• Miniature Beach Campsite from Nature

    Miniature Nature Tepee and Campfire on the Beach

    Hey Everyone! I’ve been away for a bit. I spent last week in beautiful Lake Tahoe, celebrating my sister’s wedding. Hazel and I had a girls trip, just the two of us, all the way across the country to be in the wedding party. It was a whirlwind with our flight being delayed and losing out on one of our vacation days, but we made the best of it. And I am so glad I was there to celebrate with my sister. It was hard to be away though, and I have to say, there is truly no place like home. I couldn’t wait to give my other two kids…

  • DIY Hand Drawn Valentine’s Notes

    Over the weekend, I showed the Valentine’s vignette I set up on our vintage buffet in the dining room. One of the elements of the vignette, were some simple hand drawn Valentine notes that I made. I had a lot of fun making these and wanted to share them with you today! This post contains some affiliate links. I may receive a small commission for any sales made through them. The cost to you does not change. I started by purchasing some red and pink paper doilies from the Dollar Tree. I didn’t have a set plan for them at the time, but knew they would come in handy for…

  • DIY Countdown to Valentine’s Day

    For the past few years, I have made an advent calendar for my children for Christmas. Each year, it has been a little bit different than the one before. They love it so much, that this year, I decided to do one for Valentine’s Day as well. I know I am a bit late in getting this post out there, but I wanted to share it with you anyways in case it might spark some last minute inspiration! This post contains some affiliate links. I may receive a small commission for any sales made through them.  For this project, I decided to make handmade paper ornaments to celebrate the holiday…

  • Creative Gifts for Little Ones: to spark their imagination

    I have partnered with UncommonGoods for this post. All expressed opinions are 100% my own. Full disclosure. Several years ago I received an UncommonGoods catalog in the mail and loved the quirky, creative and different offerings they had. I had never seen anything like it at the time. Even though this was probably more than 15 years ago, they are still an awesome source for creative gifts for family and friends. I especially love their gifts for babies and children, which is where you can find all of the gifts featured here. This year, I want to get back to a simpler idea of gift giving: handmade, thoughtful, creative. And especially for my children, find…

  • Mini Halloween Pumpkin Face Family

    This post contains affiliate links. I may receive a small commission for any sales made through them, but the cost to you does not change. Full disclosure. During my fall home tour, I gave a glimpse of our little “pumpkin family” on the windowsill. Eventually, I knew they would get some faces and now they finally have. I have done this for the past couple of years, and the kids love it. It’s a fun fall family tradition now. You really don’t need crazy artistic skills for this…just a fine point black Sharpie marker (and red or pink if you want to add some rosy cheeks like I did).  We have all…

  • Owen’s Avengers Superhero Birthday Party

    This post contains affiliate links. I may receive a small commission for any sales made through them. Full disclosure. I started this post about my little man, Owen’s, Avengers’ themed birthday party before Violet was born last fall! And as life goes…it just sat in my “drafts” waiting to be published. He will be turning five this coming September so I figured I better get this post out there before the next one rolls around. In fact we just celebrated Hazel’s 6th birthday on Saturday and had a fun horse themed party. Hopefully I will get that one posted here before she turns seven! I think he started planning his…