falling glitter dress tutorial- 30 days of sundresses

falling glitter little girl's dress tutorial

My love for dresses extends well beyond June, July and August (and did even when I didn’t live on a tropical island that basically calls for year-round dress wear). In fact, I haven’t worn shorts or pants since I arrived in Saipan. This great Dress Love makes Melissa’s Sundress Series one of my favorites every year! [...]

easter egg decorating ideas

Easter Eggs Ideas at Kojo Designs

In pursuit of some fun easter egg decorating ideas the other day, I may have spent a little bit too much time perusing the internet. Y’all. There are so many wonderful ideas out there for decorating eggs! I thought I’d pass along some of the ones that I thought were just too cute not to [...]

the best posts of 2013 (and happy new year!)

best posts of 2013

Happy New Year dear friends! I mentioned last week that I was kind of hurrying 2013 out the door, and that’s true. However, looking back through pictures to round up the best posts of 2013 was good for my heart. Last year, though not the easiest, was also full- full of celebrations (including some of my [...]

even when things aren’t merry and bright

merry christmas

I meant to write this post before Christmas, but it didn’t happen, so Merry Christmas a day late… I hope it your Christmas was magical, full of worship of our Savior and fellowship with friends and family (and good food! and fabulous presents!). In the same breath as that wish, if your Christmas was not [...]

sew classic clothes for girls (and a giveaway!)

sew classic clothes for girls

Just in case you’re still shopping (or making your own list), I have a sewing book to share with y’all today- Sew Classic Clothes for Girls, by Lindsay Wilkes (of The Cottage Mama). I have several of Lindsay’s patterns (see here and here) and am always impressed by her thorough instructions and professional finishes. This [...]

hand crafted wooden toy giveaway

handmade block set by simple.great

Friends, I’m so excited to share today’s post with you. Like, so so so very excited. This little collaboration can be traced back to when Piper asked for makeup for Christmas. Adam and I said no way. She redoubled her niceness efforts and asked for ‘play makeup’ instead. We said we’d think about it. Then [...]

the golden satchel- a leather tote and a giveaway

DIY leather satchel

Once upon a time, long, long ago, I made Jord an ‘everything bag.’ It was made to be a diaper bag and camera bag in one. As the years have progressed, that little (ok, giant) tote wandered its way through two babies and a move across the ocean. Its most recent function is a laptop [...]

my new toy- a canon pixma printer!

canon pixma cloud app projects

I participated in this post on behalf of Canon USA and Burst Media. I was compensated for my time and commitment, all opinions are my own. This probably goes without saying, but our house relies heavily on our printer. Not only does all of my party throwing require a decent amount of printing (and by decent [...]

canon camera (and lens!) giveaway

canon camera and lens giveaway

Just in time for the holidays, we have quite the treat for today- a giveaway for a Canon T3i camera and 18-55mm lens! I have (and love) this camera and am so excited to be giving one away to one of you! We are partnering with these fabulous creative blogs for this giveaway- Sweet C’s Designs [...]

favorite things giveaway

favorite things giveaway- kojodesigns

After the smashing success of last year’s Favorite Things Giveaway, we are back for another round. That’s right-we have gathered up our favorite things to give away, and YOU have the opportunity to win them! Not only is this giveaway a fantastic way to drum up gift ideas for anyone and everyone on your list [...]