DIY Hand-painted Pendant Necklace and Jewelry Tray

Anyone else feel like winter stretched on forever? After a fairly blah start to the new year I'm ready to for a fresh start, and craving sunshine and color! Mother nature gave us a little taste of spring the other day here in Texas with beautiful weather in the upper 70s and lots of sunshine, but this week she decided we needed another dose of the winter blues.  Luckily, with this pretty DIY Hand-painted Pendant Necklace I don't have to wait for the sun to come out to infuse a bit of … [Read more...]

DIY Letter to Santa Felt Envelope

It's that time of year to see who has been naughty and nice, and you can bet Santa is making a list and checking it twice. One of my kids favorite things to do as soon as December arrives is write their letters to Santa. This year I thought it would be fun to create a fun DIY Letter to Santa Felt Envelope to use as decorations and a keepsake for those special letters. You may have already seen my Letters to Santa themed Christmas tree that I created for the Michaels Dream Tree … [Read more...]

Polar Post Christmas Tree – Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

One of the most wondrous things about Christmastime is that irresistible sense of anticipation and excitement that permeates the season. Advent calendars count down the days, twinkling lights make the neighborhood more and more festive, and brightly wrapped presents begin appearing, as if by magic, under the tree. Once again I'm participating in the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge and this years tree pays homage to that glorious Christmas season tradition and anticipation that accompanies … [Read more...]

Mad Scientist Halloween Ice Cream Party

October is finally here and I am ready for all things Halloween!  When it comes to entertaining Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to plan and host parties.  There are so many fun and creative ways you can celebrate all hallows eve.  You can go all out and plan a spooky Murder Mystery Dinner party or if your looking for something a little more kid-friendly you host a Mad Scientist Halloween Ice Cream Party!Step into my laboratory and let's get crazy with some spooky lab … [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...]

DIY Vintage Farmhouse Style Fall Baskets

We are soaking up the last days of summer before the kids head back to school next week.  This summer has been full of adventure with a trip to Italy, our annual Frio River trip, lots of lazy days spent by the pool, ice cream parties and so much more.  But, I'm ready to say Goodbye to Summer because that means fall is coming!  I can't wait for cooler weather, boots and all things pumpkin.  Since it's still a little too early to deck out my front porch with pumpkins I'm going … [Read more...]

Girls Painted Back To School Shoes

I'm not quite ready for summer to end, but reality is looming and a new school year is almost here.  One of the best parts of a new school year is shopping for back to school supplies and new clothes.  Everybody wants to have the latest and greatest back to school trends and it's even more fun to create your own, like these painted back to school shoes. Turn ordinary canvas shoes into fun kawaii inspired shoes that are perfect for back to school.  My oldest daughter has … [Read more...]

My Story Stones: Painted River Rocks

Every summer my family takes a trip to the Frio River, it's a vacation that actually started with college friends 15 years ago and it is a highly anticipated vacation for everyone in the family, I guess you could say it's our happy place. One of my kids favorite things to do, other than tubing down the Frio, is to collect river rocks. We have quite the collection of rocks that somehow make their way home, get scattered around the yard and house, and occasionally even end up in the wash. … [Read more...]

Watermelon Slime Recipe

It's a favorite during the summer, it's red, juicy and oh so sweet...that's right watermelon is the perfect way to enjoy a hot summer day.  This refreshing fruit doesn't keep summer boredom away, but I'm quite certain that this fun, sweet smelling watermelon slime recipe is just the thing you need for an afternoon of summer fun. We've reached that point in the summer that it's hot, hot, hot outside and even the pool doesn't offer much relief.  So we've been spending more time … [Read more...]

Abstract Tropical Sunset Painting

Our summer has been busy so far and filled with lots of fun adventures.  My husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary with a two week trip to Italy, the kids went to the mountains with their grandparents, and we just got home from a   beach trip with our family. My heart is so full, traveling is such a wonderful way to make extraordinary memories with the ones you love.  I can still hear my kids laughter ringing in my ears as I watched them crash through the waves. I … [Read more...]