DIY

My first fondant cake was a success!

Whenever my boys have a birthday party at home, I’ve been torn over what to do about the cake.  Go with our favorite bakeries, which have made us some amazing creations (lego-shaped cake, very hungry caterpillar cake, etc.) or make my own?  The past couple of years, I’ve leaned more toward baking my own, and […] Read more…

Stashbuster: Cozy winter yarn wreath

This winter, one of my main goals has been to find projects that would use up my giant box of yarn odds & ends.  After being inspired by all the gorgeous yarn ball wreaths on Pinterest, I figured a winter yarn wreath would be perfect for stashbusting.   Instead of yarn balls, I decided to […] Read more…

5 snow day DIY projects

Five perfect snow day DIY projects!

Impending snow day getting you down?  Let the wind howl outside while you get cozy inside, and make one of these quick DIY projects from materials in your craft stash: Valentines Day is coming up, and while this Anthropologie inspired felted bow garland was originally made for Christmas, it would look great in shades of […] Read more…

DIY: Personalized Sharpie mug

So I’m sure by now you’ve seen the personalized Sharpie mugs all over Pinterest, and all the “sharpie-mug-fail/ too-good-to-be-true” pins and blog posts out there.  After doing a lot of reading, I just had to take a stab at the project, using all the helpful hints I found.  I came up with the idea to […] Read more…

DIY- Knitted wine bottle scarf

It’s almost the holiday season!  If you’re like me, you always arrive at get-togethers with a bottle of wine for the host.  Why not dress up the bottle with a super fast (and cute!) handknit scarf?  It’s a great way to use up those tiny quantities of luxury stash yarn you’ve been saving, and putting […] Read more…

DIY mod podge wood letters

DIY: Mod Podge personalized wood letters

  For the longest time, I’ve admired the adorable wooden letters in the Pottery Barn Kids catalogue, but there were two major problems that kept me from buying them for my son’s room.  Number one: they are all either limited to pastel shades or overly embellished fonts.  Number two:  they are incredibly expensive. I decided […] Read more…

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