• free pattern for easy to sew teddy bear clothes (build-a-bear)
  • steakhouse sweet brown molasses bread recipe (just like outback!)
  • HUGE list of shows like Downton Abbey + seasons 1-4 giveaway!
  • add a ruffled hem to a girl’s sweater {easy sewing tutorial}
  • HUNDREDS of ideas to make planning & packing school lunch easier!

free pattern for easy to sew teddy bear clothes (build-a-bear)

love this! free sewing pattern for these easy teddy bear clothes (build a bear)

Growing up with four older brothers, my daughter doesn’t have as many “girly” toys as she’d probably like. That’s ok with me – I love watching her play with LEGOS and trains and all those other things hers brothers have enjoyed – but I recently realized that out of the boxful of Build-a-Bear clothes we […]

steakhouse sweet brown molasses bread recipe (just like outback!)

sweet honey molasses brown bread recipe - just like outback steakhouse!

My very favorite part of eating out at the Outback Steakhouse is when the sweet dark brown bread arrives before the meal. It’s soft and delicious, with a hint of molasses and honey. And after a few tries (five!), I think I’ve gotten a really good knockoff recipe down. I tried a few other recipes […]

HUGE list of shows like Downton Abbey + seasons 1-4 giveaway!

60 more period pieces (movies, miniseries, and tv shows) to watch if you love Downton Abbey!

So, those lucky Brits get to watch the Season 5 premiere of Downton Abbey in less than a week! Can you believe it? Those of us across the pond have to wait four more months to check back in with the beloved characters in our favorite period drama. But I have good news: today you have […]

add a ruffled hem to a girl’s sweater {easy sewing tutorial}

how to add a cute ruffled hem to a girl's sweater - easy sewing tutorial

I’ve been cleaning out closets and boxing up clothes the kids have grown out of lately. Stuffed in a drawer in my daughter’s room was a cute sweater from Old Navy with a pretty ruffled hem that I bought on clearance a few years ago – and never pulled out last winter when it was […]

HUNDREDS of ideas to make planning & packing school lunch easier!

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After the lazy days of summer I sometimes have a little trouble transitioning back into school year mode. Specifically, I find it much more difficult than it should be to start planning for 20 packed school lunches each week. (20!) Seriously, why is it so difficult to simply put together lunches for 4 kids each […]

how to take great photos of your kids – tips & tricks roundup

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We all want amazing photos of our kids, but the process of getting them can be, well, unpleasant to say the least. Kids have an amazing ability to figure out exactly what you want them to do, and then refuse to do it. For hours. Regardless of bribing, cajoling, and threatening (usually in that order). Even if […]

cute & comfy sweatshirt dress {girls sewing tutorial}

modify a raglan top pattern to sew this adorable girls sweatshirt dress

I know I’ve said this before, but this dress may be the cutest thing I’ve ever sewn. It’s made from soft sweatshirt fleece so it’s super comfy, which is always cute on little kids, but the gathers at the neck, sleeves, and pockets just make it adorable. I only wish I had something to where […]