Hair Dos and How Tos

Easy Hair Tuck Updo With Braids

I love this hair style – it’s great for one of those days when you don’t feel like doing much to your hair, but you still want to look put together. All you need is an elastic headband (I made this one with Fold Over Elastic) and about three minutes! About these ads

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Back-to-School Wall Hanging

I know that school is still a ways away here, but I’m trying to ride on Annabel’s wave of enthusiasm and keep her hyped for Kindergarten. She asked me if we could decorate the house for school. “You know, like how we decorate for Halloween and Christmas.” I was like, “Um…sure?” And then wandered around…

DIY: Photographing Fireworks

I don’t look at the search words that bring people to my blog very often, but I happened to look yesterday and I saw that the current top search is “how to photograph fireworks.” With the Fourth of July this weekend, I thought I’d update this old post I wrote about the subject for anyone looking…

Simple Poolside Poncho

The kids started summer swim lessons this week. As we were walking in for the first day of classes I noticed a mom slipping beach towels over her kids’ heads. I looked a bit closer and realized they were towel ponchos – perfect! I knew they’d be really easy to make, so easy that I…

Summer Bucket List

Annabel’s last day of school is today, which means I am soon going to have an energetic girl on my hands every single day. I enrolled her in a few classes and activities, but I tried to make sure there was plenty of open time for unstructured play and fun. The other day I said…

DIY Soda Bottle Jet Packs

I like to give the guests at my kids’ parties favors that they can use again and again. Since James is having a space party, I decided on jet packs. I came across several tutorials on how-to make them on Pinterest, but they were all huuuuge and a bit more complicated than I thought was necessary. Instead…

Easy Fabric Pocket Board

I’ve been looking for different ways to organize my office, which I’ve been working hard to de-clutter. I came across a frame that was similar to this, except it was smaller and made with burlap. I wanted something prettier and large enough to hang on my wall. I’m happy with how it turned out and…

Easy Yarn-Wrapped Flip Flops

Annabel and I love the cheap plastic flip flops that are everywhere at this time of year (Old Navy has them on sale right now, two pairs for $5), but they can rub our feet and leave blisters. When I was in college, I used to wrap clear band-aids around the spots that rubbed, but…

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