DIY Hand-Painted Coral Reef Confetti Glasses

DIY Coral Reef Confetti Glasses

One of my favorite parts of summer is all the bright colors and sitting outside sipping on ice cold drinks like lemonade or Sangria. I created these simple hand painted Coral Reef Confetti Glasses, because it’s always more fun to drink out of a pretty glass! These would also make a great handmade gift idea for […]

DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Wooden Coasters {guest post from Olivia of DIY Mother}

Anthropologie-Inspired DIY coasters

When Olivia of the blog DIY Mother, emailed me about doing a guest post, I was immediately sold on her idea to DIY some Anthropologie Coasters. And then a few days later she sent me the pictures and I was in L.O.V.E….and I knew you guys would be too! I mean, really, how cute are […]

The Chloe Dress Tutorial

This is actually an old tutorial that is probably 2+ years old now but it’s still one of my favorite dresses I’ve designed. I originally shared it as a guest post at Whimsy Couture but I’ve never shared it on my own blog so I thought with Spring (hopefully) coming soon that now would be […]

Re-Run: Pottery Barn Inspired Christmas Branch {with FREE snowflake printable}

This is one of my most popular posts from last year.  With my blog having grown a ton since last year and Christmas coming in a matter of weeks, I thought it would be a good time to re-share! ___________________________________ When I saw this in my Pottery Barn magazine last year, I instantly knew I […]

Alphabet Wall Art (Pottery Barn Inspired)

You might remember this House Rules Painting Upcycle I did a while back.  I was never totally happy with the finish that hand painting the black gave it and I always wished I’d used spray paint.  Well, problem solved.  I decided earlier this week I wanted to make the kids an alphabet themed piece of […]

“This Home Runs…” Sign & Free Printable

After seeing this quote on Pinterest, I had to make one to hang in our kitchen.  It’s pretty much our house motto!  We’re major coffee lovers.  I’m actually what you might call “a snobby coffee person”…you know, the kind who won’t drink hotel coffee or Folgers.  I love a nice Italian dark roast with a […]

Top 10 Tutorials of 2011

Todays Creative Blog

Happy New Year!  How crazy is it that it’s about to be 2012?!  The older I get the more time seems to pass by too quickly.  I just started this blog mid-year 2011 but I thought it would still be fun to do a wrap up before starting a new year of creating.  So, here […]

Pattern Remix: The Kyla Dress Pattern

One of the first patterns I used was the Kyla Dress by Frog Legs and Ponytails.  I love that it’s reversible which means you have no exposed seams, so if you don’t own a serger (I didn’t at the time) this is an especially great pattern.  It’s also where I learned how to make bias […]

Just Like Jamba Juice’s Chunky Strawberry Topper

We love smoothie’s around here.  I’ve found it to be a really easy way to get my picky toddlers to eat healthy food daily.  My favorite smoothie is Jamba Juice’s Chunk Strawberry Topper.  The closest one to us is about two hours away though!  A while back, I replicated this smoothie and we always have […]

Painting Upcycle Tutorial: The House Rules

I’ve been seeing this saying everywhere lately.  It’s called the “House Rules” and I adore it.  I decided to take an old canvas painting of wine bottles that hangs in our kitchen and totally re-do it using this saying.  I kind of love how it came out so I’m going to show you how easy […]

No-Sew Fabric Scrap Tutu

I made the above after seeing the below cute fabric scrap tutu on Pinterest.  It’s such a cute, girly way to use up fabric scraps.  The link to the original on Etsy doesn’t work anymore and I couldn’t find one just like it searching on Etsy. Since I couldn’t find it online, I came up […]

Pottery Barn Inspired Christmas Branch

When I saw this in my Pottery Barn magazine last week, I instantly knew I wanted to make my own knock-off version.  Especially when I saw that the Pottery Barn version was on cardstock.  The above pic is my knock-off and below is the Pottery Barn version.  I know they just used the branch for […]