DIY Wooden Crate Lemonade Stand

DIY Wooden Crate Lemonade Stand

Hot summer days and bored kids leave you looking for things to do and ways to cool down. Ice cold lemonade from your very own lemonade stand can help you with both of these. Give the kids a little extra pocket money with a lesson in entrepreneurship.   This lemonade stand was pretty inexpensive to put together, and only took about half an hour to build once I had gathered all my supplies. The counter can be covered in a pretty {Read More}

DIY Quick & Easy Chair Upcycle {Step-by-Step Tutorial}

DIY Quick & Easy Chair Upcycle

I love crafting with used things that people throw out. Chairs like that can usually be had for less than $10 at yard sales. It takes a small amount of money to completely make it your own. Check out how we transformed this chair into something we proudly display in our house.   DIY QUICK & EASY CHAIR UPCYCLE SUPPLIES NEEDED: Old chair Paint of your choice (spray or roll on will do) Medium Grade sandpaper Screwdriver Staple gun, staples {Read More}

Dressing My Fashionista for Back to School with @KidzBloom

KidzBloom Back-to-School Outfit

My girl’s are lovers of fashion. They shop at many stores every year to complete their looks and they are only 7 and 9. I cannot imagine their teenage years. This year we are working with KidzBloom to style the perfect outfit and I think that we managed to do it. After shopping the KidzBloom website, I picked out several items that can take your child from summer to fall (and maybe even a lighter winter) with a few, simple {Read More}

Effortless Summer Style – My Go To Summer Outfit #fashion

Effortless Summer Style Polyvore Creation Breakdown

We all probably have some clothing that we like best, right? I know that I do. In fact, my sister calls it my uniform. I tend to gravitate towards particular clothes during each season. I will add some trendier pieces in if I can but I haven’t been doing a very good job of finding my own style. This summer I decided that would not happen any more. I wanted a go to outfit that was perfect for shopping, going {Read More}

DIY Framed Chalkboard Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Do you have an old painting or picture lying around that you love the frame, but hate the picture? You can also search for treasures at yard sales. We found the picture and frame above for $2. We have also had great luck with really nice frame on clearance at Target. You can turn any of those frames into a chalkboard like this one! With just an old picture, chalkboard paint, and chalk, you can create a fun organizational center {Read More}

10 Uses for Toothpaste Besides Brushing Your Teeth

10 Uses for Toothpaste

Toothpaste comes in a wide variety of flavors, strengths and features. It is essential for good oral hygiene. Toothpaste has so many other ruses than keeping your teeth pearly white and cavity free, though. I am sure you have heard of using it to clear up acne, but have you heard of any other ways to use it? Here is a list of 10 ways to use toothpaste other than for brushing your teeth. 1. Fix media discs. You can {Read More}

Patriotic Ice Cream Bon Bons

Patriotic Ice Cream Bonbons 4th of July Independence Day

There is a quick treat waiting in your freezer when you make a batch of these Ice Cream Bonbons. Your choice of ice cream is enclosed in a thin dark chocolate shell…a gratifying combination that is as pleasing to look at as it is to eat. Ideally these confections would be made in a chocolate truffle mold, but you can easily improvise with plastic ice trays or small gelatin molds. For best results, use a good quality dark chocolate, which {Read More}

Red, White & Blue Patriotic OREO Cookies

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RED, WHITE & BLUE PATRIOTIC OREO COOKIES ***Makes 12 servings*** 1 cookie = 1 serving INGREDIENTS 12 oz. Wilton red chocolate melts 12 Oreo sandwich cookie (any black & white sandwich cookie will suffice) 12 candy sticks (located with the Wilton items at major retailers) Patriotic sprinkles 2-3 short cups to stand the Oreos up in after dipping DIRECTIONS In a microwave safe dish melt the red Wilton candy melts in 30 second increments. Stir after every 30 seconds and {Read More}

Patriotic Cupcakes with Blue Frosting & Sprinkles

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PATRIOTIC CUPCAKES *Makes approximately 24 cupcakes. 1 cupcake = 1 serving. INGREDIENTS 1 C. sugar ½ C. butter or margarine, softened 3 egg whites 1 ½ C. flour 2 tsp. baking powder ½ C. milk 2 tsp. vanilla ½ C. red, white and blue sprinkle (I found mine at Joann Fabrics) – you might want to add a little bit more or less depending on how colorful you’d like your cupcakes to be  + extra to sprinkle on top of {Read More}

Patriotic Burlap Bunting Banner

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Ring in the 4th of July when you create this patriotic burlap bunting banner. Easy and inexpensive to make, it uses trendy burlap and bright patriotic colors to really add a pop of style to your space. A fun craft for an adult or easy enough for a child, this patriotic bunting banner is the perfect holiday décor piece. Take a look and see how we created one in just minutes. PATRIOTIC BURLAP BUNTING BANNER MATERIALS NEEDED: 1 roll of {Read More}