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Mashup Monday

I hope you guys liked my Saved by the Bell & Baby-Sitters Club mashup book covers. I liked it so much that I’ve decided to do it again with Boy Meets World and Sweet Valley High. I got the light box out for this and it turns out I’m realllllly bad at writing in the letterman style of the book covers....more

DIY Paper Mache Pumpkins

You may remember this picture from early October:...more
hometownbetty thanks! This is a great project to make with kids; I used to teach kindergarten & ...more

The Creative Corner

I come from a long line of crafty, creative people. My great-grandmother Lydia was a potter, painter, cake baker/ decorator, photographer you name it she did it and she was goo at it! My other great-grandmother was a quilter and seamstress. Together they passed that creative gene down to my mother and she gave it to me,my sister and my niece. I can’t remember a time when my mother didn’t have a sewing machine in front of her or a crochet needle in her hand. I’m pretty sure I’ve had more hand-sewn, homemade clothes than store-bought ones in my lifetime....more

Apple Spiced Pumpkins

Last weekend, during our mountain roadtrip, we stopped in a quaint little country decor shop. While perusing the lovely items filling the store, I spotted these adorable little pumpkins.Upon a closer inspection, I realized the pumpkins were made of applesauce/cinnamon dough. Having been a kindergarten teacher for 10 years, I have made my fair share of applesauce/cinnamon Christmas ornaments & easily recognize applesauce/cinnamon dough creations....more

An Easy, Fun Way to Create Family Goals

Thus entered Family Goal Night! Trent is a huge fan of goals and goal-measurement, so he was thrilled I was finally on-board with the idea of “family goals.” We both did research on the best ways to present and create goals as a family and as individuals. Then we scheduled a night for us all to work on the project as a family. We all went to our local craft store and picked up poster board, a million stickers, glitter glue, and anything else that got the kids excited to work on this project....more
blogaboutitall Thank you! We love it, and it helps keep us on our toes. The kids will remind me ...more

SIMPLE DIY Pinecone Garland

I seriously have an unlimited supply of pinecones at my disposal. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts (click HERE to read more about the pinecone explosion that is my backyard), 2014 absolutely MUST be the year of the pinecones! Thankfully, I adore pinecones. ...more

DIY Mermaid Crown {Inspired by Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet}

I already shared how I made my daughter a mermaid costume inspired by the book ...more

Easy DIY NO Sew Mermaid Outfit {Inspired by Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet}

My daughter has a book project coming up for school; she has to dress like a character from a book, decorate a pumpkin like a character from the book, and write about the book on a pumpkin poster. My daughter was delighted to receive this  project... and to be honest, I was too....more