Vintage Coasters Turned Glitter Ornaments

I found these Christmas coasters at IKEA to simply use as what they were intended for. But after opening them up and seeing the cool vintage images, I had to glam them up with glitter! Now they are this year’s ornaments for our… Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Gift Your Neighbors for the Holidays

Tis’ the season for holiday gift giving! We love to make yummy treats and share them with our family and friends. I’ve got some peppermint bark going into containers to gift to my neighbors. But to help jazz them up… Continue Reading →

Wishes for the New Year Accordion Books

It’s hard to believe 2015 is almost here! After the Christmas festivities are over, we have a family tradition of writing our wishes for the new year. Sometimes we make one big family list, and other times we each make… Continue Reading →

Roller Skating Unicorn Cross Stitch Kit

Yes, this cross stitch kit is everything you need to create a roller skating unicorn – made of awesome! Who doesn’t love unicorns, roller skates, and cross stitching?! It comes from my crafty friend Rosalie, who’s local to Seattle and owner of the… Continue Reading →

Q-Tip Painted Holiday Trees

We love to craft for the holidays, making festive cards for family and friends. We’re using Q-tips to paint our holiday trees. The kids loved creating these dotted shapes! You can make these Q-tip trees in so many different ways. We made one as… Continue Reading →

Airplane Scavenger Hunt Printable

It’s almost time for holiday travel. Maybe you’re visiting family or maybe you’re going to a destination getaway for the holidays. Wherever you might be headed, we’ve come up with a fun airport scavenger hunt to help entertain the kiddies as… Continue Reading →

Colorful Stained Glass Candle Drawings

When I was teaching elementary school, these stained glass candle drawings were a project I used to do with my class every winter. Nothing calms a room like some zen coloring time! If your kiddo hasn’t made something like this… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Fun With Washi

I really can’t get enough of washi tape! I’m totally obsessed. So I was thrilled to receive this darling book Fun With Washi from my good friend and blogger, Jessica Okui of Zakka Life. We’ve been blog friends since I first… Continue Reading →

Fluffy and Festive Monogram Marshmallows

Sometimes I make hot chocolate just so I can pour in a bunch of marshmallows and eat them…don’t judge. When I saw these monogram marshmallows I immediately put them on my “to make” list for the holidays! These cute letter… Continue Reading →

Reindeer Ice Cream Sundaes

We kicked off our December fun with a cute and tasty dessert – Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer ice cream sundaes. I love any excuse to eat ice cream, even when it’s cold outside! How to make: Reindeer Ice Cream Sundaes This… Continue Reading →

Let’s Party With Holiday Card Treat Trays

As I’m getting ready to host a festive holiday party, a white elephant extravaganza, I’m turning a few holiday cards into treat trays! This is a great way to save those special holiday cards from friends and family you receive over the years, giving… Continue Reading →

$500 Holiday Cash Giveaway

What if you had $500 cash to spend on anything you wanted this holiday season? Gifts for family and friends, even something you might need for yourself! We can help!! We’ll add a little extra holiday cheer to your gift giving this… Continue Reading →

10 Interactive eBooks for Kids

I’m always on the look out for appropriate and educational apps and books I can share with my kids. We’ve found some really great interactive ebooks, great to have on your smart phone or tablet. With the upcoming holidays, these… Continue Reading →

Gooey Toffee Butter Popcorn To Snack On!

Raise your hand if you can’t resist all of the holiday treats that are around us this time of year! I am defnitely not one to turn down a good dessert during this holiday season. This gooey toffee butter popcorn… Continue Reading →

Quick Crochet Fall Leaf Pattern

I couldn’t resist crocheting these cute little leaves for fall. We have loads of beautiful fallen leaves on our front lawn and I thought I’d crochet up a few more leaves to add to the pile! I found some yarn scraps… Continue Reading →

Make Shaving Soaps for Him

As part of my quest to give handmade gifts, I happened upon the perfect idea for my husband: shaving soaps! We’ve also been trying to cut out as many commercial cosmetics as possible, and he actually prefers to use an… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Place Cards for Thanksgiving

To help prep for our Thanksgiving dinner, we’re making a few festive place cards for the holiday table. These were fun to make, with a few different items to watercolor, representing Thanksgiving. We all took turns choosing either pie, turkey… Continue Reading →

Stained Glass Turkey Craft

Turkey day is on it’s way! Time to decorate your house with fun Thanksgiving decorations. We’re crafting these festive window decorations – Stained Glass Turkeys! Your kids can make the turkey’s feathers with any color of tissue paper to shine… Continue Reading →

To the Market: Survivor-Made Goods

Last month I was invited to attend a blogger summit for the One Campaign and their work with girls and women. We gathered in Washington DC to learn more about what is happening in other countries, especially the African continent, concerning… Continue Reading →

Paddington Bear Party Ideas

Paddington is a cute and cuddly, often times curious, little bear. Fans of the books will be excited to know that a new Paddington film is arriving in theaters everywhere this January 16th. The film comes from the producer of the… Continue Reading →

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