Monday, August 13, 2018

7 Back-to-School Hacks to Streamline Your Morning

These 7 back-to-school life hacks will streamline your morning routine! #backtoschool #lifehacks #backtoschoolhacks

We have started the back-to-school countdown at our house! If you have school-age kids, I bet you are too. We are lucky to have a couple more weeks of summer before heading back on August 27. While I’m looking forward to these last slow days with Stella and Hazel at home, I’m also anxious to get us all back on a schedule. Establishing a routine at the start of the year and sticking with it can make getting out of the house in the morning so much easier and less stressful. I’ve partnered with the Chinet® brand to share my 7 steps for streamlining the back-to-school routine, including a free printable School Weekly Planner that you are going to love! 


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Back to School Teacher Wreath

This classroom wreath made from school supplies is the perfect teacher gift idea for back-to-school! #teachergift #backtoschoolcrafts #schoolsupplywreath #classroomwreath #teacherwreath

It's the time of year when teachers are back in their classrooms decorating their bulletin boards, setting out fresh supplies, and getting ready for the big day. If you want to wow your child's new teacher on the first day of school, then I have the project for you! ;) This classroom wreath made with school supplies from Oriental Trading is the perfect teacher gift idea for anytime during the year. It's a lot of fun to make too! Here is a quick video I made to show just how easy it is.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Kids Craft: Yarn-Wrapped Slap Bracelets

Make the coolest slap bracelets by wrapping them with yarn! #slapbracelets #kidscrafts #80scrafts #yarncrafts

Remember the slap bracelet craze from the 1980s? I certainly remember thinking they were so cool as a kid. Well, I'm happy to report that slap bracelets are back! My daughters have several of them in their collection - including a slap bracelet that unrolls into a ruler and one covered in flip sequins (another oh-so-hot trend). However, they had never made their own slap bracelets until I found these plain white silicone slap bracelets from Oriental Trading and we tried wrapping them with yarn. The results turned out so darn cute that I am tempted to wear them myself!

If you're looking for an idea to keep kids (or adults who were kids in the 80s!) busy on a long summer afternoon, this is the project for you.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Hazel's Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Party!

Lots of simple ideas for a rainbow unicorn birthday pool party! #unicornparty #rainbowparty #unicornbirthday

Earlier this month we celebrated Hazel’s 7th birthday with a pool party. Not just any pool party - a rainbow unicorn filled pool party! With the help of some colorful supplies from Oriental Trading we created a magical day filled with lots of fun at our neighborhood pool for Hazel and her friends! Read on for more photos of the big day, and head to Oriental Trading’s Fun365.com for all the details.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A Visit to DIY Studio - San Antonio's New Crafting Spot!

DIY Studio - a place to gather, sip and create in San Antonio!

I love when a new creative business opens up in my area, and DIY Studio in San Antonio is right up my alley! I recently was invited by its owners, mother-daughter duo Cindy and Christy Campbell, to spend an afternoon creating in the studio along with my daughters. We had a blast each working on our own craft project while spending some special time together.

If you love to craft but can't seem to find the time or don't have all the supplies you need on hand, a night at DIY Studio is a great way to get your crafting fix and come home with a beautiful finished project. Their Grand Opening this coming Saturday is a fun opportunity to check them out!

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