A few years ago you were the one scoffing when you realized you were sitting next to the baby that was screaming waiting at the gate — and now the tables are turned. As you prepare to take an unpredictable toddler on an airplane during nap time and you pray to God she doesn’t scream the whole time, what are some tricks to make it all go smoother? Well, I’m here to give you 5 tips to fly with a toddler just a little more awesome! I promise! It doesn’t have to be stressful or overwhelming if you plan ahead. *This… Read More
Have you ever been working on a room makeover and thought to yourself, “Self, we need to add a little pizazz to that window, but how?!” Well, I have the answer! Here’s the truth… My family owns a large senior living facility and I grew up with my mom making new curtains and cornice boards for all the windows in the building every few months it seemed. So in my head, I always imagined cornice boards are for old ladies. That was the only place I ever saw them. Well, I’m here to tell you otherwise. When we started designing… Read More
Decorating for every season and holiday — you either do it or you don’t. I’m a don’t person. Besides Christmas, I tend to ignore changing out the decor around our home because the thought overwhelms me. Well, this year I am determined to change. I want to celebrate the changing seasons and not just pretend they don’t exist just because my kids don’t know how to read a calendar. So we’re starting the year off with a good start and today I’m excited to show you how to make this easy DIY XO Valentine decor. Be sure to stick around… Read More
Do you remember standing against the door jam thinking tall hoping to get that extra little height so you could tell your friends how tall you are? And then one day your family moves. Goodbye growth chart. Goodbye memories. So, now it’s time to start tracking your kiddos. And what do you do? Rather than worrying about moving someday and having to leave the history behind, let’s make a growth chart that can go wherever you go and you can always look back and say to your kiddo “remember that summer where you shot up EIGHT INCHES?!” Or maybe that… Read More
I’m so excited to have my friend, Emily, sharing here today all about how to jumpstart your day. Emily has a real knack for organization and systems and I wish I was even half as organized as she is. Especially living life with two littles now, my free time is rare and I keep falling asleep at night feeling like I accomplished nothing. So discouraging! I’m ready to conquer tomorrow with these new tips in mind to jumpstart my day. So take it away Emily… Hey there, A Crafted Passion readers! I’m Emily from The Small Stuff Counts and I’m delighted… Read More
Most Popular Posts of 2016 on A Crafted Passion 10. Tips to Throw a Backyard Bridal Shower This post was a throwback to my best friends bridal shower in 2013, but I had so much fun reliving the shower and sharing all the details with you. Plus, her elopment pictures at City Hall are gorgeous!!
Are you looking for a change but not sure where to start? I was too! Leading up to the end of 2016, we kept hearing about this gig called Whole 30 all over the place but didn’t know what the heck it was or what all the hype was about. Well, one year ago my husband and I committed to doing the Whole 30 and it may have been one of the best decisions for our health ever and I seriously think everyone needs to do it! It isn’t just some weird fad or some magic pills to take —… Read More