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JOY to the world (roundup)

Last year was the year of JOY! I don’t mean literal joy (I mean I was joyful!) but I seemed to slap JOY on everything christmasy I made! (I didn’t even realize it until I was editing photo after photo of joy!) It the perfect word…short and sweet and full of great meaning! So here […]


Green salad money gift

(This post may contain affiliate links)   My sister got the cutest gift when she got married. (YEARS AGO)  And for some reason it popped into my head recently when I was trying to think of a good gift to take to my cousin’s wedding! It’s what everyone wants…MONEY! A little green salad–put in a […]


How to make an apron out of a pair of Levis

(this post may contain affiliate links)   THROWBACK THURSDAY brings you one of my most popular post–How to make an apron out of a pair of levis! Since it’s my most popular…You would think I would have updated it sooner…but no. you thought wrong.  I normally just add a photo and a link to take […]


Light the WORLD!

A couple Christmases ago–I noticed that me and the kids weren’t very merry. We had got caught up in listing all the presents we wanted, the decorations we needed, the movies we wanted to watch and the treats we wanted to eat.  The kids came home everyday with a new thing they wanted to add […]


Ho Ho Ho Playdoh

We had so much fun playing with our Halloween playdoh recently–that I thought we should reinvent it for Christmas! Playdoh 2.0  It’s so perfect for classroom parties or just to keep the little ones busy -(I say little but my 13 year old played with it for 2 hours this afternoon!) And this recipe is is […]


$1000 Rug Expedition gift card!

  Hello guys! I am so excited to announce an awesome giveaway today! To show my appreciation for all my amazing readers…Today I am teaming up with some fabulous blogs to give away……… A $1000 Gift Card from Rug Expedition! Brought to you by Rugs Expedition and the following amazing bloggers: The Crafting Chicks – Prodigal Pieces […]


Santa Claus roundup

Ho HO HO! Time to get our Santa on! Check out all these adorable Santa Claus themed crafts, treats and decor!!! Which one is your favorite? Santa Countdown Printable Santa Porch Decorations Foam Santa Santa Nails Santa Beard How To Ho Ho Ho Santa Sign Santa Gift Wrap Santa Mason Jar Gift Santa Napkin Rings […]


Gilmore girl inspired funny shirts!

I am literally just trying to get through Thanksgiving so I can watch the gilmore girls on Friday on Netflix! Who is excited! I wanted to make me and my bff a new shirt to wear–but you know. I just CAN NOT DECIDE! So many great one liners. That is what I love about those […]


Sock exchange instead of white elephant gifts!

Last year my sister came up with the idea to do a sock exchange for all the cousins instead of white elephant gifts! White elephant gifts are kind of hard for kids…we always seem to have a couple kids that are upset–And they are really hard to buy when we have cousins with ages that […]


over 30 fun Christmas tree crafts for kids!

Fun Christmas tree crafts for kids to do! Window Tree Fingerprint Trees handprint Christmas trees   Button trees Glitter hands paper mache tree Popsicle stick tree Scrap tree stamped tree handprint trees with pom poms     woven tree washi tape tree Paint chip tree ribbon trees   scrappy tree Family Hands   Paper chain […]