Freebies + DIY
Christmas Wreath Coffee Cozy :: Free Crochet Pattern

Christmas Wreath Coffee Cozy :: Free Crochet Pattern

I've been picking my crochet hook back up recently and thought it was about time I shared another coffee cozy pattern.  The wreath is so easy to make, and so cute to add to your crocheted pieces!  (Pssst...if you're someone who would rather buy a finished item than...

Mr. Fox Sleep Mask :: FREE Sewing Pattern + Cricut Maker File

Mr. Fox Sleep Mask :: FREE Sewing Pattern + Cricut Maker File

My kiddo is OBSESSED with wearing a sleep mask to bed every single night.  This has been going on for nearly two years now and he feels like he doesn't get enough rest if he wasn't wearing his mask. He's also equally as obsessed with foxes.  It was only natural to...

Cricut EasyPress Review + Halloween Freebie!

Cricut EasyPress Review + Halloween Freebie!

This post has been a long time coming and I'm finally here to share with you about the Cricut EasyPress (and give you a FREE Halloween cut file while I'm at it!)  Are you ready? Back when we were in Salt Lake City for Cricut's big MakeAThon, they announced three new...

I Hope.

I Hope.

The news this morning was a hard one to wake up to.  My heart hurts for the families, first responders, Las Vegas community, and our great nation.  I’ll try to keep my political opinions out of this as much as I can, but it’s pretty obvious that things like this shouldn’t continue to happen.

Cricut vs Silhouette | Which one is right for you?

Cricut vs Silhouette | Which one is right for you?

Before I start with any of this, let me give you some major disclaimers.
All machines featured in this post were given to be my their respective companies.
— I have owned a Silhouette Cameo (the original version) since 2009, so I am more familiar with the software…but I have spent A LOT of time recently using the Cricut products just so I could get an honest handle on them.  My son’s birthday party decorations, etc were 100% Cricut created, specifically for this blog post.
— All opinions are my own, and based upon my own experiences.  I’m aware your thoughts can/will be different.  And that’s okay.  These are just mine.
— There are affiliate links within this post.  

Quality People Never Fear Equality | FREE Cut File!

Quality People Never Fear Equality | FREE Cut File!

Whenever something big happens and I start to feel super sad / down / helpless, it always helps me to create something that has a positive message to it.  It might sound silly, but forcing myself to find a positive message during a less-than-positive time makes me a little more hopeful.  I wish I didn’t ever feel the need to make these things.  But here we are again.

Rebel, Rebel | Free Star Wars Cut Files!

Rebel, Rebel | Free Star Wars Cut Files!

Do you ever run into a creative block?  I do for sure.  And it’s A FREAKING BUMMER when it happens.  Like, life altering.  When I want to make something but can’t figure out what to make, it’s straight up depressing.

I went through it with these fabrics from RP Custom Fabrics.  They’re gorgeous and I wanted to do them justice.  It basically destroyed my sewjo….and then a lightbulb went off.  Star Wars.  The answer is Star Wars.  (In reality, the answer is always Star Wars.)

DIY Serving Tray Tutorial

DIY Serving Tray Tutorial

We are always looking to gift something to people that is handmade, unique, useful, and that Louis can help us with.  Since Mother’s Day was coming up, we really wanted to gift the Grandmas something that fit all of those requirements, and I think we nailed it with this one.

Want to make your own DIY Serving Tray?  We’ve got you covered! 

Irish Pixie Hat | Free Crochet Pattern!

Irish Pixie Hat | Free Crochet Pattern!

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and I’ve got a freebie crochet pattern for you!  Sure, most people want to make leprechaun hats.  But I’ve always wanted to figure out how to make a pixie hat and this sounded like a fun alternative.  Let’s hop to it!

I Have to Hand It To You | Free Valentine’s Day Card Printable!

I Have to Hand It To You | Free Valentine’s Day Card Printable!

We totally had a plan for Louis’ Valentine’s Day cards but failed to make them happen.  So last night, we went to Michaels and wracked our brains for something quick and easy we could put together for his classmates.  I don’t know why ponybead friendship bracelets are so endearing to me…they just are!  So we decided to write out each of the kiddo’s names and gift them some new fun bracelets to wear.

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Katy McKinley
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