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DIY Easter Egg Dye with Food Coloring and Vinegar

by Claudya Martinez April 14, 2014
DIY Easter egg dye recipe

I have been a mother for over five years now and somehow this is the first year that I actually get around to dying Easter eggs with my kids. I have no idea what took me so long, especially since it is so dang easy to make your own Easter egg dye using nothing more […]

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DIY Magnetic Board out of Canvas Art

by Claudya Martinez April 6, 2014
DIY Canvas Art Magnetic Board

Last month I showed you how I made lace spray paint art on canvas using a super easy technique. I was really happy with the results, so much so that I wanted to do a little more with the project. I recently moved my home office space into what used to be my daughters’ bedroom, […]

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Lace Spray Paint Art

by Claudya Martinez March 7, 2014
DIY Lace spray paint art

Do you guys know what the Pantone color of the year for 2014 is? It is Radiant Orchid. It’s a lovely sort of purplish color, it screams #SpringIsCalling (yes, it uses hashtags before screaming). I wanted to find a way to bring it into my home without having to commit to painting the walls with […]

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3 DIY Vases for All Your Pretty Flowers

by Claudya Martinez February 10, 2014
DIY vases out of cans and jars

I’m not gonna lie to you, I may be a little smitten with these DIY painted vases I recently made out of a can, a mason jar, and an empty mayonnaise container. I made them in anticipation of all the Valentine’s Day flowers I’ll surely be getting. Ha! No, really, the truth is that I […]

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Easy Storage Solution: Magnetic Dish Towel Rack

by Claudya Martinez January 13, 2014
Magnetic dish towel rack for your fridge

I have a problem. It’s not a big problem, but it is a problem nonetheless and it involves dish towels. Yes, dish towels. I love them, I use them, I have an abundance of them. I need them! But they end up in random spots in my kitchen and I end up scratching my head […]

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DIY: Melted Crayon Christmas Tree Ornaments

by Claudya Martinez December 9, 2013
DIY ornament made out of melted crayons

Broken bits of crayons are never scarce at my home. We have been known to bake our crayons bits  in star-shaped silicone molds so that they can live to color another day. Being that it is the holiday season, it occurred to me that with a simple little tweak we could make our broken bits […]

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DIY: Snowflakes Out of Toilet Paper Rolls

by Claudya Martinez December 2, 2013
DIY toilet paper roll snowflakes

My eldest, who is five, wants to see snow up close and personal. We live in San Francisco, where the chances of getting snow in the winter are pretty darn slim. I’m hoping this is the year that we introduce her to the real deal, but in the meantime, I thought we could make some […]

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DIY: Toilet Paper Roll Turkeys

by Claudya Martinez November 20, 2013
Toilet paper roll turkeys

Empty toilet paper rolls used to just be empty toilet paper rolls to me, but now they are a world of crafting possibilities. I’ve made beautiful toilet paper roll wreaths out of them, I use them to create all sorts of craft projects with my kids like these adorable toilet paper roll turkeys. My kids […]

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Lazy Medicine Cabinet Clean-Up

by Claudya Martinez November 6, 2013
Lazy Susan for organizing

I’m not exactly sure when, but a long, long, time ago I was informed that keeping medicine in your bathroom is not a good idea. Something to do with the steam in there. So, I don’t keep medicine in my bathroom. I keep it in a cabinet in the kitchen instead. Up until recently that […]

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Day of the Dead (DIY Chalkboard Vases)

by Claudya Martinez October 2, 2013
Vases for Day of the Dead

I’m getting ready for some visitors in early November. November 1st and 2nd to be exact. These aren’t your normal run of the day visitors, these are my dearly departed. I’m getting ready for visitors from the other side in honor of Day of the Dead/ Día de los Muertos. I’ll be setting up an […]

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