• encouraging kids’ creativity with art kits & a giveaway
  • 20 amazing salsa recipes to try
  • tips for photographing babies {and a $100 Jo Totes giveaway!}
  • easy backyard games for more fun together this summer
  • 20 pretty DIY paper flower tutorials

encouraging kids’ creativity with art kits & a giveaway


Is summer starting to get long for anyone yet? I’m still enjoying it, but I have noticed my kids are beginning to get that “too much free time is starting to make us all a little grumpy” attitude. They know we don’t turn on anything electronic until after 3:30, but they are starting to ask […]

20 amazing salsa recipes to try


Nothing says summer like salsa, right? Except maybe homemade ice cream. Or any ice cream, for that matter. This is where (since I’m a blogger) I wax lyrical about how amazing salsa is and how it’s even better than ice cream and how you should want to make some right this minute! But I’m not […]

tips for photographing babies {and a $100 Jo Totes giveaway!}


I have some tips for you today to help you take great photographs of your baby, but before I get started I want to let you know that at the end of the post you have a chance to win $100 to Jo Totes so you can order an amazing camera/laptop bag! It can be […]

easy backyard games for more fun together this summer

four easy backyard games you can play with your kids to keep them happy this summer!

When I was a kid, the magic of summer was all about the fun things I got to do: staying up late, hunting for seashells on the beach, chasing down the ice cream truck with a handful of quarters scrounged from the change drawer. Now that I’m a mom, the magic of summer is more […]

20 pretty DIY paper flower tutorials

amazing collection of DIY paper flower tutorials - these look so real! perfect for weddings, parties, or just home decor.

Every time I drive up to my house I sigh just a little. My neighbors have gorgeous flowers out in their yards – pots and plants and bushes – while I have seven hundred bikes, trikes, and scooters scattered across my yard. I’m not so good with flowers – you actually have to pay attention […]

thrifted dress refashion | make a dress smaller & longer


It feels like about a million years since I’ve posted a refashion project. My pile of “things to refashion” was getting big and I wasn’t ever getting around to taking care of any of it, so I made myself stop buying things at the thrift store unless they fit as-is. But then I found this […]

different types of knit fabric EXPLAINED + a fabric giveaway!


I love sewing with knit fabric – the stretch makes it comfortable to wear and forgiving to sew. Since my local fabric store has a very limited knit fabric section, I buy most of my knits online. The only problem is that when you can’t feel a knit fabric before you buy it, it can […]

super easy cinnamon twists with cream cheese frosting

super easy cinnamon twists are ready in just 30 minutes! great recipe

I love making cinnamon rolls (and raspberry rolls). They’re so delicious, and really not that hard to make – but they do take a long time. We’re talking three hours start to finish. So when a cinnamon roll craving hits, it’s pretty hard to satisfy it immediately. That’s why I started making these super easy […]