Painted Cut it Out Frames

Painted Cut it Out Frames

I have a large collection of pictures and prints that have just been piling up over the years because I can never find nice frames for them. Frames are usually too expensive or not really what I’m after. Enter Cut it Out. These frames are a beautifully cut blank canvas so you can create the […]

Easy Yarn Medallions

Easy Yarn Medallions

I have such a hard time passing up pretty yarn, which is a weird thing to collect since I can barely knit. My stash of squishy awesomeness is gorgeous, but it needs to be used. I’ve been looking for non-knitting ways to use it and came up with these Easy Yarn Medallions. **This post contains […]

Gold Striped Feature Wall

Gold Striped Feature Wall

We moved the girls’ bedrooms around a few months ago and it has felt like we’ve been in transition for way too long. I’ve been really wanting to create special rooms for each of them. I’ve taken notes on what ideas each of them has had for their rooms and when Madeline said “shiny,” I […]

Teacher Appreciation Alphabet Coasters

Teacher Appreciation Alphabet Coasters

The end of the school year is quickly approaching, so we’re doing a special Teacher Appreciation round of Craft Lightning this month. These are crafts that can be completed in 15 minutes or less, minus drying time. I can remember my teachers sitting at their desks with a cup of coffee or tea, so I […]

Spring Tea Party Styling

Spring Tea Party Styling

Spring is all about skirts and color to me. It’s also a great time to play around with my love of pattern mixing. Spring Tea Parties are the best way to bring it all together. I love skirts and colored tights. Black and white stripes can be paired with so much and I think it’s just […]

12 Ways to Store Your Pots and Pans

Pots and Pans Storage

The most difficult part of settling into any kitchen we’ve had is figuring out how to store our pots and pans. It doesn’t matter how much space we have–they always seem to end up in a jumbled and bulky mess. When I’m looking for organization tips, I always head over to Hometalk and I’m always […]

Easy Chain Earrings

Easy Chain Earrings

I love jewelry, but I haven’t been able able to wear much in recent years because of kids pulling on whatever I’m wearing. I occasionally brave necklaces these days, but I only wear earrings when I’m going out. I recently had the chance to dress for a colorful spring tea party and jumped at the […]

March Cross Stitch Update

Story Time Sampler

I can’t believe that March is over! Fastest month ever. I got some decent stitching finished this month. I finished two pieces for separate swaps and got a little more work done on the Story Time Sampler. Scott and I were joking about the fact that I love starting new patterns and have to pull […]

Kiwi Curried Egg Salad

Kiwi Curried Egg Salad

I looooove egg salad season. For those who don’t know, it starts at Easter and ends when it gets cold out again. When we lived in New Zealand, egg salad season was year-round. I enjoyed an egg salad sandwich every time we stopped into a tea rooms. Kiwi (as in New Zealand) Curried Egg Salad […]

10 Minute Chain Necklace

10 Minute Chain Necklace

You know how sometimes you put an outfit on but feel like it’s missing something? You search through your stash of jewelry, but nothing is quite right. I have a super fast 10 Minute Chain Necklace for just such an occasion! The beauty of this necklace is that you can totally customize it however you […]