• 20 best DIY photo & picture frame tutorials
  • 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

20 best DIY photo & picture frame tutorials

20 best DIY photo frame tutorials on the web - some of these are super cool! Less expensive than buying frames, and you can make them in any size or style you like.

We moved into a new house just over three months ago, and I don’t have one thing hung up on a wall yet. Kinda pathetic, I know, but I’m working on it…when I’m not watching Masterpiece Theatre and eating ice cream, that is. Anyway, part of my decorating problem comes down to the fact that […]

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 […]