Be Awesome T-shirt

Gold Be Awesome Shirt

The start of a new school year is upon us and soon my kiddos will be back in school and not nestled under my protective wing of motherhood.  Don't get me wrong, I can't wait for them to soar, but sometimes I'm overcome with anxiety and wonder "Will they make friends?"  "Will they be a good friend?"  "Are they going to succeed?" And then I remember that they are destined for great things...go and Be Awesome little ones! While thinking of projects for our Cricut Design Space Star challenge I … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Wooden Bracelets

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Last month was the kick-off of the all new Cricut Design Star competition.  What's that you ask?  It's a challenge composed of extremely talented and extraordinary bloggers, all looking to claim the title as the next Cricut #DesignSpaceStar.  Last month my Home State Burlap Canvas was chosen as one of the top 10 projects and while I didn't win it was exciting to see one of my team members we are team #4), Lia Griffith take home the top prize for Round 1!  This month our team was challenged to … [Read more...]

Back to School Time Capsule

Back to School Time Capsule By Giggles Galore

My twins start kindergarten this year and with the start of school looming I'm starting to feel a little nostalgic about my babies starting this new chapter in their life.  I'm excited for them and me to be honest (hello to a full day of getting work done without interruptions!) but I'm also a little bit sad that those two tiny little people actually aren't that little anymore!  Last year when my oldest daughter started school we started a new family tradition with a Back to School Time Capsule, … [Read more...]

DIY Hand Painted Tea Towels

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Bring whimsy and personality into your kitchen with DIY Hand Painted Tea Towels. This easy and affordable DIY is a great way to add character to your own space or to personalize a special gift for friends.  Nothings says heartfelt like a handmade personalized gift like my personalized homemade lemonade hostess gift. Start by purchasing a package of plain white tea towels, which are also commonly known as flour sack towels.  You will also need a stencil or stamp and paint and paint … [Read more...]

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

Make Your Own Lemonade Stand Giggles Galore

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...]