I know that I am a little late in sharing my Fall mantel and many have already moved onto Christmas, but I LOVE Fall and I want it to last as long as possible. It snowed here Sunday and luckily it melted by the next day. I am not ready for winter to rear its […]
It is getting close to the Fourth of July so I decided to do a little FLASH BACK FRIDAY and share my fourth of July posts from the past.
I don’t have a new one this year. I have been busting my (not so little) rear end to get 4 projects done. I am exhausted. I will be lucky to have enough energy to sit on the porch and hold a sparkler when the 4th comes. So maybe I will show my kids these pictures too and be like “See. Remember mom use to do fun things on the holiday.” :)
Click the link to see the full post of each one. Enjoy!
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! I am looking forward to spending this time with my family. I will be taking the next little bit off from posting here on the blog. But I will be popping in on twitter, Facebook, and instagram. So I will see you back here in 2013!!! […]
Hold on. Don’t go anywhere. Did the phrase duct tape scare you a little when paired with holiday decor? Cause I am not going to lie, when I was asked by Scotch Duct Tape to create something for the holidays with Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape I was a little baffled as to what […]
I have a confession to make. I have never done a tablescape before. A nice dinner at our house consists of non-paper plates and putting some candles in the middle of the table. I guess that is what I get for living with 5 boys :) So when Wayfair contacted me about doing a tablescape challenge I was really excited!
It is my birthday today! And I made myself a treat. These caramels are seriously the best I have EVER had in my whole life. It is my mom’s recipe that she had been using for the past 40 years. Talk about tried and true! I remember as a child I would sit at the […]
The rainbow bread for St. Patrick’s Day was such a hit at out house that I thought we would make a patriotic bread for the fourth of July. My kids like helping to make bread anyway, but when we do something fun like this they get so excited. I made it basically the same way […]
So I went to get my kids ready for school (which thanks to Mr. Day Light Savings Time it has been rough to say the least) and my second son asked “Mom, why are you talking to us in a grumpy voice?” Yep. That was the wake up call I needed to realize that my […]
I had an idea a few years ago to put vinyl lettering on some clear bulbs for my tree. It was a great idea except that the brown vinyl I chose didn’t show up very well against the dark green tree. So I thought about about it and came up with this. I hang them […]
I love topiaries! I knew I needed to make some for Christmas this year. These pine tree trees are easy to make and you will save money too :) Here is what you will need: drill, 1/16″ drill bit, plaster of paris, 4″ pots, burlap, sticks, glue, and fake pine branches. The first thing you […]
This a very special tradition in my family and it was started when my mom was a little girl. My mom grew up in a small Idaho town called Ririe. They were not very well off growing up and they usually only had one gift each for Christmas. They also didn’t have a fireplace. Since […]
First before we get started with the tutorial, I have to tell you something. I went shopping today to get a few things. I hate shopping. I think I was at the second store before I realized that I had not washed off the giant blob of zit cream on my cheek. That’s right folks, I […]
The idea of a thankful tree is not new and I have seen so many of them around. So I almost didn’t share mine with you. But it is a little different so I will. The main difference is how it is used. I know this will sound incredibly silly, but it has always bugged […]
My friend was given this as a gift from a friend. I thought it was darling! And guess what is INSIDE???? Toilet paper!!! It is almost so easy that I feel silly doing a tutorial. It is a “no sew” project which is my favorite part. My bench is 16″ wide, so the fabric is […]
I made this pumpkin topiary the other day.I am a big believer in “use what ya got”. I already had this pot in my garage that I had painted and used for a houseplant. Since the house plant has long since kicked the bucket (or pot in this case) I decided to re-paint it. I […]
As I mentioned before, we did not grow pumpkins this year. I am sad and I have been reminiscing about what we have done in the past. Last year we had this big flat pumpkin growing in our garden. Every time I would walk past it I would think how UGLY it was. What a […]
We made these a while back for family night. The kids loved it! It was messy and sticky, which was probably why it was a big hit with them. I chose to use orange paper because after all the mess of making them I really didn’t want to break out the paint. We blew up […]
So remember when I said that making those Frankenstein lights gave me another pot idea??? Well here it is! It is October now so I can say “Happy Halloween” with out too many eye rolls. And I can finally decorate :)
How cute is this guy?!? I worried that what was in my head wouldn’t be as cute as what I actually made. Sometime that happens. You have a great idea but it doesn’t translate well into the finished product. Well, I was worried that since it was so simple, it wouldn’t be too cute. But […]
I usually plant giant pumpkins. And I love them. But right as we were getting ready to plant our garden this year my husband was laid off. So I knew that I had to use every inch of my garden to grow things we would eat and bottle. I have been sad not having pumpkins […]