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Holiday Cleaning Tips with Bona Floor Products

The holiday season means lots of crafty messes, guests in the house and managing pets and kids. Let me turn you on to one of my trusty cleaning methods – the Bona Premium Spray Mop and Hard Surface Floor Cleaner! Tile floors look great but take a bit of up

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2nd annual Crafty Navidad

2nd Annual Crafty Navidad Retreat!

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Crafty Navidad, hosted by me, Kathy, The Crafty Chica! Click here to register if you can’t see the link below!    I’ll guide you along, every step of the way via livestream! This retreat will be recorded so you can watch/rewatch at

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Poncho Power!

I came across some gorgeous ponchos that are perfect for the winter season. These are so easy to accessorize and you can dress them up or down for casual or evening glam! Here is the link if you can’t see the options below.  

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dia de muertos ofrenda

Elements of a Dia de Muertos Ofrenda

Here are the elements of a Dia de Muertos ofrenda. This tradition hits deep in my heart this year. I lost my mom, and two very dear friends (two Phoenix Fridas!). We have less than a week to go, but I’ve been working on creating this altar all this week. 

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Halloween costumes, Latino-style!

Random fact about me – I’m addicted to TikTok (and Instagram!). I’ve been seeing all kinds of cool and clever costumes, so I thought i’d share them here! Even if you don’t plan to dress up for Halloween, these are just plain fun to see. Take notes for next year!

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Last minute Halloween ideas!

Here are some last minute Halloween ideas, seeing we are less than a week away from the 31st! There are a lot of reasons why many people wait until the week of…life is busy these days, but that doesn’t mean to scratch the whole season. Embrace the week!!! Here are

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Kathy Cano-Murillo

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Hi, I’m Kathy, The Crafty Chica! My specialty is creative motivation. I’m an artist, author, and speaker and this is where I share my craft tutorials, artwork, articles, books, product lines, and workshops!

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Stamped Clay Mugs

Painting coffee mugs are my thing, I’m always looking for new ways to make them. For these stamped clay mugs, I used pasta letters! Here’s

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Wanna Try My Bug Cookies?

I have an epic story about my home-baked cookies. Time has passed since this happened, so I feel comfortable sharing here, our own little Circle of Trust. Well, let’s wait and see on that. My freshman year in high school I volunteered to bake a double batch of my family’s

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30 life lessons from Dad

Here are 30 life lessons from dad – my dad. I made this piece to put on my dad’s headstone today. I know it will be removed, but that’s okay! My dad always expected me to make him things, so why should that change now? I wrote all the things

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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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