I am all about the DIY. For years and years I have been a HUGE advocate for a DIY Christmas. I love to give people thoughtful, delicious and practical gifts each year. I’ve done cookies, homemade vanilla, bacon salt, ornaments, salted caramels, homemade embroidery, you name it. I just think homemade gifts are better, because they mean something. But I know not all of us are Martha Stewart, so I’ve got some tips on how to DIY your holiday the easy way.Continue Reading
So you read our post about Disneyland at Halloween, and you saw that adorable handmade Tinkerbell costume that Abbey wore all night, and maybe you’re wondering where I got her shoes, and how I got them to be functional AND adorable. Well I’m going to tell you, because I love you! And this wouldn’t be much of a blog if I kept those DIY secrets to myself, right?Continue Reading
My blog is my job. It helps us pay for birthdays, vacations and even Christmas. I’ve used blog money to buy groceries for the recipes I share, crafts for DIY posts and even to spoil myself and my family. What started out as a hobby has become a relatively decent way to add to our income and helps keep me a “mostly” stay-at-home mom. I recommend blogging as a way to earn money to bloggers and friends looking for part time work as well; it’s a fantastic way to make your own career in this volatile job market. One of the few companies I work with often is Linqia. It’s given me a great chance to work with big companies like Mezzetta and Snuggle, brands I already use and love, and helps me establish myself as a professional blogger with professional business contacts.Continue Reading
It seems like both weddings and baby showers come in waves. Some years there are none on the calendar, while other years there seems to be one every month and it can really start to ad up, especially if you’re the hostess. Whether you are a friend, family member, or coworker, you may know someone who is expecting and want to throw a baby shower in their honor.Continue Reading
Laundry is the worst chore ever. It’s one of those “This will never be done, ever” types of chores. For me, it’s even worse than the dishes. I am a naturally creative and artistic person, which means I am really really bad at keeping house, and really really bad at staying on top of chores. We’re usually a “check the pile” family. Meaning if it’s not in your drawers, and it’s not in the dirty clothes, check the pile of revolving clean clothes, cuz it’s probably there. I don’t like living out of a revolving pile of clean clothes, but being a working and stay at home mom, with 2 girls, and a husband who goes through a lot of work clothes, it’s almost impossible to stay on top of it all.Continue Reading
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So yesterday I was released from the hospital after my gallbladder surgery… more on that whole deal a little later – I can only sit and blog for so long until I start to get tired and need a rest. Granted I might not have many guests stopping by to see my right now, but today was the first day I got to shower, and so I was so excited to be clean and start to feel slightly better and I decided to put on some makeup and give myself a mini makeover using my new Victoria Jackson Cosmetics!Continue Reading
So my little sister is due with her first child (a boy!) any day now… she’s about ready to pop! When we found out she was pregnant, I knew I wanted to help throw her a shower, and my first though was “Mermaids” because we love mermaid parties! But her boyfriend put the kibosh on that idea pretty quick once we found out it wasn’t going to be a girl. Oh well. The next best thing was clearly a Nautical baby shower! Ahoy!Continue Reading
In the month of February I was featured 10 times. That’s pretty good, I think.
Maybe it’s not, but I think it is! So go me! Ha!
The first time I was featured I was elated! I was so happy that someone actually read my blog, and LIKED it! I was like, “wait.. what?”
I am the stay at home mom of a 2 year old, and part time caregiver of my 8 year old step daughter. I work in the salon 2 days a week, do freelance work, travel out of town for work every 4 weeks. Craft, teach, play, do the household duties like cleaning, grocery shopping and home inventory. I interact on Social Media, update my Facebook page, have friends, spend time with family, cook a meal every night of the week, and still update my blog regularly.
It’s exhausting just writing that out!
By now you should know how obsessed with felt I am! So of course today’s tutorial is made with felt! Duh!
I love all things hair and hair accessories. 14 years in the industry will do that to a girl… I always see cute hair bows and clips and headbands and think to myself, “Self! I can make that!” It’s ingrained in my brain!
Today’s tutorial is super easy, super cheap, and should take you about 10 minutes and that includes letting the glue gun heat up.