner in our elementary school library.

A huge thank you to Fairfield for making these cushions possible.  They provided me with the foam and batting and compensated me for writing this post.  All opinions and ideas are my own.


The kids love them, and I hope they get the elementary kids excited about science and exploring more non-fiction books.


Giant Quilted Book Cushion Tutorial - Lesson 1 of 2


These quilted book cushions are the perfect addition to a reading nook, classroom, or library.  In this lesson and the second lesson, I'll be teaching you how to make your own and also provide you with the printable covers and spine labels to be printed onto fabric.  (And a huge thank you to Fairfield for providing the foam and batting for the project and compensating me for writing this post, making this project for our school library possible.  All opinions and ideas in this post are my own.)

The covers velcro on to the base, so that they are easily removable for washing...because anything you plan to have kids regularly use, needs to be washable.



A while ago, a friend sent me a link to some small book pillows.  I knew immediately that I wanted to make a much larger cushion size version for our school library.  I'd been thinking about using popular children's book fabric like Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, but hadn't come up with how I wanted the cover to look.  Then the inspiration came to make them non-fiction books, and I knew it was time to make the idea a reality.

And not to toot my own horn too much...but I really REALLY REALLY love how these turned out.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Life-Proof Pillowcase Tutorial - Protecting Pillows from Life's Little Accidents


Life-Proof Pillow Case using Shield Interlining

Not sure why it took me so long to think of this one...probably because Shield is a new product from Fairfield.  (Disclaimer:  I regularly design projects for Fairfield and receive compensation for blog posts and free product...but I work for them because I totally LOVE their products and would be using them anyway.)
Life-Proof Pillow Case using Shield Interlining

We've needed a few of these in the house for a LONG time.  We have a couple of intermittent bed-wetters.  It usually doesn't make it to the pillow, but has on occassion.  And even if you don't have a bed-wetter, kids can have all kinds of accidents.

They spill drinks.  They wet the bed.  They take their pillow outside without asking.  They drool, etc.  Pillowcases are easy to wash…pillows not so much.  (Yeah, I know you CAN wash pillows, but they soak up so much water in the washing machine ends up unbalanced and noisy, and it’s a pain.)

You can find my full tutorial for Life-Proof Pillowcases on the Fairfield Blog  here.
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

16 Unique and Fun Decorating Ideas - Weekly Link Party

16 Unique and Fun Decorating Ideas
Tiffany at Making the World Cuter
Tiffany here hosting from Making the World Cuter today! We are in remodeling and decorating mode constantly at my casa so I thought I would round up some of your unique and fun decorating ideas that you shared last week. If you would like to check out some of what I've been working on around my house, be sure to check out these posts:
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