Easy Fourth of July Crafts for the Entire Family

In most areas around the country school is out for summer. For me, when school is out I need lots of activities to keep the idle hands of my little ones busy. What better way to do that than to decorate your home with red, white and blue!? After all, the Fourth of July is right around the corner! Today you'll find a craft for all ages. And ALL in preparation for our nation's Independence Day! /1/ Pop Rocks Marshmallow Pops - Pop Rocks were such a fun candy when I was a kid! Who am I kidding? I still love them! Combining Pop Rocks and marshmallows just seems genius. See for yourself! /2/ Hidden Flag Cake - Don't be intimidated by it's complicated appearance. This Flag Cake is really simple. What's more? Ice this cake with plain white icing, light some sparklers on top {like … [Read more...]

11 Lovely Valentine’s Day Decorating Ideas

We're entering the season of LOVE. Do you decorate for Valentine's Day? Of course, I don't decorate quite like I do for Christmas or Halloween, but I do love to hang a few hearts and add splashes of red and pink here and there. It's fun! Today I've gathered 11 ideas to get you started. /1/ Heart Doily Decoration - Do you have a favorite spot in your home? Show it how much you love it with a few strands of heart doily garland. /2/ Embellished Mason Jar - Something tells me you've got a few Mason jars lying around. Simply add a heart shaped doily a bright heart and wrap it bakers twine. Easy-peasy! /3/ Felt Heart Trees - Trees are no longer only for Christmas decor. Fancy up a few styrofoam trees with felt hearts and you've got yourself a Valentine's Day … [Read more...]

DIY Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Teachers spend so much time with your children. While we may appreciate what they are doing and how they are contributing to  these kids, we don't often get the opportunity to say "Thank You". I love sending small gifts throughout the school year for my children's teachers. The gift doesn't have to be large or expensive. Teachers just love to hear they're appreciated in some way. Did you know that this week is Teacher Appreciation Week at your child's school? The first full week of May is the designated week to love on your child's teacher. You could send a small gift each day of the week or one gift on any of the days. {Really, you could send a gift ANY day of the year to tell Teacher you appreciate her!} Today I've gathered a few ideas that are a snap to put together. They're super … [Read more...]

Must-Have Fourth of July Party Supplies

It's not too early to begin gathering supplies for your Fourth of July shindig. {shin-dig, noun: a usually large or lavish party} Today I have a list of both food and decorations. You know I had to also throw in an art project that you AND the kiddos will be proud of. Let's waste no more time...it's almost time to party!!! /1/ Create a Lovely Patriotic Tablescape - Everything about this table is simply beautiful. From the bold stars on the tablecloth {that can be easily re-created with fabric purchased from your local fabric retailer} to the Chinese lanterns hanging from the ceiling {I've seen these at my local craft store} this tablescape is going to WOW your guests. /2/ Blueberry, Strawberry and Jicama Salsa - Here's a sweet alternative to your traditional tomato salsa. Don't … [Read more...]

The World’s Easiest Hanging Vase

Two used Mason jars Wire from the back of an old mirror. Silver handles from a used Bathroom fixture. Wrap the wire around the  lip of the Mason Jar, and twist it tight. String silver handle through. Fashion a loop at top- Hang from a screw. Add water and fresh flowers, and there you have it - the world's easiest hanging vase. Added bonus- totally "Green" didn't cost a dime. Look around your home, who knows you probably have things to fashion a hanging vase too. Happy Day … [Read more...]