Look What I Made! Link Party #179

Craft and Recipe Link Party

Welcome back to another fun week! After having to cancel the linky party for several weeks, the number of participants really dropped off, which I knew would happen. I was worried that no one would join me again if I started back up, but the numbers are slowly starting to climb back up. Hooray!! I […]

French Doors in My Entry!

French Doors Before and After

There are so many home improvement projects going on at my house right now that it is getting laughable. New couches are being built, new carpet has been ordered, beadboard has been hung, walls are being painted, furniture is being sanded, stained, and painted, lights are being installed. Amidst all that chaos, we did actually manage to finish […]

Cherry Nut Zucchini Bread {Recipe}

Cherry Nut Zucchini Bread

Apparently we are big fans of zucchini bread, because this Cherry Nut Zucchini Bread is the ninth variation that I’ve posted. I’d better hurry up and come up with another one so I can make it an even 10. LOL! I bet this zucchini bread doesn’t taste like any zucchini bread you’ve ever tried before. It just […]

Look What I Made! Linky Party #178


We are in the process of making some big changes around our house. Rachel’s room is almost finished (woohoo), we are getting new carpet, and we are getting new furniture in our family room. Our cream colored carpet is 16 years old, and it is way beyond the time that we should have replaced it. The […]

Cinnamon Chip Toffee Oatmeal Cookies


When I was a kid, the only kind of oatmeal cookies I liked were the ones with chocolate chips in them. But as an adult, I am now open to more varieties of oatmeal cookies, and I actually have fun coming up with different cookie recipes. These Cinnamon Chip Toffee Oatmeal Cookies are my latest […]

Tiny Ruffle Skirt Tutorial

Tiny Ruffle Skirt Tutorial ~ Creations by Kara

Thankfully, despite the influence of four older brothers, Rachel still likes to dress like a girly girl. So ruffles are a must! I love sewing skirts because not only are they stinking cute, they are easy to sew. I came up with a pattern for this tiny ruffle skirt after seeing something similar in a […]

Look What I Made! #177

Hello my lovelies! I have not been posting much here on the blog, but I am working on several projects that I can’t wait to show you! We finished adding the trim to Rachel’s reading nook, so now all I have to do is caulk. Her room is going to be so awesome, and I […]

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies {with Pudding}


I’ve been making these pudding chocolate chip cookies for decades, and I’m not sure why I’ve never shared the recipe before. They are so yummy! Adding pudding mix makes for extra soft chocolate chip cookies that have great flavor. My mom once told me she calls these her “no-fail” cookies, because they turn out soft, […]