We’ve lived in our house for about 18 months now, and I finally feel like one room is just the way I like it. So that either means that my two-year-old is my favorite child. Or it means his room looked like this when we bought the house (neon aqua walls?!)
From girly tween to toddler boy…
Happy New Year! Thanks to all of you–my dear readers–for reading my blog and following my tutorials and leaving comments that say nice things. You brighten my day. Thank you!
We are starting off the year with Paint-Alongs! Have you ever wanted to give painting a try, but didn’t want to invest in a whole set of [...]
My family loves oatmeal.
And therefore, they also love granola.
Here are my favorite recipes for homemade granola and granola bars.
I got this recipe from my friend Laurel (Hi, Laurel!). It’s awesome. And the great thing about granola is you can put anything you want in it. Listed below are the ingredients I always use.
5 cup old [...]
If you know me well, you know that I love lists. I make lists for everything (this goes back to my high school year book days where list-making was mandatory). So it may be surprising to know (especially to Melissa–Hi, Melissa) that I don’t make lists at the new year.
Years ago, I found that I was [...]
Just to sum things up:
+ Did you see my feature on ohdeedoh? I feel so honored.
+ Our family photos were a total success. Thanks, Kari! Can’t wait to see those cookie faces.
+ My studio is littered with paper scraps. I made a wedding guest book and all kinds of journals this week for the Open House. [...]
Three cheers for Tuesday!
Today’s tutorial is a traditional bookbinding stitch that is used for sewing together single sheets of paper (as opposed to signatures). So before I get started, let me assure you that this is a very handy stitch to know. Think of all the school projects you can now start sewing together instead of [...]
I love my family.
In our house, Monday night is Family Night. We don’t schedule any other activities or sports. We spend time together — singing, praying, teaching our children about Jesus, eating yummy treats, and usually playing a game of some sort. Family Night keeps our faith strong. And it’s fun.
We share the responsibilities… Which means [...]
We had cousins come for a visit. They had fun exploring the new house and yard. One morning, we thought it would be good to go for a walk… but, as it turns out, it wasn’t that great of an idea. Even at 9am in August is just too hot. So we came home and made [...]
My boys love to play outside. Back in January, we upgraded our backyard plastic slide for a real fort (Thanks, Jon!).
This is the view from the back door, standing on the deck. The boys run off the deck, through the trees, and up the ladders.
Cooper is not interested in the fire pole, but Max loves it. [...]
My life needed a little Valentine something and so I made this little paper heart garland. Now, I know garlands are hot right now and self explanatory. But I made a tutorial anyway. So here’s my contribution to the garland trend…
HOW TO MAKE A PAPER HEART GARLAND
1. Gather supplies. I used brown kraft paper scraps, doilies, [...]