• make a dress longer using the lining | sewing tutorial
  • beachy photos frames {easy end of summer craft}
  • encouraging kids’ creativity with art kits & a giveaway
  • 20 amazing salsa recipes to try
  • tips for photographing babies {and a $100 Jo Totes giveaway!}

make a dress longer using the lining | sewing tutorial


A few weeks ago I showed you how I made a thrifted dress longer by adding a band of contrast fabric across the hem. That’s an easy method, but what if you don’t want to add contrast fabric? What if you want the lengthened portion to look just like the rest of the dress so […]

beachy photos frames {easy end of summer craft}


This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® Elmer’s and Wet Ones, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CraftandCleanUp http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Years ago my kids collected a bunch of small seashells on a trip to the beach and they’ve been saving them ever since. While cleaning out […]

encouraging kids’ creativity with art kits & a giveaway


Is summer starting to get long for anyone yet? I’m still enjoying it, but I have noticed my kids are beginning to get that “too much free time is starting to make us all a little grumpy” attitude. They know we don’t turn on anything electronic until after 3:30, but they are starting to ask […]

20 amazing salsa recipes to try


Nothing says summer like salsa, right? Except maybe homemade ice cream. Or any ice cream, for that matter. This is where (since I’m a blogger) I wax lyrical about how amazing salsa is and how it’s even better than ice cream and how you should want to make some right this minute! But I’m not […]

tips for photographing babies {and a $100 Jo Totes giveaway!}


I have some tips for you today to help you take great photographs of your baby, but before I get started I want to let you know that at the end of the post you have a chance to win $100 to Jo Totes so you can order an amazing camera/laptop bag! It can be […]

easy backyard games for more fun together this summer

four easy backyard games you can play with your kids to keep them happy this summer!

When I was a kid, the magic of summer was all about the fun things I got to do: staying up late, hunting for seashells on the beach, chasing down the ice cream truck with a handful of quarters scrounged from the change drawer. Now that I’m a mom, the magic of summer is more […]

20 pretty DIY paper flower tutorials

amazing collection of DIY paper flower tutorials - these look so real! perfect for weddings, parties, or just home decor.

Every time I drive up to my house I sigh just a little. My neighbors have gorgeous flowers out in their yards – pots and plants and bushes – while I have seven hundred bikes, trikes, and scooters scattered across my yard. I’m not so good with flowers – you actually have to pay attention […]

thrifted dress refashion | make a dress smaller & longer


It feels like about a million years since I’ve posted a refashion project. My pile of “things to refashion” was getting big and I wasn’t ever getting around to taking care of any of it, so I made myself stop buying things at the thrift store unless they fit as-is. But then I found this […]