• 10 amazing novels that will take you to a different time
  • DIY popsicle stick photo bracelet & PSE giveaway
  • DIY photo album necklace {perfect for Mother’s Day!}
  • how to get stuff done when you have little kids
  • faux granite coasters {handmade gift kids can make}

10 amazing novels that will take you to a different time

10 amazing historical novels that will take you to another place and time. I love finding new ideas for what books to read next! Great historical fiction

Ok guys, we’re getting to the end of the school year and I can’t tell you how much I want to go on a vacation! But the kids still have over a month of school left, so for now I’m curbing the vacation craving with some incredible historical fiction–books that take me somewhere and somewhen else. […]

DIY popsicle stick photo bracelet & PSE giveaway

DIY photo bracelets are cute, easy, and inexpensive to make with your favorite pictures. These bracelets are made from popsicle sticks and are a perfect handmade gift idea. Great idea for Mother's Day, Christmas, or to remember your special day (wedding!).

FYI, there’s a giveaway at the end of this post worth over $100 – keep reading! Over the past few years I’ve seen popsicle stick bracelet tutorials on various blogs, and while I always thought the idea was cool, the finished result always seemed a bit juvenile. Since Mother’s Day is coming up I’ve been thinking […]

DIY photo album necklace {perfect for Mother’s Day!}

DIY photo album necklace. This is so cute! It would be a perfect handmade gift for Mother's Day or a birthday. Easy tutorial + video and info on where to get the supplies.

Every year I think I’m going to buy myself a pretty Mother’s Day necklace personalized with my kids’ names, but I never seem to get around to it. This year I thought I’d try a couple DIY photo jewelry ideas instead, so today I’m sharing this cute DIY photo album necklace. Next week I’ll be […]

how to get stuff done when you have little kids

Great tips for how to get stuff done when you have little kids at home! Wish I'd read this years ago.

My youngest child is now five, but I remember what days were like back when I had more toddlers than hands to hold them with: the way walls got “decorated” on what felt like a daily bases, the way a mess could multiply in seconds, and the way it seemed like I could never, ever sit down long […]

faux granite coasters {handmade gift kids can make}

These are beautiful! Faux granite coasters make a gorgeous handmade gift (perfect for Mother's Day or Christmas!), but they're so easy to make kids can do it! Quick, cheap, inexpensive DIY gift.

Yesterday I shared the pen & alcohol tile art my younger kids had so much fun creating when their Grandma visited for spring break. Today I’m going to show you how my older kids put their own twist on that fun art project and created colorful faux granite coasters. The coasters turn out so pretty […]

easy pen & alcohol tile art for kids

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My mom came to visit last week and brought the coolest art project with her: pen and alcohol tile art. Seriously, this project kept 7 kids (ages 5-15) busy for HOURS. Literally, hours and hours. It’s fun, it’s cheap, and it’s easy. And the best part is that it will keep your kids creating for […]

25 amazing cake mix hack recipes

Cake mix hacks! 25 amazing easy recipes that start with a box cake mix: donuts, bars, waffles, cookies, muffins, truffles, and more

Ok, I’m generally a from-scratch kind of girl, but when it comes to cakes, I’m totally cool with starting with a boxed mix. With a little love, those boxes produce pretty darn good cakes. What’s even better is that with the right recipe, they can produce all sorts of other delicious desserts, from donuts and […]

the “hello spring” girls’ top | free pattern in size 4/5

So cute! Free printable PDF pattern for this easy to sew girls' dress or top, plus a great step by step photo tutorial. Pattern comes in girls size 4/5

Last week I shared the free “hello spring” dress and top pattern in girls’ size 4/5, as well as photos of the dress version. Today I wanted to show you what the top looks like. Cute, right? I just love those gathered fluttery sleeves, and the little peplum on the bottom is pretty adorable too. […]