caramel apple cider recipe

caramel apple cider recipe

This first far-far-away-from-home holiday season has been, well, a little hard to describe, actually. It’s been homesick, and quiet, and far, and tropical (which is both amazing for this summer-loving mama and also more than a bit weird since we’re used to a Rocky Mountain fall), and a little more homesick. In fact, usually Thanksgiving […]

30 minute advent calendar

the simplest-ever advent calendar (make a countdown using bags, free printable labels, and a tray)

It’s a little bittersweet to head into this holiday season without any of our normal ‘Christmas stuff.’ I do think that unpacking familiar boxes of ornaments, wreaths, and décor might help offset a little of the weirdness and homesickness that is settling in. But I also kind of like the way that having nothing is […]

how to spray paint an artificial christmas tree

This is the perfect way to give an old fake tree a new look (how to spray paint an artificial 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 […]