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Reindeer Poop Cookie Recipe : Make the kids giggle this Christmas Holiday with a delicious recipe

Reindeer Poop Recipe : Easy Cookies!

Are you looking for a super easy, super fun, and a “make the kids giggle” cookie recipe this Christmas? Make Reindeer Poop balls, a marshmallow-y, caramel drizzled, Hershey’s chocolate and rice krispie treat that will keep your guests coming back for more- despite the name! Plus store your reindeer cookies in an airtight container for a […]

31 days of Christmas Gifting in Mason Jars, 31 amazing and creative Mason Jar DIY ideas

31 days of Christmas Gifting (in Mason Jars)

Are you looking for some last minute gifts this year? Have no fear! We have scoured the web for some of the best Mason Jar DIY and Crafts that will make your monthly or last minute gifting a breeze. Check out our 31 Days of Christmas Giving with Mason Jars for trendy ideas that are easy to […]

bic marker projects : digital pdf booklet of inspirational crafting permanent marker ideas

Permanent Marker Craft Projects Download: FREE!

This post brought to you by BIC®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of trisha. Looking for some fun projects that include gorgeous permanent markers? The holidays are great times to do that but year round I find comfort in BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers and all the ways they bring beautiful colors and […]

beach cottage wreath diy

20 Beach Themed Christmas DIY Ideas

I think it is safe to say that I’m a beach girl. I love everything about it. The refreshing breeze, the sound of the waves, and the salty smell in the air. All of it makes me incredibly happy. This happiness has seeped through to the way I celebrate Christmas. It has been a passion […]

colored deviled eggs

Christmas Deviled Eggs that WOW

A few years ago we made these beautiful Dyed Deviled eggs for Easter and I had quite forgotten about them. Till this week. I had purchased some food dye for icing and it was laying on the counter. I don’t know how memories worked, but I walked by and a spark went off. I decided […]

Dear Santa Letter Printable FREE

Free Dear Santa Printable Set

This time of the year shopping is on everyone’s mind. You may be asking yourself questions like  “How do I save more?”   “Am I getting the best deals?”   “Will everyone on my list love what I buy?”   You may also be asking yourself “Is it over yet??” Truthfully I adore the holidays. […]

Free snowman printable sheet, dress up mrs snowman with this free coloring sheet

Snowman Printables : 4 Activity Sheets

You may have been checking out some of the printables one by one but I wanted to include an easy to print 4 page activity set! This snowman printable set includes a Dress Me Up Snow Woman Count the Snowman Snowman Family Color Sheet Draw a Snowman House sheet Snowman Printables : 4 Activity Sheets […]

christmas ball wreath tutorial

Christmas Ball Wreath Tutorial

For the past week my awesome husband has been home hanging out with me on his winter vacation and while we did a lot of nothing, yesterday we did go out and decorate the house. Its been pretty fun watching some really nice decor go up around my neighborhood but we have been slacking the […]

Free Printable: Count the snow man and color them in this free sheet

Free Snowman Printable : Count the Snowmen

I love how coloring sheets can also be educational! If you have been following along you know that I hand drew some coloring sheets to help out your kids and mine. I love the holidays but there can often be restless moments waiting at houses, restaurants and all the holiday excitement. Free free to print […]

coloring page

Snow Family Free Printable: Coloring Sheet

Ready for another Snowman Printable?  Check out this little snow family coloring page. You can print off by  just hitting the picture below or  the text link. PRINT SNOWMAN COLORING SHEET HERE     How to Print a Printable Remember when you are printing coloring sheets that you should always use the printer setting SHRINK […]

Make a perfect Christmas Ornament with a Paperclip and Curly Ribbon, Fun, Inexpensive Chrismas DIY

Paper Clip + Curly Ribbon = Homemade Ornaments

I have finally retired Thanksgiving Crafts. I have to admit- it makes me sad. I was so getting used to publishing turkeys that they had become part of my every day. But the internet around me has been celebrating Christmas for the past 6 weeks- EASY. And its finally time to conform. Or catch up […]

buildus a house

Snowman Printable: Build me a House

Alright. Before you make fun of me, I am not an artist. Yes, I can craft, but my creativity leaves somewhere at the pencil. Except here is the great thing- my kids do not care. My son is 3 and I could be Picasso in his eyes and my daughter, even if she notices, is […]

how to make a cinnamon stick ornamant

How to make a Cinnamon Stick Star Ornament

For all you 5 minute “non crafters” that still love to hand make items- I have a fantastically easy Christmas Ornament craft for you! I swear. Easy. If you can use a glue gun, you can do this. Now I know we are still quite a few weeks out from the ho-ho-ho-holiday, but the time […]

I am thankful for free printable

Free Printable: I am Thankful for

It’s over. My first holiday in our new home and boy, it was a doozy! We have this really large kitchen, perfect for entertaining, so it was a lot of fun having 13 of our family members show up to enjoy good food and football this year. And also as usual, the women totally overcooked. […]


Top Christmas Round up of the Best Round Ups

This year I am participating in an ULTIMATE Christmas Ideas Guide for kids with 100 other bloggers! And not only can you hop from place to place and get all the kids Christmas you ever dreamed of, but you can also win one of four amazing $500 Paypal Gifts being given out! In the interest […]

Thanksgiving Color Hand Print Craft celebrating fall, plus free printable

Thanksgiving Handprint Craft for Kids

The past few days its been super cloudy outside. Even though we have had some really warm weather (btw, that is gone now) its been overcast and blah. It makes you feel blah in some ways, so its important to me to keep up the Thanksgiving spirit. To be honest we dug out the tree […]

Leaf Turkey Place Setting DIY, Craft up an adorable way for Thanksgiving Seating

Paper Plate Turkey Craft: Place Setting

OOH, its this week! Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving! If you are like me the Turkey is on serious defrost mode and all your groceries are piling up on the counter begging to be made. I also must admit that I am on “dinner avoidance mode” since I know I will be cooking for 2 days straight, […]

how many cups in a gallon and other unit conversations, Free Printable

How many Cups in a Quart Chart. In a Pint. In a Gallon.

So the other day I was talking to my grandmother and she was arms deep in making her famous over the top cookies. These bad boys are like a POUND of butter, flour, eggs, and all things amazing. Sadly if I eat one I gain a pound as well, so we keep them out of the […]

Leaf Turkey Craft - perfect Thanksgiving Kids Craft, plus adorable card

Fall Leaf Turkey Card (or Craft)

I am so excited to publish this!But first let me back up and tell you a story. I live in the South and we have two seasons: Alive and Dead. The only (and I do mean only) thing that I miss about not having tons of seasonal changes are the beautiful fall leaves I often see […]

Chalk Paint Furniture: Shabby Chic Mirror Makeover

30 Min Chalk Paint Furniture Makeover

Alright everyone. I know this post will be a bit unusual from my recent holiday crafting fun, but…oh…I did something awesome and I want to show it off. If you are anywhere online you have no doubt seen all the DIY furniture tips and how to give new furniture more character and how to use […]

Turkey Hat for Thanksgiving: Craft up some fun with this holiday kids activity, all ages

Thanksgiving Turkey Hat Tutorial

Alright yall, I am winding down from thanksgiving crafting. It seems everyone goes from Halloween to Christmas, so I feel a little behind, even though we haven’t even gone past the holiday yet! I am going to try to push in like 5 more thanksgiving crafts this week (HAHAHAHA, no, but really) but other than […]

Turkey in Disguise, plus free Turkey in Disguise Printable to download! Fun thanksgiving tradition

Turkey in Disguise Free Printable Template

Hey all! Now I know I just published our Turkeys Go On Strike but this is a totally fun, totally at home do-able  little coloring project that is perfect for classrooms or at home art time! I am sure you have heard of it since so many classrooms participate but if not, I have created you a […]

Thanksgiving Hand Craft, Turkeys Go On Strike!

Turkeys Go On Strike : Hand Print Turkey

Last week Charlotte had her first every school play! Oh man it was so cute. She got one of the only parts where I didn’t have to come up with a costume for her- she was just a human. But other kids were berries and turkeys, the moon, cats, lawyers, sidedishes – I have never […]

thankful dog treat jars

Thankful Treat Jars for Dogs DIY

Time to be Thankful Every year, every day, every minute I have a lot to be thankful for. My amazing spouse, my healthy children, my annoying pets- all of it. I am thankful when I wake up that I got another day with these people that I share life with. I love thanksgiving because it […]

Pine Cone Turkey Craft: Thanksgiving fun for kids

How to make a Pine Cone Turkey

This weekend Charlotte and I sat down to do a bunch of Thanksgiving Crafts and play with her new Ever After High Thronecoming doll. I love hanging out with my 9 year old because it gives us both an opportunity to really bond. The longer we craft, the chattier she becomes and I learn so […]

DIY Glitter Pinecones, Perfect to personalize your Fall decor with colors that match your home! Plus fun fall crafting, thanksgiving

Glitter Pine Cones : DIY Fall Decor

This weekend was full of a lot of fun Thanksgiving and Fall crafting, from beautiful pinecone decor like we are showing you below to fun kids Thanksgiving crafts! I can only share so many things at once, so wanted to go ahead and give you some inspiration if you are getting your Fall table and […]

Acorn Treats, how to create yummy acorn snacks to give away at Thanksgiving, plus where to find this adorable treatbag!

Acorn Treat Recipe with Nutter Butters and Hersheys

Wowee, Yall, its November 5th and the year is almost over! It seems like January was JUST here and now its just around the corner. I think I am totally understanding that “my life is flashing before my eyes” thing now. Maybe sometime after 30 it really does. In any case the beauty of the […]

Mummy Craft, Perfect for halloween, Paper crafting or use a paper plate! Plus free I love my mummy PDF printable

“I Love My Mummy” : Printable

Alright so this is my very last Halloween post of the year and I wanted to do a recap first before we close out.  I completed 15 full step by step picture tutorials for Halloween crafts that I hope you really enjoyed. I heard from a lot of you as you tested them out and […]

Create paper spider, perfect fun craft for preschool kids, you can also hang up! Halloween Crafting

Easy Spider Craft for Preschoolers

How was your Halloween trick or treating on Friday? It got cold here! I mean like…really cold. It so figures that all week it was about 80 degrees and the one day we have to walk around in costumes, the temperature plunged. Actually let me take that back- Phoenyx refused to walk anywhere so my […]

create your own frankenstein

Frankenstein Paper Craft- Create a Lab

Last Friday Chris took the day off and we both got to spend the morning at Phoenyx’s school, enjoying all the projects he has done in class, trunk or treating and class parties. I will tell you that the one thing that is so inspiring is to be in a preschool class. Sure, I do […]

pirate patch

DIY Pirate Eye Patch Tutorial with Discover

This time of year is exciting as we have multiple holidays and lots of themed activities we can participate in. With Halloween right around the corner (literally…) we can take advantage of some spooky activities and party ideas, all without breaking the bank. It really adds up when you are consistently hosting a new themed […]

pine cone craft

Preschool Friendly Pine Cone Craft: Fall Fun!

It’s October, the temperatures are cooling down and all of a sudden being out and about with your family doesn’t seem like that much of a chore. Ha ha, taking a three year old out is never a chore, right? RIGHT? But truth be told, time is going by quick and this nice cool weather […]

Marbling Pumpkins: Easy DIY Step by Step Tutorial to use nail marbling technique for no carve pumpkin

Marbling A Pumpkin – How To

We may be wrapping up our Halloween Holiday fun, but there is still time to get one last itsy bitsy pumpkin idea in…right? RIGHT! MORE PUMPKINS! I have been itching to do something with white pumpkins this season. I have experimented with pinning ribbons, hot gluing beads, finger painting a white pumpkin (ok, so little P […]

Fingerpainting a Pumpkin, perfect "no carve" solution for toddler or kids halloween fun

Fingerpainting a Pumpkin: Toddler Friendly

This year we haven’t carved a pumpkin. With a 3 year old in the house, I suppose we have been finding alternative ways to decorate and have fun without carving. While this “no carve pumpkin decorating” craft isn’t rocket science, I wanted to inspire you to just whip out the paints and let those tiny […]

Car Track Painting, Fun with boys crafting, Hot Wheels Fun!

Car Track Painting with Hot Wheels

Although I have only had a son for 3 years, hot wheels have been a part of my life since the birth of my daughter. Most years she asked for car sets for holidays and birthdays and I believe at one point we had more than any boy on our street. Lesson learned for me […]

Thumbprint Spider Art for Toddlers and Kids, very fun and full of personality! Easy Craft

Fingerprint Spider Art ( Kids love this!)

One thing I really love about fingerprint and hand print art is that its inexpensive and allows for unlimited creativity. Make a cat, make a witch, make a pig- seriously, you can do it all without having any really strong art skills. And lets face it- in this house, I have like none. Oh sure, […]

Make Halloween Slime without Borax, Recipe for Slime, fun kids activity

Halloween Slime Recipe without Borax

We are slime novices. Oh, sure, we make big huge messes. I actually LOVE big huge messes and am one of those rare parents that do not cringe (too badly) when my kids go nuts in the kitchen. And while we do tons of soap projects, play dough and hand print painting, we have yet […]

Thumbprint Art for Halloween, Spooky Cat for Cards, Kids art

Thumbprint Halloween Art: Black Cat

Recently I had a friend remark to me ” I do not know how you can afford to craft all the time!” It got me thinking – gosh crafting isn’t THAT expensive. Is that what people think? I wanted to do a series of posts to show you, the moms and dads at home, that you […]

Doggie Bag Tags for Trick or Treating, Dont leave the dogs without a treat! Have doggie bags ready to go for Halloween night.

Free Halloween Printable: Doggie Bag Tags

Unfortunately when it comes to Halloween our dog is a completely hot mess. He cannot be at the door watching because he goes crazy. He can’t be in the backyard…crazy. We can’t take him with us because yes, he goes crazy. He is a high anxiety type of dog and he does not mix well […]

DIY Dracula Suckers For Halloween

Halloween Vampire Suckers: DIY

Ooh Yall, I had so much fun this weekend! We took Charlotte and little P to a very cute train activity in town where they could go through a kid friendly Haunted House, pick out pumpkins, decorate and go back. They also had a fun playground, a tiny train you could sit and ride on […]