1 Valentine 3 Ways + Printable

1 Valentine 3 Ways + Printable By: NotSoIdleHands

Hey all. I am so excited to now be a part of Somewhat Simple's contributor team now! Hop on over there to check out my very first post {shiny & new} and give some love. You can also get the awesome free printables there. See you there! Have fun! Also, you can get the bottles and paper bags I used in our Etsy Shop! … [Read more...]

18 Easy Sewing Projects for Kids, Teens, and Tweens

18 Easy Sewing Projects for Kids, Teens, and Tweens @NotSoIdleHands.com

  Right now the days are still chilly and sometimes the kiddos can't get out to play and burn off energy {and give mom some quiet time}. So, we have been busy hunting down more sewing projects that my older 2 girlies can busy themselves with at times when their hands are "Not So Idle." I posted these ideas here last year and they have been great at the times when kiddos get bored … [Read more...]

2 Bite Valentine’s Cheesecake In A Jar

2 Bite Valentine's Cheesecakes In A Jar By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Valentine's Day is coming soon and I wanted to make a little treat that would be cute and yummy! Well, since I just LoVe cheesecake, I thought that would be a great treat to pop into some adorable teeny jars and spread some love around. Plus, I also just LoVe these itty bitty Weck jars {here in my Etsy Shop} and am always looking for a way to use them! You'll Need: For the filling 1~ 8 oz … [Read more...]

Get Your Kids to Do Chores & Make It Last!

Get Your Kids to Do Chores & Make It Last! @NotSoIdleHands.com

All parents know the struggle {and if you've never been there....I want your kids to come hang out with mine!}: How the heck do you get those cute kiddos of yours to help out with the household chores without a fight....or at least no bloodshed? It's so stinking hard just to get the kids to go do the chores and when they even comply, they don't complete them the right way....and so you have to … [Read more...]

Repurposed Old T~Shirts Into Shopping Bags

Repurposed Old T~Shirts Into Shopping Totes By: NotSoIdleHands.com

*I was looking through my old {yes, super old} posts, and came across this gem! I sooooooooo need to make more of these, so I thought I would share the tutorial again in case you missed it.* Hello all! Thanks for all of your sweet comments......I LOVE 'em!!! But, for now, on with the post. Sorry about the weird looking pics. I am finally able to post something for freecycle friday!! … [Read more...]

Kids Winter Fun~Simple & Colorful Ice Ornaments

Kids Winter Fun~Simple & Colorful Ice Ornaments @NotSoIdleHands.com

We've had some pretty chilly weather here lately and have a lot of white snowy landscape around as a result. The girls and I have been wanting to try something and this has been the perfect climate to hang some pretty colorful jeweled ice ornaments a midst all the white. These are super easy and fun for little ones to do as well. You'll need: Paper cups ~ These ones were 5 oz size Food … [Read more...]

Cute and Quick Color Block Kraft Notebook

Cute and Quick Color Block Kraft Notebook @NotSoIdleHands.com

I know that this is the time to make resolutions and keeping a journal is one of mine {reliably, this time I hope}. A few months back my friend asked if I could help think up a cute way the young women could dress up these kraft notebooks at girl's camp....fairly easily and with not too many supplies required. So, this is what I came up with....cute and easy polka dot notebooks. You … [Read more...]

Cheater’s Guide For Eliminating Holiday Clutter~ADHD Friendly Too!

Cheater's Guide For Eliminating Holiday Clutter~ADHD Friendly Too! @NotSoIdleHands.com

If you're anything like us over here, you might still be swimming in all that clutter from Christmas. We still have wrapping paper out, brand new out~of~the~box gifts {played with once}, Christmas decorations {partially put away}, and mountains of laundry {yes, not necessarily Christmas related...but still}. I'm not the most organized person, but since I have ADHD I've always had to be creative … [Read more...]