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Ant Infestation at the New House

We are loving our new home. We live in a huge master planned community and there is so much construction going on. It's fun because every day something new happens in the neighborhood. The downside is that the construction churns up all kinds of critters. A couple of weeks after we moved into our home I noticed a dark line by my screen door. I thought it was dirt but it was ANTS!! They were … [Read more...]

Mom’s Texas Sheet Cake

Mom's Texas Sheet Cake Recipe -- it's fool-proof, easy to transport and feeds a crowd. My mom made all of her kids a recipe book a long time ago. She included all of our childhood favorites. It remains one of my most treasured possessions: I make recipes from it all the time. One of the all-time favorite recipes is Mom's Texas Sheetcake. This is a cake that is a real crowd-pleaser. You make … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: Make a JOY Jar for the coming Year!

Hi friends! It's Candice from She's Crafty. I am so happy to be here at Tatertots and Jello sharing a project for the New Year! At the end of every year, I think back to all of the things we have done in the last 12 months. 2015 was a little bit of a rough one for my family. So as I look back, it's easy to remember all of the tough times, and the wonderful memories of things we experienced … [Read more...]

DIY Dry Erase Birthday Calendar!

If there is one thing we have a hard time staying on top of, it's remembering birthdays! They just sneak up on you so quickly, right?! So, when we saw this 12 x 12 scrapbook paper calendar, we knew just what we wanted to do with it. Plus, it'll take you just a few minutes to put together! DIY Dry Erase Birthday Calendar. Here's what you need: … [Read more...]

Happy Family Gallery Wall Idea and Printables!

I love gallery walls! It's such a fun way to display fun family moments or even family history! So today I'm excited to share this Happy Family Gallery Wall Idea and Printables!   I have loved restoring the #1905Cottage. And working on this old home has given me a new respect and interest in the time that came before I was born. … [Read more...]

Free Printable Dry Erase Menu Board

Hello! It's Bettijo and Aimée here from Paging Supermom. We are so excited to share a tip that has been making life a little less stressful around here -- last year we started using a dry erase menu for planning our family's weekly meals. The dry erase menu we had was behind clear plastic on the cover of our recipe binder. We love the convenience of the dry erase but decided it would be … [Read more...]

Paddington-Inspired Family “Gratefulness” Free Printables!

Do your kids like Paddington Bear? Inspired by the new Paddington movie arriving in theaters this month, I've created something to help teach our families! Paddington Bear is one of our favorite story characters. I remember reading the stories when I was younger, and my kids have loved to read them, too. Of course Paddington is lovable, but one of our favorite qualities he shows is … [Read more...]

Modern Typographic Family Rules – Free Printables!

  I've been blogging for about 7 years. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. And things have changed so much over that time period. I know my style has changed over the years. (And thanks to Shutterfly for sponsoring this post, too!)   One of my very favorite projects so many years ago was my Family Rules Canvas. This was years before craft cutting machines that … [Read more...]

Creativity, Art & Inspiration

When I was younger, I aspired to be an artist. I didn't expect that I'd end up expressing myself through creative home decor and DIY projects! But I still love art -- both creating and enjoying it. It is very important to me that my children grow up exposed to art, learn to express themselves through art, and learn to appreciate art. It is an important part of discovering yourself, … [Read more...]

Display Family Memories with Puzzle of Life (Plus, win a $100 credit!)

This post sponsored by Personal Creations It's always hard to find quality ways to display family memories! I was introduced to Personal Creations' Puzzle of Life product, and it's a fun addition to the kids "hangout room!" It's easy to select the sets and pieces, easy to put together and helps you tell your family's story. Add and rearrange pieces as your family changes -- their quality … [Read more...]