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Chopstick Wrappers. Our family love all things Asian – and we have been lucky enough to travel as a family to Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Japan.

Chopstick Wrappers

We eat a lot of stir fry’s and Asian inspired meals, and we are all pretty handy with chopsticks! Chopstick wrappers can be easily made from origami paper, and add a nice touch to an Asian inspired meal. To make each chopstick wrapper you need 1 sheet of origami paper 6 x 6 inches. Fold the sheet of paper in half. Open out and then fold both long edges into the midline and fold, so that the fold lines divide the paper into four columns. Open out so that the wrong side is facing up. Fold the right side into the midline. Fold the left side over as photographed. Captura-de-pantalla-2012-04-22-a-las-17-37-04.png (PNG Image, 474 × 520 pixels)

Pebble Art of NS by Sharon Nowlan. Rock art on Pinterest. Make Your Own A-Frame Tent. We love a-frame tents, so we invited Rubyellen to share her method for making your own.

Make Your Own A-Frame Tent

Are you excited? Here's how the magic happens- 1. From the top of each moulding, measure and mark 6" down with your pencil. 2. With your drill and 3/4" spade bit, drill a hole at your mark. Making the cover: Since the cover is made using a vintage crocheted cloth, what you have readily available to use may be a different measurement.

(Hint: A twin sized sheet fits this tent frame almost perfectly!) 1. TIPS: For a little extra detail and to keep the tent cover taut, I fed twine through some holes of the cover and tied it to the legs of the frame. Again, how you make this tent cover will vary depending on the size of the crocheted cover you find and decide to use. DIY Pallet Swing Bed. Oh the endless things you can do with pallets!

DIY Pallet Swing Bed

A swing bed has been on my “Mike To-Make List” for some time (oh how long that list is! ). My Sister's Suitcase: DIY Sharpie Mug Valentine Gift. Are you feeling the Valentine's LOVE yet?

My Sister's Suitcase: DIY Sharpie Mug Valentine Gift

I really like Valentine's Day. I love making cute little things with my kids and I think it is such a fun holiday! But is it just me, or are guys hard to make things for? You don't want to give them something too "cutesy"! This Valentine gift is cheap, easy, heartfelt...and can be filled with food! It's a twist on the fun Sharpie Mug trend. 52 Reasons I Love You. Find joy in the journey: let's go on a date: january. For Christmas this year I gave Scott a slew of golfing gear (shoes, balls, rangefinder).

find joy in the journey: let's go on a date: january

Oh, and a new stainless steel double-action potato masher. I also gave him something for us to enjoy together. This basket holds 12 envelopes. Each labeled with a month of the year. And each envelope contains a pre-planned, (mostly) pre-paid date just for us. The plan is to open the envelope together at the beginning of the month, look at the calendar and decide on a date. The date envelope contents $15 giftcard to OMSI, $25 giftcard at McMennamins, brochure/map of McMennamins restaurants in the area. 101 Handmade Gifts for Men {DIY}

I’ve gathered some creative tutorials, free printables and just plain fabulous ideas to help create awesome handmade gifts for the men in your life.

101 Handmade Gifts for Men {DIY}

They can be so hard to shop for and this list will give you enough ideas to cover every birthday, Father’s Day and Christmas for the next few years! You’ll find a few things for the guys that like to grill, their office and even the garage. Don’t miss the beautiful leather journal that’s so easy to make and looks like a million bucks! Handmade gifts rule…Target drools! 7 Ways in 7 Days to Knock the Socks Off Your Spouse. I met my husband at the beginning of my sophomore year of college at Brigham Young University.

7 Ways in 7 Days to Knock the Socks Off Your Spouse

We married right before finals at the end of the year—I was only 19! So young! :) My freshman year I always made fun of the girls in the MFHD program (Marriage, Family, Human Development) because I thought all they wanted to do was get married--and that didn't equate to my accounting/business oriented mind. 8 DIYs for a Perfect Picnic. This contributor post was written by Beth of Parsimonia.

8 DIYs for a Perfect Picnic

I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here in St. Louis, warm days are here to stay. If you go out after 5 p.m., the neighborhood is crawling with kids on bikes, people walking their dogs and people gathered at the park, practicing for the upcoming softball leagues. It’s this time of year that has me looking out my window like a sad puppy, just wanting to get outside and have some fun instead of working away at my desk.

One of my favorite outdoor activities revolves, like most things, around friends and food, and that’s picnics. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Mom of the year. The ULTIMATE Marshmallow Fight. Are you looking for five minutes of true family fun?

The ULTIMATE Marshmallow Fight

Get Ready! This will be one of those things that delight your kids, make you laugh as a family and create great memories. In fact, this is one of my favorite memories of the last few weeks and the kids are still talking about it! The History: It started when I got the munchies one day and grabbed a bag of mini-marshmallows. I called the kids into the kitchen to see if they wanted any. Then a couple Saturdays ago, Dan and I had a mini-marshmallow fight during lunch. Seven Days of Love. By Corie.

Seven Days of Love

58+ Easy & Creative Ways To Cheer Up A Loved One {**FREE Printables!} By Sarina Everyone goes through hard times and everyone has their down days. If you know someone who is feeling glum, you may want to help, but are at a loss for what to do. Diva Michelle and I have searched the web and compiled 58 of our favorite easy and creative ideas that you can do to make someone smile! From cards to care packages you are SURE to find a gift to cheer up a friend! Many links have free printables which makes showing you care even easier! For the Loved One Who Is Feeling Down 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 16 Cool Ideas For Homemade Mix CD Artwork. Scratch Map Online Store.