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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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How To Make a Cute DIY Chalkboard Tray

I am always looking for cute new serving trays and ways to display treats, whether for parties or photo shoots, just something fun and different.  With the kids heading back to school shortly, of course all things school are on my mind, so when I was unpacking some things and ran across these cute chalkboards … 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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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 and … Read more

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DIY: Glitter Party Bags

Well  that isn’t an impressive alliteration, I don’t know what is! 😉  Here’s a quick and easy way to dress up your glassine bags for a party or gift. What you’ll need: Glassine Bags (mine are 5×7) Glue (I used Elmers) Gold Glitter ( I use Martha Stewart) Simply paint the bottom inch to inch … Read more

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DIY Crafts and Party Ideas: Easy Modern Triangle Garland

A while back I had the pleasure of designing and creating a graduation line for Shutterfly and styling a party using all the fun products. This triangle garland is a little something I created for the shoot and it is SO easy and can be made for just a few dollars and with a few … 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 Party Decor : Spool Sucker Holders

Whenever I’m styling a party or dessert table I’m always looking for ways to add height.  Suckers and treats on sticks are always super cute, but finding ways to display them standing up can be tricky.  Last year when I did Ashley’s Fashion Camp party, I created these easy and cute spools to hold the suckers. … Read more

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DIY Crafts: Twig and Felt Valentine Arrows

I was walking through Macy’s yesterday and their valentine campaign ads stuck out at me.  I know it sounds crazy, but I never know when inspiration is going to hit! 🙂  The tag line was “follow your heart.”  Instantly I thought of following…what do you follow?  Arrows that point you in the right direction!  An idea … 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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Welcome Summer Party with Oh Joy for Target Collection

Hooray for Summer!! I don’t know about you, but I would rather have my kids home all the time and no schedule than them gone all day and have a strict schedule. (probably why I’m a homeschooler! 😉 ) Maybe I’m funny like that…but I LOVE the freedom of summer!! 🙂 We’ve been enjoying summer … Read more

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DIY:Modern Gold Leaf Abstract Vases

For Ashley’s baptism a few weeks ago, I wanted to try something new.  I was wandering the aisles of Michaels one day and ran across these Martha Stewart Foil Transfer sheets. Have you seen them?  I thought it might be neat to try so I grabbed the supplies and came home to try it out.  The … 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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Host a Garden Party

Spring has finally sprung!  Hopefully those of you in cold climates will soon begin to thaw out and the sight of flowers blooming and sound of birds chirping will warm your soul. 🙂  We’ve been enjoying unusually warm temperatures all winter long, which has been great…minus the severe drought conditions! 😉  We may not be able … Read more

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Holiday Party Ideas: Valentine Party for Kids

I love valentine’s day.  All the cute, corny cards and stuff that the kids make are just too fun!  I put together a little valentine party shoot with some fun things I gathered from the @target last year.  Most of these things are from the dollar spot, and the melamine heart plates were over in … Read more

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