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...]

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...]

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 Teacher Appreciation Pennant Banner

I always get excited when the end of school rolls around.  While it can be a little overwhelming at times with all of the activities, meetings and events it also means that things like Teacher Appreciation Week, end of school activities and our annual last day of school party aren't far behind.  Over the years I've created lots of fun teacher appreciation gifts and this year I decided to break out my Cricut Maker to create this special DIY Teacher Appreciation Pennant Banner. I've … [Read more...]

Play Like a Girl T-shirt with Cricut SportFlex Iron On

This post is sponsored by Cricut. all thoughts, opinions and ideas are my own. Affiliate links ahead. Growing up as a kid I was always into sports, and I have lots of fond memories of my time playing games and  being a part of a team.  Now that I have kids of my own I love seeing their passion for sports, and I especially love seeing my girls embrace sports as an extra ciricular activity.  My daughter Piper is especially passionate about all things sports, which is why I designed … [Read more...]

Simple Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Simple Easter Egg Decorating Ideas. Can I be honest? I super hate decorating Easter Eggs. The dye and glitter ends up everywhere, the store bought stickers never stick, the white crayon is a joke, and they never look pretty...and I won't even mention the idea of hiding real decorated eggs. That said, I have a huge supply of fake plastic eggs, but they look like everyone else's fake plastic Easter Eggs, until now! I decorated a dozen eggs with sweet little spring vinyl in about 10 minutes … [Read more...]

Pinch Proof Shirt DIY and Free SVG File

Raise your hand if you always get caught without a little green on on St. Patrick's Day? {Raises hand!!!} I try to make sure my kiddos at least have some green on their socks on St. Paddy's, while I usually stroll out of the house in a black t-shirt and jeans...ugh, epic Irish girl fail, right? This year though, I.am.prepared! I picked up a super soft grey t-shirt, and asked my friend from Pineapple Paper Co. to hand letter "Pinch Proof" with a little shamrock for me to turn into an SVG file to … [Read more...]