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July 10, 2014
Skirting the Issue Sewing Bee

An Invitation to Sew with Me + 5 Quick & Easy Skirt Tutorials #SkirtingtheIssue

There is something so gratifying about taking a minimal amount of fabric and stitching up quickly and easily something fun to wear. When it comes to such projects, some of my all-time favorite things to sew are skirts. Ready or not, now is the perfect time to stitch up one (or a few!) skirts for […]

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May 7, 2014
Such a clever idea! Package homemade treats in disposable mini loaf pans, and tie up with a fork and napkin so recipients can dig right in. Free printable tags included!

Sweet Year Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea (Free Printable)

Prepare a thoughtful (and delicious!) gift to show appreciation to a special teacher in your life by packaging up delicious homemade quick bread in mini loaf pans tied up with a fork and napkin so recipients can dig right in. I’ve created some darling free printable gift tags to finish things off with a flourish, too. […]

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January 13, 2014
Reduce homework stress by putting together a homework command station to keep essential supplies and tool's at arm's reach!

Homework Command Center

Now that the holidays are over and school is back in session, I’ve been pondering ways to eliminate stress from our hectic daily routine by getting more organized. In our family, there is one area that always seem to be a particular challenge on a day to day basis: homework time. My kids tend to sit […]

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October 22, 2013
This study pillow at Positively Splendid would make a perfect holiday gift for kids!

Study Pillow Pattern and Tutorial (Great Holiday Gift Idea!)

With the holiday season just around the corner, stitch up the perfect gift for students of all ages in your life: a study pillow! Perfect for students from preschool age and all the way up through college, this design features generous pockets for holding workbooks, notebooks and more, plus convenient side pockets for stowing away […]

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September 11, 2013
Dry-Erase Weekly Organizer at Positively Splendid

Dry-Erase Weekly Schedule Board #ScotchBTS

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotch Brand. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. Now that school is back in session and extracurricular activities have resumed, I am once again finding myself in dire need of some organization to keep all of my four little ducks (children) […]

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September 3, 2013
Little Girl Outfits at Positively Splendid

Back-to-School Outfits

With back-to-school time here, I decided to go the handmade route instead of buying all of my daughter’s outfits for school this year. This was the first time for me to sit down at my machine since moving into our new home, and it was so gratifying to make three outfits for her that she […]

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August 21, 2013
Firework Pencil Tutorial by Nellie Bellie at Positively Splendid

Anthropologie-Inspired Firework Pencils

Outfit your kiddos in style for back-to-school season by placing some cool firework pencils in their supply boxes. Janel from Nellie Bellie is here today with the complete how-to for these fancied-up pencils that require just three simple supplies to make, and as a result they cost just a fraction of the $12 price tag […]

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August 20, 2013

Chore Chart Tips + $100 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway Winner

I am always inspired during the back-to-school season to get organized and put systems in place to help our family stay that way, and there is honestly no better way to do just that than by creating a family chore chart. Over at The Apron Blog by The Home Depot, I shared the chore chart […]

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August 15, 2013

Custom Monogram Key Chains

On the lookout for a special handmade gift idea? Jessica from Sunny Tuesday is here today to share a fun idea for crafting chic monogram key chains that can be made in minutes and cost just $1 apiece! What a fun gift idea for teachers to use for their classroom keys! *** Hey there! ¬†With […]

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August 8, 2013

Jo-Ann August Creative Influencer + FREE Study PillowPattern

I am so excited to be able to spill the beans today about something something I’ve been dying to tell y’all about for months! Jo-Ann (my creative home away from home) is featuring me as their Creative Influencer of the Month for August! As I look at the list of the previous creative influencers for […]

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