• 20 super cool handmade Father’s Day gifts
  • easy DIY race medal holder & display
  • daisy braid bread {great beginner bread recipe!}
  • free watercolor printable + Minc gold foil
  • 12 fantastic books to read this summer {2015}

20 super cool handmade Father’s Day gifts

The coolest handmade Father's Day gift ideas. 20 DIY gifts for Dad.

In years past I’ve made gifts for my husband for father’s day: a little photo book with pictures of the kids and sweet sayings about fatherhood, coupons for back rubs and brownies, etc. He’s always loved them, but this year I wanted to make something a little, I don’t know, cooler. So I started searching the internet […]

easy DIY race medal holder & display

great DIY way to display all your race medals! This one is for triathlon medals, but it would be easy to customize for any type of race or event. Great gift idea!

Three years ago my husband decided to spend the summer training for a triathlon. He was a true beginner at the sport: when he started he couldn’t run more than a mile without stopping and he’d never swum distances before. By the end of the summer he completed his first triathlon: a sprint distance that included […]

daisy braid bread {great beginner bread recipe!}

This gorgeous braided bread is easy to make and perfect for beginners. It rises in the fridge so you can make it ahead and bake whenever you want. Great recipe for gifting!

  Daisy braid bread was the very first bread recipe I learned to make all by myself, courtesy of Ms. Kellogg, my eighth grade home ec teacher. It looks impressive and tastes amazing, but it’s actually pretty easy to make, meaning it’s a perfect recipe for beginners. Seriously, no need to be scared even if […]

free watercolor printable + Minc gold foil

so pretty! I can't wait to try the minc to make pretty stuff like this.

A few weeks ago I introduced you guys to the Minc, a new foil applicator from Heidi Swapp. This month I created a simple & elegant spring printable that looks great with or without the added glam of foil. I have more tips about the Minc to share with you as well – keep reading for […]

12 fantastic books to read this summer {2015}

great summer reading list - I can't wait to read some of these books!

One of my favorite things about summer is having a little more time to sit and read while my kids play in the sprinkler or at the park. I’m always looking for new book recommendations, so I thought I’d share 12 great books I’ve read in the past few months for you to put on your […]

easy photo tip #1: move your subject away from the background

same camera, same settings, but one picture is way better than the other! This photography post shows how much you can improve your photos by simply moving your subject away from the background. I've got to try this!

Hey guys! You all know by now that I’m not a pro photographer, but I do like taking pictures, and I’ve learned some tips in the past few years that have really improved my photos. Some of those tips are kind of involved, like how to meter for the best exposure, but some of them […]

the best camping recipes so you never have to eat hotdogs again

Now I can stop making hot dogs every time we go camping! I can't wait to try some of these recipes.

Ok, I actually like hot dogs. I do. Just not every single time we go camping. But getting everything ready to take the seven people camping is a ton of work – what with sleeping bags and pillows and tents and lanterns and toilet paper etc., – so I can never seem to spare the time to figure […]

the new Minc foil applicator from Heidi Swapp

so cool! the new minc foil transfer machine can add colored or gold foil to anything printed with a laser printer. Click through for a video showing how easy it is to use!

Last week I got a fun surprise in the mail: a brand new Minc Foil Applicator from Heidi Swapp. It’s awesome. With the touch of a button you can add foil to any design you can print out on a laser printer. Bright, shiny foil, that comes in a bunch of colors including my personal fave, gold. I […]