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Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-11-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 4,254
Posted By Softmama
Here is a link to the star garland I made.  I...

Here is a link to the star garland I made.  I attached all the stars to simple string thinking I would like how "rustic" that would look but I'm not sold.  I might take them off and try and find a...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-09-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 10,229
Posted By Softmama
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Quote:Originally Posted by rere http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1340544/52-project-challege-2012/60#post_16819280)


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Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-04-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 4,254
Posted By Softmama
I just finished up sewing the stars for the...

I just finished up sewing the stars for the garland I am making for next season.  I used up a lot of scraps making them and they are so cute.  Now I have to figure out what I want to use as the base...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-29-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By Softmama
thanks for the replies!  I asked the parents and...

thanks for the replies!  I asked the parents and it was a go, so I made the girls a little "winter break activity kit" that included the friendship bracelets, a homemade nativity calendar kit, and a...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-22-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 12,726
Posted By Softmama
phew, I lost my computer for two weeks so...

phew, I lost my computer for two weeks so couldn't post.  I finished up the two advent calendar kits I was making and mailed one off (the other I will deliver in person on Christmas day!).  I did a...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-02-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 12,726
Posted By Softmama
IntuitiveJamie...

IntuitiveJamie (http://www.mothering.com/forum/../../../u/59076/intuitivejamie) - I love love love your wreath!  I have several questions as I want to make one :)  You sliced oranges and dehydrated...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-30-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By Softmama
Hey Mamas!  I do not have any preteens and need...

Hey Mamas!  I do not have any preteens and need some perspective.  I have two niececes (ages 10 and 11) who we will see on christmas day.  I like to give them just a little gift.  I found a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-30-2011, 04:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Softmama
we have the exact same situation.  we never did...

we have the exact same situation.  we never did santa with ds1 and he was always fine with that (he is now almost 10yrs).  somehow ds2 got caught up with santa at school and started to believe in...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-22-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 12,726
Posted By Softmama
I want to make a "dinner basket" for my sils...

I want to make a "dinner basket" for my sils this year.  But I need help with ideas to fill it out.  My husband makes awesome homemade spaghetti sauce, so that with a box of pasta.  maybe a jar of...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-19-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 12,726
Posted By Softmama
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Quote:Originally Posted by cameragirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1294441/handmade-holidays-2011/220#post_16754505)

I'm...
Forum: Learning at School   09-12-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By Softmama
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Quote:Originally Posted by Super Pickle http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Learning at School   09-12-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Softmama
I used the book "Teach your child to read in 100...

I used the book "Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons" to teach each of my three boys to read.  http://www.amazon.com/Teach-Your-Child-Read-Lessons/dp/0671631985...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-19-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 12,726
Posted By Softmama
i knit a really cool scarf for my mom.  I plan...

i knit a really cool scarf for my mom.  I plan to get a yarn that compliments it for a hat and driving gloves.
 
i also did a really fluffy scarf for one niece.  I need to get more of that yarn to...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-11-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By Softmama
I can tell you what I do, but with the...

I can tell you what I do, but with the disclaimer that scrapbooking is my hobby.  Each of my kids gets their own first year album.  Everything after one year goes in the yearly family album.  They...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-11-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By Softmama
Is he passed the Dear Dragon books?  Those are...

Is he passed the Dear Dragon books?  Those are cute and my son loves reading them to us at bedtime.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-31-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,698
Posted By Softmama
I have this as well and did as a child also. ...

I have this as well and did as a child also.  The hardest part as a kid was that my family made fun of me for it.  They thought I was just being dramatic.  They had no idea how much this bothered me...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-21-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 12,726
Posted By Softmama
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Quote:Originally Posted by cocoanib http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1294441/handmade-holidays-2011/60#post_16513409)
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Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-20-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 12,726
Posted By Softmama
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Quote:Originally Posted by joyfulheart http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1294441/handmade-holidays-2011/60#post_16511430)...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-19-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 12,726
Posted By Softmama
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Quote:Originally Posted by joyfulheart http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1294441/handmade-holidays-2011/40#post_16507385)...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-26-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Softmama
Thanks for the replies.  I think I will start...

Thanks for the replies.  I think I will start using yogurt in my morning shake for the probiotics.  hopefully that will help.  I really love oatmeal, but if that is the problem, I might have to eat...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-25-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Softmama
In an effort to curb my sugar cravings I am...

In an effort to curb my sugar cravings I am following the 2 week jump start from Jackie Warner.  Basically you don't focus on taking anything out the first two weeks, you just add in the following:...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-17-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,396
Posted By Softmama
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Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-23-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 12,726
Posted By Softmama
joyfulheart- as you fill in your journal with...

joyfulheart- as you fill in your journal with idea on what to make, be sure to post them.  I want to craft, but am having crafters-block, lol.  So I'll be looking to steal ideas as we go!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-23-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By Softmama
I've made a few of these hats and she includes a...

I've made a few of these hats and she includes a pattern.  They are so cute:
 
http://iammommahearmeroar.blogspot.com/2010/08/upcycled-boy-hats.html
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,714
Posted By Softmama
hello again.  Figured I'b better rejoin this...

hello again.  Figured I'b better rejoin this thread after a several month hiatus where I a uh, fell off the wagon a bit.
DH REALLY wanted a car so we got a great used one from his BIL who works for...
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