Patriotic based holidays have always been a favorite around my house. Firecrackers, red, white and blue, stars anything patriotic, really. So when decorating my house I pull out all the stops. I love vintages items, bright and sparkly and a whole lot of red, white and blue. So for today’s tutorial I am pulling out all the sparkle and color I can. These Firecrackers are perfect for a mantle, piano top, shelf or table centerpiece.
Over the past two years Kimono jackets have gotten really popular. My first one I bought carried a high price tag. After seeing how simple it was I decided to make a few of my own. They are so fun to wear with a skirt, dress up jeans or capris or use with a bathing suit on the beach! This simple 30 minute tutorial will have you ready for the summer in no time!
I love Cookies. All kinds. One of my aunts share these Coconut Oatmeal cookies at a family party and I was hooked. They are delicious and semi healthy. I could eat all of them. Here is the yummy recipe I have updated to use coconut oil instead of margarine. It give them a little more coconut flavor and a better texture.
Last summer I taught sewing classes to some girls in my neighborhood. One of the projects was a simple cross body bag they could use to go to the mall or carry on vacation. The girls sewed them up in about 2 hours. A perfect project for a new seamstress. To make it a little more personal I love to add embellishments to make it my own. Buttons, fringe, ribbon whatever you want. I made this tutorial for the Ribbon Retreat, my favorite place to buy all of my embellishments!
The Eiffel Tower has always been a favorite of mine. So when my daughter became obsessed with it I decided to indulge her a bit. I thought a pillow for her bed would be cute. I looked for one I loved but didn’t find one in my budget. I decide to just make one with supplies I had at my home. The pattern is simple to stitch and only requires some fabric, thread and a little sewing ability.
This past February my Little Miss decided she wanted to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Since I only have one daughter, her life is go big or go home. I enjoy the little things I get to do with her that just isn’t the same with boys. Like blessing days, baptism days, prom and wedding days. Just to name a few. So when her baptism was coming up I just had to make her dress. I love how it turned out.
For each holiday I enjoy making something a little different. This year the Ribbon Retreat asked me to join in and make something from a secret box of goodies. I decided to use ribbon in a not so traditional way. The great thing about this project is you can make it for any holiday using whatever silhouette figure you wish. So here you have a Ribbon Holiday Hoop Decor.
My kids love a good Muffin now and then. Usually they like Blueberry, but today I had leftover bananas and decided to make healthier muffins using coconut oil. My kids devoured them. I made a few variation muffins to give them a try and all of them were delicious! Next time you have some brown spotted bananas whip up a batch for your family. They are awesome in lunched for breakfast or snack time after school.
Keeping your kids healthy is always a chore especially if they attend public school. You dread the day they go back to school after school breaks like summer and holidays. With 4 in school I feel like we are always sick. When I hear of someone in the neighborhood throwing up, high fever or coughing I immediately start giving my kids vitamin C. But today I am going to share some great ways to keep the cold and flu bug out of you house. Now that doesn’t mean you kids won’t get sick, but doing what you can in simple ways never hurts!
Check out these 10 tips to keeping your kids healthy through the school year
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- Stomach flu going around? Grab the Grape Juice! This bug moves fast and furious! As soon as I here of a neighbor kids or classmate throwing up I run to the store for Grape or Cranberry juice. (No cocktail! ONly 100% juice) Studies have shown that Cranberry and Grape Juice have antiviral properties and can help prevent the illness from invading your home! Check out Must Have Mom’s post on keeping the bug away.
Making a fashion statement in my workout journey, cute clothes, hats, beanies, head phones, had never been a thing for me. I see my friends post their cute outfits ans accessories before the y go to the gym. I am not one of those gym girls who gets ready for the day before she heads to the gym at 5:30 in the morning. I like to roll out of bed, put my hair in a ponytail, slip on the first gym clothes I see and go with it. I go to the gym for various reasons most importantly to stay healthy for myself and my family and for no other reason. In the winter its just to cold to run outside or even drive to the gym with out a hat. So I decided to set out and find a fun hat that was ponytail friendly. Something beside a ball cap. I found something similar on an international website but didn’t like the price. So I found some double knit scrap and made one of my own. This tutorial is super easy to follow and you will have a new beanie in 45 minutes or less!
Check out my easy to follow DIY workout Beanie video tutorial below! Enjoy!