Soothing Oatmeal Citrus Shea Butter Soap

homemade soothing citrus oatmeal shea butter soap with essential oils

  I’ve been thinking about making my own soap now for a while, and this past weekend I finally got around to doing it. I took the easy route and used a shea butter soap base, so all of the trickier steps of making DIY soap with lye was done for me. I just got […]

St. Patrick’s Day Mint Sugar Scrub {+ Printable Labels}

Mint sugar scrub with coconut oil and peppermint essential oils

  Whether it’s cold and dry where you are…or it’s hot and sandy…I don’t know many hands and feet (and elbows and knees) that couldn’t benefit from a little sugar scrub. There are so many awesome scented beauty products out there, but I’ve been discovering lately how much I love to make my own homemade […]

DIY Antiqued Clay Pendant

DIY antiqued clay pendant

  My crafty friend, Lisa, is at it again! I am constantly amazed by the clever and easy craft ideas that she sends my way. Not only did she send me a fun tutorial for making a DIY clay pendant (with an antiqued look that I love!), but she gave me the finished pendant to […]

Cute Animal Valentine’s Day Cards {Free Printable}

Free printable Valentine's Day cards

  I tend to be one of those last-minute scrambler when it comes to Valentine’s Day cards for my kids’ class parties and Valentine’s Day card exchanges. Last night, my 9-year-old asked me if he could make some Valentine’s Day cards with some foam stickers I had left over from an old Valentine’s Day craft […]

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 back 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 […]