Simple Egg Carton Snowflakes


Ahhhh, winter time. It’s the time of year when we are torn between hibernating and tackling stuff like crazy. I’m also always torn between decorating for Valentine’s Day or decorating with snowflakes. I guess both would be cute together, but after the décor-overload of Christmas, I like to take a break from holiday décor. We usually go through about 3-4 cartons of eggs a week and I was looking at … [Read more...]

On Balance and Space Boats


This past weekend, I attended a Bloggy Boot Camp in downtown Chicago. We heard from successful PR folks, learned about Google+, writing an ebook, getting on TV, all those big important blogging things that I want to do. But the topic I was looking forward to the most was the session on balance. Balance. Talk to anyone and it’s probably something they struggle with. Moms, students, women, men, … [Read more...]

Milk Cap Glitter Spiders


I love these little spiders, they make me happy inside. I don’t typically do Halloween decor. I’m lucky to get fall stuff up and blogged. Cause every year it’s the same craziness: you have fall décor that goes up when it’s still hot out. Then you put up some Halloween, and BAM, BIG HOLIDAY! Then you take it down and put up some more fall, then BAM, another BIG HOLIDAY! Then it’s Christmas. BAM … [Read more...]

Black and White ABC Magnets


I needed some ABC magnets up in this house. Not the colorful, fun kind, oh no. I needed some boring magnets that would blend in with my kitchen. No fun allowed, not on my fridge. errr, umm... These letters are vinyl stickers that you’d use to stick onto your mailbox, I found them in the signs and mailboxes section of my favorite orange home improvement store. Nice and industrial. And … [Read more...]

Instagram Photo Coasters


Hey guys, I’m going to be on the latest season of “So You Think You’re Crafty”! You can head over and vote for me for this week’s challenge, “Stashbusting”, aka using up supplies you already own so your friends don’t nominate you for an episode of Hoarders. ;) Today, I’m sharing a tutorial for the Instagram Photo Coasters that I submitted for the audition round of SYTYC. They were easy to do, … [Read more...]

A Stick, Letters, Some Birds, and a Whole Lot of Mod Podge


How’s that for a title? SEO?! Ha! I just returned from Haven (you can tell I learned a whole bunch...) and I have about 3 recaps in draft. I’m sorry, I stink. No, I’m not sorry. Life got in the way, and you are not top priority here. ;) BUT! I have an awesome project to share with you. The lovely folks at Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social (remember the giant Martha Stewart box?), blessed me with … [Read more...]

Handprint Flower Planter


    This Mother's Day, I wanted something that my mom could actually use. Something that my young kids could help with. And something that didn’t scream “my young kids helped with this”. I decided to use flower stencils, paints, and brushes to make my daughter’s handprints into flowers on a planter. Here’s what you need: -large planter (mine is from IKEA) -Martha Stewart Crafts sea … [Read more...]

Be My Sloppy Valentine


Valentine’s Day snuck up on me, did it do the same for you?! Lily’s at an age (almost 3) where she’s starting to understand holidays. Christmas was a blast, and she’s been talking about hearts and love and giving people Valentines. I feel bad, I wanted to start getting stuff up early and go all out, but with three under three, two toddlers with opposite nap schedules (I’m not complaining – at … [Read more...]

No-Cost Paper Grocery Bag Valentines!


  If I had to name my blog crushes, Erin from Lansdowne Life would be right up there! Post after post she comes up with amazingly creative ideas, DIY, and repurposes things you wouldn’t have even thought of. They live in an 81 year old house and are constantly renovating (love!). Her blog is a HUGE source of inspiration and you could fill a pinboard with pretty much everything on … [Read more...]

Scribble Christmas Trees

I got these HUGE sheets of green paper from my mother-in-law and since they were green, decided to put them to work as Christmas decorations ;) Lily and I started out by coloring the huge pieces of paper. I would draw shapes, she would color them in. We then switched to having crayon races, and trying to go FAST! and sloooooow. I cut the paper into three triangles, then cut some stars out of … [Read more...]