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DIY Ways to Stay Cool this Summer

DIY Ways to Stay Cool this Summer

Summer is such a fun time of year for kids – family vacations, lots of playdates with friends, sports, and no school!  But, it is also the hottest time of year and often too hot to enjoy time outdoors.  We have brainstormed some great activities to keep your kiddos cooled off this summer.  Enjoy! 1) Homemade Snow Cones: A tried-and-true way to cool off this summer is snow cones.  It is as simple as crushing up some ice, pouring on the syrup, and enjoying.  These simple and healthy snow cone recipes are sure...

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10 Ways to Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day

10 Ways to Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day

From kissing all the boo boos to pushing us to be the best we can be, mom does it all. Mother’s Day is such a special day to shower your mom with extra love and show respect to the person in your life that is always there to take care of all your needs from childhood to adulthood. Moms are simply the best, and we hope to inspire you with some creative Mother’s Day ideas. 1) Public displays of affection: Remember all those times in grade school when mom embarrassed you in the carpool pick up line? Now is the time...

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Living Local Visits The Rustic Brush

Living Local Visits The Rustic Brush

WACO – We are learning all about The Rustic Brush-Waco, Tx, a DIY creative wood designing business where you can have fun being creative for several hours. Living Local took a tour of The Rustic Brush Waco and then crafted their own wood sign.  Watch the videos in the links below! Nohely Mendoza takes a tour of The Rustic Brush Waco Nohely Mendoza gets her shot at creating something amazing on a wooden board at The Rustic Brush-Waco, Tx ....

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Spring into Spring with Festive Craft Board Workshops at The Rustic Brush

Spring into Spring with Festive Craft Board Workshops at The Rustic Brush

SAN ANTONIO – You don’t have to be artsy to make these beautiful springtime boards to hang in your home. With a little help from The Rustic Brush in Hollywood Park, you’ll be able to “brush up” custom decor for your home. This location hosts socially distant workshops for private adult gatherings, kids’ parties and friend groups. It also offers open workshops; just make a reservation on the website. Plus, it’s BYOB so you can sip while you craft! Watch the video above to get a feel for what workshops at The...

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Simple Spring Home Decor Ideas to Freshen Up Your Space

Simple Spring Home Decor Ideas to Freshen Up Your Space

Published on March 9, 2021 by Alison Bentley Updated on March 17th, 2021   Sunny days are on the horizon, which means springtime is here. After another cold and dreary winter, it’s time to freshen up your home decor with elements of the new season. Spring home decor can mean anything from bright colors, a welcoming wreath, or simple flowers in a vase. To help you get started in bringing Spring into your home, we’ve consulted the experts for their simple home decor ideas to liven up your space this season. So...

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10 Ways to Celebrate National Craft Month

10 Ways to Celebrate National Craft Month

With a broad range of crafts to choose from, National Craft Month inspires all kinds of mediums. From paper and wood to fabrics, paint and metal craft, the month is dedicated to creativity and inspiration.  Whatever motivates you, take your craft from idea to reality this month. If you’ve only been thinking about learning, sign up for a class. (source: National Day Calendar) 1) Paper Crafts: You started making paper crafts as a child and didn’t even know it – fortune tellers, origami, ninja stars, and notes to...

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10 Creative Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

10 Creative Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

This year don’t let anything stifle your Valentines plans. Get creative and adventurous – use these ideas as a starting point, but the possibilities really are endless. Shower your better half with all the love and affection they deserve this year.   1) DIY Workshop: A fun and creative way to spend quality time with your significant other or bestie is to complete a DIY workshop together. The best DIY workshop we have found is The Rustic Brush. At The Rustic Brush, a talented instruction will walk you...

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Crafting is My Therapy

Crafting is My Therapy

It is the New Year – new hopes, new goals, and new resolutions.  A quick survey of friends and family (backed by the internet too) will reveal the most common New Year’s Resolutions: Get Healthy / Reduce Stress Spend Less Money Spend More Time with Friends and Family Learn Something New What if we told you that crafting could help you reach all of those goals?  Get Healthy / Reduce Stress It is easy to set benchmarks to get your body in shape and eat healthier, but a healthy mind is just as important.  Stress can...

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How-to Decorate Your Table for the Holidays

How-to Decorate Your Table for the Holidays

The holidays are here, which means it’s time to decorate! With so many options and ways to decorate, it can seem a bit daunting to figure out where to begin! The best place to start is with the dining table. It’s the heart of the home, and sets the tone for the rest of your decor. Taking part in this time-honored tradition with our loved ones is where the magic of the holidays come alive. Most importantly, it’s where our most cherished memories are made.   Whether you’re starting your holiday decor...

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Creative Ideas for Celebrating the Holidays Together

Creative Ideas for Celebrating the Holidays Together

The holidays are quickly approaching and that means one thing––getting together with your loved ones in the true spirit of the season. To keep the holiday magic alive, it’s important to get creative when getting together. We’ve compiled this list of some great ways to celebrate together with those that matter most: 1. Attend a Small Crafting Workshop Together Experience a social crafting workshop with your friends and family. For instance, places like The Rustic Brush are a great venue to gather and...

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