Bloggers Recognition Award

A few days ago, I was nominated for the Bloggers Recognition Award by Kim from Kims DIY Tribe. These awards are always a lot of fun! Thank you so much for the nomination Kim. I appreciate it!

Not So Crafty Momma started about a year and a half ago. I was doing craft projects with my daughter often and other moms were always telling me how much they liked it when I shared our finished pr. I decided to start a blog to inspire other parents to craft more often with their children. The blog has grown and evolved a lot since its creation.

When I started the blog, I read a lot of advice. I have some advice of my own for any bloggers who may just be starting out! First, do not start a blog just to make money. I know there are many bloggers who make money, but I feel like if that is the only reason you start your blog, you may end up frustrated because not everyone will start making an income right away! My second piece of advice is to write about what you love. Writing will come easy if you pick a topic you are passionate about.

Now I’d like to nominate some other great bloggers for this award!

  1. Amayszing
  2. Sweet Tea & Thyme
  3. The Faithful Help Meet
  4. Seeking Serenity & Harmony
  5. Amanda Gene

If you’d like to accept the award, there are a few rules!

1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

2. Write a post to show your award.

3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.

4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

5. Select up to fifteen bloggers you want to give this award to.

6. Comment (or pingback) on each blog to let them know that you’ve nominated them and provide a link to the post you’ve created.

Valentine’s Day Tree

Valentine’s Day is just over a week away! Today, we made a simple Valentine’s Day themed tree. This painting craft is great for kids from two to five!

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Materials Used

  • White Paper
  • Brown Construction Paper
  • Paint
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Scissors
  • Glue

The prep work for this craft is really easy! I just cut out a tree trunk like shape and several rectangles for branches. If your child is comfortable using scissors, you can let them do the cutting.

First, I had my daughter glue the tree and branches onto the white paper.

After that, I gave her paint with cotton swabs and showed her how to use the cotton swabs to dab paint on the branches. We used a few different colors of paint. She also wanted to draw a heart on the trunk of the tree, so i helped her with that.

This craft project took about 15 minutes and didn’t make too much of a mess!

Book Suggestions

If you want to read a book with this craft, we have a few suggestions!

If you like this craft, please share it with a friend!

Ten Unique Ways to Make French Toast

French toast is a favorite food in our house. We love how many different ways you can make it! Today, we want to share ten amazing unique french toast recipes with you.

Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Bake

Gluten-Free Nutella® Stuffed French Toast

Photo Credit: Slumber & Scones

Stuffed French Toast Sticks with Strawberry Sauce

Gluten-Free Chai French Toast Casserole

Walnut Cheesecake French Toast Sticks Recipe

Air Fryer Toasted Coconut French Toast

Gluten-Free Cinnamon French Toast Bites

Gluten-Free Grilled French Toast

Photo Credit: Little Sunny Kitchen

S’mores French Toast

Instant Pot Blueberry French Toast Casserole

We hope you enjoy this collection of recipes! If you enjoyed it, please share it with a friend!

Snowman name Activity

We have been a bit short on snow so far this winter. We have gotten a few days with snow, but we have not been able to make a snowman yet. Today, we want to share a snowman activity that helps work on name writing skills in a fun way! This activity is perfect for kids from three to six and can be done at home or in a classroom!

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Materials We Used

  • Construction Paper (Blue, White, Brown, Black)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Crayons or Markers

The prep work for this is super easy! I cut out stick arms from the brown paper, a hat from the black paper, and white circles from the white paper. If your child or the children in your classroom have good scissor skills, you can just draw the shapes and let them do all of the cutting! You will need a circle for each letter of the child’s name and then an additional circle for the face.

I started by having my daughter draw a face on one of the white circles. Next, I helped her write a letter from her name on each circle. After that was done, I gave her the glue and had her glue everything on the paper.

This simple activity is a great way to work on name writing!

If you are looking for a book to read with this activity, we have a few suggestions!

If you liked this activity, please share it with a friend!

You’ll Fall in Love with These Panera Bread Copycat Recipes

Over the past few weeks, we have been sharing copycat recipes. Today, we want to share some recipes that will let you make your favorite Panera Bread recipes at home!

Pumpkin Muffins

Photo Credit: Snappy Gourmet

Autumn Squash Soup

Photo Credit: Our Wabisbi Life

Cream Cheese Potato Soup

Photo Credit: Ann’s Entitled Life

Green Tea

Photo Credit: Happiest Camper Homestead

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Photo Credit: Faust Island

We hope you enjoy this small collection of recipes! We’d love to hear from you. What is your favorite thing to order at Panera Bread? Have you ever tried to make it at home?

Six Chick-fil-a Copycat Recipes

We love visiting Chick-fil-a. Every time we pass one, our toddler screams “yummy chicken”. Today, we want to share some recipes so that you can make all of your Chick-fil-a favorites at home!

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Photo Credit: Snappy Gourmet

Market Salad

Photo Credit: Raia’s Recipes

Frosted Lemonade

Photo Credit: Dukes and Duchesses

Frosted Coffee

Photo Credit: Dukes and Duchesses

Chicken Strips

Photo Credit: CALL ME PMC

Chicken Nuggets

Photo Credit: ConservaMom

We hope you enjoy this list of recipes! We’d love to hear from you. What is your favorite thing to order at Chick-fil-a? Have you ever tried to make any of their recipes at home before?