Aug 17, 2018

Popsicle Stick Bracelets a Fun and Wearable Kids Crafts

craft stick bracelets covered in embroidery thread
Popsicle sticks are good for a lot more than just holding frozen treats.  I’ve made craft sticks into planters, snowflakes, baskets and more. Popsicle stick bracelets have long been on my crafty “must try” list.  Perfect for kids, tweens and…
Aug 16, 2018

Decorate For Back to School With a Yellow Pencil Tree

Craft cone painted to look like a pencil tip on a yellow tree.
School starts soon – time to make some DIY backpack charms, gather the back to school photo props and of course decorate your #2 yellow pencil tree!  Don’t have one yet?  All you need is a yellow Christmas tree and…
Aug 09, 2018

Makeover Your Plain Wicker Beach Tote With a Skien of Pompom Yarn

Straw beach bag with pompom yarn woven in.
When the folks at Red Heart sent me a big box of yarn this non-knitter/non-crocheter was pumped!  Just because I don’t use a hook or needles does not mean I do not love a good yarn craft.  Especially when the…
Aug 07, 2018

Clever Globe Up-Cycles and Paper Crafts for Maps

Christmas tree with paper chain decorations and globe.
Summer is here and the open road is calling.  Get inspired with these DIY ideas for globes and paper crafts for maps.    Even if a vacation is not on the agenda you will feel like you’ve seen the world…
Aug 01, 2018

How to Throw a Summer Pool Party That The Kids (and the Moms) Will Love

Mocktail made with la croix water and watermelon.
This blog is written in partnership with Big Lots.  All opinions are my own. What is the fun of having a pool if you don’t spend the summer hosting pool parties for family and friends?  Around my house summertime means…
Jul 31, 2018

Get the Kids Outdoors With This DIY Gnome Bowling Set

Recycled bottles lawn bowling
Your kids will magically put down their screens this summer and be out in the sun yelling STRIKE with this adorable DIY gnome lawn bowling set.  Recycling, garden gnomes AND bowling – what’s not to love about this project?  If…
Jul 26, 2018

Easy and Delicious Lemongrass Infused Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Small bowl full of home made ice cream.
I love lemongrass.  I have a giant lemongrass plant growing in my backyard.  I’ve used it to make lemongrass popsicles, Tom Kha Gai and even lemongrass infused fruit tarts.  Since it’s summer and all this time I thought I would…