Travel Jewelry Case Tutorial

Today, I’m driving down to San Jose for the BlogHer Conference – I’ll only be there for two days and I’m excited to see what new tidbits of info I can pick up.  I’ve been to a handful of conferences for work over the past couple years, but this is the first one that is… 

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Hanging Tulle Tent - great for entertaining little guests or creating a fun focal spot in the yard

Hanging Tulle Tent for Tea Parties or a Photo Prop

Today I have another fairly simple project to enhance your outdoor entertaining, particularly for little ones who like a little whimsy.  This tulle tent was originally created for JoAnn summer trends look book, and I’m excited to share a few extra pictures with you.  If you don’t mind wrestling tulle, you can put together this… 

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Pillowcase Dress Tutorial - make a shirt or dress for adults and kids!

Pillowcase Dress Tutorial for Adults and Kids!

Last week, Olivia came to me and said, “Let’s make something.”  We went into the sewing room and a short time later, she walked out wearing a new shirt.  We went with a pillowcase dress style and used a cotton jersey blend knit from Girl Charlee. I loved how Olivia’s top turned out so much… 

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How to make Clay Jewelry - easy enough for kids!

Crafting with Kids: Clay Jewelry

If you’re looking for a great indoor activity to do with your kids, making clay jewelry is the perfect thing to beat the heat!  My girls made a huge collection of jewelry with me and it was so simple that even my four-year-old was able to participate.  An adult does need to help with the… 

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Chocolate Kahlua Cake - the easiest, richest, moistest chocolate cake you'll ever have!

Chocolate Kahlua Cake Recipe

I met my husband in college; neither of us had a car or a dollar to our name.  We ate spaghetti noodles for dinner and rode our bikes between campus, the beach, and the grocery store.  Oh, the memories of riding our bikes to the grocery store, trying to ride back to his apartment while… 

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Keeping it All Together

I’ve rewritten this post too many times to count.   It’s a tricky topic - and a subject that I think so many of us struggle with on a daily basis.  There’s this idea in our society that if we, as parents, just try hard enough, or read enough articles, or poll all the moms we know,… 

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Fourth of July Inspiration - fun cake and table display

Fourth of July Inspiration

I am thrilled to share some fun news today!  A few months back, I worked with Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores on a project and it is finally time to share it.  The Jo-Ann Summer 2014 Trends and Ideas booklet is live and I had the privilege of contributing four projects to the book.  I am really… 

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