Mudroom Lockers made from IKEA Bookcases - IKEA Hack

IKEA Hacks to Simplify your Mornings

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from IKEA and the Mom it Forward Blogger Network. All crazy stories, opinions and hair brained ideas are 100% mine. It’s a familiar story that repeats itself all too often. The bus is coming in 5 minutes and someone can’t find their pants, or their choir t-shirt or their… 

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DIY Custom Printed Fabric Infinity Scarf Tutorial on

DIY Custom Printed Fabric Infinity Scarf

A big thanks to Cricut for sponsoring this post by providing me with the machine to make this project! Affiliate links are included in this post.  Today I’m going to share with you the first project of a really fun blog series that I’ll be involved in this fall. I’m very exited about it and think that… 

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"I'm so Fancy" Make Up bag sewing pattern with free printable!

I’m So Fancy, Make Up Bag Pattern

 This project was met by hysterical laughs from my 18 year old daughter today when I told her to go get me some “fancy” stuff to put in the make up bag.  “Mom, why do you know this song?” she asked in between gasps for air.  Apparently I’m just REALLY old to her. But if… 

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40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know -

40 Sewing Tips & Techniques and Craftsy Giveaway

This post is part of a series of posts sponsored by Craftsy. Watch for fun information and deals pop up here over the next few months about some online sewing classes-don’t worry, all opinions are, and will always be, 100% mine.  Okay, how many times have you sat down to sew and just not been… 

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Project Teen Book by Melissa Mortenson

Project Teen Available Now!

  I just wanted to pop in here really quick to let you know that TODAY I receive my copies of Project Teen!! (It also happens to be my Wedding Anniversary, so great timing C&T!)  I’m so excited to share all of the projects in the book with you!  I’ll talk more about many of… 

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Hint of Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe on

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe {with a hint of coconut}

I must say that Chocolate Chip Cookies are my Kryptonite… that and a really good Rice Krispe Treat… I love all kinds of chocolate chip cookies and there are a million recipes online for the little buggers. A year ago I shared our families favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, and my favorite Pumpkin Chocolate Chip… 

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Patchwork Scarf Sewing Tutorial on

Patchwork Scarf Tutorial

This post appeared first on the Dear Stella Fabrics Blog I’m so excited to be here with you today sharing a tutorial for this patchwork scarf.  The scarf is made from the new Dear Stella Emerson fabric line… which I ADORE!  As soon as I saw it I knew that I wanted to make something… 

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Easy Swimsuit Cover Up by Melissa Mortenson of

Easy Beach Towel Swimsuit Cover Up

This project first appeared on 30 Handmade Days Funner in the Summer Series. Even though summer is starting to wind down and school starts this month, the weather here usually stays warm clear through October… Perfect for swimming.. Today’s project is an easy summer sewing tutorial.  I noticed my daughter one day struggling to keep… 

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Back to School Shopping Tips and Free Printable Shopping List on

Back To School Shopping Tips

It seems like that time of year has come again. Always before I feel like I’m ready and always before I feel like I’ve had a full summer: Back to School. As much as I enjoy having my kids home with me, I can sense that they are ready to go back to school. Too… 

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How to make your own Harry Potter Quidditch Robes on

DIY Quidditch Robes

Okay,  we admit to being a little Crazy for Harry at our house!  In fact when I go to London, touring the Harry Potter studios is one of my top 3 MUST Do’s… A few years ago we even all dressed up as Harry Potter characters for Halloween (my husband and me included).  So when… 

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Padded Camera Lens Case Sewing Tutorial on

DIY Padded Camera Lens Case

  Sometimes when I travel I like to carry my camera around my neck and an extra lens in my purse/backpack instead of carrying my large camera bag around with me.  The only problem with this is that sometimes the lenses can get jostled around a bit and need to be protected.  I’ve had these… 

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Mastering Zipper Techniques- A FREE Online Sewing Class from Craftsy

Let’s Talk Zippers

This post is part of a series of posts sponsored by Craftsy. Watch for fun information and deals pop up here over the next few months about some online sewing classes-don’t worry, all opinions are, and will always be, 100% mine.  Today I’m going to share with you a fun little project that I’ve agreed… 

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Scrappy Strips Quilt Block Tutorial on

Scrappy Strips Quilt Block and OLFA Anniversary

Did you know that it’s the 35th Anniversary of the Rotary Cutter??? It’s almost as old as me! (just almost *wink*).  To celebrate OLFA has planned a fantastic celebration complete with what else,  a Quilt!  They have asked a number of bloggers to create a unique block that will be sewn into a special quilt… 

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Polka Dot Chair Fat Quarter Bundle at Fabric Spark

Fabric Spark Fat Quarter Giveaway!

  So how’s all of your summer sewing going? Things are pretty steady here… no giant projects on the horizon, just a million little things to finish up. Today to help ignite a bit of a Summer “Spark” of creativity for you I’ve got a fun giveaway from Fabric Spark! , a lovely online fabric… 

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Sew in Style Book

Sew in Style Book Tour

My youngest daughter got her first sewing machine for Christmas a few years ago.  Unlike her older sister, she took to sewing right away and even exclaimed after Sewing Camp last summer that “Sewing is soo awesome!”.  I admit that I don’t take as much time as I should teaching her how to sew. In my… 

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