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September 8, 2014
Individual fruit pizzas made with store-bought sugar cookies. Easy and delicious! #givebakery

Individual Fruit Pizzas #GiveBakery

When I was little, my mom would often surprise me with a freshly baked treat after I got home from school. Sitting down and eating those snacks together was such a great time to sit down together and fill her in on the details of my day. Now that I’m a mom, I like to […]

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August 26, 2014
This adorable apple softie features a cute little pocket to tuck notes inside. Perfect for a special teacher! Free pattern pieces + tutorial.

Apple Softie Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Stitch up a sweet apple softie to give as a gift to a teacher or simply to use as festive fall decor. Using my free sewing pattern and tutorial, these little guys are as easy as (apple) pie to make! Read on for all the details.

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August 20, 2014

Magnetic Chore Chart for Kids

Each year when my kids head back to school, our family’s schedule inevitably becomes much more hectic. With homework, sports practices, music lessons and church activities, our daily routine has to be a finely tuned machine to allow us to keep up with everything on our plate, and especially household chores. Over time, I have […]

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August 18, 2014
Adorable no-sew fabric apple garland craft. This would be so cute for a classroom!

Easy No-Sew Fabric Apple Garland

Usher in the back-to-school season by crafting a sweet no-sew fabric apple garland to decorate a classroom or any other space. This is a super easy craft project that requires just a few basic materials, and it is a great way to use up fabric scraps! Let me show you how it’s done.

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August 15, 2014
Adorable DIY apple bookends from Positively Splendid. #MichaelsMakers

DIY Apple Bookends #MichaelsMakers

Heading back to school means it’s time once again to hit the books, and today I’m sharing a fun back to school craft project I’ve made with the help of Michaels Stores to keep books organized in adorable fashion. Featuring a sweet pencil eraser “stem,” these cute apple bookends can be made in just minutes, […]

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August 6, 2014
Delicious, chewy granola bars that contain ONLY wholesome, easy-to-pronounce ingredients! Yum!

The Perfect Chewy Granola Bars

With back-to-school time upon us, now is the time to start thinking about healthy, delicious snacks to pack in lunches or to serve kiddos for breakfast or as an after-school snack. For our family, no snack is a greater crowd-pleaser than chewy granola bars. My son Jack and I recently did a bit of experimenting […]

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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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