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Millionayres is now on Etsy!

I'm proud to introduce MadeByMillionayres on Etsy. Yes, yes I've joined the hoard of crafters flocking to to sell their wares in this awesome online craft fair of sorts. So far I've only launched with a few items, and I mean a few. I've got 5 things listed but hey it's a start. And I thought blogging was involved! When you consider all that goes in to every single post...

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Christmas Tea Tablescapes

So "Tablescape" is a new word that I've recently added to my vocabulary. That sounds like something left to the professionals who set up magazine photo shoots and place settings at department stores. Not me. But when the need of table hostesses at my church's annual Lottie Moon Christmas Tea came about, I put my best plate forward and gave it a shot. Last year I tag teamed with a friend and split the responsibility but this year it was all up to me. Being the cheap frugal gal that I am, I pulled almost everything together from stuff I had either in my craft closet or laying around the house. When it occurred to me that I didn't own a tea pot, I put it out...

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Kid’s Crafts: Pumpkin Turkeys

I love to craft. I love my kids. I do NOT love to craft with my kids. Kids=good. Glitter=good. Kids+Glitter=Worst idea ever. So before you scoff at me for NOT being a Mary Poppins/Martha Stewart hybrid, let me just say, I'm trying to be a better mom and craft with my kids. Okay, moving on. A few weeks ago my awesome, I repeat, AWESOME, husband took my kids to chick-fil-a while I hosted a Premier Jewelry party (love that stuff). The kids got to decorate a pumpkin for Halloween, with cute stickers to give them funny faces. Well, Halloween has come and gone and we still had these pumpkins sitting around. So, without their knowledge, I took off the stickers (you know the emotional devastation that would...

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Anthro Inspired Wool Wreath

Like so many, I'm guilty of "window shopping" at Anthropologie, adding things to my cart to satisfy my shopping habit but never checking out. Are you kidding me. Their stuff may be awesome, but this stay at home mommy can't afford my own taste. That's when the copy-cat imitation bug hits me and that overwhelming  I can totally make that takes over and I find myself crafting into the wee hours to recreate what fun thing I've found on their site. Now theirs is handcrafted from Sherpa wool imported from Nepal, yada yada yada. Mine is polyester Sherpa from Joann Fabrics. In my opinion the only real noticeable difference between ours is that I chose pure white Sherpa "wool" instead of the cream that theirs is....

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Not a trick: Out of treats Halloween Door Sign

I was inspired by Christy over at with her adorable "Out of Treats" sign she made to hang on the door knob for tonight (Halloween) when she runs out of candy to hand ou tot the trick-or-treaters. You can she her idea here. Well since I still don't have a silhouette machine, sniff sniff, I knew any attempts at perfect imperfect penmanship would be an epic failure and I'd give up. Aren't I a peach?! So, I jump on my computer sketch out a curvy frame and the message I wanted my sign to read, "{not a trick} Out of Treats". I love Adobe Illustrator! I printed to the graphics on a sheet of orange scrapbooking paper that I picked up at the Dollar Spot...

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Halloween Costume Parade

Well, having 3 small ones means 3 costumes and it's not always easy to get them to coordinate, especially when they start developing opinions about what they want to dress up as. Being the all powerful mommy that I am (yeah right) I still have final say and I'm proud to announce that all costumes were made from things we had in the house this year. Woo Hoo! With the baby only 9 months old I thought he needed a costume that would work with him being confined to the wagon as we walk around trick-or-treating. Lilly the oldest millionayres munchkin, had a pair of doctor scrubs that some awesome mommy friends of mine bought for her for her birthday. Pair that with a small stethoscope that we got...

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Spider Web Update

Alright so I didn't get out to the dollar store,which is probably for the best since I can never get out of there before finding a million dozen things I "need". So I came up with a simple (and Free) alternative to a giant plastic or rubber spider for our front door web. With some pipe cleaners and yarn I had on hand not to mention fun googly eyes and the help of my little millionayres, we crafted a spider who I've taken to calling Charlotte. It was fun coming up with something using what we already had in my craft closet and the girls had some pipe cleaner and colander fun while I wrapped the yarn into a ball and cut some black pipe cleaners for the...

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Doorway Door Web

Halloween is just a few short days away. While you're trying to avoid that glorious pile of goodies that the early planner in you bought for your late night snack  trick or treaters, why not glam up that front door a little. The mummy front door is cute and inexpensive but I just know my toddlers would grab hold of those streamers the first chance they got and rip them to shreds. So I decided on an alternative using a roll of cotton twine that I got from the dollar store a million and a half years ago.  Here's what I came up with...

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MacBeth said it Best

Billy Shakespear could turn a phrase and one of his best plays gave us this bute! "Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing,-- For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble." So, in honor of All Hallows Eve here's a couple of printables to celebrate it.    (click on the image above and download the full size 5x7) Print it plop it in a decorative frame and there you go! Enjoy!  ...

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Boo to Greet You: Halloween Wreath

Though she hasn't found her final resting place (morbid, I know), here's my 2012 version of my Halloween Wreath. It appears that I never shared last years version and the only picture I could find was one take with an old cell phone camera. Not blog worthy. So let's just pretend like you saw last years, you loved it and have been eagerly awaiting the new and improved version all year long. Okay so on to this years version...

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