Jellibean Journals

I'm a wife, crafting mama, ex-pat, baker, and Jesus follower. Follow me and discover creative kiddy projects, tasty desserts, cloth diapering tips,  and purposeful parenting wisdom.

Mei Tai Baby Carriers: Take it or Leave it?

This week I almost faced my biggest fear: going to the airport with two kids and only ONE baby carrier. Does this sound dramatic? Maybe so, but that’s only because I can’t live without my baby carriers ....more

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Hi! My name is Mary Frances and I’m honored to be sharing over here at Jellibean Journals! I am so excited to be here; Jelli has created one of my favorite sites to visit with her varied posts on being a baker, a mother, and a blogger ....more

Banana Split Cream Puffs

Banana splits, grown- up style! Lush dark chocolate sauce, crunchy salted peanuts, sweet berries, and fresh whipped cream all adorning the lightest, most buttery French cream puff. The best thing about these banana split cream puffs is how fast and easy they come together since most of the adornments require zero prep ....more

Dress Tailoring for the Everyday Woman

When it comes to style, I’m no fashionista. I like to look good, but I usually opt for stylish AND comfortable over seasonal trends. I’m also a big fan of dresses ....more

French Baguettes

Hi there Jellibean Journals friends! ...more

Almond Joy Green Smoothie

Hi friends! This week my family flew stateside to visit my relatives for the first time in two years. They’re snuggling the little ones and trying to shove all the sugar they can into my little girl while Husband and I take evening bike rides and enjoy the local ice cream parlours ....more

3 Ways to Improve Your Photography Right Now

How many times have you whipped out your camera to take what you’d expected to be an award-winning photo and ended up with a dud? We’ve all been there, wondering what went wrong and how to take better pictures. Whether you’re working with an iphone camera, a point and shoot, or my very fave, a DSLR, here are three ways to improve your photography right now, absolutely free ....more

How to Fold a Shirt Fast: the best laundry tip I never knew!

Folding clothes will never be the same again once you learn how to fold a shirt in under two seconds! On the weekends I usually post an easy pleasy recipe for you, but today’s laundry tip was so incredible that I absolutely had to bump it to the top of the list! If you’re like me, mama never taught you how to fold a shirt fast ....more

Sweeten Your Summer: Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

There’s nothing like the creamy decadence of homemade ice cream. You might have noticed I’ve been on an ice cream high lately. Can’t ....more

Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream

Hold onto your hats, because this cinnamon roll ice cream is gonna blow your mind! Start with cinnamon ice cream. Add a tangy cream cheese swirl and toss in gobs of cinnamon roll bites ....more