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Home and Family Crafts : DIY Garland for Game Night Party

I am always looking for fun and easy DIY ideas, especially fun things that have to do with parties and entertaining. We have seen a serious uptick in game playing here at our house this week as quarantine is becoming more routine. I’m sure you guys are experiencing something similar at your homes. Game nights … Read more

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DIY Front Yard Landscaping Ideas on a Budget

John and I were sitting outside last night around the fire, chatting about some recent yard improvements we’ve done and what’s up next on the list, when it occurred to me that I haven’t shared our updated front yard here on the blog yet!  When we bought this house the landscaping was neat and tidy, … Read more

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How to Make Tie Dye Cake Mix and Cupcakes

I’m sure you’ve seen them all over the place.  Those super cool tie dye cakes and cupcakes.  You know the ones where you cut into the cake and it is all swirly and colorful inside?  Well, Ash has been wondering how to make tie dye cake mix for some time now, so we thought we … Read more

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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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How to Make Fruit Decorations : An Easy Strawberry Topiary

Spring and summer are all about Strawberries.  Strawberry Jam, Strawberry pie, a great strawberry shortcake recipe …I can’t get enough of them!  I am always looking for pretty party centerpieces and these strawberry topiaries are always a hit at any gathering…baby shower, bridal showers, Mother’s Day brunches..you name it.  If you are wondering how to … 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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Happy Birthday Cake Topper : Gold Glitter DIY Cake Topper

If you don’t already know this about it me it’s time you learned that I love all things glitter and sparkle! If I have a chance to add glitter to something, I will take that opportunity. 😉 What better way is there to celebrate a birthday than with a Happy Birthday Cake Topper Gold Glitter … 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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Remodeling Your Home’s Floor Plan : Making an Older Home Feel New

Remodeling your home’s floor plan is exciting and fun, but can also seem like a scary and overwhelming adventure.  It usually means knocking down a few walls and shifting things around, but the results can be amazing if you take some time to plan and think about how to create a space that works for … Read more

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Easter Desserts : Cute and Easy Bunny Ear Cupcakes

Are you hosting Easter dinner this year? Or maybe you’re in charge of Easter desserts? Either way, we’ve got you covered with these cute and easy bunny ear cupcakes. The best part? You don’t even have to make them…unless you want too of course. 😉 I picked these delicious cupcakes up at Bristol Farms in … Read more

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Pom Pom Maker Video : Pom Pom Maker How-to

Pom Poms are EVERYWHERE!!  They are decorating pillows, towels, shoes, bags and baskets…you name it, it’s probably got a pom pom on it.  My pom pom maker is probably my favorite crafting tool right now and has been for some time.  From garlands to cupcake toppers, I use pom poms for SO many projects and … Read more

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DIY Sprinkle Mix : Taking Dessert Sprinkles to the Next Level

Ash and I were browsing through the mall earlier this week and we ran into Williams-Sonoma.  It’s one of my favorite places to wander and through and look at all the fun gadgets and dishes.  They had a ton of fun ice cream making supplies and this adorable tub of sprinkles.  It was a fun … Read more

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It’s Time for the April Pretty Project Party!

Can you believe it is April already?!  These months are flying by and that means it’s time for the April Pretty Project Party!  We can’t wait to see all the pretty projects you’ve been working on over the last few weeks. Here’s a peek at what all of the hostesses have been up to this … 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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Pretty Project Party- March Inspiration

Thank you to everyone that linked up to our March Pretty Project Party! You continue to amaze us with your talent, and we all feel like the selection process for features is getting tougher and tougher! Our first feature was this beautiful spring home tour from the talented April at House by Hoff. Such a … Read more

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DIY Football Party Food and Favor Bags

Here’s another quick and easy DIY for you for all of those upcoming football parties.  These little party bags are so cute and SO easy.  There are two ways to make them…either with paper or with tape.  I found my little kraft lunch sacks at Michaels, they are available at most craft stores and you … Read more

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DIY Mini Felt Sports Pennant Decorations

With the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday it’s time to prep for parties with a few easy DIY handmade decorations. These simple felt pennant flags are SO easy and make great decorations and fun favors for your football party guests after the game. You can make them in any colors to match your favorite … Read more

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DIY Glittered Muslin Bags Perfect for Wrapping Gift Cards

One of the trickiest things I find when wrapping gifts, is trying to find a clever way to wrap a gift card.  Here’s a quick and easy DIY that I came up with for your gift card giving this year.  These cute DIY Glittered Muslin bags take just a few minutes to make and looks … Read more

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Cute and Easy DIY Christmas Gift and Free Printable Gift Tags

If you are looking for a super cute and easy DIY Christmas gift for teachers, friends and neighbors that requires NO baking and takes only minutes to make…look no further!  It’s cute, useful and takes no time at all!  This time of year when everyone is wrapping gifts like crazy, this darling jar of twine … Read more

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DIY Painted Wooden Utensils and a Cute Cutting Board to Match

Looking for a fun, easy and thoughtful gift this Christmas?  Here’s a perfect DIY for you.  These diy painted wooden utensils and cutting board set are inexpensive to buy and can be dressed up and customized to match your recipients home or favorite colors to make it a truly personal gift.  If you’re headed to … Read more

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DIY Halloween Decorations : Cute Mummy Trick or Treat Bowl

Trunk or Treat is upon us!  This fun night is one of my kid’s favorites.  Probably because it involves about 1000 kids in costume running from car to car over and over collecting more candy than they can carry.  Each year there’s a little contest for who decorates their trunk the cutest or spookiest.  I love … Read more

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Quick and Easy DIY Stamped Halloween Trick or Treat Tote Bag

Hard to believe, but Halloween is just around the corner! Whether your hosting a party, staying home to welcome trick or treaters, or in charge of classroom parties, it’s time to start thinking about treats!  Here’s a quick and easy tutorial for a fun treat bag for party guests and little Gobblins alike.  Fill these … Read more

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DIY Halloween Glitter Spiderweb Party Drink Bottles–Video Tutorial

Halloween is almost here!!  My second most favorite time of the year! (hey, I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it!…sorry…I couldn’t resist!) 😉 I always have so much fun creating new projects each year to share with you all.  Actually, sometimes it’s a bit nerve wracking to be honest.  I REALLY want to bring … Read more

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Easy to Make Magically Delicious Rainbow Cake

I’m just an Irish girl at heart, and with St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to celebrate by making the magically delicious rainbow cake. Turn up the volume on your celebration this year! Add simple chocolate coin candy detail for that extra festive sparkle! Next, it’s time to play with food coloring. … Read more

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Sweets: Recipe: Blissful Butterscotch Bars

They’re like rice krispy treats on overload; dense, peanut buttery, krispy goodness with a layer of decadent chocolate and butterscotch on top. If that’s not enough flavor for you, I’ve topped it with our homemade ganache recipe from last week! Why not, right? These bars make the perfect treat or after school snack! And an … Read more

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Sweets: Chocolate Ganache

The fastest way to anyone’s heart is through chocolate ganache. It’s a scientific fact. And just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s the best ganache recipe I know of… here’s what you’ll need: I like to make a double batch of this sauce and share it with neighbors and friends. It’s delicious over ice cream, … Read more

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Sweets: Cake Pan Preparation

How many cake pans do you own that have been turned dark and sticky from cooking spray? I’ve owned a million. I thought cooking spray was the best way to go for years and years. Once I started baking professionally, I decided it was time to get serious, get new pans and figure out a … Read more

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Sweets: Salted Caramel Monkey Bread Mash Up

Recently, my husband and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary at the gorgeous Rancho Bernardo Inn, located in beautiful, sunny San Diego. One of the highlights of our trip was enjoying one of the most decadent, cozy desserts I’ve ever had. At the hotel’s Veranda restaurant, Sean and I decided to try their cinnamon monkey … Read more

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Sweets: Red Velvet Bliss

Raise your hand if you’re a fan of red velvet desserts! I’ve got both my hands up. Ordering this southern classic is easy as pie, but getting that bakery quality red velvet flavor and coloring is a whole other challenge. Until now. Let me introduce you to the cheat of the century. LorAnn’s Red Velvet … Read more

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Sweets: Fireside S’mores Cookies

The holidays may be over, but winter is still here, and with it, plenty of opportunities to treat your family to a cozy dessert. This one couldn’t be any easier or more delicious! You don’t even need to build a fire for these tasty s’mores cookies! Start with your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe (you … Read more

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Free Printable Valentine: Will You ‘ofishally” be my valentine?

Here’s an oldie but goodie…our most popular valentine ever…pinned hundreds of thousands of times! Wow!! Yep…you read that right! 🙂 These were created using pillow boxes a little satin ribbon, a 1.5 inch circle punch, a 2 inch scallop punch and some goldfish crackers. you know, a little salty to cut through all the sweets … Read more

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