• easy & beautiful DIY fleece blankets
  • 25 cheap {but gorgeous!} DIY gift ideas
  • cookie mix gift sack | easy DIY Christmas gift idea
  • scary {not gory!} Halloween movies for teens & tweens
  • super easy photo edits in Photoshop Elements 15 & a giveaway

easy & beautiful DIY fleece blankets

These fleece blankets are gorgeous! How to make easy trimmed fleece blankets. Great DIY Christmas or holiday gift idea!

I was browsing my local Jo-Ann Fabrics the other day, waiting for my number to be called for the cut line. While helping my daughter figure out how many people were in between us (number 97) and the number currently being served (81), I noticed a section of new fabric–the softest, most beautiful fleece I’ve ever seen in […]

25 cheap {but gorgeous!} DIY gift ideas

Great list of gorgeous handmade gifts that are cheap and easy to make! Inexpensive DIY holiday and Christmas gift ideas - most are around $5!

Handmade gifts are the best, right? Except, of course, when they turn out totally lame, or cost you way more money than they were worth. That is not the best. To make sure that doesn’t happen to you, I’ve collected 25 DIY gift ideas that not only turn out gorgeous, they’re also cheap! Many of these gifts can […]

cookie mix gift sack | easy DIY Christmas gift idea

These cookie mix gift sacks make an adorable handmade Christmas gift, and they're easy and cheap to put together. DIY gift idea.

So I know it’s not even Halloween, but I’m already thinking about Christmas! Halloween’s fun, but Christmas is my holiday. I’m the ‘listen to Christmas music all year’ kind of person, much to my teenager’s dismay. And my big goal this year is to get my Christmas gifts made or purchased early so I can relax […]

scary {not gory!} Halloween movies for teens & tweens

great list of scary movies for tweens and teens to watch on Halloween - movies that are scary but not gory or bloody

My big kids are too old to trick-or-treat, so the past few years they’ve asked to get together with friends and watch scary movies on Halloween instead. I think that’s a great plan, but the hard part is finding scary movies that aren’t gory, violent, or otherwise inappropriate for teens and tweens. I know, lots of teens watch […]

super easy photo edits in Photoshop Elements 15 & a giveaway


If you’re a repeat reader here, you’ll know that lately I’ve been sharing lots of cool projects you can make using Photoshop Elements. And I get to keep giving copies of the software away, too! There’s another giveaway at the end of this post, so make sure to read all the way through. I happen to […]

easy Halloween spider cinnamon roll pops

What a fun idea for a Halloween treat! Easy spider cinnamon roll pops. Cute Halloween breakfast idea to make with the kids

When I was a teenager it seemed like my mom went to the grocery store every single day. I remember wondering why she didn’t just plan ahead a bit so she could go once a week and be done with it. I mean, it didn’t seem like it would be so hard to do. And for […]

Halloween pretzel monsters + ghosts

Awesome! Pretzel monsters and ghosts for Halloween. Fun, easy treat to make with the kids.

Happy halfway through September, people! I hope you’re all enjoying (or at least surviving) getting the kids back to school and figuring out who needs picking up up when, etc. Things are good here, except that I really struggle with carpool rage every morning while dropping off my kids at the elementary school. JUST STOP PARKING IN […]

free printable 2017 photo calendar {easy DIY gift}

Awesome DIY gift idea! Free printable 2017 photo calendar makes an easy, cheap, and very cool handmade Christmas or holiday gift for anyone on your list. Great gift idea for grandparents!

Hey, it’s September, which means it’s obviously time to start planning Christmas gifts, right? Right. Today I’m sharing free printables for my 2017 photo calendar so you can get started on your holiday gifts. This photo calendar is a great gift option because: 1) you can customize it with your favorite photos, 2) it’s really […]