Letter Tracing Sheet Printable

a simple tracing printable for letters, great for practice or for displaying as artwork!

My 5 year old and almost-4 year old have been really into practicing letters lately. Up to this point, I've just written them out for the kids to practice and we've filled up notebooks fast. I was unimpressed with the ones I found online filled with watermarks and lines and so on. I wanted something SIMPLE! Something that I could easily frame and display as art. So of course being a DIY-er, I made … [Read more...]

Free Printable Popcorn Valentines

Free printable for popcorn Valentines! For boys and girls, nut-free, dairy free treat.

  We are new to the whole Valentine thing. My oldest, Lily, isn't in preschool but does go to what she calls "church preschool" every Sunday. I wanted to make a special treat for her to bring, but was kinda clueless as to what. Treat or no treat? I know that peanut/tree nut free is important, as well as other allergens like dairy or egg or whatever. Little toys? Those sweet paper character … [Read more...]

DIY Sharpie Letter Garland with Free Printable

make a DIY scribble letter garland! free #printable letters included!

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #StaplesSharpie http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. Lately I have been crushing on gold, hand drawn designs, and garlands. So I decided to put the three together and made a letter garland. I've attached a few printables to this post so that you can make one of … [Read more...]

31 Ways to Have a Better Day Printable

Oh I SO need to print this out! 31 things to do to have a better day #printable

I've been asked by family, friends, and readers to make my "31 Things to Do to Have a Better Day" post into a printable version. Ask and you shall receive! This list has helped me out even when I just wanted to wallow in my bad day and stay crabby. Darn you, list. You're that good. Here's a preview of the list, but don't print this, it's not very good quality. Click through to download a … [Read more...]

Picnic Date in the Park with My Mom


Many of my childhood memories are of going to the park with my mom. We would travel to parks in other towns and have a picnic lunch, bring our bikes and make a parade there, get ice cream, or go to a park near a pond and feed the fish. We’d drive across town and visit “the train park”, or to the “pirate ship park”, or even just a short walk to our neighborhood park with the really, really big … [Read more...]

Garden Inspired Artwork

Finally! A "garden inspired" project that actually looks like a garden. How to make garden inspired artwork via @whbsblog

Spring is here and all over Pinterest, blogs, and Facebook you're probably seeing lots of gorgeous spring and garden inspiration: bright colors, luscious florals, greenery, burlap, and lots of life! But when I look outside my window, all I see is this: dead sticks, dead grass, and a whole lot of mud.   I wanted to make some "garden inspired" artwork that was a bit more … [Read more...]

Color Outside the Lines Printable Coloring Page

free printable - coloring outside of the lines

Round 2 of Creating with the Stars just let out and wah, wah wah. I didn’t make it through. I know, right?! I’m BUMMED. But holy cow, I am thrilled to have been chosen to compete in the first place! And to make it to Round 2! Here’s a pic of my project, a Puffy Painted Anthropologie Duvet Knock-off (tutorial to come shortly): But I did learn a big lesson. I like fun things and … [Read more...]

Color Blocked Easter Brunch Tablescape


I don’t do a lot of seasonal decorating, but there is just something about spring. Spring brings bright colors, whimiscal patterns, and a little bit of life into your home while the weather outside is still crummy. And you’re still getting snow. In mid-March. I’ll stop right there. ;) Come on, spring! I’ve been wanting to do a table setting for brunch and our dishes were looking shabby. Target … [Read more...]

Why I’m Boycotting Spray Paint


I didn’t know how quite how to say this, but I’ve been thinking about it about lately and I need to get it off my chest. I’ve decided I’m going to boycott spray paint.   Yep, you heard that right. I’ve loved using spray paint here or there for the last few years. It’s quick, simple, cheap, they have great colors, and I get an excuse to go outside in order to do it. One might say that I … [Read more...]

Mom Cave Makeover Reveal

bright, colorful, and happy #MomCave #before and #after with #LaZBoy and whitehouseblackshutters.com

Are you ready for my mom cave reveal? You are not going to believe this after. Does that even look like it could be a room in my house?! When I first talked about creating my mom cave, I thought it would be fun to have its own little corner in my family room. But as I tried to work amongst the chaos, it just wasn’t happening. I decided to take over and transform our rarely-used living … [Read more...]