So this week, we decided to make a pretty Valentine’s canvas for their playroom, that can stay up all year. My kids really love looking at art that they’ve created and declaring, “I’m the artist! I made that!”


“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


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


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


I’ve had this project in mind for ages, and finally HAD to make it. I had casually mentioned to Anneliese one day that I was going to make her a stove. Every day after that, she would tell me as she played with her toys, “Mama make stove!” So… she knows how to get me


If your ironing board cover is worn out, it's time to re-cover it. But you don't need to go through all of the steps to do it "right." There's an easy way! Here's how to re-cover your ironing board, the easy way.

If your ironing board cover is worn out, it’s time to re-cover it. But you don’t need to go through all of the steps to do it “right.” There’s an easy way! Here’s how to re-cover your ironing board, the easy way.


It’s easy to take hundreds, no, THOUSANDS, of digital photos. You’ve probably got at least an 8 GB memory card in your “real” camera, so you don’t have to worry about filling it up, and your phone’s built-in camera probably rivals most stand-alone point & shoot cameras available these days — and it’s almost always


handmade gift for toddler - dyed playsilks

This is something that has been on my to-do list since before Christmas. I bought the silks from Dhama Trading Company, but was a bit overwhelmed about actually dyeing them. Finally, the night before Easter, I sucked it up and just did it. And it was EASY. So this post is designed to get YOU



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