We’re right in the middle of the fall season and the leaves on the trees couldn’t be more beautiful. It’s a perfect time to take a drive through a canyon, near the mountains, or even on maple tree lined streets! To help us replicate some of those colorful leaves, we’re crafting something fun over at […]

I’ve made it a new goal to get back in the kitchen and cook at home as much as possible. But in order to get in the habit of cooking dinner (I’ve been bad), I really need a weekly plan. I’m happy to have partnered with Staples and their new Arc Quilted Notebook and Avant Pen, […]

We are back with mo’ #mustachebombing fun for Movember! We love to celebrate this fabulous month, bringing awareness to men’s health issues, and having fun gettin’ hairy! Help us celebrate by adding a mustache to all of the things! There’s no wrong answer. #MustacheBomb it all! Follow the instructions I mustache of you! Here’s what you do to […]

We’re already looking forward to the next fall holiday and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. To help us celebrate, I’ve partnered with the upcoming movie FREE BIRDS, to bring a clever new way to create a hand turkey to craft at the Thanksgiving kids table. (In fact, I think these birds are hoping the only […]

We have another spook-tastic Halloween craft happening over at Craftspiration! These Halloween Thumbprint Cards are a great gift to make for family and friends. Even classmates and teachers would love to receive one of these for Halloween. It would make a great activity for a classroom party. You can create a few pumpkins, hanging spiders, […]

My daughter and I are at it again with a Halloween craft over at Craftspiration. These Mummy Ghost Bookmarks are a perfect craft to make and take for a Halloween party with family, friends, or classmates. It’s also a great way for kids to practice hand-eye coordination and small motor skills as they thread yarn […]

I’m doing my part to #HelpWomenAtRisk! Between October 1-31, my friends Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest — co-authors of Minimalist Parenting — are donating 100% of royalties for books purchased via WOMEN AT RISK, an Ethiopian organization that helps women lift themselves out of prostitution. Join us! #HelpWomenAtRisk by purchasing Minimalist Parenting using this special Amazon […]

I’m a pretty crafty person, so you’d think this wasn’t an issue for me. But every year seems to bring on a new level of Halloween costume anxiety. It comes for both me and the kids. We are thinking about this months in advance, but it always comes down to the final week of Halloween […]

Crochet a Pumpkin Stem Cozy

by Marie on October 11, 2013

I’m on a crochet kick for October with all kinds of fun pumpkin goodies! Today I’m sharing my cozy for a pumpkin stem. Those ouchy pokey stems are never fun to hold, so I’ve crocheted a simple cozy to cover up all snuggly! Note: Always hold your pumpkin from the base, never just the stem. […]

Guest post by Casey of Life with Roozle I was a picky eater as a kid. I didn’t like meat or cooked vegetables or anything spicy. I liked food that didn’t have a lot of flavor. My mom had three kids to feed and two were my very hungry older brothers, so my pickiness wasn’t […]

How could I resist?! October is such a great time for crafts and how can I not crochet something with the shape of a pumpkin? Pumpkin crafts are the best! Pumpkins + Crochet = Cute! For these Crochet Pumpkin Coasters I used the exact same pattern as my Watermelon Coaster from this past summer, but I don’t […]

Guest post by Pauline of Club ChicaCircle Hello everyone! I’m so thrilled to be here today sharing this super easy and cute Halloween decoration idea. I love, love, love candy corn! This time of year, it is my weakness. This iconic striped candy is what inspired these candy corn luminaries that adorn my front stoop. They make […]

Are you ready for some pumpkins, witches, and ghosts… oh my?! Halloween is my favorite. There are so many spooktacular things to make and do. It’s a DIYers dream to have 31 whole days to craft up something festive and fabulous leading up to Halloween. We’ve crafted 31 frightastic Halloween crafts for you here at Make […]

Making Yarn from an Old T-Shirt

by Marie on September 30, 2013

You know my love of crochet, I’ve been sharing a lot of my latest projects over at Instagram. But I’ve recently been wanting to crochet with fabric or old t-shirts. So when I went online to find some video tutorials, I came up with a few fabulous ones and have now made my own yarn […]

Simple Supper: Turkey Roll-ups

by Marie on September 27, 2013

I’m all for quick easy, especially when it comes to cooking dinner. And if I can make something with 5 ingredients or less, I’m a happy mom! So I’ve partnered with Butterball to bring you another family favorite recipe that makes mom happy… Turkey Roll-Ups with only 5 ingredients. A Turketarian’s dream dinner. Hooray! This is a great dinner for […]

The fall season is well on it’s way with chilly weather and turning leaves. Along with thoughts of fall, apples always come to mind. We love apple crafts, some of my favorite projects have something to do with apples. Today is no different with our next Craftspiration video – Gumdrop Apples! Make one of these […]

Do you love fabric? Do you love to quilt? Well my good friend Pamela of QuiltBLISS is hosting a fabulous retreat ready to send you to fabric heaven. There are only 3 tickets left including accommodations, or you can sign up for a day pass. Here’s more info:  QuiltBLISS is a premier quilting retreat and is […]

Friends!! I’m so excited to share a fun new video series I’ve been creating with Ulive.com and my darling daughter, Lucy… Craftspiration! We’re so excited to share our first video with you, all about back to school and Backpack Name Tags. You’ll want to create one for all the backpacks in the house or maybe one for […]

We are big fans of mexican food. My kids gobble up tacos, enchiladas, and burritos. For today’s dinner, I’ve partnered up with Butterball to bring you another family favorite recipe for our Turkey Taco Pie. It’s a great way to serve up everyone’s favorite food in a new way, helping to spice things up. Yes, […]

It’s that time of year… back to school! With my kids settling in, it’s time to cheer on our teachers and let them know we’re excited for this new school year. To help celebrate these fabulous people, I’ve partnered up with Scotch Expressions to make something fun, flashy, and personalized. Jazz up a plain ‘ol mug […]

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