April 25, 2016
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For Dad.

My dad died on Saturday. It still seems surreal to say that, pointing it out as such a straightforward fact. On Friday, Dad was with us. On Saturday morning, he no longer was. And now, here I sit, finding myself suddenly fatherless at 34 years old.  I have kept the progression of my dad’s illness […]

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April 13, 2016
7 Must-Try Cleaning Tips for Families with Children #HEBSpringCleaningTips

7 Must-Do Spring Cleaning Tips for Families with Kids #HEBSpringCleaningTips

Each year around this time, after spring break but before school lets out for the summer, I always get the itch to do some spring cleaning around my home. No doubt that raising kids is a messy business, as my walls, appliances and just about every surface in my home can attest! In addition to the […]

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April 1, 2016
DIY Breakfast Tray - A great gift idea! #MichaelsMakers

DIY Breakfast Tray Mother’s Day Gift Idea #MichaelsMakers

Every mom deserves an abundance of pampering on Mother’s Day, and if you are looking for the perfect way to make her feel extra special, there is no better way than with a luxurious breakfast in bed! Today, I’ve teamed up with the Michaels Makers team to create a lovely DIY breakfast tray that is perfect […]

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March 24, 2016
Adorable carrot Rice Krispies treats are perfect for Easter! Great for making with kids.

Carrot Rice Krispies® Treats

With every holiday, I love to make yummy, fun treats to enjoy with my kids, and Easter is such a fun time to grab our aprons and bowls and spend some time together in the kitchen. Without a doubt, one of my absolute favorite things to make for any holiday are Rice Krispies® treats. This year, […]

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March 18, 2016
How to host a girls' night in painting party at home

Host a Painting Party at Home + DIY Lettered Canvas Sign

March is National Crafting Month, but I am a firm believer that every single month of the year can benefit from some hands-on creative therapy! Getting together with good friends to make something fun, laugh a lot, and make a bit (or a lot!) of a mess is always such a great way to connect, […]

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March 3, 2016
Jelly bean carrot treat bags at Positively Splendid. An adorable idea for filling Easter baskets!

Jelly Bean Carrot Treat Bags

I am always on the lookout for fun Easter basket filler ideas. These darling jelly bean carrot treat bags are incredibly easy to make (even at the last minute!), and they are sure to be a hit with children of all ages. Perfect for tucking into baskets, these would also be perfect party favors for any […]

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March 1, 2016
Botanical Spring Wreath by Positively Splendid. So pretty, and really simple to make! #MichaelsMakers

Botanical Spring Wreath #MichaelsMakers

Warmer weather always makes me want to dress up my front door in spring style. Today, I’m sharing a fun DIY wreath project for spring that is brimming with beautiful botanical elements I found in the Michaels Floral Market. This project took me 30 minutes from start to finish, and the completed wreath makes a […]

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February 15, 2016
Rocky Road Blondie Bar Cookie Recipe at Positively Splendid - Great for making with kids! #HugTheMess

Rocky Road Blondie Recipe #HugTheMess

It couldn’t possibly be more appropriate that February is National Chocolate-Lovers’ Month, and my kids and I can’t wait to whip up a sweet, chocolate-y treat to celebrate. This Rocky Road Blondie recipe is absolutely heavenly: each square of this bar cookie features a rich, caramel-flavored cookie layer topped with chocolate chips, almonds and rich toasted […]

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February 10, 2016
Stenciled Pegboard Craft Organizer - incredibly functional and so pretty!

Stenciled Pegboard Craft Organizer

Each year this time, I get the itch to get my creative space back in order! Today, I’m teaming up with the brand-new Plaid Creators team to share the update I made to my all-time favorite craft storage idea: my DIY pegboard craft organizer. With just a bit of paint, it’s amazing how this organizer […]

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February 1, 2016
United States Home String Art - A great way to display all of the places you've lived! #MichaelsMakers

United States String Art Home Sign #MichaelsMakers

In the last 12+ years that my husband and I have been married, we have moved our fair share of times through our fair share of states. It’s been quite the adventure! For this month’s Michael’s Makers challenge, we Makers were given the assignment to put a personal, creative spin on any project of our […]

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