I know it’s Tuesday.

I know you are busy.

I know St. Patrick’s Day is a hot minute away.

I know you may or may not have had your first cup of coffee this morning.


(total aside:  please note that the upper case on the previous sentence should not be construed as yelling.  I’M JUST SO EXCITED THAT I DON’T KNOW HOW ELSE TO EXPRESS IT BUT IN UPPER CASE!!!!!!!!!)

This is a 50 zillion exclamation point post because those sweet little twins? The ballerinas? The twirly whirly skirts? The fifth-grade salsa dancers?  We’ve been working on a project together for over two years and those sweet girls have poured their heart into every page and I can’t wait for you to see it.


It’s called 52 DIY Crafts for Girls and it has a lot in common with you.

It’s full to the brim of amazingness. 🙂

AND IT LAUNCHES TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But wait.

Before we get started—I don’t want to do all the talking.

The twins have plenty to say.

We filmed this super short intro video about the book.

And here’s a note from them:

Do you like crafting?  Do you like making things?  Do you like giving gifts to your friends?  Do you like glitter and paint and banners and parties and decorating your room?

Oh, good.

We do, too. 

We’re Whitney and Westeigh.  We’re twins who live in Texas with our mom and our dad and our  brothers and our golden retriever, Buddy.  We’ve been making and creating and drawing and painting for as long as we can remember and we’re so excited to share this book of some of our favorite projects with you.

But before we start creating together, here’s a little more about us.

I’m Westleigh.  I’m older than my sister by one minute.  I know it’s only a minute, but it’s a very important one.  I love to watch romantic comedies.  I love happily-ever-afters.  I love popcorn and ranch dressing and strawberries and smoothies.  I love calligraphy and I love hand-written anything.  And I love Jesus.  I love him more than bagel bites—and that’s a lot.

I’m Whitney.  I’m the younger sister.  Just in case I ever forget I’m younger, Westleigh reminds me.  I love encouraging other people.  I love my family and I love it when Buddy takes me for a walk.  I love flowers.  I love macaroni and cheese with hot dogs.  I love dancing and twirling and spinning through life.  And I love Jesus.  And post-it notes.  In that order.

And the best part?

We get to craft with YOU.  We’ve designed projects you can make in an afternoon.  There’s stuff for your locker and stuff for your friends and stuff for your family and stuff for your room and stuff you can make just for you.

We know we’ve just met, but we can already tell that you are amazing.

And wonderful.

And special.

And incredible.  And creative and funny and joyful and full of life.

Let’s be friends.

Crafting is a little scary sometimes.

You might be worried you’ll make a mistake.

You might be worried it won’t look right.

You might be worried someone else won’t like your choices.

And that is EXACTLY why we all wrote 52 DIY Crafts for Girls.

Because crafting is SO MUCH BETTER WITH FRIENDS.

It’s full of 52 projects that are simple and easy to make with step-by-step instructions and a supply list.

There’s stuff you can make for your friends.

And stuff you can make for your locker.

And stuff you can make for your family.

And on and on and on and on.


Each craft has a time estimate.

And a supply list.

And it’s ranked by difficulty with different paintbrushes.

And today is the day that this sweet book launches INTO THE WORLD.

You can order 52 DIY Crafts for Girls here.

And now? To say thank you. To celebrate you and your amazing self…..


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Thank you SO much for all your support and encouragement and making this book possible.

Here’s to creating and crafting together and making all the things that we truly love. 🙂

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  1. Image for Cynthia Destefano Cynthia Destefano

    What an awesome book. I wish my little girl (who is now 20) was little again. We would have loved to do these crafts together. Instead ill give this book as a gift.....over and over!!!!!

  2. Image for Katherine Katherine

    Woo Hoo!!! How amazing, and wonderful and exciting! I wish them great success. Every time I see these lovely girls I see you. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. If I am the lucky winner I'll make a spring wreath for our front door and buy some embroidery floss. Hugs!

  3. Image for Donna Bray Donna Bray

    I got tears in my eyes girls when you stated you love Jesus. Wishing you success and joy. Your mom is awesome ❤️

  4. Image for katherine katherine

    P.S. I have a giveaway going on now too, please stop by and enter, If you are the winner you will have plenty of room for all the red lipstick you could ever need ( wink) hugs!

  5. Image for Elaine Elaine

    Excited for you and your girls!!!!! If I’m the winner, I’d buy some fabric to make some pillows for my grands and some chair pads for my scrapbook room/office chairs.

  6. Image for Charlotte Charlotte

    Lovely images in the book. Best of luck with the book launch. I have several spring projects in mind; the gift card would come in handy.


    Should be getting the hard copy any day (ordered it way back when)...love how easy and cute the projects are!

  8. Image for Mary Jo Mary Jo

    Wishing you much success with the new book! My nieces would love it! I'd buy fabric for so many project ideas I have in mind.

  9. Image for Janis Janis

    My granddaughters would love the book. Making a wreath with them would be fun and practical. They would also enjoy making Scripture cards.

  10. Image for Kathleen Heckman Kathleen Heckman

    Would explore the world of watercolors if I won. Some books, brushes ,paint ,paper and who knows perhaps an easel.

  11. Image for Lynn W Lynn W

    Congratulations on this big achievement!!!!! What a fun book to give as a gift for my niece. 💜. Thank you for sharing with us 🥰

  12. Image for Sarah Sarah

    My daughter is SO excited for the girls' book. She's 1`3 and crafty as can be. I shard your post about it a few weeks back and she immediately asked me to preorder it for her. She can't wait to try out the crafts.

  13. Image for Heather Anne Heather Anne

    I am SO excited for your girls!!!! I am praying that their book does fabulously! Thank you for the giveaway! Hobby Lobby is a wee touch of glory in my opinion! There is some upholstery fabric there that I've been absolutely drooling over ... so you might think I'd use it for that project ... but in truth I teach a 1st and 2nd grade social studies class and we do oodles of craft/art projects! I would spend it on my class, no doubt!

  14. Image for Becky Becky

    What a cool book! I know my 12 year old would LOVE that for Christmas. Her favorite craft right now is earring making, and anything to do with fairy gardens. I know we could blaze right through a Hobby Lobby card, no problem. It's our favorite craft supply stop! Thanks for this giveaway!!!

  15. Image for Donna Donna

    I’m sure your craft book will be a big hit fir all those moms with girls / I’m not that lucky. But will be giving it as a gift thisSpring Good luck & hope to see more sone day Thanks for sharing

  16. Image for Cindy Vojanec Cindy Vojanec

    So excited for you two girls! Have watched you grow up through your mom's blog and I can see that you have both caught the bug from her! I am excited to give this book to my crafty granddaughter who is turning 12 in April The gift card would be such a HUGE DEAL for her! Good luck to you both!

  17. Image for Laura Laura

    I will get a book to give to a crafty girl! Making “stuff” with your friends, no matter what your age, is fun. Best of luck with this new endeavor!

  18. Image for CGinAZ CGinAZ

    I love this book. What a great way for the girls in your life to spend spring break or summer vacay. I personally am dying to try an acrylic paint pour.

  19. Image for Carla Hanson Carla Hanson

    I am excited to get my copy of your new book! I am planning to give the book to my goddaughter who is in the 8th grade and a budding artist. Thanks for writing it!

  20. Image for Jenny Gillins Jenny Gillins

    What a great book! I have a 8 year old daughter that loves to craft! This looks like a ton of fun ideas she can do on her own or we could do together! How fun!

  21. Image for Susan Susan

    Congratulations to your daughters! I love the illustrations!❤️ I'm currently refreshing my dining room with shelves to display pink Depression glass.

  22. Image for Megan Patterson Megan Patterson

    I can’t wait to get this book! Lily is so excited too and told me she can’t wait to get Whitney and Westleigh to sign it! She wants to pick a craft to do at her birthday party! If I won the gift card, I don’t even know where I would start. We are in the process of redecorating a few rooms so I would start there with the gift card!

  23. Image for Jody Jody

    I’d love to this to help my daughter redecorate her room! She’s in 5th grade now, and wants her room to look more grown up.😊

  24. Image for june june

    I am so excited my book arrives this coming Thursday. I have plans to do many if the crafts with my great nieces. Already talked to one that is 3 going on 30 and told her I have a big surprise for her and her sibs. I am thinking we will have to have a tea party too.

  25. Image for Betsy Rubin -Willis Betsy Rubin -Willis

    I would buy some vinyl wall words, plate hangers, faux florals, and chalk paint to spruce up my living/kitchen area if I won the Hobby Lobby giveaway.

  26. Image for Linda Linda

    My goodness your girls are growing up and pretty and caring and smart like their Mother. IAM sure you are very proud of them. Good Luck on their book !

  27. Image for Jane Jane

    Exciting news about the twins’ new book. I will use my gifts card to shop for craft items for projects with my two grandaughters. Can’t wait to share this book with them.

  28. Image for Teresa Teresa

    Eager to receive the books I pre-ordered for my client's kiddos! I'm inviting my pastor's daughters (also my client's kids) to come over to craft (since my baby is 22 years now).

  29. Image for Kerrie-Lee Kerrie-Lee

    I operate a home based daycare with mostly girls! I am always looking for meaningful crafts idea's that will not end up in the recycling!!!!

  30. Image for ELAINE ELAINE

    I'm a crafter and I believe it is important and try and encourage my granddaughters to never fear in showing their creativity and you are absolutely correwct it doesn't have to be perfect,(which I feel is whats wrong with today and how young girls look at themselves! You girls are amazing keep encouraging GIRLS!!!

  31. Image for Jennifer Jennifer

    I can’t wait until my Granddaughter is old enough for crafts! The book is wonderful! Congratulations girls!! ❤️❤️

  32. Image for Sandra Vigil Sandra Vigil

    You must be so proud!! My daughter is 25 now, but this is a great gift for my younger nieces. Congratulations Whitney & Westleigh!!😀

  33. Image for Jolyn Jolyn

    The website for the book is ADORABLE! I'm assuming it is the same theme as the book. Can't wait to get one for my niece!

  34. Image for Pamela Smith Pamela Smith

    I am so excited for you all! I really wan to purchase the book for my two nieces, buy them some of the craft supplies and get crafting! They love making stuff and this would be so fun to do with them.

  35. Image for Jena Johnson Jena Johnson

    You girls are too cute! Congrats on such an awesome accomplishment. I know some girls (of various ages) in my house that will want to check this out!

  36. Image for Lori Lori

    I just received my copy today and I am impressed! My eleven year old daughter is too! We are excited to craft together. Thanks for the inspiration!

  37. Image for Mary Ellen Berg Mary Ellen Berg

    Karianne, I already ordered your daughters' craft book for my granddaughters. I can't wait for them to receive it. They love to do crafts.

  38. Image for Liz Birkeland Liz Birkeland

    The first thing I saw that I want to make is sooo easy and cute - the pom pom bookmarks! Thanks for all the great ideas, and good luck, girls!

  39. Image for Sharon B. Sharon B.

    Congratulations to Whitney and Westleigh! You are now authors, just like your Mom. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! I absolutely adore Hobby Lobby. I would probably buy lots of fabric for quilts, or yarn for blankets or just browse the store for inspiration before making my choices!

  40. Image for Erin Prohaska Erin Prohaska

    This book looks ADORABLE! If I won, I would paint the kids playroom table and chairs, add some art and make/buy a cushion + pillows for the window seat. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  41. Image for Gloria Gloria

    What an awesome project for you and your daughters to create this book. The gift card is a great giveaway. I would probably use it to help my daughter buy some decor for her new home!


    Westleigh and Whitney I am so happy for you on your book launch! How wonderful this is for you both! You gals are AMAZING, WONDERFUL, SPECIAL, INCREDIBLE, CREATIVE, FUNNY, JOYFUL and FULL OF LIFE! You are both just like your precious Mom! Your love for our Lord is awesome! May He continue to bless you in all your future endeavors! Bless you gals for being so special! KariAnne, thanks for sharing your precious gals with us! Bless you, too! I ordered two of these books when the gals first told us about them and I can hardly wait to give them to my two great nieces -- who will just love them and all those wonderful crafts! Thanks for being so special! You are so loved!

  43. Image for Babette Babette

    So happy for your girls! They’re awesome! For my first project I would make a beautiful spring wreath for my door! 💕💕💕

  44. Image for Ann Ann

    This is so awesome; congratulations!!! ❤️ I just ordered my very first Cricut, and it will probably arrive tomorrow! I would love to visit Hobby Lobby with this generous gift card, and explore (no pun intended there!) all of the supplies and accessories that they have to use with my new crafting machine. Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway, and best wishes for all of your future works and adventures!

  45. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    HI KA and her twins!! I pre-ordered book for my niece their same age as a present. Whoo hoo! she will be so excited to get it! I looked st the web page (of c0ourse) and I am leaving a comment. Can't FB cuz I don't do it (I'd bre too addicted) but my niece will once she gets her book - and maybe her mom will too. TY for the opportunity to win the HL gift card - that is incredibly generous and appreciated! Good luck with all your book sales, you creative ladies!!! Hugs!!!!

  46. Image for Cheryl Cheryl

    The book looks so awesome and I love how they introduce themselves and the book! Wish my daughter was little again, lol. If I won, I have no idea what I would do with the gift card. Hobby Lobby has so many wonderful things there is no doubt I would find something to buy or/and make lol. Best of luck on your book girls!!

  47. Image for Barbara Barbara

    Congratulations to your sweet girls!! I am a retired elementary school teacher and will donate the gift card to my former colleagues who spend so much of their own money on their students!! Thank you!

  48. Image for Rebekah Waggoner Rebekah Waggoner

    Love the illustrations! My DD is all about books so mini notebooks and pompom bookmarks are top on our list. Thank you to you and your daughters for being such an inspiration to this upcoming generation!

  49. Image for Lisa Walker Lisa Walker

    Congratulations on the book! I would love to try all of the crafts with my daughters but we all love to read so the bookmarks would definitely be first!

  50. Image for Mary Kleiner Mary Kleiner

    So happy for your two daughters book looks amazing I probably would be interested in making a beautiful wreath-God bless you and your beautiful daughters!

  51. Image for Bonnie Root Bonnie Root

    Wishing you both amazing success with this adorable looking book! I know my granddaughters and I are going to have so much fun making these fun crafts together! I think we will start with the flowers and hearts craft although since Valentines candy is gone for the year we may have to craft the hearts! Just makes our crafting time last longer and even more memorable! Thank-you girls and God bless you!

  52. Image for Ariane Rudolf Ariane Rudolf

    What a beautiful book! I am ordering one for our teen girls at church for some VBS craft ideas this summer!! It is a challenge finding crafts for the girls, but I think they will love your ideas. Thank you!

  53. Image for Anne Porter Anne Porter

    At 77 years young, Creating and Crafting has been an-ongoing passion for most of my life! My years have taught me the supreme value of creating ! I love being in the company of creative friends and am anxious to enjoy your new book!

  54. Image for Diane Scott Diane Scott

    I love making crafts of all kinds with my grandkids. The new books looks like a great way to make new things and create new memories 😊

  55. Image for Denise Denise

    I have three amazing granddaughters and I'm not sure where I would start first, but we would definitely enjoy time together with crafts. We made the Christmas tree with styrofoam and bells (from your site) and had a great time together.

  56. Image for Cheryl Foley Cheryl Foley

    I would use it to buy supplies to create things to sell. My husband is not well and his disability check does not go very far. It is a pleasure to sit with him creating memories, and things to sell. 🙂

  57. Image for Tammie N. Tammie N.

    I wish I'd had a book like this when I was younger. As a mother of four boys, I never had the chance to make cutesy stuff like this. :o)

  58. Image for Angela Angela

    I would do whatever DIY crafty project my daughter wants to do! She' s 11, so any quality time is spectactular quality time, and I let her direct it, otherwise it's likely to not happen at all. I've got 6 years and a little bit left with her before college...my goal is to make it all count!

  59. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Congratulations, girls! And momma! Give the girls a big hug for me! So happy for them. Praying the book does well. ❤

  60. Image for Trisha Musgrave Trisha Musgrave

    My daughters would love this book! I think decorating signs and making wreaths for the door would be our first project!

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