Make Your Own FREE 4th of July Pillows from scraps and Easter bunnies!

  So … summer. It’s time to actually spruce up the ‘ol front porch for the 4th. Turns out, though, I’m fresh out of décor for the 4th of July or porches in general. And as usual, my budget is zero dollars and zero cents. That means I’m left with whatever I can make out of my classy … Read more Make Your Own FREE 4th of July Pillows from scraps and Easter bunnies!

Make Your Own Mass Rad Graduation, Birthday or Celebration Balloons

Graduation. End of the year. It’s almost here. Time for teacher appreciation gifts, commencement bouquets and graduation parties. ** Cue dollar store décor–that blessedly cheap haven of all things seasonal.** Well, seasonal and completely generic. Or not …. I figured if I only had a few bucks to throw towards celebrating I might as well … Read more Make Your Own Mass Rad Graduation, Birthday or Celebration Balloons

Make your own faux layered shirts from leg warmers or socks!

Holy easy project, Batman. This was such a fun no-brainer—a trifecta, really, of circumstances that yielded kid #3 something like 50 new shirt combos: #1 – it’s dang cold outside #2 – baby girl has lots of these in her closet #3 – I’ve got a bunch of these left over from past projects: Women’s … Read more Make your own faux layered shirts from leg warmers or socks!

What Not To Toss Weekend: Make mittens & hats from old sweaters!

Remember this little sweater that became a cardigan? Well it’s too small for kid #6 and has a few stains here and there which makes passing it down to younger kids a no-go. Time to trash that striped number, right? Wait! Don’t toss that! With a little Edward Scissorhands love, that sweater or cardigan can yield mittens … Read more What Not To Toss Weekend: Make mittens & hats from old sweaters!

Bee Mine Valentine’s Day Printable & Free Silhouette File

Have you seen this super cute Valentine’s Day printable designed by Aly over at Entire Eventful? Love, love the chalk board goodness. Well Aly asked a few of us bloggers to put our own spin on her fun design—a sort of “One Printable, Five Ways” type of thing. And because I’m a Silhouette nerd, I had all kinds of fun … Read more Bee Mine Valentine’s Day Printable & Free Silhouette File

Shop Local and Let’s All Stay Off The Fiscal Cliff, okay? See ya at DownEast.

Holy cow everyone. We’ve got a week. Just. One. Week. You ready? Have you been recycling old shirts, chopping up boxes and turning cake pans into stars? Have you found awesome deals on line and scored some great deals? I hope so. But if you’re like me and still have a few items on your … Read more Shop Local and Let’s All Stay Off The Fiscal Cliff, okay? See ya at DownEast.

Sandy Hook Elementary Day of Remembrance …

If you’d like to join us in donating to the families of Sandy Hook Elementary, donation links are listed below. United Way of Western Connecticut Newtown Parent Connection Donate craft supplies, money or cards for creative kits for the Drawn Together initiative. Emilie Parker Fund (former Utah family) HERE Additional ways to help HERE

Make a Tree Skirt out of a Girls Dress in 10 minutes flat!

Do you remember this little Easter dress that I refashioned for Christmas last year? Well baby girls has grown  a lot this year and it’s too short now. I set her dress aside in the donate pile until my older daughter freaked out. “Mom! You’re not recycling this??!” And I love that she wanted to recycle this. Plus the kids … Read more Make a Tree Skirt out of a Girls Dress in 10 minutes flat!

Christmas Tree Decorating – Gangnam Style

As I mentioned in my last post, me and my kiddos are excited to share what we’re going to BAKE, MAKE, DECORATE and also SHOP this holiday season. This week we’re in DECORATE Land and, true to my word, I’m letting the kids call the shots.  And I gotta admit … it’s tough. Why? Is it because I’ve … Read more Christmas Tree Decorating – Gangnam Style

Holiday 2012 Game Plan + GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone! The Christmas season officially starts in t-minus 48 hours. Christmas is only a few weeks away. Holy cow. Time to get chopping. I’m sharing the quick and dirty version our Christmas game plan below for everyone who’s making the most of their holiday budgets this year. I’m also excited to announce that the THRIVE … Read more Holiday 2012 Game Plan + GIVEAWAY!