All About My Daddy Interview with FREE Printable!

It’s almost Father’s Day again!  Shout out to all the daddios out there!

This time last year, my oldest son, Rowan, was about to turn three and was therefore getting more verbal and able to hold a pretty decent conversation.  Since kids say the darndest things, I decided it would be fun to start a tradition for my husband on Father’s Day and have Rowan complete a little interview answering questions all about his daddy….and his answers didn’t disappoint! :) [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Sibling Pregnancy Announcement Chalkboard Sign

So, like I shared a few months ago, WTSHB is expanding!  Well, in a way at least….I’m having another baby! :)

Yep, come October, we’ll be adding a newborn to our family.  I’m so excited, but still a wee bit nervous because this time around, I’ll also have a three-year-old who has so. much. energy.  More long nights and no sleep are in my future….hopefully I’ll be able to throw a blog post together now and again! *wink*

Anyway, here’s how we announced our second pregnancy to all our friends and family, [Read more…]

Colorful Grandkids Make Life Grand Wood Sign Photo Display

I always struggle with getting gifts for my parents and grandma.  They have everything, and whenever you ask them what they’d like, they always respond with “Nothing.”  Gee guys, thanks for the help. </sarcasm>

One of the many good things I’ve noticed though since becoming a mom is that personalized gifts from/about their grandkids are always a winner!  How convenient too since I am, ya know, kinda crafty. *wink*

That’s why I created this colorful Grandkids [Read more…]

Stationery Teacher Gift Idea + FREE Printable Tag & Cut File!

My son just finished up his very first year of preschool.  *sniffle*  While Momma here is a wee bit sad at how fast her little man is growing up, I still had an ounce of excitement for the end of the school year to arrive because….that meant I got to create teacher gifts for the first time!

Yes, I can be both a sentimental mom and an excited crafter.  It’s allowed.

So here’s what we gave to both of Rowan’s teachers: a personalized stationery set with the cutest [Read more…]

Patriotic Hand-Scripted USA Shirt + Silhouette GIVEAWAY!

My name is Christine and I have a problem….I can’t stop making shirts for my son!  It is a *slight* addiction of mine, as my Project Gallery clearly shows.  Hey, he’s a little cutie and my Silhouette Cameo makes it so darn easy to come back for another hit.  No shame in my crafting game.

Summer is rolling around again so it’s time to deck my dude out in some patriotic duds.  Keep reading for all the details on this adorable tee my little man will be rocking all summer long!

Oh, and I’ve got some EXTRA GIANT GOODNESS in this post too! [Read more…]

Baby Shower Game Free Printable: Name That Rockin’ Lullaby!

Who doesn’t love a good baby shower?!  The tasty treats, the adorable onesies and other teeny tiny clothes, all the ooohing and ahhhhing at the precious gifts….and of course the GAMES!

I’ve been to my fair share of baby showers (haven’t we all?) and have taken part in plenty of different games.  Some were actually really fun and enjoyable….and let’s just say I couldn’t wait for others to be over. #zerofunchristine

Today I’m sharing with you a game that I’m pretty sure [Read more…]

Some Exciting News To Share: WTSHB is Expanding! Sort of…. ;)

Hey, friends!  I know things have been rather sporadic in these parts lately.  My apologies!

It’s just that 2016 has been quite busy for our family, and unfortunately this ol’ blog has kinda taken a backseat for the time being.  First, we started moving into our new house on New Year’s Day, then two weeks later we got some even bigger news: [Read more…]