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What to Pack for a Day at the Beach

+-*Oh, the beach. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Do you feel the same? My husband and I recently spent a week at the beach in Hawaii, Maui to be exact, taking a second honeymoon. So very relaxing… Continue Reading →

Wise Craft Handmade Book

+-*If there’s one blog I can remember reading as probably one of the first I ever laid eyes on years ago, it’s Wise Craft. Blair Stocker is the author of this amazingly authentic and creative blog, always creating art and… Continue Reading →

Super Fun Tie Dyed Rice Krispie Treats

+-*School is out, and summer is here! These tie dyed rice krispie treats look like such a fun summer kid’s activity to do in the kitchen! They are so colorful and delicious looking! I can’t wait to try this activity with… Continue Reading →

Lazy Summer Lunch Ideas

+-*This post could have been called ‘Encouraging Independence in the Kitchen’ or ‘Lunches Young Kids Can Make’, but let’s be honest – I am simply feeling lazy about fixing lunches now that summer vacation has hit our house! Here are… Continue Reading →

Southwest Summer Giveaway for a Family Getaway!

+-*Summer is here! Even in Seattle, the sun is shining bright and it’s fabulous! It’s making me excited to prep for summer trips. Do you have plans for a summer getaway? Maybe I can help. I’ve joined up with Southwest… Continue Reading →

Crochet Sun Coasters for Summer Parties

+-*Summer is upon us and those backyard parties are a comin’! Stitch up these fun Crochet Sun Coasters to add a little summer flare to your party. We’ve also made crochet watermelon coasters, those would be fun for summer sippin’ too! I… Continue Reading →

25 Chapter Books for Summer Reading

+-*I have taken some of my favorite books and put them into this list for summer. Some of them are magic, some are adventure, all of them are books you will have fun with in the sun. These books are appropriate… Continue Reading →

Making Hair Bows with Minnie

+-*How fun is this new book, Minnie in Paris? Minnie is invited to bring her hair bows to showcase at the fashion show in Paris, oh la la! My girls are all about crafts and fashion, so this book fit in… Continue Reading →

Getting Crafty at SNAP! Conference

+-*Just a few weeks ago I was able attend the SNAP! conference in Salt Lake City. Craft bloggers come from all over to attend to learn and grow as a DIY and craft blogger. And I was excited to bring… Continue Reading →

Strawberry Lemonade Iced Tea

+-*Now that Memorial Day is behind us, it means summer is officially here!  Yay!  It may not technically be summer, if we want to be super accurate, but for all intents and purposes, it’s summer. Beaches are open, the weather… Continue Reading →

Make Leather Bookmarks for Father’s Day Gifts

+-*I recently came across a leather artisan who was selling leather scraps and scooped up a bunch for crafting. I couldn’t wait to use some in a project, and what better medium to use for gifts for dads? With Father’s Day… Continue Reading →

Gettin’ Our Craft On with Green Kid Crafts

+-*We are gettin’ our craft on with some fun, silly, and slimy discovery crafts! I’m happy to be partnering with Green Kids Crafts to showcase their fun and creative crafts in a box, mailed right to your door every month. All… Continue Reading →

13 Ideas to Celebrate National Doughnut Day

+-*Let’s talk about donuts for a minute. I think we can all agree that donuts are not only delicious, but they are super trendy and all over the internet right now! National Doughnut Day is June 6th (best holiday ever??) and… Continue Reading →

101 Ideas for Washi Tape Crafts

+-*Have you joined the washi tape craze? We sure have. It’s the best! I love it for jazzing things up, it always gives that little extra bit of flare. I also love it for my kids to use for decorating…. Continue Reading →

Handmade Inspiration from Craftcation

+-*Back in April I attended the ever fabulous creative conference, Craftcation, and I have to say it’s just that… a craft vacation. Hosted by Nicole and Delilah of Dear Handmade Life, they put on an amazing weekend filled with creative inspiration…. Continue Reading →

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies for a Special Treat

+-*These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies I found at the M&T Spotlight from Food Fanatic are screaming for me to make and bake! They might be the perfect after school treat to share with my kiddos after a long day at school. More cookies… Continue Reading →

Crafty Flip-Flop Posters to Gear Up for Summer Fun!

+-*While we have been experiencing a heat-wave here in California, I know many of you are still looking for a little spring weather to make its appearance. Either way, summer is coming (yay!), and if you have school-age kiddos, they… Continue Reading →

10 Ways to Celebrate Our Favorite Books

+-*We’re big readers at our house, books seem to be coming out of our ears! Have you seen Matt’s book reviews yet? We’re having fun posting those, with more to come. As we finish a book, it’s fun to keep the… Continue Reading →

The Cutest DIY Donut Balloons

+-*Ok, I am obsessed with these DIY donut balloons from Studio DIY. Aren’t they the cutest thing ever?? I just made them for my donut birthday party and had to share them with all of you! Super easy project to… Continue Reading →

Hand Stitch Embroidery Gift Tags

+-*I’ve been hand-stitching cards since waaaaaay back in the day. Embroidery was my first love. It’s such a fun craft and makes a beautiful handmade gift! See our Hand-Stitched pattern page to see all the free printable designs you can… Continue Reading →

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