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 […]


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 – […]