July 4th Flag Jar & Pinwheel Centerpiece

4th of July Painted Flag Jars

This 4th of July craft idea has been floating around online for a few weeks, so I decided to try out my own July 4th Flag Jar & Pinwheel Centerpiece! We have no Independence Day decor at our house, so I thought this would be a fun frugal craft to create a celebratory spirit in {Read More…}

Refinish Outdoor Light Fixtures

Refinished Light Fixtures Before and After

Our outdoor light fixtures were ugly and rusted when we bought our house 2 1/2 years ago, so now they are REALLY rusted and ugly. It bothered me each time I drove into the garage (about 5 times a day), so this weekend I decided to do something about it! I did some research and {Read More…}

16th Birthday Party Ideas

16th Birthday Stoplight Cookie

We surprised my cousin last week with a 16th Birthday Party and these fun 16th Birthday Party Ideas! I put together a gift jar full of special goodies and his mom shared some creative stoplight and road sign cookies that were even personalized with his name! These are a few great ideas to make a {Read More…}

Painted Alphabet & Sight Word Rocks

Painted Alphabet Rocks

Now that my daughter knows her letters and letter sounds, we are working on some basic sight words and phonics skills. This fun idea for Painted Alphabet & Sight Word Rocks was a HIT! She loved every part of this activity and we created a reusable educational tool to prepare her for Kindergarten next year. {Read More…}

Build-Your-Own Roly Poly Habitat

Roly Poly Habitat

Our kids are both officially off for summer break so we visited our local Conservation Nature Center to learn about Roly Polys. We came home and tried a build-your-own roly poly habitat based on the information we learned about these little creatures. It was a fun (and free) activity that the kids loved! We paired it {Read More…}

Organize Your Snack Drawer


  Quick tip to organize your snack drawer or cabinet…use the snack boxes! I simply cut the tops off the boxes, neatly align them in my cabinet and voila! Snacks stay separated and organized so the kids (and you) can make a quick pick when hunger strikes. No need to purchase fancy baskets or bins. {Read More…}

Photobooks for each Year & Vacation


Organize pictures with this fun idea and get rid of old printed pictures. If you were born before 1990, you have at least one box full of old printed pictures–from your blurry baby pics to the triple prints of your own baby’s pictures. You know, the ones you printed and forgot about. You avoid this box like the {Read More…}