Come on Fall!

projects to knit and crochet

While I’m not normally a fan of retail stores rushing seasons and pushing holidays on us far too soon, I, for one, can’t wait for fall. Cider, pumpkin carving, and leaves everywhere. It’s my favorite time of the year for sure.

Everything just seems a little cozier. Even though it’s 93 degrees while I’m typing this I can’t help but think about all things knit and crochet.

I tried my hand a knitting (some) last fall/winter and really want to explore it further. I’m not really crocheter, but I think I’d like to learn. Here are some of the things I can’t wait to try make this season.

Starry Night Socks
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Seed Stitch Wrap

Crochet Frames
crochet frames

Honeycomb Blanket
rainbow honeycomb blanket

Knitted Wig Lola would lose her mind!

Color-tipped Scarf

Crochet Cactus aka Plants You Can’t Kill!

Crochet Christmas Ornaments
christmas ornaments

I’ve my eye on a new set of needles and have been pinning projects like crazy.

Off to sit in front of a fan with my sweater and scarf on to pin even more!

xo, Jennifer

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Make This Sidewalk Chalk Paint

We’re gearing up for a long weekend with some out of town guest! We’ll have 8 kids on hand (that’s a lot of kids!) and I wanted to have lots of fun activities to keep ’em busy and that would span the age group. One of the activities we have is sidewalk chalk paint.

And we made a video to show you how to make your own with just 3 ingredients! And the best part is that the kids can help and older kids can make it themselves!

We’re huge fans of freezing it in popsicle molds. It’s so much fun to watch the drawing change and take shape as it melts! I also picked up some spray bottles and mustard bottles from the dollar store for the kids use with it, too!

We’ll probably go up to the school playground up the street to make our masterpieces.I’ll share pics after the weekend!

Happy July 4th everyone!

xo, Jennifer

DIY Family Crest for Father’s Day

Have you noticed that most Father’s Day gifts tend to stick to a few themes: ties, golf, and beer…right? And while those are all pretty great things, we decided to change it up this year.

Does he love cheese? Snowboarding? Maybe really does love ties, golf, and beer! You can use the crest creator from Gallo Family Vineyards to create a completely custom “family crest” that is as unique as he is. Check out this video tutorial to make these family crest crafts for Father’s Day or any day!

You’ll have a blast making these! And the best part is that the kids can help!

your family name crest

We even made one for ourselves sharing our love of kittens & yarn!


For more diys for dad, follow our Father’s Day Pinterest board. There might even be a few tie, golf, and beer ideas in the mix!


Panamanian Easter Bunny + Frozen Fruit Dyed Eggs

creepy easter bunny

When Riley was 6 or 7 he was asking a lot of questions about the Easter Bunny – where did he live, how did he get around, that sort of thing. I always struggled with lying to my kids about Santa, the tooth fairy, a big bunny that brings candy because someone died (what?!)…but I figured since the damage was already done, why not have some fun with it. I told him that the Easter Bunny lived in Panama and drove a red Corvette. He’s nearly 13 and still believes remembers that!


Not sure if that info has been passed to Lola or not. Maybe he moved and got less of a mid-life crisis car? In order to make Tom Selleck-Bunny’s work easier and less toxic, we dyed some eggs with frozen berries. Check it out! They are too cute and soooo easy!!

What are the best questions you’ve heard about the Easter Bunny and better yet, what were your responses?

xo, Jennifer

P.S. Is it just me or all the holidays on crack this year?! Things just keep getting bigger and bigger. I blame Pinterest.

P.S.S. This bunny runs our Pinterest, you might wanna follow us so he doesn’t come to your house. Yikes.
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St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Your Little Leprechauns

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I’m not even remotely Irish, but do I love rainbows, red hair, and hunting for clovers. And most of all that spring isn’t far behind St. Pat’s day!

So to celebrate this mostly American holiday,  here are the cutest St. Patrick’s Day crafts & activities for all levels of your Irish!

1. I Spy, Green Edition

This I Spy bottle activity is perfect for St. Pat’s, Earth Day, or any day! Learn to make it here.

2. Shamrock Chia Pets

Grow your own sprouts on a sponge. Trying this one with the kids for sure! Check it out here.

3. Rainbow Pasta Bracelets
So cute! Lola’s class made something similar last year and she still wears it. Make yours with help here.

4. St. Patrick’s Day Votive Candle
This easy diy votive could be made with other colors of tissue paper for any holiday! Learn how here.

5. Felt Shamrocks
Make your own luck with these super cute felted shamrocks. Great tutorial here.

6. Cloud & Rainbow Wands
cloud and rainbow
These would be adorable for St. Patrick’s Day or a rainbow themed birthday party, or a Tuesday if you’re kid is like mine! Here’s how.

7. Layered Felt Rainbow Magnet
These little rainbow magnets look simple to make and can stick around long after St. Patty’s Day! Make yours with help here.

For more lucky crafts, be sure to check out my Pinterest board St. Patrick’s Day Crafts.

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