Meet Amazing: The All New Cricut Explore


My favorite craft tool got a new makeover and I am so excited to share all the new details with you!  I recently had the privilege of attending an amazing product launch for the all new Cricut Explore.  Pinch me.  As a long time loyal Cricut fan (I bought my first Cricut on the HSN 7 years ago) I was giddy with excitement to attend this event, I couldn't wait to find out what this special event was all about.  Let me just say that the folks at Cricut did not disappoint!  The dinner, the friends, … [Read more...]

Wine Glasses & Coasters


I made these wine glasses and coasters for a sweet friend of mine who recently had a birthday.  I love the black, white and hot pink color combo.To make the wine glasses I picked up some wine glasses from the Dollar Store.  Cut out the monogram and circles in vinyl on the Cricut and to complete the look I tied a ribbon to the stem.For the coasters I followed the same steps I did here and just picked fun colors to coordinate with my glasses.  I am linking up with these great parties:Today's … [Read more...]

Words to Live By


I was inspired to do this project based on the Pleated Poppy's and My Backyard Eden's Family Rules.I have wanted to redo the artwork that hangs in the hallway which leads to our open Living Room & Kitchen, but knew I wasn't going to be buying anything anytime soon so this idea was perfect.Rather than make rules I decided to use words and phrases that would inspire our family...Words to Live By.My hubby took down the existing art (I forgot to take a before pic of it hanging on the wall) and … [Read more...]

Monogram Art


Our master bedroom is quite possibly one of my favorite rooms in the house. It is my retreat for peace and quite, it is one of the few rooms that hasn't been taken over with toys, and that is where my favorite DIY project is...our bedding. I LOVE my bedding! This was one of my very first major projects and 5 years later I still love it! When we bought our house and moved in I couldn't find what I wanted, so I convinced my mother to teach me to sew so I could create what I envisioned for the … [Read more...]

Magnetic Photo Frame


I first saw this idea last year while visiting my family in Utah and I immediately loved it. It has taken me a while to get around to making some, but once I did it was super easy & the results were fantastic!This was a Christmas gift for our parents.I cut the board to 12x24 and used the router to spiffy up the edges. I cut three 6x6 squares from a large piece of sheet metal (ok, my hubby did it because I wasn't strong enough!) Then I cut out the saying "Count Your Blessings" on the Cricut in … [Read more...]

Bare Walls?


Do you have bare walls that need a little sprucing up? Do you want custom artwork without the price tag? If you answered yes, then this post is for you!This What's Hot Wednesday post features a fabulous idea I got from Shannon at Eightcrazy. I have also seen this idea all over blogland, but this is where I first saw the idea to create custom art for my walls.My dining room had one lone picture that was too small for the wall and for almost a year now I have been searching for something to … [Read more...]

What’s Hot Wednesday – Hot Tot Designs


Boutique Pink Cheetah Minky and Chenille Burp Cloth and Baby Wipes Case SetToday's spotlight is on Kristi Kelly and her super cute online store, Hot Tot Designs. Making your tot the hottest on the block they custom make burp cloths, wipes cases & bibs to fit your style & taste! Making the ordinary extraordinary Hot Tot Designs is here to transform every day baby essentials into a fashion statement.Kristi is a stay-at-home-mom to two beautiful girls, and is married to a wonderful husband. … [Read more...]