Cricut Design Space Star – Round 1

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Whoo-hoo, one of my recent craft projects has made it to the Top 10 in the Cricut Design Space Star contest! I'm super excited that my Home State Burlap Canvas has been selected as one of the top 10 projects and hope you'll help it win a spot as a finalist in the search for the next Cricut Design Space Star! You get to help decide which project takes home the top honor and can vote for your favorite projects on the Cricut Facebook page.  Simply head over to the Cricut Facebook page, find the … [Read more...]

Home State Burlap Canvas

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Hey friends!  I’m back with another fun project, a Home State  Burlap Canvas, for the July Michaels Makers campaign and an exclusive sneak peak at some of the new Raw Bar products they will be carrying in stores nationwide August 8th. We recently moved into a new house and I've finally unpacked all the boxes and now I’m slowly working on putting the finishing touches in each room.  My home office is one of those rooms that needs a fresh new makeover and since I spend lots of time in there I … [Read more...]

10 Tips for a Successful Lemonade Stand

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Lemonade stands are a quintessential summer experience and a great way to embrace the heat, but they can also teach your kids valuable skills.  I recently appeared on The Broadcast to share some of my favorite ideas for creating an extraordinary lemonade stand.  With these 10 Tips for a Successful Lemonade Stand not only will you have the best lemonade stand on the block, but you and your kids are guaranteed to have a great time! 1. Location, Location, Location We've heard it before but … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Picnic Containers & Stamped Napkins

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Hello!  I have a super easy summer entertaining idea, Mason Jar Picnic Containers & Stamped Napkins, to share with you today.  If you love dining al fresco in the summertime this easy DIY is a great way to make your picnic, or any outdoor party stand out! But, before we get started I have a super fun and exciting announcement to share.  I have been handpicked as one of the top 30 craft and lifestyle bloggers for Michaels new Michaels Makers blogger program!  Pinch Me!  I am so thrilled to … [Read more...]

5 DIY Furniture Makeovers

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After 4 months of searching for the perfect house to call home, we finally closed on our new place.  I'll be honest there were plenty of moments throughout our search that I thought this day would never come.  Thankfully, it did and I can honestly say that I believe our new house is going to be the perfect home for our family.  Now that I have a new house I can't wait to fill it with our style and I'm excited about the prospect of some fun DIY projects in the future. Maybe it's because of the … [Read more...]

DIY Shamrock Coasters

DIY Shamrock Coasters

Gold is a hot trend right now!  I'll admit I was slow to embrace it, but the more I use it in decorating, crafts and my own personal fashion (what little I have) it has grown on me.  This month I've teamed up with some of my crafty friends to share 10 fabulous gold inspired projects, including my gold DIY Shamrock Coasters. St. Patrick's Day isn't a holiday I do a lot of decorating or hosting parties for, but it's always fun to have a little festive touch around to celebrate.  Since St. … [Read more...]

Rainbow Gumball Necklace

Rainbow Gumball Necklace Tutorial

I'm over the rainbow excited to share today's project with you, a Rainbow Gumball Necklace!  This simple little project makes me smile, but then again I imagine that it would be very difficult to be wearing a colorful gumball necklace and not be happy.  These colorful necklaces are great for St. Patrick's Day gifts and would also make darling party favors for rainbow themed parties too. I have always loved these gumball necklaces and have wanted a reason to make them for quite sometime.  St. … [Read more...]

Meet Amazing: The All New Cricut Explore

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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...]

Super Bowl Party Ideas

Super Bowl Sunday Party Food

It's Super Bowl Sunday and I'm ready for the big game, even though this year I really don't care who wins.  I do actually love watching football and even if my team isn't playing in the big game the Super Bowl is the perfect reason to hangout with friends, eat good food and party! I stopped by The Broadcast earlier this week to share some quick and easy entertaining ideas for your Super Bowl Party.  Even if your favorite team didn't make it to the big game you can throw a festive party, with … [Read more...]

Polymer Clay Donut Rings

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Donuts are a popular trend and seen everywhere from breakfast, dessert and even party themes.  This year for my daughter's birthday she requested a sleepover so of course we combined it with our love of donuts!  These DIY Polymer Clay Donut Rings were the perfect addition to our sweet party favors we handed out. I've never tried making my own jewelry, but I was surprised at how easy it was to make these cute little rings.  Here's what you'll need to make your own DIY Polymer Clay Donut … [Read more...]