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 […]

Food Pantry Holiday Makeover

FREE print! "Joy To The World"

Today’s post is sponsored by: This post is not a fun tutorial or pretty project but instead an important subject that just isn’t talked about enough: hunger in our own country. Did you know Lolly Jane started because my husband switched careers and took a 50% pay cut?  I started our sign business to still […]

Sullivan Mayflower company’s big heart

Be Someone who makes someone else look forward to tomorrow | free print

We’ve been surrounded by some tragic losses these past few months here in Arizona, our childhood friend Nicole’s sweet 7-year old daughter, London, and 2 local law enforcement officers. Amid the grief we have seen our communities wrap their arms around those who are left to mourn and take care of them, both emotionally and financially… and with […]

Sunday thoughts | free printable

A great quote to remind us to stop being so critical of each other |print via

If you are a football fan or Arizona native, you couldn’t have missed the uproar this week with one of our high school athletes turned college football star turned Phoenix Cardinals player. He got himself into a bit of trouble and we’ll leave it at that but the ugly comments that surfaced about this young man were harsh, […]

Magazine feature… yay!

Awesome mag full of craft spaces! | via

So you may remember when we were prepping for a professional photo shoot in Kelli’s bright & cheery craft room, (and went into panic mode which included tearing out the carpet, sanding down the concrete floors then painting them in chunky yellow stripes. Phew! LOL) Well it all went off without a hitch and that mad […]

As You Wish pottery |Summer Classes

As You Wish pottery / cake stand

As You Wish pottery so kindly invited my kiddos to experience a sneak peek of their summer classes.  We were excited to go since I took my daughter in March along with three of her cousins for her birthday party.  It was so fun!!  So my other three kiddos were happy to be included this […]

2014 Handmade Nest event recap event recap- love this display by

If you’ve been following along with us on Insta, you would have seen all the fun we had prepping then crafting at our 2014 Handmade Nest event! We had a ball and wanted to share a little recap with all of the fun deets of that night! This time around, our event was held at The DenMar Estate in sunny Mesa, […]

The Handmade Nest

The Handmade Nest crafts

We are so excited to announce that The Handmade Nest is Back!   Myself and the other ladies have been working super hard to put together another amazing night for you Arizona locals.  We have been organizing and planning, and are ready to announce our next event date!  So without further delay, mark your calendars […]

WM Phoenix Open & Fry’s Food Store Giveaway

Put some class in that cute golf outfit!  Get darling ideas for classy womens golf attire |

Fooooooooooooooooooooore!   I got to take an afternoon off of being a Mommy and was able to enjoy a nice, relaxing day with my hubby at the Phoenix Open (thanks for babysitting, twinner ;).  It was in Scottsdale where hubby works so it was especially fun to be in his city where he chatted with lots […]

Kits for Sale!

Map Garland

It’s time!!  Several of you have asked if you could order left over kits from our recent event, The Handmade Nest.  Now that we’re fully recovered, the answer is YES!  If you follow us on Insta, you’ll know all about this event and hopefully are doing a happy dance that you can now own a […]

Inspired Sugar

Gorgeous cakes by Inspired Sugar!

Last month when we hosted our first The Handmade Nest event we were completely blown away with the talents of Inspired Sugar.  The two beautiful ladies behind Inspired Sugar, Bonnie Adams and Breanna Kealey are beyond amazing when it comes to their sugar talents! They create one of a kind sweets for all events.  Specializing […]

Dang cute shops to check out!


It’s FINALLY Friday!  Do you know what that means?  Our  The Handmade Nest is just hours away. For those of you who purchased tickets, we CAN’T wait to craft with you tonight!  Over the last few weeks we have been sharing with you all about some of generous sponsors. Without them, none of this would […]

THN: Vintage Rose Wraps in the house!

vintage rose wraps

We girls at The Handmade Nest are so excited that our event is only 9 days away!!  Eeee!! There are only a handful of tickets left, are you coming???  If so, make sure you find us in the crowd of people and come say HI!!  We’ve been working oh so hard to ensure that every […]

The Handmade Nest title sponsor spotlight: The Wood Connection + giveaway

wood connection Halloween decor

Today we are sharing our second Title Sponsor for The Handmade Nest.  The Wood Connection!  We are so excited to be teaming up with The Wood Connection for our event.  They have been so wonderful and gracious.  Plus we are sharing a special giveaway for 3 lucky readers! At The Wood Connection you can find […]

THN Title Sponsor The Ribbon Retreat


We’re excited to start introducing our title sponsors for The Handmade Nest .  If you recall our last post about THN, you’ll know it’s going to be an exciting AZ event that will be talked about for weeks to come!  We have some amazing sponsors donating some ridiculous giveaways for the attendees.  There will be thousands of […]

Mr. Lolly Jane is my superhero…

Lolly Jane's superhero

I suppose I should clarify, since Kelli and I are a blogging duo, that I’m talking about my spouse. Be warned that this post is random and there is no tutorial, roundup or craft. Sometimes, though, it’s refreshing to put it all out there for readers and like bloggers to see that there is a […]

The Handmade Nest | A new AZ event!

The Handmade Nest

If you’re a loyal LJ follower, you know Kristi and I got started in this blogging business in 2007 when we were selling vinyl lettering.  We were sign makers before it was trendy (; After a few years we got overwhelmed but already had a little following of locals so we started hosting crafts nights. […]

Drama queen + $100 Visa gift card giveaway

TNT armchair detective

Who else’s spouse works crazy hours? Mine does and at the end of the day, after getting the littles fed, happy and off to bed, happy, I love to turn on my TV friends. Yes, I called them friends. I don’t watch a lot of TV so when I do, I’m pretty picky with what […]

bathroom storage ideas

19 bathroom storage ideas #bathroom #organization

Who loves to kill time on Pinterest but is oh so SICK of A-L-L the recipes!?  Just me??  Well this weekend I met up with some fellow AZ HomeTalkers!  We all love the site and appreciate the valuable information we score from it!  So many DIY ideas!!  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have already seen […]

2013 SNAP conference recap

2013 SNAP conference recap

Ohhhmygosh you guys! Today is the first day I woke up feeling refreshed after attending the 2013 SNAP creative blog conference. Yes, it was a week ago. Seriously, that is how little sleep I got. LOL Oh-so-worth it, though? Absolutely! There are a handful of awesome what-to-know-for and what-to-wear-to your first blog conference posts and […]