Lizard Mancala Game Board

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As an adult, a night of fun is often expected to involve glasses of wine, appetizers, music, and lots of small talk. I have to admit that I often miss being a kid when pulling out a board game was the obvious choice for how to have an evening full of fun. Luckily, I’m still very much a kid at heart, and I manage to indulge my love of board games every now and then. Mancala has definitely been a favorite game, since it’s one of the few games my husband will humor me with (he is decidedly not a game person!). We’ve played countless rounds with our lizard mancala board, which is one of my favorite collaborative projects with him.

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Scratchboard Sugar Skull

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I love to learn about other cultures, and living in Los Angeles has definitely given me many opportunities to do so. The Mexican holiday of Dia de muertos/dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) is a cultural holiday I’ve been exploring more in recent years, especially after my friend, Jenna, invited me to Dia de los Muertos at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

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Going Loopy! Pink Loopy Yarn Scarf and Hat

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Yarn lovers—we’ve all been there…. You have a massive inventory of yarn, and you’ve sworn up and down that you won’t add to the stash until you use it up. But then you inadvertently walk by a bin of discontinued clearance yarn, and you can’t help yourself—you buy it ALL!

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DIY Double-point Knitting Needles Case

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I love how crafting is such a fun outlet for my creative expression. I love it even more when it also serves as an expression of my problem-solving skills!

There was a great deal on Amazon for 75 double point needles (15 5-needle sets in various sizes) for $15, and I jumped on it! Now I’m not a sock knitter, but I do love to knit toys, and I mostly use double-points when making my plushy friends.

But how was I going to store 75 needles in an organized way? I looked at ready made cases, but I wanted something that would definitely house ALL of my double points, and have some more fashion flair than the solid color cases I was mostly coming across.

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Our DIY Wedding Revisited #10: Table Centerpieces for a Travel-Themed Wedding

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In the spring of 2009, I “married” my husband three times! First we filed the legal paperwork to be married (it’s a very cut and dry ordeal in S. Korea), then we had a traditional Korean wedding ceremony, and lastly, we had a wedding reception in California. This series is dedicated to the last event, which was truly my DIY masterpiece. Nearly every aspect of our travel-themed wedding was a DIY project that I poured my heart into. I hope you enjoy this series of DIY wedding projects!

Today’s project: Table Centerpieces for a Travel-Themed Wedding

I’ve been to enough weddings to know that guests love taking the centerpieces with them! I’ve taken a centerpiece myself a time or two, and I’ve always found it a bummer when the flowers eventually withered away.

For my own centerpieces, I knew I definitely wanted something that would last–I hated the idea of…

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Our DIY Wedding Revisited #7: Decorative Beads on Wires

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In the spring of 2009, I “married” my husband three times! First we filed the legal paperwork to be married (it’s a very cut and dry ordeal in S. Korea), then we had a traditional Korean wedding ceremony, and lastly, we had a wedding reception in California. This series is dedicated to the last event, which was truly my DIY masterpiece. Nearly every aspect of our travel-themed wedding was a DIY project that I poured my heart into. With my fourth wedding anniversary around the corner, I’m feeling full of love and generosity! I hope you enjoy this series of DIY wedding projects!

Today’s project: Decorative Beads on Wires

In my previous post, I discussed tips on being your own wedding florist. One of the key tips for creating a relatively stress free floral project is to restrict your flowers to one…

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Our DIY Wedding Revisited #9: Wedding Bouquet

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In the spring of 2009, I “married” my husband three times! First we filed the legal paperwork to be married (it’s a very cut and dry ordeal in S. Korea), then we had a traditional Korean wedding ceremony, and lastly, we had a wedding reception in California. This series is dedicated to the last event, which was truly my DIY masterpiece. Nearly every aspect of our travel-themed wedding was a DIY project that I poured my heart into. I hope you enjoy this series of DIY wedding projects!

Today’s project: Alstroemeria Wedding Bouquet

A running theme in all of my DIY wedding posts relating to flowers is this: KEEP IT SIMPLE! There is no sense in attempting DIY wedding flowers if you’re going to try to be a professional florist overnight–I’m certain your sanity will suffer otherwise! And as a DIY crafty bride, there are going to be a million 

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