Spring Favorite Things Party

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Happy first day of spring!  We are thrilled that it's finally here, although it's been deceiving with March's super frigid winds.  We just moved into a new neighborhood a few months ago, and I was really excited to start making friends with all my new neighbors.  The advantage to moving into a new development is that everyone else is new and eager to be friends too!  I seriously have never had such an easy time making friends, a wonderful change … [Read more...]

Built in Indoor Playhouse

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I am lucky that one of my good friends built a house up the street from us.  And that she does hair for a living.  So we decided to make a little trade--I would help her with DIY projects and she would do my hair for free.  Win win!  Our first DIY project turned out so stinkin' adorable that I had to share it--it's a built in Indoor Playhouse! Isn't that amazing?!  First of all, I take zero credit for the amazing paint job.  That tree and … [Read more...]

Lava Soap Review

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I love painting and staining.  Well, let me rephrase that--if someone were to clean up after me, I would love painting and staining.  It's possibly the messiest crafting you can do.  And paint and stain sometimes can be near to impossible to clean up after.  So when the makers of Lava Soap (also the makers of WD-40) told me they wanted me to try Lava Soap, I was curious.  Curious that there could possibly be something as simple as a bar of soap … [Read more...]

20 Colorful St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

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St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow! So here is a bunch of fun and colorful St. Patrick's Day Crafts that you can do with your family, friends, or class. Don't forget to wear green and set up your Leprechaun traps! 1. DIY Glittery Shamrock Glasses 2. Shamrock Suncatcher's Kid Craft 3. Paper Shamrock 4. Leprechaun Hats 5. Burlap & Shamrock St. Patrick's Day Banner 6. Split Pea Shamrocks 7. Pinch Protector Corsage 8. St. … [Read more...]

Disney Side Cars Party

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I got to host a Disney Side Cars party last month for my four-year-old and some of his friends and it was so cute and fun.  I was sent a huge box of party supplies (and for the life of me I can't find that pic) but it was chock-full of awesome stuff.  Everything Cars related and Mickey Mouse and just swag, baby. Disney Side parties are easy to host.  The kits come with invitations, decorations, games, party favors.  Everything but the … [Read more...]

Shamrock Cracker Toffee

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Want to try a glorious and easy treat?  Time for some Shamrock cracker toffee!  I usually call this stuff 'crack' but it's starting to get a bad rap.  So now it's 'Cracker Toffee' to all y'all.  (It'll still remain Crack to my family.) This is my regular go-to for holiday related treats.  It's delicious and chocolatey and you can add any kind of festive topping to make it perfect for any holiday.  This month's edition is mint M&Ms and … [Read more...]

Fast and Easy Bread

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Have you ever made bread?  I have made bread several times but in my mind it always seemed like a very long, arduous process.  But maybe that's because I somehow became the go-to roll maker for family events and always have to quadruple the recipe.  And THAT, my friends, is a long arduous process. But this fast and easy bread recipe I got from my sister is so awesome.  It's super fast, super easy, and anyone who is intimidated by making … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Coasters

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Want a quick and easy project that also makes a great gift?  Chalkboard coasters. I got these wood sliced coasters at World Market awhile back (but you could easily find yourself a log and saw it up)  and grabbed some of my DecoArt chalkboard paint. I just squeezed some of the paint onto the coaster and painted it up to the bark border.  I let it dry for a couple hours. After it was dry, I rubbed some chalk across it to … [Read more...]