Thanksgiving Kids Table - Baked Bree

Kids Table Ideas and Printables

November 19, 2014

There is a lot of debate about the kids’ table these days…should you give then their own table or let them in on “all the fun” of being at the grown-up table? Well…one thing to keep in mind is that a kids table is NOT what it used to be. When I was little, not […]

Pilgram crafts for thanksgiving at the kids table

27 Really Cool Pilgrim Crafts

November 12, 2014

When I was in Kindergarten, we had a big potluck ‘pilgrim feast’ to learn what it might have felt like at the first Thanksgiving. All the girls made paper bonnets, and the boys, construction paper pilgrim hats. Getting the kids interested in crafting like this helps start traditions of learning around holidays…and these particular pilgrim […]

DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas

21 Christmas Ornaments You’ll Love To Make

October 16, 2014

An afternoon filled with hot cocoa and Christmas ornaments has become a tradition in our house in December. Before we officially trim the tree, we always have a little crafting time first! When the kids were very little, we started out just letting them color the cheapy-cheap die-cut shapes from the dollar bin at the […]

Looking for lots of really awesome Halloween Pumpkin Carving Templates? Here they are! #pumpkin #Halloween #Crafts #ciw

Ultimate List of Awesomely Jaw-Dropping Halloween Pumpkin Carving Stencils

September 16, 2014

Go from pumpkin carving newbie to master pumpkin artist with these easy to use (and mostly free) templates for carving your pumpkins this year! If you are looking for scary pumpkin carving patterns, we’ve got all the spooky classics like witches and jack-o-lanterns. Want a cute pumpkin carving pattern instead? This list has your favorite Disney […]


17 Super Easy 4th of July DIY Ideas

June 23, 2014

How creative can someone get with Red, White, and Blue? Very! Check out these easy and fun crafts and diy decorating ideas and see how you can make them your own! 1.4th of July Dynamite Party Favor DIY – Oh Happy Day! 4th of July Dynamite Party Favor DIY. by Chiara Alberetti Milott. The 4 […]


Pink and Red Valentine’s Day Popcorn

January 19, 2014

CIW fan Ashley Secor shared this super cute and EASY group gift idea for Valentine’s Day on our Facebook page. She writes, “Pre-popped popcorn and pink red m&ms… Something sweet & salty” Sweet and salty…Is there anything better?! This is a sweet little Valentine’s day gift that can be made in less than 30 min…just […]


Resolution Mugs

December 31, 2013

Do you make a resolution every New Years Eve (Maybe after a cocktail or two) only to find your resolve kind of fuzzy by Jan 3rd? Looking at your promise to yourself every day over your morning coffee might just help you achieve that goal of walking three times a week or eating your veggies. […]


21 BEST DIY Tree Skirt Ideas

December 8, 2013

It’s funny how many of my crafting adventures start this way…I discover I need something for the house. Then I go shopping for said something, only to find the ones I like cost $400. Yikes – Expensive taste I guess! Bah Humbug. I’m sure those $400 tree skirts are worth it – especially the handmade […]

handmade gift label

*Free Printable* Handmade Care Labels

December 3, 2013

I received the most beautiful handmade sweater at my baby shower for our youngest son. Attached with a little piece of yarn was a label that told me how to care for this thoughtful gift. What a great idea, right? If you have spent a lot of effort making a handmade gift, you definitely want […]

15 Free Christmas Appliques

15 Free Christmas Applique Patterns

December 2, 2013

I am guest posting today on The Sewing Loft, showing readers how to applique with felt. I have also included 15 free applique patterns you can download below to get you started. You can use these designs whether using felt or fabric, just apply a fabric stabilizer first if you are using thinner fabric. A […]


The 16 BEST Gift In A Jar Recipes

November 30, 2013

Sponsored Ad: **60% off Clearance Sale at Leisure Arts Now** Of course, homemade jams and jellies are a classic that never goes out of style, but I’ve seen a lot of “gifts in a jar” lately. So what’s it all about? Well, gifts in a jar are an easy and many times inexpensive way to […]


Dish Towel Aprons and Kids Thanksgiving Fun

November 23, 2013

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is cooking with the kids in the kitchen. Not the hard stuff like basting the turkey, but kids love to have jobs helping make the “big meal.” When I was little, one of my three sisters got to learn how to make butter in school. You get heavy […]

DIY Charger

DIY Cheap (But Pretty) Chargers

November 20, 2013

This post is a part of a sponsored series by Jo-ann Fabric and crafts. Any opinions contained in this post are 100% my own Click here for more projects we’ve created to Celebrate The Season with Jo-ann and  a coupon for the month of November: #TurkeyTablescapes   I’m having the entire fam over for Thanksgiving […]

Card Sized Paper Christmas Tree Template

November 14, 2013

Here is a printable I shared last year that seems to have gotten lost along the way. If you are looking for a great printable kids craft or cute include for a Christmas card, this is it! Right click the image to save it to your computer and print it on heavy cardstock. Just cut […]


Instagram Place Cards

November 11, 2013

This post is a part of a sponsored series by Jo-ann Fabric and crafts. Any opinions contained in this post are 100% my own Click here for more projects we’ve created to Celebrate The Season with Jo-ann and  a coupon for the month of November: #TurkeyTablescapes   Traditional table “tent cards” are a classic, but […]