9/19/18

NBC's "Making It"- Jemma is my Mom!

Did you watch "Making It" on NBC? It was the first season of the 'craft challenge' reality show hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.  The light-hearted show featured a group of 8 crafters who completed weekly craft challenges in the hopes of earning the status of "Master Crafter". And guess what? My mom was one of the 'crafters'!

Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC
The show "Making It" was such a whirlwind adventure for my mom (on her blog she goes by the name Jemma). Who would have thought my very own mom, who grew up on a little farm in Idaho, who is the Grammy to my girls, would end up on a prime-time NBC show?! As my mom says, you never know when something amazing thing is about to happen. And that couldn't be more true!


8/30/18

Back to School- Top Tips for Staying Organized

And boom! We are back in school. Gone are the lazy mornings in bed and evenings by the pool. We are up and "at em" early for volleyball and staying up late with homework, dance, and cheer. To keep it all together, we are doing our best to stay organized. For our family, a little prepping saves us time and our sanity. Want to know my favorite ways we "keep it all together"? I am sharing them all today- PLUS a fun $50 giveaway & free products for you!



7/18/18

DIY Crafts for Tweens : Dream Catchers

One of our favorite things to do in the summer is craft (of course). As the girls get older, I keep looking for new ideas to keep them interested and inspired. I have been fortunate that Craft Project Ideas sends me a box of goodies several times a year. The box contains a variety of beads, string, stickers, paint, pipe cleaners, sequins, and glitter. Then the fun part is up to us... what to make?! 

How about Dream Catchers? 


7/11/18

Summer Vacation on Lake LBJ in Texas

This past spring,  we bought a boat. We have been having so much fun with it on our 'home' lake, in  Grapevine. But this summer, we thought it would be great to take it on a road trip. So we searched VRBO and found a great cabin on Lake LBJ in Horseshoe Bay, TX. We had a blast "living the lake life" for a week. Today I am sharing where we stayed, what we did, where we ate, and some other helpful tips for those of you planning a lake trip this summer.


6/30/18

DIY Ribbon American Flag

Ya'll! I hit the crafting jack-pot! My oldest daughter is making all my "Pinterest dreams" come true.

You know all those things I have pinned (see here) but have never actually gotten around to making. Well I found someone to make them! My kids! Before you laugh, take a took at this DIY Ribbon American Flag my oldest made. It turned out so cute.



6/28/18

Dessert Kabobs for the Fourth of July

Let's talk about desserts on skewers. Because let's face it, food tastes better when its on a sitck! These are super fun because there is no baking required. And.... you can impress your kids. (Move over Martha Stewart!)


6/27/18

T-Shirt Hacks {4th of July Fashion}

Happy Summer friends! With the 4th of July just around the corner, the girls and I wanted to put together some cute 'diy fashion' to wear to the Lake. We love how they turned out and can't wait to share our new 't-shirt hacks' with you!



5/22/18

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon- Picnic Style

Is there anything more satisfying than serving others?  Telling people, "you are appreciated, we are thankful for you" and treating them to a meal gives you a warm, happy feeling.

Don't believe me? Try it!

Our PTA recently hosted an Appreciation Luncheon for our middle school staff. We treated them to lunch from Cowboy Chicken, along with salads and a dessert bar.




5/3/18

Art is a Trigger

Do you ever get an afternoon with 'nothing to do'? It seems like those days are few and far between. So when one pops up, we take advantage. Luckily, our 'free day' fell on the exact same day my "Happy Mail" arrived from Craft Projects Ideas.

Via Art Bar 


5/1/18

Teacher Appreciation- 5 Days of Crafts/Gifts

I have always loved Teacher Appreciation Week. I love making 'punny' treats to send to school each day. I love to work with a theme. I love to show our teachers how much we love them!!! This year, Maisy is happy to take all my creations to her teacher. But Afton, who is now in middle school, feels a bit embarrassed by it all. Yet I am not giving up!


Here is what we made this year:


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