Crafting Hope, Sending Smiles

Every month I try to get together with my local blogger buddies. Lately it seems, many of us are experiencing some really difficult times. Seasons of life I guess, but I think we were all feeling the need for something a bit more from this amazing community we’ve built. We’ve collaborated on numerous charitable causes […]

kid painted flower pots

Finger Painted Flower Pots

For me spring time and gardening go hand in hand.  These fingerprint painted flower pots are a great way to craft and garden with kids.  A fun and simple project with stunning results, painted flower pots make an awesome addition to the spring garden.  Use them to liven up your Easter table or make them as […]

Sweet gifts for new moms, tie dye plain onesies and blankets any color you want!

Tie Dye for Baby

Here’s a new baby gift idea so simple even your kids can do it! Start with plain white onesies, cloth diapers, and swaddling blankets and create a one of a kind gift set your new mom is sure to love. One of my dearest blogging friends, Amy of This Heart of Mine, welcomed a new […]

make your own rainbow glasses

See the World Through Every Color of the Rainbow With These DIY Glasses

Sure you could see the world through rose colored glasses, but why settle for rose? Instead, see the world through all the colors of the rainbow! Here’s how… Make your own Rainbow Glasses You’ll need: Printable pdf Sheets of colored plastic (also available on Amazon) Scissors or craft knife Glue sticks 1. Print out the pdf. […]

This gluten-free raspberry coffee cake has a lemon cream cheese filling! One piece is not enough ...

Gluten-Free Raspberry Coffee Cake inspired by the Artful Year

Don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post! I don’t think she knows it, but Jean Van’t Hul is pretty much the reason I started blogging. I found her site, a long with a couple others in 2008. I was home with two young kids, still active duty stationed overseas and desperately needing […]

I know a girl, she puts the color inside of my world.

Simple DIY Watercolor Wall Art

I know a girl. She puts the color inside my whole world. maybe you’ve seen her taking a more hands-on, behind the scenes role around here? Post by Kids Stuff World. She’s always inspiring and has more creative talent than I know what to do with, she’s my daily muse … and she’s growing up, […]

The best Easter projects

Fresh Picks: Amazing Easter Crafts

There’s just something ultra charming about all the spring colors and cute cuddly animals that go hand in hand with Easter. Sure, there’s much more to this day than fluffy bunnies and colored eggs and we hold tight to the real reason for the celebration too, but I can’t help wanting to be a bit […]

So many cute ideas for filling Easter baskets!

What to put in your child’s Easter basket

Is it just me or does the stuff for Easter just get cuter every year! I’ve always been a fan of the fun spring colors and cuddly bunnies, but this year … I seriously want all of this stuff — for me! I’m featuring a few tried & true items here, but there is lots […]

Cute ideas for kids

Kids Rooms & Things on the Brain

Spring has not yet sprung. But that isn’t stopping the tinges of spring fever I feel coming on. I’ve got kids rooms, and home decorating projects and bright colors on the brain … if you can’t tell. We are moving closer to the day when Sweet will move into a room of her own (tear). […]

simple tips for planning an amazing gender neutral shower your mom to be will love!

Planning a Gender Neutral Baby Shower

Have you ever planned a gender neutral baby shower? A lot of people struggle with the gender neutral shower — no pink? too much blue? … are you relegated to using only yellows and greens? Heck no! Gender Neutral Baby Showers, baby showers in general aren’t what they used to be!! Sure you could spend […]

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Decorating Kids Rooms With Art

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Try this: Blackberry Lemon Parfaits

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Try This: Mango Green Smoothies

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