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DIY Wall Art: Personalized Sun Prints

Baby & Kids, DIY Gift Ideas, Home, Paper Crafts, Summer, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Here's a fresh and sun shiny DIY wall art idea: personalized sun prints. Liam's room is getting a makeover so I decided to make a bit of DIY artwork for his room to keep...DIY Wall Art: Personalized Sun Prints... »
 
 

Raspberry Carrot Popsicle Recipe

Dessert Recipes, Kid-friendly Recipes, Recipes, Summer

Don't let the carrot fool you: this easy Raspberry Carrot Popsicle recipe is totally kid friendly. I just came home with 6 pints of raspberries that were $1 each. They're going to go quick...Raspberry Carrot Popsicle Recipe... »
 

 

Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Recipe

Dessert Recipes, Recipes, Summer

Peanut butter cup s'mores. Why haven't I thought of this combination before? I gave it a try when I came across some peanut butter cups while looking for our Hersey's bars. I halved them...Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Recipe... »
 
 

Printable Canning Jar Labels – Personalized

DIY Gift Ideas, Edible Gift Recipes, Summer, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Making your famous strawberry jam this season? Dress it up in style with these printable canning labels from my etsy store that YOU easily personalize and print at home. Use these unlimited personalized canning...Printable Canning Jar Labels – Personalized... »
 

 

Free Place Card Template (Modern Clementine)

Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Spring, Summer, Under $10, Weddings

This rectangular place card free printable template coordinates with my modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation that was seen in the Style Me Pretty feature “Inspiration to Reality: Modern Clementine.” You can personalize...Free Place Card Template (Modern Clementine)... »
 
 

Insulated Holder for Stick Popsicles and Frozen Yogurt

Accessories, Baby & Kids, Sewing Projects, Summer, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Cold tiny hands no more! Elise loves stick popsicles and frozen yogurt tubes. Truly, she's a junkie. But she doesn't like it when her hands get cold, which means I don't like it when...Insulated Holder for Stick Popsicles and Frozen Yogurt... »
 

 

Mod Podge Sparkler Safety Caddy for the Fourth of July

Fourth of July, Summer

Sparklers are super pretty and fun but holy wow, do they ever get hot! Yeeowch. Help prevent accidental burns from used sparklers this 4th of July by making a Mod Podge Sparkler Safety Caddy....Mod Podge Sparkler Safety Caddy for the Fourth of July... »
 
 

Fourth of July Craft Ideas: The DIY Round Up

Fourth of July, Holidays, Summer

Fourth of July doubles as my husband Shane's birthday so I tend to make a lot of 4th-of-July-ish crafts. Here are some of my favorite 4th of July decorations and treats: Fourth of July...Fourth of July Craft Ideas: The DIY Round Up... »
 
 

Fresh homemade lemonade recipe

Drink Recipes, Recipes, Summer

Fresh lemonade was my one true and steady pregnancy craving. I started making my own homemade lemonade cribbed from a recipe in a Sesame Street cookbook (officially "Big Bird's Sunny Days Lemonade Recipe," ha...)...Fresh homemade lemonade recipe... »
 
 

Tiered ruffle baby dress free sewing pattern

Baby & Kids, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects, Spring, Summer

This free tiered baby dress sewing pattern has subtle gathered ruffled tiers and a classic pillowcase-dress-inspired neckline with ribbon ties that's perfect for late spring and summer. And it's super easy to sew. This...Tiered ruffle baby dress free sewing pattern... »
 
 

Easy DIY no-sew felt flower bracelets {free pattern}

Accessories, Baby & Kids, Easter, Mother's Day, Spring, Summer, Under $10, Under 1 Hour

Here's a super cute DIY spring and summer craft that you can knock out in less than an hour: Easy no-sew felt flower bracelets. I love how cheery these no-sew felt flower bracelets look....Easy DIY no-sew felt flower bracelets {free pattern}... »
 
 

Free modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation {seen in Style Me Pretty}

Free Printable, Invitations & Cards, Paper Crafts, Spring, Summer, Vintage Inspired, Weddings

Here's my modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation that was seen in the Style Me Pretty feature "Inspiration to Reality: Modern Clementine." I designed this unique mod wedding invitation (as well as round...Free modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation {seen in Style Me Pretty}... »
 
 

Baby sunhat pattern with ruffles and ties

Baby & Kids, Free Patterns, Sewing Projects, Spring, Summer, Under $10

Elise looks adorable in hats. I just can't get enough of them. So I decided to make a free baby sunhat sewing pattern with ruffles to add to her fashion options. I freehanded this...Baby sunhat pattern with ruffles and ties... »
 
 

Sparkless sparklers for kids for the Fourth of July using chopsticks, ribbon and party garland

Baby & Kids, Decorations & Favors, Fourth of July, Holidays, Recycled Crafts, Summer, Under 1 Hour

This original Fourth of July craft was created for Daily Candy Kids. Welcome, Daily Candy readers! I mourn sparklers. The City of Chicago banned sparklers in 2007 joining most other ousted fireworks. Yes,...Sparkless sparklers for kids for the Fourth of July using chopsticks, ribbon and party garland... »
 
 

“Summer to Fall” Berry Cider Smoothie

Breakfast Recipes, Drink Recipes, Fall, Kid-friendly Recipes, Recipes, Snack Recipes, Summer

While Monday is the official first day of fall the best thing about Chicago is that summer days usually extend way into September. It's 80 degrees today and I just spent the afternoon at...“Summer to Fall” Berry Cider Smoothie... »
 
 

Campfire cookies

Cookie Recipes, Kid-friendly Recipes, Recipes, Summer

Hot Indiana summers spent at Camp Na Wa Kwa seeded my campfire obsession. The idea for this one has been in my head for a while, and I couldn't stop thinking about it while...Campfire cookies... »
 
 

Star Sugar Cookies

Cookie Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Fourth of July, Kid-friendly Recipes, Recipes, Summer

It could have been the yummy flavor, the scraggly homemade cuteness or the cold beer that made these star cookies fly off the platters at Shane's Fourth of July birthday BBQ. The icing in...Star Sugar Cookies... »
 
 

Personalized birthday rhubarb berry pie

Dessert Recipes, Parties & Birthdays, Recipes, Summer

Growing up in upstate New York, Shane loved his grandmother Myrtle's rhubarb and berry pies in the summertime. So this year for his birthday I decided to make a pie instead of a cake....Personalized birthday rhubarb berry pie... »
 
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