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...]

Simple Flamingo Beach Bag Gift Idea

My boys have been out of school for just about a week, and we’ve already received 4 pool party invitations!! Buying gifts for all those parties can get expensive, real quick.  But, this simple flamingo beach bag gift ideas is the perfect solution for cute, practical and affordable summer gifts!   To help keep the costs a little more in check, I decided to order a bulk lot of canvas bags, pool towels, and inexpensive flip flops. Next, I fired up my Cricut and cut some iron on for … [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...]

DIY Leather Luggage Tags with Cricut Knife Blade

It's here!  The Cricut Knife Blade is finally here.  I know many of you, like me, have been eagerly been awaiting the arrival of the Knife Blade for the Cricut Maker and I'm thrilled to not only tell you that the wait is finally over!  To celebrate this new product launch I'm sharing everything you'll need to know about using the Knife Blade and these DIY Leather Luggage Tags you can make with the Cricut Knife Blade. Let's start by answering some of the questions you might … [Read more...]

Colorful Fiesta Llama and Cactus Banners made with Cricut Maker

Just few days ago I shared my girl's night Boho Chicks and Churros Fiesta party and told you about my obsession with fiesta themed parties and decor.  Growing up in South Texas I was surrounded by colorful Mexican Papel Picado Banners, piñatas, cascarones and cacti.  I just love the bright colors, which is why I will gladly find a way to incorporate fiesta themed celebrations or decor into my everyday.  These colorful fiesta llama and cactus banners made … [Read more...]

Colorful Spring Pinwheel Decorations

Pinwheel, pinwheel, spinning around. Look at my Pinwheel and see what I've found. Pinwheel, pinwheel, where have you been? I’m kind of obsessed with pinwheels.  There is just something about those little spinning things that reminds me of spring and childhood. They remind me of carefree, playful afternoons while a warm breeze gently blows all around.  I think they are such a whimsical and fun way to add a little flair to any occasion including your home decor. And, you will … [Read more...]

DIY Acrylic Pour Ceramic Coasters

It's that time again for another project featuring DecoArt products and I am so excited to share this fun project with you.  This month DecoArt challenged me to create a project using the new DecoArt Paint Pouring Medium and I created these galaxy inspired DIY Acrylic Pour Ceramic Coasters.   You may remember that a few months ago I created my first paint pour project when I made my very own fluid acrylic poured canvas art. It was my first experience making anything with this … [Read more...]

DIY Hand Painted Pendant Necklaces

The other day the temperatures in Texas started to warm up and now I'm craving all things spring.  I am ready to break out the flip flops and the brightly colored clothes.  But, if I'm being completely honest my wardrobe lacks a lot of color (I own a lot of black.) Which is why I decided to add a pop of color with some new DIY bright colored hand painted pendant necklaces . I've been working with DecoArt for a few years and one of the the things I love about working with … [Read more...]