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 […]

summer boredom buster popsicle sticks

Write ideas on popsicle sticks for boredom buster, color sticks according to themes: outdoor, indoor, away from home.

I love summer!  I love having my kids home which means we don’t have to deal with homework, schedules, sports and commitments.  We get to swim multiple times a day and sleep in. I love not having to be ready before noon and enjoy going to a movie when we feel like it or grabbing […]

mason jar vases

Easy to make, mason jar vases!

We’re back with our talented group of 10 blogger besties to share June’s themed hop.  This month is MASON JARS so we’re showing off our easy mason jar vases.  They’re dang simple to make and you probably have everything on hand!  If you’re regular readers, you know we’re total cheapskates and huge into upcycling!  We dug […]

21 fun summer activities

Ah, the last week of school. Some of you are maybe making summer banners for your kids to run through when they get off the bus for the last time this school year, enjoying the stress-free schedule that comes with the littles of out of school. We are, too! But what do we do in […]

Chevron citrus wreath

Cute chevron citrus wreath by

We’re excited to share some news that’s been in the works for awhile… we’ve teamed up with 10 of our blogger besties to introduce a fun monthly collaboration starting today with 10 creative blogs. Each month on the 10th, the same 10 blogs will share a project around the same theme and you can hop to […]

DIY Felt Board from a Recycled Frame


We’re loving the last few lazy days of summertime but we can only swim until noon before the water is warmer than the temperature outside- true story! I had to think of a way to keep the kiddles entertained inside WITHOUT driving momma completely bonkers.  Soooo……. this project {originally featured on 30 Days Handmade} is an […]

Homemade dilly bars + DIY cool summer treats {roundup}


Summer is in full swing around here and it seems like our littles constantly have a cool treat in their chubby fists to beat these triple digits!  To help keep them entertained this hot season, we made a batch of dilly bars… and let them reap the tasty reward:  {Click here for our homemade dilly […]

Welcome Summer Party!


This is the kids’ first official week of summer vacation!  So far we’ve swam daily, gone on playdates, signed up for the summer reading program at the library, played with friends, played with cousins, had sleepover, welcomed puppies, and enjoyed sleeping in.  But to get this summer started off right, I had to spoil my […]