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Great Ideas — 17 Back to School Projects!!

Back to school is right around the corner!! Here are some great ideas that will get your kids excited and organized for the new school year. And check out the rest of the links this week - there were many more Back To School ideas linked up!! Wash Tape Chalkboard @ A Pumpkin & A Princess Back to School Banana Bus @ Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons Back to School Homework Box @ Hoosier … [Read more...]

Great Ideas – Patriotic Party Ideas & Recipes

In charge of a Fourth of July Celebration, or just bringing something delicious to one? Ignite a sizzling celebration with the help of any of these patriotic party ideas and recipes! Fourth of July Cupcake Toppers @ Hoosier Handmade Vanilla Bean Doughnuts @ a pumpkin & a princess Star Spangled Marshmallow Pops @ My Sister's Suitcase … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — Patriotic Projects!!

Only a couple of weeks left until the most explosive holiday of the year! What better way to celebrate than any of the patriotic projects linked up this week! (And if you're not in the US, there are some great ideas you can adapt for your own holidays or any occasion!) DIY Tie-Die Pillow @ The 36th Avenue DIY Patriotic Necklace @ Tattered & Inked … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 25 Things to Do With The Kids This Summer!!

The kids are out for summer! What are you going to do to make this Summer the Summer to Remember? Here are 25+ awesome ideas for FUN this Summer!! Check them out. And also check out the other HUNDREDS of ideas that were linked up this week. SO much inspiration!!  Sponge Water Ball @ Its Overflowing   DIY Water Table @ Cheap Crafty Mama  DIY Sundae Bar @ Katie's Nesting Spot   Patriotic … [Read more...]

"Summer Social" Guest Project — Throw an Aqua & Orange Summer Birthday Party!

Hi, my name is Mae from Mae Armstrong & Co., I  was inspired by all the handmade parties I've seen online and wanted to give myself a similar challenge.   I'd love to share my Aqua and Orange Birthday Party. Planning for this party began five months in advance. I wanted it to be super special for my twin boys and husband. All three of them share the same birthday. How amazing is … [Read more...]

10-Minute 4th of July Shirts!! {tutorial}

Here's a fast and easy way to make some 4th of July shirts for your kids -- or even yourself this year!! I actually made these last year but the night before the Fourth {that's how I roll} -- too late to blog it. And my younger daughter grew out of her shirt, so I made her a new one to wear this year. I used old shirts and scrap fabric, so this project also ended up being FREE. Yay!! I love a … [Read more...]

Guest Post — Make a Story Ornament!!

Hello Tatortots and Jello readers! I am Katie and I'm so excited to be here today from Paint on the Canvas. Jen was the very first crafting blog I started reading. I am absolutely thrilled to share this tutorial with you. Story Ornaments-Tutorial … [Read more...]

Summertime Fun — Flip Flop Exchange

We are having such a great time this Summer! One of the first things we've done is participated in a really cool  Flip Flop Exchange. My friend Becca from The Texas Darlings set it up -- it's her second year doing it. She matched everyone who signed up with a partner. I signed up my girls and they were so excited to have a pen pal. We were asked to find flip flops for our partner and … [Read more...]

Adorable Baby Gift {using the Silhouette Craft Cutter}

Do you want to make an adorable, custom baby gift? I am addicted to making fabric projects with my Silhouette. They have this medium called Heat Transfer sheets that are so cool! It come in all sorts of colors and you cut out images with the Silhouette and then iron the images on to clothing. And it comes out so smooth. Every. Single. Time!! My sweet neighbor/friend had a baby boy a week ago … [Read more...]

Valentine Project: Playing Card Coupon Booklets w/template

We love celebrating Valentine's Day, but it's not a big present-fest around here. Instead, we like to have a nice family dinner and a few little gifts. Something that my kids love is making and receiving Valentine coupons.  This year I'm giving my little family Valentine Coupon books made out of a deck of playing cards. I bought the playing cards at the grocery store. They were a double … [Read more...]