My 12 Favorite Projects from my first 200 Posts

I can’t believe that I posted my 200th post last week!  I started blogging in January of 2012, and I am still loving it!  (I’m also still trying to find a balance between computer time and family time–but I’ll get it figured out.)

12 Favorite Projects from my First 200 Posts on {Which is your favorite?}

In celebration of my 200th post, I searched my archives to find my twelve favorite projects from the past.  Anyone recognize these?  To my readers who have been around since the beginning, thanks for sticking with me!  I hope you recognize a few of these posts.  To my new readers, I hope you find something that inspires you!

I’ve updated the pictures in many of these posts, so I hope you’ll find new favorites to pin.

Here we go–in order of oldest to newest:

DIY Reversible Kids Diner Apron Tutorial {} Add this to your kitchen set for hours of waitressing fun!

Kid’s Diner Apron and Menu Tutorial


(I love watching my kids play restaurant!  It’s so fun when they all work together.)

How to Add Length to a Dress or Skirt with Ribbon Tutorial {Full Instructions and Lots of Pictures}

Adding Length to a Dress or Skirt Tutorial


Princess Birthday Party Ideas: Tutorials for Invitations, Jeweled Goblets, a Pinata Quest, Pin-the-Crown on the Princess, Jeweled Treasure Boxes, & Slay-the-Dragon Bean Bag Toss {}

Princess Party Project Tutorials and Free Download

This post is full of projects and instructions for a successful (kid tested) Princess Party.


Free Printable, Editable Grocery List

Printable and Editable Grocery List

I recently discovered that this is one of my most popular posts.  It was published so long ago that I had no idea!  I hope the list works for you!


Easy Flowered Headband Tutorial from {Recycle old t-shirts and felt into these adorable headbands with this simple project to make with your kids!}

Easy Flowered Headband Tutorial for Kids


Pallet Pallet Sugar Tutorial for Art Birthday Party {}

Paint Pallet Sugar Cookie Tutorial

This post was part of an art party series and links to several other party projects.


Be Happy Back to School Friend Maker Game with Free Printable from {Help your kids break the ice and make new friends at school. Perfect for shy kids on the first day of school!}

Be Happy:  Back-to-School Conversation Starter Game with Free Printable

This game really helped my shy daughter make some friends on the first day of school.  I loved hearing positive feedback from my readers as well!



Felt Ice Cream Felt Ice Cream Felt Pancakes and French Toast Felt Sandwiches Felt Popsicles Felt Food Roundup Image Map

I enjoyed making felt food so much that I couldn’t pick just one felt post.

This image is linked to several posts, so just click on the project you want!  (The title links to a roundup of felt projects from around the web.)


Repairing Scuffed Shoes {} Add new life to your kids (or your) shoes! #shoe#repair

DIY Repairing Scuffed Shoes

This post still makes me laugh.  The day after I finished the shoes, my daughter decided to “share” the glitter with her friends at school.  They picked off almost all of the glitter, and I had to do it again.  Before sending her to school in the new pair, I had to explain–“Sharing is nice, but we don’t have to destroy our clothing to do it!”


DIY Bunkbed Bookshelves

DIY Pocket Front-Facing Book Shelves for Bunk beds

This has made such a difference.  It’s nice for the kids to have a place for their books.


 DIY Photo Lightbox Tutorial from your blog with better pictures! #diy#lightbox#photography

Grow Your Blog:  Photo Lightbox Tutorial

I had so much feedback on this post.  I love that the lightbox is helping you as much as it has helped me!  Here’s to better pictures!


Duck Tape Scooter Makeover from  {Don't throw away that faded scooter.  Give it a fresh new look with duck tape!  This scooter went from Barbie to all grown up!}

Duck Tape Scooter Makeover (What to do when your Barbie-loving kid grows up)

This has to be one of my all-time favorite projects.  I loved working with my oldest daughter to turn her faded Barbie scooter into this fantastically grown-up version.


I hope you found something you like!  Thanks for visiting.  I love to hear from my readers.


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  1. I still love the duct tape scooter! Awesome projects you have done :)

  2. Awesome to see your favorite posts all in one post, Heidi! I would love it if you can link this up at our weekly link party :-)

  3. Congrats on your 200th post, Heidi!

  4. Nice projects! I’m going to check out your tutorial on adding length to a dress. I have one I need this for! Thanks!

  5. Heidi, Its hard to pick my favorites but I have to say the scooter redo, shoe repair, and the friend maker game. So glad you stopped by and linked up at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

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