Summer with SONIC® Cherry Limeade Slushed Pops

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Things are heating up and before you know it the weather is going to be down right HOT!  As much as I don't love the scorching Texas heat, I do love carefree summer days.  Summer sunshine and slower paced schedules have a way of bringing out my inner free spirit.  And, so do the new SONIC® Cherry Limeade Slushed Pops At our house summer is also a season for traditions, trips to Sonic Drive-In, dips in the pool and … [Read more...]

DIY Summer Porch Sign

My kids have been away this week at grandma and grandpa's, which means I've been able to get lots of projects finished and I've even managed to squeeze in some relaxing moments sipping drinks or reading a book in my favorite spot, the porch!  I'm a big fan of porch sitting, and whether we are sitting on our front porch or hanging out in the back, it's a cozy place where all the cares in the world seem to slip away. Since my porch is my happy space I thought it was high time I add a little … [Read more...]

Floating the Frio River the Ultimate Texas Road Trip Destination

Every summer our family looks forward to loading up the car and heading out to what we would consider the ultimate Texas road trip destination. For 16 years we've been making the trek to the Texas Hill Country and floating the Frio River with friends.  This trip started out with a bunch of our friends from college and over the years it has morphed into the ultimate family vacation with lifelong friends, where extraordinary memories are made.   In my opinion the Texas Hill … [Read more...]

Lemonade Tea Towels with Cricut Iron On

When I think of summer I immediately think of lemonade stands.  Lemonade stands are the quintessential summer experience and a great way to embrace the heat, but around here an ordinary lemonade stand just won't do.  Nope, I'm a sucker for a super cute and colorful lemonade stand!  So when I spotted the cute lemonade products at Target I just knew I had to create a cute little lemonade stand kit to give to surprise my girls with when they return home from visiting their … [Read more...]

Summer Dive-In Movie Party

Do you have summer traditions that you do year after year?  I'm a sucker for creating traditions and building memories, and when it comes to summer backyard movies are a must.  But, this year we are putting a fun twist on this classic summer pastime with a movie poolside.  Grab some snacks, pull up a pool float and get ready to watch a movie under the stars at this colorful Summer Dive-In Movie Party! Every summer we host a backyard movie for friends, but this year we decided … [Read more...]

Nautical 4th of July Mantel Decorations

A few summers ago we rented a beach house in Connecticut and spent a week exploring the New England coast with our family.  I loved all the charming sea side towns, sailboats and patriotic charm we found along the way. Anchors, flags, sailboats, seashells and sand inspired my Nautical 4th of July Mantel Decorations this year.  All of the elements of that unforgettable seaside summer vacation come crashing together to create this patriotic vignette. I recently styled and hosted a … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Italian Soda Bar

Summer is in full swing here and we are filling our social calendar with lots of pool parties, backyard BBQ's and outdoor concerts. While the summer is heating up we are cooling down with a fun and refreshing DIY Patriotic Italian Soda Bar!  This red, white and blue drink station is perfect for all your summer celebrations and I'm sharing all the details for this Italian Soda Bar over on the Chinet® brand blog.   Guest young and old will enjoy sipping on their own delicious … [Read more...]

Summer Paint Pour Canvas

Today is the first day of summer break for us and I'm feeling all the colorful, happy vibes that come with this season.  I am looking forward to lots of lazy days spent by the pool, vacations, and simply enjoying a slower pace schedule with my kids.  Each year as my kids get older I realize that these sweet summer moments are fleeting and before you know it they won't be around much.  Just like these moments with my kids I want to make summer last, so I decided to create a … [Read more...]

How to Cut Chipboard with the Cricut Knife Blade

Last year when Cricut announced the new Cricut Maker I was giddy with excitement about all of the possibilities this new machine would provide.  I have always loved creating with my Cricut (I've had one version or another for more than 9 years!) but I couldn't wait to start creating projects with the Rotary Blade and the Knife Blade.  While we had to wait a while for the arrival of the Knife Blade, I think it's been well worth the wait!  I have been playing around with my Knife … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Cards with DIY Marbled Shaving Cream Paper

Lately it feels like everything is sneaking up on me quicker than I can flip the calendar. Are you like me and need some last minute Mother's Day ideas? Over the years some of my most treasured gifts have been the handmade gifts or cards my kids have made for me.  These are the gifts that bring a smile to my face and remind me what an honor it is to have the title "mom."  Make mom smile this Mother's Day with these awesome handmade Mother's Day Cards with DIY Marbled Shaving Cream … [Read more...]