The Kids

Tips for Making “Love Bug” Valentines

by jessicaturner on February 5, 2014

Elias loves all things creepy crawly, so when I saw these “love bug” valentines on Pinterest, I knew they were perfect for his valentines this year. I loved them because not only did they perfectly capture something he is into at age five, but because they were candy-free. Goodness knows, kids get enough candy on […]


With Thanksgiving just three weeks away, I have been scouring Pinterest for some fun Thanksgiving and turkey crafts to do with the kids. It turns out that the folks from the new movie Free Birds (released November 1) were also thinking turkey crafts when they emailed me about this new spin on a handprint turkey.  […]


Pirate Birthday Party Treasure Hunt

by jessicaturner on September 5, 2013

Obviously for a pirate birthday party, a treasure hunt was a must. I had a hard time finding a lot of detailed examples of successful treasure hunts for little kids, so it’s my hope that this might help some of you! The treasure hunt was the element of the pirate party that felt the most […]


A 5-Year-Old’s Magical Pirate Birthday Party

by jessicaturner on September 4, 2013

In late July we celebrated Elias’s 5th birthday with an awesome pirate birthday party. He has been talking about having a pirate party since last fall, so we had plenty of time to dream up some really fun ideas. It was so much fun to plan and host. Get ready for LOTS of photos, details […]


Adeline’s 2nd Birthday: A Sesame Street Party

by jessicaturner on July 18, 2013

Last month we celebrated Adeline’s 2nd birthday with an adorable Sesame Street birthday party. It was so much fun to plan and host. Get ready for LOTS of photos, details and links (some are affiliate links). I’d love for you to pin this post on Pinterest! Invitations I looked at hundreds of Sesame Street invitations […]


Good Morning

by jessicaturner on April 20, 2013

I’m in Salt Lake at Snap!, a blogging conference for crafty and DIY bloggers. I’m rooming with my dear friend and amazing jewelry designer Lisa Leonard and having a blast. But, I must say, I miss my morning snuggles with Adeline. She has been getting up EARLY so we have had some special Mommy/Adeline time. […]


Tips Needed: How to be a Soccer Mom

by jessicaturner on February 25, 2013

Elias is starting soccer in a few weeks. He will have one practice and one game a week for two months. He is so excited. I’m excited too. But I’m also a little nervous. Y’all I have never played a sport in my life. Sports have never been that thing. I don’t know the first […]


Allowance: What Works for You?

by jessicaturner on January 16, 2013

Elias is four and a half. We’d like to do some sort of chore chart/allowance system for him. I’m curious – what works for your family? Are there certain products that you love? How much do you give your kids? I have no idea what the going rate is for allowances these days – especially […]


Come All Ye Faithful

by jessicaturner on December 30, 2012

Earlier this week I caught Elias singing Come All Ye Faithful to himself. He said it was okay if I recorded it… Love his sweet voice.


Elf on the Shelf Christmas Card

by jessicaturner on December 22, 2012

My friend Misty posted on Facebook that she created a card from her family’s Elf on the Shelf to say good bye on Christmas Eve. I loved the idea so much I went to Pinterest to see if if I could find a fun template or wording that I could use to make one of […]