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Motivation on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
I've written and rewritten a million words to go along with this quote but keep coming back to one sentiment. Today, this week, this month, this year, listen to your neighbor's needs. Extend your hand. Open your heart. Look to heal the world outside yoursel...
Look to heal the world outside yourself. As we are all related, you'll be helping and healing yourself in the process.
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Welcome to MVEM 2017!
If you waited the 18+ seconds it took for this page to load...thank you and welcome to the newly designed site! Obviously, I'm nowhere near getting all the bugs worked out, but I'm still pleased with the new look and it was LONG overdue. I don't know why it...
What is your resolution for 2017? In the face of a scary new world I'm choosing to make mistakes.
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Five gift wrapping embellishments you can make in five minutes or less! Plus, right now you can get 50% more and a Rollback on Scotch® Brand wrapping products when you shop at +Walmart! http://www.myveryeducatedmother.com/2016/11/five-gift-wrap-ideas-in-less-than-five.html
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Handmade Holidays: Rustic Ornaments
This marks my second year taking part in the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! You'll be able to read more details about it, including all the other crafting inspirations, killer sponsors, and monster of a giveaway further into this post. Right now, I want to tel...
These ornaments have the perfect amount of rustic charm and by personalizing them they make for great gift ideas too.
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Art Project: Fall Mosaics
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago the struggle I've been having in finding time to work on even the simplest of art projects with the kids. Hopefully, this is a good sign, we've finished another. The trees have barely changed color around here, but the leav...
Celebrate the colorful leaves of autumn with this mosaic art project. Depending on how you cut the paper this can be a quick project or one that takes hours.
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Paper Plate Valentine Holder
One of my favorite memories from elementary school is making Valentine holders. In particular, I remember bringing a cereal box from home and covering it with bits of fabric and trim. On the day of our Valentine's Day party, we walked around stuffing our de...
A quick and easy Valentine's Day kids craft. You can make this paper plate Valentines holder as simple or complicated as time allows.
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Wordless Wednesday - The One With Words
Now is the time of year when most bloggers are posting their last minute holiday ideas, the best of compilations, and tips for starting the new year off right. I, however, am not most bloggers. Instead of sharing all the cool stuff we've been up to, I've be...
A blog featuring kids arts and crafts, home decor projects, holiday fun, organizing tips, and quick and easy recipes using "My Very Educated Mother"
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Must Have Creative Toy of 2016: Build and Imagine StoryWalls
Big thanks to Build & Imagine for providing the product featured in this review. As always the opinions expressed are my own.  Tomorrow, as we pack away the leftovers and cut ourselves one more slice of pie, many of us will turn our thoughts to the next big...
Build & Imagine's Malia's House set is a real must-have toy of the 2016 holiday shopping season.
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Brighten Your Day With Bold Office Furniture
Months ago I convinced myself that I'd take part in one of those One Room Challenges and finally get my office/craft room in working order and looking snazzy. Um, it didn't happen. I mean, I have downsized my craft stash, and that's half the battle, right? ...
Add color to your day by giving your office furniture a bold paint job. You have to look at it everyday, why not make it fun!
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Holiday Entertaining Tips and Printable
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. # CelebrateClean  #CollectiveBias I love hosting holiday celebrations! Sure, it can be a bit of work, but it’s also fun to welcome guests into your home...
Quick tips to make your holiday entertaining run smoothly and a free printable for houseguests.
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Wine Cork Birdhouse Ornaments
It's hard enough to find time to craft, now more than ever, our schedules are filled to the rim. Thankfully, it took me less than 15 minutes to make not one but all four of these ornaments. Way back, starting in 2011 to be exact I'd dedicate the month of No...
Recycle your wine corks into birdhouse ornaments that can quickly be made in fifteen minutes or less!
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29 Creative Apple Recipes and a FREE Mrs. Meyer's Offer
The leaves in our yard are starting to pile up, the weather is cooler, and our calendar is filling up with holiday events; there's no denying that autumn is here! One of my favorite fall activities is a good old baking marathon. Nothing beats a house warmed...
The leaves in our yard are starting to pile up, the weather is cooler, and our calendar is filling up with holiday events; there's no den...
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Blogger, crafter, gardener, and baker, sharing the show and tell moments from my life.
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Hello, my name is Erin and I blog about crafting, cooking, gardening, and homeschooling over at myveryeducatedmother.com
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