The winner of the $30 Etsy store credit is Sara S. and she has been notified, but I have a surprise for you all!
20% off your order at:
Now that the giveaway is done, we’d like to invite everybody to come shopping with a 20% off discount! Just think of all the early Christmas shopping you can get done! We’ve also added new coaster sets!
This fun set is perfect for the basketball enthusiast on your list. If you would like a set featuring another sport, just contact me and I’ll e-mail you some options.
Don’t these coffee bean coasters just make you want to go brew a pot of coffee? Maybe even make a mocha?? Just what you need for the coffee-lover you’re going to be shopping for!
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Finally! In celebration of reaching 1,000 Facebook “likes” and passing my one-year mark as a blogger, we are launching our Etsy store. We would like to thank you, dear readers, by cordially inviting you to come browse our store and enter to win a $30 credit to our store!
Before I start gushing about how wonderful this will be for your Christmas shopping list (hint, hint!!!), I’d like to point out one little detail. The name of my Etsy store is “CreativeChristianMom” not “CreativeChristianMama”. Etsy has limited store names to one less character than I needed, so I switched from “mama” to “mom”. I hope that doesn’t cause mass hysteria and confusion, but it was the best I could do.
Now, on to the fun part! What do we have at our Etsy store? First off, we have some adorable girls’ apron and headband sets! If [...]
One of my favorite things to do for a new-mama-to-be is to create a new mama basket. Baby showers tend to be full of baby clothes, baby blankets, baby toys… everything for the baby. I love to pamper and celebrate the mama!
A new mama basket can fit within most budgets and it is perfect for personalizing. There are some things that I include in all of them…
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Whether you have an entire room devoted to homeschooling or your kitchen table doubles as school space, you can make learning more fun with a little decorating creativity!
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Mercy Ink- Heart and Home
This is such a fun and easy project! Your kids will love being able to color inside with chalk during the wet/snowy winter months. If you homeschool, this is a fabulous tool for children to use to practice their letters!
How cute is that?! I bought a wood wall plaque that is 11×14 inches, so it’s big enough to provide plenty of writing area, but it’s also small enough to stand on end in a bookshelf for easy storage!
What You’ll Need Wood Wall Plaque: Make sure there are no cracks. Fine Sandpaper Chalkboard Paint Acrylic Paint (for the edges- I used a glossy red one) Sponge Applicators What To Do Gently sand the surface of the wood to make sure there are no rough spots, then wipe of any dust with a rag. Paint a smooth coat of chalkboard pain on the face of [...]
My girls have been waking at the crack of dawn, lately. Ladies, I am NOT a morning person! Something had to be done. As many of you know, I’m also not crazy about my little sweeties being exposed to unnecessary chemicals. Whatever store-bought blackout curtains and shades are made of, they stink to high heaven. My guess is that those fumes are less than wholesome, so…
I made my own blackout curtains! Before you say “I can’t sew!”, don’t panic. All you need to do is sew two straight lines. Promise!(Don’t worry, that curtain doesn’t stay up there during the day. )
Why Make Your Own Blackout Curtains? No stinky fumes! It’s easy. It’s fast. It’s pretty cheap. These can be taken down for daytime. S.L.E.E.P. (need I say more?) What You’ll Need: Black fleece at least 12 inches wider and 10 inches taller/longer than the window Suspension rod [...]
This is a household of avid readers. We sometimes read as a family (the “Chronicles of Narnia” or the original “Winny-the-Pooh”) and we often read on our own. One of our favorite things to do as a family is take a trip to the bookstore and just hang out enjoying some good books (and the train set that’s there for the kiddos!). Sadly, I never think to buy bookmarks for all of that reading! I am a hopeless sticky note addict, and years ago I began using sticky notes as bookmarks. Functional, yes, but not very pretty. And, besides, I never have sticky notes to write lists on if they are all stuck in books! Today, we changed all of that.
How beautiful is that?! And it was so quick, easy and cheap! Pumpkin (that’s my four-year-old’s blogging name) and I made ten bookmarks in just a few minutes [...]
Stinky shoes? Whip up a few of these and your shoes (or your hubby’s shoes, wink-wink!) will smell fresh and clean.
These instructions may seem a bit vague, but I wanted to do this project with things we already had. It’s meant to be a frugal project for using up leftover material scraps, thread and herbs, but feel free to go buy the supplies, if you need them.
In some of these pictures, you’ll see two pairs being worked on. Both are for my hubby (note the “manly” material I found! Hehehe!), one for his work shoes and one for his everyday shoes.
What you’ll need: Material that is at least 4 inches wide and 14 inches long, for each shoe. For larger shoes, you can make them bigger, for child’s shoes, adjust to make them smaller. Natural materials are always preferred over synthetic. Thread that [...]
These wall decorations use the same method as the picture frames I made several months ago. These are in our baby’s room and I made similar ones for our fou-year-old’s room.
What you’ll need:
Three wooden plaques from the craft store Three sheets of matching or complimentary craft paper Decoupage glue Acrylic paint in a complimentary color Ribbon and hooks, if desired, along with craft glue Sandpaper (fine), scissors, sponge applicators
What to do:
Lightly sand the wood, making sure to thoroughly clean off the dust. Trace the surface to be covered with paper onto a piece of scratch paper, then cut out the shape and trace it onto the craft paper. (This method helps reduce mistakes ) Cut out the craft paper and set it aside. Paint the border of the wood (I did three coats, just to make sure it’s evenly covered). Spread a thin [...]