12 Awesome TV Gallery Walls

12 Awesome TV Gallery Walls | byDawnNicole.com

In my post yesterday, I shared my DIY Jumbo Wall Art Chalkboard-Style Wood Sign. It will become part of our TV Gallery Wall. I searched online for inspiration and thought it would be fun to share the 12 Awesome TV Gallery Walls I’ve gathered. A TV is a bit of an eyesore, but I’m the […]

My Favorite Packaged Snacks for Kids {Without HFCS, GMOs, or Artificial Anything!}

My Favorite Packaged Snacks for Kids

While we try to focus on whole foods, sometimes the convenience of packaged foods win. It’s undeniably great with kids…especially when you’re busy and on-the-go. We just replace the typical kid snacks with a healthier version. And no, we don’t give them Jelly Beans or Toaster Pastries daily…even the organic ones! If you came to […]

DIY {Painted} Halloween Mugs

Did you know I’m a Halloween baby?  Well, not so much the baby part anymore, I suppose.  I’ll be 31 years old on the 31st this year.  Something my 4 year old loves to remind me.  I’m pretty sure that when I was little, I thought Halloween meant everyone was throwing a party for my […]

$5 Pattern Sale at You Can Make This: The Lyla Dress (and many more!)

I’m participating in the $5 Deals Summer Sale over at YouCanMakeThis.com.   Now through June 12th, you can get my Lyla Dress e-pattern for just $5!  (Click the link to go to the page where it’s on sale). More details on the Lyla Dress Pattern below the picture… The Lyla Dress is a sweet tea-length […]

The “Lis” Dress

Now that I have a Serger, I wanted to make this dress again since technically you should serge around the neck and sleeves, but I made it last season by just zigzag stitching the edges and it held up with little fraying after washing/drying. You can find my original version and review of this Juvie […]

Patterns to Love: V & Co.’s “The Abby Tote”

How much do you love this bag?  When I saw the pattern online it immediately jumped to the top of my to do list.  And I had just enough of the Premier Designs Chevron Decorator weight fabric leftover from Quinn’s Nursery to make it. Here’s a pic of the original that caught my eye (on […]

Pattern Review: Sophie’s Vintage Sunsuit by Haute Diggity

I originally saw this pattern on Pinterest and had to move it to the top of my sewing to-do list.   It’s so sweet, unique, and retro. Seriously, how adorable is this sun suit?                                           […]

Alphabet Wall Art (Pottery Barn Inspired)

You might remember this House Rules Painting Upcycle I did a while back.  I was never totally happy with the finish that hand painting the black gave it and I always wished I’d used spray paint.  Well, problem solved.  I decided earlier this week I wanted to make the kids an alphabet themed piece of […]

Quinn’s Nursery Reveal

As many of you know, we’re set to welcome our third and final baby in less than 2 weeks and I’ve been posting tutorials and sneaks peeks on my Facebook page of her nursery but it is now totally complete and it’s time to share the final reveal! That’s it!  Below I’ll get into prices and/or […]

President’s Day Weekend Fun

People always ask how I find time to craft/sew/blog as a mom of two toddlers.  As a general rule, I only craft during the week and reserve weekends for focusing on family time.  I don’t post a whole lot on our day-to-day lives, mostly because we live in a small town and there’s not too […]

Chloé’s Birthday Round-Up

Chloe’s not a fan of being around a bunch of people lately (she clings to me) and we don’t live near family so for her 2nd birthday this past week we opted to do a little birthday celebration at home with just the four of us!  Maybe next year we’ll throw a big party since […]

Patterns to Love: Izzy & Ivy Designs Jack ‘N Jill Hat

I’m a big hat person and when I saw this pattern for the Jack ‘N Jill Hat by Izzy & Ivy I had to buy it.  I love that you can make a version for a girl or a boy.  I’m planning to make a muslin version for my son for this summer. The boys […]

Spring Flowers Wreath

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I love black and white with pops of bright colors.  The tulle was an afterthought when I ran out of ribbon.  Sure, it gives it a bit of an 80s vibe but I kind of love the 80s. What You’ll Need: 12″ Styrofoam Wreath Form One Spool of Wide Ribbon 2 Coordinating Fabrics Tulle (about […]

The Chloé Dress (My first Guest Post tutorial!)

Yesterday, I guest posted for the first time on the Whimsy Couture Blog, sharing my tutorial for the The Chloé Dress. This was also Whimsy Couture’s first time having a guest poster on her blog.  I’m so honored she contacted me to do so.   Denise makes amazing e-patterns, many of which are very beginner friendly. […]

Valentine’s Felt Heart Garland

Today I’m sharing this sweet, simple felt heart garland. This garland was something I saw on Pinterest.  The pictures make for pretty good instructions but the site is in Chinese and doesn’t have actually instructions, even when you translate it so I made a very similar one with some basic instructions.  Here is the Pinterest […]