Check out our creepy EEKology project all about crickets, and enter to win a $100 gift card (AMEX or VISA, to use on whatever you want) from Orkin.


“Life can be cruel and unpredictable. Make the most out of every goodbye while you still have the chance. And if necessary, make a reminder sign. “X-O-X-O Before You Go” applies to anyone, regardless of age or gender. ”
– Hands Free Mama
So here’s an embroidery pattern and stitch tutorial for making your own reminder!


Fauxtographer is a term generally used as an insult by the threatened-photographer crowd. But my friends and I use it jokingly, to convey the idea that although we are not pro photographers, and we know we’re not, we try to take the best pictures we can and strive to learn new things each time we pull out our cameras. And you can too.


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. During our monthly blog-related trip to Dollar General, I thought I was scoping out the seasonal aisle for autumnal craft ideas. But when the assignment hit my Social Spark account, it turns out it was


Have I mentioned it’s super hot here? I don’t think I’m alone… on twitter and facebook I’ve even heard of temps in the 120s this month! It was 112 one day last week, and will be close to 110 all week. It’s hot, y’all. So one night, I plopped down with Arrested Development, some shower curtains, pool noodles, and duct tape and made this awesome water pad to play on when the kids woke up.


Even though I pinned tutorials for this before, I didn’t reference them, because how hard could it be? That’s why this isn’t a tutorial. You don’t need one.

Just paint the edges of the canvas, use a foam brush to put modpodge on the canvas, slap that photo on, and modpodge over it.


I’m teaching my 2 year old how to sew, and from the way she was dancing around today singing, “Pupple em-boy-dee! Pupple em-boy-dee!” I have hope that someday my daydreams of crafting together will come true.


My other post about how to make a hammock out of your woven wraps has been pinned a billion times on Pinterest, stolen and republished without permission (creepy… that’s my kid, you guys. don’t DO that. And not okay to steal anyway) and shared WITH permission by buzzfeed and apartment therapy. THANK YOU to everyone


One simple but super-fun fall craft you can do with your kids is pumpkin painting! This isn't something that takes a lot of prep or clean-up, but it's super-fun and will give you dcorations to use all month. Unlike carved pumpkins which will rot pretty quickly, painted pumpkins “keep” for a long time. You can


This Crafterday Saturday is a super simple project you can whip together with things you probably already have. These little magnets would be great stocking stuffers (not for little kids though – strong magnets can be really dangerous), or to add some color to your message board or fridge. All you need is some magnets,


When my daughter was a wee baby, I discovered the awesomeness of baby leg warmers. All of the cuteness of leggings, but with SUPER-easy diaper changes. But when fall and winter brought chillier weather, and she needed socks on all the time, I wondered why I couldn't find baby thigh-high socks anywhere. (There are only


My door has been feeling a little bit neglected and un-festive, so I decided to make a quick wreath to perk it up a bit and to greet visitors. Right now at Target, you can get these small wreath bases for $1, so I picked up a couple and brought them home. I’ll probably go



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