Photo by Dauda Focus Kore on Pexels.com We recently returned from a family vacation in Florida. We drive down every year; our son was eight months old the first time we took him. The drive took about 18 hours this time, which we did in one day. We've also driven out to the east coast … Continue reading How to Pack for a Successful Road Trip with Kids
For my daughter's third birthday we had a Berenstain Bears themed party (details to come!). Today I'm going to show you how I made the Berenstain Bears Treehouse. I used tissue paper, bristol board, construction paper and brown packing paper to make it. We made a palm tree in the summer. If you want to … Continue reading Tissue Paper Treehouse
When I walked into my church library last Sunday I saw the most adorable pumpkins made from books. I love books. I LOOOOVE BOOOOKS! So much. So when I saw these adorable pumpkins I could hardly wait to get to Goodwill to pick some books to carve into pumpkins (ya, I went there). Maybe you … Continue reading Book Made into a Pumpkin
Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com Today, we're going to do another fall themed craft! This one is great for any age (if you've got enough supervision). I did it with 3 girls: my 11- and 9-year-old nieces, and my 3-year-old daughter. The short form of this post is: dump a bunch of fall leaves … Continue reading DIY Wreath Party!
Here's a quick and easy outdoor DIY game! Make it in time for your Thanksgiving get-together! Fun for all ages!
Hi, I'm Jessica! I love to craft, and to host parties (sometimes using things I've made). I want you to see that my house isn't perfect (just look in the background of some of the pictures!), my crafts aren't perfect, I make mistakes (but I can tell you how I fixed them in the tutorials!), … Continue reading About Me – September 2019
This is another teaser for my Robinson Crusoe Party! Hopefully it will get you excited about the party post which is coming soon! This week I helped plan a Woodland Theme baby shower for my sister, who is expecting her first little baby (that post will be coming shortly too), so it was a pretty … Continue reading DIY Palm Tree
I wanted to start off this post with a little chat about But First We Craft. If you're not a regular follower and would like to jump right to the craft tutorial just scroll down a bit. But if you're interested in the blog as a whole, or me, Jessica, keep reading. Ordinarily I post … Continue reading DIY Cardboard Ship’s Wheel
I've been wanting to make two things for a while now: a "Look what we made" sign with clothespins and a framed bulletin board. I've not been able to make the former because I don't have the right sized wood and I've felt like setting up the saw to cut one is an insurmountable obstacle … Continue reading DIY “Look What We Made” Sign
In this lovely, steaming hot summer weather a freezie (or a "juice pop" if you're American, or an "icy-pole" if you're Australian, or an "ice pop" or 'freeze pop" who knew there were so many names for them? Wikipedia did - thank you Wikipedia) is always a nice treat! When my kids do things it … Continue reading Freezie Holders