February 15, 2019

Do you guys remember Shrinky Dinks? We recently rediscovered them and have been loving making custom fun necklaces for ourselves and as gifts. I made 2 handwritten kids name necklaces for myself and Lena has been loving making unicorn necklaces for her friends. 

We used...

December 3, 2018

Every December, my daughter and I make Christmas ornaments for her to gift to our family. She loves making them and is always so excited to give them out as gifts. It's also really special to see them on the tree year over year and remember our little projects. 

Th...

November 8, 2018

Who is ready for the cutest DIY glittery ornaments?

This is a really nice non-bake recipe from Aleene's glue to make tacky dough. It gets pretty sticky while you're mixing it and then turns out really nice and smooth. 

DIY ornaments dough recipe.

Mix together: 

- 1 cup Cor...

August 15, 2017

I am so excited this new book that I finally made from Shutterfly. It is an "About us" book for the kids of all of the things they are into that given year. The plan is to keep filling it out every New Year's eve and hopefully it will become something that we hold onto...

December 15, 2016

I made some small updates to Lena's room for Christmas with just a few new pieces. She was really excited to see it and thought that it was really magical, especially at night. The flannel sheets are really cozy and warm for the winter and the penguin pattern should la...

December 28, 2015

This is a nice way to bring out a piece of your garden and it helps make your entrance smell wonderful!

Main piece you will need a wire wreath frame. I just repurposed one from an old wreath. You can buy something similar from Michael's.

I cut some Rosemary and succents...

December 28, 2015

One thing I always like doing during the holidays is making some DIY gift tags. It's a great way to use the beautiful Papyrus Christmas cards we receive from the year before. I had a nice time making some with my Baba over tea this year :).

Just cut out a cute part...

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