upcycled & shirred knit top

I've been cleaning out old drafted posts, and found this adorable set of photos from an upcycle I did years ago for Charlotte! I can't remember what pattern I used for the base, but I just had to share the pics because she's SOOO little and adorable. I loved how the shirt turned out too! Do you ever find projects from years ago and have fun … [Read more...]

Christmas gifts

While most of the gifts I give at Christmas time are purchased, I do like to make a few here and there! My family draws names, and we have categories that you can enter your name into-such as Gag gift, Media gift, Food gift, and the favorite-Homemade gift! We are a pretty creative bunch and have fun thinking up items to make that are tailor made … [Read more...]

avas panda party

We just wrapped Ava's 6th birthday party and it was so cute and fun! She chose a panda theme and I love how simple and fun it was! Black and white is a fun graphic punch and I added some pink in because Ava loves pink! Also I had these flowers that my friends Aimee and Erinn made for a girls camp banquet last year and I took home because I couldn't … [Read more...]

THE TRUTH ABOUT MISS ASHBOURNE BOOK REVIEW & giveaway!

I've chosen a winner...Hilary P! congrats! I am so very excited to be joining the book tour for The Truth about Miss Ashbourne! The number one reason is that...my sister wrote it! Yes, I grew up with THE Joanna Barker. I just have to gush about her for a moment, so bear with me. When she first told me she was writing a book, I was so thrilled I … [Read more...]

sadie’s harry potter party

Earlier this year, Sadie read the first Harry Potter book. Then promptly sped through the rest of the series-and then started them over again once she finished! I am so proud lol but seriously parenting win right there, since I read the series as a teen and devoured them as well. (like most of the world) So, it was a pretty clear winner for her … [Read more...]

sticker you review

I am almost set to post Sadie's Harry Potter party! Before I do, I wanted to show you these amazing custom badges that the lovely people over at Sticker You sent me! They let you add any image and then they cut the shape perfectly! The website was really easy to use and I got them uploaded and ordered in a jiffy! They are SUCH great quality-really … [Read more...]

dollhouse master bedroom

Now on to the master bedroom renovation!  This room is probably my favorite in the whole new dollhouse. It just seemed to come together the easiest and was so much fun to decorate and think up things to make! And now I am remembering that the wallpaper was not so easy to pick out. SOOOO maybe it wasn't the easiest, but it turned out to be a … [Read more...]

Toy Story Halloween 2017

I know it's been a minute since last year's Halloween, but I realized I never blogged it, so I had to add it here for posterity and all! Rory as Ken: all thrifted, except the wig from Amazon! Jess as Barbie: thrifted and Amazon as well! Ava as Slinky Dog: furry pj's from Amazon, and I added handmade details. Charlotte as Bo Peep: handmade dress … [Read more...]

wizard of Oz halloween 2016

After my last post I also realized I've been slacking for quite awhile with costume posts! I think it was because I wasn't making them all from scratch and I thought that didn't qualify them for the blog? whatever past me felt, present me would like to have a record here about them! Even if I only made parts of them! So first off, Rory and I. Rory … [Read more...]

powerpuff girls halloween 2015

Ok so forgive me for only have one iphone picture of these costumes! I was pregnant with Jack and was pretty much phoning it in. The girls' dresses I made with some knit from Joanns, color blocked with the appropriate colors, didn't finish any hems or anything! lol! I made Sadie's red bow from felt, and bought Charlotte's and Rory's wigs on … [Read more...]