Ice Cream Social & Gummy Bears

To me, this was the perfect day and set up for a back-to-school ice-cream social. Our kids are spoiled having these awesome moms who put together such a fun and delicious event. I wanted to thank them but not with the usual flowers or wine. And I wanted to actually make something, a DIY gift.…

The New Playroom

In honor of Earth Day, I'm sharing an article on sustainable design that was written for tada! shop (my second home). Megan's work is pretty amazing, and I think you'll love her passion and creativity. Read on, take notes and enjoy! We're living in the digital age. And as much as we are dazzled by painting and drawing…

Last-Minute DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

I was shopping, very late in the game, only to find that our local Paper Source was sold out of the Valentine's Day card kit that my daughter requested. Time was ticking so I decided to create our own cards... but what? I love finding treasure in small packages, and used that as my inspiration. After…

Miniature Maleficent

Every year we visit the same school tree lot, walk down pine-scented aisles, and get a gorgeous deep green douglas fir that is always just a couple of inches too tall for our living room. We love big trees. This year, we’ve mixed it up and added a petite purplelicious beauty, just 4’, to our tree-love mix…

Just Add Imagination

If you're looking for fun summer projects, add one of these 100% recycled cardboard creations to your list. All your child needs is a bit of imagination and a big smile to enjoy these pint-size shelters by Kidsonroof. You can get them here.

Part I: Totoro Birthday Party

Amidst all the holiday madness, I'm planning a Hayao Miyazaki theme 8th birthday party for my daughter. She's had her heart set on one since, believe it or not, January! While we love all his movies, finding a fun movie-related activity was a challenge. My Neighbor Totoro seemed to offer more in the area of arts…