Words to Live By

I was inspired to do this project based on the Pleated Poppy's and My Backyard Eden's Family Rules.I have wanted to redo the artwork that hangs in the hallway which leads to our open Living Room & Kitchen, but knew I wasn't going to be buying anything anytime soon so this idea was perfect.Rather than make rules I decided to use words and phrases that would inspire our family...Words to Live By.My hubby took down the existing art (I forgot to take a before pic of it hanging on the wall) and … [Read more...]

St. Paddy’s Day Party

I love to throw parties and look for any excuse to have them...so I threw together a St. Paddy's Day party for some of our adorable friends. The weather was GORGEOUS so we threw down some blankets in the backyard, moved the grocery store outside, gathered up some sidewalk chalk and let everyone loose (11 kiddos to be exact). A party wouldn't be complete without tasty food so I put together some simple snacks to help celebrate.I printed the cupcake toppers from TomKat Studio and then used my … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Menu Planner

One of my goals has been to do a better job of planning our weekly menu so we avoid those last minute "I don't want to cook, we don't have anything to eat, let's just go out" moments. We are trying to eat healthier and the local drive through doesn't really fit the bill and taking a 3 year old and 1 year old twins out to a restaurant these days isn't really my idea of a good time!A few months ago I made this beauty at our monthly craft night with the intention to use it as a Menu Board, but it … [Read more...]

Magnetic Photo Frame

I first saw this idea last year while visiting my family in Utah and I immediately loved it. It has taken me a while to get around to making some, but once I did it was super easy & the results were fantastic!This was a Christmas gift for our parents.I cut the board to 12x24 and used the router to spiffy up the edges. I cut three 6x6 squares from a large piece of sheet metal (ok, my hubby did it because I wasn't strong enough!) Then I cut out the saying "Count Your Blessings" on the Cricut in … [Read more...]

Party Fit For a Princess

This past weekend we celebrated Aubrey's 3rd birthday with a Pink Princess Party. She has been talking about this party for more than six months and every time she mentioned it she made sure we knew it needed to be PINK!   I had a blast planning this party & love how it turned out, it really was a party fit for a princess. I found inspiration on the following sites, P is for Party, Celebrations at Home, Creative Hostess & Kara's Party Ideas. There are LOTS of pictures, so bare … [Read more...]

Doorway Puppet Theater

Continuation from Santa's Workshop post.Doorway Puppet TheaterI got this next gift idea from HearthSong and knew immediately this would be a perfect gift for Aubrey. I am always thrilled to find toys that don't clutter up the house (ie. take up too much room or require lots of parts) and that allow her to be creative. However, I didn't like the price or the design so I decided to make my own.It really was an easy project and it came together quickly (about 2-3 hours total) and it is completely … [Read more...]

Santa’s Workshop – Paper Dolls

This Christmas Santa & his elves (aka Mommy & Daddy) were very busy crafting, woodworking and sewing gifts for our little ones. I knew I wanted some personalized gifts that the kids would get lots of creative play from. While searching for that perfect gift I stumbled upon several ideas and like always muttered the famous "Oh, I can make that." Luckily we finished everything in the nix of time (4 am Christmas morning to be exact) but it was all worth it. The kids love their gifts and I … [Read more...]