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The gems I found this week:
- Michelle at Her Cup Overfloweth posted tips for promoting literacy in young children (Thanks to Allie at No Time for Flashcards for sending me over to Her Cup Overfloweth!)
- Allie from No Time for Flashcards posted a bunch of different color matching games that could also be used to practice counting skills
- Meredith from Like Merchant Ships talked about how to be frugal and live simply at the same time at Simple Mom
- I didn’t know where to put this – it’s a combination craft, snack, and fun activity all in one! Amy at Teach Mama suggests fishing for Goldfish crackers with pretzel sticks.
- Lisa at Blessed with Grace talked about a major lesson that her daughter learned
- Lis from Parsley, Sage, Desserts, and Line Drives posted her version of the Daring Bakers’ green lasagna
- Molly at That’s the Way the Cupcake Crumbles posted a recipe for Carmelized Banana Bread
- Deb at Cookerati posted links to 50 different deviled egg recipes
- Jenn at Frugal Upstate and Meredith at Like Merchant Ships both have great posts about packing lunches
- Kate at Cooking During Stolen Moments posted a recipe for Potato Torta with Carmelized Onions
- Jerri at Simply Sweet Home posted a recipe for buffalo chicken fingers
- Dusty at To The Moon and Back posted a recipe for whole grain whole wheat soft pretzels
- Melanie at The Beauty Stop shared a suggestion for saving broken eyeshadows that I think might really work
- Did you know that you can use the Farmer’s Almanac online to determine the best time to plant all of your veggies and fruits outside? It’s customizable to your location. I know it’s not a blog, but I was excited to find that little chart. (Found that in Simple Mom’s Book Club discussion this week. Thanks ladies!)
- Jenn at Frugal Upstate shared an old post with me that she’d written about creating a price book. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, but never got around to.
- Rachel at Small Notebook talked about composting
- The Geeky Housewife posted 50 things to do with plastic Easter eggs
- Christie Nelson interviewed Marcie McGoldrick, the Editorial Director for Holiday and Crafts for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
- Weeks at Craft Nectar posted an awesome illustrated tutorial for cleaning your sewing machine
- Kathy at Making It Fun posted instructions for a kids’ apron and chef’s hat
- Joanna at stardust posted instructions for making a tissue holder
- Sara at Always Creating Something posted instructions for a cute little purse
Do you have a great craft idea that involves a 1/4 yard of fabric or a fat quarter? I’m always looking for some! Send them my way, please!
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