Crafts, Party

DIY CACTUS PARTY

September 16, 2016
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I have been wanting to put together a cactus themed party for a LONG time.  More exact… a “prickly party” because cacti are the cutest/prickliest plants ever AND I have yet to kill one yet, woo hoo!  The whole party was inspired by these DIY tissue covered pots I made awhile back.   The minute I made them I knew those colors needed to be made into a party, stat!  And since cactuses are all the rage (move over succulents) I figured a whole party should be dedicated to it ha!  And so the prickly party was born, and I must say I am very much in love.
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Crafts, Home Decor

TIPS ON CRAFTING WITH KIDS + A FUN DIY

September 9, 2016
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When we moved into our new place last fall I was sooooo excited to have my own craft/studio room.  A place to call mine, to make huge messes (which I do often), take pictures, and to store all my hoarded party supplies.  Before my craft room, my crafting supplies were everywhere, it was a nightmare.  Although I call the room “MY craft room” for some strange reason the kids LOVE to play in there ha ha.  I have caught them numerous times standing on things they shouldn’t, using things they shouldn’t, and well making even MORE of a mess (I had no idea that was possible, I am pretty dang messy).  I love my little kiddos and their love to “help mom” or create things of their own, BUT it can cause more harm sometimes.  There are way too many things to get into that are not safe…scissors, glue, tiny pins, sharpies, sewing needles, x-acto knives, hot glue gun the list just goes on and on.  So as a crafty mom of 3 curious and busy boys I needed to figure out a way to encourage them but still protect them and my things.  So I am sharing two awesome and safe tips on crafting with kids to help keep those little hands off your stuff but still fuel their crafty side.

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gift wrap

DIY TASSEL GIFT BAG

September 6, 2016
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DIY-wrapping-ideasDIY-gift-bagsColorful-DIY-gift-bagsI love using tissue paper for gift wrap, and not just the “stuff it in a bag” gift wrap, but getting creative with it.  Tissue paper has major potential guys, so let’s give it some time to shine.  With that being said let’s dress up some gift bags! Making a tissue paper tassel is easy peasy with the fringe cutter tool.  Basically I could make tassels all day long ha.
So with some paint and some tissue paper we can turn boring old gift bags into something worth getting.
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Food, free printables, kids, printable, Treats

NIGHT CEREAL: ANTIOXIDANT OATMEAL

August 31, 2016
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Savory-Oatmeal-Recipe-with-fruitSavory-Oatmeal-RecipePrintable-colorng-placemats-for-kidsDinner around here is not really my favorite.  I am NOT a huge fan of cooking, ha ha I love crafting and baking but cooking just isn’t really my thing.  Also, trying to plan dinners that both us and the kids like, can get tricky too.  Generally my kids are great eaters BUT if they had their way they would eat candy for dinner every night.  So to get my boys excited for dinners I try to get their input every now and again and make things they will be excited about.   Because lets be honest…trying to get your kids to eat healthy can be like pulling teeth sometimes.
I loved when got milk? challenged us to come up with a night cereal recipe because it’s probably the greatest idea ever, we all win!  My kids love any kind of breakfast and eating a bowl of their favorite oatmeal for dinner would get some cheers, and that is a simple dinner I can get behind.

To make things fun for the kids I am sharing three cute printables your kids can color, spill on or just enjoy.  Because if we are gonna let our kids take over dinner its gotta be a little messy AND fun, am I right?
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Crafts

DIY BIKE BASKET IDEAS

August 5, 2016
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I live in Huntington Beach and our family LOVES biking.  We bike to go out to eat, to the beach or just for a fun.  And having a cute way to hold all your goodies is very important.  I rounded up four of the CUTEST diy bike basket ideas.  I kind of want four bikes so I can have the all!
DIY Pannier Bags  |  Woven Basket  |  Floral Bike Basket  |  Polka Dot Basket
Hope everyone has a great weekend!  Get crafting and get biking ;)

xoxo

Crafts, Home Decor

DIY TISSUE PAPER COVERED POTS

August 3, 2016
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If you know me you KNOW I am in love with crafts that involve tissue paper.  I like to wrap with it, craft with it, decorate with it and now I am covering a pot with it.  This DIY tissue paper covered pots are so fun and are my most favorite color combination.  I think it screams happy, and with some cute cacti in each pot it’s just perfection.  And the best part?  It’s completely water proof.  So if you want to have them inside OR outside on a cute patio, you can. Continue Reading…

Home Decor

LIVING ROOM MAKEOVER: PART 2

July 26, 2016
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Renting can be frustrating…It’s hard to accept a gross brown carpet, popcorn ceilings, or wall colors I am not in love with.  BUT things are not all lost, we have been renting for awhile and I do believe you can make your space beautiful regardless of all the uglies you can’t change.  I teamed up with World Market to show just that, and how to give your living room a fun boho feel.  Their new fall line is amazing check it out here!
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Home Decor

8 TIPS TO CREATE THE PERFECT GALLERY WALL

July 18, 2016
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We moved almost 9 months ago and I’m sad to say I JUST finished decorating my living room ha!  I am going to blame the procrastination on my pregnancy.  BUT one of the things I struggled with the most was my gallery wall.  For some reason I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to hang and how.  And because of this it put the rest of the room on hold as well.  So I teamed up with Minted, and lets just say, it made the process MUCH easier!  I am sharing 8 tips that really helped me in this whole gallery wall process.  And if you have any gallery wall tips of your own I would love to hear them!  Because to be honest, a gallery wall needs to reflect your own style more than anything.  Here are 8 tips that will help you create the perfect gallery wall. Continue Reading…

Crafts, Party, Treats

TISSUE PAPER CUPCAKE TOPPERS

July 12, 2016
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Easy-and-fun-Cake-toppersEasy-and-fun-Party-Cake-toppersCupcakes are pretty dang cute all on their own, but add some fun toppers and they might be the cutest dessert EVER.  These colorful and super simple DIY tissue paper cupcake toppers only take a few min to make.  I also needed an excuse to buy a bunch of cupcakes…because DIY’s like this mean I get to eat the props and THAT is always my very favorite part.  Learn how to make these fun toppers for your next celebration. Continue Reading…

4TH OF JULY, Crafts, Holiday, Party, Treats

20 FOURTH OF JULY TREATS AND CRAFTS TO TRY

July 1, 2016
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Get crafty this weekend, there is still plenty of time to whip up some fun table decor, treats or just something to make the 4th more festive.  I rounded up 20 of my favorite crafts and treats to try.

Rocket Pop Cakes  |  Origami Stars and Stripes Cake Topper  |  Ice Cream Sandwiches  |  Snow Cone Cupcakes
Treat Party Cones  |  Confetti Balloons  |  Stars and Stripes Cake  |  Ice Cream Cup Wrappers
4th of July Balloon Bikes  |  Fireworks Centerpiece

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 Watercolor Straw Flags  |  Pop Rocks Ice Cream Sandwich  |  Printable Sparkler Labels  |  DIY Party Poppers
4th of July Cake Toppers  |  4th of July Smores  |  Watermelon Wands  |  Pocky Sparklers
Tissue Paper Fireworks Banner  |   4th of July Drinking Straws

Have a Happy 4th of July!
xoxo