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Best Halloween Decor : Get it Before It’s Gone!

Alright, let’s get this party started! School started this week in most places around the country and that can only mean one thing! It’s time to get thinking about the holidays!!! I saw this funny picture on Oriental Trading’s instagram this morning and it helped me feel less silly about hitting publish on this post. … Read more

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Ultimate Dorm Storage Solutions

Ok, so I have a question. Why do schools make dorms…which they know are tiny to begin with…so hard to live in? lol! I have been spending the last week really trying to get everything ready for Andy to move into his dorm and whoa! No nails in the walls? No command hooks allowed? That … Read more

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Valentine Gift Ideas For The One You Love

It’s always crazy to me when we hit February. Sometimes January can seem to drag on, but once February hits, it feels like it’s go time! It’s already a short month to being with and then add in the Super Bowl, three day weekends, and Valentine’s day and it seems to make it fly by! … Read more

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How to Hang a Picture Perfectly by Yourself : A Foolproof Guide

The “honey-do” list in our house can admittedly get a little long sometimes. Can anyone relate? I have gotten used to relying on John to help me do most projects these days. When he was working like a dog for the first 15 years of our marriage, I did everything solo, now that he’s got … Read more

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Christmas Home Decorating Ideas – Home Tour

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…holiday home tour season! Have you been following along with all of these beautiful tours the last few weeks? I just love Marty’s tour and I’m so glad it’s my last tour this year. Saving the biggest tour and biggest room for last! 🙂 If you are joining … Read more

Christmas kitchen decor ideas

Pretty Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas Home Tour

December is here!! Yay for all things Christmas! Are your decorations up and ready to go? I love it when Thanksgiving falls just a little bit earlier in the month of December rather than on the 29th or something, because I love to have an extra few days after Thanksgiving to prepare for the month … Read more

Christmas kitchen decor ideas

Cute Coastal Christmas Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Hello! Welcome to my very first home tour of the Christmas season! I’m so excited to be joining Tana and the other talented bloggers sharing their homes all decked for Christmas today! It’s so fun to have you here. Thanks for stopping by and spending a few minutes of your day with me! 🙂 I … Read more

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Best Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe with Apples

I was having a conversation with a friend today who said that Thanksgiving is her least favorite holiday. She doesn’t love all the pressure of cooking the perfect meal and the time that goes into it, only for it to be gobbled up in 10 minutes. It’s funny how different people think about things. I, … Read more

the best thanksgiving stuffing recipe with apples
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Easy Nutter Butter Acorn Cookies

Cute food has my heart. If it looks like it belongs at a party, I want to make it…and eat it. 😉 These adorable and SUPER easy Nutter Butter acorn cookies are definitely on the list of cute foods. They are the perfect treat for fall and, if you’re looking for a treat that the … Read more

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Pretty Christmas Decor from Walmart

If you want Christmas decor from Walmart, now is the time to get it! I was walking around one of my favorite neighborhoods in Corona del Mar this past weekend and I could not believe how many cargo ships were sitting out off the coast. It is so crazy!  Stores are having a hard time … Read more

pretty Christmas decor from Walmart
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Thanksgiving Gift Tags Free Printables

I always love a good free printable, and Thanksgiving often gets overlooked here on the blog because I am all crazy planning for Christmas. 😉 I whipped up these Thanksgiving gift tags the other night and wanted to make sure to get them posted before I forget and the holiday is over! 😉 This post … Read more

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Christmas entry way decor ideas

Prettiest Christmas Garlands for Your Home

Christmas decorations always make everything look so pretty. While I’m not a total minimalist, I’m also usually not one that likes things unnecessarily cluttered…but when it comes to Christmas more seems to be more. 😉 I feel like greenery and garlands is what makes the biggest impact when it comes to beautifying our homes for … Read more

Christmas entry way decor ideas
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Spooky Halloween Food Ideas : Tomato Soup with Mozzarella Eyes

There’s nothing that I love more about Halloween than spooky Halloween food ideas. It’s so fun to make cute and creepy food for kids and see the faces and hear the squeals of delight from the kiddos when you present the spooky food. This year I’ve been keeping it relatively simple in the Halloween department, … Read more

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Free Printable Happy Halloween Tags – Spiderwebs

This month feels like it is running away from me! I made these free printable happy Halloween tags a few weeks ago thinking I was going to be so on top of things this year, and now, here we are just 2 weeks away from the big day itself and I’m just now getting them … Read more

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Easy Green Halloween Party Punch: Monster Juice

This sweet & bubbly Halloween sherbet punch is always a hit and the perfect punch for your Halloween parties this year!! Years ago…and I do mean years…I was nine and my parents were about to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. Can we say honeymoon baby?! Anyways, party planning is in my blood…I come by it … Read more

green halloween party punch
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How to Make a Pretty Flower Arrangement with Grocery Store Flowers

I don’t know about you guys, but there is pretty much nothing that makes me happier than having a gorgeous arrangement of beautiful flowers from a florist in my home. Unfortunately, those pretty arrangements often cost a pretty penny too. Today I’m excited to show you that you can take a few bunches of flowers … Read more

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10 Fun DIY New Year’s Eve Ideas

What are you up to for New Year’s eve this year? Are restrictions in your area keeping you from gathering with friends and family, or are you going to have a big get together? We’re planning to have a small family celebration, but that doesn’t mean that our night can’t be tons of fun! If … Read more

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How to Organize & Store Your Christmas Decorations

How was your Christmas? I hope it was wonderful and restful and filled with family, food and fun. Ours was quiet with just the three of us and dare I say…I LOVED it? Of course I wish Andy had been with us, and frankly, he was most of the day on FaceTime, but it was … Read more

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Best Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year…the most wonderful time of the year…the time of year where everyone is scrambling to find the perfect last minute Christmas gifts for everyone on their list. I have been pretty organized this year…I think it’s due to mostly online shopping and no where else to go! 😉 I have made … Read more

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How to Decorate Your Bedroom For Christmas

Ever since I shared my Christmas bedroom decor ideas last week I have gotten a few questions about how to decorate your bedroom for Christmas specifically for teenage girls. Believe me, I have a teenage girl and I know all about how much they want to decorate everything and personalize their space. She is the … Read more

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Beautiful Christmas Decor Ideas Home Tour

Happy Monday! It’s always so fun to start the week with a Christmas Home Tour!  I look forward to Marty’s amazing tours every year. Do you guys get as excited about seeing everyone’s beautiful Christmas decor ideas home tours as I do? It’s so fun to see how everyone does Christmas in their own home. … Read more

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29 Cute Christmas Room Decor Ideas – Holiday Home Tour

It’s time for The Evolution of Style and 11 Magnolia Lane Holiday Home Tour! I am so excited to participate in this tour…it gave me the chance to decorate a couple of spaces that sometimes get overlooked.  I always like to add a few things to our bedroom, but I don’t always get around to … Read more

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11 Gorgeous Christmas Decor Blog Tours

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again…time to get to tour lots of beautiful Christmas decor ideas home tours! I love this time of year for so many reasons. One of them is definitely the opportunity to get the house all dressed up and share our Christmas decor along with lots of friends. … Read more

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Prettiest Artificial Christmas Trees for Every Budget

A few weeks ago I was on the hunt for a new artificial Christmas tree for the OC Ranch Reno. I wanted something that looked realistic, was pre-lit, and didn’t cost a fortune. That hunt proved a little harder than I thought it was going to be! 😉 After several days of searching and collecting … Read more

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Free Thanksgiving Printables : Thankful Tags

Who is excited for turkey and all the fixings next week? And who is more excited for leftover turkey sandwiches? That would be me!!  I love Thanksgiving dinner, but if I’m being honest, it’s mostly for the side dishes. 😉 All the carbs…stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls, pie…I’m getting hungry just thinking about it! We have … Read more

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Pretty Christmas Decor from Walmart and Christmas Decor Sneak Peeks

Are you in full Christmas decorating mode yet, or are you a better person than me and let Thanksgiving have her day before you decorate? 😉 Don’t get me wrong…I LOVE Thanksgiving…like a TON. I really appreciate the stress-free, gift-free, no expectations holiday when you truly can just enjoy friends and family…but when Thanksgiving doesn’t … Read more

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Christmas Decor Ideas : The OC Ranch Reno

I am in the middle of trying to just get the OC Ranch Reno put together for regular everyday living…but the holidays are upon us and so regular decorating has taken a back seat to Christmas decor ideas! Wahoo! This house is a much different color scheme than the 1987 Fixer Upper and has a … Read more

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Delicious Chocolate Halloween Bark Recipe

I am always looking for fun and easy ways to celebrate the holidays and Halloween is one of my favorites. Halloween treats are a must, and the cuter the better! I love to make all kinds of treats, and finding ways to use leftover Halloween candy is always a fun challenge. I had a few … Read more

delicious halloween bark recipe
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Designer’s Favorite Blue Paint Colors for Your Home

If you know me and have been following the blog for awhile, you know I love blue.  Blue is soothing and serene and creates a calming vibe in any home, all while adding great color and style. It’s timeless too…I consider dark shades of blue to be neutrals like a good gray or beige. A … Read more

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How to make a charcuterie board

How to Make a Charcuterie Board

Several years ago I walked into a restaurant (maybe I should say I walked into a bar because this is starting to sound like a bad joke 😉 ) and saw this word staring at me from the menu…CHARCUTERIE. Huh? What is that? The description read something along the lines of “Chef’s Choice of Meats, … Read more

How to make a charcuterie board
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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Kids (and everyone else)

It’s hard to believe that we are already getting down to the wire as far as buying our gifts for gift giving. I saw an email pop up in my inbox yesterday that said “Need a great last minute gift?!” I thought, what?! I haven’t even bought ONE gift yet and now it’s already last … Read more

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Modern christmas tree decor

Our Modern Christmas Tree : 30 Gorgeous Christmas Home Decor Tours

Happy Monday! I love kicking off the week with a Christmas Home Tour!  I look forward to Marty’s amazing tours every year. There are so many beautiful homes for you to see all week. If you are joining me from Rhoda’s stunning blog Southern Hospitality, welcome!  I just love her home and everything she shares. … Read more

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Christmas bedroom decorations

15 Beautiful Christmas Room Ideas : Our Christmas Bedroom Decor

I am SO excited to be sharing some of our Christmas home with you today! With Thanksgiving falling so much later this year, it has thrown me for a loop trying to hurry and get things ready for Christmas.  I don’t know about you guys, but I need that extra week in between Thanksgiving and … Read more

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Gluten free stuffing recipe

Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes : Delicious Gluten Free Stuffing Recipe

I can’t believe it’s time to be thinking about Thanksgiving menus already!  Do you host at your house, or do you usually go somewhere else?  This year we’ll be heading to my aunt’s house in San Diego and I can’t wait!  She has the most amazing property…her own farmhouse and gorgeous oak trees lining the … Read more

Gluten free stuffing recipe
Kid friendly halloween treats

Easy kid friendly Halloween treats : Ghost Cupcakes

Halloween and cupcakes….pretty much two things that make me deliriously happy. Themed treats and punny sayings, costumes, decorations and parties…what is not to love about this time of year?  I am so excited to be sharing one of our favorite cupcake recipes, along with this simple idea to turn them into the perfect easy kid … Read more

Kid friendly halloween treats
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DIY Doormat : Welcome Mat Ideas

If you are even as close to as big of a fan of Amazon as we our at our house, then hopefully you will find today’s post funny.  I am always excited to do anything where I get to team up with a group of talented bloggers and share ideas.  I love creating for the … Read more

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Cupcake toppers ideas

Cupcake Toppers Ideas : DIY Pom Pom Cupcake Toppers

I always love a fast, easy and adorable craft, and that’s exactly what these DIY pom pom cupcake toppers are.  If you are looking for cute cupcakes toppers ideas check out how adorable these are.  Did you see the Fiesta party I recently did for Oriental Trading Co.?  I made these cute cupcake toppers to … Read more

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Awesome fiesta party ideas

Taco Bout A Party : Fiesta Party Ideas

If you know me, you know I never turn down a chance to party…especially if there are tacos involved!  I love the colorful vibe of a fiesta…everything goes!  Heading into summer there is no better way to celebrate all season long than with tacos, cold drinks and colorful decor!  I whipped up a little something … Read more

Awesome fiesta party ideas
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Disney Gifts for Mom : Awesome Gifts for Disney Lovers

One of my greatest joys in life is gift giving.  I LOVE the challenge of coming up with clever, thoughtful gifts for those that I love.  I don’t always succeed, but I try really hard to pay attention to things that people mention in conversation and watch for clues throughout the year of things I … Read more

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Funny Printable Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again…time for clever, punny and funny printable Valentine’s Day cards for kids to take to school and deliver to their neighborhood friends.  I LOVE coming up with a fun valentine or two each year and this year (albeit a little later than I am usually creating them) … Read more

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17 awesome winter party ideas

17 Awesome Winter Party Ideas: Ski Party Themes

Baby it’s cold outside!  As I write this I am sitting in front of the fireplace, staring at about 3 feet of snow outside my window.  While I wish that spring was on it’s way, reality is that I am going to be cold for awhile still…so why not embrace it and celebrate with some … Read more

17 awesome winter party ideas
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Heart Shaped Decorations to Make : Wood Button Heart

It’s that time of year when we are all looking for red and pink decor and fun heart shaped decorations to make.  This wood button heart craft is my three favorite things: fun, easy and cute.  In only a matter of minutes and with just a few supplies, many of which you probably already have … Read more

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Easy Cake Topper Ideas: Hollywood Cake Topper

Hollywood award season is upon us and the next many Sunday nights will be full of glitz and glamour.  When it comes to Oscar party ideas I don’t know about you guys, but I love any good excuse to get people together and eat yummy food!  My idea of an Oscar themed party is to … Read more

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Cute and Cheerful Christmas Bedroom Decorating Ideas

As it gets closer to Christmas I keep finding new little spots I want to add a little Christmas cheer to.  One of our guest rooms is actually one of my favorite spots in the house because the beds just look so darn cute when they are all made up.  (Maybe it’s really because no … Read more

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Frozen Birthday Party Decorations : Frozen Party Ideas

My kids anticipate the holidays almost as much for the new kids movies that are coming out as the food and presents! Over the summer I took my kids to the movies. During the previews, they had the cutest digital short from Pixar. It was about a slightly funny looking, but adorable snowman. A few … Read more

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Ugly sweater party food ideas

Tacky Christmas Party Ideas : Ugly Sweater Party

It’s no secret that I love any excuse to party…we’re even known to have what has affectionately become known as “fake parties” here in our house just so I can have an excuse to set up something cute. HA! When Ashley mentioned getting a few girls from school together I immediately thought “PARTY!” but coming … Read more

Ugly sweater party food ideas
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27 Gorgeous Christmas Decorating Ideas

What a fun week!  I am so excited to be participating in the 2018 Holiday Home Tour with the talented ladies from 11 Magnolia Lane and Evolution of Style.  Lynch Creek Farm is sponsoring this tour and providing all of the homes with beautiful wreaths, garlands or centerpieces, so you are in for a real … Read more

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20 Beautiful Christmas Kitchen Decorating Ideas

It is time to deck the halls and I couldn’t more excited to kick off the Christmas decorating ideas with these 19 other talented bloggers to share all of our Christmas kitchen decorating ideas.  The kitchen truly is the heart of the home, and especially at the holidays when it is full of baked treats … Read more

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19 Beautiful Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

How is it possible that there are only 17 more days until Thanksgiving?!  These last few months of the year are always such a blur.  Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year, or in charge of setting the table?  Well, good news.  You are in the right place for loads of beautiful Thanksgiving table setting ideas.  … Read more

19 beautiful thanksgiving table setting ideas
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Cute DIY Halloween Movie Night Party Ideas

It’s always fun to get a few friends together and celebrate the holidays, and in our house we love to do that with movie nights.  Putting something together that is cute doesn’t take a ton of effort, and for the kids, getting to invite some friends over for treats and a movie makes them feel … Read more

Halloween movie night ideas
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Enchanted Halloween Decorating Ideas With Balsam Hill

We have been breaking out all the Halloween decorations this week and I couldn’t be more excited about it.  There is finally a chill in the air and we are listening to the raindrops outside while decorating to Halloween tunes inside.  It is the most wonderful time of the year for sure!   I had the … Read more

Halloween home decor
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Easy DIY Spider Wreath for Halloween

If you’ve been following the blog for awhile, you know that I love to make stuff.  But I also don’t have much patience when it comes to making things.  lol!  That means that most of my projects are super easy and usually utilize some sort of pre-made something or other.  I often walk down the … Read more

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Colorful Halloween Party Candy Buffet Ideas

When you think of Halloween colors, black and orange are usually the first to come to mind, but Halloween party ideas don’t always have to revolve around those colors.  Having a girly-girl has definitely taught me that non-traditional colors and Halloween party ideas make for equally fun and pretty parties.  I put together these colorful … Read more

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Cute Bugs and Kisses Printable for Halloween

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again…time for Halloween!  I don’t know about you but I love making fun little gifts and Halloween treat tags for the kids and neighbors.  This bugs and kisses printable tag has been a favorite for awhile.  I love to use it and wanted to make sure and … Read more

Bugs and kisses free printable
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Spooky Hospital Themed Party for Halloween

Halloween is one of my absolute favorite holidays.  Every few years I throw a Halloween party for 50 of my closest friends.  A chance to come up with a fun theme, create party food and decorations to work with that theme, and dress up?  That is right up my alley.   I usually start my party … Read more

Haunted hospital halloween party
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Mint Green Baby Shower and Party Ideas

This stunning mint green party celebrating a guest of honor with the first initial of G was created by the amazing team of Renee and Nina at Confetti and Crumbs.  I am in love with the versatility of this party.  The colors scheme is gorgeous and the idea of using shapes and monograms as your … Read more

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Mickey Mouse Party Ideas for One Year Old

Growing up in Southern California, I think it’s a rule that you have to be a Disney fan. But really, who isn’t a Mickey Mouse fan, am I right?  I feel like as soon as you have a baby you start looking for Mickey Mouse party ideas for one year old babies. Mickey Mouse party ideas … Read more

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Beach Theme Cookies : DIY Clam Cookies

Living by the beach, we are always looking for fun beach party dessert ideas and cute beach party table decorations either for parties or our weekly trips with friends to hang out at the beach.  I saw some cute beach theme cookies while searching for beach themed party ideas a bit ago and I thought … Read more

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Birthday Wishes Tags : Free Printable Birthday Tags

Why is it that everything miniature is always so much cuter?  I was at Hobby Lobby the other day and found this adorable tiny pinata, and decided it was a “need.” So, of course I had to think up an excuse for buying it.  That’s when these cute birthday wishes tags were concocted. 😉  I … Read more

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Graduation Party Ideas : Follow Your Dreams

Graduation is such an exciting milestone in life.  Celebrate with these cute DIY Graduation party ideas that are perfect whether you are celebrating a high school graduation or university graduation.  You can find free downloads at the bottom of this post to create many of these DIY graduation party ideas yourself. This post contains affiliate … Read more

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Spring Table Setting Ideas : Blogger Home Tour

There are only a few more days until Easter and that means it’s a perfect time for some Spring table setting ideas.  I made a goal this year to make the blog (hopefully) even more useful than it has been in the past by teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers each month to … Read more

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Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables : Taste the Rainbow

I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t all that of a big deal.  If you remembered, you would wear something green to school that day so that the kids didn’t pinch you, but other than that, there really wasn’t a whole lot of hoopla surrounding it.  Well, … Read more

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Put a Ring on It Valentine | Free Printable Valentine for Kids and Tweens

It’s Valentine’s Day on Wednesday…are you ready?  Well, if not, have no fear…I’ve got one more free printable valentine up my sleeve for 2018…and I think it’s pretty cute…but I might be biased. 😉  This “Put a Ring On It” Valentine was inspired by Ashley.  While there is no “official” Valentine party in middle school … Read more

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Valentine’s Day Fondue Date Night

This shop has been compensated by CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #SendingYourLove #CollectiveBias It’s February and that means it’s time to break out the red and pink and heart attack the house!  If you’ve been following the blog for awhile, then you know that I LOVE Valentine’s day!  For me, … Read more

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Galentine’s Valentine’s Day Brunch Party

I love Valentine’s Day for all the cheesy, cutesy ways to show those you love just how much they mean to you.  I also love any excuse to party and celebrate with my girlfriends…so, when Kelly from A Green Spring Home asked if I’d like to be a part of the Valentine’s Day at Home … Read more

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11 Valentine Party Themes for Kids: Valentine Card Party

I am so excited to be teaming up with 11 of my favorite blogging friends to share fun Valentine party themes for kids!  Sweet Summer, from She Leaves A Little Sparkle invited us to create a cute and fun Valentine party themes to share.  And, it is easier than you might think!  If you’re joining me … Read more

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Meaningful Spaces Christmas Decor Home Tour

I am so excited to be a part of this year’s Meaningful Holiday Home Tour.  Laura from Meaningful Spaces is kind enough to put this together every year.  I was lucky enough to live just minutes from her in OC, one of the reasons I can’t wait to return home to So Cal before too … Read more

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Buffalo Plaid Black and White DIY Temporary Wallpaper

At the risk of looking like a crazy lady, I am going to show you my family room Christmas decor. 😉  I LOVE a ridiculous feature wall, some of my favorites are the Halloween wall I did out of old medicine book pages, and last year’s snowflake wall.  To create something fun doesn’t cost much … Read more

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DIY Valentines : Eye Like You Valentine

I’m kind of in love with these silly little DIY valentines.  The kids and I always get a kick out of checking our eyes when we’re at Costco.  The optometrist has an eye chart that is visible from the checkout lanes, so we always pass our time waiting in line seeing who can read the … Read more

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Setting a Festive Christmas Table and a Giveaway

Are you hosting this Christmas?  I am and I’m pretty excited about it.  There will just be a small group of our family, but I love setting a pretty holiday table.  Can I share my absolute favorite tip with you for setting a pretty table?  Buy white plates.  Well, I guess there are really two … Read more

Great ideas for setting a christmas table
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DIY Gift Card Holder : Cute Santa Gift Card Bag Idea

I don’t know about you guys, but when I’m giving a gift card I am always looking for a clever way to wrap it up.  I am always on the hunt for a cute gift card holder or gift card bag ideas…something that makes a pint sized gift look fun and exciting.  I was at … Read more

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Christmas Home Decor : Our Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to our Christmas Home Tour!  I was so excited when Marty from A Stroll Thru Life invited me to participate in her wonderful Christmas home tour this year.  She is such a great hostess and I enjoy looking at everyone’s tours each season, so I am extra excited to be participating this year!  If you … Read more

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DIY Teacher Christmas Gift Idea and Free Printable

You all know that I can’t resist a great excuse to make a fun DIY teacher Christmas gift and fun printable.  This DIY Christmas gift idea isn’t just limited to teachers though!  It would make a fun DIY Christmas gift for just about anyone.  When I was at Michaels (same trip where I picked up … Read more

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Christmas Party Ideas : Girls Night In

The Christmas season is SUCH a fun and busy time of year. Something about decking the halls makes us want to gather our friends and family and celebrate with good food, Christmas party games, Christmas cookies and hot cocoa.  I always like to get a chance to gather my girlfriends together and do something fun, … Read more

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DIY Cupcake Toppers and Feather Party Food Picks

I have a super easy and cute DIY for you today, just in time for all your fall entertaining!  Can I tell you a little styling secret?  Sometimes I have food around my house that I use in shoots for a LONG time.  I work with SO much party food that I can’t possibly let … Read more

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Elf Movie Night Party – Christmas Traditions

Christmas time calls for the Elf movie to be on a continuous loop in our house.  It is just too funny and really brings the holiday spirit.  We like to kick off the holidays with an Elf movie night party.  (and we may or may not kick off the Christmas movie watching in October…eek!)  I … Read more

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The Best Halloween Costumes and Deals for the Family

Do you like to dress up for Halloween, or is that reserved strictly for your kids?  I have been searching for the best halloween costumes, and is it just me, or do you blush when you are shopping for Halloween costumes…especially once you get into the teen and women’s costumes?  Seriously…what is up with the … Read more

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Halloween DIY: Create a Giant Washi Tape Spiderweb

Every year I love to create something fun and a little bit spooky for both Halloween and Christmas on the wall in our family room.  It’s a fun challenge for me to design something that is new and different, but also easy and relatively inexpensive each year.  Last Christmas I created this Buffalo Check Plaid … Read more

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Halloween Home Tour

Can you believe it’s October already?!  Where does the time go?  I feel like I was just lamenting about summer ending and school starting, and now, here we are nearly two months into school and the holidays are upon us!  Starting around the middle of September I start getting the itch to break out the … Read more

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Modern Spider Themed Halloween Party

Halloween is just around the corner and next to Christmas, the Halloween decoration take up the second most space in the garage at our house.  We LOVE this spooky fun holiday, and a party at our house is practically a must every year.  One of my favorite parts of throwing a Halloween party is picking … Read more

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Paint Your Own Pottery : DIY Painted Ceramic Planter

Ashley and I love visiting those cute paint your own pottery shops and that is what inspired this quick and easy DIY.  I stumbled on these cute modern ceramic faceted planters in the fun new Target craft section and knew they were going to be perfect for this DIY.  Have you seen their Hand Made … Read more

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How to Make Yummy Thin Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches

These easy to make thin mint ice cream sandwiches are sure to lure all the little leprechauns in your neighborhood.  I mean, who doesn’t love a great mint and chocolate combination?  I don’t know about you guys, but I LOVE to buy Thin Mints from the cute little Girl Scouts in my neighborhood and then … Read more

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DIY Coasters : Perfect for Game Night and Gifts

  As the kids get older and all of our schedules get busier we have found it harder and harder to find time where all four of us are in the same spot.  Does that happen at your house?  When I was growing up we had dedicated family time both on Sunday afternoons after church … Read more

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Cute ideas for a DIY Valentine Carnival Party

I was browsing through old pictures the other day and couldn’t believe that I haven’t shared this party here yet!  It is being featured in Mingle Magazine this month, and was SUCH a fun one to do.  You already know I love all things Valentine’s day…the cheesier the better, and this party is no exception. … Read more

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Make these Easy Red Valentine Heart Pancakes

Looking for the perfect, easy Valentine’s Day breakfast that will only take a few minutes to make and will make the kiddos squeal with delight?  Well, look no further!  These red valentine heart pancakes with a powdered sugar heart are the perfect treat and SO easy! Simply make your favorite pancake recipe.  When you are … Read more

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Free Printable Valentine: You Drive Me Wild Valentine

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the time when I get to create cheesy valentine’s to my heart’s content. 😉  This easy “You Drive Me Wild” valentine is sure to be a hit with the kids and it’s candy free! The valentine is a 5×7 size and you can print it at Staples … Read more

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Make this Easy and Cute Valentine Pink and Red DIY Candy Gift Box

I was at Michaels a bit ago and found this cool box in the scrapbooking and papercrafting department.  I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with it, but I knew I needed it. 😉  I finally figured it out…it was destined to be a cute DIY Valentine gift for friends, teachers, neighbors … Read more

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Washi Tape Christmas Tree Cute DIY Cake Topper

Are you in charge of taking dessert to a Christmas party this year?  Well, here’s an easy DIY cake topper that will make any cake, homemade or store bought, look festive and fun in minutes.  These washi tape Christmas trees can be made with just a few supplies and you can make them in any … Read more

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How to set the perfect Christmas Table

Are you hosting Christmas dinner at your place this year?  Even if you aren’t, there is something fun about setting a perfect Christmas table.  We are not the most formal people at our house, we eat off of paper plates most of the time because I like to cut down on the number of dishes … Read more

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Christmas Holiday Decorations Home Tour

I can’t believe the time is here!!  I feel like I was just putting all of these fun holiday decorations up and now it’s almost time to take them down.  Before I do, I thought I’d give you a peek at our holiday home tour.   In years past I’ve had green, brown and gold … Read more

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Birthday Party Ideas : The Patisserie Party with Society Sweets

Each year after the Christmas craziness, we launch into birthday season in our house.  Usually I have tons of ideas and have a hard time figuring out which option to choose, but this year was a different story.  Coming up with birthday party ideas for the kids is usually so fun for me, but this … Read more

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Cute and Easy Felt and Canvas Shamrock Pennant Banner

St. Patty’s Day is around the corner and today we’re making a super simple DIY Felt and Canvas Shamrock pennant banner that is SO easy you’ll be making one for every occasion. 🙂 Have you seen these pre-made and cut canvas banner pieces? They make this banner take all of about 15 minutes. 🙂 Here’s … Read more

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DIY: How to Make a Felt Circle Garland

As you’ve probably noticed, I’m slightly obsessed with garlands. 😉  Anything hanging from the ceiling or on the walls really makes it look like a celebration.  Whether you’re throwing an actual party, or just celebrating life and wanting to bring color into your space, you can’t go wrong with a garland!  Here’s a quick and … Read more

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DIY Felted Garland Tutorial

I’m sure you’ve seen them all over the internet. The cute, DIY felted garlands using felted balls and fun shapes decorating kid’s rooms, mantels, Christmas trees…you name it. Did you know they are super easy to make? Well, I’m here to show you how you can make your own in minutes. Don’t buy a felted … Read more

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Party Hearty Valentine: Free Printable Valentine Candy Free

OH you guys!  It’s one of my favorite times of year!  Valentines!  If you are at all familiar with the blog, then you know that I am crazy for valentine’s day.  Not the mushy romantic stuff, but the cutesy, cheesy stuff.  I love it.  And I love handmade valentines.  Each year I try to create … Read more

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DIY Closet Organization and Outfit Look Book

I have talked to SO many friends who have struggles with their kids and getting them dressed.  I know for some moms and kiddos it can be a super stressful, daily battle.  Kids are asserting their independence and want to choose what they wear, sometimes things that look crazy, or aren’t appropriate for the weather or occasion, … Read more

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Interior Design: Tween Girl Bedroom Design Purple and Turquoise

Over the course of the last several months, I’ve had the pleasure of working on a project for some dear friends of ours who just made a cross-country move back to our neck of the woods.  They still owned their home here and had been renting it out for the last many years.  Having left years … Read more

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DIY Glittered Party Bottles : Fun DIY Party Ideas

I must have been living under a rock, because I have never seen these adorable little mini Martinelli’s bottles.  Even my husband said he’s seen them a million times…where have I been??  These DIY Glittered Party Bottles are one of the easiest DIY party ideas, and it is SURE to get a lot of oohs … Read more

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How to Create a Cheese Plate : An Easy and Beautiful Appetizer

Do you have company coming for New Years? It is SO easy to create a cheese plate that is a show stopping appetizer.  It is quick, tasty and beautiful…and it’s my go-to appetizer when I’m having company.  I love it because it’s SO easy to put together and looks like a million bucks.  Here are … Read more

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A Beautiful Christmas Holiday Home Tour with A Thoughtful Place Blog

I am SO excited to have Courtney from A Thoughtful Place blog here today sharing her Holiday Home and holiday decorations with us.  I feel so blessed to have had a chance meeting with Courtney earlier this year that has turned into a special friendship.  She is witty, a sweet and wonderful wife and momma, and an … Read more

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German Glass Glitter DIY Monogram Ornaments

I have a new obsession.  Don’t worry.  It still involves glitter. 😉  I have been wanting to make something with German Glass Glitter for years now, but for whatever reason, I just haven’t gotten around to it.  I love the chunky-ness of it and the vintage feel.  As an added bonus, it catches the light … Read more

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Recipe: Sugar Crusted Carmelized French Toast

I have to say that this is one of my family’s absolute favorites. It’s definitely not on the diet, but for a once in awhile treat it’s ok. 🙂 I discovered it last Christmas. We were having a crowd over for Christmas morning for presents and breakfast AND we needed to be a church at … Read more

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DIY Washi Tape Feathers a Cute Fall Craft

I can’t get enough of washi tape lately.  This past May I had the opportunity to visit the Anthropologie store at Chelsea Market in New York.  They were doing a big Washi Tape event and had decorated most of the store (floors, walls, tables etc.) in Washi tape patterns.  It was quite the sight to … Read more

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Interior Design: Teen Girl Bedroom Make Over

Hi there!  My name is Claire, and I couldn’t be more excited to be hanging out with all of you Pink Peppermint Design followers!  I have a blog crush on Tammy, so you can imagine my mini freak-out when she asked me to guest post!  I first discovered Tammy on Instagram and then ventured over … Read more

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Interior Design: The Power of Pillows

Ah, pillows.  These little squares of fluff have so much power to change a space!  If you are feeling like you want a change, there is nothing like updating your space with a few inexpensive pillows to breathe some new life into your room.  One of my favorite things about having neutral furnishings is the … Read more

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DIY: How to Make Paper Rosettes

You’ve probably noticed that I use paper rosettes a lot.  I love them!!  They dress everything up from favors to walls.  I love that you can make them in minutes with very few supplies and in just about any size or color you need.  I thought it was about time I put up a tutorial … Read more

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DIY: How to Make Glitter Votives Tutorial

You may have noticed that I love these little DIY glitter votives.  I use them ALL the time in my shoots and parties.  They add the perfect amount of sparkle.  The best part is they are easy to make and you can make them in any color!     You will need: (affiliate links provided) … Read more

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DIY: Super Cute and Easy 2 Step Gold Polka Dot Party Drink Bottles

I’m working on getting everything ready so I can share all the details of Ashley’s Baptism and the reception we held at our home, but I just couldn’t wait to share these.  They are absolutely my favorite DIY project from that day and they were SO easy!  When I saw the Michael Miller fabric (the … Read more

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St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Pancakes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  We’re celebrating today with one of our favorite breakfasts- rainbow pancakes.  St. Patrick’s Day is an extra special day in our house because it is also Ashley’s birthday.  She gets SO excited for the leprechaun to come…it has become quite a production in our house.  The leprechaun trap building starts in … Read more

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DIY: St. Patrick’s Day Candy Pops

I am a sucker for a good holiday celebration! And since I am 1/4 Irish, I count down until March, when I get to cook up as much hearty Irish food as my family can handle, decorate with way too much green, and summon mischievous leprechauns to wreak a little havoc around the house, and … Read more

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Free Printable Valentine: What Does the Fox Say?

If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know that I LOVE making valentines!! 🙂  Each year I get such a kick out of coming up with something that is handmade and has a cute or corny saying.  I start thinking of these things in about November and jot ideas down as I … Read more

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The Ultimate Beach Party: Disney Teen Beach Movie Party

We are HUGE Disney fans at our house.  I’m sure living minutes away from the Happiest Place on Earth doesn’t hurt, but with the amount of time that my kids spend watching The Disney Channel, I’m sure they would be huge fans anyways!   I am always looking for a reason to throw a party, … Read more

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FREEBIE: You’re a Tweet Heart, Valentine Free Printable Valentine Card/Tag

Ok, here’s another one for you! 🙂 How about some angry birds? Only they aren’t so angry here. 😉 You can make this valentine quickly and easily with the following supplies: Clear 3 inch boxes (available here) Baker’s Twine (available here) Angry Bird Graham Crackers (available at your grocery store/target or walmart) and these free … Read more

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