Valentine’s Day Giant Sugar Cookies

(FYI, recipe at bottom.) Growing up, we had the most wonderful tradition every February 14th morning. Giant heart-shaped sugar cookies. For each person. With your name on it. Just for YOU. As a kid, that was heaven… Who am I kidding? It’s heaven as an adult! Seriously though, I was never lonely on Valentine’s Day….

DIY Leather Ring

So, Christmas just recently happened. And my husband and I had some… Miscommunication. Lol. I always have a hard time surprising him with gifts (he always seems to find out), so when I bought him a card game he likes (Skipbo), I flat out told him not to look in the file cabinet in my…

Honey Pancakes

I’m on a journey to cut out refined sugar from my life… Mostly homemade goodies that I have perfected to magical deliciousness over the years. …Which is extremely difficult and feels pointless most of the time, but I’ve got good reasons for doing it. Most of those reasons for cutting it involve health, cause let’s…

DIY Pallet Wood Headboard

Oh, dear pallet wood. Pallets are like cats. Everyone is literally giving them away, and you should never feel like you have to pay for one. No wonder they’re both so popular. We invested in a Dewalt planer not too long ago (which was not free, but it’ll pay itself off eventually, so kinda?), and we…

My New Bullet Journal Set-up

Confession time. In my post last month about bullet journaling for One Year, I made fun of cutesy layouts and having millions of different personality pages and spreads. I said that those kinds of spreads were a joke, and that a system like that wouldn’t work for me. And maybe it didn’t, last month. Haha. But…

DIY Soft Box Pencil Case

I’m going to start this off by saying that I don’t sew.  I mean, obviously I can, but I rarely have successful projects, and I have a hard time wrapping my mind around sewing concepts… So I end up frustrated. With that said, this is a super fun project, and I’ll try to make it easy…

18 Goals Before 2018

I was recently inspired by this post on “18 before 2018” on the blog Getting to the End, and I decided to do it for myself! You basically make a list of 18 things to accomplish before the year ends.  It’s a great way to refocus on improvement and growth, and gaining new experiences. I decided to…

Handmade Bullet Journal

So I’m coming super close to the end of my giant, well-loved bullet journal that I’ve been using for over a year. And I’ve been searching for the past few weeks for a great replacement. Requirement 1: It had to be dot paper or graphing paper. You can technically make a bullet journal work in…

3 Things to Consider When Naming Your Baby

1. What are people going to REALLY call your child? Consider potential nicknames. People like to give nicknames. Accept it.  Lillian becomes Lily.  Kathryn becomes Katie or Kathy.  Peter becomes Pete.  Stan becomes Stan the Man. Think about what people might call your child, and figure out if you’re okay with it. I love the…

1 Year of Bullet Journaling

Okay, so bullet journaling has been around for awhile, people.  It’s very cool, but it ain’t new. If you don’t have any clue what I’m talking about, watch this video by the creator of bullet journaling, and then search “bullet journaling” on Pinterest to be inspired on how extremely creative people have taken this very…