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  • Crafts/DIY,  Recipes

    Rudolph Rice Krispie Treats DIY – 15 minutes!

    There is nothing I love more around the holidays than creating FUN treats that the kids enjoy making and sharing.  These Rudolph Rice Krispie treats are just that!  FUN to make and share! It’s a simple staple recipe that just has a few additions to create these adorable Rudolph’s complete with the red nose! Here’s how you can make your own Rudolph Rice Krispie treats! Supply list: 3 tablespoons butter 1 (10 ounce) package miniature marshmallows 6 cups chocolate crisp cereal (like Cocoa Pebbles) Red gumdrops (1 for each treat) Large candy eyes (2 for each treat) Miniature pretzel twists (2 for each treat) ½ cup milk chocolate morsels Now…

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    15 Christmas Mason Jar Gift Ideas

    Christmas can be a time of stress and budget busting and Mason jar gifts are a fun way to create cheap and unique gifts for friends, co-workers, neighbors or relatives that we don’t see very often. I’ve scoured the internet and am bringing you some of the the best and cutest Mason Jar Gifts that I could find!  These are all going to be easy on your budget and easy for last minute gift-giving! Check out how to make some Mason Jar Gift Sets of your own for EVERYONE on your list!   Debbie Doos created the most adorable snowman ever!  You can fill this with treats or you can put…

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    Learn How To Hand Paint Flowers The Easy Way

    You see them all over in the home decor world now!  FLOWERS!  And not just any flowers, but flowers that are hand painted.  Flowers that look amazing by all these sign makers and stylists and you wonder how you can create your own.  Well, I’m gonna tell you a secret!  They aren’t hard!  And I’m going to show you how to make them,  It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or you’ve been painting for years, these flowers are adorable and EASY! Find out how to make your own hand painted flower! I am a HUGE fan of the DecoArt paint.  They have ALL kinds of paint – meaning paint…

  • Crafts/DIY,  Recipes

    Make & Give Home Apothecary with FREE RECIPE

    Making and giving handmade gifts is one of my favorite things to do!  I try my best to make sure that they are truly something that the recipient will enjoy.  When I got the Make & Give Home Apothecary book from Stephanie Rose, I KNEW that I had to add some of these to my ideas for gift-giving.  Gifts that promote self-care and encouraging a person to take care of themselves are some of my favorites.  I am a new user to essential oils and so these are perfect! Find out how you can make your own with the FREE recipe below! Each recipe is made using herbal and botanical…

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    DIY Home Address Plaque

    Address signs are one of the first things people see when they arrive at your house!  Mine was a little lackluster and so I wanted to come up with something new that represented us!  I was pretty bored with the generic letters that you just attach to your house or mailbox. I headed to Hobby Lobby and grabbed some supplies and had this one done in about 20 minutes! Here’s what you need to make your own Home Address Plaque! Wooden plaque – there are several different styles in the store and online to choose from. Wooden “Home” cutout Metal craft embellishments Spray paint DecoArt Acrylic paint – this assortment pack…

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    Target Dollar Spot Quick Craft

    As if Target’s Dollar Spot didn’t already have my heart, add in holiday decor and I’m am like a giddy little school girl who just laid eyes on her childhood crush! This Target dollar spot craft is the perfect project to do for your kids or grandchildren!  It’s even easy enough that they can help craft with you! Here’s how to make your own stocking holders! This cutie was just $3!  They also have a white house and a black house!  I am thinking snow covered roofs on those with small lights in the windows. I used my Silhouette to create my initials but you can freehand or use any…

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    Quick and Easy Halloween Door Hanger

    We are in the thick of holidays decorating!  Once September hits, it’s a non-stop hustle until the end of the year!  This is my favorite time of year to decorate and I know it’s many of yours too!  Decorating doesn’t have to time consuming or expensive though! This quick and easy Halloween hanger can be used in your decor or as a door hanger can be done in at little as 10 minutes AND it was cheap. Here’s how you can make a Quick and Easy Halloween Door Hanger one for yourself! Head to craft heaven (Hobby Lobby) and get yourself the following supplies: Wooden numbers and a small plaque.…

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    Quick and Easy Halloween Wreaths

    Swapping out a wreath on my front door is my favorite thing to do for all the holidays and the changing of seasons!  It’s the first thing people see when they enter your home and no matter what else you have put together in your home for the holidays, a wreath makes a house look complete! I’ve pulled together some of my favorite HALLOWEEN wreaths for you to pick and choose which to make for yourself this year!  I’ve included links for you to hop on over and check out the details on the one you pick! Check out some of my favorite Halloween Wreaths: If a Halloween wreath has…

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    Trashy Pumpkin Makeover with a Wind Turbine

    Trashy Pumpkin Makeover

    This is the ultimate trash to treasure! Grab an old wind turbine and learn how to make your own trashy pumpkin in less than 10 minutes. Every once in awhile I stumble upon an awesome piece of trash!  Or in this case, my dad did.  You know what they say, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” As soon as I saw this old wind turbine, I immediately knew that it had to be a PUMPKIN!  I mean look at those lines – I am SWOONING 😍 My dad found two of these amazing wind turbines and snatched them up just knowing that I could do something cool with them. …

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    Stenciling with Vinyl – Easy DIY

    Stenciled Family Plaque

    Created a family home decor sign doesn’t have to be complicated!  You can create your own stenciling with vinyl making this a DIY for any novice crafter! Stenciling with Vinyl – Easy DIY Supplies Vinyl Stencil Pine wood – I used a 9×12 piece DecoArt paint in your choice of colors Coordinating ribbon Paint your board with a base color.  Let dry completely and then apply your vinyl stencil.  Using a foam brush and DecoArt paint, fill in all of the words that need color.  When the paint is complete dry, remove the vinyl.  Using sandpaper or an electric sander, sand down the edges to give it more of a…

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    Creating A Whimsical Window – Paint Pouring

    There is a new technique in the crafting and DIY world called paint pouring!  I thought I’d give a hand at it and share with you my results!  And let me tell you, I LOVE THE RESULTS!!! Paint Pouring this Whimsical Window was SOOOOO easy and so much fun! Decoart created a new product medium that helped take this project from cool to amazing!!  You can hop over to their website and find out all the details on how to use it, but I will give you a quick run-down.  They have some amazing videos that walk you through the process though.  You’re going to want to check them out…

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    Easy Argyle Design DIY

    Decorating does NOT have to be difficult!  Take this Easy Argyle Design DIY for example!  We see busy and intricate designs all over the decorating world and recreating them on your own seem insurmountable sometimes!  You have the chevron, the herringbone, and the argyle, just to name a few! I was commissioned to decorate this room for a makeover that Leanne Lee at Diva of DIY was working on.  She did all the behind the scenes work and getting the walls ready for me to add my touch to.  Let me tell you, this was a FUN project!  Plus I got to hang out with Leanna which doesn’t happen near…

  • Crafts/DIY,  Woodworking

    Quick and Easy Stenciled Chair Makeover

    Taking an old and worn out piece of furniture and transforming it into a new and pretty piece makes my heart flutter! This Stenciled Chair Makeover does just that!  The fact that this piece has a unicorn AND glitter makes my whimsical heart happy!! If you have an old chair, a stencil, and some paint then it’s time to get to creating one of your own!  Wouldn’t this look amazing in a little girl’s room?  Mine currently resides in my office! I partnered up with Rust-Oleum to bring you this quick and easy DIY that anyone can do! Once I wiped the chair down and removed any heavy residue, I chose…

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    Quick and Easy HELLO Wreath

    Having a Quick and Easy HELLO Wreath to create is a must for me!  I tend to change out the wreaths on my front door as the seasons and holidays change and so quick, easy and cheap are requirements!  Life is just to darn busy to do anything different nowadays! This Quick and Easy HELLO Wreath takes a few simple supplies and some amazing paint! You will need this wooden wreath form from Hobby Lobby OR you can buy it from Amazon. Scrap fabric in any coordinating color. Silk flowers of your choice. HELLO script wood cutout Americana Watermelon Slice from DecoArt or any coordinating color. I previously painted my wood form white for…

  • Crafts/DIY,  Woodworking

    DIY Festival Serving Station

    DIY Festival Serving Station Header

    When I got selected for the Festival Challenge through the Creators Studio with Rust-Oleum, I couldn’t wait to get to creating this DIY Festival Serving Station!! My husband helped me bring this DIY Festival Serving Station to life and so much of the credit is also due to him.  He builds things and I make things pretty 🙂  This piece would be perfect to have on hand for any parties you are hosting or for a simple backyard get-together with friends and family.  Just think of of the possibilities for the 4th of July or for a fun birthday party! This project is for someone that has slight woodworking knowledge. …

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    Hello Summer Banner Sign

    The changing of the seasons is always a fun time to spruce up your decor!  This Hello Summer Banner Sign is the perfect project for you to create this weekend and have it ready to display on your fireplace mantle of in your entryway.  The fabric strips create a sense of whimsy that is make this project FUN to create. You only need a few supplies that you may have around the house! A wooden 1x12x18 pine board, two cup hooks, a “Hello Summer” stencil, multiple colors of paint, a piece of twine, and some scrap fabric. Using a dark or grayish colored paint, slightly water it down to make…

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    Four Steps To Creating A Fairy Garden In 15 Minutes

    I have wanted a fairy garden since I was a little girl!  There is a sense of whimsy and imagination that comes along with fairy’s that I think everyone can appreciate.  You can make a fairy gardens large or small depending on your space, time and budget.  Fairy gardens are also great ways for kids to learn how to take care of plants.  Let each of your kiddos create one of their own to tend to throughout the year! There are 4 simple steps to creating a fairy garden! Once you know what they are and have all of your supplies, you’ll have  yours done in 15 minutes!  Get the…

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    Chevron Mason Jar Holder with Chalkboard

       The changing of seasons always signals the changing of decor to some.  Creating a welcoming porch is the first thing you should think of when thinking of home decor.  Your porch is the FIRST impression that you give friends and family. when they visit.  This Chevron Mason Jar Holder with chalkboard is the perfect way to swap out seasonal flowers and with the chalkboard, you can write fun notes or welcome the upcoming holidays!  With just a few supplies, you can have your own made in no time! Supplies for Chevron Mason Jar Holder 1×8 piece of pine wood.  One cut at 15 inches and one cut at 4…

  • Crafts/DIY,  Woodworking

    DIY Window Jewelry Holder

    DIY Window Jewelry Holder

    Most DIY projects take something old and turn it into something new!  Decorating with windows is all the rage right now!  Where once there was a limitless supply of windows, there is now a shortage of sturdy old ones that you can create into something new!  If you get your hands on one, you’re going to want to make this jewelry holder!  In comes the DIY Window Jewelry Holder!  It’s time to transform the old and boring into something AMAZING and FUNCTIONAL! All it takes it a little bit of time to transform it into something amazing! Clean up your window and paint it whatever color you like.  If your…

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    St. Patrick’s Day Glitter Wreath

    St. Patty’s Day is the perfect reason for me to create a GLITTER wreath!!  I love attending the St. Patrick’s Day parades and wearing green but I’m far from being Irish.  I’m a bandwagon girl when it comes to this holiday 🙂 St. Patrick’s Day is a day to enjoy the fun and break out of the normal routine for a little bit.  It’s a day to embrace the kid in your and wear fun clothes and celebrate, just because! This project can be done in as little as 20 minutes! Supplies needed: 8 inch metal wreath form 10 inch wooden disc found in the wood supply department at Hobby…

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    Kid’s Valentine’s Craft – Tic Tac Toe

    Tic tac toe craft for kids

    I remember playing the game of Tic Tac Toe as a kid and loved it!  I think it’s something that every kid enjoys no matter how old they are!  Here’s a craft that will be perfect for the kiddo’s to help you with!  I’ve made it small enough to fit in your purse so you can play with your kiddos when you’re out at dinner and playing the “waiting game” for your food.  OR, it will keeps kids entertained on long car rides!  This will make the perfect Valentine’s gift for any kiddo in your life. It takes just a few simple supplies:  scrap wood (roughly 4″ square), buttons or…

  • Crafts/DIY,  Woodworking

    Scrap Wood Photo Frames

    Scrap wood photo frames are so easy!  If you’ve got scrap wood (most people do) then you can make a frame in just MINUTES in nearly any size!  As a creator who does a lot of woodworking, I have a LOT of scrap wood.  Because these are so quick and easy to make, you can make them to match any decor AND change them for the holidays!  Another SIMPLE and CHEAP way to decorate your home on a budget! All you need is scrap wood, some vinyl polka dots, scrapbook paper, twine (or ribbon) and small clothespins! I’ve attached the YouTube video below that walks you through all of the…

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    Home Decor Holiday Printables!!

    Blog Post Image - Home Decor Holiday Printables

    I LOVE decorating for every holiday and season!  But having different decor for every…single…holiday or season can not only take up a lot of storage space, but it can take a lot of your budget too!  And for someone who has resolved to tighten down her budget this year, I don’t have a lot of excess to spend. I figured, why not create some holiday printables that you can swap in and out of pictures frames!  It’s easy and CHEAP!  Don’t stress on redecorating an entire mantle for the holidays!  Sometimes all you need is a little added picture to dress up a whole room and give it a new…

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    “I LOVE US” String Art DIY

    String art is a hot thing right now – I just despise (like really, really loathe) hammering in all of your nails.  For small projects, such as this one, thumb tacks make it SO much easier!  However, thumb tacks are not very appealing to the eye that’s why I painted the heads of them to match this project!  It’s like I won the lottery when I thought of that!  I mean really – doesn’t painting a  thumb tack get you just as excited?  Haha! Here’s what you’ll need for the project!  I LOVE using DecoArt paint!  It is the perfect paint for wooden boards and metal thumb tacks! I also…

  • Crafts/DIY,  Woodworking

    The BEST Crafts of the BEST Blogs in 2017

    Mandy over at Sugar Bee Crafts complied a list of the Best of the BEST – the very top post of 2017 from amazing craft bloggers!  It truly is the Motherload of Awesomeness… check out over 30 of the The Best of the Best in 2017 crafts!!  Here ya go!! Best of 2017 crafts   Sugar Bee Crafts: Create Painted Canvas A Girl and a Glue Gun: Transfer Photos to Wood The Friendly Red Fox: Crochet Mermaid The Craft Patch: Giant Paper Flowers See Lindsay: Maui Costume Keeping it Simple: Farmhouse Signs Practical and Pretty: DIY Yoga Bolster Happiness is Homemade: DIY Gemstone Soap Artsy Fartsy Mama: Printable Coloring Weekly…

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    Building Your Own Christmas Eve Crate!

    It seems to be a tradition for some people to give gifts on Christmas Eve!  In doing a poll on Facebook, the most common gifts consisted of pajamas for the family, slippers, movies, popcorn, and maybe another form of treats/candy for a movie night!  I don’t do the movie and treats, but we do give pajamas!  The kiddos look forward to it every year.  Even with my grown children who have moved out still expect it 🙂 I created a box of my own to coral all these goodies in and I want to show you how to make one of your own!  I also made it reversible so you…

  • Crafts/DIY,  Woodworking

    Wooden “Ho Ho Ho” Blocks

    Holiday decor seems to change every year for me!  Since I dabble in woodworking and love painting, I am always making new things for my mantle or porch!  Every year I have a favorite, and this year, it may just be these!  I had some extra bells hanging around from another project and so I wanted to put them to good use. Here’s how to make your own “Ho Ho Ho” Wooden Blocks! You’re going to need three pieces of wood that are approximately 6″x10″.  I use pine wood which makes for easy cut and it’s wide enough to stand on it’s own.  You’re also going to need a drill…

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    Holiday Slime DIY

    If you have a kid, this is one of the DIY Slime best crafts to do with them!  Even as an adult, it’s enjoyable to make slime – and the added glitter makes it extra cool! I searched many DIY slime recipes online and tweaked a few of them to make this one.  All it takes is a few simple ingredients that most everyone has on hand.  The only thing I had to buy (minus the glue) was the contact lens solution. Here’s how to make your own DIY Slime Elmer’s Glitter Glue and Clear Glue – (used two bottles just because of the amount I wanted to make for…

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    Hutch Makeover with Tile!

    I think most of us have a hutch someone in our house or have visions of having one!  To me they are the a versatile piece of furniture that can fit into any home.   They are beautiful themselves but sometimes they just need an extra bit is beauty to make them AHHMAZING!! I found this hutch that was a worn-out dated yellow color!  I’m sure in it’s day it was perfect for the homeowner, but it wasn’t the look I was going for.  I was, however, drawn to the detail!  All those little nooks and crevices really stand out when you use a wax or glaze over the top of…

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    Scrap Wood Halloween Black Cat DIY

    Black Cat Scrap Wood DIY

      Every house needs some Black Cat decor for Halloween!  You can make these “scary” or “cute” AND they’re the perfect craft for the kids to help paint! Here’s how you can make your own black cats with your kids! All you need is scrap wood, paint and raffia!  Seriously ladies, it doesn’t get much easier than that!  If you don’t have raffia on hand, you can use twine.  Just unravel the ends after you tie it in a bow so it’s “wild” like a cat’s whiskers 😉 Let’s get started: You need (1) 2×4 cut to about 8″ give or take.  This is purely preference. You can also make…

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    Easter Bunny Burlap Banner

    It’s almost Easter and today I want to share with you how to make this adorable Easter Bunny Burlap Banner.  It’s the perfect addition to any mantle, hutch or entryway.  For this project you’re going to need the following supplies: 6-8 burlap triangles, fabric, twine, paint, bunny stencil, craft clothes pins. Using the stencil, paint the bunnies into the burlap.  Becasue burlap isn’t a tight weave fabric you will want to do this on a piece of paper becasue the paint will seep through.  You can do all of the bunnies one color or mix it up to match the fabric ties.  Set aside to dry. Taking your fabric, make…

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    Glittered Spring Home Decor Plaque

    I absolutely love the feeling that SPRING brings!  Growth, newness and a sense of renewal!  It’s not only a time for me to reassess my goal and dreams, but also a time to spruce up my house and bring some fresh color and decorations in!  I happened upon this adorable wooden plaque at Joann’s and just knew that I had to create something with it.  I love the detailed cutouts.  That’s done with a laser cutter and that is definitely on my TO-BUY list….someday.  They’re not cheap 😉 My supplies included a wooden plaque from Joanns (they don’t sell it online but THIS one would work), glitter, any color paint…

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    Easter Mantel Reveal

    The passing of seasons and holidays signals change – and I love it!  Change brings newness in life and in decor!  Today, I am revealing my Easter Mantel with you!  It was all done and ready as soon as St. Patrick’s Day was done – I don’t waste time around here on decorating 🙂 Most of the items on my mantel have been made me – that’s just how I roll.  But guess what, I can make them for you, or I can tell you how to make them yourself! I made this Easter Bunny banner last year and it is going to be that piece that I use every…

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    St. Patty’s Day – FREE Printable

    Who doesn’t love FREE stuff!  Every holiday I try to offer a free printable for you.  What’s a “printable”?  It’s an image that I have created for you that you simply print and stick in a frame to bring a little holiday into your home!  It’s truly the easiest way to decorate!  If you have a frame and you have a printer…then you’re set! And did I mention that it’s FREE!!  And it’s a high quality image so it’s gonna look amazing at your home or on a work desk.  Show me some love for the freebie 😉 Here ya go!  Right click it to save it to your computer…

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    Friends – The Chosen Family – FREE PRINTABLE

    You know the saying – Friends are the family that you choose!  Friends come and go and are there for many seasons of our lives!  Some friends stay for years and never leave and then others are there for a short time!  No matter what the case – friends are gifts that we should treasure and be thankful for! When you are up in life, friends get to know who you are.  When you are down in life, you get to know who your friends are.  There will be many people who will be great to be around when times are great.  Take note of the people who remain in…

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    Glitter and Boa Valentine’s Trees

    Hobby Lobby is that place that I really should stay away from!  But alas…..I can’t…and I won’t.  So when I went in BEFORE Christmas and bought these craft cones for a Christmas projects….they sat and never got attended to. So out they come for Valentine’s Day!  Who says they can only be Christmas trees?  Not me! I opted to use some fancy stuff that I love to cover them along with some snow…because here in Kansas, we usually have snow in February. The supplies are simple!  Cardboard cones, Mod Podge, snow flurries, a feather boa, and some GLITTER!!! Using hot glue, attach the boa to one of the cones by…

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    Framed Washi Tape Heart

    Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays – so much so that I start decorating as soon as the Christmas stuff comes down.  My family LOVES {insert sarcasm} it.  This project is so easy and cheap that anyone can recreate it! SUPPLIES Scrapbook paper – I choose a barn wood style Printer paper or card stock Washi Tape – here is some CUTE washi tape! Frame I cut a heart out of my barn wood style scrapbook paper and cut it to fit my 8×10 frame.  You can use any size frame you want.  I used my Silhouette to cut the heart but you can freehand it. Once cut, I…

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    AMAZING Chalk Paint Transformation/Recipe

    Painting furniture is the “in” thing now!  Paint is the easiest way to transform a room and furniture is no exception.  Finding pieces to refurbish is exciting because it’s such an amazing transformation on a smaller scale.  Please note, that there are pieces that I would never venture to paint simply because they are antiques and should be refurbished into their original state preserving the beauty of the craftsmanship.  That’s a post for another day. Today, I want to share with you how “you” can achieve this look for yourself!  I personally choose to paint my furniture with chalk paint.  I prefer to DIY my chalk paint and I LOVE it.…

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    The Simplest DIY of EVER!

    Ceiling Medallion DIY 3 simple steps

    Anybody that creates feels a sense of satisfaction!  Standing in the kitchen and creating a new dish is satisfaction for some. Singing or playing an instrument may bring someone else a sense of fulfillment.  For me…its creating art!  When I say this is the easiest DIY ever, I mean it.  People have PIN’ed this hundreds of times!  (Check out the image at the end to PIN to your own boards!) Art covers a whole realm of things and I’m going to be the first to tell you that I will never be a Picasso or Michelangelo.  Honestly, I’m humbled everyday that people ask me to create for them because the…

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    Classy Rose Petal Towels

    I think these turned out BEAUTIFUL!  They are so classy that I am wanting to keep them for myself BUT…..I won’t.  They looked so good on my oven doors while they posed for the pic.  Don’t you think? Go check out Living With Lindsey for her awesome tutorial!

  • Crafts/DIY,  Woodworking

    Mother's Day "MOM" Block

    Remember THIS post that I talked about?  I finally got together with my niece and a friend last night and we worked on these for Mother’s Day.  I have to say I am impressed with how they turned out!  Here is a closeup of the buttons that I put on to match the paper (mine is the pink, the green is actually on the paper)… Here is a closeup of the ribbon I put on the sides with the flower stamps.  I HEART stamping now!!  My friend Beth brought a bunch of stamps over and now I have a newfound crafting medium 🙂  I’m wishing now that I would have made…