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Creating a handmade life one adventure at a time. Crafts, recipes, motherhood musings and more from smallfriendly.com

Carla // small + friendly
Kid Art Tote Bags - A perfect way to wrap your Mother's Day gift! These simple scribble art totes are so chic! Easy Crafts For Kids, Art For Kids, Kid Art, Teen Crafts, Strawberry Nail Art, Hand Doodles, Scribble Art, T Shirt Painting, Bleach Pen

Kid Art Tote Bags

Need the perfect way to wrap that Mother's Day gift? Have your kids create these simple, yet stunning tote bags. We came up with two different styles, a scribble art tote that even the youngest artist can create and a batik inspired bleach pen tote that will let older children...

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An Announcement!

The boys are reading up because our little family is going to get bigger! That's right, I'm pregnant with baby number three! We are expecting another bundle of joy in late September and we couldn't be more excited. The boys are thrilled. Jude is really hoping for a little sister...

Little free libraries are popping up in neighborhoods everywhere. DIY Network has step-by-step instructions on how to build one for your front yard. Little Free Library Plans, Little Free Libraries, Little Library, Dream Library, Diy Pallet Projects, Garden Projects, Little Free Pantry, Street Library, Pallet Furniture Designs

DIY // Little Free Library

I have wanted a little free library for years! I designed this modern number with a living roof and Jason helped turn my dream into a reality. If you want the complete DIY details you can find them on the DIY Network. This spacious design allows for lots of books,...

21 super Ideas for knitting patterns free scarf chunky seed stitch Snood Knitting Pattern, Chunky Knitting Patterns, Knitting Yarn, Free Knitting, Cowl Patterns, Knitting Terms, Crochet Scarf Easy, Knit Crochet, Irish Crochet

Free Knitting Pattern // Seed Stitch Cowl

I fell in love with this fun yarn from Michael's and I decided to turn it into a very quick and simple cowl! I wrote up the pattern in case you're looking for a fun and fast free knit cowl pattern. The finished stitch pattern looks fancy and complicated but...

Wonderful Spooky Handmade Halloween Wreath Designs For Your Front Door 2 43 - Aksa. Halloween Diorama, Halloween Shadow Box, Samhain Halloween, Halloween Fairy, Easy Halloween Crafts, Halloween Scene, Halloween Home Decor, Holidays Halloween, Holiday Crafts

DIY // Simple Halloween Crafts and Costumes

It's almost Halloween!!! There's still plenty of time to whip up these easy DIY's. I've got five new tutorials up on on the DIY network and I know you're going to love them! Dog costumes, epic beards, spooky scenes and more!! Make your own spooky pumpkin diorama that can be...

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Family Fun // Quarryhill Botanical Gardens

Happy Autumn friends!!! Today Jude had the day off school so we decided to go on an adventure. We drove just about 20 minutes east to the Quarryhill Botanical Gardens. It is such a gorgeous place! It is full of endangered and unusual plants from Asia and it is wonderfully...

to Make a Macrame Herb-Drying Rack Enjoy the bounty of your summer herb garden all year long with this beautiful and functional drying mobile.Enjoy the bounty of your summer herb garden all year long with this beautiful and functional drying mobile. Hanging Drying Rack, Herb Drying Racks, Hanging Herbs, Diy Hanging, Drying Herbs, Diy Jardim, Herb Rack, Reggio Emilia, Herb Garden

DIY // Macrame Herb Mobile

It's late summer and if your garden is anything like mine you've got more herbs than you know what to do with. Preserve all that summery goodness with this super fun handmade herb drying rack. With a few simple supplies and two easy-to-learn macrame knots you can make your own!...

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3 Simple and Delicious Ground Turkey Recipes

Ground turkey is my go to protein for quick and tasty weeknight dinners. That's why I was excited to partner with Foster Farms to feature their Organic Ground Turkey and share a few of my family's favorite turkey preparations. Turkey Apple Sausage, Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs, and Turkey Three Bean Chili...

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Making Family Dinner Fun

A new school year is upon us and it's back to structured routines and busy schedules for everyone. In my house we go from constant summer togetherness to trying to squeeze as much quality bonding into dinnertime as possible. I know I'm not the only mom who has struggled with...

The very best choice for you is teak wood since it is the the very best quality wood to use for the Adirondack chair and it will wear extremely well. Diy Outdoor Table, Outdoor Couch, Outdoor Decor, Diy Workshop, Patio Bar, Growing Herbs, Outdoor Projects, Teak Wood, Herb Garden

DIY Outdoor Table Herb Garden

What's more fun than dining al fresco? Picking your own garnish right from the center of the table! We've had an outdoor table with a tile top for several years, we got it at Target but I've seen this style all over, maybe you've got a similar one? If so,...

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Brotherly Love // How to Stop Sibling Fighting

I went three full years without having to contend with much sibling fighting. I realize how incredibly lucky I was to avoid the job of constant referee for so long. Then this summer hit, and boy oh boy, did they make up for lost time! Both boys are home, Ronan...

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DIY Live Edge Counter

This project lived in my head for a long time before it was actually realized. We busted a fabulous hole in the wall that divides the kitchen and the living room and I just couldn't bring myself to top the opening with just any old counter. I had a vision,...

Homemade kettle corn - gluten and dairy free, super simple recipe with lots of good tips! Appetizer Recipes, Snack Recipes, Appetizers, Homemade Kettle Corn, Kettle Corn Popcorn, Caramel Corn, Corn Recipes, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Perfect Stovetop Kettle Corn Everytime

Looking for the best snack ever? Might I suggest stove popped kettle corn? This snack is gluten free, dairy free, dead simple and extra delicious. It is my go-to play date snack and the ideal treat to pack for the pool. There are many kettle corn recipes out there, but...

Summer is upon us. I absolutely adore summer, but as a work from home mom I approach the break with a bit if trepidation. I want it to be fun and magical, but I know the reality might be a whole lot closer to frustrating and mundane. On a tight. Work From Home Moms, Kids And Parenting, Summer Time, Things I Want, Neon Signs, Words, Kid Stuff, Closer, Easy

10 Free and Easy Ways To Have A Better Summer

Summer is upon us. I absolutely adore summer, but as a work from home mom I approach the break with a bit if trepidation. I want it to be fun and magical, but I know the reality might be a whole lot closer to frustrating and mundane. On a tight...

This is the most fun I've ever had throwing a kid party. I didn't read the Harry Potter books when they came out because I wanted to wait and read them. Harry Potter Symbols, Harry Potter Tumblr, Harry Potter Gifts, Harry Potter Books, Harry Potter Christmas, Diy School Supplies, Adult Children, Christmas Diy, Photo Booths

Affordable DIY Harry Potter Party

This is the most fun I've ever had throwing a kid party. I think it was the fact that we are at that awesome age where Jude is super into helping. I didn't read the Harry Potter books when they came out because I wanted to wait and read them...

DIY springy egg cups, these are so easy to make and super cute! Fun Crafts, Arts And Crafts, Making Connections, Egg Cups, Hoppy Easter, How To Make Breakfast, Egg Decorating, Making Memories, Spring Crafts

Spring Craft // DIY Egg Cups

Looking for a great way to make breakfast more fun? A low mess way to decorate eggs? Or maybe a super fun craft that doubles as the perfect springy napkin ring? With little more than a block of polymer clay and a marker, you and your kids can make these...