Grilled Thai Peanut Chicken Skewers

Grilled Thai Peanut Chicken Skewers

One of the things I love the most about summer is grilling. We live in a beautiful spot, in a gorgeous location and I love to sit in my backyard with my family and friends and enjoy summer evenings and BBQ. These Thai Peanut Chicken Skewers are one … [Read more...]

Easy Kids Library Bag Tutorial

Kids library tote bag

Last week on my Facebook page I asked readers for ideas of new sewing tutorials they would like to see on the blog. I am so glad I did because you all had some great ideas! (I am always open to project ideas-I'll just keep a running list of … [Read more...]

June Sew Crazy Challenge Recap

Fun Summer Sewing Challenge-Sew to win prizes

Can you believe June is drawing to a close already? Me and my boys are having an amazing summer-but I am always a little sad when June ends because it feels like summer is rushing by to fast! So, who has been sewing this month? I know that with … [Read more...]

How to Make a Foam Sword {Easy & Inexpensive}

Easy DIY Foam Sword (that doesn't hurt when they hit!)

You know about my wild and crazy family of boys. You can imagine that something like a foam sword is a big hit among the little boys in our house. But the truth is, I love these foam swords too because they don't hurt when they hit each other! Can't … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

How to make red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

When I was a kid I had two great connections with red velvet cake. First, I loved the movie Steel Magnolias! Any Steel Magnolias fans out there? Red velvet armadillo cake anyone? Second, my grandma made red velvet cake for birthdays and it was the … [Read more...]

25 *More* Things to Do with Fat Quarters

Tons of Ideas of Things to Make with Small Amounts of Fabric

I have one post on my blog that is hands down, almost every single day and certainly over time my post popular post. Like nothing else even compares to it for popularity. I didn't know when I put it together that it would be so popular! It's my 25 … [Read more...]

How to Train Your Dragon Party

How to Train Your Dragon Party Ideas

We've got a bit of a new obsession going on in our home (and I've got to say that this is one I fully support). It's How to Train Your Dragon on the brains of my four little boys all day every day. And with the new movie (How to Train Your Dragon 2) … [Read more...]

Life with Little Boys


I know boys. I've got a lot of them in my life. I grew up with four brothers-no sisters and now I have four sons-no daughters. In fact, until very recently I only had nephews, no nieces. I am totally and completely surrounded by boys in my life. And … [Read more...]

Camp Candyland Girls Camp Ideas

Girl's C

For the last several months I've had sort of a major project going on in my life that I haven't mentioned much about. I decided it would be fun to show and tell you all about it. I was the camp director for our church-meaning I took a bunch of … [Read more...]