20 minute crafter {super simple casserole carrier- makes a great gift!}

I've made several of these as gifts this year!...more

20 minute crafter {giftcard holder/wallet}

This past week I wanted to make a quick little giftcard holder for a couple of giftcards I was giving away....more

Easy and fun Elf on the Shelf ideas!

Our elf on the shelf, Porkchop, is back with his good buddy, Gobbler!...more

Why Can't A Mom Enjoy Elf On The Shelf At Christmas?

Warning. A "cranky, I've had it rant" follows. Hang with me, okay? Well here we are, barely into the month of December and already I've seen more bitterness about what some moms do over others in terms of the Christmas season. I've already read an ugly handful of articles that mock moms just like me, with dozens of people patting them on the back. And you know what? I'm already sick of it. ...more
Wow, that was so defensive. It sounds like mommy blogs are driving you nuts, maybe time for a break?more

Hunger in America {and easy ways to do your part}

How many of you reading this post don't have to give a second thought to filling up your grocery cart or running into the store for a few last minute ingredients for dinner?...more

12 days of Christmas {teacher edition with a twist for friends as well}

If you've been here a while, you know we love our teachers....more

twenty minute crafter {finger puppet nativity}

I will admit that I have not had time to finish this craft to completion as of yet BUT I thought I would go ahead and share the pattern and sources for felt so that you can get started!...more

Raising my Ebenezer: The Birth of Lukas


i don't get it. (a parenting rant)

Some days, in what seems to be a very bizarre world, I question why I was ever chosen to be a parent....more

'round here....

Good morning from my happy little studio!...more