• punch card bookmark to encourage & reward reading
  • Steve Jobs “crazy ones” quote | free art print
  • homemade dark chocolate fudge ice cream
  • fingerprint art | fun & easy craft for kids
  • the classic tee free pattern | elbow length sleeves

punch card bookmark to encourage & reward reading

Good idea to encourage and reward reading: free printable punch card bookmarks. Punch a hole each time kids read, and when the card is full they get a reward. Good idea for reluctant readers.

I’m lucky; my kids love school. It means heading back to school is exciting and fun for all of us–they can’t wait to see their friends and I can’t wait to go grocery shopping alone. (Alone! With no one asking me for anything. It’s amazing, people.) But getting back into the swing of homework can […]

Steve Jobs “crazy ones” quote | free art print

"Here's to the crazy ones" quote by Steve Jobs art print. Free quote printable in three colors, perfect for teens or dorm room decor.

Last year my son discovered this quote by Steve Jobs: “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… The ones who see things differently – they’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or villify them, but the one thing […]

homemade dark chocolate fudge ice cream

This homemade dark chocolate fudge ice cream is amazing! It's rich and creamy and better than anything you can get at the grocery store. Click through for the step by step video that makes it easy to follow the recipe.

I like my ice cream dark. Dark and fudgey. Chocolate ice cream from the grocery store really doesn’t interest me. It’s this barely brown stuff that (I suppose) tastes a bit like chocolate. When I eat ice cream, I want something dark and rich and creamy and amazing. So a few years ago I went on […]

fingerprint art | fun & easy craft for kids

Fingerprint art is so much fun! It's an easy activity for kids of all ages that will keep them busy for hours.

My little kids have a new favorite activity: fingerprint art. They have spent hours in the past few weeks making finger and thumb prints and then adding details with a black Sharpie to turn the prints into all sorts of animals, monsters, bugs, etc. It’s a fantastic boredom buster: it keeps them busy and quiet without the […]

the classic tee free pattern | elbow length sleeves

Get the free sewing pattern for a classic tee shirt and learn how easy it is to sew a t-shirt.

A few weeks ago I shared a free pattern for a classic tee shirt in women’s size large. I included two sleeve lengths on the pattern – short sleeve and elbow length. I wanted to give you a look at how the top looks with the longer sleeve length. To get a copy of the […]

20 fantastic audiobooks for kids & adults

Great list of audiobooks to listen to in the car split up by age: kids, tween, teens, and adults. Perfect for long road trips!

I love reading, but listening to audiobooks had never really appealed to me until about ten years ago, when I had three kids and realized quite how much of the rest of my life I’d spend in the car. My husband and I decided that we wouldn’t allow screens of any sorts on car rides (unless we […]

how to play California Speed | easy card game

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Remember back in the day when life was boring? When you couldn’t choose anything in the world to watch whenever you wanted or download a new app every day of the week? Back when we had to make our own fun? Amazingly enough, I kind of miss those days. I love technology as much as […]

how to sew a raglan tee maxi dress | sewing tutorial

Great tutorial for how to sew this beautiful tee shirt maxi dress for women using a free tee shirt pattern. Easy sewing tutorial.

I don’t own a little black dress. Fashion magazines would tell me that’s a total fashion faux pas, but honestly, where in the world am I going to wear one? I do, however, own two long grey maxi dresses. I can wear these babies anywhere: they look cute and feel like pajamas, which always sounds just […]