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® […]

FREE Printable: Babe Ruth Quote

Free Printable: Babe Ruth Quote

FREE PRINTABLE: BABE RUTH QUOTE A friend recently asked if I could do some more printables geared toward boys, so I asked her for any suggestions she had on what they should say. She gave me this excellent motivational quote from Babe Ruth. (Loren, if you are reading this, hi and thank you!). While these could […]

Handmade Giveaway | ByDawnNicole

Handmade Giveaway | ByDawnNicole. Enter to win a hand-painted wood sign and two hand-lettered 8x10 prints!

Handmade Giveaway | ByDawnNicole If you haven’t noticed I’ve been doing a bit of re-branding, re-design, and re-organization of the site and my Etsy shop over the past few weeks. I’m moving away from wood signs and toward putting my graphic design degree to use doing hand-lettered prints. I absolutely love doing these and will be […]

Paleo & Whole30 Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Paleo & Whole30 Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken. This is such a delicious and easy meal!

We’ve tried a few Whole30/Paleo BBQ recipes that were underwhelming, so I decided to take our favorite BBQ recipe and see what happened if I altered it to be compliant. My experiment with a Chinese dish the night prior literally had to go in the trash…it was inedible. You win some, you lose some. I’m […]

DIY Steampunk Cogs Bleach Tee

Steampunk Cogs Bleach Tee-Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette

DIY Steampunk Cogs Bleach Tee I’m over on the Silhouette blog today, sharing how easy (and fun!) it is to make this Steampunk Cogs Bleach Tee. I get a lot of requests for more boy projects, so here you go! Bleach tees are so simple and one of my favorite DIY projects. Head over to […]

DIY Candy Corn Yarn Cones

DIY Candy Corn Yarn Cones-The Southern Couture for by Dawn Nicole

Please welcome Bethany from The Southern Couture to the blog today. I love the simple and festive DIY Candy Corn Yarn Cone tutorial she is sharing today! Hey y’all! My name is Bethany and I’m just a Georgia peach who loves to blog at The Southern Couture. I love anything DIY including holiday décor, party décor, […]

DIY Teacher’s Gift Pencil Box & 5 Tips for Hand-Lettered Designs

DIY Teacher Gift Pencil Box & 5 Tips for Hand-Lettered Designs

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents One of my favorite simple pleasures is shopping for new pens and markers, so I recently headed to OfficeMax to stock up on a few new things, some of […]

Fall in Love FREE Watercolor Printable

Fall in Love FREE Watercolor Printable

Fall is almost here! It’s my very favorite time of year. The cooler temperatures, boots and sweaters, apple picking, pumpkin-everying, the Fall T.V. lineup, running outdoors, hot tea before bed, the colors of the leaves, Halloween (my birthday!)….just to name a few things I’m excited about. Ok, maybe birthdays aren’t as exciting anymore but the […]

Vanilla-Bean Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Clean-Eating Vanilla-Bean Pumpkin Pie Smoothie-no added sugar!

One of my favorite parts about Fall approaching is pumpkin everything! This Vanilla-Bean Pumpkin Pie Smoothie will not only satisfy a pumpkin craving, it’s also free of any added sugar thanks to the use of a ripe banana and medjool dates. We love medjool dates around here. I have to fight to keep my 2 ½ […]

10 Awesome Typographic Prints for Your Home

10 Awesome Typographic Prints for Your Home

  I’ve always had a love of the written word and pretty type but during graphic design school, typography become more of an obsession. Minted is a site that’s been a-buzz in my social media news feed. It is a community of independent artists and designers who create beautiful, customizable paper goods with the most […]