Four kids (ages 10, 8, 6, and 4) call me Mom.

We recently moved back to our home state of South Dakota.

We were ex-pats for the past 14 years. Three of the kids were born in China and the 4th in Belgium. I love being part of an international community where we all have different experiences and backgrounds, and a respect for and curiosity about other cultures.

Emily dressed as a witch
I sewed my own “glamorous Halloween Witch” costume!

You’ve heard of the Five Love Languages, right? (It applies for all relationships, including friends and family). I thrive on words of affirmation, and acts of service and receiving gifts (the love, thoughtfulness and effort behind the gift are what really counts, not the money spent on it) are pretty awesome too. The projects I share with you are almost always meant to be given to someone. You can show someone you care through these small acts of giving and kindness; in return, you will receive words of affirmation for your effort!

Have you heard the phrase “you can change the world through crafting“? When I first heard it, I thought it was absolutely ridiculous. What, are we seriously going to achieve world peace through crafting? Not likely.

However, we can spread kindness through crafting. We can show someone we care and bring a little more joy into their day. They’ll most likely pass on a little of that joy and kindness, and if those small joys and kindnesses multiply, it will help steer the world towards a better place.

My husband filled out this form. I prefer this job description to SAHM.

At school, I’m known as Super Mom because I make unique costumes, craft projects, and Team Minor clothes.

The other moms often ask me how I do it; they say they only have one or two kids and they barely keep up.

My answer: I find the easiest, quickest, and most economical way! I’m not afraid to ask for help and I’m quick to share my knowledge. I love creating!

I enjoy teaching, and giving others the motivation and confidence to create too. Creativity builds imagination and that just can’t be encouraged enough, in my opinion.

Costumes (and everything that goes along with them) are some of my favorite projects, but I love all types of crafts. I make things as easy as possible by cutting on my Cricut.

Not everyone has one of those fancy cutting machines, so I also make many of my projects able to be hand-cut. You don’t have to be creative to be able to craft!

So please, join me in my DIY crafting! I hope you enjoy the easy DIY projects shared. Join my newsletter to have access to the project files.

If you make a project, please tag me on Instagram or leave a comment on the post.! (It’s those words of affirmation that encourage me to make more stuff to share!)