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advent ideas

okay, i’m just as shocked as you are that this is posting BEFORE december….(okay..one day before but still) but let’s talk advent! i love them i don’t know about you but my kids are a nuisance i mean really curious about how many days until santa comes and spoils them rotten and ask ALLTHETIME. so […]

star wars mat

In a galaxy far far away (my brain)–I decided to make a star wars mat. and I went and bought black felt …. and some yellow for the trim… then i took some white paint… and made some stars (paint was slightly watered down…and it will soak through the felt so make sure you have […]

a flannel blanket….

i am certifictable nuts. really. i found myself at joanns. surrounded by bolts of flannelstillintheplastictables upon tables of flannel and i started throwing everything onto my (stupid) little cart. really. they need some costco carts in that store… so, the lady at the checkout asks me what i’m making…. and i know i have the […]

gramma allie review!

okay..i’ve been waiting forever to make this joke about momma’s momma…but now i can’t really think of the best set up! darn!so it’s no secret that i’m obsessed a fan of i am momma hear me roar… and apparently SHE has a mom that roars also… just like last year we are doing homemade gifts […]

be YOU tiful

oh. pinterest. how did i live without you so long? it’s like i literally never have to have another creative thought again… source loved this. HAD to recreate it… I had this old frame..already painted white and pink….and i tried to pull a mandi and age the glass….(the only time it’s cool to look old) but i […]

a painted headboard…

sometimes titles suck…and giveaway the fantasticness you are about to behold. so let’s play a game called pretend you didn’t just read painted headboard. so i have this bed. for the devil child my 3 year old. and it’s floating against the wall of her room.  kinda like a daybed. and this is where you […]

omigosh. an actual thanksgiving craft before thanksgiving.

and it’s all because of my son’s kindergarten teacher… who sent home this: a poor naked turkey. our assignment as a family was to dress it up… as a family. (my craft ocd wanted me to overtake it and make it all myself so it would be awesome and i wouldn’t have to compromise to […]

picnik…how to make printables!

so, i have gone over picnik a few times…mostly with my blog tips… you can go HERE for a basic idea….and then i kinda go over it here…but i had a few questions on how i made my halloween pictures…so i thought i would give you another quick rundown… now…before we begin..you are going to have to […]

another frame…

i scored this frame at the thrift store for $2…and it’s huge…like 15 inches by 15 inches…and really heavy duty…and while it was still cute…it didn’t match… so i painted it white….(with some krylon paint and primer in one) and added some stripes…. and painted it pink (ballet slipper) and peeled off the tape. (that […]

cricut love–hair bow holder

okay…so i got invited to a baby shower. and i had bags full of hair crap leftover from hair crap week…so i thought i would make her a bow holder…..I got the idea to do the  words around like this frame i got this fantastic frame for about 97 cents at walmart.. and i painted it […]

let’s go on a picnik….

so. i’ve been playing around with  picnik…cause they have so much fun halloween stuff. and i love halloween. i may have gotten a little carried away… (for the record..i’m getting sick..and not feeling great so i just sat on the bum last night and went to town….) and then i started making my kids look totally […]

halloween games for kids (also titled….sometimes i’m dumb.)

really dumb. and find myself in charge of not one class party…but two class parties. kindergarten and 3rd grade. (for the record they are different days.) and can i take a moment and vent here: if you sign up on a sheet to help out IT WOULD BE A REALLY BIG HELP IF YOU ANSWERED […]

(happy) halloween shout outs

halloween shout outs! source source source source source the swell life craziest gadgets source source source source source source source and of course i have a whole pinterest board dedicated to it…

fhe blocks

 monday night has been said aside as family night (family home evening aka FHE) we don’t plan anything (i mean like softball games or plans with friends) it’s a night that we hang out as a family. we start with a prayer.. sing a song read some scripture teach a lesson (like david and goliath) […]