Painted Conversation Heart Boxes

I don't think there is anything more iconic when it comes to Valentine's Day than cupid and conversation hearts.  Those sweet little candies have been a Valentine's Day cliche since 1902, and their witty messages have been making Valentine's Day sweeter ever since. This year sweeten up your Valentine's Day with Painted Conversation Heart Boxes. I am personally not a fan of conversation hearts, I would much rather have chocolate, but my kids love them.  I found these little heart shaped boxes … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Copper Leaf Christmas Ornaments

There are thirty-nine days, yes 39, until Christmas. Have you started decorating yet?  I can't wait to transform my home into a magical wonderland for the holidays.  This year my theme is all about metallic ornaments, farmhouse trends and a touch of glam. I have partnered with DecoArt to share these easy DIY Painted Copper Leaf Christmas Ornaments that will help complete my glam metallic farmhouse Christmas tree and holiday decor. I remember visiting my great grandma's house during the … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Pecans in Pumpkin Jars

November is all about giving thanks for the many blessings we have in our lives.  We try hard to keep a thankful journal all year long so we can always count our blessings, but during this time of the year I'm particularly diligent in talking about and modeling gratitude with my children.  We have so many people in our lives to be thankful for and one of the ways we show them how much we appreciate them is with simple acts of kindness or gifts.  These Pumpkin Spice Pecans in Pumpkin Jars are the … [Read more...]

25 No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

October is all about pumpkins galore! From fall to Halloween, we love seeing how pumpkins are decorated and displayed. Add some spirit to your Halloween pumpkins with some of these 25 No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas! Get creative when it comes to decorating them. The imagination is amazing- It’s so much fun to come up with cute and spooky ideas that allow you to skip the carving. It really does not matter if you use real pumpkins or faux ones. All these ideas can be used on either. Dip … [Read more...]

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 Faux Globe

I love collecting globes and have several of them displayed throughout my house. I've always loved the beautiful painted versions that I see floating around Pinterest, but I've never been able to bring myself to paint one of my globes.  After all every single one I've purchased I've loved it for it's unique character or color, I just can't imagine altering it to try out a current trend.  I found a way to satisfy my obsession with globes and get that custom painted look I admire with my own DIY … [Read more...]

DIY Lazy Susan for Outdoor Entertaining

Summer might be winding down but I'm not ready to let go just yet.  We still have weeks left to celebrate everything summer has to offer including one of my favorite things to do in the summer, entertain friends. Whether it is a casual backyard BBQ or a stylish dinner party, outdoor summer entertaining is the perfect way to keep things simple, stress-free and fun.  I've made things even easier with my newly painted DIY Lazy Susan for Outdoor Entertaining. Not only is this colorful project … [Read more...]

DIY Foam Popsicle Sign

Summer is this magical time of year where our schedules are less demanding and our family gets to spend quality time together creating memories.  While school supplies are already hitting the shelves at stores, I'm not quite ready to let all the summer fun go and created this DIY Foam Popsicle Sign to remind us to savor every last bit of the summer season. This month  Make It: Fun Crafts® challenged us to create wall art using the foam sheets and I had lots of ideas for tropical signs, … [Read more...]

DIY Succulent Ruler Planter

We will still have a good month of summer left to enjoy, so it's a little hard to imagine that a new school year is just around the corner.  I actually really love when my kids head back to school, not just because I'm ready to get back into a routine, but because I get excited about meeting their new teachers and seeing who will be helping shape their little minds throughout the year.  I love creating fun little gifts to show those teachers just how excited we are, so this year with the help of … [Read more...]