Child's chef hat and apron from a tutorial for how to make a DIY Child Apron.

Make a DIY Child Apron

Today’s project is the perfect Valentine gift for your favorite kiddo(s)! Learn how to make a DIY Child Apron with a free pattern guide. Aprons encourage all kids to enjoy the kitchen. I learned this when my son was young. He didn’t have a big interest in cooking, … Read More

Five Valentine's Day chef gnomes from a Be Brave and Bloom blog post.

Chef Gnomes

Here’s an adorable do-it-yourself gift idea for the culinarian or baker in your life. DIY Chef Gnomes! Valentine’s Day Gnomes To make one for Feb 14th, add valentine-theme pattern fabric, plus red, pink, or white trims, and you have a valentine’s version. Chef Gnome E-book available here. All … Read More

Le Creuset Dutch Oven full of an authentic Chinese Chicken & Potato Stew recipe.

Chinese Chicken and Potato Stew

Greetings, fellow food fans! Today, I bring you Dave’s (Zhengzheng) delicious Chinese Chicken and Potato Stew recipe. **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Chinese Chicken Stew Recipe This dish is hugely popular in our … Read More

Closeup photo of Bee Kind DIY gnomes.

Bee Kind

Here is a day brightener, Bee Kind Gnomes! These gnomes celebrate the sentiment behind the be kind movement in the cutest and most cheerful way. Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. — Scott Adams … Read More

Title slide for the top 10 Projects of 2021 year in review on the Be Brave and Bloom blog.

Top 10 Projects of 2021

The New Year is here! Unbelievable!😁 Here is a quick review of the Top 10 Projects of 2021 from the blog. This is a great reminder and opportunity to try something new that you did not get around to last year. Before we get started, I want to … Read More

woman holding new year free printables calendar for 2021

New Year Free Printables

Happy 2022 Friends! Today I am sharing 3 New Year Free Printables that I came up with, for you to use for planning. I’ve been working on my new year’s intentions this week, as one does this time of year, and the graphic designer in me needed a pretty and … Read More

Title slide for the top 10 Recipes of 2021 year in review on the Be Brave and Bloom blog.

Top 10 Recipes of 2021

Happy New Year friends! Here is my annual review; the Top 10 Recipes of 2021. Now’s your chance to try that recipe you didn’t get around to making last year.😁 I love creating this site dedicated to growing and learning, through creativity. Thank you so much for following … Read More

A DIY banner hanging on a fireplace mantle

DIY Banner Ideas

If you are celebrating something a banner is a perfect way to showcase your enthusiasm! Today I have DIY banner ideas for you that can work for any occasion, big or small. I promise you will enjoy creating this festive craft banner. Bonus, it is made with simple … Read More

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Gift Ideas for Teenage Girls

Are you gift shopping? I’m here to help. Keep reading for some great gift ideas for teenage girls! If you have teen girls on your list I’ve prepared this holiday gift guide with assistance from a teenage shopping expert. I’ve got other guides too, just click the links … Read More

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Homemade Food Gifts

Hello, friends! There are more gifting ideas coming your way; this time for homemade food gifts! Food is a universal language and the best way to the heart, right? Then, what better gift, for neighbors, friends, and family? This roundup includes contributions from so many talented bloggers. Check … Read More