Monday, June 30, 2014

Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar

This dessert is the perfect summer treat!! 
It would be great for any 4th of July get together since you can make these for each individual or you can even place them in small, clear, plastic cups for a large gathering.

They are so easy to make as well! 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Handmade Hangout Party #2

Welcome to the second Handmade Hangout party!
If you missed it earlier, check out the Fabulous Features from last's week party to check out the great ideas that were featured. 

 So happy that you all joined us for our first party last week and I hope you will have just as much fun with us this week as well! 

We have just a few easy rules:
1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!

{Fabulous Features} #1

Last week was the first Handmade Hangout Party and tons of fabulous ideas were linked up.
I hope you will join us for our 2nd party later this afternoon. 

I always love browsing all the awesome ideas and I picked 10 that caught my eye to show off today.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What's in Your Handbag Series: Ashley from My Craftily Ever After

Ashley from My Craftily Ever After is here today showing off her handbag. 
Take a peek inside! 

Hi, my name is Ashley and I blog over at My Craftily Ever After. I share a mix of things, but mostly recipes, crafts and home improvement projects. I am a stay at home mom to three little ones so everything I do has to fit into that schedule! I'd love it if you'd come over and follow along as I create my own fairy tale ending!
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When I first heard about Allison's What's in your Bag series I loved it! I love getting a glimpse inside other bloggers lives and there is no better way to learn something about someone than a quick glance in their purse! 
 I am a recent purse wearer. After 8+ years of hauling around kids and diaper bags I finally decided to take back my shoulder and start carrying something for myself! So, when my sister came to visit and she was carrying this amazing coral bag I knew that I needed it. Luckily she is pretty awesome and so she just let me have it, aren't sisters the best! :) my purse

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Yarn Ice Cream Cones

Even though her birthday was a month ago, I still have some fun party decoration ideas to share from Miss P's birthday party. 

Here is another ice cream cone idea. 

 They are so easy! Again, I have definitely been all about the easy, fast projects lately, and they were a fun addition to the party! 

Here is how to make them.

- Ice Cream Cones
-Yarn in your color choices
-2 1/2 in. Styrofoam balls
-Small Wooden Balls/Beads
-Red Acrylic Paint
-Green Floral Wire
-Low Temp Hot Glue Gun

Monday, June 23, 2014

Patriotic Star Wreath

Happy Monday!! 
I have a super simple Patriotic wreath for you all today!
 I actually shared this tutorial on Play. Party. Pin. a few weeks ago and wanted to share it here for all of you as well.

Here is how I made it.
It is so easy and fast! 

 -12 in wreath form (or whatever size you would like)
- Star Garland (I used 3)
-Glue gun

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Handmade Hangout Party #1

Hello everyone! 
Welcome to the first ever Handmade Hangout Party!!

I am thrilled you are here partying with all of us! 
If you've partied with me at my Catch a Glimpse Party, I hope you will continue to party with me at this party. 
Your ideas will not only be seen on my blog but 4 other blogs as well so your link will be seen by many more people! :)
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I have joined up with four other amazing bloggers and we will are very happy to be hosting a new and exciting party! You probably know all of us, but let's take a second to introduce everyone!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Catch a Glimpse Party... Cha-Cha-Cha Changes!!!

Hi everyone! 
I bet you are here looking to link up your ideas right?! 
 There are big changes happening here with my Catch a Glimpse Party. 
Good, FUN, Changes!! 

Before I get into all the details, I want to thank every one of you that come and link up your fabulous ideas with me each week. You are totally the best and I love browsing the ideas. 

Want to know what the changes are?! 
Of course you do! :)

What's in Your Handbag Series- Karly from Paisley Roots

Welcome Karly from Paisley Roots! 
She is sharing the contents of her handbag with you all today. 

Hey! I'm Karly from Paisley Roots and I'm here to show what I keep in my handbag.

I'll start with my bag. It's a Jo Totes Gracie that I won competing on Project Run and Play.
It's a camera bag but it is soooo big!

I have 3 dividers at the bottom, as well as 2 inside zippered pockets on each side.
Then it has two pockets and a zipper pocket on the front and one open pocket with another small zip pocket inside that on the back.
TONS of space!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Giant Lantern Ice Cream Cone Decorations

**This post contains Affiliate Links**

While searching for party decoration ideas for Miss P's party I ran across these on Pinterest and had to hunt down the full idea. Finally found them on Pottery Barn Kids and kept the idea in my head but wasn't sure if I would use it.
Once I fully had the theme pinned down, I decided these would be super cute to create and rather fast to make as well. 

I love how they turned out and they were so fun for the party!

Here is how you can make some for yourself.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The 7 Month Adventures of Miss S

Seriously guys?! 
Why is it when you were younger you felt like time DRAGGED by but now that you are older and have kids time just FLIES?! 

How is Miss S seriously 7 mths old already? 

Here is a little recap of her adventures from this past month. 
Unfortunately, my darn phone decided to factory reset itself and I lost some super cute pics from this past month that I didn't upload anywhere else yet so I am super upset about that but it is what it is now. 

Monthly photo shoot shots.
My mom made the cute watermelon patch just like she has made every patch for the girls. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

What's in Your Handbag Series: Laura from Make Life Lovely

This week's What's in your Handbag series post is coming up today and Laura from Make Life Lovely is sharing her bag with all of you.

Hi guys! I'm Laura and I blog at Make Life Lovely, where I share tons of DIY projects, crafts, parties, holiday ideas, and more! I'd love to have you visit! 
What's in my handbag? I believe you can learn a lot about a woman by what's in her purse, and I'm excited to share my handbag contents with you today! 
Everything you see is the below photo was all that was in my purse. Only one thing is missing…. receipts. Lots and lots of receipts! 
 I keep my purse pretty clean minus those pesky receipts that seem to multiply in the dark confines of my purse! Please tell me you have this problem too? 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Create Your Own Chalkboard

Hi everyone! 
We are currently on our way back from a camping trip to the Grand Canyon so there will not be a Feature Friday post today. Sorry!

But I do have a super easy tutorial for you today. 

 For Miss P's birthday, I created this Chalkboard to put on the dessert table and it was so easy! 

Here's how to make it.

-Wooden frame plaque (bought at Michaels)
-Painter's Tape
-Chalkboard Paint
-Paint Brush

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Catch a Glimpse Party #186

It's Thursday (really Wednesday night but that doesn't matter) so... Let's PARTY!  

 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?


1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

"America the Beautiful" Printable

I am teaming up today with a ton of other bloggers to share all things Red, White, and Blue!

We are getting you completely prepared to celebrate America on the 4th of July.

I designed this "America the Beautiful" free printable for you all.
(The word beautiful is misspelled in this picture but the print is fixed and updated for you to download below with the proper spelling.)

 I designed it as an 8x10 print but you could easily print it smaller if that suits your fancy. 
I just printed it out on some nice card stock and used my paper cutter to trim it down.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ice Cream Birthday Party Decorations

**This post contains affiliate links**

As I previously shared, Miss P is officially 2!! 
 The theme of her party was an Ice Cream Party theme and I think I may like how this party turned out better than her 1st Birthday, but only by a little bit! ;)

 I decided to throw her a party about 2 1/2-3 weeks before her birthday so I really had to go full swing into party planning mode once that decision was made! 
Luckily, I knew that I wanted to do an ice cream party for quite some time so that was a big help when it came time to figuring out what I wanted to create or design.

Onto all the details! 

Here are the invitations I created:
 I made these using Photoshop Elements. 
I bought the ice cream cone image and the bunting flags on Etsy and they came together in a small digital design kit.
The rest of the elements, I already had and just coordinated all the colors.

I will start outside and work my way through the house with the decorations.

 Guests were greeted with this chalkboard sign I created. 
I bought the sign at Wal-Mart and then just used Chalk Markers to decorate it. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Summer Favorites Blog Hop

Summer is here!! 
Well not technically but close enough!! :) 

I have teamed up with some of my blogging friends to do a fun summer blog hop.
Over 100 fabulous ideas for summer are featured in total on all our blogs... that's a whole lot of summer!

Here are some fun ideas to create, make, or do during your summer.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Catch a Glimpse Party #185

It's Thursday (really Wednesday night but that doesn't matter) so... Let's PARTY!  

 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?


1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

What's in Your Handbag Series: Carol & Randi from FrugElegance

Welcome the ladies of FrugElegance sharing their hangbags today! 
Hi! We are The FruGirls Carol & Randi from FrugElegance. We are thrilled to participate in this special series "What's In Your Handbag?" hosted by Allison!

Coach Tote Bag

We love to shop & we are all about finding "Treasures"- high end items at a deep discount prices. We found these Totes at the Coach Outlet last year & are using them again this season.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer Destash my Stash Giveaway

Happy Tuesday all! 

Summer is just around the corner and I am teaming up with 19 other bloggers for a fun summer giveaway where we are destashing our craft stashes.

Each blogger went through their craft supplies and gathered items to give away to all of you. There will be 1 winner for EACH blogger's stash so be sure to check out all the other items up for grabs!

You can take a look at each blogger's individual basket on their own blog:
These are all amazing giveaways!

Want to see what items I picked out of my stash for all of you?! 
Here you go! 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Wallternatives Wall Decal Review

**This post is sponsored by Wallternatives but all opinions are 100% my own!**

We have a large tv that is big and dark.

 Above the tv was one of those last name photo collages made of pictures of letters found in architecture, my brother-in-law gave it to us for Christmas one year. 

 It is a black and white photo in a black frame so it just added to the darkness and I was READY for a change. 

 Insert a new line from Royal Design Studio Stencils called Wallternatives.

Here is a description of what Wallternatives straight from the source:
"Wallternatives™ ARE the artful alternative to ordinary walls. At Wallternatives™, our goal is to provide easily applied Pattern for the People™. That’s you! And not just any old patterns! We want you to have your choice of the most delightful pattern options, offered across a variety of material options to suit every design demand and surface requirement. We are committed to empowering you to create a home that is more colorful, more fun, more expressive, and more designed around “you” without investing a lot of time!"

Wallternatives come in many options and tons of colors to choose from as well:
- WallPrints™ Fabric Decals
-ChalkTalk™ Chalkboard Art
- Designer Vinyl Decals
-WallAppeal™ Removable Wallpaper (COMING SOON)
- EtchLook™ Decals to look like etched glass(COMING SOON)

 I had the opportunity to receive and review a Wallternative design before their launch. 
I was able to pick the design and the color of the design that I wanted. 

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