DIY Infinity Scarf in a “Flash”

Make a DIY Infinity Scarf in a Flash

I had a flash of brilliance yesterday. I love scarves, but I sometimes hate having long ends hanging around lookin' all weird. Or sometimes they're a little too short and don't look right in the easy loopy sort of way. I don't own any infinity … Continue Reading

Fake Baked Apples “Recipe”

Fake Baked Apples...Because ain't nobody got time for the real thing!

I'm always searching for super-easy and healthy snacks. Unfortunately, they don't exist. Sorry to break it to ya. I kid. They actually do exist, but I can't say they are all as easy as what I'm about to share with you. For some of you, you may … Continue Reading

Octonauts Halloween Costumes

DIY Octonauts Costumes

It's been almost 10 months since the Octonauts entered our family's lives and my boys are still absolutely bananas over those loveable little deep sea explorers! We've already had one Octonauts-themed birthday party and if the obsession continues, we … Continue Reading

Busy Bags by Busy Moms


Going out to eat with my kids can be a nightmare. An absolute disaster. Come to think of it, going anywhere that requires waiting at this stage is bound to be awful. Because of this, I try to keep the ever-present diaper bag stocked with some simple … Continue Reading

DIY Mess Kit Bags


Camping is fun, but it has the potential to produce a lot of trash.  Any time you're in a new location, you almost have to start over, creating a living space for everyone in your party.  That can get messy.  Seeing as how camping is supposed to get … Continue Reading

Tutorial: Yarn Snowman


My friend Rachel has recently been introduced to Pinterest.  Yes, that means she has been totally sucked in to the awesomeness of the DIY crafts and home decor ideas.  Because she joined when she did, she quickly got hooked on all of the great … Continue Reading

Muffin Tin Advent Calendar Tutorial

Muffin Tin Advent Calendar Tutorial

This is the first year I will be doing an advent calendar with the boys.  Our first December with children, we were in a really strange place in our lives, having just moved to a new town with a newborn.  We were living in someone's (very nice) … Continue Reading

Wish List: “Mama Stories”

mama stories

About two years ago, I helped my parents record a small book of nursery rhymes for Miles.  My mom had either thought of the idea on her own or seen it suggested on one of the many websites with ideas for bonding with your grandparents.  She also had … Continue Reading

Have your cake and ice it too!

Will's 2nd Birthday Cake I helped my mom make

Pin It Baking in my family is a tradition. My granny was an awesome baker (and cook) and she always had something yummy waiting to be devoured by anyone who had the pleasure of walking through their front door. Her "front" door opened right into … Continue Reading

Reese’s Cup S’mores


It is currently 3 days post-Halloween and there are still a handful of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in the candy stash.  Not only did my son get several when he went Trick or Treating, but we also got a small bag to give out at our house.  But not a … Continue Reading