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ice cream smiles

some people scream for ice cream, but around here we just smile. like this. especially when toppings are involved. and did i mention a giveaway!?… … a set of the most adorable ice cream bowls from anthropology. because it’s way eaiser to get the littles to eat a healthy dinner when there is ice cream (in fun […]

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salted caramel coffee DIY

Um, I will fo-sho be making one of these today….  anyone want to join me?  Happy to make extra.  Also, a little hint… you can pour the caramel over the coffee and ice, but it will clump up a bit.  If that bugs you, pour your coffee, add the caramel, (stir) and then add ice. […]

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ring toss DIY

This project was full of surprises for me.  The good & pleasant kind. First, I was able to DIY with the adorable young lady in the video, Coco.  Love creating with other people.  Especially little people.  So sweet. Second, the ring toss project was a last minute addition/change and I felt a little dubious about […]

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4th of july printable flags

so yesterday, when i should have been cleaning the kitchen, i decided to sit down and design some flags to take to the annual 4th of july celebration at my parents. definitely time well spent, but you should see my kitchen today (oh, my!).  i know it’s kind of last minute and all, but i […]

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watermelon juice

Back in the day while visiting one of our first farmer’s market, Mr. Friis, Ozzie, & I stumbled upon a delicious invention….  watermelon juice.  We’ve been making it at home ever since. /picture credit—> stacy jacobsen photography/ Here is our homemade recipe: I N R E D I E N T S 1/2 large seedless […]

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homemade cleaner DIY

This week has been cray, cray.  Which means my house looks like it exploded.  Which also means that this video we did with KinCommunity is extremely appropriate for today, because I have some cleanin’ to do. Wondering why it’s a good idea to use a homemade cleaner?  Well, it’s easy and cheap (ahem…), and free of […]

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tassel necklace DIY

Like it?  Love it?  Wanna make one?  (Fashion DIY’s get me so giddy.) All you need is:  a swatch of leather (cut to 5 x 2.5″), a small piece of the leather to make a loop (cut to 1.5 x .25″), a necklace chain of your choice, a loaded hot glue gun or craft glue, […]

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painted doormat DIY

Last week I had the privilege of traveling to L.A. & working with KinCommunity, a fantastic & new youtube channel.  If you haven’t subscribed, I highly recommend it.  I’m partial to their DIY and EATS, but I also love (with a capital “L”) the BEAUTY & STYLE tips (faves:  cat eyes, summer up-do & 1 trend 3 […]

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build a fort kit DIY (update)

We originally posted this tutorial a year ago in September, & it quickly became a favorite online, at Birthday parties, & in our home.  So I was thrilled when given the opportunity to make a video tutorial with KinCommunity featuring the beloved fort kit.  Click the video below and find out why! Irresistible, yes?  Doesn’t that […]

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our little adventure (traveling with kids)

happy day after father’s day weekend!  hope you were able to spoil the important men in your life.  we facetimed with family on the east coast, made (and devoured) yummy food, and had a couple little adventures at my parent’s house. i’ve missed you the last couple weeks…  despite my best intentions and a list […]

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play dates and picnics

before i begin this post, just want to say thanks you so much for all the sweet and encouraging comments regarding our morning show segment – you guys are the best! ——————————————————————————————————– a few weeks ago, before the summer sunshine had made it’s way to the PNW, i got together with my friends trina (and her two […]

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