how to make a photo collage blanket | DIY gift idea

This is gorgeous! How to make a photo collage quilt or blanket using Photoshop Elements. I really want to make one!

If you’re looking for an extra special handmade gift for someone this holiday season, I have a great idea for you: make a photo collage blanket. Take someone’s favorite photos, have them printed on fabric, and add a fuzzy backing for the coolest gift ever. Seriously, who wouldn’t love one of these? For today’s post, […]

how to cut snowflakes {video tutorial + free templates}

Cutting out snowflakes is one of our favorite holiday traditions! Learn how to cut snowflakes with this video tutorial and free snowflake templates. Easy Christmas or winter craft for kids.

One of our favorite holiday traditions growing up was cutting out paper snowflakes. Every year we would set aside one evening to sit around the dinner table and cut designs, making enough snowflakes to tape up on all the windows so that even if it didn’t snow it would still look festive. This year I […]

10 places to go have fun with your kids this summer

Don't let boredom ruin your summer! 10 super fun things to do with your kids when you need to get out of the house.

***Hey, there’s a giveaway worth $100 at the end of this post!*** I always have a vision of how amazing summer break is going to be: me and the kids sleeping in, spending lazy days relaxing at the pool, everyone getting along and the laundry magically doing itself. And it usually is that great–for the […]

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 […]

7 way to prepare your car for winter & a giveaway

I didn't know you could use a penny to tell if you need new tires! How to get your car ready for winter.

Winter driving can be a nightmare. Rain, snow, icy conditions and low visibility can make even a short trip nerve-wracking. I always tell my kids not to talk to me when I’m driving on snowy roads – I need all my attention for making sure we don’t slide off the road, which means there’s none left […]

buffalo chicken rollups {easy recipe}

Buffalo Chicken Rollups: this easy recipe is perfect for a quick dinner or holiday party appetizer. Only five ingredients!

‘Tis the season for baking, right? And candy making. And decorating gingerbread houses. I end up spending more time in the kitchen during the holidays than any other time of the year, and for the most part I love it. But I will admit that with all this extra cooking going on, it’s sometimes a bit […]

berry cheesecake fluff {a lighter holiday dessert}

This berry cheesecake fluff is quick and easy to make and works for a side dish or light holiday dessert!

As we head into the dessert extravaganza that we like to call the “holiday season,” I thought I’d share a recipe I just discovered: berry cheesecake fluff. This fluff is creamy and indulgent, so much so that I was certain it was made with cream cheese and maybe some actual cream. Instead, it’s made with lighter […]