make a simple leather tote

how to make a simple leather tote

It’s funny the power that the seasonal rhythms hold over my creative mind- I am living in the land of endless summer (well, currently the land of crazy rain and typhoon warnings, but you get my drift). And yet, my mind swirls with cozy, texture-y ideas like big pom pom lined throws and pumpkin-y treats [...]

freezer cooking sampler- ten different freezer meals

Ready to try Freezer Crockpot Cooking? But want to find freezer cooking recipes your family actually likes? Make this sampler of ten DIFFERENT freezer meals.

So I know that one of the main ideas behind Freezer Crockpot Cooking (well, all freezer cooking, really) is making dinner time easier. And I also know that batch cooking is one of the easiest ways to accomplish that. However, I also know that freezer crockpot cooking carries with it a bit of a learning [...]

chocolate coconut “mounds” cake

chocolate coconut mounds cake with real mounds bars bake into the cake!

Ok, so I am sure you have noticed that Kirst and I kind of have a thing for coconut. I mean, we really love coconut. Even more, we die for the coconut plus chocolate combo. The best combo in the world, if you ask me (or Kirst). Well, luckily a friend of mine requested the [...]

lentil soup with arabic spices

lentil soup at kojo-designs

Guys, do you love soup as much as I do? I love love love soup, and my girls loves soup. My husband…he tolerates it. Me and the girls could eat this soup by itself for dinner once a week, but per the hubs request I usually serve it with grilled cheese, or as a side. [...]

the perfect star garland

how_to_make_a_leather_star_garland

Piper Jane wanted a sparkle party this year for her fourth birthday (well, actually, she wanted another sprinkle party… and then decided that a sparkle-party-with-lots-sprinkles would work instead). It’s such a fitting theme- that girl just exudes sparkles. So while I edit five hundred pictures, I thought I’d share the leather star garland how to. [...]

pumpkin pie ‘harvest popcorn’

harvest popcorn with yummy fall flavors!

Even though the weather here is still in the high 90’s, we try to make things feel as “fallish” as possible. We start burning fall candles, we decorate with fall leaves and pumpkins, we watch football, and we make this popcorn. A friend shared it with me a couple years ago and we make it [...]

how to make a sparkly confetti tutu

confetti tutu tutorial

I absolutely love throwing smaller parties- I don’t do it very often (haha), but I love it! The two best parts of a more intimate gathering? Creating actual place settings and going nuts with the favors! And since my niece Keadryn’s Confetti Surprise Party was a cousin-only affair, I got to do both of those. [...]

sprinkled with love cloud baby shower

sprinkled with love cloud baby shower

I can’t believe I haven’t shared this Cloud themed “Sprinkled with Love” baby shower with y’all yet! This ‘sprinkle’ was thrown in honor of one of my dearest friends in Denver (miss you Jenny!), and was so much fun to put together. Menu Since the shower was on a Sunday afternoon, we served treats and [...]

citrus iced white tea

citrus iced white tea

Hi friends! I’m not gonna lie, as I look at pinterest, and friend’s facebook pages,  I am getting pretty jealous. It seems like fall is pretty near and things like pumpkin spiced lattes, football, and chilly weather are very close. This is the hardest season for me to live in a hot place because I [...]

free striped halloween treat labels

free printable treat labels

A fabulous folded favor box plus a stripe-y “No tricks, just treats” label equals a super simple (and equally fun) Halloween project! We shared these semi-homemade (storebought with a handmade twist) treat bags at eighteen twenty five during their Spooktacular series and thought we’d share them here as well! To make them, fold parchment favor bags (I [...]