4th of July Sweepstakes

Are you ready for the 4th of July?  We have lots of plans and will be celebrating all weekend long with BBQs, Pool Parties and Fireworks.  If you haven't made plans yet, I've rounded up a few of my favorite ideas that are easy to execute and guaranteed to help you turn an ordinary celebration into an extraordinary one!  I've also teamed up with Tuesday Morning for a fun 4th of July Sweepstakes so you can treat yourself and celebrate the 4th, make sure you scroll down for all the details. If … [Read more...]

Playing Catch with Dad, Making Extraordinary Memories

Playing catch with dad is like a childhood right of passage and with it comes a lifetime of cherished memories. That's because playing catch with dad is so much more than just tossing the ball around, it's about making extraordinary memories and influencing young men. It's an activity that allows you to spend important quality one on one time together and today I've partnered with Dickies® to talk all about Playing Catch with Dad and Making Extraordinary Memories! Playing catch isn't just … [Read more...]

Fabulous Front Porch Makeover

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of World Market. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my favorite things about our new house is the front porch.  I've always loved the idea of having a front porch; it reminds me of simpler times where neighbors visited with each other, communities came together and life moved at a slightly slower pace.  And I absolutely love having a space that instantly greets people when they arrive, it's our home's welcome center.  Today I'm showing you some … [Read more...]

Big Cricut Explore Air Bundle Giveaway

If there was one crafting tool I couldn't live without it would hands down be my Cricut Explore!  It is such a versatile tool and it helps me create home decor projects, the latest fashion trends, party decor and everything in between.  And because I think everyone should have the best crafting tool around I've teamed up with a great group of bloggers for the Big Cricut Explore Air Bundle Giveaway!   Exciting right?!?  Just think of all the fun projects you can make with your new Cricut … [Read more...]

DIY Chalky Finish Nightstand Makeover

I'm excited to share this DIY chalky finish nightstand makeover I recently did for my daughter's bright and bold bedroom makeover.  I have partnered with DecoArt to show you how you can refurbish those hand-me-down pieces of furniture that just don't fit in with your decor.  I love the Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint, it's so easy to use and the results are always amazing! I picked up this little nightstand from a garage sale for $25.  It's a great piece of solid wood furniture, but … [Read more...]

Paris Inspired Springtime Brunch

Our Texas weather has been all kinds of crazy lately.  For the most part we've enjoyed a rather mild winter, but lately we've been hit with record low temperatures, ice and snow and while we loved having a few fun snow days I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring.  I can't think of a better way to welcome warmer weather than with a Paris Inspired Springtime Brunch. This month's Michaels Makers Challenge is all about Springtime in Paris with lots of Parisian-inspired projects, plus an … [Read more...]

Cricut Design Space Star – Round 1

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...]

Dealing with the COUGHequences of Cold and Flu Season

With three kids in school it's bound to happen...you know what I'm talking about, the dreaded flu.  Dealing with the COUGHequences of cold and flu season can be tough. Like any mom I hate when my kids get sick, not only does it break my heart to see them feel bad, but I hate feeling helpless and not being able to fix it. When my kids start to feel a little under the weather I like to serve them a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup with a side of extra snuggles, but when that doesn't help we … [Read more...]

Recycled Water Bottle Planters

Big thanks to REPREVE for sponsoring today’s post and encouraging us to #TurnItGreen   The kids and I are antsy for spring to arrive, we could use a fresh start and some warmer weather.  While it's still too cold outside to get started on our garden we decided we could bring a touch of spring indoors with these fun Recycled Water Bottle Planters. Did you know that the U.S. plastic bottle recycling rate is less than 30 percent?  Most people don't even think about what happens to … [Read more...]

Party Finalists

I can't believe it, one of my parties is a finalist in the My Insanity Party Party...pinch me!  I love planning parties and find lots of joy in all the planning and preparation, to have it recognized is incredible!I submitted the twins Barnyard Bash Birthday Party in the contest and just found out today that it is one of the 15 finalists.  There are so many incredible parties and lots of great ideas, I can't imagine how they narrowed it down to only 15!Now I am going to shamelessly ask you to … [Read more...]