Crafting with Kids – Tips to Hook them for Life

Crafts with Kids - Tips to Hook Them for Life ~ DakotaMidnyght.com

As you know, I’m a mom to two wonderful boys. And as you also probably know, I adore the sheer act of making. Sewing, embroidery, crocheting, jewelry-making, you name it (except knitting, ugh, never knitting)… Even before I had kids, I knew I’d want to share those skills with my… Continue reading »

Let your Geek Flag Fly – 50s Link & Zelda Cosplay

50's Film Noir/Fantasy Zelda's Clutch/Necklace (Link & Zelda Cosplay at Miscon 2016)

So now, dear friends, is when I admit that I am, was, and will continue to be, a complete geek. It’s interesting saying that in this space. I have posted about geeky things in the past, but my writing has been more literary-inclined of late. I circle around several themes… Continue reading »

How to become a DIY Powerhouse

Since completing the stenciled cabinet project, I’ve been contemplating the obstacles Moms face in becoming creative DIY powerhouses. It seems to me that we all have a deep-seated need to do these things for ourselves. (Otherwise, why would Pinterest even exist?) The problem, clearly, lies not in our abilities but… Continue reading »

Stenciled Cupboard Storage

Stenciled Storage Cabinet | dakotamidnyght.com DIY repainted and stenciled storage cupboard.

One thing I’ve learned as a stay at home parent and budding entrepreneur: Children and Business Supplies do not mix. Munchkin steals my painters tape on a regular basis, and anything “put away” is fair game for a wandering, curious Elf to get into. On more than one occasion I’ve… Continue reading »