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See my Cross-Stitch Canvas in the “Washi Tape Crafts” Book – Plus a Giveaway!

Hey, I’m in the new book “Washi Tape Crafts: 110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything” by Amy Anderson! Keep reading to see my Cross-Stitch Canvas and enter to win a copy of this book including 10 rolls of washi tape. Wahoo! This book is a super cute size and comes packaged with 10 rolls …

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Easy airplane cake with free printable cake toppers for an airport birthday party

Make my easy airplane birthday cake to make for your little pilot. This cute airplane cake is part of my Modern Airplane birthday party theme, and it’s super fast to make at home using my free printable airplane and cloud cake toppers. I made this easy airplane birthday cake for Liam’s 3rd birthday party. I …

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Printable Airplane Personalized Birthday Party Banner for a Modern and Classy Airplane Birthday Party

Here’s a printable airplane birthday banner that for a modern and classy airplane birthday party. And you can download instantly, personalize it, and print yourself– no waiting! Type as many letters and numbers as you wish – it can say “Happy Birthday ” too or be more simple like my banner that says “Liam is …

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3 Creative Travel Activities for Kids Ages 4-7

School’s out and it’s time to travel! The kids and I took a three-week road trip with several stops along the way. Packing for road trips can get tricky — especially choosing which toys and travel activities to take along for the kids. As a creative person, I think it’s important to bring some creativity-building, …

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DIY Tie Napkin Rings and Tie Bunting Father’s Day Decorations

Here’s an easy idea for DIY Father’s Day decorations: Colorful paper tie napkin rings, tie garland bunting decorations, and a tie card. It’s a kid-friendly activity and a festive way to Colorize your Father’s Day brunch. The kids think Father’s Day is kind of like a birthday and so they wanted to decorate for “Daddy …

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Make an Easy Disney Princess Birthday Cake Using Stickers (yes, stickers)

Want to make an easy DIY princess birthday cake? Use princess stickers! Call it a cop-out or a moment of pure genius, using princess stickers is hands-down the easiest way to decorate a DIY Disney princess birthday cake …and really any other character cake too. Elise wanted an “All The Disney Princesses” birthday cake including …

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup Recipe with Brussels Sprouts (and no dairy)

This healthy, creamy cauliflower soup recipe is super delicious and takes just 30 minutes to make. It’s full of veggies and dairy-free. Yum This pureed cauliflower soup recipe needs just a handful of ingredients so it’s just my style. It’s made with vegetable stock instead of dairy, then topped with caramelized Brussels sprouts and some …

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Personalized Princess Happy Birthday Banner Printable PDF for ‘All the Disney Princesses’ Birthday Party

Elise wanted an “All The Princesses” birthday party. Yep, you heard that right: ALL THE PRINCESSES. Gulp. Creating one princess birthday party that combines Elsa, Anna, Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle and Aurora is a pretty tall order for Mommy. How could I bring all these Disney princesses together in a cohesive way?? The answer: My personalized …

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How to make a headboard slipcover with storage pocket

Make a cheerful headboard slipcover to quickly and easily change up a bedroom. Because the slipcover is removable, it’s a super cute and inexpensive way to decorate a kid’s room and keep changing it up as they grow. And seriously, how sweetly adorable is this pleated pocket storage pocket? The storage pocket is just the …

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Kiss Me (I’m Irish) St. Patrick’s Day Shirts

I designed some Kiss Me (I’m Irish) t-shirts for St. Patrick’s Day and added them my Zazzle store. The simple and classy design spells “Kiss Me” using both three-leaf shamrocks and lucky four-leaf clovers. Sláinte! Here’s a close up of the letters because the Zazzle photos are kind of fuzzy. Not to worry – t-Shirt …

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How to Make a Headboard Slipcover with No-Sew Piping – easy and temporary bedroom change

Whether you want to hide a dated headboard or just freshen your bedroom, making a DIY headboard slipcover transforms your bedroom without the commitment and cost. I made this ‘how to make a headboard slipcover’ tutorial for DIY Network. I wanted to make a plaid flannel headboard slipcover to temporarily make our city bedroom feel …

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos Recipe

Here’s a pork carnitas recipe that’s not only kid-friendly but also foodie-friendly. This pork carnitas recipe works for my picky toddler, my adventurous five-year-old, and my foodie husband and I tell you, finding a meal that pleases them all is like finding a tiny unicorn ? Our Chicago home is within walking distance to Antique …

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Wine Wedding Gift with DIY Monogrammed Wine Tags

I made these DIY monogrammed wine tags for a wine-themed wedding gift for our downstairs newlywed neighbors. We gave them three bottles of wine: one to open on their 1st wedding anniversary, one to open on their 5th annivesary, and one to cellar until their 10th. And you can download my free wine tag file …

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Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box DIY

Make a quick and easy DIY gift idea with a hint of glamour: a gold and white painted wooden storage box. And there’s a surprise inside: this cute little wooden box actually fits two decks of playing cards. Hooray, this is perfect for my bridge-playing mom! Are you making DIY gifts this season? Keep reading …

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