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Manly Valentines (14 Free Printables!)

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Nate and I aren't particularly big on the sappiest holiday of the year. I couldn't care less about commercially-hyped flowers and chocolates (he surprises me with those things sporadically throughout the year) and we don't like to fight the crowds when it comes to dining out on Valentine's Day. But we occasionally do small, personalized things on this day...

Boy Valentines: Free Printables

I remember loving Valentine's Day as a kid. The whole class would make little mailboxes and give out valentines. My sister and I spent hours slaving over our cute handmade hearts and glittery envelopes. It was awesome....because we're girls. Most boys, I've noticed, don't get quite as enthused about the whole "handmade expressions of love" thing. It seems that...

The Little Gray Bathroom Makeover

gray bathroom
Remember our ridiculously RED bathroom? Well...now it's our gray bathroom! Our Little Gray BathroomPhew, that's better. My mom, sister, brother-in-law and I attacked this bathroom with some serious primer and gave it a fresh new coat of gray. The previous owners had pretty much splattered that red color all over the place. It was overlapping all of the shower tiles...

Thumbprint Art: An easy-to-follow tutorial

easy thumbprint art
I've had a ton of people ask me about the thumbprint art that I gave Nate for Christmas. It's actually really easy to make with a little photo manipulation using a free online program and some basic supplies. Here's a little tutorial so you all can create thumbprint art with your family! Thumbprint ArtSupplies: Fingerprint pad (don't use stamp ink -...

23 Kids Craft Essentials

23 kids craft essentials
There are a few craft items that every household with kids seems to inevitably end up with over time. These craft essentials are usually accumulated over multiple holidays and numerous trips to the craft store, with parents refining their kids craft stash as they quickly learn what kids craft items are appropriate (glue, crayons) and what MIGHT not be...

Candy Wreath: Pretty in Peppermint

peppermint candy wreath
I've always loved candy wreaths. I've seen them done a variety of ways: with gumdrops, candy canes, sweet hearts and red hots. I think the fascination with circular candy crafts started when I lived in Hawaii and I discovered candy leis. Taking a normal, long-standing boring old floral tradition and shaking it up with candy would astound any six-year-old,...

Increasing the Size of my Knob

Bolt Knob modification
Ok, I'll admit it. I want some attention. I can tell that everyone reads the blog and thinks, "Wow, Chelsea does so many crafts that are amazing!" Well, I've had enough. The time has come for me to get some attention for my "Chelsea-esque" accomplishments. So...I, uh...decided to do something.Today's "craft" is going to be MANLY in nature. I...

How to Make that Sword Sharp Again

leatherman knife diamond sharp
To stick with the theme of this blog, “Someday I'll Learn,” I've decided to start doing more things on my own, at home. The thing is, I can only do “my take” on it. I have always thought it to be important for someone to know how to do a few things that could help them out in life....

Cold Porcelain Clay Recipe

cold porcelain clay jewelry
I absolutely love the look of hand-stamped metal and silver jewelry, but the price tag for real silver art clay is a bit steep for a beginner like me who's just testing the clay jewelry waters. I'm also a bit intimidated by the whole “firing with a torch” thing. I decided to try some air-dry homemade clay to start...

DIY Terrarium: Pottery Barn Knockoff

DIY terrarium
I've been lusting after this Pottery Barn terrarium for awhile now. I love the idea of enclosing potted herbs, cacti or pine cones in a small display on an unexpected space like a corner table or dining hutch. The price, however, I'm not loving. $129 for the small one, $249 for the large...yikes.After the success of my Wizard of Oz...