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Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

11 Mar



Of all the many ways I've decorated eggs, gold leaf eggs are my favorite! The first time I tried it was with a cardboard box kit from the Easter section (below). Later, after not seeing a similar kit for a few years, I bought a gold-leaf starter kit (like this) and found it to be just as easy. The leaf kit also includes more metallic sheets, justifying the extra cost. Pro tip: let eggs come to room temperature (and stop sweating) before applying leaf! [...]

Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf Costume

25 Sep



Our new, rather unruly, husky gave us the idea for this group Halloween costume: Three Little Pigs and the Big, Bad Wolf. [...]

Minnie and Mickey Mouse Pumpkins

23 Sep



M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! [...]

Cat in the Hat Costume (with Thing 1 and Thing 2!)

21 Sep



We have a box of felt in our attic that comes down exactly one day each year: October 30. [...]

Bottle Cap Wreath Ornament

22 Mar



To celebrate my dad's 60th birthday last summer, my family headed to Denver in search of mountains and beer. (And don't worry, we definitely found both.) Great Divide, the maker of my dad's favorite beer, is there along with a whole host of other awesome craft breweries. [...]

Stamped Quote on Wood

23 Nov



I have always loved this quote (always, as in, since it started popping up all over on t-shirts and tacky Pinterest inspirational images). And while I was most certainly not familiar with John Muir before moving to California, I'm now so grateful for all the work he did, especially in preserving one of the most beautiful places ever — Yosemite National Park. [...]

Mini Sailboats

11 Jul



This project is from last fall, but it's so perfectly summer. We designed and built these wooden sailboats with colorful paper sails to decorate the pool in the background of my sister-in-law's nautical baby shower. Now, as we approach yet another hot and sunny weekend, swimming pools and boating are both on my mind! [...]

Personalized Clay Cross

1 May



Greg and I made this cross as a baptism gift for our nephew James (since he couldn't partake in the cross cookies). This is the Santiago cross, or cross of St. James. I love the interesting shape, but it was certainly my most difficult clay project to date! [...]

Happy Easter!

20 Apr



Can you believe my mom decorated these super cute eggs in 1989 with paper dots from a hole punch? So amazing! [...]

Candles and Wheatgrass in Eggshells

10 Apr



This is part two of my wheatgrass Easter decorations! Since I was growing a lot of wheatgrass anyway, it was little additional effort to grow some in eggshells. [...]