Adorable Welcome Spring Canvas + Printable

Adorable "Welcome Spring" Bow Canvas- made using the new Cricut Explore. So easy & fun way to welcome spring!

The sun is out, the birds are chirping and I have spring on my mind.  I know, I know… we’ve still got a month until we officially welcome spring but I couldn’t help myself and made a fun little project to be 100% ready.   This one was inspired by my twelve year old daughter who LOVES bows. Last month I had the opportunity to visit (freezing cold) Utah for [Read More…]

Fancy Mason Jar Glass Tutorial

Fancy Mason Jar Glass Tutorial from

For my St. Patrick’s Day green dinner I made some very simple projects, including a fancy mason jar glass.  In just a few minutes, I had 5 cups to set the table and fill with green milk.   This goes perfect last week’s link up of 30 minutes or less projects- this is about a 5 minute project.  So ridiculously simple. This is all you need to make a fancy glass: [Read More…]

Backyard Spots + Summer to Do Printable

Last summer Josh spearheaded a backyard makeover. With new grass, and a cleaned up environment, the kids love to play in the backyard on the swing set, the trampoline, and slip ‘n slide. We don’t have a big space- thank you California- but it suits us just fine.Here are some of our favorite spots around our backyard- Where I can be found:Where the kids can be found: J’s all time [Read More…]

How to make a headband- Zig Zag Tutorial


I know there are so many tutorials for headbands out there.  This is my spin on how to make a headband- a zig zag headband.  If you’re anything like me, you already have all the things you need on hand to make it. Here’s what you need: Pick out a scrap of fabric and coordinating scrap of felt.    Here’s what I chose: Cut fabric into 2 pieces of 3″x1″.Face [Read More…]

“Happy Spring” Craft

spring craft

Spring is fast approaching! What better way to celebrate than with a fun spring craft? It’s made to welcome spring but you could make something similar for any time of year- a pleated tissue paper craft project. What you need: ScissorsTissue paper of varying colors11×14″ canvas (or whatever size you want)ruler or yard stickMartha Stewart glitterfoam brush Modge Podgesewing Machine coordinating ribbon First take 2 sheets each of tissue paper [Read More…]

One Word for 2012


Did you pick your “one word” as a part of your New Years Resolutions? I’m sharing what word I picked and why on Less Cake, More Frosting today. Yay!  I love Lara and loved writing my post about why I chose my word.  Make sure to check it out!  Aren’t these ideas cute to incorporate your word into every day life? Lisa Leonard word of the year necklace  Your Home [Read More…]

Top 10 of 2011


Welcome 2012!!  I hope you all had a fabulous time ringing in the new year.  Did you fill out your New Year Resolution sheet? And did your kids fill out their New Year’s Resolution printable? (share with me if you did- pretty please?) I had fun looking back on 2011 with this top 10 list- full of the top posts, referrers and commenters.  Thank you for a fabulous 2011- I [Read More…]

Simple idea: Paint your labels


Not too long ago I shared a really easy idea with Gussy’s readers.    I added a little something to some plain white labels.  Quick project and a fun little detail.  Not much to it! All you need for this project is:labels- I used Avery 5264 labelsscrapbook paint- I used Making Memories paint foam rollerprinter Using scrapbook paint, roll your paint onto your labels. No need to worry about it being [Read More…]

Blog Hopping


Best thing about blogging? By far, connecting with other bloggers.  I’ve been visiting some friends blogs and sharing ideas for guest posts- it’s already been a busy summer for 30days. ;) Welcome to the Neighborhood idea at Beneath my HeartService Auction on Somewhat SimpleKid Summer Ideas at Tatertots and Jello today!Stop by and say hi to my friends- they are all amazing! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up [Read More…]

Project Organization


If I was still getting grades, my worst one would be in organization. My report card would definitely say Mique needs improvement.  But summer is in full swing at my house= 3 kids under my feet full time= big messes.  I am determined to make some major changes. I think this might help:Squeaky Clean from I Heart Organizingor maybe if I look at my Pinterest board long enough, I will [Read More…]