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 […]

easy fall bunting

An easy fall paper bunting tutorial. A quick home decor idea or cheap gift idea!

Can you believe Halloween is over!?  All that fun we’ve had since August prepping for it and it’s gone gone gone.  We had a great night at our older sissy’s house, trick-or-treating then partying block style.  Now that it’s a new month, we’re ready for fall and Thanksgiving decor!  We made an easy fall paper […]

Turn printables into home decor

Make any printable into home decor! Easy and awesome tutorial via @lollyjaneblog

We love printables… like, LOVE them! We have a whole gad of them for you (all free!) to choose from, actually ;) We’re often asked WHAT you we do with a printable after it’s created. The most obvious use is to frame it or hang/clip it for display. Well today we’ll be showing you how to turn […]

Paper transfer spring eggs

Cute Paper Transfer Spring Eggs tutorial by

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group and ALL YOU magazine but as always, opinions are always our very own. :) #pmedia #lifeforless We hope you all had a lovely Easter holiday! If you’re like us, you’ll be keeping your spring decorations around until Memorial Day before replacing […]

3D bunny head art

3D Bunny Head Paper Art. Cute! #springdecor

Ah, spring is in the air and what’s more springy than sweet bunnies? Well Kelli has a real live pet bunny, who poops a LOT, so I am diggin’ the alternative to her cute pet with my paper 3D bunny head art! Inspired by a cute bunny head geo bunny necklace from Tuts+, we used […]

Vintage industrial letters | Restoration Hardware inspired

Easy tutorial for vintage industrial letters! Restoration Hardware knockoff!

Confession: I’m a cheapskate. I’m not as bad as people who ask strangers for their leftovers at restaurants, (yes, that happens! Eww!) but, I’m not willing to pay $15 per letter for home decor… especially when I have four kids who are in sports, music classes + preschool that I have to pay for on top […]

Summer decor paper pinwheel

How to make paper pinwheels for summer decor #paperpinwheel #summer

I’m getting ready for another segment on live TV tomorrow (our local midday news station asked if I could share some kid friendly summer crafts) and instead of Kristi joining me on set, I asked if my 10-year old daughter could “co host” and they agreed. She is so excited and her brothers keep asking […]

Superhero birthday party ideas + party package giveaway

Easy superhero party birthday cake

Okay we have something to admit: we are party printable rookies! Gasp! I know… we are creative bloggers and you would think with 6 kids between us, having celebrated 34 birthdays between them all, that we would have had a theme’d party with all the cutesy prints. I texted Kelli in the middle of prepping […]

DIY business cards | 2013 edition

DIY business cards by

UTAH OR BUST! We are both in Lehi, UT right now attending the oh-so-fun SNAP! blog conference surrounded by fellow creative bloggers. We’re taking time away from our littles and crazy busy jobs as full time moms and although it’s bittersweet to leave them (one of us may have shed tears walking away from the crib […]

St. Paddy’s Day polka dot shamrock wood art

Cute DIY St. Patrick's Day polka dot wood art by @LollyJane

Wee, it’s Thursday!  Only one more day until the weekend that starts a 2-week spring break for my kiddo’s…. yay!  I can hardly wait for a break from the daily grind and to enjoy some fun St. Paddy’s activities with them.  Okay, so it’s mostly green meals and wearing cute green clothes but at least […]

Washi tape love letter


Holy moly it’s been forevah since I’ve sat down and got my scrapbooking…er, die cutting, on!  When I spied the new Shape N Tape from Lifestyle Crafts, I knew right away what I wanted to create with them, a washi tape love letter: I am lovin’ these big ol sheets of washi tape- how brilliant […]

Huggies Snug ‘n Dry | Product review


I am a mom of 2 crazy busy little boys… ages 2 1/2 year old and a 6 months.  My toddler is a madman and most always at full speed PLAY.  My baby (if you can still call him that!) started pushing up at 3 months and by the end of 4 months was crawling!  Now […]

Placemat infinity scarf | tutorial


Well y’all, it’s officially FALL for me in northern Arizona.  [For Kelli, much to her relief, it’s still warm summer-ish weather with cool nights in central AZ.]  But fall for me equals scarfs, cardi’s and flats: my fav!  I saw this easy peasy tutorial on Sweet Verbena to make an single loop infinity scarf so […]

Crib Mattress Bulletin Board Podgeable Clips

Crib mattress turned bulletin board craft room storage LollyJane

I’m so in love with these crib mattress bulletin board podgeable clips!  They’re the perfect addition to my crib mattress turned bulletin board that I just finished.  My cool cousin gave the crib mattress to Kristi, who then moved 3 hours north and forgot it.  I took advantage and snagged it, painted it a fresh […]

Magnetic bookmark {tutorial}


Do you ever lose your place when reading?  It happens to me every.single.time I stop to check on the baby or tend the toddler and when if I get back to my book, I can’t remember exactly what page I’m on… because well, the gum wrapper I use as my trusty bookmark isn’t so trusty ;) […]

DIY business cards

Lolly Jane business cards tutorial DIY

Today we’re sharing an easy way to make your own business cards lickity split… you know, in case you are attending a huge blog conference TOMORROW! ;)  Here’s an easy tutorial for DIY business cards! Take a looksie at our* Kelli’s business card: *Rest assured, we have a stash for Kristi but since she is on baby watch and is […]

Interchangeable holiday frame

DIY Interchangeable Holiday Frame by Lolly Jane

Something Kelli & I share is our ♥ for decorating for each holiday.  While Kelli’s main staging space is her darling foyer, mine is the fireplace mantel.  Since I swap decor here so often, I thought an interchangeable holiday frame would make it much easier on this busy momma:      Can’t you see little spiders in […]

Shamrock ombre specimen art

Shamrock St. Patricks Day ombre specimen art by Lolly Jane

We loved our Valentine ombre specimen art but since St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching, we had to change it out to reflect the green holiday so we created Shamrock ombre specimen art: Pin ItWant to make your own shamrock ombre specimen art?   1. Snag some green paint chips in different hues from the paint […]

glitter shamrock banner

Really easy book page glitter shamrock banner, perfect for St Patrick's Day decor!  |via  #stpatricksday #banner

I love love love St. Patrick’s Day!  My hubby’s heritage is from Ireland and we named all 4 of our kids Irish names so we go all out when it comes to this lucky holiday (:  So I thought this glitter shamrock banner would be perfect for the holiday! I saw Rebecca Cooper’s darling simple […]

Valentine State Art

Valentine State Art by Lolly Jane

We were asked by to re-create our very popular State Art but to put a Valentine’s Day twist on it.  They also wanted the great state of NY included so we paired NY with Illinois since we have family from each state and could gift it to them on their anniversary. Here’s a quick […]