How to Make Your Own Placemats

File this craft under ‘As easy as it gets.’ You don’t need to draw, have nice handwriting or be crafty at all to create cute and personalized placemats. It’s a good project for a rainy day, special occasions or when you want to make something fast and functional.  Now that Brady’s sitting at the dinner table, he gets a placemat. And because […]

How to Renovate Adirondack Chairs

It all started out with a Craigslist pickup gone wrong. Dun dun dun!  For months, I had been scouring Craigslist for two white rocking chairs for our front porch. I finally found two, selling for $75, so I arranged to pick them up from the seller. When I arrived (after an hour’s drive, mind you), he told […]

How to Make Your Own Infant Seat Cover

There’s a saying in my family that you can hear the knitting needles clicking once a baby announcement is made. When it’s my baby, you can hear the power sander and spray paint of furniture reno, but I digress. These days I’m more into sewing than knitting, so I turn to my trusty sewing machine to make crib sheets, changing pad […]

How to Sew Your Own Crib Sheets

Sewing your own crib sheets is a fun way to personalize a nursery, and they make cute gifts, too! You can make holiday sheets, or Paw Patrol sheets, or sports team sheets, and it’s cheaper to MYO than buy special bedding. If you have a sewing machine, it’s fairly easy to sew your own sheets. I promise! In fact, it’s exactly […]

How to Renovate a Changing Table or Dresser

When I was pregnant with Brady, pregnancy hormones brought out the most intense nesting instincts in me {thus the blog name!}. Once the nausea and fatigue wore off, I had what can only be described as manic energy. Sounds nice, right? From the moment I woke up until minutes before bed, I thought about how to prepare for […]

Sewing a Changing Pad Cover

This changing pad cover is a quick project. My favorite kind! The best part is being able to choose your own fabric. There are so many adorable fabrics out there, yet I’m usually underwhelmed by the baby linens sold in stores. And hey, as long as you’re going to be changing hundreds of diapers here, why not love the view?  If you have […]

Hydrangea Spring Wreath

spring wreath monogram hydrangea

As much as I loved having Cookie Monster on our door, adulthood beckoned. We needed a fresh new look for spring, and I’d been lusting over some hydrangea wreaths on Etsy and Pottery Barn. I was excited to try my own! I’ve listed out my steps below. A note about the monogram: Once I finished arranging the flowers around the wreath, […]

How to Make a Cookie Monster Wreath

This wreath started as an afterthought – I wanted to use up leftover fabric from the Cookie Monster rug – and quickly turned into my favorite project! I love making wreaths, so I jumped at the chance to create something unique for Baby’s Cookie Monster-themed 1st birthday party. I have to say, this wreath really boosted the curb appeal […]

Cookie Monster Rug

My baby had his first birthday party last month, and it was Cookie Monster themed. The funny thing about 1st birthday themes is that they are totally parent-chosen. 12-month-olds don’t really have opinions yet (…laughing at how much this has changed in just the last month), no obvious favorite characters, etc. Baby does love his milk.  Dad does make a […]