DIY Metallic Bar Cart

Every time I walk in Target I get all googly eyed over the metallic bar carts.  I stand and stare at them, and when I get close to putting one in my cart I end up talking my self out of it.  You see I already have a vintage metal bar cart I purchased for our Murder Mystery Dinner Party and I have another wood and metal cart in my kitchen, I don't REALLY need a new metallic bar cart, and especially not at such a steep price. When my friends at DecoArt asked me to create a project using the new … [Read more...]

Painted Wood Pumpkins for Fall

I have been busy traveling and trying to keep up with my kids busy schedules, but the other day I had to pop in Target to pick up a prescription for my son.  Like most of my trips to Target, I decided to swing by the Dollar Spot for a quick peek at the new stuff. I quickly spotted all of the gorgeous fall decor and inspiration hit immediately.  With the help of my brand partner DecoArt, I created these pretty painted wood pumpkins for fall. This month DecoArt teamed up with Walnut Hollow and … [Read more...]

DIY Succulent Pumpkin Planter

It's pumpkin season and I can't wait to decorate my house with them, bake yummy pumpkin treats and visit the pumpkin patch with my family.  I'm utterly smitten with this time of year. I love the cool crisp air, the warm cozy colors and the delicious smells of autumn. This year I wanted to add fresh life and color to my fall decor with a DIY Succulent Pumpkin Planter. Succulents planted in pumpkins aren't anything new, just search Pinterest and you'll find tons of gorgeous ideas.  However, I … [Read more...]

Poppin’ Into Summer Party

We are so ready for summer and can't wait for days filled with trips to the pool, family vacations, movie nights and sleeping in.  To celebrate we are Poppin' Into Summer with a simple and vibrant themed party.I love any excuse to celebrate and it's become a tradition for me to host a party on the last day of school. We've had a Surfin' Into Summer pool party, a Poolside Popsicle Party and this year we had a poptastic Poppin' Into Summer Party.  I decided to keep things simple and stick with a … [Read more...]

Kids Crafts: Tie Dye T-shirts

This month's Michaels Maker Challenge encouraged us to go back to class and try something new!  Did you know that Michaels offers a huge variety of free adult and kids classes?  We decided to try out one of the kids craft classes and that project inspired my girls to take it to the next level and make their own Tie Dye T-shirts. I decided to plan my weekly trip to Michaels during one of the Kids Craft Club classes. That way I could get my shopping done and my girls could spend sometime being … [Read more...]

Smart Cookie Teacher Appreciation Gift

Today I have a really cute and easy teacher appreciation gift to share with you, and it includes FREE printables.  Treat your teachers and show them how much you appreciate everything they do with our Smart Cookie Teacher Appreciation Gift. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6th and we want to make sure our teachers are showered with lots of notes, gifts and treats to show them just how special and extraordinary they are.  Our school has a theme for each day of the week and one of the days is … [Read more...]

April Showers Inspired Baby Shower

Shower mom-to-be with lots of love and gifts with an adorable April Showers inspired baby shower. I love entertaining, so when my sister asked me to help her with a baby shower she was throwing for a friend I couldn't help but say yes. It has been a long time since I've thrown a baby shower, but I can't think of a sweeter way to welcome a new baby than with a party! Since the shower is being hosted this month and the new bundle of joy will arrive next month, we used the age old saying "April … [Read more...]

DIY Bath Salts & Spa Gift Basket

We all know that moms are some of the hardest working people on the planet.  I know my mom is and she is always taking care of others so it is only fitting that this year her Mother's Day gift be filled with ways that she can pamper herself.  For this month's Michaels Makers challenge I've created DIY Bath Salts & a Spa Gift Basket, perfect for the mom in your life who deserves a little TLC and pampering! For me taking a bath is a luxury, one that I don't take advantage of often enough. … [Read more...]

Rustic Easter Centerpiece

March is here and spring is definitely in bloom.  Today I'm embracing spring's arrival and getting ready for Easter entertaining with a beautiful, easy and Rustic Easter Centerpiece. In addition to a super easy and fun tutorial I also have some VERY exciting news to share with you, so make sure you read all the way to the end for the chance of a lifetime! I love spring and it's promise of fresh and new.  It's the season for rebirth, renewal and regrowth and it fills me with excitement and … [Read more...]

Retro Charm Valentine Printable

Valentine's Day will be here soon and today we wanted to share our Retro Charm Valentine Printable with you...just in case you're like me and you've procrastinated getting those valentine's ready. Nothing makes you feel older than seeing things you loved as a child become popular with your own children.  Most of the time I have to laugh when I see things from the 80's make a comeback, like legwarmers...um hello is this really a trend we need to repeat?!?  But, when I spotted the retro Flash … [Read more...]