Coloring books for adults (with a free printable!)

Coloring books for adults

Recently I’ve discovered my love for adult coloring books. (You know, ones that aren’t solely made up of farm animals or princesses?) The one I have is from Free Period Press, and it’s full of fun, motivational phrases to keep me inspired. And personally, I find that concentrating on the colors […] Read More »

All sweet, no sugar! Easy valentine crafts for the whole family

DIY-Succulent-Planter

Who doesn’t love a good Valentine’s Day craft?! This year for Valentine’s Day, I’m thinking outside the box, and I’m feeling inspired by nature. I’m excited to try out some of these (mostly) easy valentine crafts with my kids, but I’m even more excited that they don’t involve candy. Because let’s […] 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 »

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 »