I figured I would try to help others get someone on the phone at the IRS because my experience (and most others' I've spoken with recently) was just so frustrating! I was on the phone for over 2 and a half hours on the phone the other day and I only spoke with one person.… Continue reading How to Get an Actual Person on the Phone When You Call the IRS
This is the story about how I ended up dyeing cotton-blend dresses in an ombre style for our wedding. Last summer Billy and I got married on the beach in a very small ceremony. We hadn't been sure what the wedding turnout would look like when we were planning our wedding in the midst of… Continue reading Dyeing Sundresses Ombre – For My Flower Girl & Jr. Bridesmaid!
Different styles and nail colors I've tried out since starting to do my gel manicures at home. BTW this picture isn't even a fresh manicure, this is like 3 weeks in and I had cut my nails with the polish still on. This gel stuff is amazing! I went to get my nails done for… Continue reading Learning to Do My Gel Polish Manicure at Home
I can't remember if I started crocheting or knitting on a loom first. I started my kids with loom knitting because they are still able to make a useable item even if they can't get the tension right. With the loom it's really hard to do stitches wrong so the kids are usually happy with… Continue reading Do you Knit, Crochet, or Do All The Things?
My daughter found this book at the local library and instantly thought to make the Hanging "Doormouse" project for her best friend who is a fellow cat-lover. *Sewing involves pointy objects so sew at your own risk and make sure you discuss safety with your proteges (young ones).* As a parent I really enjoyed this… Continue reading Easy Dollar Tree Hand-Sewing Craft for Kids “Hanging Doormouse Cat Toy”
Read on for supply lists, tips & tricks, and to learn what I'd do different next time. Do you love trying new crafts? To be honest I think my friend Courtnay and I have crafting ADD. Either that or collecting craft supplies has become a whole separate hobby! Sometimes it takes us awhile to do… Continue reading Our 1st Time Doing Resin Crafts, Plus a Scavenger Hunt
This post is over 6,000 words! If you are a multi-tasker save yourself some time by downloading the Voice Aloud Reader. Now you can listen to the robot voice, I have lovingly nicknamed Jonathan, and he will read you this post while you do dishes. Yes I know I could make this into a video… Continue reading Starting a Blog: Why, How, and How Do You Make Money?
Sometimes a recipe gone sideways can be a good thing! Does any mom love slime? I know I am not a fan. I remember playing with Gak and slime as a kid and it was weird and made your hands smell funny. I also know that slime has been banned from a few of my… Continue reading Making Bouncy GLOW GOO & Ways to Make Slime
I was able to use both these designs for print on demand. Read more to find out why I changed the design and how I did it. So my daughter came home from school with this beautiful painting of a tree last year. She was so excited to share it with me because she knows… Continue reading Our Very 1st Design & How We Did It!
Have you ever considered making your own bun cover or snood? *Detailed Instructions Below* Making a snood, or bun cover, for our beautiful ballerina. Connecting During Recital Week So last week was recital week over here! My 10 year old has been taking dance classes since she was 5 years old. This year she graduated… Continue reading DIY Bun Cover for Dancers & a Few Beautiful Snoods on Amazon
So I am lucky enough to have grown up in a house with a big yard. Although it comes with a lot of yard work, I grew up having a ton of fun and my kids have a blast here too! We have hordes of bamboo that grows very fast and needs cut back multiple… Continue reading Backyard Teepee for Under $10
"And My 1st Time Making Bias Tape" Hand Print Craft - Tablecloth to tree skirt using bias tape and acrylic paint. First off this wasn't my idea, it was a facebook post sent to me from Billy's sister "my sister" lol. She sent me a message, with a facebook link, wanting us to make a… Continue reading Hand Print Craft – A Tablecloth to a Tree Skirt
My family ordered this beautiful necklace on Amazon because I wanted a necklace with birthstones for all my family members. This comes with a pack of gem cut and heart-shaped gems and you choose your family's birthstones and place them in the necklace yourself. This necklace opens like a locket but has a magnet closure… Continue reading Family Tree of Life Floating Birthstones Necklace & My 1st Demo Video