Archive for the 'Not so Fine Arts' Category

So Doctor. . .About That EFFING Stick Figure. . .

So if you recall from last post, the Pediatrician encouraged me to show Mac how to draw stick figures. Male and female stick figures. It’s apparently vital to his development, well-being, and success as an adult. Or something. Here’s my stick figure story: When I was in grade school, there was this girl Susie.  She was really cool because she
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Alphabet Journals

I KNOW!  It’s been a week and I show up with some crappy craft idea. We’ve all been sick as dogs, the weather sucks, and I’m trying to use my indoor time to get a few things done around the house in between cleaning up snot. . .and baby barf. . . Anyway, I’ve been ahem meaning to keep better
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Collage Art on Canvas

Our internet was on the fritz – again – the past few days.  I have no idea what happens to it, but the wireless network just stops working.  And then my poor Husband has to listen to me whine about it until he reinstalls everything.  (Reinstalls?  Is that the correct term?  I don’t have a lot of interest in technology.
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The “Art” of Toddler Gift Giving. . .You CANNOT Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes

My Mother-In-Law celebrated her birthday a few weeks ago. When Mac was born and I decided in true control freak fashion that I was going to take primary responsibility for psychologically damaging him and ruining his childhood, we knew we needed to reevaluate our budget. And along with that came a big shift in my own thinking about how we
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: “Postcard” Wall Art

As you are aware, I’m engaging in some serious front-line trench warfare with our house. It’s not the house’s fault.  A series of events including an unwanted guest (basement mold) a few years ago, and the addition of one toddler plus another on the way has made our previous living arrangements less than ideal these days. So. . .improving we
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EARTH DAY! You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: DIY Cheap “Zebra” Hide Rug

Hope everyone had a happy weekend.  Especially glad to hear our friends in Boston are safe and are hopefully starting a much more normal week today.   Friday while I was watching some of that craziness play out in the news, I made a zebra rug for under Mac’s table and chairs.  I’m tickled with the way it turned out
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Toddler/Kid Easter Craft

Here’s an easy holiday to-do for the five and under crowd. 1.  Find yourself some thin cardboard.  The cardboard packaging that cheap beer comes in is perfect.  And let’s face it, if you have children under 5, you probably have a decent amount of that stuff hanging around. . . 2.  Wait until the children are napping. 3.  Crack open
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Cheap Kid’s Craft/Activity with Plastic Placemats

We like birds. You know how when you like something, you start being gifted things related to your interest? It’s great! Unless you have a super teensy house like we do and too much of anything is well, just too MUCH! But we still love us some birds. . .For Christmas, I was gifted some adorable Ikea place mats with.
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Last Minute Gift Idea

I’m officially on the naughty list. I didn’t do a very good job planning a great gift for my Husband. Even worse?  I didn’t do a very good job planning a great gift idea for my Husband from our Son. Hangs head.  Swills cocktail.  For Shame. I’m not alone am I?  Surely I can’t be alone?! If you’re also on
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Revenge of the Sock Monkey

At the risk of ruining my reputation for being a heartless wench, I’m going to confess something:  I’m a sucker for a sock monkey. It’s true. I adore those goofy-looking little bastards. I love how they are perfectly imperfect. I love the idea that someone took the time to make such a cute little item for someone special. I love
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