Summer Camp Link Party


I love being part of Design Dazzle’s Summer Camp every year–just love all the fabulous kid craft projects we find on there perfect for summer! It’s just as much fun to see the great projects that all of you come up with in the annual linky party. Our Summer Camp Link party starts today and […]

Sundae Sundays Bar with DIY Personalized Ice Cream Bowls

An easy tutorial for all ages to make your own personalized ice cream bowls for #SundaeSunday !

Compensation was provided by The Hershey Company via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of The Hershey Company or Momtrends.  Summers fall into routines. Mornings for summer camp, afternoons for a lunch and a few chores, evenings the beach or some pool time, the weekends for road trips […]

Quick & Easy DIY Party Cracker Wedding Favors

Party crackers for an easy wedding favor idea - click to see the full party favor tutorial!

You have to love the new trend in weddings–handmade and DIY. It’s so wonderful to see bridal couples putting such a personal touch on their big days! Here’s a quick project for brides to add add to their arsenals for diy wedding party cracker favors. Each one takes less than 5 minutes to make, and […]

Patriotic Wall Art Canvas


If you’ve got a spot in your house that is just dying for a little patriotic decoration, this 4th of July wall art canvas may be just the thing for you! Now, if you’re like me, you’ve probably got one or two ill-fated canvases stashed away from an fun night out doing wine and painting. […]

4th of July Centerpiece Ideas and Tablescape Inspiration

4th of July Centerpiece and Tablescape ideas

Decorating for the 4th of July is a balancing act. There is such a thing as too much when it comes to the stars and stripes! Choosing a few pretty prints, and layering them with good solids is going to give you a look that isn’t over blown every time. In my most recent Crafty […]

Summer Bucket List Free Printable

Summer time…that few months of year full of sunshine, fun, and the incessant “I’m bored!” cries from the kids. Sometimes just having a plan or something to be excited about is enough to keep a few of these away, so I’ve come up with a list of things everyone should try during the summer and […]

Amazing DIY Faux Flower Tutorials

Round up of beautiful DIY faux flower tutorials

If you haven’t discovered Hometalk yet, it’s a fabulous repository of all things DIY. Crafts, home improvement and gardening are the heart and soul of this site. All the Hometalkers are always eager to help as well–if you have a DIY question, there’s going to be someone on there with an expert answer for you. […]

Last Day of School Sign Free Printable

Last Day of School free printable sign for photos

It seems to have happened again. Another school year just zipped by! I myself kind of like the printed “First day of ____” signs I see all over the place (including with my own children) when school starts. It only takes a minute, so why not do a last day of school printable sign as […]

Sweet and Speedy DIY Graduation Gift


We’ve got more graduates in our lives this year than any other that I can remember. Most of them are our babysitters…which makes me a little more sad than I should be because, you know. Babysitters leave for college. And you have to find new ones, and it’s hard. Anyway, we do love our sitters […]

BBQ and Brews on BHG


Backyard BBQs with darling themes are so perfect for summer in so many ways. They’re a good excuse to gather family and friends and host a few fun group activities. My friend Natalie of Southern Belle’s Charm held one such BBQ recently as an event to appear on Better Homes & Garden’s web site. It […]