Mandy Dawson

Mandy Dawson is the creator of Mandyland, a blog depicting the wild and crazy ride of motherhood. Spending her days with two children under four, one dog, and one somewhat skeptical husband all while balancing a job, she fills her blog with family, gardening, cooking, canning, crafting and the occasional social commentary. She tries to find the humor in the everyday situations every mother faces. After all, if you can't laugh at all the things life throws at you, you might just end up eating chocolate and drinking wine. Since she's still trying to lose the baby weight, she chooses to laugh.

Spring Gifts: How to Make Seed Tape Strips

Last spring while perusing seed catalogs and my local garden centers, I came across seed tape strips. These thin strips of paper are dotted with perfectly spaced seeds, reducing the need to thin seedlings. Intrigued, I decided to make my own for a fraction of the cost. ...more
Love this idea-going to make it for end of year teacher gifts :)more