diy bookends for our happy little library


I have a well loved personal library for myself and one for my kids, but both are far too full lately. I decided to clean out a bit (I am on a long konmari journey) and with the spruce up came an idea for some bookends. Part of the fun in making something new is to do it with materials you already have. We have so many plastic animals that I thought I’d borrow a few for a new color and place to hang out. The bookends are empty boxes from our pantry wrapped in some colorful wrapping paper. If your books are too heavy you might want to fill the boxes with sand or a rock or two, we have a load so we did. I also reorganized a bit by size though I know little hands will be pulling them several ways. The animals were painted with craft paint, sealed, then hot glued to the top but can come off easily when we change things. What are you sprucing up this Saturday?




just wrap any boxes you feel are a good fit!


little guy reading just warms a mama’s heart

dress like a toddler for summer (weekly worn)


I own just a few rompers, and every time I wear one I remember why I both love them and hate them. Love ’em…very comfy, breezy, nice for almost 100° days. Hate ’em… when I need to visit the loo, not a truly flattering garment, I match the toddlers on the playground. As long as it’s this hot I’m going to have to grin and… Read more »

make ’em in the morning, orange cranberry oatmeal muffins


Some mornings you feel like a healthy muffin…but one that doesn’t taste like sawdust. I love the taste of orange & cranberries together (and easily prepared if you please). These muffins were a hit with us this morning, hope they put some summer spring in your step soon! Mix well ( I mix dry first then add wet ingredients) 2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar… Read more »

tackling collections, a diy bracelet storage


In the ongoing effort to organize I’ve gathered and examined every collection I have. There are too many. I am struggling with the konmari method because I have too many attachments to things! How can I find joy in every single collection I have? That’s another post. I did however try to edit within categories as recommended in the book. I dedicate Saturdays to doing… Read more »

simply vanilla cupcakes


Happy National Junk Food Day! Not that I ever need an excuse to bake or eat a cupcake…I just like to pretend that I do.  These are nice when you are in the mood for a simple vanilla cupcake. My guys like them just fine even without frosting, but I do dress them up a bit for everyone else. I glazed them instead of frosted… Read more »