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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Free Printable: Comparison is the thief of Joy

I spent this past weekend listening to leaders from my church at Worldwide General Conference. I love coming back from these weekends uplifted and inspired to do better, to be try harder.

I have several new quotes that I favorited from this past weekend, but I had to start off with this past favorite one of mine today.

Monday, October 5, 2015

DIY Easy 10 Minute Pumpkin Decorating {with Thumb Tacks and Push Pins}

Pumpkins! Pumpkins! Pumpkins!I love pumpkins! 
I love all of the recipes that use pumpkin this time of year. I love taking pictures in pumpkin patches. I love the happy color of pumpkins. I love it all!

So this past week, I decided to decorate a few of the pumpkins out on my front porch a little differently and I had so much fun! I love the way they came out and add a bit more charm to it all! And it only took me 10 minutes or less! So so easy that any of you can do it!

All you'll need is some pumpkins, thumb tacks, string and some paint pens or vinyl for a bit more decoration if you want.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tye Dyed Ghosts and Ghouls {Recipe}

Happy October!
I am loving that the fall colors are starting to show in my neck of the woods! That calls for some fall fun in the kitchen, don't you think? So today, to celebrate the vibrant colors of fall, I've got something super fun for you and full of color!

Tye Dyed Ghosts and Ghouls!

haha Aren't they too fun?! My kids LOVED them AND they were super fast and easy too! 

So, here's what you'll need to make them:

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Reduce Water Bottles

A couple of years ago, I found these great water bottles at a great price and picked up a set of them. I was thinking about how great they were the other day, except we had lost most of the lids. I decided to check out their website and was happily amazed to find that they sold replacement lids at a great price with LOW shipping too! That brings me to today. If I love them so much and now love them even more for not making me buy brand new water bottles when I was just missing the lids...I just had to share!

I actually picked them up from Woot. (Great website that I love, but don't get me started! lol) But they are sold on Reduce Everyday. And like I said, they are great!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

DIY Diaper Wreath Tutorial {with Diaper Rosettes}

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All opinions are mine alone. 

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I enjoyed taking the day off yesterday with my kiddos at home from school. I love when they're home (even though my house looks like a tornado went through it on these days), and honestly miss the summer days when they are all here all day EVERYDAY. the same time, sometimes that structure is good when they are back at school and I can get the house picked back up, can run my errands, and can make some fun little gifts and projects like this cute Diaper and Rosette Wreath!

Last week I told you about the Grand Opening at a new Walmart Neighborhood Market near me at 808 W Walnut Street in Rogers, AR. I made sure I stopped in on the day that they opened. They had all kinds of fun samples and people there welcoming the community. I love that you can order online, and then go pick up (in a carline) at this store and am excited to give it a try!

One thing I needed to pick up while I was at the Grand Opening of this Walmart Neighborhood Market was a package of Huggies Diapers- Snug and Dry Ultra Super Pack

(Keep reading to see how I transformed this box of Huggies diapers into a cute Diaper and Rosette Wreath.)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

My Top 10+ Fall Posts

Happy Thursday! Are you as ready for Friday as I am?! My son that got injured this past weekend, and now has a concussion, has consumed my week and now he has the doctor's orders to stay home from school. A good thing (for his brain) and a bad thing as far as stressing about how much he is missing and getting behind on in school. cheer me up AND to celebrate the beginning of fall, today I've got a round up of my past and best 10+ fall projects! I don't know what it is about fall, but just knowing that it's here, has me smiling!

So many fun things to do in the fall!

From baking these yummy cookies...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fun Finds at Magnolia Market

Happy Middle of the Week! So far no more injuries at our house. haha Thank goodness!

So, one of my favorite shows IF I ever get a chance to actually sit down and watch it is Fixer Upper. I have watched it since about the beginning. I love so many things about it...JoJo's style, the fun relationship between her and Chip, seeing how they include their whole family into they daily lives, even at work...I could go on and on,

So...this past summer when we were traveling, I talked my husband into stopping by Magnolia Market, as we were driving through Waco, TX. I had looked up info on the shop already and it was pretty much what I expected. Lots of fun items to use in your home decor collections. Some more than I would pay, but oh so cute and so much inspiration. 

I wanted to just pick up a couple little things to add to the kitchen I am trying to create for my future house. And this is what I decided on:

Simple, but so fun!

I love the pop of color between the light blue and the strawberries....

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

U is for Ukulele and V is for Vinyl!

#Silhouetterocks #SilhouetteAmerica #vinyl #ukulele 

I'm so excited to share with you a little bit of fun I had with a friend. Her oldest had a birthday recently and wanted a ukulele. BUT...with the fun personality he (AND his mother) has, she wanted to add something more to it for him. She asked me about putting vinyl on it, and I was like "Sure!" Let's go for it! (Hadn't tried it before, but was pretty sure it would adhere just fine. And why not try?! haha)

He had mentioned flames at one point, but is not really a rocker kind of kid...but is a great Boy Scout who likes camping, so we came up with the idea of putting a campfire on the front of it.

Didn't it turn out so fun?!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Walmart Neighborhood Market Grand Opening in MY area! {Rogers, AR}

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Happy Monday everyone! I'm not sure about you, but I after my son got injured this past weekend in soccer, I was ready for the weekend to come to an end, and a new week to begin! Ha! I don't usually feel that way. I always think I need an extra day between Saturday and Sunday, but this time, this mama is ready for a new week, one withOUT any injuries and concussions. (Kids, take note! haha)

One thing I do at the beginning of every week is to make a weekly menu and list of items that we need. If we start the week off more organized, the week always goes smoother. (Unless of course you collide with someone else during a soccer game and land on your head. Ugh.)

So, here I am making a list of everything I need to pick up at the store for the week, and I wanted to share with you how excited I am about all the Walmart Neighborhood Markets that have been popping up.

 In fact, there's another one near me in Rogers, AR that is opening this week, and having a Grand Opening on September 23rd, in just TWO days! My kids LOVE going to the Grand Openings with me.

Friday, September 18, 2015

For the Love of Acorns [Collection}

I don't know what it is about acorns...but I love them! I always have! When I was little, I don't ever remember seeing them where I grew up. I always thought they were as big as a fist. haha Then in High School. my family moved and I remember walking home from school one day and seeing some on the ground under a tree next to the road. I was astonished that they were so small! haha BUT there's just something about them!

Apparently. I am not the only one either, because I have found a whole slew of ways to DIY acorns into fun crafts, jewelry and more! So, this weekend, I wanted to share a few of the ones that I found that caught my attention!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

"Be Kind. No exceptions." FREE Printable Word Art

Howdy! Howdy! I don't know about you, but somedays it's pretty easy to start feeling like the world we live in is not the one that we grew up in...or the one that our parents grew up in...OR the one we want our children to grow up in. 

I wish that everyone could respect each others differences and even see the beauty in them. I have felt sick to my stomach reading the headlines of so many things lately, especially when it comes to the way that the law enforcement in our country is being treated. I see mothers attacking the way that other women mother. I see teenagers that are bullies and hating on other kids. BUT, if you look around, you can still see good as well. I have always loved the quote: Be the Good, Believe There is Good in the World and have even put it up in my house in vinyl in more than one place:

(You can see other ways I have made this here.)

But today, I wanted to share with you a simple new printable I created. I have it up in my house and love the simple reminder that it is to me and to my family each day. That each of us can change the world, that it matters how we treat others, and that we each have value and deserve respect.

No exceptions.

Because, really, there is no reason good enough to NOT be kind. 

Just as with my other printables, this one is free to print and use in your home for personal use. NOT to be used in any other way though or to be sold or used for commercial use. 

I have two different versions for you too. Choose whichever one you like best and print away!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Cub Scout Raingutter Regata Pencil Awards

Happy Monday everyone! I woke up a bit more refreshed than normal today, but maybe that's because I went to sleep earlier. You would think I would learn to do this more often. haha

Hope you all had a great weekend! I spent most of the day Saturday at an Emergency Preparation Fair in our area. My husband, who is a scoutmaster, was there teaching the Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge to some of our local Boy Scouts. If you're new to my blog, we are a big scouting family. My boys started as Tiger Cubs and are now both Boy Scouts, one working on his Eagle right now, and the other a Star Scout. We love it all! AND I still get to help with the Cubs in our area too! Which brings me to today's post...We recently had a Raingutter Regata in our local cub scout pack and I wanted to keep it simple, but still have a fun little reward for everyone that participated (nothing like the BIG Pinewood Derbym but still fun!). 

So, I came up with these fun little Raingutter Regata Pencils to give to each boy after the race. 

And they are super easy and inexpensive too! I picked up some Scout pencils at our local Scout Supply store. Then I gathered my materials together. Here's what you'll need:

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Cinnamon a pot! {Teacher Gift or Fall Candy Bowl}

#teachergift #apple #fall #backtoschool #teacherappreciation #endofschool #firstdayofschool #cinnamonapples #gifts #diygifts #gluedots

I'm ready to say Happy Fall Ya'll! But we're not quite there yet. haha

We started back to school last week here and I wanted to share with you a super duper simple easy peasy! teacher gift that you can use right now OR anytime of year. Seriously! It can't get any easier than this! AND it's multifunctional for the teacher!

It's a Cinnamon a pot! So so easy and yet, they can use it later to take home and plant something in or put their pens and pencils in...whatever they want! I even thought of dolling it up a bit more by putting the teacher's name on the front or a big A+. BUT decided that I liked the simplicity of it being just a big red apple this time. :)

So, here is your list of supplies needed to make this gem:

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

5 Tiered Individual Cookie Cakes

I know I've been out lately, but I am excited to show you everything I have been doing in that time and MORE! Today I just wanted to share with you a really simple fun little snack that is adorable and perfect for parties, birthdays, lunches, and even after school snacks. It's an individual sized 5 tiered cookie cake!

Monday, August 10, 2015


I've been a little MIA over the last couple weeks spending time with family and gearing up for Back to School with my kiddos, but I'm still here and still on FB and Instagram, so head over there and I'll be posting again soon! Hope you're summer is finishing up grand!