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 […]


Tutorial: 10 Minute Crazy Hat

by jessicaturner on April 3, 2013

A few weeks ago, Elias had crazy hat day at school for Dr. Seuss week. Monday night I had plans of scrounging up something, but I fell asleep with a migraine at 7:30. Tuesday morning I had to leave an hour earlier than normal for a work meeting. Matthew said, “can you do something quick […]

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Easy Craft: Mod Podge Door Monogram

by jessicaturner on March 11, 2013

Decorating our new home has been a slow process. Our old condo was so tiny, there wasn’t a lot of opportunity for decorating. Now that we have a little more space, I am having so much fun getting creative. Adeline used to share a room with Elias and I didn’t invest in anything special decoration-wise […]


Tutorial: Kid’s Soda Bottle Jet Pack

by jessicaturner on November 15, 2012

Last weekend I finally took 30 minutes to make Elias a jet pack inspired by one on Pinterest. Unfortunately, the link is dead for the one I pinned and it has no instructions, so I thought I would write some of my own. Already, this little project has give him hours of creative expression – […]


Wonder Woman Costume Tutorial

by jessicaturner on October 5, 2012

For Elias’s superhero birthday party, I made a Wonder Woman costume for Adeline. It was inspired by this Wonder Woman costume picture on Pinterest. Here are the steps to make this easy and adorable Wonder Woman costume. Supplies Wonder Woman onesie 6-9 yards of blue tulle (the more tulle you buy, the fluffier the skirt […]