Fall Dining Room Chalkboard Bucket List

When the summer bucket list came down, because it was time to let summer go, I needed something new to go up. I really pushed my creative limits and came up with this. A fall bucket list! When my Better Homes & Gardens came with pumpkins and a blue vase I was like, I have […]


Fall and Thanksgiving Printables

Yesterday we said goodbye to summer and I really am ready to embrace fall now. I did a bit of decorating over the weekend. Pumpkins and warm, earthy smells. Everything feels so cozy! The watercolors in the frames certainly weren’t giving me the warm, cozy, fall vibe I was going for. I had the hubs […]


DIY Trick-or-Treat Halloween Tote

I’m participating in the #DesignSpaceStar competition. Creations are my own original artwork. Affiliate links are included. Creating a tote has to be one of my favorite ways to use my Cricut Exploreâ„¢. You can get totes at the craft store for dirt cheap and use them for a million things. I have been creating printables for […]


My Heart Is Bursting- A Valentine Classroom Activity

Saturday morning I whipped up this fun and completely reusable Valentine classroom activity. This little number doubles as an activity and Quinn’s valentines. This project was completely inspired by my blogging friend Poofy Cheeks Wreck it Ralph Birthday Party. My son became obsessed with it when he saw me reading her blog, but specifically really […]


For the Sake of the Children

When the Christmas decorations came down Eleanor was all about, what comes next? She was constantly asking to decorate. I didn’t feel like decorating, but it just made the kids so darn happy that I couldn’t help but share in their joy. Just a little. Kids have a way of doing that to you–of making […]


Elf on the Shelf Antics & a Few Thoughts

This will be our third Christmas with our Elf on the Shelf. When we received our Elf on the Shelf as a gift from my mom over three years ago, it seemed like a fun holiday tradition. I didn’t think about the impact my decision to do Elf on the Shelf would have on other […]


Kindergarten Chic Christmas- Handmade & Colorful

I know there are some bloggers out there rocking Christmas straight out of a Pottery Barn catalog and I’m all, look at my paper rings folks! I already blogged my dining room wall, which I like to consider the equivalent of my mantle. I also blogged about this fun kid project here. We left off […]


Kid Art Project: Paper Strip Christmas Tree

Thankfully I snapped these pictures early this week. It just took me all week to get around to writing this post, because that is how I roll. I love blogging–I really do. I love my readers and I want to share more, write more and do more. Three kids at home makes it hard to […]

handmade colorful kindergarten chic Christmas

A Kindergarten Chic, Handmade, Colorful Christmas

There are a bazillion ways your Christmas decor can go. Traditional, color scheme, industrial, metallic, glam, themed every which way. This year I decided to embrace my life now. I have a 5 year old, a 2 year old and a 7 month old. For Christmas I pictured something out of the Holiday. You know–the […]


Oreo Truffle Reindeer Noses & Printable

The holidays are crazy busy. No matter how much I prepare or shop or do in advance, I am always trying to whip up a gift or a treat or a dish the day of. It.never.fails. Anyone else? I still remember the first time I had Oreo truffles. It was a few years back–my mom […]