DIY shadowbox using what you already have!

Make a shadowbox with what you have!

Feeling a bit stuck in the creativity department? Make a shadow box with what you have! This challenge is great for several reasons: It helps you use up supplies you’ve been hoarding. You’ll save money because you won’t be tempted to buy new supplies. This exercise will push you out

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Mexican Embroidered Blouse #craftychica

Mexican Embroidered Blouse-turned-Purse

This is a project that I’ve been wanting to try since forever! Transforming a Mexican-embroidered blouse into a purse. There are a lot of variations. You can find these blouses at thrift stores or Mexican import stores. I went with wood handles, but you can get creative and create straps

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Five reasons to love aloe vera

Five Reasons to Love Aloe Vera!

Here are five reasons to love aloe vera. Because we feel it is so underrated, it’s truly a magical plant! Did you know it has been used as a medicine in various cultures since ancient times? From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra, many have used it as part of their

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Crafty Chica enamel pins

Make Your Own Enamel Pins: Wizard Pins Review

Want to make your own enamel pins? It feels daunting at first. I collect enamel pins and always wondered how hard it would be to design my own series. I kinda sorta researched but it felt overwhelming because of the volume and pricing, the size, etc. Another thought was what

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felt cactus garden

DIY Felt Aloe Vera Planter

  Let’s make a felt aloe vera planter! Aloe vera is one of the most underrated plants ever! Not only is it fantastic for burns, but it is one of those plants that you can almost never kill. It grows and thrives under the most dire situations! So in addition

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5 ways to prep for your taxes #craftychica #turbotaxgivesyoumas

5 Ways to Prep for Your Taxes

Here are five ways to prep for your taxes, especially if you are self-employed like me. Last year forced all of us to pivot, evolve, whatever you want to call it, and it’s reflected in our finances. Now it’s time to finally close out 2020 via our taxes! I already

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Tears, exercise, and popcorn!

This was one of those days that I’ll remember for a long time. So, you know how I’ve been on this weight loss mission? I have my food routine down pat. But it’s boring due to repetition. This morning I woke up and told Patrick, “I’m splurging on my points

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Family karaoke time!

The TV was off at our house last night. Patrick had finished practicing with the band and all the furniture was pushed up against the walls. The middle of the room was empty. Just like a stage. A stage hungry for raw, undiscovered talent. I was drinking a glass of

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