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  • Handmade Charlotte Event for YOUR kids!

        San Diego friends! My friend Rachel Faucett, of Handmade Charlotte, is a Jesus follower, homeschooling veteran, and creative GENIUS.  She has one of the most vibrant personalities and is a super fun human to be around.  She has teamed up with Pottery Barn Kids to bring you some amazing DIY kits for your kids to create with. ...

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    How to Paint Stripes on a Cement Floor

    THE BEFORE PICTURE My boy’s carpet had been through a lot. Potty training x 2. 1 particularly lazy potty training boy. Accidentally muddy shoes. Purposefully muddy shoes. A dog who has forgotten where to go to the bathroom, in his old age. Dirt coming in through the window. Also, things I can’t even see and don’t want to see. For these reasons, I’ve been ...

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    Lavender and Vanilla Sugar Scrub

    One of the best things about Southern California is our ability to grow ALL YEAR.  When the sun is shining bright in the middle of everyone’s typical Winter cozy time, I remind myself that my tomatoes are still red.  Lavender is an easy-going plant that doesn’t demand very much water.  It’s perfect for the desert ...

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    DIY Home Repair Kit with Makr

    My Mom is the best gift giver.  Everyone knows it.  She always has the most thoughtful ideas, which also happen to be completely practical.  It’s amazing.  Whenever a friend and family member is getting married, my Mom patiently sets aside items for her traditional wedding shower present.  I love watching the look on each recipient’s ...

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    Make: Upcycled & Personalized Glass Water Bottle

      I am always a fan of a practical project that replaces an expensive purchase.  Everyone loves to save some money, right?  Since we switched completely over to glass storage from plastic a while back, I immediately got slammed with the price-tag of the fancy glass water bottles.  Don’t get me wrong, I really really love ...

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    Hand-stitched Stuffed Animals

    Last year, Faith wanted to make something special for my Mom.  Faith picked the shape, color, and whole project itself.  There’s no stopping her creative mind sometimes! What you’ll need: 2 sheets of felt, any size.  Mine were 8×10 (this project can be as large as you like) paper for printing an online silhouette stuffing materials (can be cotton ...

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    Weaving 101

    After posting about our weaving project on Instagram,  I’ve had a lot of questions about our setup and process. Let me be clear, I AM NOT an expert weaver.  I’m just sharing what I’ve learned in my experience.  Like many others, I have been inspired by Maryanne Moodie. (She sells her own starter kits…I bought one ...

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    DIY Champagne Cocktail Kit with Makr

    My labeling dreams have come true. For this project, I am beyond thrilled to be partnering with Makr to make this DIY Champagne Cocktail Kit!  I fell in deep deep love with this app.  For all of you who label jars, bins, boxes, gifts, and the occasional kiddo item, this app will be your dream come ...

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    Homemade Lip Balm: Burt’s Bees Copycat

    You asked how my new recipe went last week so here are the results…LOVE IT! Burt’s Bees.  Some of us have used it since high school or even before.  It was a staple in our purses and pockets.  Then those meanies went and changed the recipe and the formula just never felt that same smooth and ...

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    Gift Card Ideas with Ralphs

    Christmas Lists… They excite us and they stress us out.  Gift giving has become expected instead of spontaneous.  How do we simplify our gift giving at Christmas but still show our love and thoughtfulness to friends and family? Gift cards are one answer.  It’s so convenient to be able to go grocery shopping and grab a gift ...

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