It’s been years since I picked up a stencil brush, and even then it’s an art form I’d never mastered. When Emily from Stencil Revolution contacted me and asked if I’d like to try out some of their stencils I jumped at the opportunity. With the new house I needed some new wall decor, and I’ve been itching to try out some crafting in my new office.
One of my favorite morning treats is when the kids decide to make me breakfast in bed. A slice of buttered toast with a glass of milk used to be the extent of their culinary prowess. Now I’m happy to say they’ve expanded their menu to build a better breakfast. They can now include toasted Lender’s bagels and Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions to the Great Value milk they already know how to pour.
The girls are beyond proud of themselves for their expanding breakfast building skills, and I don’t blame them. I wanted to teach them how to give breakfast in bed another touch of love, so I pulled out some colored paper and taught the kids how to make a simple paper flower.
Another thing I want to teach the kids about adding a touch of love is through helping others. Join Feeding America in The Great American Milk Drive to help deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry children and families who need it most. More than 14 million servings of milk have been delivered to food banks through this first-of-its-kind initiative.
It’s summer! The temps are hitting the high 90s and above, and I’m starting to feel like I’m in the tropics. It’s time to cool off with the sprinklers and maybe a few water balloons. We’ve been doing this routine for a few weeks now, but now I think it’s time to do something a little different with the water balloons. What if we fill them with paint and do a few art projects! I mean, I might as well bring the beautiful colors of the tropics to my own backyard to match the temperatures, right?
I love to create fun gifts for friends and family, and I thought it was about time to come up with something new that I knew some of my favorite people would love. A filled mason jar is always a hit and with limited edition Skittles America Mix available on Amazon, I had the perfect idea. With Skittles sweetness in signature American colors; All American Thank You Jars was it.
There are so many things that make me smile in my life. Sometimes these moments are memorable and stick with me for days, weeks or years. Other times they are just those in the moment smiles and they’ve passed soon after. I wanted a way to remember those in the moment smiles a bit better,…
We have a food allergy in this household. It’s been around for a couple of years and it changed our approach to a lot of recipes and even our many celebrations from birthdays to holidays. My youngest daughter is allergic to Red Dye 40, a common artificial dye found in many food products, lotions, and even toothpaste. When she comes in contact with it, either ingesting it, or even just skin contact, she breaks out in hives. We’ve found that just a little exposure doesn’t usually do more than a slight red tinge to her mouth area, too much will bring on the hives and make her extremely uncomfortable for a few days. Oh, and it’s probably a good thing to mention, that red dye is found in her allergy medication, so we have to be even more diligent in our search to locate the dye free medication for her.
There is always a way to use up excess craft supplies. In my case, ribbon. I have a huge box of ribbon stored in my basement and I realized I haven’t had it out in over a year! It’s time to either start using these supplies or finding new homes for them. As much as I want to simplify my craft collection I’m not ready to get rid of any of it yet, so instead I’m going to see what projects I can make. I started off with an adorable holiday decoration you can set up on a window sill, on a shelf, as part of a tablescape. It’s up to you and it’s easy to make.
I don’t know about you, but for us, a date night between my husband and I is a rare occurrence. When they do happen I want to stuff that guy Murphy, you know the guy who says if something can go wrong it will, in a box and ship him off to some place far far away. Of course, I’m not just going to beg Murphey not to get in the way of my plans, I’m going to do what I can to make sure I’m prepared for some of those potentially date threatening moments.
There are three essentials I always like to have on hand at home. Emergen-C, Advil and ChapStick.
I love my cat. Anyone who really knows me, knows this to be true. He’s an extremely important part of my life and one of my best friends. He’s by my side pretty much the entire time I’m at home and we have our own snuggle routine at bedtime. He loves me so much he wants to be as close to me as possible, once even going so far as to lay on my face! Because he is so special to me, I want only the best for him. Lucky for his adopted sister, Bagheera, she gets in on the special love and quality products too.
This is Arthur, my lazy, snuggly, attitude driven feline. He’s loud, opinionated, and doesn’t take pestering from the dog. Well, at least not without giving her an earful. He’s my buddy and I wouldn’t want him any other way.
Here are three simple ways you can dress up the scent of your bathroom for whatever reason you have. One thing I’ve noticed over the years is the cleanest bathroom can lose it’s appeal if it smells bad. Plenty of beautifully decorated bathrooms have had me holding my breath and finishing my business as fast as possible just so I could get out of there. I’m talking both public and private bathrooms. It doesn’t make a difference. I’d take a slightly messy bathroom over a smelly bathroom any day.