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Homemade Stick Horse

Birthday parties today are not what they used to be. My little cousin went to a birthday party where the kids got on a pirate ship and sailed around the Chesapeake. My daughter went to a birthday party at a bounce house place, and the dad was literally passing out dollar bills left and right for the kids to enter a simulated tornado. I’m not knocking it — it’s great fun for the kids, and if you don’t mind spending the money, go for it. I’m more into frugal fun, like the Cowgirl Campout party I threw for  my daughter. Here is an idea for those on a budget – – you can have a cool party for your kids too, and without the price tag. Kids don’t know, and don’t care, how much you spend.

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Fabric covered lids for jars

Nothing is more pleasing to my eye than beautiful preserved food in jars. It’s functional art, and has a homey sophistication. It’s for this reason I could not stand any longer to see my gorgeous jarred bounty topped with lids donning advertisements. My fabric scraps came to the rescue.

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