• best holiday photography tutorials
  • gorgeous DIY snowflake table runner {made easy w/Silhouette}
  • easy DIY Christmas pillow & a Silhouette giveaway!
  • easy no sew fleece & fringe scarf (great handmade gift idea!)
  • double chocolate pumpkin swirl bread recipe

best holiday photography tutorials


The holidays are one time of year that I really, really want good photos. At the same time, I don’t want to be so busy taking pictures that I miss out on enjoying special times together. And it kind of ruins the moment when I tell my kids to STOP OPENING THAT PRESENT RIGHT NOW […]

gorgeous DIY snowflake table runner {made easy w/Silhouette}


So today I have another Silhouette project to share with you guys <–affiliate link. (Hey, don’t forget to enter the Silhouette Portrait giveaway going on right now!) I’m really not a fantastic decorator, and since we’re renting right now I’m not going to go overboard with the Christmas decorations, but it’s really hard NOT to […]

easy DIY Christmas pillow & a Silhouette giveaway!


So last year on Black Friday I bought myself something I’d been coveting for a long time: a Silhouette CAMEO cutting machine. Silhouette runs amazing deals on Black Friday weekend and I’d been wanting a Silhouette for ages, so I finally went for it. It arrived just before Christmas and I tucked it away in […]

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 […]