A Better Way to Store Uno Cards
Jun06

A Better Way to Store Uno Cards

As we have submerged ourselves in all things summer, including rainy Florida days, we’re finding ourselves playing lots of card games. My older daughter loves to play Uno and Skip-Bo but my younger one, did a number on some of the cards…apparently cards taste fantastic. Who knew? But the boxes (which to be honest, weren’t in great shape even before her teething, destructive fingers did their thing) make me batty. No...

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4th of July Party Ideas
Jun15

4th of July Party Ideas

I have to apologize for not posting in such a long time. We’ve been dealing with real life stuff that made blogging take a seat on the backburner of life. However, as we approach the 4th of July, I remembered I took photos of our crab boil last year and decided to share a few ideas with you as I slowly get my blogging groove back. I’m sharing a good handful of ideas but I love that you could do any single one of these to...

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Easter Egg Wreath
Mar23

Easter Egg Wreath

I know I’ve been MIA for a while but after one too many unfinished projects began to pile up, and subsequently miss holiday deadlines, I decided to take a blogging break until I could get caught up to life. Once I realized how little time I had between St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, I made a decision to give Easter the shaft this year. We weren’t planning to host so I figured I could let it slide. Wrong. I got sick on...

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Easy Valentine’s Day Art for Toddlers
Feb07

Easy Valentine’s Day Art for Toddlers

I just wanted to share a super quick and easy craft idea that you can do with your kids for Valentine’s Day. I’m kind of in love with this easy Valentine’s Day art for toddlers idea because it make an adorable piece of art (framed or just stuck on the fridge). And I’ve been pink obsessed since the accidental creation of the coffee filter wreath.   I pretty much let my 3-year-old do the majority of the...

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Coffee Filter Wreath for Valentine’s Day
Jan26

Coffee Filter Wreath for Valentine’s Day

So, this is sort of a coffee filter wreath accidental success story. I recently discovered coffee paper garland and went bananas over the idea. I have no idea where I first spotted it but once I did, I began to see it everywhere. I knew I wanted to make my own but also wanted to do something different with it for Valentine’s Day. My original plan was to make a giant strand of the garland and hang it in the shape of a heart. I...

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DIY No-Sew Pillows from a Table Runner
Oct07

DIY No-Sew Pillows from a Table Runner

I truly do love playing with pillows when it comes to decorating. And while I love the easy DIY pillow covers I usually make, sometimes I want a design that isn’t available on any fabric. Especially if it’s an embroidered design. I generally swoon over something from Pottery Barn and pray it goes on super sale or just live without. But after recently reading another blog about making fancy pillows affordable by using table...

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Halloween Burlap Spider Wreath
Oct03

Halloween Burlap Spider Wreath

I think I’ve made it pretty clear in previous posts that I am a huge fan of burlap and other natural and neutral decorating materials. When I discovered the fun burlap owl ribbon at Wally World and made my friend her fall owl wreath, I also happened upon some burlap spider web ribbon. I decided I could use this stuff to make myself an understated Halloween Burlap Spider Wreath. Easy-peasy, right? Pfft. Making the burlap wreath...

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Burlap Fall Wreath with Owls
Sep09

Burlap Fall Wreath with Owls

  While shopping for an RCA adapter at Walmart last week, I naturally found myself in the holiday aisle and happened upon some adorable owl printed burlap ribbon. My oldest daughter’s best friend happens to love owls so I went all craft-crazy and grabbed enough stuff to whip up a burlap fall wreath with owls for her (and her mom, who loves to decorate for fall).   I used orange, brown and the owl ribbon plus a wire...

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Easy DIY Pillow Covers
Jul22

Easy DIY Pillow Covers

  I’ve always been a bit obsessed with the toss pillows in my living room. Once upon a time, I purchased Pottery Barn pillow inserts with covers and may have cried a bit over how much I spent. I quickly learned to only purchase their pillow covers on clearance, but that obsession rapidly grew tiresome for me…especially when the ones I wanted generally sold out before hitting my price range. Thank goodness I have a...

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Pirate Party
Jul11

Pirate Party

My youngest daughter has been obsessed with pirates since she was about six months old so I knew it was inevitable that we’d one day throw her a Pirate Party. Since we live in the Tampa Bay area, we are very familiar with living the life of a pirate. Growing up with Gasparilla means learning to speak Pirate at a very early age, mateys. Fortunately, this makes it much easier to throw a Pirate Birthday Party without a ton of...

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An Organized Craft Closet
Jun16

An Organized Craft Closet

My craft closet. Loud sigh. Loud. The only space I have in my entire home has been reduced to a closet. A closet. As a quasi hoarding, shopaholic, this does not work for me. At. All. Before kids and a husband (who took over my guest room/office/craft storage area), this same craft closet was somewhat tidy. I’d come up with a few ingenious storage ideas to utilize random old stuff, like a crazy cheap (err…ugly…) old dresser to hold...

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DIY Maternity Photos
Apr08

DIY Maternity Photos

I have two children yet somehow managed to skip professional maternity photo sessions with both pregnancies for various reasons. Many of my friends have done them and I absolutely adore them. Unfortunately, my first pregnancy’s last trimester (when it’s ideal to take those photos) was full of issues beyond my control. And because we were on a very tight budget during my second pregnancy, I couldn’t justify spending...

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A Pinterest Fail: Easter Egg Craft
Mar25

A Pinterest Fail: Easter Egg Craft

We were able to host Easter last year and I was SO excited to bake and cook and decorate and craft…Oh the crafting. Please enjoy my Pinterest Fail Easter Craft… The chunks of glue look nice, huh? Here is a slightly less pathetic angle… This was my inspiration found on Pinterest…to wrap an inflated balloon with glue soaked string to create this: I wanted much larger eggs to hang from our pergola in lieu of paper...

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St. Patrick’s Day Ideas
Mar10

St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

I don’t think I’m even Irish (we have some questionable roots) but there is no denying that St. Patrick’s Day is flat out fun. And my husband actually IS Irish so that’s just lucky for me. Green beer? Awesome. Don’t drink? Corned beef and cabbage rocks. Don’t enjoy the food? Watch other people who drink too much beer make asses out of themselves. It’s a win-win. Admit it. And on a more PG...

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Quick DIY Valentine’s Day Banner
Jan29

Quick DIY Valentine’s Day Banner

Okay, I must admit that I got super lazy with this banner idea. I knew I had all the supplies needed to construct it but couldn’t find the gumption to actually make this ridiculously easy DIY Valentine’s Day banner. Pretty sad, right? But alas, I managed to muster the energy to do this super hard (pfft!) project that took all of 30 minutes. What a trooper… I hand cut burlap into very poor excuses for triangles. I...

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Easy DIY Valentine Vase
Jan21

Easy DIY Valentine Vase

Another simple and affordable Holiday decorating idea…

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An Affordable DIY Gasparilla Wreath
Jan12

An Affordable DIY Gasparilla Wreath

Argh, mateys! Make your own Gasparilla wreath!

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DIY Ikea Accessory Storage
Jan07

DIY Ikea Accessory Storage

DIY Storage for Accessories with affordable Ikea pieces.

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Christmas Tree Napkin Folding Awesomeness
Dec24

Christmas Tree Napkin Folding Awesomeness

Napkins folded into Christmas trees!

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My Favorite Christmas Craft Keepsake
Nov26

My Favorite Christmas Craft Keepsake

A craft project that makes a mama proud…

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A Few More Simple Thanksgiving Decor Ideas
Nov12

A Few More Simple Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

Another simple Thanksgiving/Fall idea for your home.

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Initial Wreath for All Seasons
Oct29

Initial Wreath for All Seasons

A frugal and space-saving way to inject a little festivity into your seasonal decor.

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Ladybug Birthday Party
Oct15

Ladybug Birthday Party

An enchanting day with little ladies and ladybugs…

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How to Take Your Art into the Next Dimension with Cricut
Oct10

How to Take Your Art into the Next Dimension with Cricut

A new way to craft with the shapes and designs you really want.

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Fancy Football…Is that a thing?
Oct01

Fancy Football…Is that a thing?

A few things I do to make football a little more fun (for me).

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