Mario Castle Cake

A Mario castle cake. This was the request of my soon to be 5 year old for his birthday. So a Mario castle cake he will have. In our family we do a big birthday party every other year. With friends, decorations, food. The works. It’s kind of big and crazy but I love planning, decorating and all that jazz Read More…

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Easy DIY Monster Valentines Box

This Monster Valentines box took less than an hour making (not including paint drying time). It was super simple, we didn’t have to buy anything to make it and is a simple craft project for kids. In our years of doing Valentines boxes we usually tend to go super simple. This year it was decided it was going to be Read More…

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Valentines Coupon Book (with Printable!)

I have been wanting to make this Valentines coupon book for years! One of my boys favorite things they got for Christmas a few years back was some gift cards for things like staying up late, watching a favorite movie or making a favorite dinner. I actually found them at the dollar store and have used them for several years Read More…

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The Ultimate List of Valentines for Boys

Ahh Valentines Day and time to think about class valentines. There have been lots of different ones in years past. Cars, superheros, homemade catapult (it was awesome btw and everyone loved them). I have yet to show my boys this ultimate list of free Valentines for boys (or girls) which are some of my favorites I thought they might like, Read More…

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Love Notes – Free Valentines Day Printable

I got this idea for a Valentines Day Printable from Visual Heart to do 52 things I love about you which I did for my husbands birthday a few years ago. I gathered reasons why I loved him as well as emailed his family members, talked to friends and asked our kids why they love him. It was an great Read More…

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Handmade is Better

Welcome to everyone from Instagram (@handmadeisbetter)! I love that place. I love seeing all the wonderful things people make. There there are so many amazing, wonderful, talented people out there.   About me  So let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Kendra and I’m a maker. I love to make things and always have since Read More…

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Black Friday Sales with Belleza Mia Jewelry

              It’s that time of year again. Time for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Holy cow that’s a lot of buying going on! This year I have different sales going on all weekend long with different sales for each day. I’m not going to say what they are but they are Read More…

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How to Make a Magical Christmas Without Buying a Thing

One of the things I remember most from my childhood was having a magical Christmas in our house. Oh to be a kid and believe in Santa! I remember being convinced I heard him and his reindeer on the roof once. It was great as a kid and now I get to make a magical Christmas for my guys.   Read More…

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Easy to Make Homemade Caramel Corn

This easy to make homemade caramel corn is one of our family favorites and has been for a long time. We got the recipe from another good friend of ours who made it for their family for decades. Every time we make it we have to do a double batch because one just isn’t quite enough especially with four boys Read More…

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11 Useful Baby Products I Refuse to Get Rid of

For many having kids often means a garage filled with baby and kid stuff. At least that’s how it is for us. There are so many useful baby products out there! And from experience I’ll tell you that there is no amount of money I won’t spend or products I won’t try in an effort to get a little more Read More…

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Easy Harry Potter Scarf Tutorial

What is a Harry Potter party without scarves? So hopefully this Harry Potter scarf tutorial will help any of those Potterheads out there! We decided to go with all Griffendor because honestly, who wants anything else?   NOTE. All of these numbers can be played around with to make the amount you’d like. Also I did these super fast so Read More…

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Harry Potter Party Decorations

I can’t even explain how excited just thinking about all these fun Harry Potter party decorations made me. We are such nerds! Leading to the party we all re read the books except the 1st grader who listened to them up to the 3rd book.   Harry Potter Party Decorations   All the outside stuff was borrowed from a friend Read More…

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6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Product Photography

Product Photography  You see pretty product photography all around the handmade (and non handmade) world but taking beautiful, eye catching, make someone want to go out and buy it right away, product photography is no easy task. Trust me. I have have been selling handmade online for years and have learned a ton about what it takes to sell handmade. I’m Read More…

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