• how to take great wedding photos when you’re not a pro
  • easy-to-sew blouse (a.k.a the breezy tee in a woven!)
  • easy + fancy chocolate cream cheese bundt cake
  • 50+ easy birthday party games for no-stress party planning
  • printable name labels {for school supplies & more!}

how to take great wedding photos when you’re not a pro

great tips on how to take great wedding photos even if you're not a pro photographer - I like #2!

Recently, I had the opportunity to take wedding photos for a close friend’s daughter. Now, I like photography and I’ve tried to learn to take pictures I’m happy with, but I don’t consider myself a professional photographer, so I was nervous. As in, really quite nervous. So my friend and I worked together to figure out what […]

easy-to-sew blouse (a.k.a the breezy tee in a woven!)

super easy blouse tutorial! It only takes two pattern pieces and a few seams to make, plus there's a free pattern in size L!

Alright guys, I’m pretty sure 1995 is calling my right now because it wants it’s hairstyle back. I’m growing out my hair and I’m just really not feeling this look. My stylist somehow gave it beach waves with her magic curling wand but now that I’m at home with my hair dryer and round brush this […]

easy + fancy chocolate cream cheese bundt cake

you won't believe how easy it is to make this chocolate cream cheese bundt cake! it starts with a cake mix, and it ends up amazing.

I’m a big fan of easy. A really big fan of easy. But I’ve got to say I also don’t mind showing up somewhere with a dessert that makes a bit of a statement. This easy chocolate cream cheese bundt cake looks pretty fancy, but is seriously so simple my kids could make it. And […]

50+ easy birthday party games for no-stress party planning

This is a GREAT list of easy birthday party games that don't cost much money and are easy to prepare. I'm totally using some of these ideas!

Alright ladies, repeat after me: planning my child’s birthday party does not have to stress me out. Period. We’ve somehow moved into an era of ah-mazing kid’s birthday parties, complete with magazine-worthy decorations, a bevy of color coordinated eats, and entertainment that’s planned to coordinate to the minutest detail with the party’s theme. Hey, if party planning […]

printable name labels {for school supplies & more!}

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Kids have an amazing ability to lose stuff. They lose everything: books, backpacks, lunches, assignments–everything! And, contrary to popular belief, just because I’m a mom does not mean I have a locating lost-possessions superpower. I wish. Although to be perfectly honest I’d prefer a noise reduction superpower if I had the choice. Anyway, I had this […]

criss cross maxi dress sewing tutorial

Cute DIY criss cross maxi dress sewing tutorial. Post shows how to make it using a free t-shirt pattern. I love that it has sleeves - this is my perfect summer dress!

Last summer I made a maxi dress using my free easy tee pattern as a base, and I love it because it’s comfy, roomy, and it has sleeves! This summer I wanted another maxi, so I started with my easy tee pattern again, and made a few adjustments to make this criss cross maxi dress. […]

back to school candy gram {make the first day special!}

Back to school candy gram - my kids would love to get one of these on the first day of school! Free printable for a candy poster.

When I was a teenager, we used to make giant candy bar cards for our friend’s birthdays, with the names of the candy bars standing in for some of the words in the note. It was so much fun! Plus, it makes for the coolest card ever. Today I have a free printable for an […]

easy pleated midi skirt tutorial + Girl Charlee KnitFix

Easy pleated midi skirt sewing tutorial. This is made with knit fabric and an elastic waistband so it's super quick to make!

So here’s the deal. I’m pretty realistic about what my body looks like, and what it looks best in (hello maxi dresses!). However, I really really love the look of full skirts that hit just below the knee. So last year I made an easy gathered skirt and posted a tutorial. Despite being told repeatedly by […]