little fox free cross stitch pattern and tutorial

Well you saw her woodland party, now for the party outfit! I had a flash of inspiration a few days before her party and created this cute fox cross stitch top! I can't wait to make more-I think enlarging the stitches gives it a fresh and modern take! PLUS, larger stitches=less stitches.... I only wish I'd made her a size 2T. She's a growing … [Read more...]

Halloween & vampire FREE printable!

I have a quick and fun little thingybob to hand out to friends or trick or treaters, if you're anti-candy. :) I grabbed these vamp fangs at the dollar store, printed out my FREE PRINTABLE, and washi taped them on. DONE-ZO! If you do download them, please if you don’t already, take a minute to follow my blog in some capacity-Facebook, BlogLovin, … [Read more...]

101+ easy birthday gift ideas and FREE printables!

I'm excited to share today 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends! I am joining forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week along with over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive ideas and free printables! I was all for thinking of fun, inexpensive gifts you could have on hand for a friends birthday. All week long, … [Read more...]

book baby shower (and free printables!)

If you couldn't tell by now, I kinda love throwing parties. I've hit a good balance lately between minimalism and what I call "I've lost my marbles" party planning. I dangled a baby shower tantalizingly in front of my sister (mostly to get her to come VISIT! haha!) and that took place a few weeks ago. She's worked as an editor for a few years, … [Read more...]

brownie mix valentine gift free printable

Today I've got a fun Valentine idea for friends, teachers, neighbors-whoever you want to have a nice pan of brownies mere minutes away. I love these layered mixes you put together in mason jars-they are so cute and perfect to hang onto for a rainy day. Or a chocolate-craving day. (which are one and the same for me. ok every day I crave chocolate. … [Read more...]

monkeys and banana candy valentines-free printable!

I've got two more Valentine ideas for ya-and this one is Sadie's all time favorite. Probably because I let her eat a candy while we made them. But who doesn't love monkeys? I found these fun bendable monkeys on Oriental Trading and added some banana split candies to fill up some cello bags. You could just do banana candy, or another monkey themed … [Read more...]

DIY color blocked painted utensils

I am super dee duper excited to share with you these adorable color-blocked painted utensils! I made them for my "mommy friends"  (as Sadie calls them....we usually exchange Valentines along side the kiddos at my annual Valentine party-if you are a friend of mine-LOOK AWAY. Or at least act surprised....), and I'm smitten. I grabbed some nice bamboo … [Read more...]

Robot Valentine-FREE printable

Sadie and I spent some time deciding on a fun toy she could give as her Valentine at school this year, and I was super excited that she picked these CUTE wind up robots. Cause, robots are awesome. Also, a great gender neutral Valentine! While we might add some candy in the bags, they are great as-is for schools or parties with a no-candy … [Read more...]

“berry sweet” Valentine FREE printable!

  I love love LOVE creating Valentines. Seriously, it makes me giddy with excitement. I know, I AM A GROWN WOMAN....but it's ok...the blog gives me the excuse to go overboard with corny, punny ideas and share them with you. right?.....I do it all in the name of blogging, guys. Really. ha ha.....anyways. Let's ignore my issues and move on to the … [Read more...]

chocolate covered snowballs (free printable)

A quick and fun printable for your kids or fun stocking stuffer! It might be a little late for this year, but pin and it keep it around for next year? Our elf brought us these the other day...yum! Just download and print on sticker paper, and slap them on a box of junior mints. Our elf used wrapping paper to cover the edges with the JM logo on it. … [Read more...]