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Crafting with yarn scraps - cards to make with your kids for Mother's Day or other holidays

Creating Mother's Day cards with yarn - yarn art - card making - preschool arts and crafts - cards to make with your kids

I love to use yarn scraps to create fun craft projects with my kids. This week we've been making Mother's Day cards with yarn we have leftover from different crochet projects.

You might enjoy these crafts/cards:

Mother's Day cards ideas

With all the crocheting that I do, I have a huge amount of scrap yarn - yarn that is in too small of an amount to crochet with. But, I hate to throw it away!!

 I've been thinking all year about what to do with these scraps. When I noticed that Mother's Day was creeping up on us, I had an idea for those yarn scraps - I'll let my preschooler use some of this yarn to create unique, one-of-a-kind Mother's Day cards for all the mothers we know. 

Today I'm sharing one of the easier cards to make - one that my 4 year old did mostly by himself.

Mother's Day card ideas - cards kids can make - yarn art

12 Days in Jamaica with Kids - Day 1

12 days in Jamaica with Kids Day 1

What do you do when friends invite you to come visit them in Jamaica?? You make it happen and GO! 

A few years back we took a family trip to Barbados and met up with some acquaintances who quickly became friends. Since our time together they have moved to Jamaica and invited us to come visit them. 

Who says "No" to that??

Declutter your clothes closet for free!

Declutter your closet with a ribbon by Tea in the Morning Too
"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." - Dale Carnegie

Let's face it - decluttering your clothes closet isn't fun! And there are so many decisions to make - do I keep this? Donate it?  Throw it away? Will I really wear this next spring? I hate making decisions like this because my default is to keep everything just in case!

But we're moving again (to a new house we're building on the road behind us, so literally in our backyard, but still ...) so I'm thinking to get rid of items I don't really want to lug to the new house.

Last minute holidays gifts that won't add to the clutter.

I was thinking of this post this week and thought I'd re-post it with a few add-ons. 


With the holidays coming up, our de-cluttered, simplified homes are in danger of becoming cluttered with new toys that will often only be interesting to the child for a short while.

In a matter of days the children will be back to playing with their favorite toys, leaving the new toys lying where they left them last.

Probably not in the toy box!

Encouragement to give your best in serving others!

Once again, it's been a while since I've had time to write a post on this blog! I'm usually busy over at Little Monkeys Design blog!! 

I think you would enjoy the post I wrote today on Little Monkey Shop blog about the recent business conference I attended this past weekend - the Business Boutique. I was really encouraged to continue growing my small business, using the gifts and talents I've been given to serve others. 

Hop on over there and have a read! 

Cabin in the Woods

We recently took some family time to relax in a cabin in the woods along the TN/KY border. We go to these cabins often to just relax.