101 Fun Uses for Cardboard Boxes

Okapi loves to play with a cardboard box.  We went to an awesome creative day at the art museum and they had a lot of recycled cardboard and art supplies. All four of us had fun using our imagination and thinking outside the box, literally.  Here is a rundown of some frugal ways I have used cardboard.1  Make a robot for creative play.  Just cut out some holes for arms, legs and head.2  Sit in it and have your private reading sanctuary.  Line it with a pillow and a blanket....more

Craft Cool CD Coasters With Decoupage

Make time for kids!The other day I was helping my niece find her favorite Barbie Doll. We landed up a cleaning a whole lot of drawers and in the interim founds loads of long lost things. We had almost forgotten that we had them. One such thing was CDs. My crafty mind thought, in this age we don't really use CDs anymore. So why not make something useful and creative from them....more

Fall Crafts Blog Hop Starts Tomorrow

Fall Crafts Blog Hop Starts TomorrowFall is upon us and there are many creative crafts and projects to be done with the kids! I love early October, the weather starts to get chilly and more time is spent doing crafts and activities indoors with the kids. First comes Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas! ...more

Silhouette Cameo Review

This a review of the new Silhouette Cameo, which is being written without any endorsements other than my own!...more

DIY: Decoupage Coffee Table

I will be the first to admit that I am not the craftiest lady on the planet. When it comes to DIYs, I will only complete a project if it's got less than ten steps. Recently, while on a bargain hunt at one of my local thrift stores, I found an old coffee table for $14 dollars. The top of the table was completely destroyed. (Looks like somebody didn't use a coaster!) I thought this mess of a table would be the perfect canvas to decoupage with a few personal touches. ...more
Very cute - A nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon, I reckon :)more

Turn Your Old Swingset into a Play Fort

We had an old swing set in our backyard that was not getting much attention. The kids are age 7 and 9 and this summer they seemed to have really outgrown it. I was not very optimistic about my ability to direct this swing set to a deserving family. We live in Chicago and I knew if we put it out in the alley it would be taken for scrap metal, which made me kind of sad. So it sat in our yard looking really terrible for most of the summer. With my daughter away at camp, my son and I decided to transform it into a play fort. ...more
That is awesome!more

Maia Makeover Monday

Happy Monday! I did a couple projects this weekend that made me think of my dear friend Maia. She is probably the only one I know (besides my mom :)!) who can match me in crafty skill and ambition! I have really enjoyed getting to know her the past couple years we have been at our church, and I love watching her adorable girls grow bigger every day. Maia is a great friend, and a wonderful mama, so here are some flowers inspired by her!...more
Winter fascinator. I love it. I hope you'll come back and share it with us when it's finished. :)more

DIY Button Rings With Your Kids

Make time for kids! ...more

Getting Organized: Baby Steps

Every year, I say I am going to get organized.  I’m not one of those who has to have the Spring Cleaning bug to get me going.It could be anything.  Something I saw online that inspired me or the simple fact that I have too much clutter in my house and I have procrastinated too long about taking care of it.This was a combination of things this time....more

Family Fun Night: Drive-In Movie Theater

Why, it’s GREASE lightning! One of my favorite movies of all time is GREASE!...more