Friday, May 22, 2015


Hi friends,

Who knew that popsicle in your freezer could be the canvas for your next masterpiece? Delicious, nutritious, and so cute to look at – they’re the yummiest ways to unleash your inner artist!

I’ve always said (and I’m sure I’ll say it again) that I have a very hard time distinguishing between the kitchen and the art studio. When we first started making these delicious Coconut Popsicles, I looked at them and all I could see were blank canvases! As I was wracking my brain, trying to figure out the best way to turn these little treats into something more creative, I thought that it would really be a shame to add any thing artificial. After playing around a bit with different ingredients, we quickly noticed that concentrated fruit juices work wonders as watercolor popsicle paints. Cute, colorful, and endlessly creative – I can’t wait for you to see (and taste) them for yourself!


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ice Cream Hair Band Tutorial for Stylo Magazine

Ice Cream, you wear!
Ice Cream for your hair.
(All in a beautiful magazine with this and more!)

Yes, that's right. In fact, I'd go so far as to say: this is ice cream that you'll love in your kids hair! No melting, just 100% sweetness. Make DIY Ice Cream Hair Bands with us today and Stylo Magazine.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Friday Friends!

Today, we're sharing: Oversized Chocolate Chip Cookies and a secret: Teenage boys like a lot of the same things that they did when they were just tots; but, parents, here's the secret: they can now do almost everything on their own!

These are so simple to make but their fun factor is huge! Baking is such a creative activity.


Friday, May 8, 2015

Mother's Day Hugs Gift Wrap

Give Mom a Hug. Whether you will hug Mom in person or wish you could send her a hug through the mail. Wrap Mom's gift with this Mother's Day Hugs Gift Wrap and she'll then have one or two or more! Wrap with Mother's Day Hugs Gift Wrap! 

Our packages were shipped off earlier this week but, today, as I was preparing our house for the weekend, I realised that this could be something for you, too! Send Mom a hug. 


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

The scent and the taste of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies is an essential childhood ingredient, right?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Spring Sprigs

Hello Spring. We really haven't had the chance to officially say hello.

I love your simplicity and promise.

Books for Mother's Day + Book Give Away

I like to think of Mother’s Day as an opportunity to reflect on our roles as mothers.

From the day our first born arrived, I have paused again and again humbled by the instinctual

Monday, May 4, 2015

DIY Mother's Day Monogram Journals

I'm sharing a Mother's Day Gift today: DIY Mother's Day Monogram Journals. 

With one week to go, I wanted to make sure you had time to create something special because I think that there's something extra special about the act of using your own hands to create; using your own imagination and creating a personalised gift for Mom. These Monogram journals can hold a love story for Mom. 

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Friday, May 1, 2015

DIY Macaroni Garland

Macaroni Crafts | Part 2: DIY Macaroni Garland

Macaroni is a quintessential crafting material for young children. Since this week I'm participating in a Macaroni Challenge, I rounded up our extra pieces of pasta, after making our Flower Pompom Macaroni Necklaces just to see where this might lead us and decided to double up and share a little more macaroni-making with you, too.

#TheMacaroniChallenge challenge will end on Sunday, May 3,  and if you're still looking for more Macaroni inspiration, jump below for a few more ideas. We'd love to see what you're doing!


Monday, April 27, 2015

Macaroni Pompom Flower Necklaces

Flowers and fun! Do you remember making macaroni necklaces as a kid? Macaroni necklaces seem to go hand-in-hand with kids and summer camps to me.  I'm planning ahead and wanted to make a fresh take on the traditional. With Spring blooming around us, I started seeing flowers. One thing led to another and voila: Macaroni Pompom Flower Necklaces.  We just love them and I'm definitely adding them to our Summer Art Camp plans. I can't wait for you to make them too. I've shared complete directions below.

But wait: before you jump, there's more: Kids, Parents, Teacher, Grandparents: Today, I'm taking part in a Macaroni Challenge (details below) and would love to invite you to not only make our necklaces, but to share you're ideas, too! If you share your idea, you'll be eligible for a fantastic book give away.

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Friday, April 24, 2015


Happy Friday!

This week has brought road trips, inspiration, the second moose spotting  I've ever seen, a night in a little red house, design, gardening, vintage, wall paper and friendship.

come along .... 

DIY Candy Garland

DIY Candy Garland. When littles become bigs the challenge is how to keep up the fun of family birthday celebrations; keeping them satisfying but no longer babyish. 

One party good that's for all ages is candy. When I saw our daughter creating a candy based idea for big brother, it led to this idea. (I'll share her idea soon.) She and I strung DIY Candy Garlands with our birthday boys favorite candy which we strung up this morning for a day of celebrations! Hipp Hipp Hurrah! I just love their color bursts.