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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 →

Crafting With Kids: Salt “Glitter” Shape Garland

Glitter isn’t a supply I use often for my own crafts because it is so messy, and I definitely don’t get it out for crafting with my son! But I wanted to do a glitter type activity with him, and… Continue Reading →

Paper Cube Sculptures

Here’s a fun craft-meets-construction activity to try, colorful paper cube sculptures. With just paper and glue, you can create 3-D cubes that can be stacked or glued together to create a larger sculpture. Once you show your kids the simple technique,… Continue Reading →

Marshmallow Straw Structures

It’s time for a super simple craft for the kids… Marshmallow Straw Structures! Not only is this a great activity for all, it can help develop math skills, problem solving, and small motor skills. And if you use straws that are bendable, it… Continue Reading →

Decorate a Mason Jar Bank

Over the years we’ve tried our best to teach our children about money, the good and the bad. Saving money is something we really try to help instill in our kids. To keep the momentum with our kids and saving, I’m… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Made-to-Order Pizza Pasta Bowls

My girls love make-your-own-meals, like taco night, oatmeal and toppings breakfast, or salad bar. Do your kids enjoy making personalized meals, too? Here’s a fun twist on pizza night that we have been enjoying at our house – made-to-order pizza… Continue Reading →

Super Cute Patterned Dot Wall

How darling would this gold patterned dot wall be in your home? It could be for a nursery, kid’s room, office, bathroom, or any room! I really love this fun tutorial from Taylor Made! It doesn’t look too hard to do,… Continue Reading →

Let’s Have a Party in a Jar

How fun is this darling new book Party in a Jar, from craft blogger Vanessa Coppola of See Vanessa Craft! It’s filled with so many fabulous ways to have a party in a jar – wahoo! Party in a Jar features sixteen… Continue Reading →

20+ Spring Flowers and DIY Vases to Make

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year! The pretty blossoms, the light jacket weather, and the cool breeze outside make me so happy! I’ve rounded up 20+ spring flowers and DIY vases to make throughout the next few… Continue Reading →

3 Ways to WOW MOM on Mother’s Day

Kids think this is the best trick in the book… MOM turns into WOW when it’s flipped upside down! Turn these tricky words into a cute card for Mother’s Day. Mom will be Wowed by the surprise! Supplies for WOW MOM… Continue Reading →

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