Boys Night Out

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

  To the moms out there – Do the words “Boys Night Out” make you freak out a little?  It makes for just about the longest day ever, right?  That early evening, pre-dinner hour hits and you know that your backup is not going to walk through the door no matter how long you hide in the pantry […]

File Folder Baby Announcement

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

No, I did not have another baby (wink), but I am a believer in making cute and equal keepsakes for all my girls, even if it takes a while.  This announcement for Grace sits on the bookcase in her room and I smile every time I look at it.  It’s busy.  It’s bright.  It has ribbon and […]

Dingy to Darling

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

Ruffles and fabric flowers are popping up everywhere.  And I needed a little something green for Olivia to wear to school on St. Patrick’s Day.  I started fooling around and I got sort of carried away.  But it’s okay because the other girls need green attire for their 10-minute preschool walk-thru in the morning.  My favorite part of […]

So Cute in Bunny Ears

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

Isn’t this the cutest hat for your littlest bunny to wear Easter morning?  I made one for each of the girls for their first Easter.  The original instruction set was in an issue of Martha Stewart’s lovely Baby magazine when Olivia was a baby (circa 2006??).  I made the first two from the sleeve of Graham’s white t-shirts, […]

Mermaids Mermaids Mermaids

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

I’m so excited to be guest blogging for Lori over at Life as Lori today.  Go check it out – I’ll be showing how to make some super cute mermaid cupcake toppers.  And, I will highlight a few other ideas from my daughter’s fourth birthday party in the next few days! <!– –>

New Year

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

Wow. I know.  I disappeared.  The Christmas projects kind of took over the last eight weeks, and then Gracie’s birthday party, too, kept the holiday chaos going strong.  Until now.  I do love the crazy, but it’s nice to breathe again. I love January.  Once the Christmas boxes are tucked safely away and the to-do lists are […]

A is for Addie.

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

My latest touch to Addie’s room. I’ve been eyeing these paper mache letters for quite a while. I have no idea what you’re supposed to do with them, but I wanted an A for Addie’s shelf. This project took me just an hour or so. I traced each side of the A onto heavy scrapbook […]

Halloween Countertop Creations

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

Olivia spotted a very sparkly, very pricey “haunted house” in a catalog a while back. I pinned up the picture with promises of making one ourselves. After painting a milk carton, a cracker box, and a couple cake boards with not-so-full-coverage paint, the wind blew them off the deck and I ran out and bought […]

Is Thanksgiving Really Next Week?

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

I’m in denial.  I just put away my Halloween decorations this afternoon.  And since the trick’o’treat bags are still overflowing with sugar, I see no reason not to share just a few more tricks from this year’s festivities. The girls helped me make these CREEPY, but delicious spiders.  If only you could have seen mom’s […]

Quietly Playing

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

When I was a little girl, I spent hours playing with a quiet book that my mom made for us.  It had felt balloons that snapped on and off strings, tiny clothes that velcroed to a clothesline, and a string of trains with buttons for wheels.  I so wish I still had that quiet book.  […]