PB Christmas wall sign knockoff {PEACE}


  So, putting up a sign that says “peace” at my house may be wishful thinking more than just holiday decorating, what with four boys and a little girl who gives them all a run for their money…but as soon as I saw this sign on Pottery Barn’s website I knew I could make it […]

dotted heart jeans {how to stencil a design on clothes}


Have you seen all the adorable denim out these days covered in polka dots, stars, and hearts? I decided my daughter needed a pair of polka dot jeans, but it’s hard to justify spending money on new pants for her when I already have a stockpile of garage sale jeans in her size. So I […]

how to build a DIY wood frame for photos and printables


I love text art. Subway art, chalkboard art, calligraphy, awesome quotes in cool fonts, etc. There are so many free printables available now that it would be easy to find one that’s perfect for every single room is your house. What’s a little more difficult is finding cool frames that don’t cost much, especially for […]

rolled book paper pumpkin {Halloween decorations}


I’ve seen quite a few pumpkins made from old books around blogland, and I love them. I wanted to put a new spin on the idea, so I created this rolled book paper pumpkin, based on some rolled book flowers I saw on pinterest (the pin no longer links to a tutorial; otherwise I’d link […]

family initials alphabet art + a Stampin’ Up! giveaway

If you saw the ABC stamped t-shirt I made for my kindergartener to wear on the first day of school, you might have been wondering about the awesome stamp set I used. It’s the Morning Post alphabet from Stampin’ Up! It’s a fairly large alphabet stamp set in a classic all-caps font. The coolest part […]

stamped alphabet t-shirt {first day of school outfit}


I was at the dollar store the other day and they had some plain white v-neck tees in my youngest son’s size. I brought one home for him and decided to make a fun alphabet shirt he could wear to his first day of kindergarten in a few weeks. We both love it! It was […]

DIY vintage prints wall art & Fancy Pants giveaway

Today’s project actually came about because I fell in love with a scrapbook paper&elements line called Park Bench from Fancy Pants Designs. I loved the colors and patterns and knew they’d look perfect in my somewhat revamped downstairs. I thought of just framing a selection of papers on the wall, but that seemed a bit […]

pretty office & craft supplies organization

I was chatting with a new friend the other day who mentioned she had seen my blog and now she wants to come see my house, since it must be awesome. I was flattered by her comment, but I giggled a bit because my house is by no means awesome. Sure, I like my kitchen […]