Melted Crayon Art

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Reblogging: Melted Crayon Art!

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I am really excited that I am finally getting to this tutorial after MONTHS of procrastinating! I’m sure the ‘wow’ factor has come and gone for this nifty project, but I still wanted to share my own take on melted crayon art with you all. I’ll explain why it took so long for me to share it later in the tutorial. It’s kind of neat ;)

This was actually  one of my fave crafty ventures in recent years. I’m sure you’ve seen all this melted crayon art floating around on Pinterest, so it’s about time for us to make our own now, shall we?

The very first thing you want to do is figure out what order you want your crayons to be in, then organize them accordingly. I laid mine out then had to put them back in the box, because with 4 kids (including one particular 6…

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Mini Pies! (Canning Jar Lid Pies)

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Reblogging! Happy Pi Day!

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Sorry for being M.I.A. for a couple of weeks but…

I HAD MY BABY!!!! Exactly 2 weeks ago I was running up and down the hospital stairs in an attempt to progress my labor and avoid a C-Section! It worked- VBAC success- and check out my reward for 9 months of puking and fatness,  followed by the pain and gore of natural childbirth:

flora good close ups colage

Flora Nightingale- She weighed in at 6lbs 10 oz. and she is like 50 lbs of cuteness!! Worth every minute of discomfort I tell ya!

Now- back to more important matters…

Like pie:


This mini apple ‘tartlet’ was baked in a canning jar lid!!! I saw the idea on Pinterest one day and thought it would be a good opportunity to test out my pal Melissa’s suspicious- sounding pie crust recipe.

Good thing Melissa has some credibility, since she is the master-mind/body behind Buttercream Couture. This…

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Poop and Pancakes (Cinnamon Roll Pancakes)

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Reblogging Cinnamon Roll Pancakes! All the Shroves rejoice!

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With all these painting orders and planning for the arrival of my little Miss Flora Nightingale in the next few weeks, I CANNOT BELIEVE that I forgot that today is PANCAKE TUESDAY. Oh yes it is, and noooo I did not make that up! This isn’t even a silly invented holiday- In fact it’s Shrove Tuesday, and I just dug this little nugget of info off of Wikipedia so you can learn something new today!

“Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent because they were a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. The liturgical fasting emphasized eating plainer food and refraining from food that would give pleasure: In many cultures, this means no meat, dairy, or eggs.”

Wow. My mind is so bursting with knowledge and my stomach is ready to be bursting with…

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