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Kristie
Olathe, KS
Mom of two boys, art teacher, and lover of handmade things.
Interests: Healthy food, books, art, parenting, supporting handmade.
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I get a lot of inspiration from other artists. I do still pin on Pinterest, but I love having a real sketchbook to tape in images and make sketches. Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at Handmade Mom
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So I've been working on some cat paintings the last few weeks. I've also got stitched cats in the works. I'm trying to get into a holiday art show and my theme is cats....I don't have a real cat, I'm just weirdly obsessed with creating cats right now. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Handmade Mom
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What is your favorite thing about your dad? Z: He tickles us. K: He reads books with us. What does your dad do for work? Z: He hooks the cars onto a train. K: I don't know anything about his job...I only know he builds trains and railroad tracks. How... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at Handmade Mom
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I painted a few hearts for our school's silent auction in April. Here they are. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at Handmade Mom
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Zain plays flag rugby now. He has a great coach and his skills are improving from last year. He also looks pretty cute in his uniform! Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at Handmade Mom
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We bought a pizza dough the other day and made some pizza. The boys loved it! They especially loved eating the toppings while making the pizza. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at Handmade Mom
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Zain turned 8 on April 1st. I wanted to add a few cake pics. Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Handmade Mom
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Dyeing eggs... Sorting the candy... Egg hunt at my mom's house. Hiding eggs around my uncle. :) Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Handmade Mom
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We had dinner with our Uncle Gary last Sunday and Zain got early birthday gifts...a dig your own dinosaur fossil and a gift card to a local toy store. We loved the toy store and Zain picked out a really cool remote control car that even hovers. It is awesome! Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Handmade Mom
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The boys have their own shelves next to their beds. This one is Kale's. He usually has an LED candle, some chapstick and a variety of books. The books usually have a theme like planets or dragons. This time there was no theme. He's also started taking apart old toys... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2016 at Handmade Mom
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I knitted this kitty for Kale. I still need to attach the legs. I also started this weaving a month ago. I haven't really wanted to work on it. Hopefully I get some projects finished soon! Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at Handmade Mom
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Here are some of Kale's drawings... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Handmade Mom
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I love how the boys draw right now. They have a few more years of these innocent pictures. Zain's handwriting is pretty cute too. We go over the week's spelling words nightly and he has to write out the ones that he misses. So far he's gotten 100% on every... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Handmade Mom
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It snowed a couple inches the week after Christmas. The kids got out the shovels and buckets and snow pants. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Handmade Mom
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When we picked up our Christmas tree this year, there was a gingerbread house kit the boys really wanted to put together. It was a great kit for me as I didn't have to bake anything! The house was already put together! So we decorated the tree and in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2015 at Handmade Mom
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We've lost quite a few teeth the last couple of months. Zain lost his 2 front teeth and Kale lost his first 2 bottom teeth. They can't wait to lose more and get the cash from the tooth fairy. She even lets them keep their teeth...they are so lucky! Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at Handmade Mom
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We had a fun Thanksgiving this year. We had one dinner a few weeks before and so we had only one dinner this year on Thanksgiving. We also booked a few nights at the local Embassy Suites for a little stay-cation. It was a lot of time with just us... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at Handmade Mom
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I need to catch up on my blog....Here are some Halloween costumes, pumpkin carving and candy sorting. Make sure you check out the Pumpkin Pi. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at Handmade Mom
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Here are a few pics from our family camping trip. Z wrote a list of things we needed to back for Boy Scouts. I love how second graders spell. We camped by the lake, went fossil hunting, took long walks and ate breakfast burritos with taco sauce. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at Handmade Mom
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We went to the KU campus to attend a fossil and rock workshop at their science museum. The boys found out the names of the fossils they found while fossil hunting at Hillsdale Lake.Their fossils were 290 million years old. They loved it! They also love Jayhawks so we had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at Handmade Mom
One of my friend's mom passed away and I wanted to make her family a meal. I found this really easy, delicious potato soup recipe. I tweaked it a little and made enough for her family and mine. It was really easy and really good. If you want to make... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2015 at Handmade Mom
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I've started a sketchbook. I stopped collecting quotes for a while and I really find a lot of inspiration in them. I also feel like I haven't made time for creating in a while. So I've started a sketchbook. Right now I am focusing on quotes that inspire me and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at Handmade Mom