Disneyland map cross stitch project

I started this cross stitch on March 13th, 2020, basically the day Covid really started for most of us. It took me 10 months to finish, but I did finish it! It really was a labor of lov-wait no. A labor of boredom, stress, anxiety, and a coping mechanism. HA! It did give me a creative outlet and something to do for the hours on end we were stuck at … [Read more...]

we wash you a merry christmas tag printable

Just wanted to share the printable I made with you if you are looking for an easy (and very handy this year) neighbor gift idea! I grabbed these Mrs. Meyer's hand soaps (couldn't find any holiday scents at my Target so I picked the basil scent-aka the one with the greenish label. haha...anyways...I made a quick tag and added some baker's twine and … [Read more...]

master bathroom reno

We finally finished our master bathroom renovation! The real one! I did this small makeover a few years ago to tide me over, but was so glad to finally flip this bathroom! I like to make a rough mock up in illustrator whenever I do a room, just to make sure everything flows together, and this is what I ended up with-there were MANY changes along … [Read more...]

Jack’s Radiator Springs room

I kinda miss my blogging days. I'm not saying I'll recapture the insanity that was the heyday of this blog, but I'm going to make an effort to keep ya posted on random things, more like what it used to be around here. I'm pretty active on Instagram too, if you ever want to stay up to date on all things CINO! Jack's room has morphed from Peter Pan … [Read more...]

Office themed party

    There's a lot going on in the world right now, and I don't know about you, but any reason to celebrate should be...celebrated. I threw together a little birthday shindig for my good friend Alisa who is a fellow office fan, and with a few touches and purchases, put this outdoor, socially distanced party together! First, let me make this … [Read more...]

Girls room update!

If you know me at all, I get the itch for decor change around the house pretty often! I can't help it! I don't think I'm alone in this though, don't we all crave something new and fresh every so often? Last year I started on a revamp of the girls room, which began with a purchase of Beddy's bedding-it is the PERFECT bedding for bunk beds and seeing … [Read more...]

How to train your Dragon party

Well, it took a few years, but we finally jumped on the How To Train Your Dragon movie band wagon last year, and Ava fell in love with the movies, books, and tv shows! So when I say she had this theme picked out for awhile...I mean it, lol! It was SUCH a fun party to put on and to plan. From the decor to the food to the invites, I had a … [Read more...]

Barbie knit top pattern-improved version!

For those of you long time readers, hello! Do you remember when I did this tutorial, way back when? In time, the pattern became lost and undownloadable (it's a word don't worry about it), but I found my hard copy recently! YAY! So I fine tuned the pattern and digitized it and it is now available to download and print for free … [Read more...]

outdoor movie night party

Sadie had her heart set on an outdoor movie night party this year, and lucky for her, August is the perfect month to have one of those in! My in-laws have an amazing outdoor screen that we used, (similar) and it worked out great! We had quite the crowd as many families joined in on the fun! It was BYOS-Bring your own seating-and we put out all … [Read more...]

Secrets and Suitors book review

So excited to review another of my talented sister's amazing novels! This one is titled Secrets and Suitors! I absolutely adore this book. The story is compelling, original, and fresh (I read a lot of Regency so this should mean something lol!), and the characters are so realistic. The protagonist, Nora, is quite shy and deals with some social … [Read more...]