DIY Doc McStuffins Costume

One of my favorite parts of Halloween is deciding what we will dress up as each year. But as much as I love it, the decision often devolves into a heated debate between my oldest daughter and I — especially when I’m planning to make the costumes myself. The challenge is that we have to hover perilously at… Continue reading DIY Doc McStuffins Costume

Nothing Says ‘Summer’ Like an Ice Cream Party (+ Recipes)

This summer has been a gloomy one, weather-wise. In the past month, we’ve only had a handful of days of sunshine. The rest have been overcast or rainy, with some lighting and thunder sprinkled in for good measure. So all of our grand plans about spending our days outdoors and hanging out at the pool… Continue reading Nothing Says ‘Summer’ Like an Ice Cream Party (+ Recipes)

Simple Lunchbox Idea Made Fancy: Grilled Cheese Garden

During the school year, my daughter usually eats lunch from the school cafeteria. But on the occasions when my husband and I went to eat lunch with her at school, we weren’t too impressed by the selection. We want to provide healthier lunches from home, but don’t have a lot of time to prepare them… Continue reading Simple Lunchbox Idea Made Fancy: Grilled Cheese Garden

3 DIY Jewelry Tutorials Using Unexpected Materials

For months, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making jewelry. With the holidays coming up, I have the perfect excuse, as there are several women on my list who love jewelry and accessories and for whom I’d like to make gifts myself. I wanted to created pieces that were simple enough for anyone… Continue reading 3 DIY Jewelry Tutorials Using Unexpected Materials

A Pirate & a DIY Mermaid Costume Tutorial

We’re getting really excited about Halloween around here. Last year, my husband and I chickened out and didn’t dress up with my daughter — mostly because any DIY costume I could throw together at the last minute would’ve looked crazy next to my daughter’s homemade peacock costume, which I made with care and forethought. But… Continue reading A Pirate & a DIY Mermaid Costume Tutorial

Glam DIY Ombré Bracelets

If you’ve been paying attention at all, you’ve probably noticed that the ombré trend is everywhere, from nail designs to clothes and even home decor and painted furniture. And with good reason. It’s gorgeous! (aff) If you have no idea what I am talking about, ombré is a style that uses several colors or tones that… Continue reading Glam DIY Ombré Bracelets

Results of My DIY, Homemade Caramel Hair Treatment

As much as I love my natural hair, the one thing I don’t love is how dry it tends to be. Oils, by themselves, sit on top of my hair rather than soaking in, and nothing has really worked to give me a lasting shine. So when I discovered a recipe for a caramel hair… Continue reading Results of My DIY, Homemade Caramel Hair Treatment

Handmade Costumes for the Sewing Impaired (ie. Me)

We don’t celebrate Halloween at our house, nor do they recognize it at my daughter’s preschool. However, there IS a fall festival at the school every year, during which they allow the students to dress up in costume. A lot of churches around here do the same, so there are opportunities for my daughter to… Continue reading Handmade Costumes for the Sewing Impaired (ie. Me)