DIY Wall/Project Stencil

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There are tons of fabulous stenciled wall ideas out there right now, and an abundance of wall stencils available for purchase. I searched everywhere for a stencil to match a vision in my head for this nook in my Mom's workroom {see the whole room HERE}, but just couldn't see paying $40+ (with … [Read more...]

Easy {and Cheap!!} Kids’ Summer Craft: Bandana Flip Flops

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My favorite kind of tutorial is the kind that's only one or two steps long...and this craft fits the bill.  You can pretty much look at the picture and figure it out!  And, best of all, this is a craft that middle to upper elementary school girls can do on their own with minimal assist from … [Read more...]

Easy, Knock-off Monogrammed Frames

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  I have always loved these frames by Marye Kelley. This one was a special gift and it matches the décor in my house perfectly. Recently I was organizing my office and I found these craft frames I had tucked away. I knew I could very easily make some more frames similar to the pricier Marye … [Read more...]

April Showers Bring May Flowers: My Front Door Easter Makeover

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I am so excited to see all the spring flowers in full bloom and our cherry tree blossoming.  Spring is here and the Easter Bunny is on its way (at least that is what my kids keep telling me).  I wanted to update my outdoor Easter decor this year and create a festive spring welcome for all our … [Read more...]

Spring Craft Idea–Retro Decoupaged Easter Eggs

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I pulled out my Easter decorations the other day.  Yes, it's still a month away, but my daughter wanted me to whip them out the same day I pulled down the Valentine's Day decor, so she considers it quite late!  I don't do a lot of decorating for the "minor" holidays (and sorry, all you Irish folk … [Read more...]

Chicken Wire Display Frames–Farm Chic Decor!

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I love chicken wire...it just kind of fits with my whole flea market/thrift store vibe that I have going on in my house.  I've seen all kinds of darling uses for it lately, too: I've also seen so many cute display frames that other bloggers have made to show off photos, hair bows, holiday … [Read more...]

A Place to Create–My Teeny-Tiny Craft Area

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Right before Christmas, I decided that I was sick to death of hiding my sewing machine in the guest room closet every time I was done using it.  Surely (if I moved around several incredibly heavy pieces of furniture), surely there was room to carve out a craft corner.  I already had an old sewing … [Read more...]

PEACE Garland (Thanks to my Mother-in-law)

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  I wanted to post this adorable craft that my mother-in-law created.  She recently moved to VA so I guess she wanted to explore the new flora and fauna of the VA countryside :).  She has a huge yard with an abundance of natural elements to choose from.  As you can see in the photo above, … [Read more...]

Valentine Gift Tag Printables

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  The best part of February to me is that Valentine's day is an excuse for chocolate and maybe some flowers, but mostly for taking a moment and giving some extra love to those that matter most. . I have been working on some small gifts for my children and for their teachers. I wanted to … [Read more...]

Holiday Signs (tutorial and printable)

Holiday Signs (tutorial & printable!)

  As a graphic designer, I love type and the simple messages words can convey. I began making these simple little signs as gifts and decorations and they are so easy. All you need is: Scrapbook paper in light color (s) with a simple pattern. I chose a light green with a white paisley so … [Read more...]

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