Beyond Deweyville

Breeding, feeding, writing, reading, crafting, and photographing in Orange County, CA.

I’ve moved… July 13, 2013

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Hey! Yeah you! Come visit me over here now…I’d love it

Beyond Deweyville


Speaking of Christmas cards… December 1, 2011

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If I was honest, this would be it


Easy & Lovely Pillow Covers November 20, 2011

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Well hello!

We’re about to hit the highway for our annual out-of-doors,Thanksgiving at the beach, camping trip

I had a couple extra naked pillows taking up space in my closet, so I thought I’d make some quick covers and use them in our trailer

I found this little pillow cover tutorial, and as promised, it was very quick and easy

And here they are!

So cute right?

Now go make some

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!



Modern Paper Dolls September 16, 2011

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Hello friends!

Here’s a fun weekend craft I wanted to share with you

Modern Paper Doll Templates!

You can get them here

Wishing you wellness,



Plastic Sheets and Water Beads…are awesome August 17, 2011

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So there’s this blog that I’ve fallen madly, craftily, mom crushily in love with: Play at Home Mom
Here’s what we’ve happily copied in the last few days.
A Giant Plastic Bubble. Tip: do not attempt to puff it up with a leaf blower. Just don’t. Go get your fan.




And today we discovered Water Beads!
You can find them at Walmart on the floral supply aisle. You know, with moss, vases, floral tape.

You put them in water to soak for 4-6 hours. Plan accordingly.

And then, voila! Squishy, pretty fun!

And like all activities around here, it inevitably ended with a hose.



Shal, who is loving that she can blog from her phone!!!


Blogging from the road… August 13, 2011

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Oh my goodness, can I really update my blog from my phone?!?!

Well this really changes my blogging game.

Maybe it’ll actually put me back in the game.

I hope you’re having a delicious summer!



Twirl this! May 28, 2011

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First off, let’s all look down and comment on Bootsy’s well groomed two year-old fingernails.

I am a kudo hog

She did recently turn two <falls off cheap IKEA stool>!

I decided to make her something twirly since I’m still happily riding and waving from the train to Obsessedwithskirtsville

I’ve been searching and hunting for a good (and er, free) tutorial on a skirt with a tie.


I found it over on Molly’s blog Me and Madeline

You can view her super easy tutorial here

If you visit be sure and show her some love for her generosity.

Happy Birthday Bootsy Girl!



White Flour–How to make it a little less evil May 19, 2011

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So, I’m not going to lie, I love cooking with white flour.

I know how alarmingly BAD it is, but I still keep it around for certain things.

Am I delusional that 50,002 green smoothies might balance it out just a wee bit?

Here’s one way you can add some really good stuff back.

You won’t even notice.

I promise.

Gather three things, you can find them all at Henry’s, Mother’s, or Whole Foods, but unfortunately NOT at Trader Joe’s.

Soy Flour

Brewers Yeast

Raw Wheat Germ

For each cup of flour you use put the following into your measuring cup first

1 T. Soy Flour

1 T. Wheat Germ

1 tsp. Brewers Yeast

It should look like this:

Then fill the rest of your measuring cup up with flour, level as usual, and continue on with your recipe.

Now, do you swear you’ll go make a green smoothie after eating whatever it is you’re making with white flour??

Thank you!

I got this tip out of the following cookbook that I wish I would have found before I had three kids.


Be Good To Yer Mama May 7, 2011

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How about an easy peasy, yet fancy shmancy homemade scarf for your mom?

I have some serious love for Living Crafts Magazine.

Check out this tutorial and learn how to make this lovely scarf made out of your gently loved t-shirts (no old smellies, please).

Happy Mamas Day!



We’re a-okay with our private parts (and so are our toys) May 3, 2011

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“Mommy, why doesn’t this doll have any private parts?”

I knew our dolls needed an over haul after my daughter asked this question last year.

After some serious internet searching that led to some often hilarious results, I found a great new resource.

Enter this little guy (he also has a sister that has a, gasp, vagina)

What do you know, dolls that send a message that private parts are normal.

You can find them, and a host of other cool dolls at