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Our crafty friend Amber has been busting into the Etsy world with her super-cute DIY-ness- and we wanted to celebrate reaching her 100th sale by giving a custom-made mason jar wall planter away to one of you guys! Here’s Amber to MC this giveaway….
Hey everyone! Its Amber from motherhoodmusings.com! This week we are doing a giveaway in celebration of my Etsy shop, shopmotherhoodmusings.com hitting over 100 sales! I am so excited to be giving one away to the awesome readers of Time2Save! We are giving away one of my most popular items, the Mason Jar Wall Hanger. Perfect for indoor plants such as succulents or endless uses around the house, like in the bathrooms for Q-Tips and cottonballs!
TO ENTER (Using the Rafflecopter Form Below)
- Leave a comment with your name and what you would do with your wall hanger.
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- Giveaway ends Thursday, Sept. 6 at midnight
How to enter:
Hi! I’m Amber Anderson, I am a pastors wife, mom of 2 lovely boys, and an avid DIY’er. I post regularly about DIY projects, crafts and family life on MotherhoodMusings.com. You can also find me and all my crafts for sale at ShopMotherhoodMusings.com!
Anyone else find themselves cooking more these past few weeks with all the barbecues and birthdays? Within the past month, I think I’ve been to more birthday parties, baby showers, weddings and cookouts than ever in my life. And with this comes food, and lots of it. Almost every time I left, I said to myself, I have GOT to get that recipe! I’ve been looking around for quite some time for a recipe box, and for some reason I’ve had very little luck. So I’ve come up with a $3 solution for any us out there needing a quick fix.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Paper box (they have these in the $1 section of Target literally every time I go, always different patterns)
- Index Cards
- Colored Card stock
- Toilet paper roll
1. Simply cut your card stock to fit the box, and to hang over the top of the index cards, just enough to see their section. And label each one with your desired sections.
2. Divide your index cards throughout your sections.
3. Insert the toilet paper roll to help support your cards and your done! (If you have a lot of cards, you not even need the toilet paper roll.
Anyone been down the Target home aisle lately? (You know you have, and if you haven’t…your missing out!)
During a recent (and very frequent) trip to my local Target I saw that they have a new line of burlap home decor items, and most of the concepts looked so easy, I figured we could try it out.
Hi! I’m Amber Anderson, I am a pastors wife, mom of 2 lovely boys, and an avid DIY’er. I post regularly about DIY projects, crafts and family life on MotherhoodMusings.com. You can also see and purchase some of my crafts at my new ShopMotherhoodMusings.com.
So here’s an easy tutorial for all y’all Target lovers. Wait, that is everyone right? I mean, who doesn’t love Target? (Can you tell I love Target?)
Here’s what you need:
Tape (or paper and exact-o knife)
1. Start with whatever frame you choose, paint it whatever color you fancy.
2. Cut your burlap to fit the size of the frame. (It wont be perfect, that’s ok) *For any of you who don’t know how to cut burlap. Let me give you a little run down. Decide where you want to cut the burlap, pull a strand of it out, and cut along that open line. See below:
3. Spread out Mod Podge against the entire back part of the frame, lay down your burlap where you want it, and spread Mod Podge back over that.
4. Close up frame and cut off any excess burlap. Allow Mod Podge to dry before painting.
5. This took some skill. You can do this 2 ways; You could tape off whatever letter, number, symbol that you want, OR you could exact-o knife a piece of paper in whatever shape, word, symbol you’d like. On one of the last ones I did for an Etsy customer, I printed off the letter really big on the computer, cut it out with my exact-o knife and used it as a stencil. Similar to the stencil I did on the record player.
Since I was doing a fairly easy shape, I decided to go with the tape.
6. Using a FOAM brush, I dabbed the paint onto the burlap. *Be very careful to dab, not brush, because the tape won’t stick to the burlap very well and you’ll find your self painting outside the lines like 1st grade all over again.
And your done!
* Funny picture from here.
Hi! I’m Amber Anderson, I am a pastors wife, mom of 2 lovely boys, and an avid DIY’er. I post regularly about DIY projects, crafts and family life on MotherhoodMusings.com.
I know I’m typically your DIY girl, but this week I wanted to share a little something different than I usually do. I know alot of you out there are moms, and maybe this post will relate to you, like it did me.
Sometimes I find myself in constant state of helping. I use to think this was a good thing until I read an interesting article in a parenting magazine. I can’t seem to find the article anywhere online. Of course I was sitting at the hair salon when I read it and can’t even be quite sure which magazine it was. It was a article on Helicopter Moms. Moms who sweep in at every given second and help solve problems and finish open projects for their kids. There are actually a TON of articles I found on “helicopter parenting” some of which are here, here and here. To tell you the truth, I didn’t know it was such a huge thing until I started doing research for this post. It’s an epidemic. I’m sure most of this urge in me comes from just wanting to be a good mom, but I have started to learn first hand that being the helicopter mom that I am, can create a monster (a little cute monster to be exact). Jude right now is constantly asking, “help mommy help”. And until this past week I have ALWAYS happily obliged. Last night at church, he asked for help when a ball was stuck and I said, “no Jude, you get it, pull real hard” and he said “okay mommy, I get it” and sure enough, he did. What? That’s all it took? And I’ve been his personal servant for the past year of my life? What I realized in that moment, was instead of wanting to do what’s best for Jude, was actually hurting him. Independence is a big thing for little guys like him, and I was stealing that away from him. I started to think back into Judes playing routines, and yes he is a very good independent player, but rarely have I ever let him figure out a puzzle or problem on his own. I’m always there to get the ball unstuck, turn the page when it’s not turning, or fix the spoon when he’s holding it wrong. Most of the time, he didn’t even ask, I was just there, hoovering, waiting for a problem to solve.
I found this excerpt in one of the articles to be especially interesting:
“Studies reported in the journal Psychology Today show that hyper-parenting is massively disadvantageous to children’s development because it’s the failures, the challenges and discomforts of childhood that create resilient, emotionally mature, independent adults (which is really the one goal of good parenting). And many parents never realize what a disservice their ‘helicopter mode’ is doing to their children until it is too late.”
Maybe we should try to find some humor in “helicoptering”? There is a helicopter mom quiz I found, try it out. These were my results, “Be careful! You may be headed toward “Helicopter Parenting.” While it’s definitely OK to walk your child through complex situations, it’s not OK to want to solve every problem as he grows.”
So here it is, I, Amber Anderson am a helicopter mom. I swear to be better, stop hovering, and let my kids problem solve. I swear to be more observant, and less hindering. If not for my kids sake, than my own sanity.