hi. my page is getting a quick update this evening. Please pardon my dust.


spring mint cookies

Remember a month or so ago, when I used smooth and melties as gorgeous mint-green brownie filling? Well, I had all the non-green candies left over and wondered what to do with them. I thought they might look cute and be yummy in the center of some butter cookies. Then I ate all the leftover …

Read more


Fun and Yummy Gelatin Easter Eggs!

Today, I get to show you the first project I shared as a contributor at Somewhat Simple. I know I am cutting it close by posting all my Easter egg projects this week, but it’s not Easter yet! Actually, this fun project for the kiddos would be just as fun after Easter because you could …

Read more


Mr and Mrs Easter Egg Head

Are you ready for Easter? Have you decorated Easter eggs, yet? For those of you saying, “Oh, crap” right now, I have a quick and amazingly fun project for you… Mr. and Mrs. Easter Egg Head! Seriously, these cute little egg ladies and gentlemen couldn’t be easier with the help of your Silhouette machine. All …

Read more

Grow your google +

As bloggers we are talking a lot about the demise of organic reach on facebook. Do you know what that actually means?  When you like a page on facebook, you might assume that everything the author of that page posts will show up in your news feed, just like everything your friends post shows up …

Read more


Learn to knit III: practice and a knit dishcloth for beginners

I have finally finished my first knitting project! I made a dishcloth using only the skills I showed off in my last knitting post. You might be thinking that since I really just made a really big swatch, I didn’t learn anything new. You would be wrong, my friend. I learned how to knit something start …

Read more


Peanut Butter Bunny Squares

Easter is coming, y’all. I was thinking about making some Easter treats the other day when I spied my son’s graham crackers. I buy him the honey grahams from Annie’s Homegrown. I am not feeding him cookies if they are organic, right? Besides, it is so cute when he asks for “bunnies”.  Now I don’t …

Read more


Reverse appliqué pattern weights

I have a hoarding problem. I hoard fonts. I binge download them. I have many of them memorized. I have a typography obsession. So when I found a single fat quarter of this fun sewing typography fabric, I knew I had to turn it into pattern weights for my super-sewer package pal Stephanie from Swoodson …

Read more


My package pal is awesome!

Last Friday I showed you what I sent my package pal, Stephanie from Swoodson Says. I also said I would pop over the weekend to show you what she sent me. Well, we got attacked by a nasty little spring virus and it didn’t get done. The good news is that we are all feeling …

Read more


Monday Mess Movement: Tiny Sidekick

Welcome back to the Monday Mess Movement, where your favorite bloggers proudly display their messy side. Today, Corey from Tiny Sidekick is sharing an all-out messy confession! Hi there! I’m Corey from TinySidekick and excited to be here today to share the mess that is my everyday. Is that weird? That I’m excited about this? …

Read more


Gift for a sewist, i.e. my package pal

Do y’all remember last fall when I participated in a crafty package exchange through C.R.A.F.T? (By the way, Jamie of C.R.A.F.T. just had a new baby, pop on by and congratulate her, okay!) No big deal if you don’t. you can read about it here, and here. I had so much fun making a new blog friend, …

Read more


The easy way to make a dog-shaped cake

Y’all getting sick of dog party ideas yet? Either way, this is the final post about YMGP’s dog-themed second birthday party. And it might just be the most important post… the cake. I dapple in cake decorating. I am not really any good. I love to do it, but not enough to practice when I …

Read more


Monday Mess Movement featuring The Pretty Pickle

ITS BACK! I am so sorry that I let MMM slide for a month or so. I had a little trouble keeping up with all the guest posts. I hope it will be a little more sustainable (and I a little more organized) this time around… I guess it just goes with the messy territory! …

Read more


BEE-utiful spring wreath

Yesterday, I opened facebook, and realized everyone was a-buzz with the first day of spring. Oops. I fully intended to tell you about this adorable spring wreath on the first day of spring… but I thought that was today. Fail. Oh well. If you’ve been around a while you will remember that I refashioned a …

Read more


Cardboard box dog house

My little man’s second birthday was a couple weeks ago. When I was planning his dog-themed party, I was having a hard time coming up with an activity that 2-year-olds would actually do.  When I came up with the idea to make dog houses out of cardboard boxes, I thought it was genius. Toddler’s love …

Read more



Its an exciting day at The Experimental Home! Today I am publishing my FIRST post as the kid’s crafts contributor at Somewhat Simple! I am so excited and nervous all at the same time! Curious what I am sharing? Only YMGP’s favorite mama-made activity EVER! Seriously, he played with these gelatin eggs for over an …

Read more


This post is brought to you by the color green!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Are you wearing green today? I hope so… or else! Ha.  Did you know green is my favorite color? Specifically, apple or spring green. I don’t think there is anything more cheery than the colors of springtime. Since today is a day centered around my favorite color, I thought I would …

Read more


My Mom’s guacamole

My Mom loves to tell this story of me as a little girl, a little girl who loved her Mommy’s guacamole. Me: “Mommy, do we have any guacas?” Mom: “Any what?” Me: “Guacas, you know, so we can make guacamole!” When I told my husband that I was sharing my Mom’s guacamole recipe, he was …

Read more


Dog party decorations: the return of Sparky

Do you guys remember Sparky the dog from the invitations I made to my son’s 2nd birthday party? No? Okay, go check him out here… I’ll wait! I designed Sparky for YMGP’s party and he found his way into the dog party decorations in many ways. Sparky became a banner, a sign, and the inspiration …

Read more


You’re invited to a dog party!

My little boy just turned two. Seriously, where did the time go?  Even as a big, grown up, two-year-old, YMGP’s most favoritest thing is still dogs. He yells for his dog to come into his room every morning. He repeats, “Bye dog-dog” for the first 10 minutes or so after leaving the house. He gets super-excited …

Read more

Pot of Gold Giveaway

Are you lucky? I am most certainly not. I never win anything. But I enter. I cannot even tell you how many times I entered to win an HGTV dream home even though I was sure we couldn’t afford to pay the taxes on it. Luckily I never won… Okay, maybe I am lucky! Today, …

Read more