Presidents Day Pillow

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In honor of President’s Day I thought I would show my love of our country by making a patriotic pillow of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln with penny button details.  Now this pillow doesn’t get much use.  However, I do pull it out for the week after Valentine’s Day and again near the 4th of July.  And everyone always comments on how crazy it is much they like the pillow.

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DIY Pallet Valentine Art

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I am not a huge seasonal decorator.  Are you?  I don’t have a lots of tchotchkes and other décor to just change it up every season.  I am pretty simplistic in my approach to decorating.  I usually decorate maybe one entryway table seasonally and maybe add in a few new pillows since I love making them. I decided to create a large DIY “LOVE” art for Valentine’s day.  However, I used untraditional Valentine’s day colors so I can display it year round.  It looks like a mini pallet.

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Magnetic USA Map Puzzle

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This month’s Silhouette promo (begins tomorrow) is on all their specialty media like printable canvas, magnet paper, tattoo paper, foil, adhesive cardstock and more.  My 2nd grade son is currently learning the 50 states in school.  I thought cutting out a blank USA map on some magnet paper would help him learn his states quicker.  Let me tell you…it is helping me learn too.  Apparently my US geography sucks since my husband had to put the puzzle together initially. #geographyfail

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Handmade Halloween Cards {with free Silhouette cut file}

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Kayla absolutely loves art and I am always looking for useful projects she can do.  Yesterday she got a card in the mail from her other grandma and is itching to write her back.  So today I came up with come cut out Halloween cards that she could color or use washi tape behind it to dress it up.  She loves getting to use mommy’s special tape so she was all over it.  I made the Silhouette files available for those that have the machine.  This would be a great Halloween classroom craft for teacher’s too.

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