The Challenge of Sibling Pictures

If you have more than one child, especially if they are toddlers, than you know just how rare/amazing it is to get them both in the same picture, both smiling.  I haven’t gotten a picture like this since well before Thanksgiving.  So, I am taking a break from the usual tutorials around here and just …

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15 Creative T-Shirt Projects

Today I have gathered up and am sharing some of my favorite projects: up-cycling projects.  Here are 15 Creative T-Shirt Projects that skillfully re-purpose or re-design a simple t-shirt into something new, better or totally different.  I can’t wait to get busy and try out some of these projects because, really, who doesn’t have a …

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22 Cute Kids Snacks

Hello!  All week I have been sharing my own Cute Kid Snacks (see HERE and HERE)…and today I have rounded up a total of 22 Cute Kids Snacks to share with you.  I plan on using this post to inspire me to have fun cooking and creating for my kids.  And after looking at all …

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Free Printable Tractor Valentine

Hello, hello!  Today I am sharing a Valentine that I made for my son this year.  It is just a simple little design, but since I know the he isn’t the only little boy that loves tractors, I thought I’d share it here too.  And so, here it is, Free Printable Tractor Valentine! Anyone else …

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Embroidered Lace Clutch Tutorial

Thank you to Wholeport.com for sponsoring this post. Hello and thanks for stopping by today.  I have a fun little embroidered lace clutch tutorial to share with you.  Really, I’m just in love with this project.  It’s pretty, right?  It is one of those projects that I went into without a clear plan, just a …

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Free Printable Valentines to Color

Once again, it’s Tuesday, and I am pleased to be sharing another craft to do with your kids in preparation for Valentine’s Day: Free Printable Valentine’s to Color!  As I mentioned in my Unicorn Valentine’s post last week, my sweet husband allowed me to run off and take a 2 day course in Adobe Illustrator. …

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DIY Photo Booth Picture Strip for Valentines Day

**Quick Note**  My husband and I use this PRINTABLE AGENDA, which allows us to reconnect in a POWERFUL way.  Get it here: Thanks to my mom, I love love love creative photo projects.  So, I thought I’d share a special little project that you can easily make for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day: DIY Photo …

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22 Salad Recipes

Today I am excited to share 22 Salad Recipes with you that are not only healthy, but are sure to satisfy as well.  I am in love this this roundup because I love nothing more than a good, salad.  I love eating it, and I love how I feel when I eat it. How many …

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Homemade Bubble Solution

Well, it’s Tuesday, and I’m back again with another fun project to do with your kids: Homemade Bubble Solution!  I know that bubble solution isn’t the most expensive thing to buy, but it is soooo cheap to make.  And, sometimes, in the late afternoon, when naps were too short and my husband is working late, …

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Reflection on Those Yucky Moments as a Mother

There have been a few really yucky moments in my short career as a mother.  For example, We were somewhere in rural Illinois, along one of the highways, stopped at a what could have been any gas station in rural America.  For being only the 1st of December, it was already bitterly cold, and my …

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25 Snow Inspired Crafts

Hi! Welcome to the first roundup of 2014: 25 Snow Inspired Crafts–because if there is anything to be inspired by these days, it’s snow (and cold).  At least here in Minnesota, winter came early and it is fierce!  Winter has never been my favorite season, and when the weather is this bitterly cold I often …

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Kid’s Craft: Edible Oatmeal Playdough

Hello!  Today’s project is simple and a bit messy–my favorite: Edible Oatmeal Playdough.  Today’s Edible Oatmeal Playdough is the first of many weekly kid’s crafts I hope to have on this blog, posting one each Tuesday.  I have resolved, among other things, to make my family and my kids a greater part of this blog. …

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Recognizing Miracles

Before I get back into the real business of blogging around here, I have a little personal Christmas miracle I’d like to share, if you will indulge me… I can not deny that I live a very blessed life.  From my husband to my children, my parents, my siblings, friends, our home…the blessings are overwhelming. …

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25 Creative Gift Tags

Hey!  Anyone else still got a lot to do before Christmas?  Well, I hate to add one more thing to the list, but don’t you think your gifts need a little bit of home-made love?  If so, here are 25 Creative Gift Tag ideas that are sure to get you inspired.  Thank you to everyone …

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Simple Cross Stitched Christmas Ornaments

I mentioned last week in this post that Christmas gets me in the mood to cross stitch.  And, today’s project, simple Cross Stitched Christmas Ornaments, fits right into that theme.  As I’ve shared before, it is a tradition (or competition?!?) between my sisters and I that we cross stitch up, often times elaborate Christmas Stocking …

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25 DIY Scarf Tutorials

Hi!  I have a great group of post to share with you today: 25 DIY Scarf Tutorials! Baby, it’s cold here!  It feels like winter has already been very long and very cold.  I hate being cold, so I spend a lot of time layering and layering.  One of my favorite ways of staying warm …

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Satin Stitch Christmas Tree Pillow

Hello!  Once again, I have been stitching and I am excited to be sharing my Satin Stitch Christmas tree pillow with you.  I am really happy with how it turned out, and although it takes a little time to complete, it is actually a very simple project, without a terrible about of skill needed.  Really! …

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