Noah’s Ark Stuffed Animal Storage

Hello! Jennifer from Satsuma Designs here and very excited for my first contribution to Just Us Four blog – thank you Shannah! At Satsuma Designs, I create Seattle-made products and content that help make caring for kids as easy as child’s play. At my blog, you’ll find crafts, organizing tips, recipes, holiday and everyday treats to delight you and your kiddos. Come by for a visit!

Does your kids’ playroom look like Noah’s Ark landed and stayed for a while? Mine too!

Here’s a way to get those animals organized two by two with my Noah’s Ark Stuffed Animal Storage. With just a few inexpensive materials, you can craft your own Ark in less than an hour. Get the kids to help you in your construction project and they’ll be invested in using it to keep their animals tidy in their new home.    

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5 Must Haves for Your Super Bowl Party

I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy as a Gold Emblem Super Bowl Party Host. I am being sponsored to help lead this campaign, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers.

Over the weekend, some incredible football was played and the two teams going to the Super Bowl this year were set. That means, around the country, tons of people starting planning their Super Bowl parties. I know I definitely kicked my planning into high gear knowing it was just a few weeks away. As I was planning, I was trying to think of the requirements for a great party and thought I would share my 5 must haves for your Super Bowl Party!

5 Must Haves for a Great Super Bowl Party

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Don’t Talk, Act. Throw Pillow

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Hi everyone! I’m Ginger from Gingerly Made and I am so excited to be joining the Just Us Four team as a contributor. I’ll be bringing you some simple and easy to do home decor projects that I hope you love as much as I do.

I have been really inspired by the New Year. I haven’t actually made any concrete resolutions, but have a “big picture” in my mind. I want to be healthier, I want to be more present when I’m with my family, more organized, etc. All those things that we resolve to do EVERY year. To stay on track I thought I could use a reminder. Something that I saw daily and helped me to maintain my resolve. [Read more…]

3 Easy Ways to Wrap Wine Bottles

If you have ever met me, you know that I love wine which is why I am so excited to partner with Mirassou to share with you how wine makes the perfect hostess gift. Although this post was sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own. #MirassouHoliday

So, I am a total wine lover. If you have ever met me in real life or even talked to me online {maybe stalked my Instagram}, you know that I love to sit down and enjoy a glass of wine. Of course, when I need to take a gift to a hostess for a party or dinner, wine is my go to selection. Not only is it an easy choice but it is something almost anyone can use and enjoy. Mirassou wines are one of my favorites because they are reasonably priced (starting at about $12 per bottle) and pair well with almost any holiday dish. Of course, after selecting the perfect wine, I have to decide how to wrap it for my hostess. Here are 3 easy ways to wrap wine beyond the traditional gift bag.

Three easy ways to wrap wine beyond the boring bag.

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Burlap and Plaid Christmas Wreath

So, November totally flew by! It was like I packaged up the Halloween decorations and now I am pulling out my snowmen and Christmas items. This blog started with the making of a wreath {and then a ton of wreathes after that} so I like to be sure and share the newest wreath I make each year for Christmas. This year, I am going for a pretty traditional and rustic feel so my burlap and plaid Christmas wreath fits in perfectly.

A simple burlap and plaid Christmas wreath is so easy to make and looks beautiful.

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13 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

I love to wrap gifts. Each year, I transform our basement into Santa’s workshop and you’ll find paper, ribbon, tape and bows spread every where. Occasionally, I will toss something in a bag because I am in a pinch but I really prefer to stick to DIY gift wrapping ideas. In case you are like me, I’ve put together 13 creative gift wrapping ideas that are perfect for Christmas!

13 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas to make your packages gorgeous this Christmas.

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Easy Glitter Christmas Ornaments

We are really into Christmas and literally change the decorations in pretty much every part of our home for Christmas.  We have about five Christmas trees of different sizes around the house.  We even take down artwork and put up Christmas decorations instead.  I’d probably change out pieces of furniture too if Mathlete wouldn’t give me a hard time about it!  This year, I decided to add a little Christmas sparkle to our paper mache tree and made some super easy glitter Christmas ornaments to hang on it.

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Thanksgiving Mini Pallet Art

I love decorating for Thanksgiving but often find I just don’t have the time to do a lot of decoration changes.  So, I typically focus on decorating the house for fall and then add a few Thanksgiving specific touches around the house as the holiday gets closer.  This year, I created some Thanksgiving mini pallet art to display on my mantle. It is the perfect last minute craft to toss up for Thanksgiving since it takes only a few supplies and almost no time to complete.

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Halloween Glittered Skull Wreath

While I am out celebrating the 50th anniversary of Mathlete’s parents, I have a few amazing bloggers here sharing their awesomeness. Today, Amy is sharing her super fun Halloween Glittered Skull Wreath. Read on to find out where she got the supplies and how to make it.

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Hello friends! I’m Amy from Mod Podge Rocks (and DIY Candy, and Washi Tape Crafts!). I think we’re all in the Halloween mode, and I had to share a recently completed project with you that I just LOVE. I’m a huge fan of the Dollar Tree, and it’s always a fun challenge to head there and see what I can come up with. I knew I wanted to do something Halloween-related and use FolkArt Extreme Glitter, but besides that, I had no idea what I was doing when I walked into the Dollar Tree. It was SO much fun, and this skull wreath resulted.

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13 Candy Corn Ideas

Candy corn is one of those ubiquitous Halloween treats. From the basic candy corn candy to candy corn flavored cookies, it can be found everywhere. Of course, we can’t forget about candy corn crafts either! To really get you inspired to make something candy corn related, I’ve found 13 candy corn ideas that are the perfect inspiration.

These are the best ideas for candy corn themed recipes and crafts.

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