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racheldenbow
One crafty mama.
Interests: I love old things.
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Elizabeth, The yarns can be purchased at JoAnn's or check your local yarn shop.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Woven Stocking DIY at A Beautiful Mess
I would suggest hand sewing as your only other option since this is a heavier weighted project than if you were just using fleece or felt. Fabric glue likely won't hold things together very long.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Woven Stocking DIY at A Beautiful Mess
Thank you!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Woven Stocking DIY at A Beautiful Mess
Thank you, friend!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Woven Stocking DIY at A Beautiful Mess
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With the addition of some new nooks and crannies in this Victorian rental, we needed a few new things that sparkle. Just in time for Christmas, I made these three decorative pillows. I'll probably switch out the inserts with our regular pillows once Christmas has past and then bring them... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Smile And Wave
Arunima, For this giant size, I used one whole skein for four pom poms. Good luck!
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Black Friday may be over but there are still four more weeks of Christmas shopping to take advantage of! All ads are marked down to 40% off with the promo code 'snowday' so you can share your shop or blog with Smile and Wave readers through the New Year. Ads... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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We had our first snow two weeks ago and the first thing out of Ruby's mouth when she woke up to big flakes falling from the sky was, "Can we build a snowman?" There wasn't more than two inches on the ground but we got out there and did our... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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I haven't carried a traditional diaper bag since Sebastian was Smith's age-back when all baby gear was exciting no matter how excessive it may have been. I'm also a work-from-home mama so I have the luxury of keeping baby essentials in the same space as my own stuff. JoTotes is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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We had another simple celebration for Ruby's birthday this year. We had only been in our new house for two weeks and were still swimming in packing paper and stacks of half opened cardboard boxes so I let go of my grand expectations and kept it doable. Sometimes it's all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at Smile And Wave
It's actually from Young Living and we just got some in our order today! It's my favorite. ;)
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2014 on A Year Using Essential Oils at Smile And Wave
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Halloween was like, weeks ago, but I need documentation of our costumes this year. This was the first time since Halloween 2011 that Brett had been in town to celebrate with us so I kind of suggested he just go with my plan and wear the beatnick looking garb and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at Smile And Wave
You're right. I actually didn't know that until Brett just clarified. Thanks for pointing that out. ;)
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2014 on A Year Using Essential Oils at Smile And Wave
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A little over a year ago today and halfway through my third pregnancy, my midwife gave me a sample pack of doTERRA essential oils that she thought would help me with my restless legs, insomnia, and anxiety. Being a natural skeptic and slow to change, it took maybe three different... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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I think this may go down as the most promised room tour in blog history. I'm pretty sure I started working on transitioning Ruby and Sebastian's shared room in our two-bedroom craftsman in Colorado over a year ago but it's been such a year of change that some things just... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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We've only been in our new rental for two weeks and there are still boxes to unpack in every room except the kitchen but that wasn't going to stop us from enjoying this festive season. We picked up a few pumpkins and mums at deeply discounted prices the day before... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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With the return to blogging after our big move back to Missouri and the holidays freshly upon us, it's time for the annual Holiday Ad Sale! All ads will run for 30 days after approval and can be purchased for HALF THE PRICE of a regular ad through the end... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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Here are a few of the recent contributions to A Beautiful Mess over the last few weeks. I'm excited to be showing up over there a little more often once we get settled into our new house and already have a handful of ideas for holiday projects! First up is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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Our oldest son has had to share his room with his little sister ever since she arrived on the scene almost five years and two houses ago. We have had a few different furniture arrangements between cribs, twin beds, and now a bunkbed as their needs and room sizes have changed. We have also switched their room decor from vintage-inspired to something more modern, but have always managed to make... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at A Beautiful Mess
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We had a mini adventure into the woods two weekends ago to see the Aspen turning for the first time since we've lived here. Last year I wasn't brave enough to go up the winding dirt road whilst pregnant and with Brett out of the country, and the year before... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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We're gearing up to move into a bigger rental while we look for a house that we may buy in the next few months. While my wish list to fill our next home with things I love grows larger by the day, I'm having to practice a little discipline in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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Brett and I managed to sit down and have a planning meeting on the couch to help us map out what the next month of change will look like. We're moving back to Springfield, MO very soon as this chapter of life with the Army comes to a close and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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After a solid month of suddenly waking up multiple times a night to nurse and wanting to nurse almost every other hour during the day, I decided we were ready to give solids the old college try. Our first attempt with a tiny smashed piece of banana required a bath... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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So, it's been over a month since we traveled to Disneyland with my side of the family but I wanted to make sure I share a bit about our experience via photos so I don't forget! A certain six-month-old won't sleep for more than an hour at a time lately... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Smile And Wave
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Sebastian started third grade at the same Waldorf school he was able to get into last year. He has the same teacher and mostly the same kids in his class which has proven to be a great way to start the year without having to wade through a month of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Smile And Wave