Random Acts of Monster + An AWESOME AWESOME Crafty Prize Pack Giveaway

You’ve heard of Random Acts of Kindness, but have you heard of Random Acts of Monster? No? Ok fine, that’s because we just made it up. In any case, it’s awesome and totally fun and here’s how you do it!

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Pretty Prudent Reader Round-up


It’s time for more Pretty Prudent Projects by you! Emma shared her snap wrap dress. The polka dots with that wood button are too cute.


The Schmitt House made our Scallop Skirt.


Red Thread Love gave this ring bearer the cutest reversible vest in the wedding party. How adorable is that little guy!


Kylykokewiet made our Fox Scarf, such a great project for fall!


Small + Friendly made a pallet daybed. As the weather cools in Texas, I want to cuddle up with a book on this daybed.


52 Crafts in 52 Weeks learned how to bind her nursery quilt.

If you have Pretty Prudent projects you’ve done, let us know via email, Facebook, or Twitter, or our Pinterest Board. We love to see them!

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Jammin’ with Jaime: Strawberry Balsamic Jam Recipe

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So by now all y’all Prudent people must have noticed, wether here on Pretty Prudent, or via our facebook and instagram feeds, that I have become a jam and jelly making enthusiast. This time around, I wanted to make a jam that I could use on my daughter’s PB&J sandwiches (preservative free! homemade! not too wacky in the flavor department!), but that was also sophisticated enough for my husband’s nightly cheese plate (yes, he looks like that even though he eats a plate of cheese every night, don’t even get me started).

I decided to work on a strawberry balsamic jam recipe, and I am glad I did. This jam is sweet enough for the kids, but with an added depth that makes it ideal on a piece of french bread with a slice of parmesan or sharp white cheddar.
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Even Gordon agrees, Strawberry Balsamic Jam is a win.
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I gave you the full play-by-play with step-by-step photography on my Blackberry Basil Jam recipe, so this time I’m going to share the Strawberry Balsamic Jam recipe after the jump…

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Pretty Prudent Trend: The Redwoods


I recently went on a month long road trip from LA to Puget Sound, Washington that encompassed everything from showering with frogs to literally driving through Redwood trees. Since I’ve been home I’ve found myself drifting into dreamland thinking about what it would be like to live amongst the Redwood giants. Since that’s not exactly easy to do, why not bring the Redwoods into your home, right?

Check out more photos of my Redwood inspiration and where you can get your hands on all these lovely items after the jump…

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