DIY Button Heart Canvas Wall Art

DIY button heart canvas wall hanging

  Before my oldest daughter headed back to college after the holidays, the two of us sat down to do some crafts together. When we were brainstorming what we should create, Kim suggested that I make a button heart canvas based on something she had seen previously. She described what she had in mind and […]

Strange Magic Activity Sheets and Printables

Strange Magic printables

  Did you know that Strange Magic, the newest animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., opens in theaters this coming Friday, January 23? I’m excited to share these free printables – activity sheets, games, invitations and more. No compensation (monetary or product) has been received for this post. I’m just sharing because I love printables! Here’s […]

Valentine’s Day Craft Wall Hanging and Printable #CreativeHOP

I love you a bushel and a peck printable

  I love you, a bushel and a peck! When I was little, my mom would sing the song “I love you, a bushel and a peck” to me nearly every night. The song and its words came to signify a mother’s love for her kids…and I LOVE my kids! —->GET THE Bushel and a […]

Easy Valentine’s Day Craft: “I Love You Because…” Dry Erase Frame

Easy Valentine's Day Craft - I love you because...dry erase frame

  About a week ago, before my oldest daughter left to go bak to college after the winter break, she and I broke out all of our crafting supplies, turned on a movie in the kitchen, and crafted together. What a fun way to end our vacation! Since Kim tends to have better ideas than […]

New Year’s Stained Glass Memory Jars #Craft

New Year's Stained Glass Memory Jars Craft

  My 15-year-old daughter inspired me to make this craft after making her own Memory Jar for 2014, and I am so excited to start Memory Jars for the whole family for this coming year. It’s a perfect (and perfectly easy) craft for kids and adults alike. Each person, regardless of age, can decorate their […]

DIY Holiday Teacher Wreath #HandmadeHolidays

DIY Holiday Teacher Wreath

  I struggle each year to find an original holiday gift for my kids’ teachers that they will appreciate and be able to use. This year, I had the opportunity to create a fun holiday wreath for my youngest son’s elementary school teacher with supplies from Staples, and I am so excited to share it […]

DIY Wood Gift Tags and Ornaments

wood gift tags

  My friend, Lisa (ie, my resident crafting genius), sent me a new Christmas craft project that I am loving SO MUCH. I was not familiar with wood burners for crafting use outside of boy scouts before Lisa told me about the wooden gift tags she made this year. Now I’m itching to add a […]

DIY Reusable Fabric Gift Bags

DIY reusable fabric gift bags for Christmas

  Several years ago, I got some reusable fabric gift bags, and every holiday and birthday since then I’ve wished that I had more of them. I spend so much time – hours – every Christmas wrapping dozens (hundreds?) of presents for family and friends. I waste so much wrapping paper that ends up being […]

Big Hero 6 Activity Sheets #BigHero6

Big Hero 6 Activity Sheet Collage

  I’m taking it easy for the next few days to celebrate Thanksgiving with the family, but just in case the kids need some activities to keep them busy while you do more important things like cook…or eat…or shop, here are some fun Big Hero 6 printables, crafts, coloring pages and more. I am especially […]

Thankful Turkey Thanksgiving Craft

Thankful turkeys

  Thanksgiving Day is one of my favorite days of the year and it’s definitely worth a little extra notice, especially with Christmas sales and decorations popping up earlier and earlier every year. I was looking through my Thanksgiving recipes this morning and was reminded of a fun and simple Thanksgiving craft that is perfect […]