• how to take in or size down a shirt {the right way}
  • cozy felt Christmas tree garland & $100 Jo-Anns card giveaway
  • best DIY treat & cookie packaging ideas
  • how to make a kids’ pillow bed {the easiest & cheapest way}
  • superhero cape & skirt sewing tutorial {no-choke design}

how to take in or size down a shirt {the right way}


Plaid flannel shirts are back! It feels like high school to me when I see all this plaid in the stores. Of course, not many of us are wearing our flannel with Doc Martens anymore (remember those days?). I’ve purchased a few comfy plaid flannel shirts, and I have one beef with them: flannel shrinks, […]

cozy felt Christmas tree garland & $100 Jo-Anns card giveaway

cute Christmas tree garland - Land of Nod knockoff - easy DIY holiday decoration

It finally snowed here over the weekend, much to my kids’ delight. We’ve had unseasonably warm weather, which I’ve been loving, but the kids keep telling me it doesn’t feel like Christmas until there’s snow. I’ll admit, there is something about a snowy day that makes me want to turn on the Christmas music and […]

best DIY treat & cookie packaging ideas


I love baking up cookies and treats to give as gifts and share with neighbors, especially during the holiday season. But I’m always looking for new, easy ways to package them up so they look as good as they taste (a plain old paper plate works just fine, but it’s not that cute, you know?). Plus, […]

how to make a kids’ pillow bed {the easiest & cheapest way}

so cute! the cheapest and easiest way to make a kids' pillow bed. free sewing pattern and tutorial

A few weeks ago I ran across a couple “pillow bed” tutorials on Pinterest, and they looked like so much fun! People sewed together four or five pillowcases, put pillows in them, then sewed velcro on to keep the pillows from falling out. It looked like a great idea, but when I priced out pillows, pillowcases, […]

superhero cape & skirt sewing tutorial {no-choke design}

awesome superhero cape and skirt for girls! great gift to sew. free pattern & tutorial included in post!

Yesterday I shared a pattern and sewing tutorial for a no-choke superhero cape, and today I’m back with a tutorial for adding a skirt. I love this type of superhero cape because the cape velcros to a front piece which is secured around the waist. This means if anyone pulls on the cape, it will […]

no-choke superhero cape sewing tutorial

awesome! a superhero cape that won't choke the kid wearing it! great free sewing pattern & tutorial. perfect gift for birthday or Christmas.

There are lots of tutorials online for superhero capes, with good reason – it’s amazing how much fun kids can have with them. But I always worry about anything that ties around a child’s neck – other kids don’t realize that if they grab hold of a cape the wearer can end up hurt. So when […]

easy rice krispie treat Christmas trees

my kids would love to make these! Rice Krispie treat Christmas trees

Over Thanksgiving break the kids wanted to make something fun to get in the mood for Christmas. I decided to go with something easy that I knew they’d enjoy making (and eating). We made these cute Rice Krispies treat Christmas trees that I’d seen on the cover of a magazine last year. I thought I’d […]

easy DIY gift box Christmas ornaments {from the dollar store}

cute idea! easy DIY Christmas tree ornament that's a gift box - perfect for gift cards, jewelry, movie tickets, notes & more - and the boxes are from the dollar store!

Hey guys! I’m over at the Trim the Tree party at Clean and Scentscible today sharing the tutorial for these crazy easy mini gift box ornaments, make using little boxes from the dollar store. They’re perfect for wrapping up gift cards, movie tickets, jewelry, notes, etc., and hanging on your tree. Click on over for the full […]