"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Friday, October 28, 2011

{DIY} Bracelet Idea!

LoVe this {DIY} eclectic bracelet made by

Another AWESOME Christmas gift idea!!

You can check out Michele's complete how-to...HERE!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

FuN Halloween Treat Ideas!

Need a cute/simple treat idea for your kiddos class Halloween Party???  Check out these very {FuN } Halloween Treat Ideas I found online.....

Cupcake Liner Witch Hats


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

{DIY} Popsicle Stick Bracelet! {CUTE!}

Check out this very FuN and {inexpensive} idea I came across:

{DIY} Popsicle Stick Bracelet Cuff!

What a FuN project to make with the girly-s!!


For more info...and a complete how-to...go  HERE!


Friday, October 14, 2011

Decorating Ideas using {pallets}!

Check out what Amanda Carver Designs made with an {old pallet}...

Who would have thought??!!

Also... check out these other AMAZING ideas using good ol' pallets!!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

{Scrap Wood} PumPkiNs!

Just love these scrap wood pumpkins made by

Who says pumpkins have to be orange??!!



Very CuTe {Vintage Looking} Photo Display!


Family Frame

Love the colors and everything about it!!  Hmmm...wouldn't this make a great Christmas gift ?!!
You can check out more info on this AWESOME project here and here!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Photo Decorating Ideas!

I am always looking for FuN and creative ideas to decorate with portraits today... I thought I would share a peek at a few ways I have decorated with portraits in my home!
These ideas are very SiMpLe...and EASY on the budget.   

First off...these Simple Picture Boards made from 1/4" MDF, a little black paint for the edge, Mod Podge,  and your photo.  The size of these are 12x12.   A fun alternative to the regular 'ol frame!

Chicken Wire Photo Hanger (made from 1x4 cedar fence wood...and chicken wire.
We use this to hang random pics throughout the year...then when the holidays hit I use it to hang Christmas photo cards.

Just a few display ideas...

And... last but not Cupboard Door Photo Hangers!  If you are familiar with my have prob. already seen these...but had to share anyway...being my favorite!  You can check out my tutorial on how I made these here!  {SIMPLE}

Well...there ya have it...hope this might give you a little inspiration to get those pics up!!

Also...don't forget to check out Kristin Duke's "Decorating With Portraits" Series for more decorating inspiration!!


Monday, September 26, 2011

{DIY} Garage Storage Idea! cool is this {DIY} storage solution idea?!!!

Photo 7: Test the fit

We soooo need to do this!

Install the system in the empty area above the garage door.

Check out The Family Handyman for a complete how-to!


{Weekly} Calendars! {great gift idea}

Now is about the time I am always looking for SiMple, EaSy and inexpensive, ideas for Christmas...and just stumbled across this awesome calendar idea from Next To Heaven!

She used a frame grouping that she bought @ Walmart for $10...and turned it into a CuTe weekly calendar!

Another one of her versions that is adorable too:

Check out Next To Heaven for more info on these great gift ideas!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Groopdealz is CELEBRATING!! {free gift}

Groopdealz is turning 1!!!

In celebrating...Receive for FREE 2 Sets of Fancy Mum Earrings to Celebrate 1 Year of Daily Boutique Deals from  !! {just pay shipping}


Go HERE to get this deal!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pallet Wood Art!

Two words...
Love. This.


It is made from old pallet wood!  Sooo CUTE!!

Check out Sweet Serendipity for a complete how-to!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

50 + Favorite Blogs...50 Best Recipes!! AWESOME COOKBOOK for a CAUSE!

It's here! It's here!

After literally MONTHS of creating, the "50+ Top Blogs All Time Favorite Recipes" cookbook is HERE!!! 

You may have seen a sneak peek of this gorgeous recipe book this past month. We hope you have been anxiously awaiting it. :) Now, until the end of August, it's available for purchase. But wait, scratch that, it's not a purchase. The best part is...

it's a donation!

100% of your donation will go to the American Red Cross to help the many people who have been affected by recent natural disasters around the world.

After seeing the devastation in Japan, several top blogs teamed together wanting to somehow make a difference. More than 50 blogs donated one of their favorite recipes to be complied into an incredible cookbook designed by chickabug (design talent was 100% donated as well). Basically a lot of people worked really hard to make something extraordinary.

Now, it's in your hands to make a difference.

This one-of-a-kind cookbook was originally only going to be offered as an E-book for a $10 donation. But after receiving feedback from readers, we realized that many of you want a physical copy. We approached our favorite publisher, Paper Coterie, who was willing to donate 100% of the supplies, and 100% of the cost of printing for this amazing cause. Are you feeling the warm tinglies yet?! We are!!! This started out as one person having an idea. Now over 50 blogs and an amazing publisher are involved and now it's YOUR turn.

Together we

will make a difference.

Here is a peek of some of the FaB recipe's inside:


Check out the many FanTasTiC Blogs that Contributed:
Holly from 504 Main
Kimbo from A Girl and a Glue Gun
Michelle from A Little Tipsy
Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin’Julie from Angry Julie Monday
Amy from A Savvy LifeRachel from A Southern Fairytale
Becky from Becky Higgins’ BlogBecca from Birthday Girl (now Cake.)
Megan from Brassy Apple
Kierste from Brown Paper Packages
Karly from Buns in My Oven
Kate from Centsational Girl
Diane from Created by Diane
Kara from Creations by Kara
Heather from Dollar Store Crafts
Jennifer, Jamie & Jodie from eighteen25Monica & Cathy from Fabulessly Frugal
AmberLee from GiversLog
Katie from goodLife {eats}
Jennifer from Hostess with the MostessShelley from House of Smiths
Missy, Shelley & Alison from How Does She
Laura from I’m an Organizing Junkie
Beckie from Infarrantly Creative
Kate from Kate Landers Events, LLC
Mandy & Jessica from Little Birdie Secrets
Dana from MADE
Marie from Make and Takes
Ashley from Make It and Love It
Brandy from Nutmeg Nanny
Katy from No Big Dill
Kristen from Paper Crave & Domestifluff
Amy from Positively Splendid
Whitney & Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic
Cindy from Skip To My Lou
Michelle from Someday Crafts
Stephanie from Somewhat Simple
Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts
Melanie from Sugardoodle
Marian from Sweetopia
Sachiko from Tea Rose Home
Krista from Budget Gourmet Mom
Cassi from The Crafty Crow
Stacie from The Creative Crate
Tara, Kiirsten, Corie, Kristen, Erika, Cami, Kari, Lisa P., Wendy, Bridget & Lisa M. from The Dating Divas
Kim & Kris from The DIY Dish
Melissa from The Polkadot Chair
Kim from The TomKat Studio
Kim from Today’s Creative Blog
Ashley from Under the Sycamore
Stephanie Lynn from Under the Table & Dreaming
Vanessa from V and Co.
Kathreen from Whip Up

The E-book is for sale here for a $1o donation.
If you have a computer in your kitchen or an electronic reader, (ipad, kindle,etc.) this is the copy for you. You can just click on the recipe you want from the table of contents and it will take you right there.
It's sweet.

The hard cover cookbook is also available, (wait for it...) for only $10.
You will be amazed at the quality of this book. The only extra expense you will have will be for shipping ($4 or more depending on where you live and how many copies you order).

Thank you, thank you, thank you. You can smile knowing you made a difference to someone, somewhere. And you can smile because you will have a beautiful full color recipe book with gorgeous pictures and delicious recipes to try. We truly hope you love the cookbook. We think you will. You might just want to buy one for your mom, sister, and mother-in-law for Christmas. ;)

Please share this post with your friends and family on your blog, facebook, and twitter. Let's make this go VIRAL! How cool would that be?

Here is a button to put on your blog:
and the link:

Remember 100% of the proceeds will be benefiting the American Red Cross.

*The American Red Cross name is used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, individual or political position. For more information about the American Red Cross, please call 1-800-HELP NOW or email

Wouldn't this make a FANTASTIC GIFT?!!

Hurry... The 50+Cookbook is on sale NOW through August 31!!

THANKS SO MUCH  to the How Does She? gals for heading this FanTasTiC book!!


Friday, July 29, 2011

Creative-ly U Link-up!!

Welcome to Creative-ly U Link-Up!!!!

You are welcome to link-up:

*DIY Projects & Ideas
*Sewing Projects
*Photography Tips and Ideas
*Crafty Ideas
*Re-Vamps or Redo's

*Ok...pretty much anything creative you would like to add!

**Don't forget to link to your specific post :) **

HaPpy FriDaY!!!

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