Back to School Picture Holder

Back to school is fast approaching for us, and I always try to get first day of school pictures of each of my boys before I send them off. Sometimes I’m really prepared and have a printable sign for them to hold...other times, I quickly snap a pic with my cell phone and hope for the best. But, then I have mom guilt and feel bad because there isn’t a whole lot of fanfare and hoopla about their first day of school.  No matter which type of photo I get they will look great displayed on this … [Read more...]

Magical Llamacorn Birthday Party Ideas

Bursting with sparkles, glitter and cuddly creatures this party is sure to be a whole LLAMA magical fun!  What do you get when you combine two of the hottest party trends, a magical Llamacorn Birthday Party full of whimsy, sparkle and fun!  This party is perfect for kids of all ages and I'm sharing all the party ideas and details to create this one-of-a-kind celebration on Oriental Trading Fun365. You may be wondering,  what the heck is a Llamacorn?  It's what you get … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Notebook Paper Pencil Pouch

The other day I shared a colorful Back to School Notebook Paper Canvas Tote Bag I created for teacher gifts for my kids new teachers.  While I'm still not ready to think about heading back to school,  I was inspired to create another super easy teacher gift that is the perfect compliment to the canvas tote bags, a DIY Painted Notebook Paper Pencil Pouch. These super cute and simple notebook paper pencil pouches could be filled with teacher supplies and given as a teacher gift or you … [Read more...]

Back to School Notebook Paper Canvas Tote Bag

Yesterday I went to Target to pick up a few things and like I always do I strolled past the Dollar Spot section.  At first, when I spotted all of the back to school stuff I groaned.  I mean, we still have a month of summer left and I’m not ready to think about school supplies, routines or packing lunches…but then I spotted the cutest notebook paper canvas tote and colorful teacher supplies, and I couldn’t help myself!  Which is why I'm interrupting summer to share this colorful … [Read more...]

DIY Citrus Painted Canvas Shoes

You can never have enough cute shoes, right?! In the summer it's especially fun to have colorful kicks that coordinate with cute summer outfits and just shout summertime!  I can't think of anything more summery than bright colored citrus fruit, so naturally a pair of DIY Citrus Painted Canvas Shoes became a must. I recently decided to make a lemonade stand kit for my girls, and while I was making it I thought to myself "wouldn't they look cute selling their lemonade in adorable outfits … [Read more...]

DIY Summer Porch Sign

My kids have been away this week at grandma and grandpa's, which means I've been able to get lots of projects finished and I've even managed to squeeze in some relaxing moments sipping drinks or reading a book in my favorite spot, the porch!  I'm a big fan of porch sitting, and whether we are sitting on our front porch or hanging out in the back, it's a cozy place where all the cares in the world seem to slip away. Since my porch is my happy space I thought it was high time I add a little … [Read more...]

Lemonade Tea Towels with Cricut Iron On

When I think of summer I immediately think of lemonade stands.  Lemonade stands are the quintessential summer experience and a great way to embrace the heat, but around here an ordinary lemonade stand just won't do.  Nope, I'm a sucker for a super cute and colorful lemonade stand!  So when I spotted the cute lemonade products at Target I just knew I had to create a cute little lemonade stand kit to give to surprise my girls with when they return home from visiting their … [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...]