easy DIY race medal holder & display

great DIY way to display all your race medals! This one is for triathlon medals, but it would be easy to customize for any type of race or event. Great gift idea!

Three years ago my husband decided to spend the summer training for a triathlon. He was a true beginner at the sport: when he started he couldn’t run more than a mile without stopping and he’d never swum distances before. By the end of the summer he completed his first triathlon: a sprint distance that included […]

cozy felt Christmas tree garland & $100 Jo-Anns card giveaway

cute Christmas tree garland - Land of Nod knockoff - easy DIY holiday decoration

It finally snowed here over the weekend, much to my kids’ delight. We’ve had unseasonably warm weather, which I’ve been loving, but the kids keep telling me it doesn’t feel like Christmas until there’s snow. I’ll admit, there is something about a snowy day that makes me want to turn on the Christmas music and […]

gorgeous DIY snowflake table runner {made easy w/Silhouette}


So today I have another Silhouette project to share with you guys <–affiliate link. (Hey, if you’re in the market for a Silhouette they have amazing Black Friday deals going on right now! Check out this post for all the details, or head right to the Silhouette store and use the coupon code AUTUMN for […]

easy DIY Christmas pillow & a Silhouette giveaway!

love this deck the halls Christmas pom pom pillow! post explains how to use your silhouette to cut the fabric to make this pillow.

So last year on Black Friday I bought myself something I’d been coveting for a long time: a Silhouette CAMEO cutting machine. Silhouette runs amazing deals on Black Friday weekend and I’d been wanting a Silhouette for ages, so I finally went for it. ETA: this year’s Black Friday deals have started! Visit this post for all the details, […]

20 pretty DIY paper flower tutorials


Every time I drive up to my house I sigh just a little. My neighbors have gorgeous flowers out in their yards – pots and plants and bushes – while I have seven hundred bikes, trikes, and scooters scattered across my yard. I’m not so good with flowers – you actually have to pay attention […]

DIY decorative throw pillows sewing tutorial


My good friend Amber, who blogs at Crazy Little Projects, has a fun series going on this year called the Sew Crazy Challenge. The first Monday of each month she’s posting a sewing tutorial and linking to other bloggers posting a tutorial in the same theme – the challenge is to sew along with one of […]

DIY string art decor tutorial & tips

great string art tutorial for Valentine's Day

So here’s the deal on string art: totally cool and completely doable. Ya ya, I know it’s not the newest kid on the pinterest block, but there’s a reason people like it – it’s just pretty! and there are no special skills required. If you can drive in nails and wrap string, you can make […]