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2024 so far in a nutshell:🥳 New Year's Day, I came down with flu B  🤧(my first time ever having the flu) and I was super sick for two weeks.🤒 The flu turned into an infection.  During all this, the auxiliary heat in the furnace malfunctioned, but we were able to shut off the breaker in time to prevent a full on electric fire - but we had to rely on space heaters to keep the main area & sleeping spaces warm for 17 days during extreme cold temperatures. 🥶 The temps in my studio were well below freezing. ❄️The...

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Finding handmade gifts for kids that are 1. affordable and 2. something kids will actually want to play with isn't often easy. So I thought I'd do the legwork for you parents and caregivers - so you can spend more time snuggling your kids, baking cookies and making memories & less time frantically searching for gifts this holiday season! All items listed in this gift guide are $50 or less, are handmade in America AND are all items I have bought for my kids or nieces and nephews or were directly referred to me by other parents who love the...

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A while back, I snapped this hilarious shot of my oldest in this pink robe before I cut into it to make Mon-stors. (sidenote: kids don't like when you interrupt their video games for photo shoots) This was an adult size large robe that found it’s way to the salvage center because of a little spot of something sticky on it’s hem that washed right off after one round in the washing machine! I still had a bit of it left to turn into stuffed monsters, but my main upcycles from it were…. One – This pink haired small Mon-stor...

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I always think it is fun to showcase what Mon-stors Toy Storage Bags & my monster toys are made from! This week, I’m throwing back to a Mon-stor I made in January from this fun blue on blue zebra stripe pajama top I rescued from the salvage center. It was discarded for some fraying hems, I think, but was in great condition! I cut the sleeves and hems off, and cut it open at all the seams, to turn that discarded top into this fun Small Mon-stor Toy Storage Bag! All those board books in the floor? They fit neatly...

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Hair dye Hair dye can be expensive! Stuff that stocking with your favorite punky parents hair dye, some toner, quick white, developer and new gloves. Overtone Conditioner Keep that new color looking fresh with a coordinating OverTone conditioner! Kicking Motherhood in the A$$ tee from Punky Moms Or a custom chest feeding shirt These shirts from And Out Come the Boobs are a great way to help a chest feeding parent show that parenthood hasn't changed who they are, not even a bit!   Tattoo credit If the punky parent on your shopping list likes fresh ink, contact their favorite...

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