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How to Make Easy Envelope-Back Pillow Covers (with Cording)!

corded envelope back pillow tutorial DIY

This is easy sewing -- if I can do it, you can do it!   I have always loved the look of corded pillows, but as a beginning sewer I've been afraid to make them because they seemed so out of my skill range.  As part of our bedroom redo for the HGTV Home™ fabric and trim Challenge, I knew I wanted to make some pretty corded pillow covers for our bed. So I worked up my nerve and made a few. … [Read more...]

Back To School: Get Organized with an Easy School Planning Wall!

post it note school planning wall system

With kids from elementary school through college, we've learned a thing or two about how to help our kids stay organized for school. For a schedule or calendar, it's easiest to see everything at once, nice and big! That's where our new school planning wall idea comes in. (Post-it Brand was kind enough to sponsor this post and send us supplies, but we were already obsessed with Post-it … [Read more...]

(New!) Link Party Palooza (Weekend Wrap-Up Party) – And Silhouette CAMEO Giveaway!

link party palooza banner

Happy Friday night! As I promised last week, starting tonight I'm super-sizing the Weekend Wrap-Up Party! We're combining the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello and Today's Creative Blog to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites, and each of us will choose our own feature posts -- just … [Read more...]

How to Upholster a Chair Seat and Our Master Bedroom Nook – Sneak Peek!

how to upholster a chair at tatertots and jello

We moved to Utah from the Bay Area, where we had a 1970's-era house that we completely remodeled. We were so excited to move to a home with more room for our 3 growing kids. And our master bedroom in our new home was a nice big space. I always meant to work on my bedroom but somehow I never got around to it. Fast forward 11 years. We are still in this home that we really love and our kids … [Read more...]

Chunky Monkey Protein Smoothie – A Great After School Snack or Quick Breakfast!

chunkie monkey smoothie

  Hi Tatertots & Jello friends! It's Melissa from No. 2 Pencil, and today I'm sharing a delicious protein packed smoothie that you and your kiddos are going to love! We are gearing up for back to school, and smoothies are so popular in our house. We make smoothies for after school snacks or even a quick breakfast.   In this smoothie, I use ripe bananas, peanut butter, and greek … [Read more...]

Making My Home More Energy Efficient!

nest thermometer energy efficient

As part of the Lowe's Creative Team, one of our August challenges was Making Our Home More Energy Efficient. I know this isn't a sexy topic, but it really is one that is important and one that I wanted to tackle. When we were doing the BIG demolition and construction at the 1905 Cottage, we discovered that none of the wiring in the whole house was grounded. Can you believe that? Much of the … [Read more...]

Back To School: Teaching Kids Good Study Habits

Back to school Study Habits at tatertots and jello

It's a challenge to teach kids how to be organized in their study habits. With kids from elementary school through college, we try to teach our kids early on how to be organized, and this year we're going to be even better at it. I'll share some of the habits we try to teach our kids below, and share some new ways we have found to help them stay organized. Post-it Brand was kind enough to … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Back to School Ideas!

20 Back-to-School Ideas

Summer is coming to an end and Back To School is on the horizon.  I am sad for summer to go, but I love Fall!! Here are 20 awesome Back-to-School ideas that were linked up to get YOU excited for Fall!!  Apples for the Teacher Gift Basket @ My Sister's Suitcase Fun Easy Back To School Lunches @ Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons DIY Mason Jar Caddies @ Shaken Together Life … [Read more...]

Free Yard Sale Sign Printables!!

free yard sale free printables

I've been working on my master bedroom makeover and it's sparked a whole house clean-out. So I thought it was time for a yard sale. And while I was thinking about it, I thought why not make up some cute yard sale printable signs to share?? We tried to make them easy to read but cute too! And there's a blank one so you can add details like the address and/or hours/days. And the arrow signs … [Read more...]

DIY How To Make Modern Planked Walls #1905Cottage

DIY Modern Planked Walls at Tatertots and Jello

  I was so inspired by the hall on the main floor of the 2012 Parade of Homes blogger house that I worked on last Summer! I knew that I wanted to do something similar in my 1905 cottage! (I changed mine a bit from what we did there.) I love this treatment because it adds architectural interest to a room or wall and can even make the room or space look larger. It's not hard to create … [Read more...]