• Mom Life,  Organization

    Traveling with a Baby or Toddler – A Guide

    It can be done, and stress-free, too! Check out my tips and our FREE packing checklist. Traveling with a baby or toddler is not as daunting as it seems. We have been traveling with Baby Bear since he was 4 months old. We started off slow…a one hour flight from New York to Maine. He did great! Since then, he has been to many places in his little life, and even has two stamps in his passport. The key to baby travel is being prepared and feeling confident! The younger the baby is…the easier it is to travel. Let’s face it…as your baby turns into a toddler, they just want…

  • Crafts,  Cricut Crafts

    Wood DIY HOME Sign Using Cricut Maker

    Interested in trying out the wood cutting feature of your Cricut Maker? This is a great first project! Affiliate Links Note: I have linked to Cricut’s store so that you can try their amazing products for your project. I may make a small commission when you make a purchase. Working with wood and your Cricut machine does have a bit of a learning curve. But with a little patience, you can have a professional level wood product made in just an hour or two. Most of this time is inactive while your machine does the work! Pro Tip – You CANNOT use just any wood when doing wood projects on…

  • Crafts

    How to Repaint a Front Door in 3 Afternoons

    You can do it!! Two weeks before I gave birth, I was painting the inside of our front door. Our front door was one of the things I hated about our new house. It was a really dark color, and just didn’t go with everything else in and on the house (which is light colored). So, I painted the inside white. Fast forward to a year later…it was past time to change the outside of the door. But to what color? We thought red or yellow…red is more traditional, yellow is bold. We went with bold. And you know what? We love it. Repainting a door can seem like a…

  • Deliciousness,  Gift Ideas

    Tart Cherry Jam Recipe

    Think you can’t make jam or preserves? Think again…it is SO easy and tasty, too! Sour/tart cherries make a rare appearance one weekend a summer before they sell out. It’s become an annual tradition for us to go and pick them. One year, there were a line of cars to get in at opening time that caused a big traffic backup. It was like Black Friday for fruit!!! My hubby picked two big buckets of them last weekend (I couldn’t help much, since Baby Bear is mostly interested in walking around and eating everything off of the ground…..) so I got to work preserving them and turning them into jam.…

  • Crafts,  Cricut Crafts

    What can you do with a Cricut Maker?

    The answer….SO many things! I’ll highlight just a few in this post. Honestly, the Cricut allows your creativity to truly fly. Its software is user-friendly and you can create beautiful designs that you couldn’t create on a simple die-cut machine. I’ve been a Cricut owner since the original design came out (the one with cartridges and all of the buttons)…and let me tell you, it has come lightyears since then! It is bluetooth compatible, which means you can even design and cut on the go using your phone or tablet. Let’s get started on some of the types of projects you can make with a Cricut Maker (the latest model):…

  • Crafts,  Cricut Crafts

    RAE DUNN INSPIRED SLATE COASTERS with Cricut vinyl

    This simple Cricut project can be completed in less than 30 minutes and for under $5! It makes a great hostess or housewarming gift and is a perfect project for a beginner Cricut user or a seasoned one. Don’t you just love all of the Rae Dunn style kitchenware available in the stores? The font is so clean and classic and screams farmhouse. The farmhouse trend is a beautiful one that is definitely here to stay. You can find a similar font to the Rae Dunn style online and use your Cricut machine (or a friend’s!) to customize text for your very own slate coasters. You will need… Materials: Slate…