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Pretty Prudent Pillows

Tired of your current throw pillows? Go buy some fabric and make new Zipper Pillows. Take your pillow to the next step and make a Zipper Pillow with Pipping. Add some versatility to your pillows with a Pocket Pillow. by Pretty Prudent

Tom’s Of Maine DIY Silly Strawberry Personal Piñata

Big Piñatas are cool but personal piñatas are just the cutest. When Tom’s of Maine asked us to help them celebrate the 25th anniversary of Silly Strawberry Natural Kids Toothpaste, a DIY strawberry piñata (but cuter) felt perfect. I can’t help but feel sentimental when in comes to Tom’s of Maine. I’ve used their products since… Read more »

Our Favorite Kid Stuff in 2017 (so far)

It feels like Back-To-School has meant more time for at-home play this year. We still have a packed schedule of sports and other activities but the time that we do spend at the house has been filled with new craft projects, building projects, and imaginative play. I had started a list of cool stuff that people had… Read more »

Cactus Pin Cushion Pattern

It had been a while since I’d done anything crafty and at a certain point it became hard to jump back in. Ever feel that way? Yesterday I grabbed a scrap of wool felt and some embroidery thread and forced myself to stitch. I had wanted to make a cute cactus pin cushion for a… Read more »

My Family Jewels

My Mother's Charm Bracelet

Over the past six months I have heard many aphorisms about death and loss as it relates to the right of passage that is losing your mother. Most of them sort of fall around me unexamined because I think my mother’s death was (as every person’s death must be) unique. But there is one that… Read more »

Some Thoughts on 2015 and the New Year

Pretty Prudent Home 2015

I will always remember when I called Jacinda in 2009 to say “Hey girl, let’s start a blog. Let’s make stuff everyday, and write about how we made it. It will be fun. Maybe some people would like to read it.” Jacinda said something along the lines of “You’re a little nuts, that sounds like… Read more »

Pretty Prudent Steals and Deals for Father’s Day

It’s that time of year when we let the men folk know just how much we appreciate them and so Jaime and I have rounded up a few of our favorite gift ideas for dad-types this year. Of course there are a few bargains in the mix, plus options at Under , Under & Under… Read more »

Spring Cleaning DIYs for an Organized Home

Start your spring cleaning off on the right foot with these DIYs, tips, and tricks that have helped us stay organized throughout the years. See Jacinda’s post on the 10 Organization Cheats from Me and My Closest Friends, and Jaime’s video on how to create the Perfect Kids’ Craft Station Check out all our Spring Cleaning DIYs… Read more »