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
At Goodwill three weeks ago my son found an illustrated easy-read chapter book version of Robinson Crusoe. He asked for it - begged me for it actually - and I bought it. After all, it was only $1.50, we're trying to encourage reading, and he's obsessed with Swiss Family Robinson. I figured that since both … Continue reading Burlap Hat
My daughter is four now. She's tall for her age and she's super into climbing and jumping and rolling...and wearing dresses through it all (as you can see in the picture above). When it was winter and she had tights on underneath it wasn't such a big deal. When she was little and in diapers … Continue reading Don’t Throw Out Leggings with Holes in the Knee Anymore!
When I first began using adhesive vinyl decals on mugs and glasses (or the nightmare of a Baby's First Christmas ornament I made for my nephew) I found it very difficult to make things straight. They would always fall down to the sides, or the letters would have bumps in them. Well, now I've figured … Continue reading How to Apply Vinyl Decals on Glass
I've mentioned before that we're homeschooling. This is our first year and I love it, but it definitely comes with its challenges. There's no shortage of ways to fill my time: cleaning, laundry, cooking, cleaning, teaching, reading, cleaning, snuggling, preparing, cleaning and on and on. Sometimes it gets overwhelming. Sometimes I just have trouble remembering … Continue reading DIY Dry Erase Sign From a Picture Frame