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Mommyupgrade has a ton of tutorials on everything from decorating cupcakes to making your own version of designer home decorations. At the moment the most popular tutorial on the site is how to make fake water but there are many other DIY How Tos including:

DIY Witch Luminary

I went to the dollar store to find jars to put homemade Halloween gummies that the Cupcake made for her kids' craft exchange. And like EVERY time I go into the dollar store, I think of how I can repurpose something that they have there.…

DIY Mini Texas Homecoming Mums

It’s homecoming (otherwise known as #HOCO) season in Texas and that means ribbons galore for the high school kids. Moms all over our huge state are burning the midnight oil, braiding and twisting specialty ribbon, getting staple wounds, and…

Balloon on a bottle Halloween DIY

I’m a little obsessed with balloons lately. There’s nothing more festive than having a bunch of balloons wafting above your party table to set the mood. I can’t even imagine a birthday without them, or a clown for that matter. Mostly…

Steampunk Crafts

I started this little thing called a Craft Exchange, back in December of 2012. Every 4 months, we hand-make crafts inspired by a different theme, and send them to all the other members, and then proceed to nerd out over techniques,…

Steampunk inspired antiqued bottles

Little obsessed with antiqued bottles these days. Want to learn how you can make your own steampunk-inspired antique looking but not antique bottles? Let’s go! I made a slew of these for our recent Craft Exchange, and I loved…

How to get great kids photos

Post and GIVEAWAY BELOW sponsored by Woodsy Wonders Photography. I am a self-proclaimed photo junkie. Framed grins tug at my heartstrings. I stalk Shutterfly for sales so I can put them everywhere. I love a good gallery wall of…

Breathe

I found this Valspar milk glass spray paint at Lowe's and was dying to try it. I wondered if this could even hold its muster compared to our antique milk glass. So I grabbed a couple of bottles from the recycling bin and soaked…

A Harry Potter Birthday Party

My girl LOVES Harry Potter, sooooo when she started planning for her 8th birthday party (2 months before her 7th birthday party), naturally she was all in on a Hogwarts-themed fete. And having been to a number of Harry Potter-themed…

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