Felicity’s One Year Old “Sunshine & Rainbows” Birthday Party

4 Months ago, we had Felicity’s One Year Birthday Party.  Since we have called her our “little sunshine” from birth, and she is our sweet little “rainbow baby,”  I decided to go with a “Sunshine & Rainbows” themed birthday party. Here are some photos from her special day… The Food Table.  Rainbow table cloth from Target. All of the Sunshine signs, posters, banners, etc I purchased from this Etsy shop. I made rainbow cupcakes for the guests, and a sun-shiny smash {Read More}

Sewing Tutorial: How to Make the BEST Burp Cloth Ever!

These are my absolute favorite burp cloths.  I have made several different varieties of burp cloths, and tweaked things here and there.   But, these are my favorite to make and use.  I have several varieties of  these my etsy shop, Zoe’s Couture Boutique. Today, I am sharing a tutorial on how to create these burp cloths.  I am including some step by step photo instructions in this post, along with {my first ever}  youtube video tutorial.   What you {Read More}

Father’s Day Candy Card {Don’t Just Pin it – DO it}

  The kids and I had so much fun today working on this fun little Father’s Day project we found on Pinterest.  We ended up combining two different cards I had pinned, AND added our own flair to it! One card idea came from THIS site.  The other one we pulled some ideas from was from HERE. My son came  up with the clever idea & line for adding the Starburst, since my husband prefers fruity candy.  We also decided {Read More}

Book Holder {Don’t Just Pin it – DO it!}

Ok! I am FINALLY getting my own post up, to link to my new weekly link-up: Don’t Just Pin it- DO it! We spent this past weekend celebrating my husbands 33rd birthday. It was a sweet, fun family weekend. We even snuck in our first alone date since Felicity’s birth as part of the celebration. That brings me to my Pinterest post for this week! I didn’t have a chance to do anything new last week- so I am posting {Read More}

Crafting With Purpose and Priorities

There are so many things I love to do.  The Lord has created me to be a person who loves to create!  It’s how I’m wired.  My problem has been that there are so many things I love to do, I want to do them ALL – but know that is just not possible.  So I struggle with finding what it is the Lord wants me to focus on. I know that He wants me to keep Him first in {Read More}

Our Advent Countdown Activity Calendar

I found this great Advent Activity Calendar on Pinterest this week and knew it was the ONE for us! The tutorial can be found HERE at The Crafting Chicks! I printed out their cute numbers from their site for mine.  Everything else on mine is a tad different.  I couldn’t find the library envelopes they suggested, so I made my own out of sparkly Christmas cardstock! Here is our version: Oh, be sure to wave “hi” to my kitty, Lucy. {Read More}

November News

I’ve been so busy working on my new blog design this month I haven’t found much time to post!  However, working on all of the behind the scenes stuff makes me want to get to the fun part – writing! If you are viewing this post on my actual blog page right now,  you will notice things are VERY different around here.  You will also notice that I am not finished.   Like that ‘fun’ peachy/pink stripe border on the {Read More}

Pinterest Productivity

 Alright, raise your hand if you are totally digging Pinterest! Ok hands down.  Oh.My.Goodness.  Is it not just about the best website ever invented?!  Seriously.  If you are not on it, you are totally missing out. Might I go as far as to say that (*gasp*) it’s even better than facebook?!  Ok, ok, maybe that is a little harsh.  I mean, they are two totally different animals. I guess what I mean about comparing it to Facebook is that unlike {Read More}

Celebrating Easter – Easter Mountain

This week, I will be reposting some ideas from past blog posts – to give you some great ideals for celebrating a Christ-centered Easter!  The kids and I will be spending the week with these fun-Christ-centered activities as we turn our focus to the awesome gift of Christ’s death and resurrection – to pay the price for OUR sin!!! {Photo Credit: DesigingGod.org} This first activity comes from Noel Piper’s book, Treasuring God in Our Traditions!  She just has some wonderful Christ-centered {Read More}

Easter/Springtime Crafts

Here are a the kids creations today!  We found these crafts at the DLTK website. Here is Zoe making her Spring Flower Basket And here is her finished project…. And here is Trevor’s creation.  This was also from dltk, but it had a bunny on it.  We decided to make it with a cross instead . Trevor also wrote 2 Cor. 5:21 on it, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might {Read More}

Get Blogging

I either need to start blogging on this blog or give it up for good!!  And I am not ready to give it up, so I guess I better start blogging!!  🙂 So,  September.  Wow, what do I even say.  It was a wild month.  I think if I even began to list all that I did in September,  I would give you – and myself – a headache.  So I will just say, it was busy…extremely busy… the end. {Read More}

Remedy for Boring Composition Books

  I love a good deal!  Trevor needed composition books for his schoolwork this year, and I picked some up for only $0.50!  Love it!  However, those things are u.g.l.y.  Seriously!  So, to spruce it up a little, we added some Spiderman wrapping paper and wow, what a difference! Best of all, it was so simple to do!  To make your own stylin’ composition book, here is what you will need: composition book Mod Podge sponge brush favorite wrapping paper {Read More}

What Can You Do With a T-Shirt?

          I decided to join in on the fun little summer craft-along over at Brassy Apple! I usually use patterns when I sew, and I hate using patterns!  I would so much rather just sew something, and have it turn out wonderful!! 🙂  But I always hesitate at actually attempting this! Anyway,  this first challenge was to create something out of a t-shirt.  SO, I decided to create a new dress for Zoe out of one of {Read More}