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Williams Syndrome Wednesday: Crafting with Exceptional Kids

Part of my New Years #thive2016 resolution is ensuring the whole family thrives. So over the weekend I thought we should do a typical family activity. We should make a craft. But special needs crafting ideas are hard to come by. Not only do both my kids like to make things, Allie gets to work on some of those “therapy skills” when she’s doing crafts at school. Why not do one at home? I found an easy craft over at The Inspired Home and rounded up all the supplies. This isn’t something we’ve done at home much so I had no idea…

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Adventures in Advent 1: Adapting

So my Sis (STOP READING NOW SIS) is embracing a sugar free life. But we’re both big fans of advent and this year, the Starbucks advent calendar. But what’s the fun in opening a calendar when you can’t enjoy the spoils? So I took it up on myself to adapt the calendar to include non-food trinkets. I tried to do this on a tight budget as the calendar itself is a little spendy. So cool though…the tins are sitting on a magnetic chalk board with a simple wooden frame. Nice! You should reveal a caramel each day…but instead my sis…

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Giveaway: 100 Facebook Fan “Stampendous” Celebration

I’m so thrilled to be closing in on my first Facebook Fan goal that I’m hosting my very first giveaway. I’m10 fans from 100 and what better way to celebrate than with an awesome little prize, just in time for the holiday season. Wonderful Lindsay at The Penny Paper Co. who also happens blog about all things design/ style/ parenting/ awesome over at Little House Blog has kindly donated a custom stamp to giveaway + shipping to the winner! I happen to be a huge fan of the shop and love, love her stamps in particular. The winner might choose…

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Last thing I made was a person

I’m feeling the need for a little creative project. I’ve been in survival mode – feed the family and myself, make sure all are alive at the end of the day and have clean clothes to wear the next, work, sleep if possible, shower if the gods are looking favourably upon me. That’s it. Maybe a little bit of housekeeping but not enough for it to be a category (ick!)… But I feel like making something just for the H E Double Hockey Stick (hell) of it. Who knows? It’s almost September. Maybe this can be my Christmas craft. With…

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Bringing Home Baby

As you’ll get to know, my Pinterest obsession is a on the verge of being a problem. This is best illustrated by the fact that it has turned me into someone who believes they are crafty. It is more likely that I am someone who appreciated crafty and loves gorgeous photographs. Anyway, this past fall it came to my attention that I cannot be truly crafty without a sewing machine. Husband rolled his eyes in a “here we go again” kind of way but my Mom wholly supported this position. And for Christmas, she hooked me up. Now you need…

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