Halloween CarnEVIL Rotten Candy Stand

Step right up, and get ready to celebrate Halloween with thrills, horrors and lots of freaky fun!  Come one, come all, the CarnEVIL is in town..get ready for ghoulish games and spooky snacks at the deadliest show in town!  We all know the best part of going to the carnival is the treats, so today I'm sharing this spooktacular Halloween CarnEVIL Rotten Candy Stand.   Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to plan parties for, and when it comes to ideas I have lots of them! … [Read more...]

DIY Mini Canvas Banner

Hello!  Who else out there loves a cute, quick and inexpensive craft project?  Those are some of my favorite kind of crafts, especially when they are are adorable as this DIY Mini Canvas Banner.   If you are following me on Instagram you may have seen that I've been in Phoenix the last few days at the Cricut Make Something You Love event. I had the privilege of joining one of my dear friends and fellow Michaels Maker, Lindi from Love the Day, at the Michaels booth for full day … [Read more...]

DIY Fall Leather Coffee Cup Sleeve

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The vibrant colors, the cooler weather, football, boots, snuggling and pumpkins are just a few of the things I love about this time of year.  When it comes to pumpkins I love decorating with them, crafting with them, baking with them and everything in between.  Lately I've been sipping on homemade caramel pumpkin spice lattes, which inspired me to take my pumpkin obsession to the next level with this DIY Fall Leather Coffee Cup … [Read more...]

DIY Dead & Breakfast Inn Sign

The past few days I've been busy crafting and creating projects for one of my favorite holidays, Halloween!  Every year around this time I start thinking of what I want our theme to be for our front porch and for our annual Halloween party. Ever since I saw the Better Homes & Garden issue featuring the Dead and Breakfast Inn, I knew I wanted to recreate it some day.  Well, this is the year we are bringing the Leeson's Dead & Breakfast Inn to life!  First things first, we … [Read more...]

Patchwork Pumpkin Pillow with Cricut Maker

Last month I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon where Cricut revealed the new Cricut Maker. The unveiling of this incredible machine offers crafters the power of a professional machine with more tools, more materials and more possibilities.  It handles everything from vinyl, fabrics, leather and balsa wood with effortless precision.  I couldn't wait to put it to the test cutting fabric and made thought this patchwork pumpkin pillow was the perfect … [Read more...]

My Story Stones: Painted River Rocks

Every summer my family takes a trip to the Frio River, it's a vacation that actually started with college friends 15 years ago and it is a highly anticipated vacation for everyone in the family, I guess you could say it's our happy place. One of my kids favorite things to do, other than tubing down the Frio, is to collect river rocks. We have quite the collection of rocks that somehow make their way home, get scattered around the yard and house, and occasionally even end up in the wash. … [Read more...]

DIY Retro Summer Drink Cooler

My kids are officially on summer break, which means our days will soon be filled with trips to the pool.  My kids are like little fish when it comes to swimming, and could spend all day out at the pool.  Which means I need to be super prepared with all of our pool essentials before we even leave the house.  A few days ago I shared my new custom DIY Pineapple Pool Bag and today I'm going to show you how to make a DIY Retro Summer Drink Cooler to keep your beverages and snacks cold … [Read more...]

DIY Pineapple Pool Bag

The kids are officially on summer break and the next 3 months our days will be spent lounging by the pool.  My kids are like little fish and can spend all day at the pool, which means I need to be super prepared before I leave the house to head to the pool.  I spotted these cute pineapple totes at Michaels and decided to customize one to create this super cute DIY Pineapple Pool Bag to haul all of my sunscreen, snacks and pool essentials to the pool. These cute bags were in the … [Read more...]

Citrus Orange Favor Boxes

I am so excited about sharing this darling DIY project with you today.  In case you missed it we are celebrating the end of the school year with an Orange You Glad It's Summer Party and every good party needs cute favors.  These cute Citrus Orange Favor Boxes are a sweet treat to share with your friends as you celebrate the start of summer! To make these fun little boxes I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 and Cricut Design Space to create these custom favor boxes.  Its no secret … [Read more...]

DIY Donut Plates

Rise and shine it's donut time!  You may have noticed that all week long we are celebrating National Doughnut Day, which is this Friday June 2, with 10 of our favorite party and lifestyle bloggers.  We are bringing you crafts, parties and recipes everyday! Today I am super excited to share my DIY Donut Plates to help you celebrate and enjoy your donuts on National Doughnut Day!   Before we dive into this super simple tutorial I have to know do you spell "donut" or … [Read more...]