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Firecracker Fun!

June 29
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Next Tuesday is the Fourth of July!  I absolutely love this summertime holiday…it’s so fun & festive and it also makes me feel like summer has really arrived!  One of my favorite things about the 4th, aside from the holiday colors, would have to be the fireworks!  Whether watching a holiday show light up the night sky or just having some good old-fashioned sparkler fun in the backyard…it just wouldn’t seem right to not have some kind of sparkle in our celebration!  So today, I’m sharing an easy, patriotic DIY that can add some fun decor to your home or holiday gathering…and it just happens to remind me of my favorite thing!  Let’s craft up some sparkle…

crackle, fizzle…kaboom!

Red, White, Blue…and Sip!

May 22
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After my patriotic project last week creating the cork firecrackers for my holiday table, I  stayed in the mood for red, white, and blue!  It’s such a fun, summertime color combo whether you’re celebrating a stars & stripes holiday or not!  Inspired by something I saw in a catalog, I decided to try my hand at another really easy project to sweeten up a favorite hot-weather drink…the milkshake!  In our house we seem to be making this favorite treat any time of the year but summer is the season my boys REALLY crave them!  And though the official start of summer hasn’t arrived quite yet…it sure felt like it for a few days making it the perfect time to try this treat out!  The great thing about this project is that you can use the idea for any drink or any time of year…but since patriotic celebrations are on the horizon, I’m sticking with the holiday color trio for my frosty beverages!  See how easy and fun it can be to add some sugar to your sipper…

candy coat your straws!

Patriotic Project!

May 18
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It certainly has been feeling like summer around here lately!  I was complaining that it had been too chilly…and now all of the sudden it went from cool, spring showers directly into the sweltering dog days of summer!  The temperatures are feeling a lot more like July than May…so it got me a little inspired for some Red, White, and Blue.  And bonus, Memorial Day is just around the corner so this little DIY I have planned for today will be a fun addition to your May 29th celebrations AND the Fourth of July!  So we’ll get right to it today and work on a patriotic project to celebrate those red, white, and blue holidays!

create some “kaboom”!

Something for Mom

May 3
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Mother’s Day will soon be here and today I’m teaming up once again with some of my Instagram friends to share DIY projects, celebration inspiration, and gift ideas for all the special moms in your life!  I’ll be explaining the details at the end of the post, but you won’t want to miss all the fun from these talented ladies!

If you’re a mom you already know how special those kid-creations are!  There aren’t many things more treasured than handcrafted gifts made with sweet, tiny hands!  Nothing brings such joy as seeing those crooked vases and hand-print masterpieces that grace our mantles and walls giving us wonderful memories for years to come!  But the appreciation for handmade treasure isn’t limited to gifts from tiny tots…anything created from the heart can be such a special way to show the people we love how much they mean to us!  So with Mother’s Day coming soon, I’d like to share with you a pretty DIY gift idea for Mom or anyone you want to shower with some love!  Bring smiles with gifts…

hand made by you!

Time to Fiesta!

May 1
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Happy May everyone!  Can you believe that it’s the 5th month of the new year already?  And speaking of the 5th…Cinco de Mayo is this Friday so I sure hope you have something fun on your calendar!  I love to have a fiesta inspired meal on the 5th…and usually several days leading up to the holiday we indulge on a treat or two since one day just doesn’t seem sufficient to gorge ourselves on our favorites!  Today I’m sharing a fiesta dessert table which can be a sweet way to celebrate the holiday without serving up an entire meal!  And I’m also including some more EASY DIY projects that can help to decorate your serving station…AND are simple enough that the kids can help!  So let’s get ready for a sweet fiesta on Friday!

a Cinco De Mayo sweet treat!

Cinco De Mayo Snack Cart!

April 27
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Cinco De Mayo is just over a week away!  It’s such a fun and festive holiday to celebrate with friends or family…and it never needs to be overwhelming!  The best part about a fiesta is that anything goes, the food can be so simple and yet so tasty, and you REALLY can find whimsical ways to pull off a party-time snack table on a dime!  Let me share with you some ways I recycled my Cinco De Mayo supplies from our family fiesta to create a snack cart for hungry kids…or anyone who wants to have a little May 5 fun!  I’m also including more super simple DIY projects…so come on, let’s get ready to fiesta!

easy, affordable, fiesta fun!

Last Minute Table Treats!

April 14
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If you’re serving a special meal for your Easter celebrations, you may have already considered some cute place cards or treats to help decorate your table!  It’s a festive addition that looks as cute as it is appreciated by your family and guests!  But if you’re still in need of some ideas that are quick and easy…I’ve got you covered!  And, the great news is you still have plenty of time to whip up these tabletop goodies in time for your Easter meal!  So let’s get right to it today…

sweet treats in a DIY snap!

Save a Seat for Peter Cottontail!

April 12
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Today I’m sharing some “bunny” fun along with 9 other bloggers in a DIY inspired Instagram Loop!  We’ve come together to create an easy way to “hop” from IG link to link grabbing up plenty of inspiration for Easter celebrations you may be hosting this weekend!  Tonight at 7:30 pm EST you can easily loop through all our accounts and grab the blog links for all the DIY tutorials…so you won’t want to miss the inspiration from my talented friends!  I’m sharing how I created some really simple and sweet place cards and favors that your guests will love!  Check out the step-by-step instructions…

hop right into Easter!

End of The Rainbow!

March 16
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St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow and whether you’re Irish or not, it’s the perfect holiday for getting a little festive!  We have a tradition of boiling up a big pot of corned beef and cabbage for dinner and then indulging on our favorite recipe of Irish soda bread!  But on top of that dinnertime fun, I love to have special holiday treats prepared for my family and friends when they stop by.  And even though the Leprechauns will be arriving in one day…I have the perfect snack that will satisfy anyone who might be paying you a holiday visit.  It’s such an easy treat to create and looks practically professional…but guess what?…it’s not!  You still have time to whip this one up and be ready for some St. Paddy’s Day fun!  Let me share what’s at the end of the rainbow…

lucky coin cupcakes!

Lucky Morning!

March 14
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Welcome to the St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop!  I’ve teamed up with 8 other bloggers to share inspiration and ideas for the festive holiday!  Visit all the blogs listed below and then enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the end of the post to be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card!  All blog links available at the end of today’s post.  Keep hopping along for plenty of fun!

St. Patrick's Day blog hop

Now I’ll share with you a simple but festive tradition we have in our home each St. Patrick’s Day…

a lucky Leprechaun breakfast!