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Three-Day Weekend Craft Ideas!

An extra day to relax, party, and CRAFT? *Finger snaps in the air* Here are the BEST ideas for three-day weekend crafts! Let’s party! You can’t tell, but I’m raising both hands. Even during a pandemic a three-day weekend is welcome. I feel like there’s so much more you can

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How to make beautiful marbled polymer clay earrings! #craftychica

DIY marbled polymer clay earrings

  Polymer clay earrings have come a long way. I’ve been inspired by all the beautiful terrazzo-inspired designs I’ve been seeing on Instagram and knew I wanted to give it a try. Terrazzo tiles are spotted with contrasting colored inlays, they are such a classic look for homes, offices, hotels,

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Our favorite Latina moms on TV! #craftychica #latinx #mothersday

Our Favorite Latina Moms on Television

In celebration of Mother’s Day we thought it only fitting to celebrate the best Latina moms on television. As Latinas were raised watching telenovelas with our moms and abuelas and maybe even our tias. I recall going to visit my tia and if it was after dinner, she’d be relaxing

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How to make milk jug earrings! #craftychica #siempreleche

DIY milk jug earrings using alcohol inks!

  Check out these milk jug earrings I made! I never would have thought to cut up my milk jug until I was invited to participate in this fun Mother’s Day campaign with Milk. Love What’s Real – Amor por lo verdadero. How to make milk jug earrings – click

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Punny Plant Pokes

  The weather shouldn’t matter when it comes to decorating your lawn. These punny plant pokes work all year round because they’ll make you smile! I

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DIY Skull Planters

Put those succulents to work, or any plants for that matter! They’ll offer some personality by way of these Painted Skull Planters. I purchased these plastic

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Mexi-Style Ceramic Bowls

I’ve been obsessed with Mexican fabrics, since, like forever. From the gorgeous embroidered peasant blouses to colorful striped serapes to heavy woven rugs. Because I’m

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Stamped Clay Bowls, The Crafty Chica.

Stamped clay bowls

Stamped clay bowls are my recent obsession. I’ve “burned” through 50 pounds of white clay making dozens and dozens of these little colorful trinket holders.

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Rest in peace, Dad.

(Photo: David A. Cano) Yesterday my dad went into ER because he had trouble breathing. The tumor on his lung had grown so big it was blocking his blood flow. It was determined that the cancer pills were not working. He asked about other alternatives even though we had been

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A Fusion of Traditions

  The holiday season. This is a topic that is very sensitive to me. I even wrote about it last year in the post, When Traditions Change. I had a really difficult time emotionally adapting to breaking tradition since my dad passed away five years ago. The ripple effects of

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