Felt Scissors Pouch DIY

Felt Scissors Pouch

I spend a lot of time cross stitching and my embroidery scissors take a lot of punishment. They get tossed around in project bags, left on tables, and generally put up with a lot from me. I wanted to have a way to keep them contained when they aren’t being used and whipped up this [...]

Caffeinated Crafters Link Party

Happy September! Life sure does change quickly once September rolls around — kids are back in school, weather is cooling off, and fall is fully in our sights! I, for one, am hugely happy about this!! So what were some of our favorite projects this week?

Ratatouille Goat Cheese Bruschetta

ratatouille goat cheese bruschetta

There are some nights when we don’t want a full meal for dinner. When you want something munchy but want to stay relatively healthy, our ratatouille goat cheese bruschetta is perfect. We pulled out a freezer bag of the ratatouille I shared recently. It doesn’t take long to thaw in a pot over medium heat. [...]

Easy Fall Candle Centerpiece

Easy Fall Candle Centerpiece

I could live in a world where it’s fall all year round. I start a countdown from the moment I need to put my fall decorations away and push putting them back out earlier and earlier each year. Fall is my favorite. I first shared this easy fall candle centerpiece on Let’s Eat Grandpa and [...]



As you know, we’re big fans of making food that can be frozen and used in a variety of ways. One of our current favorites is ratatouille. For our ratatouille, we used: 2 onions 1 large eggplant 2 14 oz cans of diced tomatoes 2 large zucchini or 1 zucchini and 1 winter squash 2 red peppers [...]

Caffeinated Crafters Link Party


It’s the end of August!! We’re having a muggy, stormy heat wave in Chicagoland and I’m dreaming of everything fall. I even started putting out some decorations! My kids are going back to school this week, which means I will have more time to do crafty things–which brings me to this week’s installment of The [...]

Mujadara with World Market


If you don’t know yet, fall is my favorite season. I love everything about it. I love the cooling temperatures, the trees changing colors, and the smell of spice in the air. I especially love cozy family evenings with a hearty meal. I’m sharing our version of a spiced lentil and rice dish called mujadara [...]

Coffee Love Mug DIY

Coffee Love Mug

If you’re on Instagram, you may notice people occasionally going mug crazy for a mug swap. I love swaps and A Cuppa Kim‘s Mug Swap is one of my favorites. We just passed the mailing deadline for #MugSwap14 and I want to share the Coffee Love Mug I made for my partner. For this mug, I used [...]

Felt Fascinator DIY

Felt Fascinator

I have a fascination with fascinators and when I was given the opportunity to use the new Cricut Explore, I knew immediately that that’s what I wanted to make. (Say fast felt fascinator three times fast!) I’m in the Cricut Design Space STAR! competition and this is my first entry. The category is fashion and [...]

Gleam Review

Gleam Review

I love makeup. There, I said it. It’s hard (for me, at least) to be comfortable in makeup in the heat of summer. It doesn’t help that I’m super pale and dry at the best of times. Enter Gleam by Melanie Mills. Melanie is an Emmy-Award winning makeup artist, so you know Gleam is pretty [...]