10 Hilarious (but Harmless) April Fool’s Pranks to Play on Your Kids!

april fools

I am a total jokester at heart, and our whole family loves pranking each other. Of course we always do it out of love and make sure that no one gets hurt or offended, but we do have a lot of fun at one another’s expense!  Here are a few fun and harmless pranks to […]

Quick & Easy Knit Sheep Hat Free Pattern

Quick and Easy Knit Sheep Hat

I wanted to name this “Lamb! Bam! Thank You Ma’am” but figured you might not search for a free knitting pattern by that name, so good ol’ google will much prefer I name this a Quick & Easy Knit Sheep Hat Free Pattern. Boring, yes, but probably a smidge more helpful. First things first, how […]

Love my LYS: 9 Yarn Shops Along The Front Range of Colorado

LYS Yarn Shops Front Range Colorado

I am a yarn junkie. It’s not a secret. So when I was asked for a list of my favorite yarn shops in Colorado, I figured it would be a breeze. Then I started listing them all. We’re lucky to have a lot of fantastic local yarn shops in Denver and along the Front Range. […]

Easy Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards


Originally posted at our old sister site, MommyNeedsABreak.com, Catherine Moss of Evolving Motherhood shares a quick, easy, and adorable Valentine’s craft with items found in the Target Dollar Spot. Since this was originally posted in 2013, some items may be different in the dollar spot area today. Also, check out more of Catherine’s Valentine’s crafts […]

How To Make Reusable Lunch Baggies (Tutorial)


  It used to be that every August I’d hit Costco for industrial sized boxes of ziplock baggies, to pack sandwiches and snacks in my girls’ lunches. Then a couple years ago I began searching for reusable containers. I discovered that Bentos, tiffins, Tupperwares, mason jars, and the like make great use of leftovers, but […]

Seven Easy Washi Tape Crafts with Scotch Expressions

Washi Tape Crafts

Washi tape. My new love. So versatile, so easy, so quick! I recently received a few rolls of this fun crafting tape and quickly ran to Office Depot to buy more. I’ve made/upcycled/crafted about a dozen different things, maybe more. Some were cute, some were total crafty fails. I’m here to show you my favorites […]

Quilt in a Weekend

Quilt in a Weekend

I love all types of crafts. Knitting, crochet, paper crafts and more. I even recently bought modge podge! I have no idea what to do with it yet, but I have it on hand when the urge strikes for me to modge podge something within an inch of it’s life.  Quilting is one of my […]

Make 12 Cards From 1 Piece of Patterned Paper {Tutorial}

Make 12 Cards From 1 Patterned Paper

Years and years ago, I used to sell Close to My Heart scrapbooking and paper crafting supplies. There were so many workshops I’d run for friends on how to mass produce cards and scrapbook pages and make some cute smaller projects like mini photo albums and more. I recently stumbled on my old patterns and […]

10 St. Patty’s Day Treats & Crafts

St Patricks Day Crafts

Being Irish, I’m a nut for St. Patrick’s Day. Red Hair?! Check. Ability to drink Bailey’s or Guinness at a moments notice?! Check and Check. Green wardrobe?! But of course! Now to finish getting ready for this fun day, here are 10 crafts and treats we love that will make your St. Patty’s Day a […]