Owl Tag Toy Pattern and Tutorial

I was going to make a tag blanket for my new little one, but I then I decided to create this owl tag toy instead.  It’s small enough to take anywhere and made out of super soft fleece and flannel (or anything you choose).  You can attach toys or teething rings to the ribbons or add a rattle inside to customize.  They are easy to make and would make a great handmade baby gift.  They are also a great way to use up fabric scraps.

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Hidden Veggie Mac & Cheese

Determined to come up with something relatively healthy when my 2-year-old was having a particularly picky week, I came up with this recipe for Hidden Veggie Mac & Cheese.  Of course, it had to have the right orange color and the right shape pasta.  The verdict…  it was a hit!  The adults had this as a side dish the same night and everyone liked it.  The veggies I used all had a mild but slightly sweet flavor, so they blended right in and my daughter ate it, so it was a win.

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DIY Glass Etching

I have been wanting to try glass etching for a while and I finally had the perfect motivation.  I wanted to make some custom glasses for a gift, but I thought I would do a trial run with a Target martini glass first, just in case!  It was really easy and I was happy with the results.  I used the Martha Stewart Etching Cream that you can find in most craft stores.

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