Polar Post Christmas Tree – Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

One of the most wondrous things about Christmastime is that irresistible sense of anticipation and excitement that permeates the season. Advent calendars count down the days, twinkling lights make the neighborhood more and more festive, and brightly wrapped presents begin appearing, as if by magic, under the tree. Once again I'm participating in the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge and this years tree pays homage to that glorious Christmas season tradition and anticipation that accompanies … [Read more...]

The Purr-fect Halloween Party

Remember when I told you how much I love the month of October and Halloween?  Well, it's true.  In fact I'm back today and super excited to share The Purr-fect Halloween Party with lots of cute cats, crafts, and candy!   I stumbled on the cutest black cat plates at Michaels and I immediately knew that I had to plan a party with them.  After my daughter and I made these cute painted back to school cat shoes she has kind of been smitten with anything having to do with cats, so … [Read more...]

Mad Scientist Halloween Ice Cream Party

October is finally here and I am ready for all things Halloween!  When it comes to entertaining Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to plan and host parties.  There are so many fun and creative ways you can celebrate all hallows eve.  You can go all out and plan a spooky Murder Mystery Dinner party or if your looking for something a little more kid-friendly you host a Mad Scientist Halloween Ice Cream Party!Step into my laboratory and let's get crazy with some spooky lab … [Read more...]

Girls Painted Back To School Shoes

I'm not quite ready for summer to end, but reality is looming and a new school year is almost here.  One of the best parts of a new school year is shopping for back to school supplies and new clothes.  Everybody wants to have the latest and greatest back to school trends and it's even more fun to create your own, like these painted back to school shoes. Turn ordinary canvas shoes into fun kawaii inspired shoes that are perfect for back to school.  My oldest daughter has … [Read more...]

Abstract Tropical Sunset Painting

Our summer has been busy so far and filled with lots of fun adventures.  My husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary with a two week trip to Italy, the kids went to the mountains with their grandparents, and we just got home from a   beach trip with our family. My heart is so full, traveling is such a wonderful way to make extraordinary memories with the ones you love.  I can still hear my kids laughter ringing in my ears as I watched them crash through the waves. I … [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...]

Bee Fingerprint Teacher Appreciation Gift

It's no secret that Teacher Appreciation is on of our favorite things to celebrate around here. From my DIY Thanks for Helping Me Grow flower pots to homemade baked goods I love a good excuse to spoil our teachers.  I come from a long line of school teachers and I have the utmost respect for the men and women who teach our children.  Teachers are special people, and having a teacher that believes in you, encourages you and motivates you is truly a gift.  So this year, we are … [Read more...]

Oscar Party Photo Booth

When I was growing up I dreamed of being an actress. I would put on little shows for my family and I took every opportunity to be in the spotlight.  I loved watching the award shows and just knew one day I would walking the red carpet.  Fast forward a few years and I may not be getting ready to walk the red carpet in Hollywood, but I'm ready to shine on the red carpet at our Oscar Party Photo Booth. I love having friends over to watch the red carpet fashion and the Oscars. Everybody loves … [Read more...]

How to Stay Organized and Motivated with The Happy Planner

A new year means it’s time for a fresh start, getting organized and setting goals.  I'm one of those people that loves the start of a new year and all the promise of hope and change that come with it.  I love how a new year motivates me to get organized and set new goals. To kick off the new year I've partnered with Michaels to show you just how easy it is to get organized, set goals and stay motivated. One of my favorite things about a new year is getting a new planner.  I literally could … [Read more...]

Glam Metallic Farmhouse Christmas Tree

It's that time of year...it's time for the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge.  This is quite possibly one of my favorite blog post all year long.  Not only do I love dreaming up a new theme for my own tree, but I absolutely love looking at all of the other makers trees too.  Every year I wonder if it's possible to fall in love with the new tree as much as I loved last year's. There is no doubt about it, I am completely smitten with this year's theme and my Glam Metallic Farmhouse Christmas … [Read more...]