• red, white & blue cupcake for Fourth of July
  • the classic tee | free pattern in women size L
  • red, white & blue no churn ice cream for Fourth of July
  • turn any photo into a painting | easy DIY gift idea
  • 13 fun shirts to make for the Fourth of July

red, white & blue cupcake for Fourth of July

So cute! Red, white, and blue cupcakes for the 4th of July! Easy dessert idea for July Fourth.

My friend mentioned the other day that she was going to her in laws’ house to do fireworks this weekend. I asked what the occasion was. She gave me a strange look and said “the 4th of July?” Oh, right! It’s the Fourth in less than a week! I kinda didn’t realize it was so soon. Even […]

the classic tee | free pattern in women size L

Learn to make a classic tee with this easy womens sewing tutorial and free pattern in size L. How to sew a t-shirt for women.

I’ve been meaning to put together a pattern for a basic, classic tee shirt for a long time, and I’ve finally gotten around to it. I know, it might seem like a waste of time to sew your own tees when they’re not that expensive to buy, but I hey, I like sewing, so I […]

red, white & blue no churn ice cream for Fourth of July

Red, white, and blue no churn cake ice cream! This is super easy to make, doesn't require an ice cream machine, and is perfect for the Fourth of July! Easy 4th of July dessert recipe.

Have you tried no churn ice cream yet? It’s easy homemade ice cream that only takes a few ingredients and doesn’t even require an ice cream machine. I’ve seen no churn recipes all over the place and I’ll admit, I was pretty darn skeptical – churning is kind of a vital part of making ice cream. […]

turn any photo into a painting | easy DIY gift idea

How to turn any photo into a painting you can print on your home printer - this turns out awesome! Would be a perfect DIY wedding gift.

‘Tis the season for weddings, right? Well today I have a fun DIY wedding gift idea for you. If you can get your hands on a digital photo of the happy couple, you can turn it into a painting using Adobe Photoshop Elements. It’s really easy to do, and you can print it out at home […]

13 fun shirts to make for the Fourth of July

13 fun DIY tee shirts for the Fourth of July. 4th of July shirts you can make with the kids - these are cute!

My kids love t-shirts. The free ones they get from school activities? Love ’em. Dad’s old ones that I tried to throw away? Love ’em. Random tees that I have no idea where the heck they came from? They love those too. They have so many I think the tees must be multiplying in the […]

frozen s’mores | pudding & marshmallow sandwiches

Frozen s'mores! Layers of chocolate pudding and marshmallow cheesecake sandwiched between graham crackers and frozen for the perfect summer treat. Super easy recipe!

Sometimes you just want the flavors of a s’more without the work (or heat) of a campfire, right? These frozen s’mores are the perfect treat for a hot summer day because you get all the chocolate/marshmallow/graham cracker taste in a cold refreshing format. They’re easy to make and keep in the freezer so you can […]

sew the perfect knit fit & flare dress (without a pattern!)

This is cute! The post shows you how to sew the perfect knit fit & flare dress using a tee shirt to make your own pattern in any size. Easy sewing tutorial.

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, or have ever seen me in real life, you know I really like dresses with magical muffin top disguising properties. I like to blame my muffin top on my five children, but honestly my love affair with ice cream is the true culprit, and I frankly can’t be […]

father’s day cards + gifts kids can make

20 Father's Day cards and gifts that kids can make. Fun, easy, and cheap gifts and cards kids can make for Dad

Only two more weeks until Father’s Day! The very best Father’s Day gifts are ones the kids can make themselves, right? Adorable cards or cute drawings Dad can hang up at work or keep in his bedside table for times when he needs a smile. Here are 20 easy & adorable cards and gifts that […]