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tulle sweatshirt dress | easy sewing tutorial

Add a pretty tulle skirt to a storebought sweatshirt for an adorable little girl's dress. How to sew a girls dress. Easy sewing tutorial.

Every once in a while I peruse the kids section at J. Crew to get sewing ideas. I’m not likely to spend $40 on a sweater or $70 on a dress for my six-year-old, but I do love the look of their clothes. I especially liked this tulle skirted sweatshirt dress I saw recently and decided to figure out […]

25 easy Valentine’s Day treats to make with your kids

Easy and fun Valentine's Day treats to make with your kids. Easy recipes perfect for a Valentine's party.

Seriously folks, I’ve decided most holidays are just an excuse to make fun treats. Not that I’m complaining, of course. I love cooking with my kids (translation: sometimes it’s worth a giant mess and the fact that everything takes at least four times longer than it should to let the kids have the fun of […]

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. […]