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 »

Save those outtakes! Perfectly imperfect Christmas photo card ideas

Picture perfect? Yeah, right. Save those outtakes, because sometimes, the best Christmas photo card ideas are the perfectly imperfect ones.

Say cheese! It’s holiday card time! Time for the perfect outfits, hair, and the best behavior from your kids, right? Ha! Just kidding. Earlier this year, I had Jess (who also happens to be an amazing photographer) come to my house for a photo shoot of my family. Of course, I […] Read More »

A back to school keepsake with Creatacard

My oldest daughter started kindergarten last week, which basically blows my mind. Like any 21st century parent, I wanted to document her first day of school and what she’s like as a five year old, in a way that would be easy for me to store and also keep up […] Read More »

Back-to-school paper chain – a summer craft for kids

Make the most of your summer AND celebrate back to school! This paper chain filled with fun activities makes a great summer craft for kids!

Summer is more than halfway over, and that means school is just around the corner. I know it’s not something a lot of kids look forward to, but my oldest daughter is starting kindergarten this fall, so it’s extra exciting for our family this year! In celebration, and to help […] Read More »

more than s’mores – a s’mores party with a little extra zest

What's better than s'mores? S'mores with fun stuff on them! Here are tasty some tips for your next s'mores party.

Summer has arrived, school is out, and it’s time to throw some backyard parties! Although I love a barbeque, they can be a lot of work (not to mention the fact that we don’t own a grill). This year, I’ve much preferred hosting s’mores parties—it’s easier, it feels super festive, […] Read More »

Say it with sweets – a creative thank you gift idea

I recently put together a custom thank you gift for a local design agency that we worked with, and it turned out so well, I had to share it! I first started with an idea to frame my gift around: candy! The agency’s brand color is orange, so I based my […] Read More »

My cute command center – an easy DIY message board

As a busy mom, I love a message board that can act as a command center—somewhere to write messages and reminders, hold on to important receipts and mail, and display a few recent photos. This DIY message board came together quickly and turned out so cute. It’s a lot better […] Read More »

Clay projects {Friday finds}

Recently, I’ve taken up pottery again for the first time since high school. It’s so therapeutic to mold something with my hands—even if I mess up, I can just mush the clay up and start over again! I’ve clearly been more focused on clay projects, but it seems like I’m not […] Read More »