Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Introducing the new We Made It line from Jennifer Garner and Joann's

As a mom, one of my favorite things to do with my kids is to craft and create.  Which is why I love this new line of creative kits and projects called We Made It from Jennifer Garner exclusively available at Joann's stores.

We are barely into our summer already and I am already getting the reports of how bored my children are, so I was happy to be able to take out this fairy princess craft kit with my daughter and spend the afternoon creating together for my three year old niece.  

Bri obviously loved the tutu and wand her big cousin made her and I can't wait to introduce you to the line of more than 100 creative kits and projects designed for kids ages 4-11.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Free printable July memory verse

Summer is such a fun time of year when all of the flowers are in bloom and the grass is green and the sun is out.  I love all of those things!  Which is why it's easy for me to forget that in just a few short months the grey skies will be back, and the days will be short.  There is one thing that never fades or changes and that is the word of the Lord.  Can I get an amen?!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Easy chalkboard art tutorial

Several years ago I posted a tutorial for easy to make chalkboard art. It was my first ever {and only!} time I have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit.  Thankfully, we were able to work things out, but that meant that I had to take my tutorial down.  I have been meaning to re do the tutorial and post it again, because it's a technique that I use often, but the days turned to weeks and those weeks turned to years, but holla!  I'm finally getting around to getting a new improved tutorial up for you!

And I'm using images that you can find as free printables on-line so there is no copyright issue we should run into!

If you scratch your head and wonder how people make such awesome chalkboard art, this is how non artists do it!  And you can do it too!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Easy to make Fourth of July firework decorations

There aren't a lot of holidays that I spend a lot of time decorating for.  Fourth of July falls into that category.  I love red, white and blue and am quite patriotic, I just forget.  It kind of sneaks up on me every year.  I feel like here we are in June and I'm just getting used to the idea and BAM!

This year was no different.  Hello, It's July 1st and I'm just now getting a tutorial out to you about my easy fireworks decorations.  Good news is, they are so easy that you can whip them up today and have them ready for your festivities on Saturday. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Transformation Tuesday-an updated hamper goes from the 70's to glam with some spray paint

I am so excited about this new summer series called transformation Tuesday, where I take one of the previous weeks garage sale finds from Friday and transform it into something amazing.

This week, all it took was a little spray paint to take a really old 70's looking storage hamper into something really awesome.  Here's a glimpse at what it looked like before.

You won't believe how good the after looks!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Incredibly easy patriotic berry dessert

I don't know about you, but I'm not a big themed food kind of person. Don't get me wrong, I love it when other people embrace the theme or holiday or whatever, it's just not always the first thing I think of.  

Last year, I threw this patriotic berry dessert platter together and it was a real hit.  It took less than five minutes to make and was easy to put together when we got to our party.  Today I'm going to show you how I made it.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Garage sale finds Friday + summer camp counselor information you don't want to miss

Welcome to another week of garage sale finds Friday.  Where I share with you some of my favorite garage sale finds from the week.  I had some pretty great finds and scored a collectors item for next to nothing!

Want to see what I got?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Easy four ingredient guacamole you can make in your food processor

On Monday, I shared with you our new summer go to recipe, chicken burrito bowls.  

Everything was microwaveable and didn't heat up the kitchen. We topped those burrito bowls with some yummy guacamole and I want to share with you my easy homemade guacamole recipe.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Easy {microwaveable} chicken burrito bowl

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I am always looking for healthy easy meal ideas for my family of five, but I rarely find one that is as much of a crowd pleaser as these chicken burrito bowls were.  These were a major hit for me because I could cook everything in the microwave and I didn't have to heat up my kitchen.  

You see, I live in the greater Seattle area and while the summer is a gorgeous time to be around our city, it can also be pretty darn hot.  Less than 1% of the homes in the Pacific Northwest have air conditioning because we just don't need it.  Most of us learn to cook without heating our houses during the summer, because let's face it, when it's 85 degrees INSIDE your house, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven!

Summer is a busy time for everyone.  I know I would rather be outside playing than inside cooking.  I can't wait to share with you my unbelievably easy, healthy and full of protein chicken burrito bowls that can be made totally in your microwave!  How darn convenient is that?!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Garage sale finds Friday

Welcome to another week of garage sale finds Friday, where I share with you my favorite garage sale finds from the week.  I found some great stuff!  Most of it is vintage and awesome! Are you ready to see?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Don't tell the kids, but you can sneak something educational into their TV time!

I don't pretend to think that my kids are going to be watching less television in the summer. However, I like to hope that they don't fill their minds with hours upon hours of mindless TV watching.

I already know that all that learning they filled in their minds with during the school year will slowly seep out, but if I can do anything about it, I'm hoping to steer them towards some educational TV this summer.

It's easy to do with Netflix.  Want to know what my kids are watching?  You might even learn something too!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Transformation Tuesday: Succulents in painted terra cotta pots and cigar boxes

Welcome to the first ever transformation Tuesday here at Holy Craft! I am so excited that you are here today!  If you randomly stumbled upon today's post, here is a little background.

I'm a huge garage saler {yep, it's a word}! I have been going to sales for as long as I remember and nearly every Friday and Saturday you will know where to find me. I just love finding a deal and I have the most fun on the hunt.

However, not everything I find is in tip top shape. Sometimes my finds need a little transformation to get to their fullest potential.  Which is where my new series, transformation Tuesday comes into play. In case you missed the return post of garage sale finds Friday, you can go here and check out my finds because today, I will be taking those finds up a notch and transforming them.  Ready?!