The Bookworm’s Bookmark

Ribbon Bookmark

For those of you who know me, you know that I am a big time book lover. When I was younger, I couldn’t even leave the house without grabbing a book to go. It didn’t matter if we were going to the dentist’s office, the grocery store or a volleyball[Read more]

Mason Jar Magic

Mason Jar Magic

Since wedding planning I have been looking for more ways to use mason jars. Centerpieces from the reception have now found themselves a home throughout our apartment. I want to show you another way to dress up a mason jar! These adorable candle holders were used at our the rehearsal[Read more]

Christmas Crafting

DIY Bracelets

~”Oh the weather outside is frightful but craft time is so delightful!”~ When we are not preparing the holiday meals, us Nelsen’s enjoy some crafting during Christmastime. This year Alex brought some beadwork with her so that we could all make bracelets together.  Initially, we thought we would just be[Read more]

Wedding Edition: Mason Jars

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Another project done! I said I would come back with my mason jars tinted and I did! I was pretty excited about starting this project because I knew once I did it I would have half of my centerpieces done. To find out the best way to go about tinting[Read more]

Campfire Fun…

Once all of your rocks are done (I think we counted 14 or so rocks of varying sizes), then you are ready to sew your rocks into a circle.  By sewing them together, you will save yourself a lot of trouble when pulling it out to play.  I just connected them by stitching them together end to end.  And then you are finished and ready to gather around your campfire for story time.

Some of my favorite summertime memories revolve around the campfire.  From singings songs at camp to toasting s’mores in the backyard, a campfire always brings people together.  This summer KidZone – Kearney Area Children’s Museum is once again providing an assortment of fun day camps for kids ages 4-7.  Even[Read more]

DIY Apartment Life: Grocery Bag Organizer

Grocery Bag Organizer

For those of you who know our family, you may have noticed that we enjoy changing up our surroundings on a regular basis.  I am not quite sure why we feel the need to renovate, paint, or move furniture so frequently, but I do know that Alex, Mackenzie, and I[Read more]