Personalized Name Cross Stitch Patterns and Kits

personalized cross stitch name pattern kit

So, I was sitting here creating a special gift for my niece (whose name is Mary) and I thought–this is just the perfect 1st cross stitch project for any girl!  It’s easy, it’s pretty and it’s personalized!  I think I should offer these to any and every little girl out there… And, that is exactly […]

Dizzy Ginger Cider

dizzy ginger cider

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper Snapple Group for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Today I’ve got the perfect holiday drink for you: Dizzy Ginger Cider.  It’s super easy and the perfect drink for this time of year.  But first, let’s talk about Christmas. In my book, […]

31 Jesse Tree Ornaments Patterns

31 jesse tree ornament patterns instant download

This Advent I have been busy creating a special advent calendar that many families use this time of year–The Jesse Tree.  I made 31 ornaments (because there are just so many great stories I want my kids to know from the Bible, and I didn’t know which ones to leave out). So, of course while […]

Give Extra to an Extra Special Dad

Extra Special Dad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ExtraGumMoments #CollectiveBias  Life around these parts can get a little nuts–or a lot nuts.  My husband and I were only married 4 years ago and already there are three little people under our care.  Gus is 3 and a half–and […]

On Choosing Joy in Motherhood

on choosing the joy of motherhood

My husband recently asked me if I was happy, happy at home, happy with my pursuits on-line.  Happy with my day-to-day. I found the question a little hurtful.  I mean, OF COURSE I was happy.  How could he wonder about that? Well,okay, maybe it had something to do with the way I am when he […]

FREE Cross Stitch Alphabet for personalized Christmas Ornaments

cross stitch alphabet for personalized Christmas Ornaments

I’m a stitcher and terribly nostalgic–which is why I created this free cross stitch alphabet for making personalized Christmas Ornaments.  I think I might be most nostalgic at Christmas Time (but aren’t we all?).  When we set up the Christmas tree every year I like to look at each and every ornament and remember when […]

Rustic Photo Transfer

rustic photo transfer

Hello Friends! Today I am returning to one of my favorite projects (besides embroidery)—Photo Transfers.  I am excited to share this Rustic Photo Transfer with you.  Are all things rustic wonderful?  I think mostly thanks to my mother’s obsession with photos, I really enjoy working with images and finding creative ways to turn them into […]

My Happy Baby’s First Christmas

Happy Baby Review

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Happy Family Products for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you meet my sweet little Dominic yet?  He joined the crew in June and has been the sweetest, happiest, chubbiest baby I could have every hoped for.  We all just love him so […]

M&M White Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Bars

m&m white chocolate peppermint cookie bars

This post brought to you by Glad & M&M’S®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Do Small Things with Love. Today I am excited to share with you a delicious and EASY sweet treat recipe: M&M White Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Bars. It will bring joy to those you love (and to you […]

Printable Nativity Set Coloring Sheets

color a nativity set this Christmas

  Hello friends! I hope you had a splendid Thanksgiving…I certainly did…and I certainly ate too too much. Well, I have listed another item in my etsy shoppe and I wanted to let you know about it because it is super, duper cheap–and fun to do with the kids—-Printable Christmas Nativity Set Color Sheets.  This […]

20 Adorable Felt Ornaments

20 Adorable felt ornaments--each with a free template!

Hello!  I am sharing a few things I really love today.  One is, of course felt–and even better felt ornaments.  But, even beyond that, I am a big reader of post and surfer of pinterest and I love love love when I come across a project that I love that offers not only a great […]

Bird in Flight Felt Ornament

bird in flight felt Christmas ornament FREE TEMPLATE

Okay, don’t be shocked, but I am stopping by to share ANOTHER felt ornament tutorial (I know, totally out of character for me…).  Today’s tutorial is for a Bird in Flight Felt Ornament.  The ornament is actually super simple to make and even easier to customize.  I made 2 already and might make a few […]

Felt Nativity Ornament

felt nativity ornaments

Today I am sharing a simple felt nativity ornament with you, including a free template. In my book, if I’m going to decorate for Christmas, it is going to be with the Nativity.  I have loads of nativity sets (including this one that I made from felt and have the pattern available in my etsy […]

Felt Angel Ornament

felt angel ornament free template

  Christmas prep is a fun time for the felt lover (which I am).  I have so many ideas for felt Christmas ornaments that if there was time I would simply go from one project to the next…but…alas, the kids have yet to figure out how to totally fend for themselves.  Oh well, in the […]

Child’s Felt Nativity Set Pattern

kid's nativity 2

Okay, I have a bit of a problem–I’m a little OBSESSED with Nativity Sets.  I own several and I just finished my second Nativity Set Pattern–this one a CHILD’S FELT NATIVITY SET.  I just listed it for $4 in my etsy shop (get it HERE) and it is an instant download.  I, personally, think that […]

Embroidered Photo Transfer

embroidered photo transfer top

This time of year I feel overly nostalgic.  Maybe it’s the year ending, maybe it’s Christmas approaching, maybe it’s sleep deprovation, but I just want to take pictures of my kids, and stitch, and write a date on everything.  I know that this phase of my life–a phase full of babies and legos and parks–won’t […]

DIY Felt Soccer Ball

tutorial for making handmade felt balls--it's simple geometry!

Generally I love all of the projects I share here (why else would I bother?)…but this one I really love.  I love this DIY felt soccer ball because they are awesome and my kids LOVE them.  Really.  I mean, it’s no surprise that kids would like to play with a ball, but these DIY Felt […]

My Babies and Bottles

love latch my babies and bottles

When it comes to babies I have been pretty lucky.  My babies generally sleep through the night early, get fat quickly and crawl late (thank God!!).  One thing they have all been terrible at, however, is taking a bottle.  We are on #3 right now, our sweet little Dominic, and he is following very closely […]

The Greatest Supporters of Our Choice to be Open to Life


Today’s post in the Choosing to be Open to Life series comes for a woman I know is real-life, a non-blogger but wonderful woman of faith and mother of a large, beautiful family–my friend Laura.  She has some powerful wisdom to share about learning the joy of saying “yes” to life through her own children. […]

Fall Leaf Felt Coasters

fall leaves felt coasters

Well, it’s getting cold outside, but I am just not ready to let go of the fall.  The autumn is my favorite time of year for one simple reason–the colors.  I just can’t get enough of the fall colors.  These colors were the inspiration for today’s simple project: Fall Leaf Felt Coasters.  I have made […]