Fall Home Mini-Tour

Fall Home Mini-Tour | bydawnnicole.com

It’s October in two days! I don’t know if there’s anything I don’t love about this time of year! I don’t go all out decorating for most holidays/seasons but I do like to bring some touches of Autumn indoors since it’s my favorite time of year. I love the way the morning sun catches the glittery […]

Monthly Meal Plan: October

Free Monthly Meal Plan: October | bydawnnicole.com

Hello friends! If you didn’t catch the news on Facebook, I’m switching from publishing weekly meal plans to monthly plans to make more room for DIY posts, free Printables, recipes, Silhouette Saturdays (which start up this Saturday!) and more. So without further ado, here are 31 ideas for October’s dinners. Salt & Vinegar Wings with […]

Butternut Squash, Apple & Sweet Potato Casserole

Clean-Eating Butternut Squash, Apple & Sweet Potato Casserole | By Dawn Nicole

Butternut Squash, Apple & Sweet Potato Casserole This homey casserole reminds me of healthy comfort food. I first time I ever had Butternut Squash and Apple Casserole it was one my Mother-in-law made at Thanksgiving, and it’s been a favorite fall dish on mine ever since. I gave it a bit of a makeover to […]

How to Make a Chalkboard Style Wood-Sign

Chalkboard-Style Halloween Wood "Wicked" Sign | Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette

 How to Make a Chalkboard Style Wood-Sign Hello crafty friends! Today, you can find me over on the Silhouette blog sharing the tutorial for how-to create a Chalkboard Style wood sign like this one. Head over to their blog to get the how-to. Also, one of the top reasons come to my blog is to […]

DIY Labels | Silhouette Print & Cut Tutorial

DIY Labels | Silhouette Print & Cut Tutorial | ByDawnNicole.com

DIY Labels | Silhouette Print & Cut Tutorial I made these a few weeks ago to stick on packages I send out from my Etsy shop, but then I got to wondering how many of my fellow Silhouette users haven’t tried some of the many features this machine is capable of. I’ve had mine 3 […]

Craft Room Office Reveal

Craft Room Office Reveal | ByDawnNicole.com

I’m so excited to finally share my Craft Room Office with you today. It’s a room that’s taken 5 months to complete. You’ve seen a lot of sneak peeks along the way but it’s finally a finished room. With moving like we do, there’s not always an extra room for a creative space so I don’t […]

Be Kind…or Be Quiet

Be Kind or Be Quiet. Thoughts on Being Kind on the Internet and Throwing Kindess Around Like Confetti |By Dawn Nicole

  Be Kind…or Be Quiet If you’ve spent any time on the Internet, you’ve surely seen the negative, rude, and sometimes downright nasty comments that abound. I’m not sure what it is about the “anonymity” of the Internet that causes people to feel comfortable saying things they would never say to someone’s face but it […]

$50 Craigslist Kitchen Table Makeover

$50 Craigslist Kitchen Table Makeover | byDawnNicole.com

$50 Craigslist Kitchen Table Makeover My husband searches Craigslist like I search the aisles of the craft store. Far. Too. Often. But sometimes it really pays off like when he scored this solid wood table, bench and chairs for just $50! It needed some minor repairs but they were all underneath the table. We’d been […]

DIY Paper Vase and Fall Flowers

Paper Vase & Fall Flowers | Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette

DIY Paper Vase and Fall Flowers I’m over on the Silhouette blog today, sharing the full tutorial for how-to make this adorable paper vase and fall paper flowers with paper straw stems. Head over to the Silhouette blog to get the full tutorial. Happy creating! Let’s Connect – Facebook – Google+ – Pinterest – Instagram – Twitter – Etsy

DIY Nautical Vintage Tray Makeover

DIY Nautical Vintage Tray Makeover | Dawn Nicole

Oh, how I love the chance to play with some new craft products and give new life to an old piece! For this project, I used the FolkArt® Stencil1® Stencils, Stencil Adhesive, and Stencil Crèmes. You can find the new FolkArt® Stencils and Paints (and more) at Michael’s stores. A few cool things to note about each product I tried: FolkArt® […]