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The BreastCardEver helps NICU babies get human milk! Read all about the BreastCardEver.

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Printable also helps NICU babies get human milk! Read all about the cause.

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I Used 1/4 Teaspoon Breast Milk to Make a ‘Thank You!’ Greeting Card

BreastCardEver - Well Thanks

I’m a little nervous to put this into the universe, but it’s so awesome, I have to. Go easy, haters.

I learned that you can paint beautiful things with milk. And since I love making prints without a computer, I was totally going to do it. Then my genius hubs said “Would it work with breast milk?” Continue reading “I Used 1/4 Teaspoon Breast Milk to Make a ‘Thank You!’ Greeting Card”

DIY Inexpensive Canvas Print

How to build an inexpensive canvas print.


Step 1: Have cute kids.

Step 2: Find an amazing photographer like Sara Lleverino. Continue reading “DIY Inexpensive Canvas Print”

Utah’s Spiral Jetty, Framed Art

Utah’s Spiral Jetty, so pretty!

<p>Robert Smithson, <i>Spiral Jetty</i>, 1970. © Holt-Smithson Foundation/Licensed by<br>VAGA, New York. Photo: George Steinmetz</p>
Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, 1970. © Holt-Smithson Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York. Photo: George Steinmetz

My pops is a big outdoor guy, always takes us on fun adventures. So for a gift, we made him some art to put on his wall. He always pretends he likes our art, even when it’s horrible. 🙂

Spiral Jetty Art

World Continents. In Felt. For Toddlers or Ignorant Adults.


We know the continents! And we’ve color-coded this set to Montessori. My girls love putting up the labels and continents on the big blue ocean. Did you know felt sticks to felt so nicely? Just the right amount of hold to stay, and not fall, but loose enough that they can easily move around.

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DIY type? Buy the pattern and make it yourself! Get felt (on bolts or by the sheet) from your local craft store, or Amazon (I ❤ Amazon!)


Why can’t you hear a pterodactyl going to the bathroom?

Because the P is silent!


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What did the earth say to the sun?

You’re the light of my life. ❤


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Toddler-Friendly Felt Christmas Tree.

Toddler = pint-size dictator with the uncanny ability to push you towards utter insanity (theStir). I am NOT putting up a real tree with electricity and string lights. 🙂

Instead? This toddler-friendly Christmas tree.

Felt Christmas Tree for Toddler

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Upcycled Soda Can Earrings – DIY

Baby got HFMD last week. 😦 She was miserable, and I quarantined her to the house. No family reunion for us, which meant a little time for crafting.

I’ve always had a hard time finding cute red earrings. So I wanted to make some. My wardrobe consists of a lot of purple, because of my day job, so I wanted some of that too.

I started by staining some balsa-wood I cut down to earring size.

Balsa wood for DIY earrings Continue reading “Upcycled Soda Can Earrings – DIY”

Send this instead of a Thank You Card.

This isn’t your average ‘Thanks!’ card. It pushes the limits of Rad. It’s the Rad-O-Meter at full throttle. Seriously. Which would you rather receive?


Super Rad Thank You Card

Or this:


I really hope you picked the first. The second makes me sad. Ugly things that could be pretty with a bit of attention make me sad. But that’s rude, and it’s another story.

Front is hand-drawn, then printed on heavy cover stock. Back is blank to send with a stamp. Or throw it in an envelope with an airhead. Nom.



Is this my favorite graduation gift ever?

Yes! Because it’s cash … packaged uniquely. A money-lei. Why wasn’t this a thing when I got my bachelor’s degree? Does someone want to get me one even though I graduated forever ago?

Graduation Gift - Cash Lei

Graduation Gift - Cash Lei

And seriously. Look how awesome my brother is getting his Master’s degree. Before he got to Dental School, he said, ‘meh, guess I’ll get a Master’s degree.’ In a year. Rockstar Brother.

Custom Graduation Gift - Cash Lei


Option to buy available during graduation season (April – July).

How to get a 7-month old to write letters

We love sending hand-written letters to people! Only problem: my 7 month old baby is just not that great at it yet. Or maybe she is. She just needs a little help. What she is super great at, is knowing when my phone camera is on. It’s a skill, I’ll never understand. Anyway, we wanted to write some letters to our family, so we pulled out the cards and pen. Got situated in our writing position, and away we went. Well, eventually. Check it out. Here is the final result:

Crafty 7 month old writes hand-written letter

And here is the process:

See? Very little help needed. She’s perfect. Or I’m obsessed. Let’s go with the first. 🙂

[10.20.13 Edit] Jess received the CUTEST response, thanks Joey!!


Baptism Gift – Custom Journal

My cute cute cousin Maddie just got baptized! Look how cute she is – awww!

And I wanted to get her a cute baptism gift. What to get for a cute little 8 year old LDS girl? On a budget? In a time crunch? I decided to make her a journal. Not just any journal, a customized journal, with a scripture on it. I also gave her some nail polish, so I wanted the scripture to be  something about sparkly or shiny, like her bright personality. So I made her this journal!

maddie02  maddie01

And I’d love to make one for your special person getting baptized. I’ll plug in your name and scripture to this design. All you have to do is hand over a few bucks. 🙂

Journal is 5.5×8″
70 pages
Custom Cover with name and scripture
Wire Bound
Lined Pages

Since journals are customized, they each have their own flare, including a rough grungy texture.



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