• DIY conversation hearts Valentine’s Day photo card
  • shot through the heart (shaped) Valentine’s brownies
  • freezer to oven single serving triple berry crisps
  • the classic tee maxi dress
  • 10 books not to miss from 2016

DIY conversation hearts Valentine’s Day photo card

What a fun idea! Take a photo of your child to make it look like she's holding a box of Sweethearts for a fun DIY Valentine's Day card. Easy instructions and free printable included.

When I was a kid, I LOVED getting boxes of conversation hearts on Valentine’s Day. I mean, any card with candy was awesome (meaning it didn’t get thrown away quite as fast as the non-candy ones). But the conversations hearts were just the awesome-est. So when I saw the boxes of Sweethearts hit the stores this […]

shot through the heart (shaped) Valentine’s brownies

Such a cute Valentine's Day treat! Shot through the heart brownies. Easy Valentine recipe to make with your kids.

Happy it’s almost Valentine’s Day, everyone. Of course, it isn’t actually almost Valentine’s Day, but just like Walmart, I’m going to pretend it is. Because we all know we need at least a full month to prep for any holiday, right? Anyway in honor of it being just over a month away from V-day, I’m […]

freezer to oven single serving triple berry crisps

these single serving berry crisps make perfect gifts! They're so easy to put together and keep in the freezer until you're ready to bake for a special treat to share. Super easy recipe.

When I want to let someone know I appreciate them, or welcome someone into the neighborhood, I always give them food – usually homemade bread or treats. Partially because I just like baking and partially because homemade food is what I’d want someone to give me. But I can’t tell you how many times I’ve baked […]

the classic tee maxi dress

how to make a pretty maxi dress using a free classic tee shirt pattern - easy sewing tutorial

Now that the holidays are over and things are (hopefully) settling down a bit, I am in the mood to sew! I’ve seen tons of gorgeous dresses made with super soft floral knits at the mall, but I’m not a fan of the $60 price tags. Luckily, I found a brushed polyester spandex knit at an Etsy […]

10 books not to miss from 2016

10 best books of 2016! Ten books not to miss from this past year. Great book list and gift ideas.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy the holidays is to steal a few hours to cuddle up with a good book (and some holiday treats!). Since 2016 is drawing to a close, I asked my good friend & librarian Amber to give us a list of the 10 best books from this year. These are amazing […]

make a personalized photo wall calendar + Photoshop Elements giveaway

Beautiful! I love this personalized photo wall calendar. Click through for the free template and a video tutorial. Easy, inexpensive DIY gift!

This is one of my favorite DIY gifts ever! Today I’m showing you how to make this cool 2017 wall calendar personalized with your own photos. I have a free template for you, so all you have to do is drop your photos into the template using Photoshop Elements and you have a gorgeous gift. […]

easy to decorate M&M Christmas sugar cookies

These are adorable! Mini M&Ms make it super easy to decorate Christmas sugar cookies. Fun kid activity and great sugar cookie and cream cheese frosting recipe.

So you know those cookie decorating videos you see on the internet? Where people magically turn a cookie into a piece of art? Ya, I can’t do that. I’m pretty good at making cookies, but I lack basic cookie decorating skills. Or maybe just the will to spend that much time on each cookies. And […]

crockpot caramel apple butter | DIY gift idea

This recipe for caramel apple butter is easy to make in the crockpot and tastes amazing! Wonderful DIY Christmas gift idea. Comes with free labels for the jars. Slow cooker recipe.

I’m not sure where apple butter has been all my life, but I recently discovered it and wow it’s amazing. I want to put it on everything: pancakes and English muffins and toast and ice cream. And graham crackers. Don’t get me wrong, I love homemade jam, but right now it’s apple butter all the way. […]