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My skills at things like cake decorating, paper crafts, applying glitter, bakingpillow cases linen, etc. are maybe at a second grade level (evidence). I envy Jacinda her precision and attention to detail in these matters. But the salt dough ornaments looked so easy and fun to do with the kiddo that Scarlet and I gave it a whirl. While they in no way reach Jacinda’;s level of beauty or detail, we really had a great time making and decorating them! After making a bunch with spray paint, markers, even crayons, we settled on simple dots of glitter glue right on the plain dough to create this garland of tiny butterflies. I think it has a cute homemade touch (maybe?)…;We might hang it in her room after the holiday. After all, she loves to tell me: “;Momma, I don’;t yike snakes: I only yike butterflies.”; Who can argue with that?

Too bad I can’;t enter to win a $50 Gift Card to Bake it Pretty –; the land of magical baking and packaging and party supplies of joy. BUT YOU CAN! Get the full Salt Dough Ornament tute and details on our ORNAMENT THROW DOWN contest here!You’;ve got until January 3rd to finish up your ornaments and enter, so make some with the family this week! We’;ve seen entries using stamps, cookie cutters, handprints, the works –; they are ADORABLE. Can’;t wait to see yours!

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Windows are, in many ways, like the eyes of your home. They're how you see outside of your home and they provide an ideal place to carry your décor through to completion. Window treatments allow you to add visual interest to your living room through patterns, colours and texture. Brightly coloured curtains, drapes or blinds can be used to draw attention to your windows in a dramatic way or to make a bold statement through contrasting colours.

Consistently throughout our planning process, I tried to scour Craigslist on a regular basis. For the most part this didn't work out for me too well, because I tend to exhaustively research to feel that I've found the “best deal.” By that time, typically the item listed is already gone. I did luck out in one VERY budget-savvy way… Our cupcake stand!

You just found out that you’re pregnant – Congratulations! While this discovery is exciting itself, now you can surprise your friends and family with the good news. Do?you have a cute story about how you did this? Did you leave a bottle of prenatal vitamins on the kitchen counter for all to see?