Many of you have been coming to me with book dreams in hand, wanting to know my tips for how to get published. I’ve posted quite a few resources here, but if you truly want to create a physical book that you can hold in your hands, here’s the one question you need to answer first: Do … More 8 Reasons to Self Publish (and 3 Reasons NOT to)
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who was obsessed with unicorns. She wanted to wear unicorn clothes. She wanted to color unicorn pictures. She wanted to make up unicorn stories. She want to play unicorn games. She wanted to BE a unicorn. And through the magic of some leftover craft supplies and … More Making Unicorns
Here’s an idea if you need to decorate on a budget or are thinking ahead to DIY holiday gifts. I recently made a bunch of tinted mason jars in bulk for a friend’s wedding, and I was pleasantly surprised by how they turned out. We filled them with candles and used them in the table centerpieces, … More Tinted Mason Jars (in Bulk)
Yep, it’s not what you usually see on here, but I think you need a break. And how often do you have an hour or two to make a appointment, drive to the spa, wait, be pampered, wait some more, and drive back home? Did I hear a “NEVER”? Good news! All you need is … More DIY Pedicure
Six years ago, we were sanding floors. It was a morning like this, warm with a cool breeze and a clinging dew. Outside, you could feel the quiet beat of a neighborhood, a tune laden with memories of childhood. We made god-only-knows-how-many trips to Home Depot to get supplies for sanding and the unexpected little projects … More It All Adds Up to Home
Why Pinterest? For crafters: to create. For foodies: to find. For travelers: to dream. For procrastinators: to ponder. For type A’s: to organize. For (most) men: to gloriously roll their eyes. Granted, Pinterest has its dark side, too. I’ve heard many a mom complain that Pinterest’s entire existence aims to disprove their worth with its mocking treasure trove … More Why Pinterest?
Parents with young kids know: There will be stir-crazy days. And on those days, your child’s least favorite thing to play with will be all of their toys. That’s exactly what led to this DIY dollhouse. So, if your kid is clamoring for a dollhouse, but you don’t want to spend a lot of dough on something they’ll … More DIY Dollhouse
What do you get when you combine these? I wasn’t sure, but I had a blank wall in my guest bedroom and two blank canvases daring me to find out. Time for some DIY wall art. Care to join me? Here’s the step by step.
Need an easy (and impressive) finishing touch for that last-minute costume you’re pulling together? Here’s a great solution: If you need a wig… And can’t really sew (like me)… And don’t want to spend $40 on an itchy, ill-fitting travesty at a costume shop… Make your own no-sew wig! Pssst: As promised, if you want … More No-Sew Costume Wig
No matter how careful we are or how organized, socks bide their time, plotting their great escape. And don’t even get me started on the disappearing tactics of the itsy-bitsy toddler variety. I’ve come to accept this as some sort of basic law of physics. As such, I’m no longer fighting it. I’m embracing it.