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Grow your own green smoothie garden!

Grow your own green smoothie garden!

Hey there! I’m Jen. I blog over at Plain Vanilla Mom and I am so excited to be here writing my first post for KSW. Stacy is amazing, as are all the ladies on the KSW&Co team, and I’m so thrilled to be a part of […]

The Prettiest Valentine Petit Four Brownie Favors

The Prettiest Valentine Petit Four Brownie Favors

After taking a month off of holiday baking (and keeping my “eat well” New Year’s resolution!) I get so excited about baking something sweet and homemade for Valentine’s Day. Making these sweet, heart-shaped brownie petit four favors is so easy. Basically two steps to a […]

Simple Tips for Hosting the Perfect Playdate

Simple Tips for Hosting the Perfect Playdate

My playdate days are sadly drawing to a close. My baby graduated kindergarten this year and my oldest is almost 10! I have no idea where the time went, but I have hosted my fair share of playdates and would consider myself to be pretty […]

Gluten-Free Raspberry Coffee Cake inspired by the Artful Year

Gluten-Free Raspberry Coffee Cake inspired by the Artful Year

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 […]

10 Colorful Craft Ideas To Get You Making Now!

10 Colorful Craft Ideas To Get You Making Now!

One of my favorite parts about working online is sneaking a peek at all the fun projects my friends are making. I noticed a distinct trend of fun and colorful craft projects this week … and those colors!, you know they had me smitten with […]

St. Patrick’s Day Family Fun Guide

St. Patrick’s Day Family Fun Guide

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Need help thinking of creative ways to make this a day to remember? This family fun guide is full of playful ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as a family. You’ll find plenty of cute crafts, tasty […]

Kids Rooms & Things on the Brain

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 […]

Planning a Gender Neutral Baby Shower

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 […]

South African Inspired Pillowcase Craft Project

South African Inspired Pillowcase Craft Project

Someone has been pretty excited around here lately. We’ve had a slew of arts and crafts projects on the books, and this little art lover has been in pure heaven! This south african inspired, batik handprinted pillowcase craft project was no exception, she had such […]

An Afternoon of Easter Candy Fun

An Afternoon of Easter Candy Fun

Today’s edible art project is brought to you by Imperial Sugar. My family had such a great time working on these easter candy craft bowls. The pastel colors make them perfect for Easter, imagine serving them up as little edible place settings or even in […]