• Crafts,  Cricut Crafts,  Gift Ideas

    Glass Blocks Using Cricut & Vinyl

    Create beautiful, glowing glass block designs using vinyl! Note: This post contains affiliate links. Recently I saw gorgeous glass block designs in a craft store – which were premade – and I thought, hey I want to try that! It was a labor of love trying to make these particular designs with so much vinyl text, but I love the way that they turned out. I added fairy lights to the blocks to make them glow and they look so pretty illuminated at night. You can use your Cricut machine to make the vinyl designs, or buy a premade vinyl cutout online. You will need… Glass block (available at any…

  • Crafts,  Cricut Crafts,  Gift Ideas

    First Day of School Sign

    It’s easy to use Cricut to create a personalized first day of school sign that can be used over and over again! Note: This post contains affiliate links. Everyone LOVES first day of school pictures on the front porch…why not include a cute sign that gives some stats on your little one’s interests? This board is great because it is a chalkboard and can be used year after year. I created this sign for a friend’s son and can’t wait to see his first day picture! To create your own, read on. You will need:

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    Farmhouse Initial Wreath for Late Summer & Fall

    A perfect transitional wreath to take your home from late summer to fall. It’s August…which means fall is right around the corner. Welcome fall into your home with this late summer/early fall farmhouse style wreath. It is relaxing to make and you can whip it up in an afternoon. All of my supplies for this project are from Hobby Lobby (** they basically own my wallet). I will always try to include where I purchased my supplies when possible, so that you can find them, too! I love some materials that I see featured on blogs and it drives me crazy when I can’t find them…so I am happy to…

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    Tart Cherry Jam Recipe

    Think you can’t make jam or preserves? Think again…it is SO easy and tasty, too! Sour/tart cherries make a rare appearance one weekend a summer before they sell out. It’s become an annual tradition for us to go and pick them. One year, there were a line of cars to get in at opening time that caused a big traffic backup. It was like Black Friday for fruit!!! My hubby picked two big buckets of them last weekend (I couldn’t help much, since Baby Bear is mostly interested in walking around and eating everything off of the ground…..) so I got to work preserving them and turning them into jam.…