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21 Gifts for Kids You Won’t Regret Buying

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  If there’s anything I love most about the holidays, it’s picking out a well-thought gift. My gift-giving search can border on obsessive at times, but over the years of mamahood, I’ve gotten better at picking out simple, thoughtful gifts for my kids that I don’t regret buying. I tend not to look at all […]

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Paper Chandelier | Origami Pajaki

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I began folding paper cranes last fall when my son was in the hospital (you can read more about that story here), and they will always hold significance for me. As our stash of paper cranes has mounted, I knew I wanted to make something with them. Eventually the idea of combining cranes with the […]

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40 Ways to Refashion Clothes

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If there’s anything better than saving money on your wardrobe by shopping at the thrift store, it’s DIYing your own thrift store refashions to create a wardrobe you swoon over. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve fallen in love with something, only to try it on and realize that the fit is off. […]

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How to Take Sparkler Photos

How to Take Sparkler Photos

This post is sponsored by Alamo Fireworks Lighting up sparklers with my kids is probably one of my favorite things about the 4th of July. They’re completely mesmerizing and I love that you can see the intricate sparkle shapes. I’ve taken photos of us holding the sparklers before, but I’ve always wanted to try my […]

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DIY Sparkler Holder

This post is sponsored by Alamo Fireworks The Fourth of July and sparklers go hand in hand here at the Maker Mama house. Sparklers are a fun, easy, and inexpensive way to light up your party if you live inside the city limits like I do. Plus they make for some great photos! When we […]

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