Category Archives: Getting Creative

Tie dying eggs – with actual ties

Once again Pinterest sucked me in for Easter. I’ve been waiting a whole year to try this one. Silk ties and boiled eggs. Here’s the link to instructions I pretty much followed: http://www.momtastic.com/diy/509547-dye-easter-eggs-using-old-silk-neckties/ The basics – silk neckties (I fetched … Continue reading

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Traveling with the not-so-littles – 1200 miles in a car

I did it. We did it. 3 hotels, 1 condo, 8 days, 7 nights. 1200 miles in the car. Me, two kids, 4 states and the District of Columbia. My sanity and my data plan still mostly intact. It’s taken … Continue reading

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Easter egg hunt for tech kids – QR code hunt

As they’ve gotten older, the kids have turned the holidays into 10 minutes of frenzied activity and then a feast of chocolate for breakfast. Last Easter, I attempted to slow them down a bit through the use of technology. Once … Continue reading

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Easter egg coloring with shaving cream 

Ah the smell of vinegar and the hands of many colors – it is the time of coloring the Easter eggs. Last year we decided to deviate from the path and try something new. Pinterest idea – the shaving cream … Continue reading

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DIY Chalk Paint Attempt

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Reusing Old Ornaments and an Old Frame – The Thrift Store Christmas Decoration

Once upon a time, several years ago – I had a lovely habit of crafting my way through the final weeks of a semester.  With the help of pinterest, I would channel my frustration and urge to procrastinate into something … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror – a girl and her glue gun – or how I avoided working on a paper

While trying to avoid working on a paper last semester, I ended up going to Home Depot to buy two things.  Only two items – and yet spent nearly an hour in there wandering – and here’s what I learned: … Continue reading

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Dipping Dots – Enamel Paint and Ikea Glasses = a Pinterest Project complete!

It’s not my first pinterest project I’ve completed but this one for some reason has me feeling rather proud… and relaxed. The original pin looks like this to mimic the Anthropologie : Source: radicalpossibility.com via Angela on Pinterest Now here’s … Continue reading

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Chances to Show Your Artistic Side

In the midst of my classes and building communications plans based on theories and models, it dawns on me that the thing that’s going to matter most is being creative.  Following all the formulas of “how to make it happen” … Continue reading

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Happy NaNoWriMo!!

It’s November 1st – and you know what that means.  Yes, you have a massive sugar hangover from the night before.  And you are now trying to plan the next two major holidays as the countdown accelerates.  The stores got … Continue reading

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