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Crafts

Make It Monday {Paper Plate Fishbowls}

March 3, 2014 duchessoffork 1

Happy Make It Monday! One of our favorite things to do is visit The Gulfarium on Okaloosa Island. It’s our own local aquarium that’s been in business since before my time. Some of their dolphins have been performing since I was little! The Gulfarium has dolphin an …

Make It Monday! {Paper Plate Bunny}

February 24, 2014 duchessoffork 0

I’ve decided to roll out a new “series”, if you will. Every Monday will now be known as Make it Monday! where I share some sort of engaging and hands-on craft for kids (fingers crossed I can get my act together for regular Monday posts). Painting, sculpting, …

Festive {and easy!} Spiral Mesh Wreaths

November 25, 2013 duchessoffork 0

Yesterday I made the most fun and festive mesh wreaths and they were easy as pie! I made two for our front doors during one afternoon nap session. Not too shabby, eh? And let me tell you…Martha Stewart I am not. If I can make these, you can, too. I followed this video t …

Day 12 {Butterfly Snack Packs}

October 13, 2013 duchessoffork 0

For Day 12 of 31 Days of Cooking with my Kids, I’m showing you these easy and fun butterfly snack packs. I actually made these while volunteering at a Boys and Girls Club event recently and the kids went crazy for them! What you’ll need: snack size ziplocks small …

Fall {Pinterest} Favorites

September 25, 2013 duchessoffork 2

I’m still pretty smitten with Pinterst. I find myself browsing the site multiple times a week on my phone or computer. Now that fall has finally fell (or so I hear, it’s still in the 80s here), I’m sharing some things I’ve pinned to my Fall Pinterest b …

Rainy Day {Or Any Day} Activity Box for Toddlers

February 22, 2013 duchessoffork 2

Between the rainy weather and Julia’s latest cold/ear infection, we’ve been stuck inside for weeks on end. Thankfully Julia is pretty good at entertaining herself, but what toddler doesn’t get a little stir crazy from time to time? Julia has loved coloring f …

A Sneak Peek Under the Sea

July 25, 2012 duchessoffork 7

I’m up to my ears in Julia’s party plans! The big day is Saturday and we’re all excited to celebrate our little cutie’s first birthday. I’m so glad Julia has a summer birthday. There are just so many fun party themes for the hot summer months. Th …

Lil Peanut Baby Shower

March 13, 2012 duchessoffork 16

This past Saturday I had the pleasure and honor of hosting a baby shower for one of my dearest friends. Along with Laura’s mom and two other girlfriends, we threw a precious Lil Peanut shower in honor of the soon-to-be baby girl. The shower was at my house and I was in …

Burlap Wreath Tutorial

February 17, 2012 duchessoffork 7

There are at least a zillion tutorials for burlap wreaths online. I looked at at least half of them before coming up with my own version. It’s really easy and pretty darn cheap. I’d say I spent a little less than $15 for this wreath! And I kept my colors very neut …

First Annual Cookie Swap

December 19, 2011 duchessoffork 0

The First Annual Carter Family Cookie Swap was a smashing success! It was actually a week ago Sunday, but as you know, last week was filled with wonderful posts for our “Oh What Fun It Is” link up. A big thanks to those of you who linked up. We had such a blast re …