Archives for May 2012

Simple Vintage Crafts for Kids

The following post is by contributor Christen Babb.

My family and I are in the middle of a move across town. While a bit chaotic, it’s fostered the opportunity to sift through years of accumulated things to determine what is trash and what is indeed treasure.

Amidst the clutter, I re-discovered a true, vintage gem – the McCall’s Make-It Book. My grandmother purchased this book in the early 1950’s to craft with my mom. It was then passed down to my mom to craft with me.

Today, I’m delighted to re-create these third-generation crafts with my kids while also sharing with you.

Wrought with authentic charm and old-fashioned expressions, I loved riffling through its well-worn pages to pick out crafts to suit both my daughter and son. Beyond the nostalgia, I love these two crafts because they are honest, simple, and timeless.

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Weekend link love (UPrinting giveaway winners)

The UPrinting Canvas Winners

The winners of the canvas giveaway are:

  1. Keri
  2. Sally
  3. Rob O.
  4.  Nikki S.
Congratulations!  Be watching your email for instructions on how to claim your prize.
Today my family will be enjoying one of our favorite sports, the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, and then spending some time in reflection and gratitude for Memorial Day tomorrow.  I hope you and your kids have something terrific planned, too.  Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!

Weekend giveaway: U-Printing Canvas Print

Today’s weekend giveaway is from, an online printing, marketing, and technology firm who aspires to help you “spread your message.”

Whether you are seeking business cards, stickers, or labels for your business or are perhaps seeking beautiful prints of your family family photos, U-Printing has a service that can meet your needs.  The company is  “committed to social responsibility and eco-friendly printing initiatives that support non-profit organizations and environmental sustainability.”

This giveaway is now closed.

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