Ugly Duckling Vintage Pattern Series: Modern Vintage Bubble Romper

Oh my friends, how I triple heart today’s post. Which by the way, is brought to you by the lovely ladies over at SimpleSimonandCo. They asked me if I’d like to participate in their Ugly Duckling Pattern Series where they ask bloggers to take an ugly, old pattern and modernize it making it something you’d actually want to wear…or sew for that matter! As you know my love for all things vintage I, of course, said yes. I have a ridiculous amount of vintage patterns, I just can’t help buying every single one I come into contact with, it’s a sickness I tell ya. Now, y’all know I have an affinity for children’s clothing. So how could I not makeover a children’s garment? Here is the one I chose for today’s challenge…
Ugly Duckling VIntage Pattern Blog Series
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Bento Lunch Ideas: Week 10

Really cute Bento Lunch Ideas

You guys, we started the littles soccer season last week. And since I have my oldest two in soccer it means I really have to psych myself up for the season. Don't get me wrong I love soccer. I mean, loooooove soccer. Both Clif and I played when we were younger so we do really like it. It's just that with our crazy work … Continue Reading...

Spring Chick Push-Up Pops

Spring Chicks Push-Up Pops using Pillsbury's New Bold Funfetti Cake Mix and Frosting Line

With Chicago finally getting a dose of Spring weather (hey, we got up to 70 degrees on Saturday…although now it looks as if we may see a bit of snow this week, bummer!) I thought it would be fun to make some happy treats for my littles in the form of Spring Chicks to celebrate getting outside to play. And even happier that … Continue Reading...

The Pigeon Party

Mo Willem's Pigeon Party

Over here in the Smashed Peas household we just love every book that Mo Willems writes. He has a lifetime fan in all of us through and through. I think the most loved books of all are his Pigeon books. There is just something that my littles (and me, me, me!) just love about that silly little Pigeon and his Duckling friend. … Continue Reading...

Project Kid: Book Review and Giveaway

Project Kid Book Review

Can I tell y'all how excited I am to share this book with you today? Amanda Kingloff, former lifestyle director at Parents magazine, put together a new book called Project Kid which is a bold new book full of smarter crafting that takes creating projects with kids to a whole new level. If you have littles, you will … Continue Reading...

Wine and Cheese Crafternoon Party and a Chinet® Giveaway

Wine and Cheese Crafternoon Party

So I hosted a fun get together at my house recently. I called it a "Wine and Cheese Crafternoon." Sounds catchy, huh? I came up with the idea as I wanted a reason to get a few of my crafty friends together to chit-chat and create minus our littles as it's pretty tough to get to do any type of crafting with kids and, since … Continue Reading...

Bento Lunch Ideas: Week 9

Simple and Healthy Bento Lunch Ideas

Here is a peek at my littles' bento lunches from last week. Still making them healthy and simple so they continue to be easy to make and fun to eat! I have been loving buying mini apples at our local Trader Joe's lately. They are the perfect size for school lunches and particularly for Oliver as he is in a total 'eat 1/4 of … Continue Reading...

Foam Board Letter Tiles Tutorial

How to Make Foam Board Letter Tiles

This is a sponsored post for the Elmer’s “Crafty Mamas” Blogger Crew. I have received compensation for this post, but the ideas and opinions are , as always, 100% my own!If you have a Preschooler, Kindergartener, or a First grader in school this year like me then you might be trying to come up with fun ways for them to … Continue Reading...

Instacraft Book Review and Giveaway

Instacraft Book Review

I'm excited to share with you today a review and giveaway for a pretty cool new craft book that is out in bookstores now! Instacraft by Alison Caporimo is a new full-color book that offers 50 simple projects for adorable gifts, decor, and more that are perfect for a new crafter or a pro. I am just loving this book because … Continue Reading...

A Few Fun Facts About Easter

Easter Infographic

With Easter coming up next month, I thought this fun infographic from World Market was pretty cool. Man, I am such a nerd for random facts! Who knew about all these fun facts about Easter eggs, candies, and unique basket fillers? Did you? What do you think? … Continue Reading...

Home Sewn: Ruffled Embroidery Hoop Laundry Bag

Ruffled Embroidery Hoop Laundry Bag

I am so excited to be a part of the Home Sewn series that my friend, Susan, is doing over at her blog Living with Punks. I just love Susan and feel like I've known her forever. She has such a great eye for decorating, have you seen her little girl's room? It is so awesomely well done that I want to live in there! Susan … Continue Reading...

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