Category archives: Recipes & Crafts

Giada’s Shrimp and Rice

Giada's Shrimp and Rice
Holy Moly!  Do you know how long it's been since I posted a recipe on here?  I'll tell ya!  Over two years!!!  That's right.  My last food post was this soup recipe from September 11, 2013.  Which is delicious, btw.  If you're in the mood for some amazing and easy potato soup, that is the recipe for you!  I gu[...]

DIY Alphabet Wall

DIY Alphabet Wall
My son, Grayson (2 yrs., 3 mos.) loves reciting his letters, and can say all but six of them!  I'm a proud mama!  I've been wanting to do this project for a while, so that he and Oliver can see the letters whenever they are playing in their playroom.  I finally was able to get to Hobby Lobby to pick up the supplies and get to work.  This project [...]

Chevron Baby Blanket (Free Pattern)

Chevron Baby Blanket (Free Pattern)
I just finished making this beautiful gray, blue, and white chevron blanket for our future little bundle of joy, and I love it so much that I thought I'd give you all the pattern so that you can make one as well! The size of this blanket is very easy to adjust, so whether you want a baby blanket or a full size adult afghan, the possibilities are endless! I use[...]

DIY Curtain Tutorial

DIY Curtain Tutorial
I'm proud to say that I have made all the curtains in our house.  In total, there are 5 sets: blackout curtains in our master bedroom, Grayson's bedroom, and our bonus room, and blackout Roman shades in our living room.  The newest set (which is what I'll be covering in this tutorial) is regular, unlined curtains in our kitchen.  Since I couldn't think of any reason[...]

Throw Pillow Tutorial

Throw Pillow Tutorial
After almost a year of staring at the not-so-attractive throw pillows that came with our couches, I finally decided to make new covers for them that were more my style.  Luckily the original covers came with zippers so they were easy to remove. Here is what our couch looked like with the original pillows.  They're definitely not the worst pillows I've ever seen[...]

Yellow Scrappy Table Runner

Yellow Scrappy Table Runner
I've been learning how to quilt recently, as you saw in this post, so when my friend Jenni's birthday came up, I decided it might be a cute idea to make her a quilted table runner as a gift.  I decided this the night before we were supposed to go to her birthday dinner, and I didn't even have fabric yet.  So I ran over to Joann's and bought some cute fabric (and o[...]
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