• homemade artisan bread {easiest bread recipe EVER!}
  • how to fix your jeans waistband {no more jeans gap!}
  • DIY photo mounting for a cheap + easy gallery wall
  • DIY sweater laptop tote {easy sewing tutorial}
  • teach kids to fold laundry with this simple hack!

homemade artisan bread {easiest bread recipe EVER!}

This artisan bread recipe is so easy to make and turns out amazing! It only takes 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of hands on time for crusty, delicious bread! How to make bread.

If you’ve ever perused the recipe archives here you’ll realize that I really like bread. It’s one of my favorite things to bake, and I make if often. Often enough that I couldn’t believe I’d never tried this ultra-simple artisan bread recipe before. This recipe only has 4 ingredients, takes just 5 minutes of hands-on […]

how to fix your jeans waistband {no more jeans gap!}

No more jeans gap! How to fix the waistband of your jeans so it doesn't gape in the back and show too much when you sit down. This is genius. Easy sewing tutorial.

So, as strange as it is to be talking about this online, I’ve got some junk in the trunk. I’m ok with that, but there is one problem: when I find jeans that fit well in the bum and thighs, they’re a little too big in the waist, which leads to another annoying problem…the waistband never […]

DIY photo mounting for a cheap + easy gallery wall

Use this easy tip to space pictures on your wall perfectly! No more hammering in a bunch of nails trying to get things straight!

Mount large prints on dollar store foam core board for an easy, inexpensive way to create a large gallery wall. Also, learn the best way to get them spaced perfectly when you hang them! We moved into our new house last May and as of last week I still hadn’t hung one thing up on the […]

DIY sweater laptop tote {easy sewing tutorial}

What a fun idea! Make a DIY laptop tote from a thrifted sweater. She even used a belt for the handles! The sewing tutorial looks super easy.

We just got a Chick-fil-A in town and I’m beginning to discover why every mom in the country loves that place so much. It’s clean, the employees are helpful and friendly, my daughter loves the play place, and the food is actually good! Since it’s so cold out here, it’s a great place to hang […]

teach kids to fold laundry with this simple hack!

GENIUS! This simple cardboard folding helper makes it easy for kids fold their own clothes - what a great way to teach them to clean up. Click through to see how to make this laundry hack for $1.

I am a firm believer in teaching kids to do chores around the house, even when it’s easier to just do them yourself. However, there’s one chore I never have the little ones help with. (And no, it’s not loading the dishwasher – I’m not one of those people who won’t even let another adult touch […]

the best parenting hacks {products to make your life easier!}

These are genius! The best parenting hacks - products that will make your life with kids SO MUCH EASIER! I wish I'd had some of these when my kids were little.

So, I think we can all agree that parenting’s just kinda tough. Clothing, feeding, and caring for a tiny person (or two, or three, or more) is hard enough, but add in teaching her all the things she needs to know while navigating a landmine of legos and Barbie shoes and you now have a herculean task. […]

mini pancake donuts {fun breakfast idea}

This is so fun - you can make donuts out of pancake mix! What a great breakfast idea for kids, and lots healthier than traditional donuts!

We’ve had our mini donut maker for a couple of years and my kids love making cute little cake mix donuts. A couple of blog readers commented on that post that they had tried pancake batter in the donut maker, and we just had to see how it turned out. The verdict? A success! They taste just like […]

20 kid art projects pretty enough to frame

These are so cool! 20 kid art projects that turn out pretty enough to frame. Fun kids craft and activity ideas.

Ok, the fun part of winter is done, right? The magical snowy lead-up-to-Christmas winter fun is long gone, and now we’re stuck with the wet, dark, dirty-snow days of January and February. LONG days with the kids inside. Days when you NEED some easy activities that will keep the little ones busy and protect what […]