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Although our city is slowly opening up, we will be staying in and enjoying family time today. ⁣
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Although our city is slowly...

Back in January, we visited @legolandflorida for the first time. One of the highlights of that trip, was discovering Granny's Apple Fries. We've been pretty obsessed with them since the first bite and wanted to try to recreate them at home.⁣
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I researched, I googled, I tried two different recipes that I found online that claimed to be Legoland Granny apple fries copycat recipes. And they were both huge failures. ⁣
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After a whole lot of brainstorming and trial and error, we fell back on something that seems to save the day for us on a regular basis... funnel cake batter. ⁣
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We dipped our apple sticks in the batter, fried and tossed in a cinnamon sugar mix. OMG... HEAVEN.  Cinnamon sugar apple fries are EVERY 👏🏻 THING 👏🏻 and I’m sharing the recipe today on the blog (click on the link in our bio or swipe up in stories). ⁣
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One of my fondest memories growing up was going fishing with my Papa and my Uncle (swipe left to see me and Papa just before one of those fishing adventures). #ad There was something about that special time outdoors, waiting to see if we could catch something, that still brings a smile to my face. ⁣
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My kids have a very different childhood. While they love to play outside, most of their hobbies are done inside and include a screen. I often wish I could show them how much fun it was to have a technology-free childhood. ⁣
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Now that we’ve been spending more time at home, we are making it our mission to introduce things from our own childhood, starting with fishing. I’m happy to report that we’ve added fishing to our weekly calendar, and we feel good about bonding over “reel time” with our kids, reminiscing about our childhood and passing along our nostalgia and knowledge of fishing to our kids with the help of these Just Add Nature kits. ⁣
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You know our family loves all things A-R-T. You can often find one of us drawing, sketching or painting #ad. So when we found out about BodyMark by BIC Temporary Tattoo Markers we couldn’t wait to try them out! Last week, Super Dad spent some much needed quality time with our oldest, Lucia, creating this gorgeous masterpiece. Didn’t he do a great job? Lucia also drew something to remind her of our late Nana on her other arm that turned out so beautiful. Check out our stories to see the video! I love it! ⁣
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If your family loves art as much as we do, you’ll love these @BodyMarkbyBIC markers. They are special because they are designed to be used on skin. The flexible tip makes it easy to draw thin or broad lines. BodyMark comes in 8 vibrant colors and the designs can last a few days, but are also easily removable by concentrated soap and water or make up wipes. You can purchase them on Amazon (swipe up in stories). I’m thinking about pulling these out at our next kids party! Wouldn’t that be fun? ⁣
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In just a few days, this beauty will turn 11. Where did the years go? ⁣
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Iyla (pronounced eye-la) loves coding, Pokemon, talking to her friends, learning new languages (currently Hebrew and French) and hanging out with her sisters. ⁣
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Iyla has a huge heart. This year, she is donating half of her birthday money to @cancerfreekids. She is going to change the world. I know it. ⁣
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And while it may not be the birthday she imagined, the important thing is that we will be together. We will have a zoom party with friends and family, I’ll bake her a cake and make her a special dinner. She’ll open a present or two. We will make sure she knows how much we love her. ⁣
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Since today is National Chocolate Chip Day, I asked my 10 year old what her all-time favorite chocolate chip dessert is. I wasn't at all surprised when she told me it was cannolis, because they are also my fave. But although I love to bake and I'm always up for a challenge, the idea of making my own cannoli shells scares me, mainly because I have the hardest time rolling out dough evenly. Anyone else have that problem? Any tips?⁣ Anyhoo, since she knows I'm not going to be making actual cannolis anytime soon, Iyla had the brilliant idea to make cannoli cupcakes instead. Genius! I am much more confident in my cupcake making abilities. So cannoli cupcakes it was! ⁣
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Cinnamon and chocolate chip cupcakes with a mascarpone frosting, topped with mini chocolate chips and a cannoli chip. They turned out amazing and today I’m sharing the recipe on the blog. Just click on the link in our bio or swipe up in stories. ⁣
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Today is actually “Dance Like a Chicken Day”. I had plans to dress Super Dad in a chicken costume and make him dance, but spending $50 on a chicken costume didn’t seem like the smartest financial decision, considering the circumstances. ⁣
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So instead, enjoy this cute little video of Falynn dancing to her 3 year old rendition of her favorite Wicked song, Popular. Her little voice 😭⁣
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Good news is, today we are getting a new couch. Bad news is, we have to clean out the old one. Lord knows what we will find. Maybe breakfast? 🛋 ⁣🤪
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Easy and Fun American Flag Wreath Tutorial

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If you’re looking for a fun and easy craft idea this 4th of July, check out the American flag wreath that our teenager, Lucia, made this year. With supplies you can easily pick up at any local craft store, you can create this adorable wreath to hang on your door or give as a gift!

Bring it out on Labor Day, Memorial Day, or any day you are feeling patriotic!

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Supplies You’ll Need

Wire Wreath Frame (we chose 12″)
Clothespins (approx. 73, depending on the size of the wreath frame size)
Wooden Stars (depends on how many you want to add)
Spray Paint, Red
Spray Paint, Blue
Spray Paint, White
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue
Ribbon
Wreath Hanger

Step By Step Tutorial

  1. Head outside and put down a tarp, or painters cloth, to protect the ground/grass.
  2. Spray paint the wire wreath frame. It’s up to you what color you want to spray it. You can also leave it the color it is, if you prefer.
  3. Figure out how many of each color clothespins you’ll need and separate them.
  4. Take the first bunch of clothespins, clip them to a cardboard box, upright.
  5. Make sure to spray with the wind so the spray paint doesn’t hit you in the face (this may or may not have happened to us).
  6. Spray the first bunch of clothespins and then set aside.
  7. Repeat for the next two bunches of clothespins.
  8. You can either spray paint or hand paint the wooden stars, white.
  9. Let wreath frame, clothespins and stars dry fully.
  10. Clip the clothespins to the wreath, one by one. You’ll want to get them as close together as possible.
  11. We chose to clip 4 red and 4 white to make each stripe. This is completely up to your discretion.
  12. Hot glue each star to the blue section of the wreath. Choose how many you want to add. In our case, we wanted to add 50 but we ran out of space.

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Video Tutorial

If you create one of these, we’d love to see it! Don’t forget to post a picture and tag us!

Do you decorate for July 4th? Comment below and share your favorite decor piece.

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An easy and fun project that you and your kids can create together. This American flag wreath is perfect for July 4th, Labor Day, Memorial Day or anytime you're feeling patriotic.

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  • Ruth I
    July 12, 2019

    I’m one fond of making crafts without spending much and this totally made my day! One Awesome idea here, professional looking yet not complicated at all! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Ruth I
    July 12, 2019

    This looks fab! I like the details and everything about it. So creative!

  • Sarbeshwar
    July 11, 2019

    Using clothes pins for diy crafts is such fun idea .
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  • Pamela Frost
    July 9, 2019

    Such a cute idea! I’d love to do this and then maybe add a little firecracker embellishment to it for sparkle!

  • Kiwi
    July 9, 2019

    Wow for a craft this actually looks pretty professional. Its easy and looks amazing with not a lot of work to create this great job!

  • Beth
    July 5, 2019

    It turned out really cute! I haven’t seen a clothespin wreath before, but what a great idea for any age.
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  • Mama to 6 Blessings
    July 5, 2019

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! Looks easy to make and perfect to use for years to come! I may have to try this next year!
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  • Ruth I
    July 5, 2019

    This is an amazing and creative DIY you have here. I like that it’s not complicated to do at all. The end result looks awesome.

  • Jill Wood Nunn
    July 4, 2019

    I love this so much! It would look perfect for your farmhouse door!
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  • Lynndee
    July 4, 2019

    I really like the idea of using clothespin in creating this wreath. So creative and so adorable. I salute you for a job well done. 🙂
    Lynndee recently posted 4th of July in AshevilleMy Profile

  • Esther Irish
    July 4, 2019

    Such a fun and simple idea! I used to decorate big for the holidays and have slacked off quite a bit. This makes me want to get back to it!
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  • Ashley
    July 4, 2019

    This turned out really cute. I think the kids would like making something like this.

  • Quin Cl
    July 4, 2019

    It is a cool idea, very appropriate for today and Americans celebrating the 4th of July. I love your blog by the way. 🙂
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  • This is so cute!! Love that it is so easy to make!
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  • Celebrate Woman Today
    July 4, 2019

    Awesomely simple. But so fantastically beautiful!

  • Theresa
    July 3, 2019

    I’ll have to save this one for the kids to craft around Labor Day. So cute and fun!
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  • Ricci
    July 3, 2019

    I used to make my own wreaths all the time but I quit a few years ago. However this wreath looks super festive and easy enough to make, I need to try it!!

  • Dennis Littley
    July 3, 2019

    This wreath looks like it’s fun to make, simple but elegant enough for display even when it’s not the Fourth of July! This is a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Dennis Littley recently posted Become a Grilling Superstar with my Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers RecipeMy Profile

  • Kathy
    July 3, 2019

    That turned out amazing. I really love this idea. I love doing crafts like these for the holidays. I need to make this one too!

  • Amy Desrosiers
    July 3, 2019

    I love how this technique can be used to make other styles as well! Very cute DIY!

  • Krista
    July 3, 2019

    Great idea! My teenager is always looking for fun crafts she can make for me. I’ll have to go pick up the supplies for her. So festive!

  • Liz Mays
    July 3, 2019

    This turned out looking amazing! I really like the colors. The wreath should be great for all sorts of patriotic holidays and events.

  • Alli Smith
    July 3, 2019

    I’m looking forward to creating your wreath. It’s everything I want in a patriotic wreath. So lovely!
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  • Rena
    July 3, 2019

    That is too cute! I love the simplicity. I am always in awe of people who can look at one thing and see something else entirely! Great job.
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  • Autumn Murray
    July 3, 2019

    I am always looking for craft ideas. This looks like one that my kids and I would both enjoy.

  • Ray
    July 3, 2019

    This is beautiful. Brings me back to when I used to live in USA. It was a great time.
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  • Fatima Torres
    July 3, 2019

    Love this idea. Great video tutorial on the topic as well.

  • Lora Frost
    July 2, 2019

    What a fun and easy craft. I have seen these before and have always thought to attempt it. You made it seem so easy, I may have to give it go.
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  • Foodie Finds Home
    July 2, 2019

    I think I’ll pick up these supplies and make this with the kids tomorrow. I was looking for something fun to create that was patriotic and perfect for the upcoming holiday.
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  • Mama Maggie's Kitchen
    July 2, 2019

    Wow! This is really amazing! Loving this so much. Must have this in our home.

  • Rosey
    July 2, 2019

    What a cute amd nice wreath. That’s a fun way to celebrate the holiday.

  • Angela
    July 2, 2019

    This is such a fun idea! It is simple enough that I can do it with my kids too…LOVE it!!!

  • Amber Myers
    July 1, 2019

    How nice! I need to make one of these with my kids. We’re a military family so we usually have patriotic stuff out all year.

  • Melissa Chapman
    July 1, 2019

    Such a cool looking and patriotic craft. I would love to make this and the directions seem straight forward. I have a little time before the fourth to make this.

  • Janel
    July 1, 2019

    That turned out so cute!! The stars are my fave!

  • Valerie
    July 1, 2019

    I love the look of an American flag wreath on a front door and yours looks terrific! This would be so much more affordable than buying one in a store.,

  • Emman Damian
    July 1, 2019

    Wow! This is a very easy and fun project to do for July 4th, Labor Day or Memorial Day. I’m so sure my niece and nephews will enjoy doing this with me. Thanks for the tips!

  • Jeanette
    July 1, 2019

    I really like this idea! It’s easy to do it’s fun to do and it’s not gonna cost an arm and a leg to do it. I think we might just do this.

  • Alli Smith
    July 1, 2019

    I’ve always wanted to make a clothespin wreath but really didn’t know where to start (I’m not that crafty) and your USA wreath is beautiful! I’m going to grab the things I need and follow your instructions to make my own. I love it! Pinning!

  • Brittany Putman
    July 1, 2019

    This is so cute! I love that it’s easy enough that kids could help as well.

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