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 →

Smiling Snowman Envelopes

Here is a fun way for your kids to decorate a Christmas or winter letter to grandparents or friends – smiling snowman envelopes! These are so quick and simple to draw, you could easily make a big stack for thank… Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Turkey Headbands

Cute and colorful turkey headbands are perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday. These are fun to make in a classroom setting, as I made these with my daughter’s school class. Or they are just the activity for the kids to make and… Continue Reading →

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Skillet Cookie

Gooey, chewy, chocolatey, peanut buttery, and delicious! There are too many words to describe this amazing chocolate chip peanut butter oatmeal skillet cookie from Averie of Averie Cooks! I love meals cooked in a cast iron skillet. Especially desserts! This… Continue Reading →

Washi Tape Christmas Book Review

Have you joined the washi tape train? It’s one of my favorite crafting supplies! It’s so easy to use and makes everything so festive and fun. Well, I’m so happy to share that my good friend and fellow craft blogger… Continue Reading →

Chalk Pastel Stenciled Turkeys

I thought my girls might be too old this year to make a silly Thanksgiving turkey craft, but they were totally still into it. Yay! We had great fun breaking out our chalk pastels and stenciling some colorful turkey feathers…. Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Apple Pie Tortillas

We’re making a deliciously simple dessert with the kids today! It involves apples, one of my kids favorite foods, for Apple Pie Tortillas! This makes for an easy dessert the kids can make for a fall party or even Thanksgiving. With… Continue Reading →

Apple Cider Quinoa Breakfast

Brisk fall mornings call for a hot breakfast. We rely on oatmeal many mornings, but sometimes we like to mix things up with a quinoa breakfast bowl instead. We love this apple cider quinoa – it’s sweet and flavorful, and… Continue Reading →

10 Memory Making Ideas for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us, which means hours spent on Pinterest searching for all things turkey and pumpkin! Search no more! We’ve teamed up with our most creative friends to give you a few unique ideas to make your holiday even… Continue Reading →

CraftFail Book Review

Oh, how I love this new crafty book, CraftFail: When Handmade Goes Horribly Wrong! It’s written by my good friend and fellow blogger Heather Mann of Dollar Store Crafts and it’s just what you need for your coffee table. Even my… Continue Reading →

Creating Pumpkin Yarn Art

Whether you’re crafting a few last minute Halloween crafts or creating something festive for Thanksgiving, these simple Pumpkin Yarn Art pictures are a fun way to decorate for the fall season! We’ve created yarn art for a few other holidays… Easter, Christmas,… Continue Reading →

Handcut Fall Leaf Wreath

I don’t own any kind of cutting machine, so when I want to do this kind of project, it means going old school – with a template and scissors! I actually find the process soothing and therapeutic once I get… Continue Reading →

10 Creative Gratitude Crafts for Big and Little Kids

Believe it or not, November is just around the corner. Like many of you, I’m sure, our family likes to spend a little extra time practicing gratitude during the month of November. We especially love activities that we can build… Continue Reading →

Monsterific Felt Puppets

These monster felt puppets are almost too cute to give a scare! Make a set of these for your little ones to spook this Halloween season! Your kids can put on a monsterific puppet show for everyone to enjoy! These… Continue Reading →

Beautiful Floral Fall Planters

My mouth dropped when I saw these gorgeous floral fall planters from Joy of Oh Joy! Welcome guests to your house this fall with these beauties! These pumpkin planters will last about 2-3 weeks with regular watering. Round up some pretty fall… Continue Reading →

Simple Soccer Snacks for Kids

Yes, I have the official title of “soccer mom”! But I love it! Our family loves to sit on the sidelines and watch the kids play. Even in the cold windy Seattle rain! And each season we’re in charge of snack for… Continue Reading →

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