vintage ornament wrapping

Happy November! I am really excited about this coming couple months. Turkeys, pies, trees… bliss! I love the holidays and am thrilled to be jumping into a season of festive fun with you. Here’s a quick idea...

why don’t we… collect pretty leaves

Happy Halloween friends! Besides collecting loads of candy this weekend we will also be out collecting leaves. They are changing and so seriously pretty this time of year. Collecting leaves and crafting with them is a...

chocolate chocolate-chip cherry brownies

Tis the weekend of sweets and candy! Our chocolate bucket is already filled with milky, gooey wrappers – and the twins still have school parties, a house party, and trick-or-treating to go. We will be stocked...

sharpie traced dish towels

Some things never change in the history of my family – like handmade Christmas presents from the kids, grandma’s love for artwork, and enjoying a glass of milk during after school snack. It’s no wonder the...

wild paper animal masks

Oh my goodness – Halloween is 3 days away! Can you believe it? I know for many of us the last week before a holiday is when we finally get around to pulling things together. If...

feasting with a purpose

There is always a hunger need in our communities. Often that need can seem overwhelming and our ability to help with it can feel so very small. We participate in food drives, but want a more...

it’s like winning the toy lottery

With the holidays fast approaching, finding gifts for kids that are not plastic, loud, and electronic can be difficult. I try hard to buy things that will encourage creativity and self play, but those blinking lights...

materially crafted – the book cover!

Ahhh… EEK… you guys, it’s so close! The book I’ve been working on for the past year-ish is finally off to print. Here is the cover!!! There is so much about writing a book that I...

large bloom paper flower

A wilting flower bouquet holds no competition to this gigantic paper floral bloom! It’s a showstopping display to center a meal this season. From Halloween through Thanksgiving, these Kraft paper petals will set a graphic homespun backdrop...

hard candy caramel apples

Candied apples are a favorite sweet fall tradition. For a long time I made basic caramel apples, until I realized how simple it is to make a hard candy shell on top. The mixture gives all...

colorful candies & cocktails

With all the candy and sweets going around this season, I’ve found our aisles filled with yummy treats that are covered in not so awesome packaging. Whether it’s for a party, bringing treats to school, or sweetening...

cookie flavored cinnamon bat rolls

I love this season – such treats and goodies! Since having kids, from Halloween until Easter there has been a non-stop treat train happening in our lives. So if I am going to make something to...

color dyed wheat wreath

This fall we are warming up our mantel with a bright, festive wreath made with color dyed wheat. It’s a little bit fraggle rock, a little bit country, loads of fun, and a festive way to welcome...

angel food eyeball cake

With Halloween coming up we are having a blast playing around with a few spooky treats. It is the one time of year that eyeballs, spiders, and other spooky items are found popping up at our house. These...