"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

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

{FuN} Menu Board Idea!

Check out this FuN menu board from Fussy Monkey Business!
LoVe the hand painted scrolls in the corners!

So CuTe!
For a complete how-to...go here!

Fussy Monkey Business...thanks so much for sharing this FuN idea!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Dry-Erase Chore Chart!

Check out this FuN chore chart idea that I came across @ Brown Paper Packages! Kierste used a regular ol' picture frame to make it! Sooo CuTe! I think my kids would be more likely to complete a chore just because they would get to use the dry-erase markers to cross them off. Crazy, but true! :)
LoVe it!
For more info on how she made this...go HERE!
Kierste...thanks so much for sharing this fun idea!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Laundry Room Sign! {CuTe!}

Check out this CuTe Laundry Room sign I came across @ Love Stitched!

Maybe this would help eliminate the chap stick, and pieces of paper that I often find in my washer after a wash! :)

LoVe it!!
For info on how Brittany made this...go HERE!
Brittany...thanks so much for sharing this FuN idea!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Old Window Menu Board!

From this...

To this!!

LoVe this old window transformation by Craft Critters!

Too CuTe!!
Click HERE for a complete how-to!
Caleen...thanks so much for sharing this fun idea!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lil' Bakers Pastry Bag! {CuTe!}

How S*W*E*E*T is this?!! I came across this FuN idea at katydiddys (via: One Pretty Thing) where Laura made this very C*U*T*E pretend pastry bag for her daughter. my daughter would love this!! Hmmmm...Christmas gift idea!!
For more info on how she made this...go HERE!
Laura...thanks so much for sharing this FuN idea!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Shopping Bag Chic!

Turn these...

into this ...

...or these!!
How CreaTiVe is that?!! I came across these FuN ideas @ In My Own Style where Diane turned regular old shopping bags into art...and also used a few for book covers! It definitely beats the ol' brown paper bags. :)

LoVe it!!

For more info on how she made these...go here!

Diane...thanks so much for sharing these FaBuLouS ideas!!

Monday, August 16, 2010


After enjoying a relaxing vacation with my family...I am reminded how lucky I really am to be blessed with a beautiful family...and to live in such a beautiful world.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

{FuN} FHE Dice!!

Here is a FuN twist to the FHE board from Say It On The Wall! You roll the dice to see who does what job! My kids would LoVe this!
Hmmm...wouldn't this make a Great gift?!!
Check out Say It On The for more info!

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The Piccadilly Peddler Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to:
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Thanks to all of you who entered...and a HUGE thanks to Emily @ Piccadilly Peddler for offering this FuN Giveaway!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August Advertising Special!

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For the month of August...I am offering 3 months sidebar advertising for only $12 !!

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Old Calendar Transformation!!

Do you remember these?? Check it out now:


I came across this FuN calendar transformation @ Thrifty Tickle! LoVe how you can switch-out the pic in the frame! I'll think twice about walking past one sitting on a thrift store shelf. :) LoVe it!
For more info on this FuN transformation...go HERE!
Thrifty Tickle...thanks so much for sharing this FaBuLouS idea!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Check out this Lollypalooza Giveaway!

If you haven't yet...head on over to

and link up you FaVoriTe home decor item...and enter to win this AdoRaBle distressed magnetic board with 4 custom magnets!

LoVe it!!

Hurry...the giveaway ends Aug. 5th @ midnight! :)

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