our beach-y, gold Christmas tree

beach-y gold Christmas tree

When we moved to Saipan in June, we brought six trunks of stuff with us. Things that made the bring-with-us cut? Clothes (not many, but I still wish I would’ve pared even more), Legos, a few of Piper’s dolls and purses, my sewing machine, a small bundle of fabric and a few party supplies. Nothing […]

DIY printable cameras

free printable play cameras

Are your kids as enthralled with taking pictures as mine are? They’re obsessed. In fact, my camera roll is filled with selfies of two small blondies. And pictures of every piece of furniture in our house. And also pictures of our cat Tiger (who I don’t even really like). While I love their interest, I […]

DIY ‘everything is awesome’ lego shirt

DIY 'everything is awesome' Lego shirt (with free printable template)

I will sound like such a snob for saying this, but I hate ‘character clothing.’ Light up My Little Pony shoes? Ninjago shirts? So not my style. But, guys, my kids would wear clothing with characters splashed all over it every day if I let them (#ugh). In an effort to recognize their interests (and […]

DIY glitter confetti packets (and two other sparkly projects)

DIY glitter confetti packets

We’re so excited for the last installment of Season to Sparkle glittery-ness today! First up, our very own tutorial for glitter confetti sparkle scatter-ers. Y’all, I am smitten with these little gems (especially since I firmly believe that all occasions are better with confetti… and glitter). To make glitter confetti packets for your party guests, […]

glitter-y holiday party ideas

season to sparkle

Round three of Season to Sparkle fabulousness coming your way today. I am in love with this party- have I mentioned that yet? These giant balloon fringe tails by Bump Smitten are just perfection. They would be great for a sparkle party, of course, but would make great decor for any holiday party! Also, I […]

sparkly holiday party project ideas


More Season to Sparkle goodness today! Y’all, these ladies knocked it out of the park with their sparkly projects. I am dying over every single one- today’s lineup is no exception! Be sure to check out the holiday recipe for cashew turtles by LGRollins. Bonus- you could make a batch of these yummies as a […]

a season to sparkle party ideas

season to sparkle party hop

As promised yesterday, today’s installment of Season to Sparkle projects are over-the-top fabulous. This sequin wreath by Cake Events Blog is seriously so fantastic. Sequins plus my favorite decor statement item? Perfect. And I love these glam Christmas tree cupcake toppers by Frog Prince Paperie (so great, right?). Of course, the DIY sequin envelopes by […]

a season to sparkle party hop


I know that you’re well acquainted with the ever fabulous Party Hop by now (remember this Modern Fiesta? And this Christmas Fete? And this Star Gazing Soiree?). Well, this latest installment is my favorite yet. Perhaps because the theme is just so great- Season to Sparkle? Yes please. But also because the projects, and Sara’s […]

how to make polka dotted skinnies

DIY polka dotted skinnies (both super cute and SO easy to make!)

I have a thing for polka dots. And skinny jeans. So when I started seeing polka dotted skinnies by Mini Boden and J Crew, I was totally smitten. They aren’t the most practical purchase, given our tropical island home. But I brought a couple pairs of skinny jeans for Piper when we moved and figured […]