Rustic Farmhouse-Inspired Family Birthday Sign

Y’all know how I love me some personalized decor.  You also might remember that we moved into a new house last year, and I’m still trying to make it ours.  Being pregnant and having a newborn plus a feisty three-year-old really puts a damper on your interior decorating time.

Now that I’m no longer suffering from all-day morning sickness and our newest little man is out of the super needy newborn phase, I finally have some time and energy to get my craft on again! [Read more…]

Tips for Creating the Perfect Baby Photo Book

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If you’ve been following along, you’re probably aware that I gave birth to my second son last fall.  Yep, Mr. Brayden Patrick arrived in October, and we of course had professional newborn photos taken to capture all of his tiny cuteness.

While we’ve printed out several of our favorite photos and have them framed in our home, what about the rest??  I mean, there are just so many adorable shots of our newest little man, his older brother, and some great family ones too. [Read more…]

The Super Easy Way to Add Legs to an IKEA Kallax Shelf

My son’s nursery is decently sized for a kid’s room, but we’re rather limited on wall space, and therefore, storage space.  Bummer.  The large wall is reserved for the crib and houses the room’s doorway, then there’s a bathroom door on the second wall, two (yes, two) closet doors on the third, and a large window in the center of the fourth.  That means we needed to get a little creative with our storage.

Enter an IKEA Kallax shelf….with legs!  Adding the legs couldn’t have been easier, and now the shelf adds the perfect amount of storage, play space, and decor to Brayden’s modern woodland nursery. [Read more…]

How to Make Rustic Woodland Signs

Last fall, I gave birth to my second son, Mr. Brayden.  That meant I was lucky enough to also get to design his nursery (!!!), and we decided to go with a modern woodland theme.  One of these days I’ll get around to finishing the blog post with the big reveal….ahhhh, never enough time….or energy. #momlife

While the majority of the room was going to have a modern flair, I did want to add some rustic touches as well.  Enter these DIY signs!  They were so inexpensive and easy to make, and having them flank both sides of the window adds such a nice element to the room. [Read more…]

Sunglasses Valentine’s Day Cards with FREE Printable & Cut File

Well, looky here!  I’m actually sharing a new post! :)  I know it’s been a while, but hey.  Life with a baby and toddler is rather hectic, ya know.  Mommy first, blogger second.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so kiddos all over will be having festive parties at school (I loved them as a kid!).  That of course means cute Valentine’s Day cards will be passed out to all their classmates.  Here’s a fun non-candy idea that my son will be passing out to all his friends! [Read more…]

Personalized Newborn Baby Door Hanger for Hospital & Home

Back in October, I gave birth to my newest little man!  Yep, Mr. Brayden Patrick arrived right on schedule, joining his older brother, Rowan, and completing our family.

Since I’m a crafty gal who is obsessed with all things DIY, especially making my own wreaths and door hangers (see my Project Gallery for proof), I of course just had to make something to adorn the door of Brayden’s room.  However, I also wanted it to hang on our hospital room door while we recovered AND display all of the important birth stats from Brayden’s big day. [Read more…]

Cool & Hip ‘Santa’s Homeboy’ Christmas Onesie

I have a new Santa Baby this year!  Yep, my second son arrived in early October, so this will be his very first Christmas.  Special for all of us, indeed.

Since he’s already one cool little dude, and because he has a ton of hand-me-downs from his older brother, I decided to whip up some holiday gear for him.  After all, he’s got a crafty mom who loves glitter HTV.  Keep reading for all the details on this festive homeboy baby garb! [Read more…]

Personalized Glitter Hair Stylist Ornament + Silhouette GIVEAWAY!

Few things in life make me feel alive like a trip to the salon.  Man oh man, how a little highlighting and snip-snipping can make a gal feel like a million bucks.  And oh!  Let’s not forget to mention the glorious scalp massage/shampooing….heaven!

I’ve been going to my hair stylist for about three years now.  When we moved to AL from KY five years ago, it took me a while to find someone that I loved and trusted with my golden locks, and Sarah is it!  She now also cuts my husband’s and three-year-old’s hair….and anyone who can wrangle a threenager for a hair cut is a miracle worker. [Read more…]

‘We Need a Little Christmas’ Sign + Font & Graphic Bundle GIVEAWAY!

I love color.  Always have, always will.  This is something my super traditional (a.k.a. boring) husband has finally come to accept after being together for almost 13 years now.

While this fascination with all things bright and bold has only somewhat carried over into our everyday decor (ahem, my son’s former accent wall), holiday decorations are a different story!  Colorful and non-traditional are fair game, like my teal and pink shabby chic pumpkin door hanger.  Nope, no orange gourds for me!  [Read more…]

DIY ‘Hello, My Name Is’ Personalized Newborn Onesie + GIVEAWAY!

If you’ve been following along in these parts, you’re probably aware that I recently gave birth to my second son.  Yep, early October brought us another bouncing baby boy (!!!), and since his momma here is a crafty gal, I of course had to put my Silhouette Cameo to good use and whip up some cute onesies for him!  I’ll look for any excuse to slap vinyl on something.

Here I’ll be sharing how I made one particular piece of attire that announced Little Man’s name in a cheeky way [Read more…]

Festive Mason Jar of Hearts Card Tutorial for Silhouette

Hello friends! I know it’s been a while but I’m finally back to Blogland!  I’ve been enjoying a nice break ever since giving birth to my newest little man, who is just as adorable as his older brother.  We’ve had lots of cuddles and snuggles, as well as plenty of diaper changes and all-nighters, and we’re slowly but surely getting settled into our new routine as a family of four.

Now, on with the tutorial!  [Read more…]

Creative Ideas for Capturing Baby’s Milestones

If you’re a frequent visitor to these parts (thanks!), you probably know by now that I am a HUGE lover of creating keepsakes for my son.  As my Project Gallery shows, I am a keepsake junkie, for real.

They are such nice ways to not only capture all those milestones, but also (and probably more importantly) to remember those special moments from your little one’s first days, months, and years.

Because time goes by way too fast, I want to try and document [Read more…]

DIY Disney-Inspired Wood Slice Sign + Vacation GIVEAWAY!

I live in the country now, I have a gallery wall that has been a work in progress for months ever since we moved in, I love a good quote, and I’m obsessed with vinyl.  You know that that means: another farmhouse-esque sign!

For this one, I borrowed some wise words from Mr. Winnie the Pooh himself and used some pretty fancy shmancy vinyl to create a unique and darling wood slice sign.  Keep reading for the tutorial!

Oh, and this post also has a couple other awesome surprises.  For starters, my sign is part of [Read more…]

Spooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby’s First Halloween + GIVEAWAY!

Folks, I’m about ready to pop with my second son….as in it’s just over three weeks from my due date!   EEEEKK!  While I’m in full-blown nesting mode and STILL trying to finish his nursery, I’ve also been working on creating some cute little outfits for him to rock.

I hadn’t yet discovered the wonderful world of Silhouetting when I was pregnant with my first son, so he missed out on a lot of mom’s craftiness during his first year.  Poor fella.  However, thanks to him having a TON of plain white onesies left over that we packed away in storage, I’ve got plenty of material to give his brother some totally rad gear. [Read more…]

Tips for Using Stencil Film with a Silhouette

Some of my favorite things to make with my beloved Silhouette Cameo are signs!  They’re great for the holidays, as home decor, make sweet personalized gifts, and are just so darn addicting to get crafty with.

I’ve used a variety of different materials to cut my stencils out of (’cause lord knows I can’t paint anything by hand!), and today I’m sharing some some tips I’ve picked up for using stencil film!

Oh, and it’s also time for another fun font and graphic giveaway! [Read more…]

Enter to Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway with The Raffle Co.!

Hey friends!  I’ve got a special giveaway to share with you today….how does winning a $100 gift card to Amazon sound??  Pretty great, right?  MmmHmm.

Now, y’all know I love hosting giveaways for you gorgeous and crafty readers of mine, and they’re usually held right here on WTSHB.  This one, however, is a little different.  It’s being hosted by my pals over at The Raffle Co.! [Read more…]

Back-to-School Bedtime Routine Tips (To Keep Your Family Sane)

Any parent of school-aged kids can probably tell you some stories of their struggles at bedtime.  Hey, it’s happened to all of us.  Tantrums, arguments, backtalk, feet-dragging (literal or figurative)….if you haven’t experienced a bedtime battle, consider yourself one of the lucky few!

Bedtimes can get even more challenging when it’s back-to-school time.  Schools in our area return in early August, so the starting-school-in-the-dog-days-of-summer transition can be extra eventful where bedtime is concerned (“But Mom, the sun’s still up!”). [Read more…]

Printable Heat Transfer Vinyl 101 + HUGE Font & Graphic Giveaway!

I love a good colorful vinyl project.  I mean, who doesn’t?  Let’s face it though….sometimes the prospect of cutting out lots of different colored pieces and then layering them all or aligning them juuuuust right is a little too much work.  I freely admit that my laziness sometimes often overpowers my creative spark.

However, there is one product available that allows me to be a little (or a lotta) lazy and STILL get my craft on, resulting in just as much adorableness with much less effort….printable heat transfer vinyl!! [Read more…]

Rowan’s Back-to-School Shirt with Yearly Handprints: Year 2!

It’s hard to believe but the school year is right around the corner….my son starts back on August 2nd!  Where did the summer go??

If you’ve spent any time in these parts before, you probably know by now that I am a HUGE fan of creating keepsakes for my son.  Yep, I’m that Momma.  I just love trying to freeze time and hold onto his littleness.

I’ve made dozens of them for him so far in just his first three years of life (and you can check them all out in my [Read more…]

Family Growth Chart Ruler Updated with Yearly Photos!

My son just turned three and I CANNOT BELIEVE IT.  Where has the time gone??  I’m sure that’s how every momma feels about their growing little one, but geesh.  Slow down, will ya!

One of my favorite things that I’ve ever created (besides my growing-too-fast little man, of course), is the family growth chart ruler that I made right before his first birthday.  And since he just celebrated another birthday, it was time to update it with his current height AND picture!  [Read more…]