Rustic Wood Pumpkins

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These rustic wood pumpkins are simple and classic.   I love this decor for autumn and Halloween. If you aren't comfortable with saws, you could have the home improvement store cut it for you, right while you're picking up your 4x4.  I love 4x4 wood...it's so versatile for crafting.  I actually found my 4x4 in my parents' garage and I took it home and just cut it up with my gorgeous miter saw. What you need: 4x4 wood Decoart … [Read more...]

20 Beautiful Fall Wreaths

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With fall approaching, it's nice to dress up your house slowly, adding in the colors and elements of autumn one by one, so you don't get overwhelmed and sick of it.  So far I've added in a few candles and pops of orange and red.  I'm not ready to change out my whole mantel but doing it this way helps me to embrace fall (not that I need any help, I love fall!) To inspire your fall decorating, here are 20 fall wreaths that you may not have seen … [Read more...]

Sharpie School Supply Bags

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #SharpieBTS http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I will fully admit to being one of those moms doing a little dance that school is starting soon.  This summer was fun, but it's always challenging to be around your little kids all. the. time.  I feel like I can never think of enough activities and the … [Read more...]

10 Back to School Teacher Gift Ideas

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Here in Utah, there are only about 3 weeks left until school starts! And yes, I did say that with an exclamation point because I'm SO ready for my kids to be back in a routine. This summer has been long for us, since all our money is going into building our house, we didn't take a vacation or go anywhere. And I'm impatient this year, since I'm dying to be in my own house which won't be done until Christmas. But Back to SCHOOL...I think we are … [Read more...]

20 Handmade Christmas Gifts to Start Now

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I know Christmas is RIGHT around the corner and you all are super excited to see all the Christmas ornaments at Hobby Lobby right?? Seeing as it's July...maybe not so much.  But I always like to post some handmade Christmas gifts at this time because Christmas is so overwhelming with the number of things you have to do that handmade gifts tend to not happen.  If you put them off until December, chances are it will become next year's gift am I … [Read more...]

15 Summer Boredom Busters

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It's July...it's hot...and you're getting a little tired of schlepping kids around from the pool to swimming lessons to day camp. But when Mom gets to stay home and relax, the kids inevitably are 'bored'. Here are fifteen fun summer boredom busters for when your kids get those 'I'm bored' voices. We've had a crazy summer so far and things are finally starting to settle down. I'm potty training my daughter this week and so we have to stay … [Read more...]

Patriotic Lanterns & Giveaway!

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Today I'm sharing a very patriotic craft idea for some cute and functional home decor.  Patriotic lanterns!  I have had these plain galvanized metal lanterns from IKEA for a long time and though I loved them, I thought I could jazz them up for the biggest American summer holiday:  the 4th of July. These are pretty easy to change as long as you have some good quality spray paint (Rustoleum from The Home Depot and good quality painter's … [Read more...]

4th of July Luminaries

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One of the best parts of celebrating the 4th of July is staying up late to do fireworks and partying with family and friends.  If you want to jazz up your 4th of July party, why not make these easy 4th of July luminaries to add some ambiance to your dinner party?  I got this idea from here and I loved how she made the words her font.  I used candles for my luminaries but you could just as easily drill a hole in the back for icicle lights to go in … [Read more...]