• easy no sew fleece & fringe scarf (great handmade gift idea!)
  • double chocolate pumpkin swirl bread recipe
  • skinny spinach dip {with just a quarter of the calories!}
  • 35 beautiful DIY Christmas ornaments to make for your tree
  • how to add puffed “princess” sleeves to any sewing pattern

easy no sew fleece & fringe scarf (great handmade gift idea!)

great handmade gift idea! how to make an easy, no-sew fleece & fringe scarf. cute, cheap gift.

  I love how this simple scarf turned out! It’s made using 1/4 yard of fleece and some yard, which makes it really inexpensive, and since there’s absolutely no sewing involved it’s really easy! It took me about half an hour to complete, and I think it would make a great gift for women or […]

double chocolate pumpkin swirl bread recipe

this recipe looks incredible! pumpkin bread swirled with chocolate pumpkin bread and melted chocolate!

Oh pumpkin bread, how we love thee. I first tried pumpkin bread about 10 years ago, when a friend brought me some. I immediately called her back for the recipe, and I’ve been making it ever since. And so has the rest of the world, apparently. Every time I see a popular pumpkin bread recipe, I […]

skinny spinach dip {with just a quarter of the calories!}

this skinny spinach dip recipe tastes just as good as the original with less than a fourth of the calories! the secret ingredient is blended cottage cheese!

One of my favorite “party” foods is creamy spinach dip, made using the Knorr Vegetable soup mix packet. Served with vegetables, crackers, or bread cubes, I could sit and eat this stuff all night. In fact, I think I have. Unfortunately, since the main ingredients in this stuff are mayonnaise and sour cream, even the […]

35 beautiful DIY Christmas ornaments to make for your tree

35 gorgeous DIY Christmas ornaments to make this season - easy, beautiful, and modern

When it starts getting cold out, I want to do two things: 1) bake, and 2) craft. Well, and eat ice cream. But I want to do that year round, so it doesn’t really count. Anyway, something about the cooler weather just makes me feel like it’s time to pull out the craft supplies and […]

how to add puffed “princess” sleeves to any sewing pattern

easy sewing tutorial shows you how to add a puffed "princess" sleeve to any pattern

My daughter has quite a few sleeveless dresses from this past summer that she hasn’t grown out of yet. To make them more appropriate for the cooler wall weather, she can wear tights and a long sleeve shirt under them. But I just don’t love the look of a shirt layered under a dress – I much prefer a […]

is it worth it to buy an expensive sewing machine?

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If you’re new to sewing, you might be wondering whether it’s worth it to invest in an expensive, premium sewing machine or if you should stick to an inexpensive machine. And if you’ve been sewing for quite a while and are still using a budget machine (like me!), you might have the same question. Last […]

holiday gift guide for the aspiring photographer & a $400 giveaway!

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If you’re looking for the perfect gift for everyone on your list this year, you’ve come to the right place! A great group of bloggers have teamed up to offer themed gift guides for everyone on your list. We have over 450 fantastic gift ideas in 23 different categories like the baker, the DIYer, teens, big […]

less stuff more fun: the best “experience” gift ideas for kids

great Christmas gift ideas! give kids experiences instead of stuff - I love these ideas

I love Christmas shopping for my kids – it’s just SO much fun plan out gifts I think they’ll love and then watch them open them Christmas morning. I try really hard to buy gifts I know will get used and will promote lots of play time (in fact, I just posted 20 ideas for great […]