Katie Dixon

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Katie Dixon provides partner support and features the best ideas from the web on HOI.

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How to Do a Church Christmas Grinch Party on a Budget

This year, I was asked to be in charge of our church Christmas party- which is huge! We decided what could be more fun than a…

Reagan Favreau

celebrations

christmas

crafts

My Projects

Save Time and Store Your Decorated Christmas Tree!

Who doesn’t love decorating for Christmas?! Turning on some classic Christmas tunes, baking cookies, putting ornaments on the tree- what’s not to love? There’s something…

Reagan Favreau

kids

kids parties

10+ Creative DIY Kids Birthday Party Invitations

  I’m a HUGE fan of fun, unique and creative birthday party invitations! You know the old saying that you only get 1 chance to make…

Toni - Design Dazzle

celebrations

crafts

halloween

Michaels Makers

My Projects

Sharpie Art Pumpkins

Making Sharpie Art Pumpkins is loads of fun! Who knew coloring on pumpkins could be so enjoyable! I’m sharing my Michaels Makers post with you…

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kids

kids rooms

Superhero Bedroom Ideas

Look! Up in the air! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No! It’s a collection of Superhero Bedroom ideas! These bedrooms take comic-book details from…

Design Dazzle

crafts

Party Tip: Use a Curling Iron to Heat Seal Bags

  I shared this fab party tip before for these adorable favor bags. So in case you didn’t see it – this is a great…

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kids

kids rooms

25 Amazing Boat Rooms For Kids

Boats can capture the imagination of sailors young and old. I recently came across an amazing boat room and set out to sea…er…I mean SEE…

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kids

kids rooms

Fabulous Girl Nursery Ideas without a hint of pink!

Maybe pink just isn’t your thing…or maybe you think it’s cliche…or maybe you just want to do something a little different. Whatever the reason, there…

Design Dazzle

kids

kids rooms

15 Vintage Nursery Ideas

Vintage nursery rooms are all the rage, am I right?! And for good reason – they totally have this sweet, homey feel to them. Warm…

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celebrations

crafts

My Projects

valentine's

Unicorn Valentine Card Box

  What can you do with two shoe boxes? How about make this Unicorn Valentine Card Box! This DIY project is a fun whimsical twist on…

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kids

kids rooms

Kids Room Ideas: Trains!

Some little boys just love their trains! This fabulous train bunk bed looks even better on a railroad carpet! Picture from here. Love the railroad…

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celebrations

crafts

halloween

My Projects

No-Sew Cupcake Baker Halloween Costume

Me and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including my NO-SEW CUPCAKE BAKER HALLOWEEN COSTUME! I’m teaming up with…

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crafts

kids

summer camp/crafts

Straw Weaving Bracelets

Hi Everyone! I’m Melanie from Artzy Creations and I’m so happy to be your Summer Camp Counselor today. Growing up during the summers, I would…

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organization

Video Game Storage Ideas

Tired of XBox and WII components and games taking over your family room or play room? Gaming systems, games and controllers have a way of…

Design Dazzle

kids

kids parties

10 Best DIY Birthday Banners

No party is complete without a birthday banner to celebrate the special guest of honor as well as welcoming guests to the fun event. There are lots…

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crafts

organization

Locker Decorating Ideas

Back to school can be fabulous if you have a great spot that is all YOURS and full of all your personal touches! Seriously….a great…

Design Dazzle

kids

kids rooms

25 Amazing Loft Ideas — Beds and Playrooms

If your kids are getting older and their bedroom isn’t feeling as big as it used to bring in a loft bed or play area…

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kids

kids rooms

50 Ideas For Car Themed Boys Rooms

Decorating a boys room can be out-of-the-box fun since it allows you to use decorative pieces that wouldn’t work in most other rooms of your…

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celebrations

kids

kids parties

parties

Uncategorized

Unique Gender Neutral Baby Shower Ideas

It can be so much fun to plan a baby shower! If the mom-to-be knows what she’s having, you can go all out with pinks…

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celebrations

christmas

crafts

My Projects

Santa Sacks: Simplify Christmas With A Wonderful Family Tradition!

  Santa has never left wrapped Christmas gifts in our home. Santa Sacks have been a tradition in my family for decades. What are Santa…

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crafts

DIY/Decor

My Projects

Create Wood Art Using the Cricut Machine

The Cricut machine is a great tool for us crafters. There are many mediums it can cut! Did you know it cuts wood? Well, a…

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kids

kids rooms

Boys Construction Trucks And Tractor Bed Ideas

 These Boys Construction Trucks and Tractor Bed Ideas are all fantastic if you are looking to build an unforgettable room for your boys. There are…

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kids

kids rooms

Fabulous Girls Horse Bedrooms

I recently saw the most darling quote, “All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.”  Awwwwww! We…

Design Dazzle

DIY/Decor

kids

kids rooms

Decorating Door Ideas for Girls

Doorways can lead to enchantment. They can be a valuable tool in keeping pesty brothers out of personal space. Every room has at least one…

Design Dazzle

celebrations

christmas

crafts

FREE Printables

100 Mischievous ELF Ideas

Pin It     Kids young and old look forward to annual holiday visits from the special elves. This is a fun tradition to start…

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celebrations

christmas

crafts

Capture a Photo Of Santa In Your Home!

Thrill your kids this Christmas!! This post contains affiliate links at no additional cost to you. For further detail, please see our disclosure policy. Catch…

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DIY/Decor

kids

kids rooms

Making Magic in Kids Rooms with Fairy Lights

We’ve been looking to the stars for thousands of years. Those twinkly lights have captivated us for so long that it seems so natural and…

Design Dazzle

DIY/Decor

kids

kids rooms

Star Wars Kids Rooms

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… We found some great ideas for a Star Wars themed kids room! Maybe you want…

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kids

kids rooms

Tie Dye Teen Rooms

Tie Dye can add an amazing amount of a color to a teen room. It works for both teen boys and teen girls. For boys,…

Design Dazzle

crafts

kids

kids parties

My Projects

Make a Giant Mushroom Prop For Party Decor

Props are important for creating the perfect party atmosphere. I made this giant mushroom for a Vintage Glam Wonderland Party. It was easy to  do…

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celebrations

christmas

crafts

DIY/Decor

My Projects

Christmas Tree Decorating Tips & Hacks

  I am sharing part 2 of the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge. If you haven’t seen my Christmas Dream Tree check out this years theme…

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crafts

DIY/Decor

kids

kids parties

15+ Awesome DIY Party Backdrops

We all know how much a dessert table backdrop really adds the finishing touch to any party. We have gathered 15+ awesome DIY party backdrops…

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celebrations

crafts

DIY/Decor

kids

kids parties

parties

Great Baby Shower Activities

    As you plan the perfect theme for that baby shower, don’t forget to come up with some ideas for baby shower fun! A…

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kids

kids rooms

Hockey Room Ideas

It seems that every time I meet a young hockey player or fan they are incredibly passionate about HOCKEY. They love their hockey and can’t…

Design Dazzle

kids

kids rooms

20 Home Run Baseball Theme Rooms

  If you are looking for some ideas for a Home Run Baseball Theme Room you have come to the right place! Great baseball rooms…

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celebrations

kids

kids parties

parties

Simple Baby Shower Cakes Anyone Can Make!

On the hunt for a simple baby shower cake to whip up for a big shin-dig? Feeling “pin-whelmed” by all of those gorgeous cakes floating…

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DIY/Decor

kids

kids rooms

Kids Magical Indoor Playhouses

  This post is FULL of magical indoor playhouses for kids. Feel free to look through and be inspired.     This is one of…

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crafts

FREE Printables

kids

My Projects

summer camp/crafts

Videos

Summer Camp Giant Bubbles Kit Tutorial With Free Printables

Here’s the complete tutorial on how to make giant bubbles! This post includes giant bubbles kit, giant bubble recipe and free printable labels! Watch the…

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celebrations

christmas

FREE Printables

My Projects

Advent Countdown Calendar Including 100 Activities: FREE Printables

  Pin It This is a super easy no-sew Advent countdown calendar created with socks. A printed activity is tucked inside each of the twenty…

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celebrations

kids

kids parties

parties

Gorgeous Girl Baby Shower Dessert Tables

 Planning a baby shower, especially if the Mom-to-be is expecting a little girl can be a very exciting and fun experience. We’ve collected some gorgeous…

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Healthy Living

Lifestyle

My Projects

organization

How To Clean Floor And Ceiling Vents In The Dishwasher?

How To Clean Floor And Ceiling Vents In The Dishwasher?   Do you want to know an easy way on how to clean floor and…

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crafts

kids

kids rooms

15 Fun Floor Ideas for Kids Rooms

There are so many different ways to make a kids room fit your style. You can paint the walls, add cool furniture, OR you could…

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celebrations

halloween

Marvelous Mickey and Minnie Mouse Halloween Costumes

If you have been following my blog for a while then you know that I am a big Disney fan! I love all things Disney…

Whit Johnson

celebrations

kids

kids parties

parties

Baby Shower Food Ideas

Baby shower food can be simple or extravagant…homemade or catered….themed or classic. It depends on so many things… your mom-to-be, your budget and your number…

Design Dazzle

celebrations

christmas

crafts

DIY/Decor

My Projects

Make Faux Birch Logs Using Pool Noodles

One of the highlights of my Michaels Makers Santa’s Cabin in the Woods Christmas Dream Tree were the faux birch logs. Real birch logs are so beautiful and…

Reagan Favreau

kids

kids rooms

20+ Boys Football Room Ideas

Ready? Set? Hike! Get ready to view some amazing 20+ Boys Football Room Ideas. From many different sources, these football rooms have PLENTY of ideas…

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kids

kids rooms

Ideas For A Harry Potter Theme Room

Such a cool Harry Potter bedroom! Things I love about this room- purple walls suitcase dresser the bed, the bed!! the pillows on the bed!…

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crafts

summer camp/crafts

Sand Craft Ideas

I have a love/hate relationship with sand. I love seeing my kids play in the sand at the beach. I love getting right in there…

Design Dazzle

DIY/Decor

kids

My Projects

summer camp/crafts

Make A Giant Outdoor Kerplunk Game From Tomato Cages

If you are trying to find a way to get your family outdoors making good summer memories here is a fabulous family game! Make a…

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celebrations

kids

kids parties

parties

10+ Fun Baby Shower Games

Baby Shower Games – you either love ’em or you hate ’em! I personally love ’em. Baby shower games don’t have to be boring though,…

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celebrations

summer camp/crafts

valentine's

Valentine Card Holders

One of my favorite memories of 3rd grade was Valentine’s Day. I had never participated in a Valentine’s Day at school before since our family…

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celebrations

kids

kids parties

parties

Recipes

snacks/treats

Monkey Theme Cakes for Baby Showers

Monkey Theme Cakes are so sweet! I remember calling my babies “little monkeys” and it always made me smile. I guess I’m not alone in…

Design Dazzle

kids

kids rooms

organization

Desk Ideas for Kids Rooms

Desks can be a much-needed and versatile piece of furniture for your kids. Whether you need the desk to serve as an arts and crafts…

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kids

kids parties

Baby Girl Turns One!

We can’t help but get excited when our babies turn ONE! It’s a huge accomplishment for a baby and great day for Mom and Dad!…

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crafts

kids

summer camp/crafts

Glow in the Dark Water Balloons

Hello, campers! I am Camp Counselor Michele from The Scrap Shoppe! I’m excited to be here again for Design Dazzle’s fun Summer Camp Series. I…

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crafts

kids

kids parties

Mickey & Minnie Mouse Party Ideas

I”m sharing some of my favorite Mickey and Minnie Mouse Party ideas. Whether it’s party food or party decor these ideas dazzle!! There are so…

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celebrations

crafts

halloween

My Projects

DIY: Scuba Diver Halloween Costume

Okay so who knew that you could make such an easy costume out of 2 liter soda bottles? I am always so tickled when I…

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crafts

kids

My Projects

summer camp/crafts

Summer Camp: 10 Awesome Glow Stick Ideas

Summer Camp begins today! We are excited to share some amazing summertime ideas and projects for kids from our talented  Summer Camp Counselors!    Who…

Toni - Design Dazzle

crafts

kids

My Projects

summer camp/crafts

Videos

DIY Styrofoam Cup Floam

I am so excited for this year’s lineup for Summer Camp! It’s our first day of Summer Camp. There will be lots of amazing ideas.…

Reagan Favreau

celebrations

christmas

kids

kids parties

My Projects

Christmas Vacation Party: Griswold Style

This past weekend we had a movie-theme Christmas party where we invited some of our friends to dress up in ugly Christmas sweaters or as…

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kids

kids parties

Kids Parties: Easy Idea For The Ceiling

I have a crush on easy cute kids party ideas and I’m crushing on this one!! Use plastic table covers and balloons to create an…

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celebrations

kids

kids parties

parties

Fantastic Boy Baby Shower Dessert Tables

 Not every party or baby shower needs a dedicated dessert table, but if that’s what you’ve decided for your upcoming celebration, we found some adorable…

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celebrations

FREE Printables

My Projects

valentine's

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Valentine Card Box + Free Printable

Looking for a simple and classic idea for your kids valentine card box at school? Just stick on a pair of those iconic ears and…

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crafts

DIY/Decor

Michaels Makers

My Projects

DIY: Rustic Letters With Flowers

Isn’t it fun when you can create exactly what you want? In the colors you need, the look you are after and transforming it exactly…

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crafts

DIY/Decor

kids

kids rooms

How to Recover a Nursery Glider

The glider….it’s such a key element in any nursery. It’s where you soothe your newborn. It’s where you sit for those midnight feedings. And later…

Design Dazzle

celebrations

crafts

mother's day

12 Marvelous Classroom Mother’s Day Gifts

When it comes to classroom crafts, Mother’s Day gifts has some of the best ideas out there! There’s nothing quite as wonderful or full of…

Savannah Ius

celebrations

crafts

School/Teacher/Graduation

End of School Year Classmate Gifts

The end of the school year is always bitter sweet for me. How about you guys?? My emotions are all over the place! I’m sad…

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celebrations

FREE Printables

School/Teacher/Graduation

Free Printables for Graduation

Graduates come in all ages. Whether your graduate is finishing preschool or graduating college, you have great cause to celebrate! There are lots of free…

Design Dazzle

kids

kids parties

1st Birthday Party Ideas For Boys!

Parenthood has it’s ups and downs. Changing diapers? Down. Giggles and smiles? Up! Waking up all night? Definite downer. 1st birthday parties? Up, of course!…

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kids

kids rooms

Tiffany Blue Teen Girls Bedrooms

Tiffany & Co is a place girls dream of getting their jewelry. They could even be happy just going to visit and look at all…

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Crafts and Home DIY

Holiday

Free Printable: Thank You Card

About a month ago my friend Becky, from The Crafting Chicks, invited me to participate in the Thanks a Day Gratitude Challenge. Each day in…

Tauni

Holiday

Recipe

10 Halloween Breakfast Ideas

I am going to be honest. The extent of my Halloween breakfast planning in the past has been Count Chocula and Boo Berry cereal on…

Tauni

Party

10 Simple DIY Birthday Party Decorations

Earlier this week I shared a tutorial for DIY fringed crepe paper – such a simple project and so much fun! There are dozens of…

Snap

Crafts and Home DIY

Holiday

St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt Printable

Looking for a fun St. Patrick’s Day activity for your kids? This St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt is great for kids of all ages, particularly…

Snap

Party

Recipe

Fall-tastic Cinnamon Nutmeg Banana Bread Recipe

I love bananas and nearly always pick up a bunch while at the store, but I don’t always get around to eating them…and so they…

Tauni

Crafts and Home DIY

Holiday

Recipe

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

I am participating in a holiday sweet treat round up with over 50 other bloggers, sharing their favorite holiday recipes. Be sure to scroll all…

Tauni

Crafts and Home DIY

End of School Award Ribbons

Hello, friends! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here with a fun end of the school year activity that the kiddos are going to love! Students have had…

Snap

Crafts and Home DIY

New Year Survival Kit

This year all three of the kids are attending a new school – that’s three new schools, three new schedules and brand new teachers to…

Tauni

Recipe

10 Great Fall Dessert Recipes

I am a fan of seasonal baking…I collect recipes by the dozen and unfortunately love a good baked treat. Here are 10 great fall dessert…

Tauni

Holiday

Recipe

Easy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

UPDATE: Not interested in all of the rolling and cutting? I’ve updated my site with an even SIMPLER soft, chewy gingerbread recipe. It only takes…

Tauni

Party

Recipe

Summer Tortellini Salad Recipe

Utah’s weather can be a little crazy…one day it’s 45 degrees, while the next it’s 80. However, you will find that once we’ve had one…

Tauni

Party

Recipe

Artichoke Poppy Seed Cheese Bread

I am going to own up. Though I have pinned a ton of ideas on Pinterest, I have never ever really made anything inspired by…

Tauni

Party

Mini Necktie Bunting

My middle child Logan recently turned eight and was baptized a member of our church.  We had a little get-together with our family afterwards. It…

Snap

Decorating

Master Bedroom

The Best Navy Blue Paint for Your Home

Considering blue for your home? Don’t miss this take on the best navy blue paint currently available on the market. A preppy classic and always…

Tauni

Crafts and Home DIY

Holiday

12 Chinese New Year Crafts

I love celebrating holidays that are outside my family’s culture and Chinese New Year is one of them. I don’t know what it is, but…

Snap

Crafts and Home DIY

Holiday

Handmade Gift Wrap Ideas

One of the things I love most about Christmas is the presents – not necessarily receiving presents, but I like to choose just the right…

Snap

Crafts and Home DIY

Holiday

Party

Thanksgiving Crafts Kids of All Ages Will Love

Before you know it, fall break will be here and you’ll be wondering how to keep the kids from going beyond their typical controlled chaos.…

Snap

Crafts and Home DIY

Holiday

Felt Ribbon Candy Tutorial

The Christmas crafting season is upon us! I thought today I would share a quick and easy tutorial that is sure to “sweeten” your Christmas decor.…

Snap

Party

Party Trend – Tissue Tassels

Tissue tassels and garlands have been on the party scene for a few years now, but they continue to be a popular party accessory. Confetti…

Snap

Crafts and Home DIY

Holiday

Chinese Paper Lanterns

Hi friends!  Happy New Year!  I am Rebecca from The Crafted Sparrow, some of you have seen me around SNAP – I just wanted to…

Snap

Crafts and Home DIY

DIY Stuffed Fox

Editor’s Note: Please welcome Crystal, from Stitched by Crystal. She will be joining us as a regular contributor in 2014. Crystal blew me away last…

Snap

Crafts and Home DIY

Photography

Project Life Inspired Free Printable

Learning how to take great photos is one of the best thing you can do grow and improve your blog. Since your readers can see…

Tauni

Crafts and Home DIY

Planning a Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt, Plus a Free Printable Invitation

Are you in charge of planning an Easter Egg hunt for your neighborhood this year? Perhaps your neighborhood doesn’t have an Easter Egg Hunt, but…

Snap

Party

Recipe

Fried Potato Wedges Recipe

Last month I shared a recipe from our annual Halloween dinner. I actually whipped up this fried potato wedges recipe (otherwise known as fried ogre…

Tauni

Party

Recipe

Mini Mason Jar Desserts

I’ve been wanting to make a fun dessert in mini mason jars for a while now because we all know that anything is cuter on…

Snap

Party

Easy Classroom Birthday Treats

Do you ever struggle with what to bring to school as a little treat for your child’s birthday? If so, I’ve got you covered because…

Snap

Party

Recipe

Fall-tastic Cinnamon Nutmeg Banana Bread Recipe

I love bananas and nearly always pick up a bunch while at the store, but I don’t always get around to eating them…and so they…

Tauni

Crafts and Home DIY

Show & Tell No. 40: Spring Craft Ideas

Oh dear. We’ve reached that time of year {March} where I completely loose it. I missed Show & Tell last week and I honestly didn’t…

Tauni

Crafts and Home DIY

Summer Front Porch Decorating Ideas

With Memorial Day around the corner, everyone is busy sprucing up their yards for summer. Along with newly planted flowerbeds and hanging baskets, a spruced-up…

Snap

Crafts and Home DIY

Coffee Filter Peonies

Hi friends!  Today I’m showing you how to make Coffee Filter Peonies.  Not only are they pretty, they are easy to make.  There are so…

Snap

Christmas

Holiday

Party

Cookie Exchange Party Ideas

Jen is hosting her annual cookie exchange today. Last year’s event was so much fun and I can’t wait to go! And did you see the lovely invite Lara designed…

Tauni

Crafts and Home DIY

DIY Organization Ideas

My kids start school in just a couple weeks, which is a good thing because my house looks like a series of tornadoes went through…

Snap

Crafts and Home DIY

DIY Texting Gloves

Editor’s Note: Some mobile touch screens require an an electrical conductor (including Apple products), these gloves work on resistive screens.  Hey, hey Snap peeps!  I’m Jessica…

Snap

Crafts and Home DIY

Holiday

My 14 Favorite DIY Halloween Costumes

Though I may not be super crafty, I do love all the fabulous DIY Halloween costumes populating Pinterest accounts and RSS feeds. Here are my…

Snap

Show and Tell

Show & Tell No. 61: Back to School Ideas

I know it’s a bit blasé, but I sincerely cannot believe how quickly this summer has gone by. Nevertheless, we’ve been working on our back-to-school…

Tauni

Recipe

Slow Cooker Nacho Cheese Recipe

When I think slow cooker, I think comfort food. What says comfort food more than cheese? Monday I topped my chili with cheese, Steph’s amazing…

Tauni

Holiday

Party

Recipe

Super Bowl Party Appetizer – Red Velvet Cheese Ball

The Super Bowl is coming up in less than three weeks. It’s Sunday, February 3rd, to be exact. Whether you’re hosting the big game at your…

Snap

Beauty

DIY BEACH WAVES HAIR SPRAY

Meet John Frieda Ocean Waves spray – one of THE best hair products I have ever used…the texture, the hold, the smell…Sigh. Though it started…

Tauni

Decorating

10 Great Gossip Bench Projects

A good bench for the entry is hard to come by, so when I spied a little gossip bench amongst a pile of things headed…

Tauni

Christmas

Crafts and Home DIY

Holiday

Cardboard Yarn Ornaments

Looking for an inexpensive, easy holiday craft kids and adults can enjoy? Don’t miss these modern cardboard yarn ornaments. Recently, I was given the task…

Snap

Party

How To Make Pretty Paper Medallions

I just recently made these pretty paper medallions and used them for a couple of parties I was helping with – a bridal shower and…

Snap

Party

Recipe

Ghostly Grub Halloween Treat

Several of our Halloween traditions seem to revolve around a particular movie for some reason… You might remember I talked about our annual Great Pumpkin…

Tauni

Crafts and Home DIY

Fall Porch Decorating Ideas

Whether your porch is a wraparound or barely big enough to fit two people, these fall porch decorating ideas will inspire you to turn that…

Snap

Holiday

Party

DIY Halloween Costume Awards

Halloween is only about two weeks away, so it’s time to start planning those spooky Halloween parties if you haven’t done so already! And what’s…

Snap

Decorating

Upcycle

FURNITURE FLIP: DIY CHALK PAINT DRESSER

You may remember that a few weeks ago I introduced you to some fabulous new site contributors. You’ve since heard from Holly (events and party design), Kendra (Blogger tutorials)…

GUESTPOST

Crafts and Home DIY

Party

How to Make an Avengers Version of Thor’s Hammer

Ai-yi-yi. Three birthdays in three weeks. Not only does it make for a busy month, but it also means coming up with three VERY different…

Tauni

Holiday

Instant Pot

Mardi Gras

Recipe

Soup + Salad

Valentine's Day

Instant Pot Lobster Bisque

Make this smooth, creamy Instant Pot Lobster Bisque and your guests will think you’ve spent hours in the kitchen. Really? This lobster bisque recipe takes…

Tauni

Crafts and Home DIY

Holiday

12 Awesome DIY Christmas Ornaments

The Christmas season is officially upon us.  If you haven’t had a chance to decorate your tree yet, today we’ve got a round-up of 12…

Snap

Crafts and Home DIY

Holiday

Adorable Popcorn Valentine Printable

I love pink! I love red! I love pink and red together! I love puns! I love everything about Valentines Day! Needless to say, I…

Snap

Crafts and Home DIY

Holiday

Party

DIY Paper Feathers

When I was young, I had aspirations… I wanted to be an advertising executive, the President and well, I really wanted to work at the…

Tauni

Decorating

Upcycle

THE LOWDOWN ON MILK PAINT

Ever since the fantastic Miss Mustard Seed announced in April that she would be launching her own line of Milk Paints, the blogospere has been abuzz with…

GUESTPOST

Party

How to make fringed crepe paper streamers

Remember when crepe paper streamers and a “Happy Birthday” lettered banner were pretty much the extent of birthday party decorations? Well it was the standard…

Tauni

Party

10 DIY Birthday Cake Ideas

I think we’d all agree that a birthday cake is pretty much an essential part of any birthday celebration, right? I know I may get…

Snap

Decorating

10 Pretty Burlap Wreaths for Fall

Now that all the cobwebs, skeletons and jack-o-lanterns have (hopefully) been put away, your door might be looking a little bare. Never fear! Here are…

Snap

Holiday

Recipe

20 Easy Halloween Snacks

It’s hard to believe Halloween is in just a few short days…We’re all ready to go (I think), but I am always looking for a…

Tauni

Party

Free Ice Cream Party Printable

Summer is almost here! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the start of summer, than to throw a little ice cream party…

Snap

Party

2014 DIY New Years Hat and Crown Printable

Editor’s note: YOU GUYS!!! I am so excited to introduce you to Holly, who is joining me as a regular contributor to Snap in 2014!…

Snap

Crafts and Home DIY

Easy DIY Paper Flowers

Happy New Year SNAP! Friends! This is Jessica from Pen N’ Paper Flowers and I’m happy to kick off 2014 with a fun and easy…

Snap

Crafts and Home DIY

Disney Movie Quotes

*Project by Kim @ A Girl & A Glue Gun for the Ink challenge of Season 10* so ink had me stumped…i mean ink!? i had to…

GUESTPOST

Crafts and Home DIY

4×4 No Melt Snowman Tutorial {Guest Post}

*Hey everybody! Season 10 of So You Think You’re Crafty is going to be the most fantastic one yet. It’s the All Star round so…

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Crafts and Home DIY

Baby Pram Tutorial

*Tutorial by KoJo Designs for their win during the Recycled theme* Before we had kids, my husband and I would wander through boutiques and admire…

GUESTPOST

Crafts and Home DIY

Peacock Painting Tutorial

*Tutorial by Kim @ A Girl & A Glue Gun for her win of the Peacock Finale of the All-Star Season* so you know how…

House of Ideas

Crafts and Home DIY

Bathtub to Sofa Tutorial

Guys, I don’t have an eye for good junk. It stinks. I love seeing the fun finds some of my friends like Mandi, KariAnne and Brooke seem…

GUESTPOST

Crafts and Home DIY

Sewing

Wool Pea Coat Tutorial

*Tutorial by Jessica @ Running With Scissors for her win during the For Me challenge of Season 10* Due to different sizes and needs to…

GUESTPOST

Crafts and Home DIY

Reversible Fall Leaves Pillowcase Tutorial

I am seriously blown away by the talent this season. Every week there are several tutorials that I am interested in seeing and I’d have…

GUESTPOST

Crafts and Home DIY

Grandfather Clock Make Over Tutorial

*Tutorial by Kim @ Maiden D’Shade for her win in the Finale round of Season 14!* Once again, thank you all for this amazing honor of winning…

GUESTPOST

Wind Turbine Light Fixture Tutorial

*Tutorial by Jamie @ Three Scoops of Love for her win of the Hardware Challenge of 13* I was pretty excited about the Hardware Store Week challenge.  Lowe’s…

House of Ideas

Sewing

Candy Corn Costume Tutorial

*This tutorial is put together by Chica & Jo based on their winning project for our Costume theme* With Halloween fast approaching, it’s time once…

House of Ideas

Crafts and Home DIY

Old Suit: New Bag {a tutorial}

  Repurposing a suit coat is a fun way to create a one of a kind handbag.  I chose to make a messenger bag as…

GUESTPOST

Hand Turned Wood Bracelet Tutorial

*Tutorial by Erin for the DIY Jewelry challenge of season 12* I am very excited to share with you how to hand turn a wood…

House of Ideas

Crafts and Home DIY

DIY Whisky Fire Pit Tutorial

Hello all! Wow, two weeks in a row! Thank you to everyone who voted for my DIY Whiskey Fire Pit. I can tell you the…

GUESTPOST

Crafts and Home DIY

CD Case Greenhouse Tutorial

*Tutorial by Meg @ Mega Crafty for her win of the Repurposed challenge of season 12* Wow- I’m so excited to have won this week’s challenge, there were…

GUESTPOST

Crafts and Home DIY

Rainbow Baby Quilt Tutorial

Thanks to those of you who voted in our last challenge. We continue to have record numbers voting in our weekly challenges and I cannot…

GUESTPOST

Crafts and Home DIY

Hammock Swing Tutorial

*Tutorial by Wendy @ Crafty Goodies for her win of the Sunshine challenge of season 11* When we were emailed the list of themes for…

GUESTPOST

Crafts and Home DIY

DIY PVC Children’s Grocery Store {Tutorial}

Today’s winning PVC project – a DIY PVC children’s grocery store – is being shared by Season 16 competitor Hayley.  This is Hayley’s third win…

House of Ideas

Birthday

First Birthday High Chair Tutorial

I owe each and every one of you a SUPER HUGE THANK YOU for pinning the simple cupcake to go container I shared last week.…

GUESTPOST

T-Rex Cake Tutorial

*Tutorial by Megan @ The Crafty Conundrum for her win of the Boys Challenge of season 12*  First off -thanks to everyone who voted for me!  This is…

House of Ideas

crafts

vinyl

DIY Minnie Mouse Costume (yep, NO sew!)

Another year, another no-sew tutu costome idea – I seriously can’t get enough!! First a bumble bee, then a fairy, now good ole Minnie Mouse.…

ConnieD

Kid's Crafts

Melted Bead Keychains – Kid Craft Contributor

Hi everyone! It’s Shatzi from Love and Laundry sharing a fun kid’s craft today! But first can I tell you all how super duper excited…

Shatzi Webster

baby

sewing

T-Shirt into Baby Romper

Every year my mom buys the whole family those infamous “flag shirts”.  Seriously, every year.  I’ve been married 9 years – here’s 8 pictures (the…

Mandy Beyeler

all misc

Uncategorized

Silhouette Project: Car Decals

I wanted to do a project using this awesome Premium Vinyl for those of you who don’t have a cutting machine (kind of like the…

Mandy Beyeler

crafts

Party

Tissue Paper Party Sign

Yesterday you got a sneak peak of my Tissue Paper Number Sign – I kinda love it!  It throws back to elementary school crafting at…

Mandy Beyeler

crafts

diy

Family Name Sign

As mentioned earlier today, I took our blah living room wall to a fab Gallery Wall.  Part of that was a revamp of our family…

Mandy Beyeler

Uncategorized

Free Printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Hi everyone! It’s Britni from Play. Party. Pin. back again sharing a printable Halloween scavenger hunt idea that’s perfect for a fun day with your…

Britni Vigil

crafts

How to Crackle Paint with Elmer’s Glue

Are you mesmerized by crackle paint like I am (yes, I’ve crackle painted my fingernails – haven’t we all?!) Well today I’m exploring a cool…

Mandy Beyeler

sewing

Pocket Tote, Library Bag

When you see cats in glasses, you think Library Bag – at least I do!  I can’t get over this fabric, it’s so awesome –…

Mandy Beyeler

diy

Organization

Thread Rack – tutorial

I used to have a thread spool holder that I bought at an estate sale – it was small and didn’t hold all that I…

Mandy Beyeler

baby

Knit Headbands from tshirts

Have you made headbands from t shirts yet?  It’s one of my most popular posts and so I thought I’d crank out a few more…

Mandy Beyeler

crafts

Valentines Day

Make Paper Strip Hearts

Hi there!!  I’m so glad you stopped by – I know you’re looking for a super-fun, super-easy project, and I’ve got ya covered.  I LOVE…

Mandy Beyeler

crafts

fall

fashion

Uncategorized

NO-SEW Bee Costume (great for last minute!)

Want to DIY a costume but don’t look forward to all the time it takes?? No worries, I’ve got you covered – today I have…

Mandy Beyeler

Party

20 Donut Party Ideas

There’s ain’t no party like a donut party!!!!  SO fun, right?!  Today I have 2o Donut Party Ideas that you won’t want to miss! Today…

Katie Carranza

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Utility Apron Tutorial

We were going to get money boxes for the craft booth – – but then thought about utility aprons – so much cuter!  You can…

Mandy Beyeler

contributor post

family

Kid's Crafts

kids

printable

Random Acts of Kindness Free Printable

Hey everyone! This is Kim from seven thirty three, I’m back sharing another free printable with all of you today! I am trying to raise…

Kim Conner

crafts

fall

Fall Mason Jar Craft

I love crafting, but even more than that, I love crafting with friends!  So when a friend posts a message with a link to a…

Mandy Beyeler

sewing

Reversible Sling Bag

I am in love with this latest sewing project – Reversible Sling Bag!  It’s a great way to showcase any type of fabric, not limited…

Mandy Beyeler

crafts

kids

printable

DIY Pinewood Derby Trophies and Certificates

I’ve mentioned that we have made trophies for the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby the past couple of years, but I wanted to show a more…

Mandy Beyeler

Uncategorized

Phineas and Ferb, DIY Family Costumes

I have the awesomest family costume idea to show off to you – – yep, the whole Phineas and Ferb Gang: I didn’t come up…

Mandy Beyeler

desserts

Round Up

Simple Candy Melt Toppers

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Mandy Beyeler

fashion

Felt

Kid's Crafts

Glitter Felt Hairbows

I am LOVING this super cute Glitter Felt Hairbows – Rainbow Set.  I think I am weak for anything that comes in multiple color options,…

Mandy Beyeler

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Toilet Paper Mummy Game

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia…

Mandy Beyeler

vinyl

Last Day of School Autographs Shirt (with FREE cut file)

2017-18 FREE Cut Files for Last Day of School Autographs Shirt here: 2017-18 Last Day of School Autograph Tee Cut File UPDATE – – see the 2015-16…

Mandy Beyeler

crochet

Uncategorized

Granny Stripe Crochet Afghan Throw Blanket

Can you tell that I can’t decide what to name this post?! the “Crochet Afghan Throw Blanket” – how about that title, right?!  I know…

Mandy Beyeler

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Girl’s Apron Tutorial

A Girl’s Apron Pattern Tutorial – it’s about time!  I’ve had the adult Full Apron Tutorial for quite a while, so it was inevitable that…

Mandy Beyeler

crafts

teen craft

Money Topiary Gift Idea

Today’s craft idea will make you question what you’ve always known, “Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees”… cause maybe it does here in the craft world…

Mandy Beyeler

contributor post

crafts

diy

Party

DIY Field Goal Post (Party Contributor)

Happy New Year everyone! This is Britni again from Play. Party. Pin., and I’m excited to be sharing this simple DIY field goal post project with…

Britni Vigil

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How to Pierce Doll’s Ears for Earrings

Doll Earrings! And ear piercing, the DIY version… This is for all those girls in your life who got a new doll for Christmas –…

Mandy Beyeler

Kid's Crafts

Silly Sludge

Hi Sugar Bee Readers! I’m Shatzi from Love and Laundry. I’m a mom of three kiddos and I love crafting, cooking, sewing, and especially playing…

Shatzi Webster

repurpose

sewing

Extra-Wide Headbands

Refashioning can be so much fun!  Today I’m going to show you how to make Extra-Wide Headbands out of knit: Have you seen those really…

Mandy Beyeler

all misc

Uncategorized

Craft Fair Booth – Set Up and Tips

I know, you’ve been waiting and waiting to see our booth from the craft fair I did last weekend – well, here it is in…

Mandy Beyeler

Uncategorized

Kitchen Cabinet – Reveal!! (thanks Rustoleum!)

Here’s your much anticipated kitchen cabinet reveal – wahoo!!  Now note, I did not say “kitchen reveal” – this post is all about the cabinets.…

Mandy Beyeler

vinyl

Chillin’ With My Peeps – with free cut file

Cuteness overload! – – the post with lots of pictures of my niece and a small shout-out to the project at hand…cause even though the…

Mandy Beyeler

Uncategorized

DIY Chalkboard Face In the Hole

this is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own – this chalkboard foam board is amazing! You know those boards where you stick…

Mandy Beyeler

crafts

sewing

Knotted Headband with tshirt yarn

I think tshirt yarn is perfect for a knotted headband!  I even have a quick video on how to form the knot.  And how to…

Mandy Beyeler

christmas

embroidery

Felt

holiday

Intricate Felt Stockings

What?  I’m already posting about stockings?!  You may think it’s because I’m early on the holiday posting, but actually it’s because I’m super late –…

Mandy Beyeler

crafts

easy costume idea

fall

Super Easy DIY Pineapple Costume

Costume time will be here before you know it! Inevitably, there’s always a time when you need a costume last minute. And when it comes…

Mandy Beyeler

crafts

DIY Custom Photo Keychain

Father’s Day will be here before you know it.  I have the perfect craft to make, because we love to whip up a handmade gift,…

Mandy Beyeler

Uncategorized

Easy Elastic Hair Ties and Headbands (no sew!) – with Hairbow Supplies, Etc

Do you have a little girl in your life that you want to make bunches of hairbows for? How about hair ties?  Or have you…

Mandy Beyeler

glass

Shrink a Picture for a Pendant

I mentioned that my favorite glass tile pendant is the photo one of my kids. This was not hard at all to do.  So here’s…

Mandy Beyeler

crafts

diy

Mason Jar String Art

You know I love string art, and I love mason jars, so Mason Jar String Art was inevitable!! It’s fun and since it’s not a…

Mandy Beyeler

sewing

Fabric Alphabet Letters

I love handmade gifts! I’m not a die-hard, and have never done an all-handmade Christmas, but I do love making gifts here and there. I’m…

Mandy Beyeler

crafts

diy

Giant Picture – tutorial!

I posted awhile an image that showed off the giant picture I made for my girls’ room – finally, the tutorial is here!  It was…

Mandy Beyeler

crafts

Paper Strip Shamrock!!

this post may contain affiliate links So you love crafting for the holidays as much as I do?!  I’ve made a Paper Strip Shamrock in…

Mandy Beyeler

preschool

printable

Printable Chore Charts

We all need ideas for helping get chores done, right?!  Well today we have Preschool Printable Chore Charts – wahoo!!  Print and you’re good to…

Sarah Lemp

repurpose

sewing

I Spy Quilt!!

Yes, you read that right, this post is about the I Spy Quilt – wahoo! I signed up for a couple of swaps.  I probably…

Mandy Beyeler

Uncategorized

Pony Bead Lizard Tutorial

Looking for an awesome craft to do with kiddos??  I’ve got ya covered! I know, you’re thinking “Isn’t it the middle of the Red White…

Mandy Beyeler

crochet

Rag Rug Tutorial

Rag Rug Tutorial – today I’m going to walk you through how to make a rag rug, out of sheets!  ~ How To Make a Rag…

Mandy Beyeler

Organization

Paparazzi

Spinning Display Rack

I am in love with my new Spinning Display Rack!  I use it for displaying my Paparazzi Jewelry that I sell (I would love to…

Mandy Beyeler

crafts

vinyl

Birthday Board

Here ya go – – a Tutorial on how to make a Birthday Board!  I guess it’s about time I do a craft post for…

Mandy Beyeler

Uncategorized

Poofy Vests

I made some poofy vest – puffy vests – whatever you want to call them.  Just call them awesome. I made these using the tutorial…

Mandy Beyeler

Travel

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Europe

Austria

Travel Front Page

The Sound of Music : Which Tour is the best in Salzburg? An Inside look at the Panorama Sound of Music Tours

Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.  I don’t know about you all, but when The Sound of Music airs…

Tammy

diy

Organization

DIY Garage Storage Cabinets

It’s that time of year!  The organization bug kicks in – and I’m betting there are more than a few of you out there that…

Mandy Beyeler

DIY Gallery

Paper Crafts

Free Printables

School/Teacher

Back to School / Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas : End of the Year Teacher Gifts

I think we’d all be in agreement that coming up with what to do for teacher appreciation week, much less coming up with teacher appreciation…

Tammy

christmas

Felt

holiday

Felt Flower Tree Skirt – Stars and Sunshine

Today I’m sharing a tutorial for this amazing felt flower tree skirt to finish off your Christmas tree! Hi Sugar Bee readers! My name is…

Mandy Beyeler

Interior Design

Decorate

Home Decor

Beautiful Bedrooms

Tween Girl Bedroom Ideas : Preppy Teen Girl Bedroom in Pink, Navy and Green

Emili’s purple and turquoise bedroom was such a fun project for me.  What was even better was getting to do ANOTHER totally fun tween bedroom…

Tammy

Tutorials

DIY Gallery

Paper Crafts

At Home

Parties

Free Printables

Templates

DIY Mini Felt Sports Pennant Decorations

With the Big Game coming up on Sunday it’s time to prep for parties with a few easy DIY handmade decorations. These simple felt pennant…

Tammy

crafts

wood

Draw on Wood – without a stencil!!

I hear all you out there – you LOVE all these quote signs that are EVERYTHING and EVERYWHERE, but you don’t have a cutting machine…

Mandy Beyeler

Travel

ATTRACTIONS

Europe

London

Things to Do in London: Afternoon Tea at the Orangery at Kensington Palace

If there is one thing that’s a must when in London, it is having some sort of  afternoon tea experience.  Tea time and London are…

Tammy

crafts

decor

Big Bloom Paper Flower Wall Decor

So we don’t even have a kitchen sink in our new house yet, but we’ve got crafty decor up – cause you know, makers gonna make…

Mandy Beyeler

DIY Gallery

Shop

Gift Guides

Easter Ideas

The Best Easter Basket Ideas for a teenage girl (and tweens)

Easter is right around the corner and every year as the kids get older, it gets a bit harder to come up with something fun…

Tammy

Party

wood

Rustic Wood Cupcake Stand

I’ve decided I NEED more party props in my life (in particular, I’m on the hunt for a milk glass cake stand – keep your…

Mandy Beyeler

Organization

Peg Board Display Case

Anyone else need a pretty portable peg board display case?? (shown above, 2 cases opened side-by-side)  I described what I wanted to Trevor, and he…

Mandy Beyeler

Round Up

sewing

Fabric Chicken Roundup

Since moving to the country we have seen our fair share of chickens- but these fabric chickens are more my style! With Easter and Spring…

Kali Dahle

Uncategorized

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Hello everyone, It’s Becky from Patchwork Posse! I blog about lots of easy sewing projects, and I’m the home of the 52 Quilt Block Pick Up and…

Becky

Recipes

Salads & Sides

Skillet Elote Recipe

This my friends… is a side dish that dreams are made of! Elote is a traditional Mexican street corn that they sell on the cob…

Tammy

crafts

crochet

Round Up

Animal Crochet Pattern

 

Kali Dahle

fashion

sewing

Fabric Knotted Headband

What is it about headbands that just makes them so cute?!  I see fun fabric and think “that would be awesome as a headband”.  I…

Mandy Beyeler

Free Printables

School/Teacher

Back to School / Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Free Teacher Appreciation Printables “I’m Soda-Lighted that you were my teacher this year” Tags

I can’t believe that it is already the time of year again for Teacher Appreciation week!  This year feels like it has flown by.  The…

Tammy

vinyl

Monogram Rain Boots – Elle Elyse

Rain Rain Don’t Go Away I want to get my new boots out to play….   As a mom of a three year old son…

Mandy Beyeler

Decorate

Party Decor

Entertain

Baby Showers

Girl's Birthday Parties

Celebrations

Weddings & Bridal

Entertain: Pink, Gold and Mint Baptism Party

Pink and Mint Green. That color combo always makes me laugh. When I was 9 years old I started in the party planning business. My…

Tammy

Interior Design

Home Decor

Beautiful Bedrooms

Kid's Spaces

Tween Boy Room : Boy Bedroom Design Ideas

I can’t believe I have never shared this tween boy room makeover here on the blog yet!  When I was taking stock of the house…

Tammy

crochet

Cactus Crochet RoundUp

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Mandy Beyeler

Interior Design

Living Spaces

Our 1987 Fixer Upper

Modern Coastal Decor Living Room Decorating Ideas

Ever since nearing completion on the 1987 Fixer Upper, my thoughts have of course turned to the fun part…decorating!  It is fairly daunting to decorate…

Tammy

Decorate

Party Decor

DIY Gallery

Parties

Entertain

Celebrations

Graduation Party Ideas : Follow Your Dreams

Graduation is such an exciting milestone in life.  Celebrate with these cute DIY Graduation party ideas that are perfect whether you are celebrating a high…

Tammy

sewing

Full Apron Tutorial

Everyone has a cute apron, right?  Well, not my mom, and it was her birthday.  I actually didn’t even think to make her an apron…

Mandy Beyeler

Uncategorized

Large Tile Trivet

I am so excited about this project I just completed — and I have a tutorial for you – let me introduce the Large Tile…

Mandy Beyeler

crafts

fashion

Glass Tile Pendants

Want to know how to make a glass tile pendant?? They’re super easy – you can do this!  Here’s a brief tutorial.  Glass Tile Pendants…

Mandy Beyeler

Uncategorized

Free Printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Hi everyone! It’s Britni from Play. Party. Pin. back again sharing a printable Halloween scavenger hunt idea that’s perfect for a fun day with your…

Britni Vigil

Travel

What to Pack

Europe

Belgium

Let’s go to: What to Pack for a Trip to Bruges, Belgium in the Summer

The weather in Bruges, Belgium is chilly.  The warmest month is August, and even then, temperatures rarely get out of the 60’s.  Days are sunny,…

Tammy

crafts

decor

DIY Foam Frames of Awesomeness

this post may contain affiliate links I am so excited to show you this project – honestly when I started I wasn’t sure it’d turn…

Mandy Beyeler

Free Printables

School/Teacher

Back to School / Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Free Teacher Appreciation Week Printables “Thanks for making me one smart cookie” and DIY cookie jar

You can make this adorable cookie jar in minutes with a few supplies and then attach this free teacher appreciation printable to it.  They are…

Tammy

repurpose

sewing

Side Gathered Shirt – Tutorial – men’s shirt refashion

this post may contain affiliate links Do you remember this shirt?? It’s from a What-I-Wore-Wednesday,HERE, but it went CRAZY on Pinterest because people thought it…

Mandy Beyeler

Shop

Christmas Ideas

Cutest Christmas Pajamas for the Whole Family

Do you have a family Christmas pajamas tradition?  Every year I can’t wait to find the cutest Christmas pajamas…there is something about them that just…

Tammy

crafts

Heart String Art

As you know, I’ve been obsessed lately with string art.  We’re starting to pull things together for my daughter’s room decor, and she has a…

Mandy Beyeler

Tutorials

DIY Gallery

Parties

Holidays

Valentine's Day Ideas

Make this Easy and Cute Valentine Pink and Red DIY Candy Gift Box

I was at Michaels a bit ago and found this cool box in the scrapbooking and papercrafting department.  I wasn’t quite sure what I was…

Tammy

diy

Tips for a FAST Pinewood Derby Car

Want the awesomest most fastest Pinewood Derby Car??  It’s that time of year, so I thought I’d let Trevor do a guest post about tips…

Mandy Beyeler

Shop

Nora Mattress Review

It’s no secret that we have been desperately trying to get this house together and ready for the holidays and the guests that will be…

Tammy

Interior Design

Beautiful Bedrooms

Our 1987 Fixer Upper

Master Bedroom Remodel Ideas : Our Master Bedroom Remodel Before and After

It’s been a long while since I shared a before and after from the 1987 Fixer Upper, mainly because things have still been kind of…

Tammy

Interior Design

Home Decor

Bathrooms

Amazing Patterned Bathroom Floor Tiles

Patterned bathroom floor tiles are all the rage these days, but after spending a few months in Europe these last few years wandering through medieval…

Tammy

Tutorials

DIY Gallery

Paper Crafts

Parties

Holidays

DIY Oscar Party Ideas: Glitter Hollywood Cake Topper

One of the biggest nights in Hollywood glamour is upon us, and I don’t know about you guys, but I love any good excuse to…

Tammy

DIY Gallery

Parties

Entertain

Celebrations

Party Food

Entertaining: Fun Ideas for Hosting a Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Night and Karaoke Party

“Even though some of you are pretty thin, you all have fat hearts, and that’s what matters.” -Fat Amy I don’t know about you guys,…

Tammy

Interior Design

Shop

Home Decor

Dining Rooms

Design How To's and Q & A

Best Places to Buy Affordable Dining Chairs

With the holidays looming, dining rooms across America are getting a face lift as people prepare for friends and family to gather around the table.…

Tammy

Uncategorized

Tutorials

Party Decor

DIY Gallery

At Home

Parties

DIY: tutorial: how to make individual gumball machine party favors and party decorations

These are the cutest little gumball machines that you can use as both decorations and party favors at your next birthday bash. If your kids…

Tammy

Party Decor

Parties

Entertain

Celebrations

Holiday Parties

Christmas Ideas

Christmas Girl’s Night Party Ideas

Christmas is the season of celebrations and I’m always looking for a good excuse to get together and Christmas girl’s night party to celebrate with…

Tammy

Interior Design

Home Decor

Kitchens

9 Kitchen Nooks with Beautiful Banquette Seating

Remember the Avendale project?  Well, I’m pretty excited that there is going to be a phase 2!  After living in the house for a couple…

Tammy

Interior Design

Shop

Home Decor

Living Spaces

The Best Coffee Table Books for Summer Decorating

I don’t know about you guys, but as the days are getting longer and warmer, my thoughts are turning to SUMMER!!! The kids are already…

Tammy

DIY Gallery

Free Printables

Holidays

Mother's Day Ideas

Mother’s Day Printable : Mom, You’re the Bomb!

I can’t believe that Mother’s Day is almost here.  I feel like we were just celebrating Christmas and now the year is practically half over.…

Tammy

DIY Gallery

Celebrations

Holiday Parties

Holidays

Patriotic Holiday Ideas

13 Perfectly Patriotic Party Ideas : Red White and Blue Party Ideas

It’s time to start planning all of your upcoming patriotic parties.  Memorial Day , Flag Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and this year we…

Tammy

Entertain

Girl's Birthday Parties

Girl Parties: Fashion Camp Birthday Party

  I’m so excited to share this fun and totally girly party with you!  It was too much fun to make all the individual parts,…

Tammy

Decorate

Party Decor

Parties

Entertain

Girl's Birthday Parties

Boy Birthday Parties

Celebrations

Party Food

The Ultimate Beach Party: Disney Teen Beach Movie Party

We are HUGE Disney fans at our house.  I’m sure living minutes away from the Happiest Place on Earth doesn’t hurt, but with the amount…

Tammy

Entertain

Baby Showers

Girl's Birthday Parties

Celebrations

Parties: Anchors Away : A Nautical Themed Party

I have the pleasure of working with the young women ages 12-18 at our church.  Each year a new yearly theme is introduced to the…

Tammy

Shop

Gift Guides

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String–These are a few of My Favorite Things

I love the Sound of Music.  You may already know that about me if you’ve read this post.  It is a staple in our house. …

Tammy

Travel

ATTRACTIONS

Europe

France

Eiffel Tower Tickets to the Top : Summit Access

Here’s an interesting fact for you: The Eiffel Tower attracts more visitors than any other paid tourist attraction in the world.  So, needless to say,…

Tammy

Shop

Fashion

The Cutest Easter Dresses for Girls

Every year I like to take Ash out for a little photo shoot on her birthday to capture her on that day, in that moment.…

Tammy

Shop

Christmas Ideas

Fashion

What to Wear: Kid’s Christmas Card Picture Outfits

Because I started out as a photographer, one of the questions I get asked most, is “What clothes look best in family pictures?” I know…

Tammy

Tutorials

DIY Gallery

Parties

Entertain

Celebrations

Holiday Parties

Cakes & Cupcakes

Dessert

Confetti Cake DIY: Make this Amazing Dessert and Surprise Your Guests

I’m always on the hunt for new and fun cake ideas, and I’m obsessed with anything that resembles confetti, glitter or sprinkles, so this cake…

Tammy

DIY Gallery

Parties

Recipes

Party Food

Party Food Ideas: Disney Monster’s Inc. Monster’s University Pretzel Snacks

These are such a quick and easy party snack and they are super cute to boot! They would work perfectly for just about any birthday…

Tammy

Travel

HOTELS

Visiting California

Southern California

United States

Destination Design

ALL UNITED STATES

Monarch Beach Resort Review – Family Travel

Perched atop a beautiful bluff in Dana Point, CA, overlooking the glistening Pacific Ocean, the Monarch Beach Resort offers families looking for the perfect Southern…

Tammy

Shop

Gift Guides

DIY Front Page

The Coolest Christmas Gifts for Teen and Tween Girls Under $50

The older my kids get, the harder it seems to shop for them…anyone else out there feel the same way?  It used to be so…

Tammy

Interior Design

DIY Gallery

Holidays

Christmas Ideas

Home Tours

12 Bloggers of Christmas with Balsam Hill : Our Farmhouse Christmas Tree

This last year has been such a whirlwind, I can’t even believe it is time for Christmas!  It is so fun to have the contractors…

Tammy

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Decorate

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Girl's Birthday Parties

Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed Birthday Party

The theme of this party was based off of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but we changed it to Breakfast at Lola’s (the birthday girls name). Instead…

Tammy

Decorate

Party Decor

Parties

Entertain

Weddings & Bridal

Party Food

Trail Mix Bar DIY : Perfect for Weddings and Parties

Are you looking for a fun and different party food idea?  One of the biggest hits at the Farmer’s Market Wedding was a “make your…

Tammy

Party Decor

Entertain

Girl's Birthday Parties

Mermaid Party Ideas : Mermaid Pool Party

Sometimes I feel like what I do doesn’t really hold any significance, but this party was different.  Kelsey’s mom, a sweet friend of mine has…

Tammy

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Girl Party Ideas: Baby Shower Ideas: Mint Green, Grey and Gold Geometric Party

This stunning Green Geometric party celebrating a guest of honor with the first initial of G was created by the amazing team of Renee and…

Tammy

Interior Design

Bathrooms

Home Tours

Our 1987 Fixer Upper

Master Bathroom Remodel Ideas : Master Bathroom Before and After

When you launch into a major renovation, it always takes longer than you think it should.  I planned on having these pictures of our master…

Tammy

Travel

ATTRACTIONS

United States

ALL UNITED STATES

The Neon Graveyard : Things to do in Las Vegas

“Bright light city gonna set your soul on fire.”  You can’t think of Las Vegas and not think of neon signs lighting up the vivid…

Tammy

ATTRACTIONS

Visiting California

Southern California

United States

FunPix at Knott’s Berry Farm : Capture Your Family Travel Memories

It’s no secret that I am a picture fanatic!  I usually have at least two cameras with me at all times and try to capture…

Tammy

Decorate

Party Decor

Entertain

Girl's Birthday Parties

Celebrations

Nancy Drew Party Ideas

A few weeks ago my hubby and son were out for the week at a Scout Camp in the Sierras.  Ash, who is totally in…

Tammy

activities/games

art

crafts

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Kim's crafts

art activities for kids

Looking for art activities for the kids?! When we photographed my art birthday party supplies collection for the store we came up with these kid crafts ~ have…

Kim

baby shower

bridal shower

crafts

DIY tissue paper pom poms

How super fun and simply beautiful are these for a baby shower, bridal shower or just a girly birthday party. These images and how to…

Kim

fall/thanksgiving

fun food recipes

holidays

Rice Krispies Treats Recipes

Thanksgiving Turkey Rice Krispie Treats

Let’s make Thanksgiving Turkey Rice Krispie Treats with a few easy candies and a little imagination! This weekend my boys and I made a test…

Kim

freebies

holidays

Kim's crafts

valentine's day

FREE Valentine candy bar wrappers

Want to have the coolest and the sweetest class Valentines this year?! Send your kids to school with my FREE Valentine candy bar wrappers! These Valentines are…

Kim

dinosaur

printables collection

real parties

real parties: dino-ROAR!

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Kim

back to school

freebies

Kim's crafts

FREE back to school printables

I love greeting our teachers each year with a little teacher appreciation gift from the kids. This year I made “Mint To Be” candy wrappers…

Kim

cakes & cupcakes

holidays

Kim's sweet treats

mother's/father's day

recipes

father’s day {lawn mower cupcakes}

Father’s Day is this weekend and I’ve whipped up a fun cupcake idea just for dads… lawn mowers! {grin} When I asked my boys about their dad…

Kim

printables collection

real parties

scientist

real parties: scientist part I

My son Alex has been in love with science for almost two years now. When we go to the library each week he heads directly…

Kim

cakes & cupcakes

easter

freebies

holidays

Kim's cakes

Easter Bunny Cake Topper

Head to Easter brunch with a darling Easter bunny cake! Just pick up a cake from your favorite grocery store bakery, decorate it with my…

Kim

freebies

paper crafts

valentine's day

Starburst Valentine Ideas + Free Printable

Starburst are my youngest son’s favorite candy right now. You all remember that he has severe food allergies, right? Well, he can’t have any dairy,…

Kim

customers

real parties

simply girls

customer: perfect pinkalicious

If you have little girls, you’ve likely read the book Pinkalicious. But if you haven’t, you’re going to want to after you see this fabulous…

Kim

baby shower

birthdays

fairy

simply girls

Magical Unicorn Party Ideas

I believe in unicorns, don’t you? {wink} These magical creatures are perfect for daydreams filled with fairy dust and rainbows, and pretty little birthday parties!…

Kim

christmas

freebies

holidays

Polar Express Party + Free Printables

Who’s up for a Polar Express Party?! There are even free printables to share! So I’m a bit giddy this morning. We’re taking the boys…

Kim

cakes & cupcakes

easter

freebies

Kim's cakes

Kim's crafts

Kim's sweet treats

Easy Easter Bunny Cake + Free Printable Templates

We celebrate Easter for all the right reasons in my house, by giving thanks to the Lord for the gift of His son, but we…

Kim

crafts for kids

DIY crafts

easter

Kim's crafts

How To Make Crepe Paper Flower Lollipops {DIY Party Favor}

I love crepe paper crafts. It comes in so many bright colors, it’s inexpensive and it’s easy to craft with. What more can a girl…

Kim

christmas

DIY crafts

holidays

easy last minute Christmas crafts

With only a few days to Christmas and the boys out of school I have lots of easy last minute Christmas crafts and activities planned. We…

Kim

easter

egg and dairy free

fun food recipes

Kim's sweet treats

recipes

Rice Krispies Treats Recipes

Easter cross krispies

    I was in charge of the Easter celebration “sweet” snack for my son’s preschool class yesterday (there were also healthy snacks… but for some reason…

Kim

crafts

teacher appreciation week

It’s Bridget, again! Did you know Teacher Appreciation Week is the first week in May? Kim thought that since I’ve been blessed to be “room mom”…

Bridget

christmas

freebies

holidays

6 Free DIY Paper Gingerbread Houses

I came across these lovely free printable paper gingerbread houses from a very talented group of artists and couldn’t resist sharing these ladies’ talents. There are…

Kim

art

christmas

crafts

Kim's crafts

mother's/father's day

kid craft: red bird handprint art

My boys crafted red bird handprint art canvases for a Christmas gift for their grandmothers. Aren’t they fun?! The perfect kid craft! And you should have heard the…

Kim

DIY crafts

favors

DIY moving party favor boxes

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Kim

halloween

holidays

diy creepy Halloween frames

Hi The Celebration Shoppe readers! I’m Gillian Greding from Seasons Gredings and I’m SO excited to be posting here today! Being that my blog is…

Kim

freebies

holidays

Kim's crafts

valentine's day

You ROCK! Valentine – free template

Have rock star kids?! {grin} Want easy and personalized class Valentines that are fun and adorable too? Oh, and did I say FREE?! Because my…

Kim

real parties

Dr. Seuss teacher appreciation week

I stumbled across this fabulous Teacher Appreciation celebration idea, actually a whole week of Dr. Seuss themed celebration ideas, from Maegan at Confessions of a Scrapaholic. Maegan and…

Kim

real parties

simply girls

real parties: pretty in pink

This party is courtesy of a very talented mom and party designer, Lindsey of Bella Grace Party Designs. She commented on Tuesday’s pink graduation post and…

Kim

Cricut crafts

Introducing The New Cricut Explore Air 2

If you’re a Cricut crafter, then you’ve likely already heard there is a new Cricut Explore Air coming! {giddy} You might have even grabbed one…

Kim

fun food recipes

Kim's sweet treats

recipes

Rice Krispies Treats Recipes

robots

robot Rice Krispies Treats

For my son’s seventh birthday robot party we wanted the kids to make actual robots. We thought of tons of ways to make them, but…

Kim

mother's/father's day

recipes

easy meringue recipe

This easy, delicious, Strawberry Meringue Roses recipe is the perfect addition for Mother’s Day, a Kentucky Derby Party or any Springtime Celebration!  It’s Deanna from…

Bridget Allen

cookie partners

cool treats

ice cream social

new collections

ice cream social dessert table

I LOVE ice cream… and sherbet… and milkshakes… and popsicles… you get the idea {wink}. But it is such a fragile treat that it’s really difficult to serve…

Kim

baby shower

bugs & butterflies

crafts

favors

garden/tea

DIY bird house favor boxes

Leoni of Just Call Me Martha posted a sweet note on my facebook page a few weeks ago and with a blog name like that…

Kim

egg and dairy free

fun food recipes

recipes

st. patrick's day

Shamrock Cinnamon Rolls for St. Patty’s Day

Shamrock cinnamon rolls perfect for St. Patty’s Day breakfast or snack! My boys love cinnamon rolls and when we’re not running to a sports practice…

Kim

crafts

DIY crafts

easy DIY ribbon and bead bookmark

Hey everyone! It’s Bridget. “Where’s my bookmark?” has been the mantra of our summer in my house. Between summer reading and lots of rainy days,…

Bridget

freebies

halloween

holidays

Black & Orange Halloween Banner With 3-D Bats – Free Party Printable

Halloween is in full swing around here and things are soooo busy. But it’s the good kinda busy! {wink} And I want to give you…

Kim

freebies

holidays

Kim's crafts

valentine's day

Mint To Be! Valentine Freebies

Looking for a creative Valentine ideas for class parties? These easy Valentine freebies are just MINT TO BE! I know I personally love all sweets…

Kim

DIY crafts

halloween

holidays

DIY mummy costume

We had four little monster’s for this year’s Halloween photo shoot: a witch, a Frankenstein (or better yet, Frankette), a vampire and a mummy. This…

Kim

Free Downloads

Printables

Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation Week FREE Printable Tags “Thanks For Helping Me Sparkle”

Happy Wednesday! I have another fun FREE printable for you today to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. My daughter’s sweet teacher always admires London’s glittery finger…

LINDI HAWS

Boy Parties

DIY

Free Downloads

Girl Parties

Printables

Free Printable Banners:: Graduation Party Ideas by Love The Day

You know Love The Day is the place for loads of free printable banners and I am adding to the collection with a Graduation ‘Congrats’ banner.…

LINDI HAWS

Birthday Parties

Boy Parties

Girl Parties

Roundups

Dr. Seuss 1st Birthday Party Ideas

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” There’s so many adorable 1st birthday party…

LINDI HAWS

DIY

Holiday Inspiration

St. Patrick's Day

Tutorials

DIY RAINBOW T-SHIRT WITH CRICUT PATTERNED IRON ON

This post is sponsored by Cricut but please….we all know I’m OBSESSED with Cricut! It is full on spring here in Texas and most definitely…

LINDI HAWS

Back To School

Free Downloads

Printables

Teacher Appreciation

A Collection of FREE Teacher Appreciation Printables

If you’ve read Love The Day for awhile, you know that I love, love, love me a cheesy teacher appreciation gift. There is nothing better than…

LINDI HAWS

DIY

Girl Parties

Love The Day Parties

UNCATEGORIZED

Watermelon Party Activities, Games & Crafts by Love The Day

While treats and dessert tables are party essentials, activities and games trump all.  So I’m back today to share a bunch of fun watermelon party…

LINDI HAWS

Bridal Showers

Roundups

Black & White Bridal Shower

This summer I have been totally crushing on all things black and white. It’s definitely a color palette that will never go out of style…

LINDI HAWS

DIY

Free Downloads

Tutorials

Mini Canvas Banner FREE SVG Files

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’ve spent the last two days in Phoenix with Michaels at the Cricut Make Something You…

LINDI HAWS

Printables

Teacher Appreciation

Appreciation Gift Ideas for Teacher Day

I’m ending out the week with a final (and favorite) of my Appreciation Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Day. This Highlighter idea is so super easy…

LINDI HAWS

Free Downloads

Printables

Graduation FREE Printable Gift Tag

With graduation a week or so away, it’s time to honor and celebrate the graduate in your life. I myself get to celebrate my youngest…

LINDI HAWS

Birthday Parties

DIY

Free Downloads

Girl Parties

Printables

Free Paris Printables!!

I am super excited to share the March Michael’s Makers challenge with you today because by Free Paris Printables remind me of one of my…

LINDI HAWS

Birthday Parties

Girl Parties

50th Birthday Sunflower Party Feature

With summer coming, I have bright colors, gardens and fresh flower parties on the brain (like this Flower Birthday). I absolutely adore the summer feel…

LINDI HAWS

Boy Parties

Girl Parties

Roundups

Summer 1st Birthday Party Ideas

Summer parties are my absolute favorite. As a matter of fact, growing up I always dreamed of having a Summer party theme for my early February birthday.…

LINDI HAWS

DIY

Girl Parties

Love The Day Parties

Mormon Baptism Ideas:: Sparkle and Shine

A few months ago my darling daughter London turned eight. Eight is a huge milestone in the Latter-day Saints faith. It’s the age of accountability…

LINDI HAWS

Baby Showers

Roundups

Safari Baby Shower Ideas

When planning a party, I love to take a modern twist on a classic theme. Lately I’ve been obsessed with coastal plants, neutral color schemes,…

LINDI HAWS

Free Downloads

Printables

UNCATEGORIZED

FREE Printable Flamingo Party Favors

Flamingos are still all the rage this summer and make such an adorable party theme. Like this Flamingo and Pineapple Party featured last summer. I designed a Flamingo Printable Party a…

LINDI HAWS

Free Downloads

Printables

FREE LDS Handouts and Printables

I’ve had a lot of requests to start offering my lds/church handouts as free downloads. After a few days of majoring formatting, your pleas are…

LINDI HAWS

Halloween

Roundups

12 Halloween Classroom Treat Ideas

October is here and it’s time for costumes, Halloween treats, and classroom parties! If you’re anything like me, you’re pretty busy dreaming up and creating…

LINDI HAWS

DIY

Free Downloads

Printables

Tutorials

Photo Garland & Printable Congratulation Banner

This post is sponsored by Kodak Alaris as part of a Mom It Forward Blogger Network campaign.  I don’t know if you remember, but last month I attended The…

LINDI HAWS

Birthday Parties

DIY

Girl Parties

Tutorials

DIY Unicorn Backdrop Tutorial with the new Cricut Design Space

I’m back again today to share another tutorial from my Unicorn Party! I’ve showed you how to PRINT AND CUT PIN THE HORN ON THE UNICORN…

LINDI HAWS

4th of July

Contributors

4th of July Birthday Party Ideas

Hi friends! Rachel from Fawn here with you today and I’m excited to share this fun patriotic birthday party with you! I’ve always been envious…

Rachel M

Birthday Parties

Boy Parties

Girl Parties

Roundups

Dr. Seuss 1st Birthday Party Ideas

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” There’s so many adorable 1st birthday party…

LINDI HAWS

DIY

Halloween

Holiday Inspiration

How to Host a Witch’s Tea Party

Jennifer of The Party Teacher is here with us again to share how to throw a Witch’s Tea Party! You can read about the party below.…

LINDI HAWS

Baby Showers

DIY

Tutorials

DIY Backdrop for Baby Shower

With babies ALWAYS making an entrance, I’m constantly looking for new ways to decorate for baby showers on the cheap.  I especially love creating a DIY…

LINDI HAWS

Tips & Tricks

Best Place To Print Backdrops & Printables

This post is a long time coming. In fact, I think I’ve started writing it three or four times over the last two years but…

LINDI HAWS

Birthday Parties

Boy Parties

DIY

Printables

Soccer Birthday Party Feature:: Customer Parties

I know I’ve said this like a million times, but my very favorite thing about Love The Day is connecting and meeting other women with…

LINDI HAWS

Birthday Parties

DIY

Tutorials

Print and Cut with Cricut Explore Air 2 & the NEW Cricut Design Space 3

Are you loving the Unicorn Party theme as much as I am? I’m not sure if you’ve been following along, but I’ve been sharing how…

LINDI HAWS

Back To School

Free Downloads

Printables

Free Welcome Back To School PRINTABLE

Guys, it’s coming. School is around the corner! I can smell it when I walk into Target. The back to school aisle screams my name right when…

LINDI HAWS

Birthday Parties

Girl Parties

Love The Day Parties

Magical Unicorn Party with Martha Stewart for Michaels

This post is sponsored by Michaels, but the work and opinions are all mine!  Back in 2011, I had JUST started blogging and was invited…

LINDI HAWS

Baby Showers

Birthday Parties

DIY

Girl Parties

Love The Day Parties

Tutorials

Cricut Birthday Party Ideas

Happy Friday! We made it friends. It’s the weekend and I’m SUPER, DUPER excited to share a some AMAZING news with you. I’ve teamed up…

LINDI HAWS

Birthday Parties

Boy Parties

Girl Parties

Roundups

Face Painting Ideas for a Kids Birthday Party

When planning a birthday party I always like to include a few simple activities to keep the kiddos entertained. In my book it’s just not a…

LINDI HAWS

4th of July

Contributors

Home Decor

Memorial Day

DIY Patriotic Letter board

Hi friends, Alli here from Partyography! I don’t know about you guys but I’ve totally been crushing on DIY letter boards for a while now. I…

LINDI HAWS

Boy Parties

DIY

Free Downloads

Girl Parties

Printables

Free Printable Banners:: Graduation Party Ideas by Love The Day

You know Love The Day is the place for loads of free printable banners and I am adding to the collection with a Graduation ‘Congrats’ banner.…

LINDI HAWS

DIY

Roundups

10 Adorable DIY Party Hat Ideas

As a kid one of my favorite parts of helping my mom plan my birthday party was going to pick out decorations. We always made…

LINDI HAWS

Back To School

DIY

Free Downloads

Printables

Back To School Printable Photo Booth Props

A few years ago I designed FREE SUMMER DIY PHOTO BOOTH PROPS for my girls’ end of the school year party.  They have been such a…

LINDI HAWS

DIY

Free Downloads

Printables

FREE Anniversary Cake Topper Printable

*This post is sponsored by Fiskars, but my love for Fiskars is real and intense!  Every once in awhile you come across a brand that…

LINDI HAWS

Boy Parties

DIY

Free Downloads

Girl Parties

Printables

Tutorials

FREE Football Printables by Love The Day

The Super Bowl is in two days and it’s time to start preparing for your Super Bowl Parties! In the past I’ve shared FOOTBALL PRINTABLES,  FOOTBALL PARTY…

LINDI HAWS

Birthday Parties

DIY

Free Downloads

Girl Parties

Printables

Powerpuff Girls Party Game

This post is in partnership with Hulu. Are you a Hulu watcher? We are BIG, BIG fans here at the Haws household. It’s my favorite…

LINDI HAWS

Re-purposing

Round Up

Sewing

35 Clever Projects from OLD DENIM JEANS

35 Clever Projects from OLD DENIM JEANS |viw www.makeit-loveit.com

Ashley

Home Decor

Home Improvement

Top Tutorials

How to Stain/Paint an Oak Banister (the shortcut method…no sanding needed!)

Our house was built in 2000.  I’m pretty sure that was right at the height of using orange oak for trim work, kitchen cupboards, and…

Ashley

Sewing

Sewing Tips

How to Cut Fabric PERFECTLY STRAIGHT…and Square It Up!

Want to join the Make It and Love It CREATIVE TEAM?? Find out how you can share your project ideas right here, with readers from…

Ashley

Gift Ideas

Home Decor

Sewing

Top Tutorials

DIY Bed Pillow Cases: 3 sizes and 3 different styles (including the “burrito” method)

DIY Bed Pillow Cases: 3 sizes and 3 different styles (including the “burrito” method) | via www.makeit-loveit.com

Ashley

Home Decor

Home Improvement

Top Tutorials

How to Stain OAK Cabinets…the simple method (without sanding)!

I know, I know…where have I been?!?!  Well, finishing up house projects.  Lots and lots of them.  We have put off finishing the last bits…

Ashley

Accessory

Gift Ideas

Round Up

Sewing

Top Tutorials

30+ DIY Fabric Flower Tutorials

I have a lot of fabric scraps.  I mean, a LOT.  I have a hard time throwing them away because there just *might*  be a…

Ashley

Featured

Home Decor

Sewing

Top Tutorials

Make your curtains BLACKOUT CURTAINS (simplified version)

  Since moving to our new home over a month ago, I have had blackout curtains on my “to-do” list.  And while waiting for those…

Ashley

Children

Clothing

Featured

Sewing

Top Tutorials

Little Boy Bowtie: the QUICK and EASY version

I mentioned earlier this week that I completely ran out of time to make the kiddos’ Easter outfits this year.  Bummer.  I really enjoy making…

Ashley

Accessory

Baby

Children

Crafts, Sewing, & Home Decor

Family

Guest Contributor Jacquie

Home Decor

Sewing

Top Tutorials

How to Crochet a Chunky Blanket (…an affordable beginner project!)

How to Crochet a Chunky Blanket….an affordable beginner project! | via Make It and Love It

Jacquie

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Top Tutorials

BIAS TAPE: what is it, how to make it, and why you NEED it! (VIDEO included)

Bias Tape is a wonderful thing.  In fact, it’s something that I have used from the very beginning of my sewing adventure…and is not something…

Ashley

Featured

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Top Tutorials

Sewing Tips: Installing a Basic Zipper

Sewing Tips: Installing a Basic Zipper | via www.makeit-loveit.com

Ashley

Featured

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Blind Hem Stitch (with a sewing machine)

First of all…….thank you, thank you for all of the help, advice, personal experiences, etc. with the PC vs. MAC debate (here).  We weighed the…

Ashley

Featured

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Sewing Tips: How to Make & Use Piping

  Remember to check out my review of the Withings scale, that measures Weight, Fat %, and BMI.  Yeah, it does it all……and will keep…

Ashley

Children

Clothing

Featured

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Sewing Tips: making pants LONGER

I swear if I just sat and stared at Connor’s little legs long enough, I would actually see them growing longer.  I don’t know what…

Ashley

Featured

Sewing

Sewing Tips

How To: Clean/Oil Your Sewing Machine

  I know it’s not spring, but it’s time to “spring clean” those sewing machines.   Not sure how to to actually clean up and…

Ashley

Children

Clothing

Featured

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Women's Clothing

Adding Hidden Side Pockets to Anything (skirt, pants, shorts, etc.)

  A friend asked me a few weeks ago how to add side pockets into a skirt that she had. I tried explaining in words…..but…

Ashley

Featured

Home Improvement

Home Improvement: How To REMOVE Hardwood Floors

 We recently moved into a new home and have been busy re-vamping, tearing down, and re-constructing this/that in our new home.  It’s been fun……but a…

Ashley

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Sewing Tips: What is Selvage, Bias and Grain?

. Sometimes fancy words are used in an online sewing tutorial or in store bought patterns. And unless you’ve heard them used before……they probably sound…

Ashley

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Cut a CONTINUOUS strip of BIAS TAPE (from one square of fabric)

Cut a CONTINUOUS strip of BIAS TAPE (from one square of fabric)   Ooooh, today I have a sewing tip for you……and it’s pretty darn…

Ashley

Children

Clothing

Featured

Re-purposing

Sewing

The QUICKEST Toddler Play Dress…you’ll ever make!

Can I tell you about another blogging friend, whom I totally adore?  I’m sure you’ve heard of her or seen her sewing creations online, many…

Ashley

Gift Ideas

Home Decor

No Sew

Wooden Phone Amplifier/Speaker (no cord or batteries needed)

Wooden Phone Amplifier/Speaker (no cord or batteries needed)   We listen to music all the time in this house.  Most of our music is on…

Ashley

Featured

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Sewing Tips: Practicing your Sewing Stitches (including the back-stitch)

Ooooh, okay, so many more of you told me that you received a new sewing machine for Christmas. Or a serger.  Or some new sewing…

Ashley

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Sewing Tips: Attaching Snaps

. Sometimes I forget that not everyone knows how to do something or is familiar with a technique. Like attaching snaps, for example. Snaps are…

Ashley

Baby

Children

Clothing

Re-purposing

Women's Clothing

The 10-Minute Skirt (re-purposing old shirts into skirts)

My little Elli (who is 7 years old and just started 2nd grade today…..ack!) is a skirt fanatic.  Well, a dress fanatic too.  I know,…

Ashley

Featured

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Sewing Tip: Making and Attaching Gathered/Ruffled Fabric

  Do you want to know what some of my favorite emails are to get?  The ones from some of you that tell me that…

Ashley

Guest Contributor Crystal

Halloween Costumes

Holiday

Sewing

Sew an Easy Parrot Costume

To kick off a REALLY fun couple months of HALLOWEEN COSTUMES, Crystal from Stitched By Crystal is sharing an absolutely darling costume that she made…

Crystal

Children

Clothing

Guest Contributor Cami

Sewing

DIY Tulle Skirt…with Wide Elastic Waist Band

So excited to have Cami from “Tidbits” back today, sharing her darling Holiday Tulle Skirts that she made for her little girls! The fluff is…

Ashley

Featured

Home Decor

Home Improvement

No Sew

Top Tutorials

Home Improvement: Trimming a Window (replacing the sill & apron, adding side/top molding)

Home Improvement: Trimming a Window (replacing the sill & apron, adding side/top molding)!

Ashley

Clothing

Featured

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Women's Clothing

Altering Jeans: Shorter (with Identical Hem)

Can anyone on this planet find the perfect pair of jeans?  There are so many things to look for in a perfect pair of jeans. …

Ashley

Featured

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Sewing Tips: Defining & Using Interfacing, Fusible Web, Fusible Adhesive

    Did you catch my most recent sewing tip for all of you just starting out on your sewing adventure? (or maybe you just…

Ashley

Dinner

Recipes

Seafood

How to Clean and Prepare Raw Shrimp

This post was written by my foodie sister Robin, who is now sharing all of her favorite recipes and kitchen tips regularly on the new…

Robin

Baby

Children

Featured

Gift Ideas

Girl & Boy FABRIC DOLLS (pattern pieces included)

Whew.  I am finally done.  And I have to say, these dolls were a TON of fun to make.  Every time a little eyeball, a…

Ashley

Baby

Children

Clothing

Featured

Gift Ideas

Re-purposing

Sewing

Super Simple Leggings: {only 2 fabric pieces}

Chilly weather keeps creeping in.  And what does that mean for my girl’s wardrobe? Leggings.  Lots of them. Leggings are such a simple way to…

Ashley

Children

Clothing

Halloween Costumes

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Top Tutorials

Women's Clothing

A HOOP SKIRT (…a sturdy and inexpensive version)

In case you didn’t see yesterday’s post, I shared my version of a Dorothy Costume.  And yes, Chloe is in ABSOLUTE LOVE!  (And takes her…

Ashley

Featured

Home Decor

Sewing

Envelope Closure Pillowcase (for bed pillows)

I like at least 2 pillows while I sleep.  One for my head and one for my knees/arms.  It all started with my 2nd pregnancy. …

Ashley

Clothing

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Sewing Tips: How To Sew a PARTIAL BUTTON PLACKET

Wait, are you totally confused by what a “button placket” is?  Not to mention a “partial” one?  Well, let me explain……button plackets are that thicker…

Ashley

Gift Ideas

Home Decor

Round Up

25 DIY Painted Flower Pot Ideas…you’ll LOVE

Things have really warmed up around here and when the sun is shining for so many hours during the day…it makes me crave having more…

Ashley

Baby

Featured

Gift Ideas

Sewing

20+ Handmade Baby Gift Ideas

OH MY!!!  Love, love, love!  Check out these personalized buttons from Pick Your Plum today.  Holy Toledo…….how cool would it be to add your name,…

Ashley

Baby

Clothing

Featured

Gift Ideas

Stretchy Baby Hats…with Top Knots (template included)

I think being pregnant with a little boy is making me a little crazy.  Since my current youngest is a girl (Chloe, now 3), I…

Ashley

Gift Ideas

Miscellaneous

No Sew

Silhouette Craft Cutter

Top Tutorials

Glass Etching

Have you ever done any glass etching? Well, neither had I before today. But wow.  Such an easy, yet sweet little touch that you can…

Ashley

Accessory

Featured

Gift Ideas

Miscellaneous

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Tip for Sewing with Vinyl (it sticks!!)…..Making Clear Vinyl Pouches

  Thanks for the camera tips from yesterday.  Hopefully my camera will be fixed right away. . . . But today…….we need to chat about…

Ashley

Home Decor

Sewing

DIY Pleated Bed Skirt

**By the way, did you notice the new re-design?  And the new “kitchen” side to the blog?  Check back later today…..something yummy will be shared…

Ashley

Accessory

Miscellaneous

Round Up

Sewing

20+ DIY Backpack Tutorials (child and adult styles)

My kids just went back to school this week……and I feel like I wasn’t able to do everything I wanted to do this summer.  I…

Ashley

Children

Clothing

Re-purposing

Women's Clothing

DIY: Turn Jean Pants into a JEAN SKIRT

I think my 8 year old Elli has been eating extra green beans at dinner or something because this girls’ legs are on the fast…

Ashley

Gift Ideas

Home Decor

No Sew

How to make a SIMPLE Rope Plant Hanger

How to make a SIMPLE Rope Plant Hanger….a great way to fill space vertically! | via www.makeit-loveit.com

Ashley

Featured

Gift Ideas

Home Decor

Miscellaneous

Sewing

Fabric Storage Boxes (per your request)

Okay, the fabric storage box tutorial is here.  (Sorry for the little tease last friday and no actual tutorial.  We were trying to get on…

Ashley

Featured

Home Decor

Sewing

Top Tutorials

Make your curtains BLACKOUT CURTAINS (simplified version)

  Since moving to our new home over a month ago, I have had blackout curtains on my “to-do” list.  And while waiting for those…

Ashley

Featured

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Sewing Tip: Shirring/Smocking with Elastic Thread

  Shirring is an old technique, I know.  (Shirring and smocking aren’t actually originally done with elastic…..but it sure makes things easier.  And faster.)  Sometimes…

Ashley

Accessory

Baby

Children

Featured

Gift Ideas

No Sew

Simple Bow Hair Clips (with no-slip grip)

  When my oldest girl was a brand new baby (who is now almost 5 years old), I made bows for her head/hair. Lots of…

Ashley

Accessory

Featured

Gift Ideas

Miscellaneous

No Sew

Re-purposing

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle)

My husband and I both have cell phones.  And both of us have phone chargers.  And that means lots of obnoxious cords.  You never know…

Ashley

Featured

Home Decor

Home Improvement

No Sew

Home Improvement: DIY Board and Batten

Oh my.  Once again, I’m so surprised what a little paint and some measly pieces of wood can do.   We decided right after we…

Ashley

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Sewing Tips: Pre-Washing

. The holidays seem to have treated many of you very well. I have heard many of you say that you received new sewing machines,…

Ashley

Featured

Home Decor

Home Improvement

Sewing

Home Improvement: Replacing Outdoor Light Fixtures (don’t be scared!!)

    We recently moved into a new home and have been busy re-vamping, tearing down, and re-constructing this/that in our new home.  It’s been fun……but…

Ashley

Children

Featured

Kid Craft

No Sew

Round Up

Sewing

40 Indoor Kid Activities & Crafts

Anyone else in the middle of Spring Break?  Yeah, me too!   It’s still pretty chilly around here so, I’ve been browsing for INDOOR ideas…

Ashley

Children

Clothing

Featured

Sewing

Elastic Band Skirt {aka: the fastest skirt you’ll ever make}

As much as I try to convince Elli to wear the shorts/capri’s/pants that are in her drawer……….she only gives in about 15% of the time. …

Ashley

Featured

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Sewing Tips: Basic Stitches (plus the Double Needle)

  . Sometimes all it takes is a visual picture to understand what some of these sewing terms and words are. Basting, stitch length, zig-zag,…

Ashley

Baby

Gift Ideas

Sewing

DIY Gauze Swaddle Blankets for Baby (…light and breathable!)

    When Chloe was a little baby (3 years ago, gasp!), I noticed that stores were carrying these lightweight cotton Gauze Blankets.  I remember…

Ashley

No Sew

Sewing

Sewing Tips

Silhouette Craft Cutter

What is Freezer Paper?

. There were a  lot of great questions yesterday about Freezer Paper. So I thought I’d make an entire post about it. I used this…

Ashley

Featured

Home Decor

Home Improvement

Home Improvement: Painting a Straight Line on Textured Walls (a Pro Painter’s Secret)

We have been painting and painting aaaaaaand painting lately.  I have stopped caring that there are always paint spots on my hands, in my hair,…

Ashley

Accessory

Children

Round Up

Top Tutorials

25 CLEVER IDEAS for “Wacky Hair Day” at SCHOOL!! (…including Chloe’s wacky hair!)

25 CLEVER IDEAS for “Wacky Hair Day” at SCHOOL!! | via www.makeit-loveit.com

Ashley

Accessory

Children

Featured

Gift Ideas

Guest Contributor Kristin

Sewing

The Reversible Bag…for kids!

So excited to have Kristin from Grandma’s Chalkboard here again today, contributing these darling Reversible Kid Bags.  What child would not FLIP for one of…

Ashley

Children

Featured

Sewing

50+ Great Homemade Kid Gift Ideas

  We are snowed in today.  HOORAY!!  Well, except for Steve.  He still had to ice-skate his car down the freeway to his job this…

Ashley

Accessory

Children

Featured

Miscellaneous

Sewing

Women's Clothing

Make your own Balaclava (or ski-type mask)

Our Colorado skies have dropped several thick blankets of snow lately…..and my kids are in absolute HEAVEN!  Even if we don’t have time to head…

Ashley

Accessory

Baby

Re-purposing

Sewing

Recovering a Baby Car Seat

.   Do you love your infant car seat……but hate the cover? Is the material scratchy or stained?  Torn or outdated? Well, then start picking…

Ashley

Featured

Sewing

Teaching Kids To Sew

Teaching Kids to Sew, Part 1: Intro to Hand Sewing

Oh gee, where did that holiday weekend go?  Did everyone (here in the U.S.) enjoy their Memorial Day yesterday?  (A big thank you to past/present…

Ashley

Children

Clothing

Featured

Sewing

Women's Clothing

The Square Circle Skirt (20-ish minutes to make)

  Sometimes I buy too much fabric.  I admit it.  Just don’t you dare email my husband and tell him that I’ve admitted it. ;) …

Ashley

Home Decor

No Sew

DIY Tufted Fabric Ottoman ((…from an old table))

If you came here looking for the ‘No-Sew Love’ (+ other goodies!) GIVEAWAY….you came to the right place. However, you need to click over to…

Ashley

Featured

Home Decor

Home Improvement

How to Paint {{Super Straight}} Horizontal Stripes

Last week, while Steve had a day off and while Connor was at school, we completely emptied his room and decided to finally paint it. …

Ashley

Featured

Home Decor

25 DIY Chandelier Ideas

We’ve been working on a few home projects this week, until late at night.  Sweet little Connor has asked for almost a year now for…

Ashley

Baby

Gift Ideas

Sewing

Self-Binding MINKY Baby Blanket…(with applique)

When Chloe was about 8 months old, she flew with me to California for my grandma’s funeral.  Just the 2 of us.  While there, we…

Ashley

Baby

Children

Sewing

DIY Pacifier Clips…no more dropped/lost pacifiers

I know, I’ve been a little MIA this week but my head has been other places.  Okay, more specifically, doing a few things for the…

Ashley

Children

Gift Ideas

Guest Contributor Crystal

Sewing

Collapsible Fabric Play Tent…for kids!

I can’t say enough “thank you’s” for all the sweet comments on my post last week about our newest baby, little Oliver!  Oh, how we…

Crystal

Children

Clothing

Featured

Re-purposing

Sewing

Turning Long Pants into Shorts (and making it look good)

  Oh my word, I have such a treat to share with you.  My newest sponsor, Kangaroo Care, is great little shop, filled with all…

Ashley

Boy Parties

DIY

Graduation

Michelle's Party Plan-It

DIY Photo Collage Tutorial | Graduation Party Ideas

This post is part of a campaign with Tiny Prints and LooksiSquare. All opinions are entirely my own. It’s almost Graduation season and now is…

Michelle

Brunch

Dessert

Holiday Entertaining

Holiday Party Ideas

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Recipes

Capirotada Recipe | Mexican Bread Pudding

***This #ChooseSmart #CollectiveBias shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.*** The holidays and cold weather call…

Michelle

Birthday Party Ideas

Disney Party Ideas

DIY

Girl Parties

Halloween

Halloween party

Kids Parties

Maleficent

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Parties By Michelle

How to Plan a Disney Descendants Watch Party

This blog has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone. #Disney #VillainDescendants #CollectiveBias Have you seen the new…

Michelle

Birthday Party Ideas

Boy Parties

Girl Parties

Harry Potter Party

Kids Parties

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Parties By Michelle

Parties for Teens

Next Stop, Hogwarts! – A Harry Potter Birthday Party

My little man turned 7 recently and we celebrated with a big Harry Potter Birthday Party! We’ve been long time Harry Potter fans and my…

Michelle

Crafts

Craftyanthology

DIY

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Party Decorations

Summer Party

Easy Pineapple Luau Centerpiece

Are you planning a Luau this summer? If so, I have the perfect Luau Centerpiece idea for you! No special tools or special skills required,…

Michelle

Michelle's Party Plan-It

10 Christmas Party Games and Activities

It’s time to think about all those fun Christmas Party Activities and Games! If you have plans for a party at home, school or church; …

Michelle

creative projects

DIY Glitter Hair Spray

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received the Conair Quick Twist™ Double-Stranded Braider for my own personal use. All opinions,…

Randi Dukes

in the kitchen

The Best Coffee Punch

This coffee punch recipe contains affiliate links. I’ve had many, many requests for the easy, delicious, and creamy coffee punch recipe served at the shabby vintage style…

Randi Dukes

DIY

Halloween party

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Steampunk

DIY Steampunk Goggles

There are several ways to create  your own Steampunk Goggles for a Steampunk party, Halloween or Cosplay for ComicCon.  Today, I’m sharing the pair of welding goggles…

Michelle

creative projects

Homemade Fire Starters for Camping

‘Tis the season for camping … and in Texas, that season is short-lived!  We have to sneak in camping trips in the spring or the…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

parties::birthday

DIY Color Powder {for a Color Fight}

I shared our active and colorful color fight party and now I want to show you how to make the DIY color powder that we used…

Randi Dukes

housekeeping

review

Spring Cleaning :: A Homejoy Review

Here’s a little something you should know about me: if I ever have the chance to get my house cleaned for free, I’m jumping on…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

thrifty treasures

vintage

12 Ways to Repurpose a Crib

It’s time for some more repurposing inspiration and this month I’m sharing 12 ways to repurpose a crib.  After seeing these unique upcycled ideas, I promise you’ll…

Randi Dukes

dogs

in the kitchen

Gingerbread Dog Biscuits

Every Christmas I make homemade dog biscuits for the family dogs.  I often experiment with different recipes and flavors and our dog gets to do the…

Randi Dukes

Adult Parties

Disney Party Ideas

Maleficent

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Parties By Michelle

Maleficent Party Ideas | Dessert Table

Maleficent is my all time favorite Villain and in honor of the new Disney movie premiering on May 30th, I collaborated with several amazingly talented…

Michelle

dogs

in the kitchen

Homemade Carrot Dog Biscuits

Homemade dog biscuits and carrots are both on the top ten list of favorite foods for my dog.  Combine the two and I have one…

Randi Dukes

Adult Parties

Boy Parties

Father's Day Party Ideas

Fiesta

Nacho Libre

Parties By Michelle

Nacho Libre Party – He’s “Nacho” Ordinary Father

(Disclosure: I received products from Oriental Trading included in this post, however all opinions are my own.) My husband has a great sense of humor and has…

Michelle

Christmas

in the kitchen

A Peppermint Serving Tray

I first saw a peppermint serving tray idea in an old Southern Living magazine and I loved the festive look of it.  What a beautiful…

Randi Dukes

in the kitchen

Frosted Coffee

If you love coffee as much as I do, this will be your favorite new recipe!  Just this week, Chick-Fil-A added frosted coffee to their…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

Making a Silhouette with Pixlr

In my post about my DIY heirloom necklace, I told you I’d share a simple tutorial for making a silhouette with Pixlr, a free online…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

sports

19 DIY Soccer Ideas

I’m living and breathing soccer these days with four practices and three games every week … and I’ve even had to do a little coaching…

Randi Dukes

Kids Parties

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Parties By Michelle

Party Decorations

Summer Party

Yellow & Pink Lemonade Party | Summer Party Ideas

Are you ready for summer? I sure am! And nothing screams summer to me more than a tall glass of refreshing lemonade! Pink and yellow…

Michelle

parties::birthday

Silhouette

A Color Fight Party

Last week my twins turned nine and this week we celebrated with an outdoor color fight party that was a little messy and a whole lot…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

Father's Day

inspiration

17 DIY Leather Projects for Guys

With Father’s Day coming up, I’ve been thinking about creating something fun and manly using leather.  I like the clean, masculine look of light or…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

thrifty treasures

vintage

10 Ways to Repurpose Old Umbrellas

I love {almost} nothing more than a good repurposed, upcycled project.  Find some junk, turn it into something else, and I’m sold!  Today I’m sharing…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

in the garden

inspiration

thrifty treasures

vintage

10 Ways to Repurpose Old Garden Tools

Do you have old garden tools lying around your garage or yard?  Those rusty old tools can be reinvented into fabulous new projects with just…

Randi Dukes

Dinner

Lunch

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Recipes

Pasta Fruit Salad – Summer Salad Recipe

Yay! Summer is here and I’m looking forward to lots of outdoor dining with the family! My Pasta Fruit Salad is always a hit with…

Michelle

Halloween/Harvest

No-Sew Peter Pan Costume

It’s just a few days till Halloween and if any of you are panicking about not having costumes ready, I have a super simple costume…

Randi Dukes

sewing

DIY Mermaid Tail Blanket

The other day I was looking at an online site and came across a picture of a mermaid blanket.  My little one was peering over…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

inspiration

thrifty treasures

vintage

12 Ways to Repurpose Old Suitcases

It’s time for another repurposing post … and this time I have 12 fabulous ways to repurpose old suitcases! Clever Ways to Upcycle Old Suitcases…

Randi Dukes

building

creative projects

DIY PVC Pipe Playhouse

For Christmas, we gave Tate a playhouse.  A storebought PVC playhouse.  And it promptly ripped as we assembled it.  While we packed it up to…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

21 DIY Projects for American Girl Dolls

We love American Girl dolls in this house.  We’ve had a couple of DIY American Girl birthday parties, Lila has dressed up as an American Girl…

Randi Dukes

Crafts

Create

Cricut

Michelle's Party Plan-It

How to Personalize Your Cricut Explore Air 2 | Uploading Custom Images

It’s still National Craft Month and I’m excited to share the third part in this month’s Crafting with Cricut series! Last week I shared how…

Michelle

creative projects

14 DIY Ideas for a Fabulous Pool Area

It’s almost pool season in Texas and we’re repairing some winter damage, sorting out the pool toys, and getting ready for swim season.  We spend…

Randi Dukes

in the kitchen

parties/entertaining

Hot Apple Cider Bar

One of my favorite things to drink during the cool fall months is a steaming cup of hot apple cider so what better way to…

Randi Dukes

Crafts

Create

Cricut

Home Decor

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Cutting Vinyl with Cricut Explore Air 2™ – Beginner Craft

Hello crafters! Welcome to week two of National Craft Month with Cricut! Last week I shared my excitement for the latest addition to my craft…

Michelle

creative projects

thrifty treasures

vintage

11 Ways to Repurpose Old Doors

I love a good repurposed project and today I’ve got a pile of amazing projects that all repurpose old doors!  You’ll never pass by a…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

parties::birthday

Silhouette

A Shooting Range Birthday Party

This shooting range birthday party is a sponsored post for Eagle Gun Range. My twins just had their eighth birthday and Luke celebrated with his…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

inspiration

thrifty treasures

vintage

10 Ways to Repurpose Old Chairs

It’s time for another monthly repurposing post. This month I dug up 10 ways to repurpose old chairs!  Chairs are easy to come by {I…

Randi Dukes

Halloween

Halloween party

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Easy Negan Costume Idea + DIY Lucille

Are you a Walking Dead fan? We can’t wait for the new season to start, just in time to share an Easy Negan Costume Idea…

Michelle

creative projects

How to Make a Shrimp Slurp Gun

Have you ever wondered how to make a shrimp slurp gun?  If you’ve ever spent an afternoon at the beach watching kids slurp ghost shrimp…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

thrifty treasures

vintage

10 Ways to Repurpose Cabinet Doors

Repurposing is all the rage these days, isn’t it?  A few weeks ago I shared a post about repurposing old drawers and it was so popular…

Randi Dukes

travel

Magnolia Market Fixer Upper Tour of Waco

Are you a huge Fixer Upper fan?  Do you love Chip and Joanna Gaines and know every home they’ve ever updated?  If so, I have…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

How to Make a Shrimp Slurp Gun

Have you ever wondered how to make a shrimp slurp gun?  If you’ve ever spent an afternoon at the beach watching kids slurp ghost shrimp…

Randi Dukes

Graduation

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Graduation Parties and DIY Gift Ideas

Graduation is just around the bend- give your grads a reason to really celebrate!  They spent the last 13 years IN school, just for this…

Shanna Uptergrove

creative projects

thrifty treasures

vintage

12 Ways to Repurpose an Old Soda Crate

I love a good repurposed or upcycled project and today I’m sharing some ideas for something I love: old soda crates.  I’m always on the lookout…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

painting

Mason Jar Piggy Bank

This mason jar piggy bank post contains affiliate links. Today’s project is so easy but so cute … and you just can’t go wrong with…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

Making a Silhouette with Pixlr

In my post about my DIY heirloom necklace, I told you I’d share a simple tutorial for making a silhouette with Pixlr, a free online…

Randi Dukes

Birthday Party Ideas

Celebrate

Kids Parties

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Parties By Michelle

Parties by Theme

Superhero Party

Budget Friendly Superhero Party Ideas with Hobby Lobby

Do you have a New Year’s resolution to stay on budget and your child’s birthday is coming up? I’m excited to share several affordable party…

Michelle

creative projects

thrifty treasures

vintage

10 Ways to Repurpose Old Wagons

Each month I’m sharing a themed collection of repurposed projects and this month I have a fun round-up of ideas for repurposing old wagons.   …

Randi Dukes

creative projects

inspiration

10 Amazing Ways to Repurpose a Gumball Machine

I have a slight obsession with gumball machines.  I found one at a thrift store a few years ago and gave it a bit of…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

school

How to Make a DIY Homecoming Mum

This DIY Homecoming mum tutorial was created as part of a sponsored post for OZARKA Brand.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. It’s Homecoming…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

painting

Mason Jar Piggy Bank

This mason jar piggy bank post contains affiliate links. Today’s project is so easy but so cute … and you just can’t go wrong with…

Randi Dukes

Day of the Dead

Fiesta

Halloween

Halloween party

Holiday Entertaining

Holiday Party Ideas

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Parties By Michelle

Day of the Dead Party Ideas

Are you celebrating Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)?  Whether celebrated with the traditional Mexican rituals or incorporated with Halloween, I’m happy to…

Michelle

Boy Parties

Celebrate

Disney Party Ideas

Girl Parties

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Parties By Michelle

Toy Story

You’ve Got a Friend in Me!

I’m so excited to share with you a Toy Story party I styled recently. The Toy Story franchise is one of my all time favorites…

Michelle

Christmas

creative projects

Advent Readings for Children

Today’s project is one that evolved out of a conversation on facebook yesterday and I couldn’t resist copying the idea for my family.  My friend,…

Randi Dukes

in the kitchen

parties/entertaining

sports

Soccer Cupcake Cake Tutorial

This soccer cupcake cake was a big hit at our soccer party last weekend and it was really easy to make.  It’s made out of individual cupcakes…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

painting

parties::birthday

Silhouette

A Bowling Party :: Bowling Ball Goody Bags

I love all the DIY details we had at our recent birthday party but today I’m sharing my favorite DIY project from Luke and Lila’s…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

inspiration

11 Ways to Repurpose a Tennis Racquet

Years ago {long before this blog ever started}, my oldest son had a sports-themed room with a vintage tennis racquet used as a memo board.…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

duct tape

Duct Tape Pocket

I’ve been inspired by the beautiful new line of Duck Brand Duck Tape to come up with some fun projects and this simple, colorful duct…

Randi Dukes

in the kitchen

parties::birthday

How to Make Metallic Macarons

We’re busy planning for a sweet sixteen party this weekend and everything that moves is getting glittered and spray painted in metallic tones!  Even the…

Randi Dukes

Army Party

Boy Parties

DIY

Kids Parties

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Parties By Michelle

Party Favors

Party Games

Army Party | Liam’s Boot Camp

We recently celebrated my youngest son’s birthday with an Army themed party and boy, was it a blast! With a DIY backdrop and authentic military…

Michelle

creative projects

inspiration

17 Ways to Repurpose Old Silverware

I’m always drawn to a repurposed project.  I love the idea of taking something old and turning it into something fabulous.  The thrift stores are full of…

Randi Dukes

creative projects

Halloween/Harvest

DIY Paint Brush Homemade Halloween Costume

This DIY paint brush costume post contains affiliate links. It’s that time of year when I go crazy trying to come up with a fun…

Randi Dukes

Christmas

creative projects

duct tape

in the kitchen

parties/entertaining

school

Snowman on a Stick {Donut Snowman}

Yesterday I took these adorable snowman on a stick treats for the kindergarten class party and they were a big hit!  The snowmen on a…

Randi Dukes

Father's Day Party Ideas

Holiday Party Ideas

Michelle's Party Plan-It

4 Fun Father’s Day Party Themes

Are you looking for a fun Father’s Day Party theme to celebrate the World’s Number One Dad? Father’s Day is one of my favorite mini holidays.…

Michelle

creative projects

inspiration

15 Ways to Repurpose a Necktie

I love a good repurposed craft and repurposing ties seems like the perfect idea for this time of year.  After all, what Dad hasn’t received…

Randi Dukes

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A Simple Candy Corn Costume

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10 Ways to Repurpose Old Drawers

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Felt Flower Wreath | Sizzix Tutorial

Happy first day of April! What better way to welcome the new month than with some April Felt Flowers? Today, I’m sharing how I created…

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I have always loved “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) celebrations.  If you aren’t familiar with the Mexican holiday, it is celebration that…

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DIY Potion Bottles – Harry Potter Inspired Party Decor Ideas

Do you have a Harry Potter fan at home? Are you planning a Harry Potter themed birthday soon?  If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll…

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Munch Madness | Basketball Party Ideas

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Wonder Woman Dessert Table

Wonder Woman has been my favorite superhero since I was a little girl so naturally I had a blast creating this dessert table featuring our…

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Nautical Mickey Mouse Party | Part 1

My little fella loves Mickey Mouse and anything to do with water, especially boats. One day while visiting Paradise Pier at Disneyland’s California Adventure, it…

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I Love Lucy Party | Galentine’s Day

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The Walking Dead Viewing Party | Zombie Party Ideas

Did you see it? The amazing Season Premiere of The Walking Dead?  We sure did and celebrated with a premiere Viewing Party! Zombie Party Ideas…

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DIY Personalized Sailor Hats | Nautical Party Ideas

Are you planning a Nautical party this summer? How about easy personalized sailor hats for your guests? I made these in 2013 for my son’s…

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Wild and Free Cactus Party Ideas

Are you loving the Cactus and Succulent trend hitting the party and home decor scene? I never thought I’d love cactus so much, but I’m…

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Indiana Jones Party Inspiration | Father’s Day Party

Father’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because I get to celebrate the most important man in my life, my Husband.  Every year I…

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Steampunk

DIY Steampunk Gun | Costume Prop

Last week I shared the pair of DIY Steampunk Goggles I made for my “Stopping Time…Forever Thirty-Nine” birthday party, today I’m sharing the matching Steampunk Nerf…

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How to Plan a Disney Descendants Watch Party

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“A Day in Paris” Dessert Table | Parisian Party Ideas

My Mother is quite the “Fashionista” and loves everything fashion related including one of the fashion capitals of the world, Paris.  She recently asked that…

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Lord of The Rings Party Ideas

If you have been following my blog you know that theme parties are my favorite and I usually create a themed party for my boys…

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Shark Party Ideas | Summer Celebrations

My boys LOVE sharks.  So in honor of all things Summer, we had a little play date/pool party to kick off SHARK WEEK! Shark Party…

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It’s a Thomas & Friends ™ Birthday Party with Evite #BirthdayChallenge

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Teen Halloween Party Ideas | Greek Mythology Party

Having two teenage boys, I know a little bit about cool Halloween party themes for teens. I’m excited to be sharing a fun and unique…

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How to Personalize Your Sizzix Big Shot Plus with Vinyl

Have you seen the new Sizzix Big Shot Plus? If not, you have to check it out! It’s bigger, sturdier and I just love it.…

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Camping Tips and Tricks for Fun Family Camping

I love camping. I have loved it ever since I was a little girl and I’d spend at least one week every summer camping with my…

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It’s a Boy Baby Shower Ideas

Do you know anyone expecting a baby boy? I know a thing or two about baby boys, in fact everything I know about babies is…

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Donut 1st Birthday Party – Donut Party Ideas

Donut you just love 1st birthdays? I love donuts and birthdays so I jumped at the chance to create a Donut Party for Oriental Trading…

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Batman Party Ideas

Does your child love Superheroes? My family loves Superheroes, all five of us are big fans of all things Marvel and DC Comics.  Earlier I…

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Emoji Party Ideas

We’ve been having so much fun with parties this summer! I hope you all have been enjoying all the ideas. I’m super excited to be…

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Princess Elena of Avalor Party Ideas #ElenaofAvalor

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Steampunk Party – Stopping Time…Forever Thirty Nine

Steampunk Party If you have been following me on Instagram, you know that I recently celebrated my 39th birthday with a Steampunk party.  I’ve been…

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Canela Tea & Honey Gift Basket | Recipe and Free Printable

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Easy Ornament Popcorn Balls Recipe

Popcorn balls are an all time family favorite in our house. And these little festive gems are super fun and easy to make with the…

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Teacher Appreciation Gifts – Flower Pot

One of the daily themes during our teacher appreciation week is flowers.  My “Thanks for Helping Me Grow” flower pot I made a few years…

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10 Tips for a Successful Lemonade Stand

Lemonade stands are a quintessential summer experience and a great way to embrace the heat, but they can also teach your kids valuable skills.  I recently appeared…

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Dr. Seuss Thing 1 & Thing 2 Birthday Party

Our twins celebrated their first birthday in style…Dr. Seuss style that is. We threw a Thing 1 & Thing 2 birthday bash for our sweeties…

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Penguins & Polar Bears Winter ONEderland {Birthday Party}

I am so excited to share this Winter ONEderland party I planned for my ADORABLE nephew’s 1st birthday. Pin It My sister asked me back…

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Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.  Growing up my mom always made a big deal about Halloween and I can remember…

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DIY Monogrammed Koozies

It happened again.  You know that moment when you go to Target to dash in and pick up milk and laundry soap, only to come…

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Luau Birthday Party

Aloha!  This tropical Luau Birthday Party is full of fabulous ideas for celebrating summer birthdays. Who wouldn’t want to celebrate their birthday in paradise?  For…

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DIY Motivational Water Bottle

Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going.  I’m making it a habit to drink more water on a daily basis,…

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DIY Acrylic Pour Ceramic Coasters

It’s that time again for another project featuring DecoArt products and I am so excited to share this fun project with you.  This month DecoArt…

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DIY Graduation Cap Balloon Gift

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“Dad You Rock” Father’s Day Gift

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DIY Melting Ice Cream Cone Headband

National Ice Cream Day is on July 17th and I’m planning a fun family party to celebrate.  While that may seem like a ways off,…

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Sock Monkey Baby Shower

When we found out we were having boy/girl twins I decided to decorate their nursery with sock monkey’s and vintage toys.  I used rich chocolate…

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Ice Cream Cone Fruit Cups

This summer forget the sugary sweets; here is a fun and fresh idea for serving fruit at your next event.  These Ice Cream Cone Fruit Cups…

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Back to School Morning Routine Checklist

I’m not a morning person.  My kids are not morning people.  Mornings are usually rough for us, especially during the school year because nobody is…

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Peacock Princess Party

Little girls love princess parties, and mine certainly are no exception to the rule, however an ordinary princess party simply wouldn’t do for my daughter…she…

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Birthday Money Jar Gift Idea

Have you ever been at a loss for what to get that special someone for their birthday?  If you’ve ever been faced with this dilemma…

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Project Mc2 and The Ultimate Lab Kit

My daughter loves school and loves creating everything from beautiful and creative art pieces to creating science experiments.  Last year for her birthday we bought…

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Kids Crafts: Tie Dye T-shirts

This month’s Michaels Maker Challenge encouraged us to go back to class and try something new!  Did you know that Michaels offers a huge variety…

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Our Dad Rocks Picture Frame – Father’s Day Gifts

Are you looking for a fun gift that you and the kids can make for dad?  This Our Dad Rocks Picture Frame Father’s Day Gift…

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No Bake Candy Birthday Cake

Do you have a celebration coming up that you need a cake for?  This is the easiest 4 tier birthday cake you will ever make,…

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Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

The other day we packed a picnic and headed outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather we’ve been having lately.  The perfect picnic has simple, delicious…

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Smart Cookie Teacher Appreciation Gift

Today I have a really cute and easy teacher appreciation gift to share with you, and it includes FREE printables.  Treat your teachers and show…

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summer

20 Summer Crafts for Boys

The best kind of crafts for boy to make are the kind that they can play with after they are done making it! These 20…

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DIY Star Wars Canvas Wall Art

My son’s room is getting a makeover and it’s no surprise that he has requested everything in his room be covered in Star Wars, to…

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DIY Octopus Costume

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Halloween

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Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.  Growing up my mom always made a big deal about Halloween and I can remember…

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Back to School Interview Printable {Free Download}

Summer is slowly winding down and before you know it we will be headed back to school.  This year document all of the anticipation and…

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Carnival

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Twins Carnival Birthday Party

Come One, Come All it’s time for our twins Carnival Birthday Party! This was one super fun birthday party and the perfect theme for my…

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Thanks for Helping Me Grow {Teacher Gifts}

  I am constantly amazed at how wonderful teachers are, at least the ones I know.  Aubrey’s teacher are so patient and kind and I’ve…

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Printables

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Spicy Chipotle BBQ Sauce – Father’s Day Awesomesauce

I’ve teamed up with my crafty friends to bring you 12 amazing Father’s Day ideas to help you spoil those special men in your life.…

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Your Friendship Warms My Heart Gift Tags

I am super excited to be hanging out over at The Crafting Chicks website sharing a very sweet and simple friendship gift that will be…

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Pineapple Flamingo Banner

The summer is heating up and things are getting tropical around here as I prep for a flamingo themed birthday celebration!  Yesterday I shared my…

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Winter Woodland Christmas Tree – Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…and since I live in Texas the chances of that happening are fairly slim.  So, this year I decided I…

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How to Keep White Towels White and Fresh-Smelling

  There is nothing like wrapping yourself in a fresh-smelling, fluffy white towel.  That’s probably one of my favorite things about traveling and staying in…

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Cricut

DIY

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DIY Leather Luggage Tags with Cricut Knife Blade

It’s here!  The Cricut Knife Blade is finally here.  I know many of you, like me, have been eagerly been awaiting the arrival of the…

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Monster

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Valentine’s Boxes

There is something so sweet and charming about children collecting sweet Valentine’s.  And of course not any old box will do for storing these precious…

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Fiesta Dinner Party

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Fall Party: Candy Apple Bar

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DIY Paper Bag Luminaries

The days are getting shorter and colder, this winter light up your porch and welcome guest with beautiful DIY Paper Bag Luminaries. The golden glow…

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School

Teacher Appreciation

Sonic End of Year Teacher Gifts

Whew, we’ve made it…it’s the last week of school!  The end of the year always seems like a big blur between school programs, teacher appreciation,…

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Slice Into Summer- 20 Watermelon Party Ideas

If you’re all about summer’s favorite fruit- watermelon, then it makes sense to have a Watermelon Party!  I truly believe the best part about a…

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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.…

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Gifts

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DIY Christmas Wine Bottle Gift Tags

I’m back with another fun project for the Cricut Design Space Star Challenge.  This month we were challenged to come up with Christmas gifts, and…

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July 4th

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10 Patriotic Signs for 4th of July

This year I decided to decorate our fireplace mantel for the 4th of July and I am in love with all the red, white and…

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Love

Tin for Ten – A 10th Anniversary Gift

Today, I am celebrating my 10th anniversary with the love of my life.  I am so lucky to have married my best friend, who is…

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Meet the Teacher Gift Idea

My sister is a kindergarten teacher so I know first hand how much work and effort go into getting the classroom ready for the start…

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summer

20 Summer Crafts for Girls

Summer days are here, and that means the kids are home! Be ready to fend off those ‘I’m bored’ moments by having some fun crafts…

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Lottery Ticket Cake Teacher Appreciation Gift

If you have been following Giggles Galore for a while it should come as no surprise that I love creating fun, clever, and tasty Teacher…

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Free Teacher Thank You Letter Gift Idea

Hello, Katie from Celebration Lane here, and I wanted to share another free printable with you! The end of the school year is coming, so I created…

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