Valentine Giveaway – I love you more

i love you more sign

“I love you to the moon and back, Sweet Pea.” “I love you to jupiter and back.” “Well, I love you all the way through the milky way and back.” “The Milky Way? CAN-DEE?” “No, not the candy. I just love you more. You have all my love.” All my love. It’s even more beautiful [Read More]

How to make fake water for a vase

making fake water for a vase

I love crafting and science mashups, don’t you? So does my (recently retired) dad. Remember when he helped me out with the DIY shriky dinks? Well… the mad scientist chemical engineer is at it again. But this time, he wasn’t interested in crafting with ME as much as he was the grandkids. Those precious faces, [Read More]

2015 in one word

achieve lettering

What do you do to reset for the new year? Resolutions? Bucket lists? Strategy planning? We did some resolutions research for a client story and found that 25% of Americans have failed their resolutions that within a week. After two weeks, 71% are still hanging in there but after a month, that number drops to [Read More]

DIY Letter Books

book letters

I may have squealed a little when I opened this project from our Craft Exchange Challenge. Sabrina made library letter books. She brilliantly incorporated the required flocking powder, fringe scissors, and tinted decoupage provided by Martha Stewart Crafts. I’ve seen these at a local antique mall for $18, and on for $14.95, but NONE [Read More]

MacKenzie-Childs inspired DIY

mackenzie childs inspired pumpkins

It’s MCM (Man Crush Monday) and I’m going to take a minute to show you something Big Daddy’s been up to lately. He knows how much I love MacKenzie-Childs, but neither of us love the prices. For the last craft exchange challenge, I made some MacKenzie-Childs inspired ornaments using the required Martha Stewart Crafts fringe [Read More]

I Caught Santa Photos

I caught santa photos4

Wait, what? Photo proof that Santa was in YOUR living room? Yes, you can make one too. Someone caught Santa leaving presents under your tree. (wink, wink) This is so much fun and adds to the magic of Christmas for the wee ones. I know you have a ton of things to do today on [Read More]

Christmas cakes from Baskin-Robbins

snowman cake

It’s time to get real about planning Christmas dinner. I’m looking forward to this year because Big Daddy is frying a turkey AND making the prime rib. Move those to-do’s off my list… whoo! … but you don’t really think I want to make EVERYTHING else do you? No way Jose! After spending the past 2 [Read More]

Fun furniture for Kids

chalkboard table

There’s probably only one thing I like better than dressing up the Princess Cupcake, and that’s decorating for her. I’ve been browser shopping for ideas for a game room makeover, and I’ve found a few things I’m totally swooning over. Take a look: This totally do-able DIY chalkboard table would be something we could both use. I [Read More]

DIY Fabric Bracelets

summer holding jenn's bracelets

Sometimes you just can’t find the right accessory to go with your outfit. It’s an issue, for sure. Jenn Andrlik in our Craft Exchange Challenge solved it though. She makes her own fabric bracelets, and several lucky girls in our group received some of her custom work. This is smiling Summer, not Jenn. Summer is happy [Read More]

Northpole magic by Hallmark

northpole 1820 at hurst mall

Sponsored! I received a FASTPASS to visit the North Pole Communications Station and several awesome products from Hallmark. All opinions are my own.   Could Hallmark make Christmas any more magical?! Yesterday we went to the North Pole Communications Station at North East Mall in Hurst, so we could talk to the elves. Directly. Like, “Hi, [Read More]

Festive Fringe Straws Make Great Gifts

fringe straws

Looking for the perfect DIY hostess gift for Christmas or New Years? Bianca Schiffman made these festive fringe paper straws — complete with a custom gift box  — for each of us during our Craft Exchange Challenge. The Craft Exchange Challenge was to make something using these three Martha Stewart crafts products: Fringe Scissors Flocking [Read More]

Cookies for Santa at Macaroni Grill


You hear that? Yep, it’s that dang holiday countdown clock ticking. I am SO running out of time! I haven’t made our Christmas cookies yet, have you? It’s going to be down to the wire. Good thing I have a back-up plan. For the first time ever, my parents are coming HERE for Christmas. I [Read More]