R2D2 Star Wars Valentine’s Box

by jessicaturner on January 26, 2015

Tutorial: R2D2 Valentines card box

With Valentine’s less than three weeks away, I wanted to share this sweet Valentine’s box that Elias and I made last year for his class party. I was going through some old photos and realized I never shared it last year.

If you have a Star Wars lover in your house, this is an easy project that is a big hit.

Supplies needed:
White paint (we used spray paint)
Blue paint
Metallic cardstock or poster board
Optional: Valentine’s stickers


  1. If your box is not white, spray paint it white.
  2. Cut out dome using silver cardstock, but do not adhere to box yet.
  3. Using sharpie, draw shapes for R2D2′s buttons on box cover and dome (look at a line drawing like this to guide you)
  4. Paint shapes blue
  5. Add stickers if you wish
  6. Cut rectangle out of cover for Valentines slot
  7. Adhere dome to top of box


Elias still talks about this box. I don’t know how we will top it this year!

For more Star Wars Valentines inspiration, check out my post on making Star Wars Valentines with glow in the dark light saber bracelets.

Star Wars Valentines with glow bracelet light sabers


DIY Your 2015: Inspiration for All Year + a HOT Deal

by jessicaturner on January 25, 2015

Last year, between writing The Fringe Hours and having a tough pregnancy, I wasn’t able to do as many DIY projects as I would have liked.

But with Ezra here and the book releasing in a few weeks, I am looking forward to making 2015 a year of a lot more crafting and DIY projects. This is good news for my soul (I’m happier when I create!) and good news for The Mom Creative because I will definitely be sharing what I am working on.

I am always looking for ways to be inspired, which is  why I am particularly excited to have bought The Ultimate DIY Bundle this weekend. 

Have you heard about it? Because chances are, if you are wanting to DIY more in the coming year like me, you are going to want get this fantastic resource. It includes 76 eBooks and eCourses  from the world’s leading DIY and crafting bloggers.

The Ultimate DIY Bundle is worth more than $1,200, but you can buy it for just $34.95.

Y’all, this is a crazy awesome deal. I have already downloaded the ebooks and signed up for a bunch of the courses and am SO. VERY. EXCITED.

Here are a few of the books from the bundle that I am looking forward to diving into this year:

  • Easy DIY Crafts for Every Season by Amy Allen Clark
  • Reuse, Refresh, Repurpose by The Frugal Girl
  • 101 Days of Christmas by Mandi Ehman
  • Simply Canning: Survival Guide for Safe Home Canning by Sharon Peterson
  • The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Furniture Painting by Allison Griffith
  • Say No to Auto (Photography book) by Kristen Duke
  • Sewing School 101 by Nicole Bennett

I also am super excited about the Just the Shoot Fly Shoot Photography eCourse, which normally sells for $67. I’ve always wanted to take this course (it’s co-authored by Kevin–husband to Layla from The Lettered Cottage), and I’m thrilled it’s part of this bundle.

Not only that, but The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with 5 awesome bonuses, worth over $150. That’s 3x the price of the bundle alone! These include:

  • A free $15 Store Credit PLUS 8×10 Art Print from Hope Ink ($43 Value)
  • A free online class from Craftsy (up to $60 Value) – (SOOOOO many amazing classes. I had a hard time picking one!)
  • Free $15 store credit to Fawnsberg.com
  • A free sewing pattern PLUS a Premium Video Class from UpCraft Club ($19.99 Value) (I’ve not heard of UpCraft before and am excited to check it out.)
  • Free, full digital copies of Where Women Create Magazine and Greencraft Magazine ($20 value) from Stampington and Co. (I’m so excited to read these!)

Moreover,  The Ultimate DIY Bundle offer includes a 30-day money-back guarantee. That means you have a full 30 days to enjoy all the eBooks and eCourses in the bundle, and if you don’t think they provided enough value, you’ll get a full refund.

So, don’t miss your chance to grab The Ultimate DIY Bundle. It’s a deal you definitely don’t want to miss. Let’s make 2015 the year we all do a little more DIY.

This amazing deal ends in just…


Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.


Saturday Only: Get Amazon Prime for $72

January 24, 2015

I have never seen a deal on Amazon Prime like this. Today (Saturday, January 24), get Amazon Prime for just $72 for a year’s membership (regularly $99). This deal is for new members only. Without question, Amazon Prime is one of our favorite subscriptions and it pays for itself over and over again in our […]

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Letting Go of the Self-Imposed Pressures

January 23, 2015

Since having Ezra, I have been reminded of the importance of saying no and letting go of self-imposed pressures. As you can imagine, having a baby six weeks before you release your first book is a bit crazy. And while being on maternity leave from my full-time job definitely means I have had a lot […]

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3 Ways to Make Time for Yourself in the New Year

January 20, 2015

One of the things I often hear from women is I don’t know have enough time for __________ – whatever they want to do for themselves. That fact is one of the reasons I wrote The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You. Next week, (in)courage is going to offer exclusive, not-yet-released Fringe Hours content, a […]

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Ezra’s First Two Weeks & My Recovery

January 19, 2015

I can’t believe we have been home with Ezra for just over two weeks already. We are all so completely smitten over him. Between my recovery and the big pre-sale last week on The Fringe Hours, I had much energy to blog, but I am getting back in the saddle this week. I have missed […]

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Last Chance: Fringe on Amazon for $7.49!

January 14, 2015

This is your last chance to pre-order The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You for $7.49. Amazon is matching the 50% off price that Barnes & Noble ran Monday-Tuesday. This price could change at any minute, so I would NOT delay in ordering it. If you are an Amazon Prime Member you will also get […]

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What Women Like You are Saying

January 13, 2015

Y’all, yesterday was incredible! Did you know that The Fringe Hours hit #3 on Barnes and Noble’s Top 100 books? And it is still there! I’m still in shock. In case you missed it, through today (1/13), you can pre-order my forthcoming book, The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You from Barnes & Noble for […]

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2 Days Only: Pre-order The Fringe Hours for 50% Off

January 12, 2015

It’s hard to believe that two years ago this month, I had an idea for a book to encourage all women to practice self-care and make time for themselves. Multiple publishers were interested in publishing the book, called The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You, and I am so thankful that I signed with Revell. […]

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Welcoming Ezra Mark Turner

January 8, 2015

Happy New Year! I can’t believe we are already one week into 2015. In case you missed it in social media, our sweet bundle of joy, Ezra Mark Turner unexpectedly arrived the morning of New Year’s Eve! I have had a slow recovery and am just now feeling up for sharing the whole story. (Hopefully […]

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