All posts by Patricia Parobek

Desktop Beautification Project – April 2016

Hey gang, it’s Kate, and I’m back with some hand painted desktop wallpapers in honor of April. Recently, things have been warming up and raining down around here. Storm clouds roll in over the horizon throughout the day, but thankfully, the sun has been hanging around a little longer in the […] Read More »

Stay merry! A Valentine project to reuse your holiday cards

I don’t know about you, but it’s so hard for me to throw away Christmas cards after the holidays are over. Dear friends and family from all over the country have spent time and money to mail me a beautiful card, and it just seems sad to throw them right […] Read More »

Creatacard – the funnest, easiest way to send a thank you card!

I remember, as a child, the dread I felt about having to write thank you cards. It was SO much work, and I had no idea what to say after “Thank you for the doll.” Even the tiniest card seemed like it had infinite blank space to fill. Now, as […] Read More »

Here’s to a fresh start! Free printable new year art

Download your free printable new year art - perfect for igniting those little burning ideas you've been holding on to for too long.

Hello 2016! I’ve never been a huge fan of New Year’s resolutions. I think you can decide to change anything, anytime you want throughout life, so instead, I like to think of each year as an opportunity to be THE year. To me, that’s a much more powerful notion than […] Read More »

New Year’s Eve with kids? Try this DIY countdown match game

Spending New Year's Eve with kids? This DIY memory match-game uses your favorite photographs of the year as a family-friendly countdown activity!

This year, we’re celebrating New Year’s Eve with my sister and her family, and between the two of us, we have five children under the age of six. Obviously, our celebrations won’t include copious amounts of champagne. This fun little DIY match game is tons of fun if you’re spending […] Read More »

Let it snow! A kid-friendly DIY winter craft

One delightful thing about snowflakes is that, by their very nature, no two ever look alike. To me, that uniqueness and variation makes this the perfect kid-friendly winter craft! What you’ll need: Popsicle sticks (You can find them sold as “craft sticks” at your local craft store.) Paint (It helps […] Read More »

8 simple random acts of kindness you can do for the holidays

Egads! Hard to believe the holiday season is already upon us (and even harder to believe I just used the term “egads”). Anyway, the holidays tend to be a time for planning and shopping and cooking and shopping and cleaning and shopping … in no particular order. The next thing you know, you’re tired, stressed […] Read More »

Painted pumpkin place cards for your Halloween dinner party!

I love setting a pretty table for holidays – it acts as a large-scale decoration and you have endless options for how to arrange it. When I was a child, my sisters and I loved to make little place cards (mostly so we could strategically seat ourselves next to the […] Read More »

Score! 8 game-ready football party ideas

It’s that time of year. The air has begun to chill, the crock pot is out, and fantasy rosters have been crafted. It’s football season and in honor of this holy American pastime, I’ve collected several ideas for those Sunday afternoon watch parties or rowdy parking lot tailgates.         […] Read More »

Easy pumpkin vases for fall! DIY pumpkin decorating

Get ready for fall with a super cute pumpkin vase - a fun and easy, kid-friendly pumpkin decorating project!

With fall coming on strong (at least in my mind – it’s still topping 100 degrees here in Phoenix), the itch to do some fall crafts is definitely getting to me. But I’ve learned that if I’m doing a craft, my little girls are desperate to be involved too. These […] Read More »