Llamas Llamas in Our Pajamas

All weekend my daughter has asked me every five minutes, "Can we do a project?" She literally poked me awake this morning at 5:00 a.m. to say that I needed to get out of bed because yesterday I promised her that we would make something together today.I tried to think of something easy and quick … Continue reading Llamas Llamas in Our Pajamas

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The Top 5 Unicorn Cakes

My daughter's fourth birthday is quickly approaching. This year she has requested a princess-themed birthday party and a unicorn cake. We recently saw a unicorn cake in the Walmart bakery, but I was floored to see the price. $58.00? Really? I don't like cakes that come from grocery store bakeries because they never taste as … Continue reading The Top 5 Unicorn Cakes

Mother’s Day Picture Frame Project

My daughter Abby loves to do "projects" and wanted to make something for both of her grandmothers for Mother's Day.  She is such a sweet girl who loves to make things to give as gifts for everyone.  I receive new drawings or other artwork daily. During our last trip to Walmart, we found some supplies … Continue reading Mother’s Day Picture Frame Project

Redecorating my Daughter’s Room for Almost Nothing

As of late, my daughter has been super obsessed with Disney princesses. Case in point, this morning she is drawing pictures of princesses. I initially resisted her interest in all things princess related, but she has been persistent. I think much of her requests for princess everything has been fueled by her preschool girlfriends and … Continue reading Redecorating my Daughter’s Room for Almost Nothing

I Have New Curtains and an Awesome Husband!

It may not be impressive or noteworthy to most, but I thought I would quickly share something that made me happy this weekend. I was pregnant when my husband and I bought our house. When we moved into our home it was the epitome of horrible 1980s wallpaper. There were florals, stripes, sports themes, and … Continue reading I Have New Curtains and an Awesome Husband!

My October Goals

How is it October already? My, how this year has passed so quickly! I recently had my yearly evaluation at work, where I had to choose two new goals for the year ahead. I decided to carry this forward to my life at home, but to choose new goals on a monthly basis. This month … Continue reading My October Goals

4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Mom Will Love

It's that time of year again, Mother's Day is approaching. Do you give your mom a gift for Mother's Day? If so, do you find yourself reaching for the same thing every year? No need for flowers, chocolates, or heart-shaped jewelry- I put together a small list of easy Mother's Day gift ideas that any … Continue reading 4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Mom Will Love

More Acrylic Pours

Last Saturday while the kids were napping I had a little time to experiment with more acrylic pour painting. I was able to do five paintings on different sized canvases. The first is one that I had hoped would turn out better. I had bought a larger canvas than I had ever used before, with … Continue reading More Acrylic Pours

Experimenting With a Dirty Pour and my First Sale

Last summer I saw some videos on YouTube showing acrylic pouring. I found the videos fascinating to watch and really wanted to try a pour. Unfortunately, I have been short on time, money, and space to do it. I did try it for the first time in November at the end of my maternity leave … Continue reading Experimenting With a Dirty Pour and my First Sale

Terra Cotta Wind Chime Project

This afternoon Abby and I had lots of fun making wind chimes. We made one for both of her grandmas and one for her. I had recently seen a photo of similar chimes online, but it didn't have instructions. I thought that it wouldn't be too difficult to put together and would be something fun … Continue reading Terra Cotta Wind Chime Project