DIY Tutorial: Simple Lace Christmas Trees

by jessicaturner on December 4, 2015

One of the trends I have noticed this Christmas season is how prevalent cone shaped trees covered in different materials are. They are everywhere! I have seen them in lace, burlap, sequins, and more. I have noticed that these trees are often $10-$20, and you can easily make them for a lot less, with very […]

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DIY: Fall Decorative Photo Blocks

by jessicaturner on November 12, 2015

Burlap and lace are two of my favorite combinations. When Elmer’s approached me to create a DIY home decor project, I knew I wanted to do something with my burlap stash (still left over from Elias’s pirate party two years ago). I found some plain wood blocks at Target (I have also seen these at […]


Halloween DIY: Easy Cheesecloth Ghosts

by jessicaturner on September 29, 2015

When I was a little girl, my mom loved to craft with my sister and me, especially around Halloween. My mom has always loved Halloween (I think it has something to do with her birthday being in October) and each year we would do a lot of Halloween crafts. This cheesecloth ghost project was one […]


St. Patrick’s Day Class Treat + Printable

by jessicaturner on March 10, 2015

How is it already almost St. Patrick’s Day? Also, when did St. Patrick’s Day become like Valentine’s Day and kids bring in treats? I don’t know the answer to either of these questions, but I have a quick solution to the treat dilemma. I made these adorable pirate tags (click here to download) that will […]


Thanksgiving Treat: Pirate’s Booty Turkey Snacks

by jessicaturner on November 20, 2014

This post is sponsored by Pirate’s Booty. It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a week away, isn’t it? This month is FLYING by! While Matthew was out of the country, the kids and I came up with a fun snack perfect for Thanksgiving treats at school or for a family gathering. We […]


DIY Pumpkin Snack Jars + Yummy Trail Mix Recipe

by jessicaturner on October 17, 2014

Since being introduced to Aladdin plastic mason jars earlier this year, I have found so many uses for them, but these pumpkin snack jars might be my family’s new favorite! When Aladdin contacted me about doing a sponsored Halloween post, this idea instantly popped in my head. It is easy to execute and your kids […]

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DIY: Easy Candy Corn Costume Tutorial

by jessicaturner on September 11, 2014

I was going through some old Halloween costume posts and realized I never wrote a costume tutorial for Adeline’s felt candy corn costume that she wore at 16 months. I went back to our 2012 photos and found a few in case anyone is looking to make a simple little girl costume this Halloween. Felt […]


Easy Sam I Am Costume Tutorial

by jessicaturner on September 8, 2014

Today I am delighted to share how to make an easy Dr. Seuss Sam I Am costume. I made this costume for Adeline during Dr. Seuss week at her school, but thought this tutorial was perfect to share with Halloween right around the corner. I have walked through the steps to making this costume in […]


Tutorial: No-Sew Star-Bellied Sneetch Dr. Seuss Costume

by jessicaturner on September 5, 2014

For Dr. Seuss Week a few months ago, I made simple costumes for each of my kids. I decided to wait on doing tutorials until closer to Halloween. Today I wanted to share how I made a Dr. Seuss-inspired Star-Bellied Sneetch Costume for Elias. You remember The Sneetches and Other Stories, right? Such a classic! […]


Tips for Making the Quickest Scrapbook Ever

by jessicaturner on May 20, 2013

This weekend Elias had his end-of-season soccer party. I offered earlier last week to put together a little photo book for the coach. Just something simple, with a few photos of her coaching + some words. And then, I forgot about it until about 3 hours before the party. I quickly sent some photos to […]