Pallie Mae’s Little Handmade Things

Hello, friends. I wanted to announce that my daughter, Paloma, is opening a little online shop of her lovely handmade dolls and accessories. Paloma is 14 years old, and has a gift for making everything she touches beautiful. She is constantly drawing and sewing, making little tiny things out of clay and yarn, and she…

Creative Family Advent (25 New Traditions for This Christmas Season)

It is almost Christmastime!  I am always looking for ways to savor the season more before it slips away, truly wanting to create lasting memories with my children.  If you feel the same, this post is for you.  Here you will find 25 new family traditions for a creative Christmas season.  These are low stress,…

Creative Family Advent Printable Calendar

It’s almost December!  I made this Creative Family Advent Printable Calendar so that you can have a visual of the days ahead.  Print it out, stick it on the fridge, and stay inspired to connect with your family through art, music, brainstorming, creative writing, storytelling, and more.  If you want more details about each activity and…

Slowing Down This Christmas Season (Creative Family Advent 2018)

Christmas is coming, and I am longing to anticipate it with more wonder and joy.  With slowness and purpose, deep gratitude and a supernatural ability to see beyond the busyness into the sacred.  I want us to savor these days as a family and make memories that will last well after the childhood years have…

Super Bunny Boy, Ninja Bunnies, Baby Sisters, and Girls With Fans

Happy Leap Day!  This is a fun week from The Paper Doll Club.  For all of the little boys who have patiently endured weeks of princesses and very girly paper dolls, this week is for you!  Super Bunny Boy is a fun little guy.  I especially like his skinny rocket pjs.  Hope you will have fun coloring…

Etsy Update and Giveaway!

Hello everyone.  I have finally caught up on my special orders (message me if you have a last minute Christmas request!), and I just posted a few more things I made in my etsy shop.  Check it out by clicking the pic below.  And if you leave me a comment below on your favorite item in…

Make Something Every Day: Week 3

I love making something every day.  This has been an intense week of cleaning, sorting, changing out clothes for four children for the change of seasons, etc.  I am so happy to sit down in the evenings and crochet.  And even though there are still small fires of laundry that need to be put out,…

Make Something Every Day Continues…

I love the Make Something Every Day idea.  It might be revolutionizing my life.  This week, I spent three days cleaning out my scary laundry room (when I say scary, I mean SCARY, as any of {and ONLY} my dearest friends can tell you).  Not many people are allowed to look into this room.  I…

Make Something Every Day

Over the past two weeks, I have begun to realize how much it means to me to make things.  As a mom of four (soon to be five) very creative little people who are constantly cutting and pasting and drawing and creating huge worlds out of sheets and pillows and clean laundry, I spend a…