Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

This soup is hearty, delicious, fast, easy, and perfect on a cool Autumn or cold Winter day! Makes about 6 meal-sized servings – Prep: 5 minutes – Cook time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 (16oz) loaf Velveeta, cubed ¼ cup half ‘n half or milk 1 medium sized jar of your favorite salsa 1 (10 oz) […]

Pleated Tote

This cute pleated tote has been in my “to-do” sewing folder for about a year now and I finally got around to making it.  It’s a free tute from Artsy-Craftsy Babe which you can download here.  She makes and sells a great selection of cute bag patterns.  I’m a huge fan of PDF patterns anyway […]

Just Like Jamba Juice’s Chunky Strawberry Topper

We love smoothie’s around here.  I’ve found it to be a really easy way to get my picky toddlers to eat healthy food daily.  My favorite smoothie is Jamba Juice’s Chunk Strawberry Topper.  The closest one to us is about two hours away though!  A while back, I replicated this smoothie and we always have […]

Tipton Family Columbia Adoption Fund

Hi friends, Asking for money is such an awkward thing but this is for something I’m very passionate about: my family.  My cousins and I grew up more like siblings and one of the hardest parts of growing up has been not living near them. This is a picture of my cousin and her beautiful […]

The Boys’ Faux-Layered Christmas Tee

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It’s high time for a project for the boys!  I’m making it a priority to start coming up with more boy projects.  Here’s a fun little shirt for Christmas that’s festive but also doesn’t scream “Christmas shirt”.  I made my son’s in a size up so that it will (hopefully) fit him next year too. […]

It’s Totally Ok…

                                                                                 Source: gorgeoustakethecity.tumblr.com via Dawn on Pinterest …if Wednesday play dates are the only day you […]

The Ruffled Yoga Mini

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My scrap bin is overflowing, so I made this skirt entirely out of fabric scraps from my bin.  It’s a cute, knit mini with a yoga style waistband that’s a breeze to make and comfy for playing in.  Never sewn with knits?  For this project, all you really need to know is to use a […]

Blueberry Oatmeal Coconut Bars

Oh, the sweet, chewy goodness!  I saw a raspberry version of these on Pinterest and had to try to make them.  After this yummy looking picture, I’ll tell you why. Shortly after my husband and I began dating, he took me on an amazing ski trip to Whistler-Blackcomb in British Columbia (he was born in […]

It’s Totally Ok…

                                                                                    Source: artsyvava.blogspot.com via Dawn on Pinterest …to still be totally clueless about how […]

Rag Wreath Tutorial

And the wreath obsession continues… I love the look of Rag Wreaths.  I think most people poke fabrics strips into styrofoam wreaths to make these but I tie strips of torn fabric around grapevine wreaths since it’s cheaper (and easier, if you ask me).  Better Homes and Gardens make a grapevine wreath you can buy at Wal-Mart […]