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...]

FREE Inspirational Summer Art Print

Hello there friends and happy (almost) SUMMER! Today I want to talk about being motivated and inspired. That's right it is time to Stop Wishing and Start Doing, and I'm making that easy with this Free Inspirational Summer Art Print. For me, I NEED to be inspired and usually find that inspiration by hanging out with other creatives, perusing my favorite go-to online websites or reading my fave book or magazine. I gather inspiration from everywhere,  even when I am out shopping! I even carry 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...]

You’re a Star Graduation Party

Yesterday my kids informed me that there are only 20 days of school left.  Which means that graduation season is here and with that comes lots of graduation celebrations.  I teamed up with Oriental Trading and created a star-studded graduation party theme and dessert table that is perfect for your graduation celebrations So whether you are celebrating your cute little kindergarten graduate or your all grown-up high school graduate, this You're a Star graduation party is full of … [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...]

FREE Hand Lettered Teacher Appreciation Print

Hello friends! Do you have any idea what is coming up at the beginning of May? I will give you a hint . . . IF you have school age children this post is for you. Alright, alright I will tell ya . . . it's Teacher Appreciation time! This is it - a whole week set aside just to honor our beloved teachers and to help you out I'm sharing a free hand lettered Teacher Appreciation print! FUN FACT: I don't know about you, but when I was in elementary school, I dreamed of one day being an art teacher … [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...]