• origami jumping frogs: easy folding instructions
  • the slouchy tee {free women’s sewing pattern}
  • fix that photo: remove a yellow color cast
  • 13 clever picture books you won’t get tired of reading to your kids
  • navajo tribal knit cardigan {julia cardigan sewing pattern review}

origami jumping frogs: easy folding instructions

nice photo instructions show how to hold an origami jumping frog. looks easy enough for kids!

I couldn’t believe it when I realized last week that I had never taught my kids to make origami jumping frogs. I learned how to fold these in sixth grade from a friend, and we had a blast making frogs of all sizes and colors, then seeing whose frog could jump the furthest and who […]

the slouchy tee {free women’s sewing pattern}

free sewing pattern for this easy women's slouchy tee in size L - with dolman elbow length sleeves

Hey guys, I have a new, super easy, great free sewing pattern for you today. Here’s why it’s so great: it’s roomy and slouchy, which makes it super comfortable, and there are no set in sleeves or hems, which makes it really easy to sew. In fact, there’s only one pattern piece for the front and […]

fix that photo: remove a yellow color cast

photos taken indoor can look yellow due to artificial lighting - find out how to fix them in one click!

When you take pictures inside, you’ll often end up with a photo that has a yellow or orange tinge to it. That’s because your camera can’t distinguish between white light (sunlight), warmer yellow light (most lightbulbs), and cooler blue light (cloudy day) unless you tell it to. While you can set your white balance beforehand […]

13 clever picture books you won’t get tired of reading to your kids

great list of the best funny, clever, and cute children's picture books - you won't get tired of reading these to your kids!

I have a confession to make. Although I love to read and I love the snuggly-ness of reading books to my little kids, I don’t always love the actual reading out loud part, especially when the same book is demanded four or five times in a row. It’s even worse when I’m asked to read a book […]

navajo tribal knit cardigan {julia cardigan sewing pattern review}

how to make a pretty navajo tribal knit cardigan using the Julia Cardigan sewing pattern

I’ve been wanting a tribal knit cardigan for a while now. The only problem is that I never go clothes shopping. Except at the thrift store, and you don’t see many trendy tribal knits hanging out at the thrift store. So I was pretty excited to see this gorgeous navajo sweater knit fabric at Girl Charlee […]

how to sew sweater knits {tips & tricks} + a giveaway!

how to sew with sweater knits - lots of great tips and tricks for sewing with sweater fabric

Once upon a time, if you wanted to make yourself a sweater, you needed to learn how to knit. These days, sweater knit fabrics are readily available both online and in local fabric stores, giving you the option to sew sweaters, as well as skirts, dresses, and more. Because most sweater knits are soft and very stretchy, […]

glazed lemon cookies {easy cake mix hack recipe}

these crazy delicious lemon cookies only take a few minutes to make since they start with a cake mix

Around here springtime means one thing: lemon cookies. Ok, not really, because we’d never had lemon cookies until a few days ago. But springtime (or almost spring) is as good a time as any for pretty yellow cookies that mix up in mere minutes thanks to the not-so-secret ingredient: a boxed lemon cake mix. We’ve […]

fix that photo: how to boost & brighten a dull photo

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Sometimes a little bit of editing can turn a good photo into a great one. In the next few weeks, I’m going to share a variety of simple photo edits that will help you make the most of the photographs you take. Today’s easy edit focuses on how to brighten and color boost a dull photo. […]