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Hey friends! I’m back in the ring again. Yes, I took a couple of weeks off for some much needed time to myself. The first of the year is always a busy time of regrouping, planning, goal setting, and even budgeting. But I’m happy to say that after the last two weeks, I’m back in the swing of things again and ready to get to work on my goals for 2014!! So let’s kick it off with a fun craft project shall we?
One of my newest and most favorite toys is my Silhouette Portrait machine. While I’m still learning all the amazing projects that you can create with the Silhouette machine, I did use the Portrait machine and some vinyl to create a gift for a very special Nana! You can use this idea for anyone that might enjoy a little “brag” board. I think it would make a fun magnetic board for even a teenage girl’s room! I’ll show you how I made it and even share a free cut file for you to make your own!
New Year means new goals! If you have been following me for a while now, then you might remember last year when I talked about New Year’s Resolutions and how I am a listy kinda person. And believe me, I have been making lists! And therein lies my struggle. I tend to make lists that are bigger than my schedule. Some may call it lofty goals, but I like to call it dreaming big! Looking over the past year, I made a lot of goals that related to the home. Paint this, build that, rearrange, organize, and beautify. Some I achieved, and others… not so much yet. Everything is always a work in progress.
So when I sat down to plan my goals for 2014, I decided it was time to take a different approach. This year, my goals aren’t all about the home. Don’t get me wrong, I still have a project and DIY list that is enough to keep me busy for a couple of years or more, but my real goals this year are about more than sawdust, paint, and hot glue….
Happy New Year everyone! I’m wrapping up the year with all of your favorite posts from 2013. It’s exciting to look back over the year and see what’s been accomplished, and it gives even more inspiration for what’s to come in 2014! I’ve already been planning out my goals for the new year and I’ll be sharing more on that later on but for now, let’s see what inspired you the most in 2013!
Happy New Year!! Doesn’t it seem like as soon as you get everything ready for Christmas, it’s time to pack it all away and ring in the new year? I don’t usually do much in the way of decorating for the new year, but this time I have some gold glitzy garland that I hung for the holidays and it works great for the new year celebration. All you need is some twine, some shiny scrapbook paper, glue or tape and a hole punch. [Please click to continue reading...]
One of my biggest problems with winter weather is that it wreaks havoc on my skin. I end up keeping a small bottle of lotion on me at all times and no matter how much I use I inevitably still end up with dry, itchy skin. Have your hands ever been so dry that they hurt? Maybe even crack and peel? I’ve finally found a cure for even severely dry skin that I can’t get enough of. Even those with cracked dry skin will see a huge difference with just a few applications of this homemade lotion recipe. And what’s even better? It’s easy to make, only takes a few minutes to whip up, and perfect for even sensitive skin types.
Christmas is just a couple of days away and the mantel is ready and awaiting the arrival of good ol’ St. Nick! I’ll share the wintertime decorations with you and show you an easy way to take a plain holiday wreath and dress it with a little flocking to make it just right for a snowy theme. Best of all, these decorations can stay up even after the holiday! [Please click to continue reading...]
Merry Merry Christmas! Just a couple of weeks ago (has it been that long??), I showed you my front door holiday decorations I made using some ice skates and faux snow. That was just a hint into my holiday decorating theme this year. Did anyone guess what it is?? Let’s just say everything is frosty for the holidays in this creatively southern home. To get ready for the holiday feast, I dressed up the dining room table with a frosted holiday centerpiece.
Yippee skippy!! My Christmas shopping is done! Now that the shopping is done, it’s time wrap these pretties up. To help you get your goodies wrapped and under the tree, I’m gifting you a little freebie of some holiday gift tags! ;) To get these free printable holiday gift tags, just click on the image at the end of this post, print them out, cut, and tie them on. You get 12 tags on one 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper.
So, who is done with all their Christmas shopping? Yeah, not this girl! I’ve got just a few more things to get and then it’s time for some homemade gift giving.
Usually I’m spending these days baking up chocolatey goodness in the kitchen, but this year I’m trying something different. I found a great little recipe for some homemade soaps and decided to try my hand at it.
Do you ever have a “oops” project that just “accidentally” turns out to be fabulous? Well, okay maybe not fabulous, but this was sort of an experiment that turned out way better than I expected! I took a plain old fabric storage basket and turned it into a DIY vintage metal storage bin!
Wanna know how to make this yourself? I tell ya, this one take some careful techniques and a very special product to get this look… Pffft!!!
Nah… all you need is a little spray paint and about 5 minutes! My kinda DIY!!
Here’s how it all started out. After I got my bookcases in the home office, I realized I needed to some space for Ms. Bree’s toys. Lots of toys. Lots. Everywhere.
I already had these fabric storage baskets, but they didn’t blend with the new decor in the office so I set out on an experiment to pretty them up. [Please click to continue reading...]
It’s only 8 days until Thanksgiving! This year for the Thanksgiving tablescape, I wanted to keep it simple. I like things simple, don’t you? I’m still sticking with my neutral holiday color theme this year but I did add a little shimmer and shine to the Thanksgiving table this year. Another element I added this year is Thanksgiving placecards. I don’t usually do placecards, but this year I decided to think out the box a little on these. [Please click to continue reading...]
Hey there! How was your weekend?? I managed to keep the Christmas decorating urge at bay for one more week, but I’ve got to say that maybe there were a few decorations that found their way out of the attic this weekend. And perhaps there are several boxes and bags of crafty holiday glitter and shine that are hiding in the corners of the house just waiting to come out and play. :)
I’ve got some ideas already for the holiday home decor, and this easy winter snow globe is just the perfect little decoration to inspire some wintertime fun! [Please click to continue reading...]