Printable Calendars for 2015

Updated Printable Calendars to coordinate with binders from

I thought I was doing okay last year when I got the 2014 calendars up before the end of the new year.  Imagine my surprise when I’ve gotten comments and emails for the updated 2015 calendars.  You all are way more on top of your game than I am.  I’m just trying to get through this week right now.  But I’m happy to provide them early if you want to [Read More...]

Last Minute Halloween Ideas

25+ Last Minute Halloween Ideas - printables, treats, DIY and crafts, costumes and more

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is less than 2 weeks away! Say what?  We still have a costume to get (or make — if I’m feeling really ambitious), candy to buy and a house to get ready.  There are so many Halloween ideas circulating out there that it’s been a little overwhelming.  But I’ve found some awesome last minute projects to tackle – printables, food, crafts and DIY, and [Read More...]

Frosted Orange Cookies

Super duper tasty Frosted Orange Cookies - a family favorite for years and years!

There are several recipes that remind me of home and this is one of my favorites.  I love love citrus flavored things and these Frosted Orange Cookies are the perfect balance of light, fluffy and sweet.  I don’t make them often enough and every time I do, I wonder why it’s been so long since the last time.   Give them a try and let me know what you think! [Read More...]

the Party Bunch Week 52

Round Cork Coaster Tutorial featured on the Party Bunch

It finally feels like fall here (yay for cooler temps) and I’m ready for some soup, boots and sweaters.  The Halloween, holiday, and fall posts have me all kinds of happy.  I can’t wait to see what you all link up this week!  Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch: Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and [Read More...]

25+ Emergency Preparedness Hacks

Over 25 useful and practical Emergency Preparedness Hacks - things you can do now to feel prepared

I grew up in California. Except for a few years in college, I have always been here. Earthquakes are part of the norm. Over the last several years there have been all kinds of natural disasters over the world. Emergency preparedness has been on my mind a lot lately. I found a lot of good, doable ideas that I thought some of you might appreciate too.  Here are over 25 [Read More...]

Caramel Apple Kit with Printable Tags

Whip up this caramel apple kit to deliver to friends and family for a treat!

I can’t stop.  Won’t stop.  Kit making.  It’s too much fun! Today’s idea is a Caramel Apple Kit and comes with a free printable tag.  Who wouldn’t want to receive this cute little package just for fun? To make it gather this supplies: (Affiliate links are below – If you purchase a product through an affiliate link, your cost will be the same but I will receive a small commission. Thank [Read More...]

Be a part of the 30days Team!

Apply to be a part of the 30days creative team!

Over the last year 30days has grown by leaps and bounds.  I’m SO thankful to each one of you who come here and hope you leave feeling inspired.   I’m excited to branch out even more and add to my team.    Are you interested in being  a part?   Here’s what I’m looking for: Creative, unique, original posts 1-2 times per month Amazing photography Dependability Willingness to work on [Read More...]

5 Tips to Save Your Sanity When Buying New Carpet

5 Tips to Save Your Sanity When Buying New Carpet | Thirty Handmade Days

This post is sponsored by Mohawk Flooring. All opinions are 1 million% my own and I’m happy to be working with a company that I believe in. We looked around for over two years before finding our dream home. And by “we” I mean me.  But we finally found it.  Everything was perfect.  Except for the maroon carpet with a white floral pattern in the family room.  Ugh.  We knew [Read More...]

the Party Bunch | Week 51

Graphic DIY Tote Bag featured at The Party Bunch

Happy Weekend!  I’m so happy to have you here back linking up and visiting some awesome projects.  Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch! Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are the best! Here are some of our favorite projects from this [Read More...]

Printable Fall Tags

Simple and cute printable fall tags from

I love when the weather cools down, the leaves change and there are pumpkins everywhere! I’m still waiting for the first two to happen but luckily there are pumpkins all over the place.   Today I made some cute little printable fall tags to share with your favorite pumpkin treats.   I’ve joined with 9 other blogging friends who also made something around the pumpkin theme.  Check out my project [Read More...]