DIY scarf for mommy

A pretty scarf is a perfect addition to a no-fuss mommy look. I know that my wardrobe of black/gray tunic/legging combos could use a splash of cozy color. Next up… ditching the pregnancy granny panties and combing my hair. One step at a time.

I just made this seriously easy scarf today. Quinn likes it. It may also be just enough trendy flannel so that I don’t end up looking like a lumberjack this Fall.
Get the full DIY here

What do you do to not look like you just rolled out of bed? No, really, help me.


DIY Cameo Silhouettes Three Ways

Cameos are such a cute way to personalize a nursery.  Jacinda even created a Halloween decoration with her DIY Cameo Plaque.  Since we shared a picture of Stevee’s nursery a few weeks ago we’ve had so many requests asking how to make your own, so we are obliging.  Three ways to get or make silhouettes after the jump…



DIY Stadium Seating for the Pantry

Stadium Seating for Pantry
We have this amazing trick for organizing a pantry.

Have 2×4’s cut to the width of your shelf (I’ve found they will do this for you for free at Home Depot, especially if you have a cute baby with you)

Paint them (I was happy I did this, It was a pain at the time but it looks much more finished) I just used white spray paint.

Stack them in there. We used 6 to create 4 levels. 3 in the back, then 2, then 1

This is awesome if you have lots of little jars like baby food and spices. It’s also great if you have thousands of canned goods like us. You never know when you will need 4 cans of coconut milk.


Savory Stuffed Pumpkin

This is the easiest and yummiest thing in the world to make and it looks so wintry-stunning and smells so good!  For Thanksgiving I think I’ll make three – one with a vegetarian version of turkey stuffing, one packed with savory bacon and sausage, and one with a sweet cinnamony flavor – all lined up in a row on a platter.  This is a picture heavy post because it’s just such a pretty meal. So check what you have in the fridge and start imagining what you want to throw in there; I can’t wait to get home and bake up another one!

Get the full Savory Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe after the jump…



Crochet Wreath

I bought some yarn in the colors of Clare’s curtains to make her a pennant garland but when I saw this wreath, I was inspired. I think this would make a pretty gift to celebrate a new baby. Decorate it with a little embroidered “It’s a…” sign, or the baby’s name or a crocheted flower or even some little glittery birds in a nest. This one however, was the perfect home for Clare’s little owl friend.

This was fun and a very easy beginner Crochet project. Check out the DIY after the jump.



DIY Simple (but fancy!) Iced Ginger Spice Cookies

To Finish off Freaky Friday, I have some EASY EASY iced cookies. But kinda fancy, no?
Ill add some DIY info a little later. For now, gather your ingredients and get that dough chilling in the fridge. Ya know, if you want to. I am off to host a little Friday Mommy Happy Hour!

Phew! That was a long Happy Hour! : ) Find the DIY after the jump…


DIY Bat-Mobile

bat mobile halloween decor
My crafty sister-in-law came by the house last week with a super-cool bat mobile that she had made from a Paper Source Kit. (they no longer have it on the site, maybe in stores? Maybe on sale?) Alas, the bat-mobile was for her bat-loving mom, not me, but what a cool idea! So here is my version of a bat mobile.

DIY after the jump…