Monthly Archives: August 2013

First Day of Homeschool…

This was my debut week of homeschooling. I wanted to keep things on the norm, so keeping with tradition, we printed out our “First Day” signs from Little Bitty Design Studio.

Here’s Jacks overdoing it…
first day of school printables Savannah rolling with it…
freebie first day of school printables Annie not cooperating with it…
first day of school printables All together now…
first day of school printables first day of school printables
It’s going to be a great year!!

Baking Cup Party Lights…

Like many of my ideas, this one has been swimming around in my head for quite a while.  I don’t know what has taken me so long to do up this post, because the whole idea is super easy! It literally took me 5 minutes to do. You know those really cute baking cups?  I had some mismatched ones just sitting in my cabinet. There were too few to use for a party, so I embellished a string of indoor lights and created this fun party accessory! baking cup string lights

camping lights

What you’ll need:

  • Baking cups
  • Indoor mini string lights
  • Awl or other pointy object of similar diameter.

baking cup party lights for camping


Using the awl, poke a hole in the center of all the baking cups.
Do not make the hole too big, or the baking cup will fall off.
Insert lights into baking cups.
Plug in and party on!

baking cup string lights

Obviously, these are a little off center, but they still got the job done.

cupcake liner party lights

camping party lights

baking cup string lights

cupcake liner string lights

I love these for a patio party or how fun would these be to take on a camping trip?

God’s Eye Cake Topper…

When I was pulling ideas for Jackson’s living room camp out party, I scoured Pinterest for cake inspiration. Almost every camp out party had the same campfire cake. It was really cute, but I wanted something different. Then I remembered these God’s eyes I used to make when I was kid. Do you remember making these? I made mine at Vacation Bible School, but I know others that made them at camp. The story goes that the four points represent earth, fire, water, and air. Traditionally, they are created to mark a celebration or a blessing.  I think that’s a perfect fit for camp out birthday cake!

god's eye cake topper

If you’ve never made a God’s eye, watch this tutorial. It’s been a while since I made one and this helped as a refresher. It’s a just a series of over and under weaving. You can get as intricate as you like, but I kept it simple.

god's eye cake topper

You will need:

  • Variegated yarn
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Scissors

God's Eye Cake Topper 


  • Watch the video tutorial.
  • Cut skewers to desired lengths. Leave one short, one long.
  • Tie the two skewers together and knot.
  • Begin weaving over and under.
  • When finished, wrap yarn around your stopping point about 4-5 times.
  • Thread tail of yarn through one of the wraps you just made.
  • Secure with a knot and trim excess yarn.