Peeps are one of those Easter symbols that no matter how you actually feel about them, you have to buy at least one package every year. But now you can pair them with fruit to make these cute Bunny Peep topped fruit skewers which are great for any Easter get together or breakfast on Easter morning. And if you really want to make them cute, you can cut the strawberries into heart shapes. Although if you are going to put these in the fridge and serve them later, I would recommend not putting the red strawberry next to a white peep because the red strawberry juice tends to soak … [Read more...]
Where Have I Been? Well, There’s a Story…
Hi. It’s been awhile. But I have a story to tell you, one that takes guts and bravery beyond today. In fact, it’s taken me a while to write this out. Today is my 42nd birthday, but in some ways, it almost feels like my first. I have spent the past 41 years trapped in fear, worthlessness, and self-hatred. A few years ago, I walked away from this site and told you I would go away for a while to deal with depression and anxiety. I knew then the truth. While I was dealing with depression and anxiety, they were just symptoms of a more significant issue. In truth, I knew then that I had … [Read more...]
Valentine’s Heart Shadow Box – With Free Valentine Cut File
Love is in the air. It's also on the shelves and hanging on the walls in Valentine's Day decorations. The good news is that this is a very fun and easy Valentine's Day decoration craft project that you can easily make at home. Plus at the bottom of this post, I'm going to give you the free cut file for this LOVE heart. One of the things that makes this project so simple is that once you have a few parts ready, you just put it together and it's done! Who doesn't love quick and easy Valentine's Day projects like this? Here's the awesome thing - this would also be a really … [Read more...]
Adorable Free Printable Nose Valentines – Which One Do You Want to Print for Valentines? You Blow Me Away or I Pick You Valentine?
I love fun Valentines but I hate to buy them because I am so cheap. There's nothing better than making your own Valentines or finding free printable valentines online. That's why I made these free printable nose valentines just for you. Everybody you "nose" will love them. These are just fun but there's a way to make them a little bit sillier and awesome. When you print them there will already be a nose on the valentine. Last minute printing? You're good to go, just sign them and give them away. But if you have time.... you can order nose pencil sharpeners from … [Read more...]
Rustic Love – A Cute Craft for Valentine’s Day or as a Lovey-Dovey Gift
Sometimes I make Valentine's Day crafts and think "oh that's cute," and then sometimes I make them and my jaw hits the floor and I want to marry them because I've fallen in love. The same is true for this Valentine's Day craft idea. It's simple, which you know I like simple and easy crafts, and it's one of those things that your friends are going to ask where you bought it. So...whether you want to make this to decorate your home or to give as a gift, this is a cute idea. Plus they don't only have to be for Valentine's day. Make them in all white to give to someone as a wedding gift or … [Read more...]
Free Christmas Cut File – Spoiler Alert: It’s Coal
It's always funny when you're packing everything up at the end of the Christmas season and somehow you need to figure out how to stuff 35 paper Christmas gift bags into one tiny wrapping paper storage box. There's also a little bit of sadness when a really cute gift bag that you found gets torn or tossed in the trash. That's why today I'm going to share with you this free Christmas cut file that you can put on reusable canvas bags and use over and over again. One thing that my family has really focused on this year is using less and buying less. That means that if we can go without a … [Read more...]
Pencil Mason Jar – Fun Teacher Gift Idea
If you know me, or have followed this blog long enough then chances are that you know one simple fact - I love pencils. I just do. I can't tell you why but I always have. That's one reason teacher gift ideas make me happy. They almost always involve a pencil like this cute DIY Pencil Mason Jar. Painted mason jars are easy gifts because they can be great cost savers. If you save your glass jars, you could have a huge stock of jars to pull from. I actually just pulled this old spaghetti sauce jar from the top shelf of the cabinet to use. You can also buy mason jars if that's more your … [Read more...]
A Quick And Easy Back To School Style Craft – Notebook Paper Tote Bags
Back to school time can be crazy. You're trying to buy a million school supplies, make sure all the kids have hole free socks and underwear and chances are that you're trying to figure out how to juggle new schedules. That's why I'm sharing these easy 5 minute tote bags with you. Make them for a teacher and gift them to them at the beginning of the year, packed full of school supplies. Or let your younger child help you make one as a fun library tote. 5 minutes. Super cute. Tons of fun. School spirit for the win. Here's what you'll need to make these 5 minutes tote bags. … [Read more...]
DIY Flag Shirt! Make Your Own Shirts for 4th of July!
4th of July is in a week! There's tons of 4th of July and other patriotic outfits that you can buy but why purchase something when you can have fun making it? These shirts are simple but fun. All you need is painter's tape and spray paint. Yes! Spray paint will work. If you spritz lightly it won't make the shirt stiff or gross. It dries very quicky and can be washed and dried normally. These shirts can really take a beating. This is actually an old tutorial that we made 5 and my youngest is still wearing her sister's old shirts like this! The good news is that if spray paint … [Read more...]
Fun Craft Idea For Kids! Pool Noodle Monsters
Summer is alllllmost here. It's so close that my kid's minds are already there. Anyone else having trouble getting their kids to focus? This is a craft from last summer BUT we've redone it several times since then and my 10 year old loves them! In fact, this craft idea is listed as one of the crafts in my 2019 VBS "In The Wild" Craft Ideas post. This craft is a guaranteed hit that is perfect for kids because it lets their imaginations soar. I love crafts and activities that let kids be 1000% creative, such as this one. If you are looking for a fun, inexpensive craft for kids to … [Read more...]
Summer Fun – DIY Watermelon Bag
Part of me believes that watermelons were created to off-set the oppressive heat of summer. Do you agree? Watermelon is for summer. That's why today I'm sharing this super cute DIY Summer craft with you - Painted Watermelon bags or pouches. This is a great craft idea for the teens hanging out at your house occasionally moaning, "I'm sooooo bored" while simultaneously emptying your pantry of everything edible. This is also an easy craft to make while you hide away in the air conditioning. *This post contains affiliate links* Let's get started on these DIY Watermelon Bags You … [Read more...]
Super Sweet Summer – Free Printable!
Summer is sweet. It's a time of year that we practically hold our breath waiting for and before you know it, it's over! Things are a little different this year after quarantine but that's why we have to cherish it even more. That's one of the reasons I made you this free summer printable. You have to cherish summer. Eat all the popsicles you want. Swim until your entire body is pruny. Stay up late watching movies. Eat more popsicles. It's a wonderful cycle. That's why I had to make you this free summer printable. Summer is super sweet. Enjoy it. … [Read more...]