Poinsettias & Plaid Holiday Brunch

Throughout the holiday season, our homes are filled with friends, family and lots of delicious food.  This holiday season, host a stress-free Poinsettias & Plaid Holiday Brunch to kick off the festivities.    During the busy holiday season, there are lots of parties to attend,  brunch can be easier on both the guest and the host. It's actually one of my favorite parties we throw all year and today I've teamed up with Calloway's Nursery to show you how to host your own … [Read more...]

Colorful Easter Wreath

Spring has sprung, and this year the season starts with Easter. There are so many wonderful elements about Easter-- flowers, sunny skies, eggs, chicks and of course, chocolate! If I had to pick my favorite thing, it would be the colors of the season. I love bright colors and after a long gray winter, there’s nothing more refreshing. Hi Alison here, and today I’d like to share a colorful Easter wreath that is sure to brighten your spring. What You Will Need: Straw wreath form … [Read more...]

DIY Modern Brushstroke Vase

The groundhog may have seen his shadow with a prediction of 6 more weeks of winter, but I'm ready to see, feel and smell the beauty of spring!  I'm over the cloudy skies and dreary days, but the reality of it that there seem to be a lot more of those in our future.  If the weather outside won't cooperate I'm going to make it feel like a beautiful spring day inside!  I've teamed up with DecoArt to create a colorful DIY Modern Brushstroke Vase that will cheer up even the gloomiest … [Read more...]

Bee Mine Valentine Tote Bag

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with it comes clever messages and sweet treats. There are so many cute sayings for Valentines, like “You Rock,” “You Are So Berry Nice,” “Donut Go Breaking My Heart,” and “You’re the Bomb!”-- the list goes on. Hi, Alison here, and today I’m taking my love of flower making, plus pom-poms and putting a fun twist on “Bee Mine” with this DIY Valentine tote bag. It’s perfect for kids to collect their valentines in or a great gift for friends and … [Read more...]

DIY Mini Canvas Banner

Hello!  Who else out there loves a cute, quick and inexpensive craft project?  Those are some of my favorite kind of crafts, especially when they are are adorable as this DIY Mini Canvas Banner.   If you are following me on Instagram you may have seen that I've been in Phoenix the last few days at the Cricut Make Something You Love event. I had the privilege of joining one of my dear friends and fellow Michaels Maker, Lindi from Love the Day, at the Michaels booth for full day … [Read more...]

Fiesta Dinner Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #31DaysWithRotel #CollectiveBias Cinco de Mayo may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean we can't keep the fiesta going!  May is a month full of party potential, just think about it...the weather is warmer, school is coming to an end and pool season is upon us. I personally love any excuse to host friends and family over, especially when it involves Mexican food. I've teamed up with … [Read more...]

Colorful Spring Lemon Flower Arrangement

Lately I have been obsessed with lemons and using them to make yummy desserts, and now pretty centerpieces.  Lemons are so bright and fresh and I think they are perfect for spring entertaining.  In fact I just created this easy and colorful spring Lemon Flower Arrangement for our Easter celebration this weekend and couldn't wait to share this simple tutorial with you. I have always loved the idea of using lemons in floral arrangements.  In fact almost 15 years ago I used … [Read more...]

DIY Spring Planter Box

Spring is here and it's time to spruce up your home and freshen things up both inside and outside.  I'm a firm believer in first impressions and this is especially true for the outside of your home.  A porch is one of the first things that welcome guest to your home.  When friends and family arrive at our front door I want them to instantly know that they are welcome and invited into our fun loving home.  This DIY Spring Planter Box is the perfect project to give your outdoor … [Read more...]

Decorative Floral Easter Eggs

Flowers are blooming and spring is in the air.  I'm giving my house a fresh new makeover and adding a touch of spring to brighten things up. These Decorative Floral Easter Eggs are the bright and colorful and the perfect spring touch for my neutral farmhouse mantel.   My DIY shiplap wall in my living room is one of my favorite things about my house, but I'm still trying to figure out how to decorate our mantel.  I fell in love with my mantel at the Farmhouse Metallic Decor at … [Read more...]

DIY Floral Skull Centerpiece

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on the behalf of World Market.  The opinions, text and photos are all all my own. It might seem a bit early to star planning for Halloween parties, but to be honest I've been holding off as long as I could!  I love Halloween and I especially love entertaining during this spooktacular time of year.  Last year we hosted a Murder Mystery Dinner Party and it was a suspense filled evening of laughter and fun. It will be hard to top last year's party, … [Read more...]