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Tangy Mexican Bake, a yummy appetizer or meal. Great for barbecues and parties.
Patriotic Food and Fun Ideas for Memorial Day and 4th of July
Fun DIY Father's Day Gift idea, an "I'm Nuts About You" Caddy. A whimsical, thoughtful and useful present for Dad.
DIY Seashell Candle Holder
Tips on creating a bench area in your home, using colorful chairs instead! Cool decorating idea.


DIY Father’s Day Gift

Fun DIY Father's Day Gift idea, an "I'm Nuts About You" Caddy. A whimsical, thoughtful and useful present for Dad.

This post is sponsored by DecoArt, where I'm a Core Blogger DIY Father's Day Gift Dads give us so much comfort and love, we're nuts about them, right? So why not show Dad how you feel about him with a DIY Father's Day Gift... of nuts! Supplies: DecoArt Olde Worlde Decou-Page Paper, DecoArt Decou-page, wooden caddy from Michaels, #1 Dad wood piece from Michaels, three Mason Jars, shipping tags, scissors, a nail … [Read more...]

Summer Front Porch Spruce Up

Summer Front Porch Spruce Up, using things you already have to create a lovely front porch area.

Summer Front Porch Spruce Up & Giveaway Hi Friends, I'm thrilled to be part of the Sensational Summer Spaces Blog Hop & Giveway! Enter to win $300(!) and be sure to visit all the other participating blogs to get some serious summer inspiration. But first.. my porch and how I took it from SAD to GLAD! The front porch area has been neglected since the winter. I did have a few flowers in a pot, but other than … [Read more...]

Painted Music Station

DIY Painted Music Station, a fun upcycled or recycled furniture projects for a tween girl's bedroom.

This post is sponsored by DecoArt Painted Music Station {Scroll down for an AWESOME CONTEST with MAJOR Cash Prizes!} My daughter loves music, she's literally always singing. So I wanted to make her a special place to store her CD's and boom box. Supplies: Wood stand with baskets, American Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting and Delicate as well as the Creme Wax. I also grabbed some painters tape and … [Read more...]

Starfish Candle Holder and Printable

How to DIY a Starfish Candle Holder out of a flower pot. A easy beachy craft and decor project, plus lovely printable inspirational art.

Starfish Candle Holder and Printable Art Hi Friends! Welcome to the first day of the Seashell Crafts Event. I'm excited to be joining eleven other bloggers for three days of seashell crafts, just in time for summer! So we all have extra flower pots, right? Here's a great upcycle/recycle idea for pot and saucer. Supplies: Flower pot, acrylic paint (this is Bahama Blue from DecoArt), a sealer like DuraClear Ultra … [Read more...]

Great Ideas for the Grad

Great Ideas for the grad including gifts, party decor and more.

Catch these ideas LIVE on KOMO-TV on Monday May 18th at 4pm Great Ideas for the Grad Graduation is an exciting time for students and their families. Here are some great DIY ideas for the grad, from gift ideas to party decor... there are many thoughtful and festive projects you can do. Grad Candy Jar Supplies: Materials: Terra Cotta Flower Pot and saucer, Glass Bowl or Beta Fish Bowl, E-6000 Glue, DecoArt … [Read more...]

Creative Repurpose and Recycle Ideas

Creative ways to repurpose and recycle your stuff.

Creative Repurpose & Recycle Ideas Plastic Container to Scare Cat by Carolyn’s Homework Skewers to Geometric Pendant Lamp by Delineate Your Dwelling A Stick and Mason Jars to Outdoor Chandelier by DIY Inspired Milk Carton to Bird Feeder by You Brew My Tea Plastic Bottles to Sail Boat by Mama Plus One Shoebox to Charging Station by Dagmar’s Home Hanger and Shower Curtain Rings to Scarf Organizer by Living Chic … [Read more...]

Basil Vinegar Lemon Cucumber Drink

Refreshing Basil Vinegar Lemon Cucumber Drink in a Mason Jar, a delicious beverage to enjoy in summer or anytime.

Refreshing Basil Vinegar Lemon Cucumber Drink Have you tried drinking vinegars yet? We all know how great vinegar can be around the house but these drinking vinegars are also amazing to drink! Ingredients: Thai Basil Drinking Vinegar, sparkling water, basil, a cucumber, a lemon, a muddler and ice. First, slice some cucumber and lemon slices. Directions 1. Pour 1/4 cup of the drinking vinegar. 2. Add to a … [Read more...]

3 Beachy Mason Jar Candle Ideas

3 Beachy Mason Jar Candle Ideas: How to style your Mason Jars three different pretty ways, perfect for summer decor or entertaining at the beach or at the lake!

3 Beachy Mason Jar Candle Ideas Summer is almost here and that means plenty of entertaining outside, hopefully at the beach house or lake cabin (a girl can dream anyway)! Here are three ideas that will take you minutes to do but that will add a lot to your decor or summer soiree. You probably already have all or most of these supplies.  Supplies: Mason Jars, burlap ribbon {mine is from Michaels}, Tea Light Inserts … [Read more...]

Ice Cream Fund Mason Jar

DIY Ice Cream Fund Mason Jar, a fun way to recycle a Mason Jar plus free printable art.

Ice Cream Fund Mason Jar & Printable Art We all scream for ice cream in the summer right? Here's an easy way to transform a plain jar into a cute Ice Cream Fund Mason Jar. Then you can put all your spare coins in it and buy LOTS of ice cream!  Supplies:  Mason Jar (this one is from the Target Dollar Bin), white primer, Chalky Finish Paint in Refreshing, Chalkboard Paint, metal piggy bank insert, Americana … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Lantern

How to make a Mason Jar Lantern, a super simple project that adds a lot to a flower pot or garden.

Mason Jar Lantern It's Day 2 of our Summer in Jars series! Today I'm bringing the Mason Jar OUTDOORS for a super easy project that adds a lot to your space. Supplies: Green Tinted Jar, metal hanger, Mason Jar Tealight Holder from Darice, monogram vinyl. I found all these items at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond, WA. Step 1: Following package instructions, apply the vinyl to the jar. Step 2: Add the … [Read more...]