Nov 152016
 

Christmas is less than a month and a half away!  Over the weekend we put up our tree, decorated the house, and baked some cookies.  We also worked on some reindeer crafts, like a jingle bell reindeer necklace and cute DIY reindeer treat cups that look like Rudolph.

These Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Treat Cups are quick & easy to make! An entire collection of DIY reindeer can be on your table in just a few minutes.

We still have a long list of Christmas crafts that we have planned including some photo ornaments and possibly a DIY advent calendar.  But I wanted to share the tutorial for this easy mini clay pot Rudolph craft so you’d have time to pick up the clay pots. Continue reading »

Oct 212016
 

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Bubbles was so excited to start kindergarten this year.  We spent time talking about what her teacher might be like, the friends she would make, the kinds of things she would learn.

Easy First Day of School Gifts - "Here's to a Smooth Year" free printables

She decided that she wanted to take something special for all the kids in the class.  Because we didn’t yet know what kinds of food allergies there may be, or personal preferences in general, I thought we should go a non-food route.  But I didn’t want to just give pencils (partially because we had just finished dropping off dozens of them at Kindergarten Open House). Continue reading »

Oct 202016
 

You know it’s fall when you see PSL hashtags start to pop up on Instagram.  And today I’m sharing a recipe for a homemade pumpkin spice latte scrub so you can smell as yummy as the favorite fall drink.

This Pumpkin Spice Latte Scrub is perfect for fall

A lot of years ago I worked for a local video store in my home town.  The town was very small so many businesses did double duty, offering up multiple shopping options.  The video store was no different, carving out part of the space to and installing tanning beds. Continue reading »

Aug 292016
 

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Small confession: I really don’t like doing the dishes.  Laundry, vacuuming, dusting – I can do those all day long.  But the dishes?  Eh.

Make a cute matching DIY kitchen set that includes a mason jar sponge holder and mason jar soap dispenser

In the past I would have said I hate doing the dishes.  But as I’ve gotten older I’ve learned a few tricks to make tasks you dread a little easier. Continue reading »

Jul 142016
 

Blue and silver is probably one of my favorite color combinations for Christmas.  I mean, I love the traditional green and red, too, but silver and blue just seem so classy.  Plus they’re an easy nod to all things winter, so you can extend the use of your decorations for a longer season.

"Bright", "Peace", "Hope" and "Joy" DIY Tile Coasters in silver & blue - perfect for Christmas!

I’ve had some white tiles kicking around in my craft stash that I knew I wanted to turn into coasters.  I just wasn’t exactly sure what kind of coasters. Continue reading »