30-Minute Star Wars Snuggle Blanket Tutorial

30 minute star wars snuggle blanket finished 4.5

This post contains affiliate links. Just the other day I was ruminating about blogging's place in the world and mentioned that a new blog is created every second of every day...The truth of the matter is that some blogs end as quickly as they begin, BUT for those that stay connected? There is influence. Real influence. Every day bloggers are working to harness their communities and readers to make a measurable impact on people’s lives. The influence rarely come in the form of Oreo stuffed brownies dipped in caramel and lightly salted, but in projects dedicated to social good. You know, … [Read more...]

Free Fall Printable Treat Tags

Free Fall Printable Treat Tags

Happy Fall friends!  Rebecca, from The Crafted Sparrow, here today! The weather is crisp and the leaves are changing, that means Fall baking is in full swing.  This time of year we love to bake lots of fun goodies for family, friends and neighbors so I thought it would be fun to have something special to package them up with.  These Free Fall Printable Treat Tags are perfect. Supplies: Free Printable Bread Wrappers, 4 colors to choose from Free Printable Treat Tags Scissors Ribbon, Jute Twine, or Bakers Twine Delicious Baked Goods, try my Pumpkin Angel Food Cake Whether you're … [Read more...]

Houseguest Welcome Basket + Do Not Disturb Printable

I love the idea of welcoming houseguests with a little gift. This houseguest welcome basket is filled with goodies to pamper and to snack on. The do not disturb sign would be a fun addition.

Life's tempo seems to pick up in the fall. Back-to-school, Snap ticket sales, Halloween and then "the holidays" push life into high gear.  With all of the activity, visits from friends are also on the horizon. I am sprucing up the guest room and putting together a houseguest welcome basket in anticipation. I don't know about you, but the biggest problem I have when traveling is I never seem to be hungry at the right time. Instead I am hungry at all the wrong times, like midnight. Midnight...when the house is dark and popping open the refrigerator might be a wee bit awkward. In … [Read more...]

Free Printable Halloween Boo Tags

Mummy Treat Box Feature

Being the kid of a blogger can be rough business. Just last week I purchased a bag of white powdered donuts at the bakery and then held them hostage for two days, slapping away grabby little hands until I could finish the mummy treat box I am sharing for Spooktacular September at Eighteen 25. Here's a sneak peek of the finished project... Be sure to check it out and get all of the project details over at Eighteen25. While you're there, be sure to check out all of the other amazing posts that have been shared during their month long Halloween celebration! Looking to print out the … [Read more...]

10 Chic School Supply Projects

Dressed Up Office Supplies Feature

This year I took the boys shopping for clothes, but I didn't get to shop for back-to-school supplies. Cue weeping angels. Seriously, though. I am a bit of an office supply freak. I love to purchase them (probably why I didn't get to go this year) and I am a sucker for anything a bit special or CUTE. It's not fair that the kids get to have all of the fun, so today I am sharing a fun round up of 10 chic school supply projects that would dress up any desk! DIY Leather File Folders via Homey Oh My Gold Polka Dot Notebooks via Damask Love Stamped Pencil Tutorial via Hands Occupied Washi Tape … [Read more...]

Back to School Teacher Gift Idea

Back to School Teacher Gift Idea

Hi friends! Rebecca, from The Crafted Sparrow, here today. I know most of you are just getting ready to start your back to school prep, we actually started school last week.  One of my favorite things to do at the end of each summer is to shop for school supplies.  I love all the bright colors, it just makes me so happy.  I also love giving a gift to our new teachers on the first day of school, something fun and useful to them in the classroom.  Today I'm sharing this fun Back to School Teacher Gift Idea with you. Highlighters and neon colored markers have to be one of my favorite school … [Read more...]

Apple Party Favor

Apple party favors. These would be perfect for a back to school party + they're really inexpensive.

In a few weeks, I am hosting a small get together with a few of the other moms who's kids will be back in school. The whole event has an apple theme and I am really excited about it! Today you can get a sneak peek of the party by checking out the cute apple party favors I am making for everyone to take home over on Skip to My Lou. In the meantime, be sure to bookmark these free little thank you tags I've whipped up to share with you! They're perfect for these treat jars, but could be used for just about any back-to-school themed gift. DOWNLOAD APPLE THANK YOU … [Read more...]

An APPle for Teacher Gift

App for Teacher Feature

Can you believe that it's nearly August? Geez. I am not at all ready for summer to end. I'd like to tack on another month or two. However, all of the kids going back to school in Arizona (thank you Facebook) have put fall planning top of mind. I am not quite ready to hit the stores for school supplies and such quite yet, but I have nailed down our back to school teacher gifts. Today, I am sharing my "APP"le for Teacher printable. Paired with an iTunes gift card, this printable is one of the easiest back-to-school teacher gifts I've ever put together. I printed the cards on my home … [Read more...]

DIY Minion Party Favors

Minion feature

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. Affiliate links do not affect the purchase price of anything you might buy. We're movie goers. We often take the kids to see the latest release on opening weekend. It's our "thing." I try not to think about the serious cash that we're putting out to see these films, especially when upgrading to IMAX or 3D. Fortunately we live near a theater that allows outside food within reason, so I defray our costs by creating little goodie bags and themed treat boxes to take … [Read more...]

10 DIY Gifts for Girlfriends

10 Great DIY Gifts for Girlfriends Feature

There's nothing better than a giggle with your girlfriends. Nothing. I never would have guessed that I would meet so many amazing friends through blogging and form such deep, long-lasting friendships. I truly count myself among the lucky. Though those are the friendships you most often hear about when I refer to people here on the blog, link to a friends book release or similar. I actually have wonderful girlfriends from high school, college and my career that still have a place in my life. I am excited to celebrate ALL of my friendships with women National Girlfriend's Day -  Saturday, … [Read more...]