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Inspire Me Wednesday #40

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Welcome to Inspire Me Wednesday, a weekly link party where you can show off all of your crafts, DIY projects, recipes and creative ideas. I can’t wait to see all the awesome things that you’ve been working on! Last week’s party was FULL of tons of creative ideas and inspiration! A huge thank you … Read More...

$250 Pottery Barn Gift Card Giveaway!

Blogiversary Giveaway

My friend Cori at Let's Eat Grandpa is celebrating her eighth blogiversary this week - EIGHT years! That's like sixty-five years in blogger time (sort of like dog years, you know?). Since the traditional 8th anniversary gift is pottery, Cori thought it would be fun to offer her readers a chance to … Read More...

San Francisco 49ers Shirt & $100 Expressions Vinyl Giveaway

San Francisco 49ers Shirt

I love cheering on the San Francisco 49ers, and wearing customized team gear is part of the fun! I made this DIY 49ers shirt using the same layered heat transfer vinyl technique that I used on our DIY Sacramento Kings shirts and our Personalized T-Shirt Superhero Capes, so please check out those … Read More...

Outdoor Halloween Yard Decorations

Halloween Yard

I love everything about Halloween - the decorations, the costumes, the pumpkin carving, and of course, the candy (#Treats4All)! Each year our neighborhood association hosts a Halloween yard decorating contest, and we've always placed in the top three. After using the same decorations in different … Read More...

Brave & Beautiful

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I am Brave and Beautiful, a beauty movement inspired by Colbie Caillat and her recent song TRY,  is sweeping the globe. Colbie's song says, "Take your make up off. Let your hair down...Look into the mirror at yourself. Do you like you? Cause I like you." Megan of Brassy Apple and her friend Cobi of … Read More...

Heart Cross Stitched Wooden Door Hanger

Cross Stitched Heart Wood Door Hanger

I really love mixing different materials, so when I recently had the opportunity to mix embroidery with wood, I jumped at the chance and came up with this adorable heart cross stitched wood door hanger. It didn't take very long to make, and it only cost me about $1.25!   I've heard … Read More...

Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

It's time for another edition of Craft Lightning, and I've teamed up with a super talented group of ladies to share some awesome creative ideas that can be made in 15 minutes or less! This all-natural DIY vanilla pumpkin spice sugar scrub can actually be made in about FIVE minutes (which means it … Read More...

Inspire Me Wednesday #39

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Welcome to Inspire Me Wednesday, a weekly link party where you can show off all of your crafts, DIY projects, recipes and creative ideas. I can’t wait to see all the awesome things that you’ve been working on! Last week’s party was FULL of tons of creative ideas and inspiration! A huge thank you … Read More...

Superhero Movie Night Birthday Party Ideas

Superhero Party Ideas

We recently celebrated my youngest son's fourth birthday with a fantastic superhero movie night party, and it was a huge success! I had never done a party in a superhero theme before, so I had about a zillion fun ideas that I wanted to implement. I spent the week before Simon's party in full-on … Read More...

A Modern Front Door Makeover

Before and After

Painting my front door has been on my to do list for almost seven years now, but it was one of those projects that kept getting pushed aside for more pressing issues. Day in and day out, I'd see this door color and cringe. In seven years, I have hung up exactly one wreath (for Simon's cowboy party … Read More...

Fall Bucket List Printable & MEGA Cash Giveaway!

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When I was younger, autumn was my least favorite season. I hated the way the leaves dried up and fell from the trees, how the days turned dark so quickly, and the fact that I couldn't go swimming anymore. Things certainly changed as I grew up though! Now I eagerly look forward to the crisp days of … Read More...

Managing Morning Chaos with IKEA First :59

Alarm Clock

Oh, how I wish that photo above was my family having a peaceful and idyllic breakfast in the morning. In reality, our house looks the complete opposite of this each morning - it's chaos! My alarm clock starts blaring, and I generally hit the snooze bar. I can't help it - I'm soooo not a morning … Read More...

DIY Personalized Superhero Cape from a T-Shirt

Superhero Party with Personalized Capes

Simon's superhero birthday party was a huge success, and some of my favorite features were the custom party favors for the guests. These DIY superhero capes made a big impression, but they were super simple to make - all it took was a few t-shirts and some heat transfer vinyl!  I started with a … Read More...

Inspire Me Wednesday Link Party #38

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Welcome to Inspire Me Wednesday, a weekly link party where you can show off all of your crafts, DIY projects, recipes and creative ideas. I can’t wait to see all the awesome things that you’ve been working on! Last week’s party was FULL of tons of creative ideas and inspiration! A huge thank you … Read More...

Healthy Lunch Options with Hillshire Farm Naturals

Making a Delicious Lunch with Hillshire Farm Naturals Slow Roasted Turkey

When I was a kid, lunchtime was always the same old boring routine, and I promised myself that I would have more interesting and healthy lunch options for my own kids. Back in those days I wasn't concerned about which brands of food went into my body - turkey is turkey, and turkey is healthy, right? … Read More...

10-Minute Gift Idea: DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap

DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap

Last winter I knocked your socks off with my quick and easy DIY peppermint soap that you can whip up in under 10 minutes (it makes a perfect holiday gift idea for friends and neighbors!), and this year I thought I'd try my hand at making a DIY pumpkin spice soap for fall...and it turned out even … Read More...