Make a Vintage Journal to Start the Year

A brand new year deserves a brand new blank journal! Make yourself one using the covers of a vintage book and archival drawing paper. Here’s how! Supplies for New Year’s Vintage Journal: Vintage hardcover book Archival drawing or sketching paper… Continue Reading →

6 Party Ideas for New Year’s Eve

With the new year approaching fast, it’s time to think about what fun ideas you can craft for a New Year’s Eve party! As we all know, DIY party ideas are the best! We’re sharing 6 fabulously fun ideas over at… Continue Reading →

Holiday Paper Tube Napkin Holders

Give your holiday table a little handmade love with these paper tube napkin holders! Kids can have fun decorating these before dinner and adding them to the table napkins before the party. These cute paper tube holders will work well… Continue Reading →

Krochet Kids – Handmade Crochet for Good

I first heard of Krochet Kids from my friend Lisette, who you might remember encouraged me to learn crochet a while back! I love how crochet has become such an amazing tool for good, through Teeny Tears and companies like Krochet… Continue Reading →

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 →

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