diy homemade candles

Homemade Candle DIY

Hey there, Jess here.   I hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday season so far and are feeling super excited for Christmas next week!! If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, worry not because I have got your back! My favorite gifts to give are homemade ones because I find the process of creating something for […]

faux wood foam state art

DIY | How to turn foam sheets into faux wood state art! Fun handmade gift idea for the hard to shop for person! Cute home decor idea!

This month for the Make It Fun®’s creative holiday team, we were given several sheets of foam, lots of ideas came to mind.  I loved the deer head pallet that looked like wood from last year’s challenge.  It’s so fun what a little paint can do to foam, right?  The same week I received my foam, […]

colorful white Christmas tree decor

Love this colorful white Christmas tree!

We love decorating for Christmas and we lovely love love our craft room so… we decided to put a tree in there! As if the colorful space wasn’t playful enough, our new white Christmas tree fits the room perfectly and is oh-so-cute! We’re playing along with Treetopia.Com and having you guess WHICH gorgeous white tree is ours… simply leave a […]

$800 Paypal cash + Fitbit giveaway!

Win $800 Cash + Fitbit Giveaway

We’re so excited to announce a HUGE holiday cash giveaway today to help with your Christmas shopping!! I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to give $800 Paypal Cash to one lucky reader! Yes, you read that right… WOW! But, that’s not all… If you’re like us, you’ve been eating lots of holiday treats […]

diy Santa-inspired wreath

DIY Santa-inspired Holiday Wreath |via

There’s a lot of give and take with DIY’ing in my house while raising littles. My colorful craft room is actually the family art room in my house by day and my professional studio by night. It is important to me to create with them so I’m always trying to find ways to decorate with fun pieces […]

Puppy Advent Calendar + Sizzix Big Shot giveaway

DIY | puppy advent calendar

Welcome Laura!  She’s sharing a cute puppy advent calendar tutorial with a bonus HUGE SIZZIX GIVEAWAY!! After the tutorial, read on to find out what you can win and how to enter!! Thanks for being our guest, Laura! XO  Hi! I am Laura Kelly and am so super excited to be a guest on LollyJane […]

Creative collection group link party


We are just WEEKS away from the Big Day (Christmas!) and loooooooved all of your Christmasy, wintery projects shared last week! We tossed a few of our own in the mix, too! We shared a delicious Frosted Mint Brownies recipe, a gold anter reindeer makeover, DIY Button Ornaments + Mini Canvas Fingerprint Ornaments, and had 2 fabulous holiday […]

diy holiday stocking board

Easy DIY Christmas Stocking Board, perfect for fireplace mantle-less spaces!

We are in high gear for the quickly-approaching “Big Day” (Christmas!) and was thrilled to receive my personalized Christmas stockings last week. Of course my boys tore open the package to find their own but then turned to ask where they could hang it. Umm… our current home doesn’t have a fireplace mantel so I […]

diy notebooks as holiday gifts

Pretty notebook transformation... the "after" makes a gorgeous yet easy-to-make  gift!

I was just in charge of fancying up mini composition notebooks to “gratitude journals” for a womens church party and feel like a schlup now after seeing Smitha’s gorgeous transformation! Just take a look and let’s pretend that 80 women who received mine don’t see this post, haha! Love these! Hello there! My name is Smitha from […]

gold antler reindeer makeover

Cute thrifted deer makeover by

Today’s Christmas post is sponsored by minted.  My Christmas cards just arrived and I couldn’t be happier.  Keep them in mind for your holiday needs!   It’s the 10th of the month which means it’s our creative group blog hop! This is our 16th post as a group and we think it’ll be our last, […]

How I lost 40 pounds in 10 weeks!

Read this awesome article on how he lost 40# in 10 weeks!

We are welcoming our baby brother as our guest today. We are so dang proud of this guy and can’t wait for you to see why (: We love you, Mikey! Hello LollyJaners! This is the Twins’ (bigger) little brother Mike. I have always been a little bigger, but thanks to the inspiration of my […]

Holiday entertaining on a budget

Holiday Entertaining on a Budget

  I am throwing a holiday work party for my husbands office this week and died when Jessica from Jess Loves This Life sent her post over… her tips for Holiday Entertaining On A Budget was perfect timing and you bet I’m going to serve her Cranberry + Mint Ice Cubes. Read on to get your […]

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HIGGLE: Easy and affordable shopping for everyone on your list!

We are sign makers at heart.  We love shopping handmade.  But you know the ones on your Christmas list who just don’t appreciate hand made?  Higgle is for THEM!  And YOU, since it will make your buying experience easier to get “the one” a great gift at an affordable price.  We’re all about ease…enter HIGGLE. […]

mini canvas thumbprint ornaments

ADORABLE mini canvas thumbprint ornaments! SO EASY to make, kids have fun crafting and you get a Christmas keepsake for years to come. Great Christmas kids craft and Christmas gift idea! Love this reindeer thumbprint ornament!

I love handmade goods at Christmastime, especially on my tree.  Some people adore a gorgeous perfectly decorated themed tree but I enjoy handmade all the way.  Blick Art Materials  challenged us to make our own mini canvas ornaments and we knew thumbprints were the way to go!  I adore any type of hand print art, kids […]

DIY button ornaments

DIY | Easy button ornament, just use hot glue and buttons to create patterns, dimension. Great for little kids!

We have a fun and easy tutorial for you today, courtesy of Blick Art Materials.  They challenged us to re-create their popular diy button ornaments.  We thought it would be cute to create a design in them so we came up with matching Christmas trees.  My 7 year old son helped me make these.  He […]

frosted peppermint brownies

Easy peppermint brownies recipe, so yummy and quick to make! Perfect Christmas dessert idea or neighbor gift!

We were doing a little Christmas shopping at World Market (to shop for our Christmas kitchen tour) a few weeks ago and spied these little peppermint drops with tiny nonpareils in Christmas colors sprinkled along the bottom. I immediately grabbed a bag and knew I wanted to spruce up our lovely Aunt Mar June’s frosted peppermint […]

Creative Collection link party

Adorable village holiday wreath

HOLY BUSY WEEK, BATMAN!! We shared our easy paper wrapped Christmas trees, 50+ DIY Christmas pillows, a holiday bucket list chalkboard art, a Christmas kitchen with a bonus Christmas antler FREE printable, sharing some good and learning a little more about the start of Lolly Jane with a food pantry holiday makeover, did I mention […]

diy ball jar ornaments

DIY Ball Mason Jar Christmas Ornaments

There are 5 of us girls in our family of 9 children and each year we trade gifts. Since we’re all married now and 4/5 being busy moms, the past few years have ultimately turned to gift cards. Don’t get us wrong, we love gift cards buuuut, they’re not as personal as a handmade gift. This […]

Merry and Bright antler pallet art

DIY | Easy way to build Merry and Bright antler Christmas pallet art using new wood, very cost effective for a huge sign!

Antlers and animals heads are all the rage right now and we adore it!  We were raised on a farm and have always appreciated animals.  We don’t hunt, at all, which is why we love all things faux animals heads.  Flowers and animal art became a trend over the summer and if you follow us […]

20+ DIY Disney ornaments

20+ DIY Disney ornaments | Lots of fun kids craft ideas for your Christmas decorating! Frozen ornaments, Ninja Turtle ornaments, Mickey Mouse ornaments and Disney princess ornament ideas! So fun!

We twin sisters are very different sometimes.  Kristi is all about pretty themed Christmas trees for example, while I’m all about handmade ornaments and not matching at all.  Our mom’s tree was a variety of our dorky childhood messy ornaments and I still love looking at them 30 years later.  I want my kiddos to […]