Valentine’s Day Dum Dums Candy Bouquet

Valentines Day Dum Dums Candy Bouquet

This Valentine's Day Dum Dums Candy Bouquet would make a great teacher gift or youth pastor gift!  It's so easy to make and is sure to bring a smile to all. Pin this! I've seen similar bouquets over the years but never made one.  What I love about this craft, is that little hands can help!  I mean seriously, you're just pushing in Dum Dums … [Read more...]

Chinese New Year Felt Fortune Cookies Craft

Chinese New Year Felt Fortune Cookies

What's the Chinese New Year all about? Read below and see you can celebrate with this easy-to-make craft; Chinese Felt Fortune Cookies! The Chinese festival marking the start of the new year, beginning on the second new moon after the winter solstice and ending on the full moon fifteen days later. It is marked by visits to family and friends, … [Read more...]

Memorial Photo Collage Craft – Letter B

Memory Photo Collage with Letter B

February 4th will be six months since Bobby has been gone.  Honestly, it doesn't feel like that to me at all.  One of the things I always worried about when my older boys were little, was them forgetting about their Wela when she passed.  So with Truett, I want to make sure he's surrounded by stories and photos of his Pop.  The hardest decision I … [Read more...]

Christmas Crafts – Painting!

Painted LOVE craft

Oh man did me and Truett have a blast painting Christmas crafts!  He kept saying, "I LOVE to paint mom", over and over again.  It was sweet!  Truett painted ornaments and snowmen while I painted 'LOVE'. I have to say, Truett did not inherit the artistic side of his dad and oldest brother.  Nevertheless, I was proud that he was proud of the … [Read more...]

Easy Christmas Craft for Kids – DIY Snow Globe

DIY Snow Globe

DIY snow globes are an easy, kid friendly craft to make.  Truett did everything except the lid and he had a blast! I saw these little Christmas trees at Walmart for $.75 cents, (and other cute Christmas decor) and went with that, but now that I think about it, since it was for Truett, I should have bought one of those Disney Ornaments! They … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Memory Ornament

DIY Christmas Ornament

This Christmas ornament was not thought out at all.  My son had to have a Senior ornament to decorate the tree at school.  It was due on a Monday and it happened to be Sunday night.  I had no idea what to make and remember seeing something similar that was all glittered up.  I had no idea how it was made so I just 'went with it'.  I got it done, … [Read more...]

Christmas Santa Bucket

Christmas Santa Bucket

HO HO HOLY COW!  Can you believe it's that time of year already?!  We love the giving the goes on during this time of year and, of course, the Christmas decorations!  Here's an easy DIY Christmas Santa Bucket craft that takes no time to make and cute to boot! This Santa bucket would be a cute gift idea for a teacher!  You could fill it with … [Read more...]

DIY – Cinnamon Stick Floral Centerpiece for Christmas

Cinnamon Stick Floral Centerpiece for Christmas

One of the fun traditions that my friend has, is creating Christmas decor & ornaments during their Thanksgiving festivities.  If there were more women in the crew that I'm feeding for Thanksgiving, I'd so start it as our own.  Since I don't though, I just have to randomly get my DIY to create some fun Christmas pieces.  Today I'm sharing a … [Read more...]

DIY Wreath Craft with Matching Table Centerpiece, for Thanksgiving

DIY Thanksgiving Wreath

Families everywhere will gather up to devour Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy the company of family & friends.  If you plan on hosting a dinner, then some holiday decor is in order to help spruce up the home for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Wreaths can be costly but if you buy just a few supplies, you can make your own, along with some other decor … [Read more...]

Halloween Lollipop BOOquet Craft

Halloween Lollipop BOOquet

This Halloween Lollipop BOOquet craft is so easy, kids can do it! In fact, my Truett did half the work!  And the best part of this Halloween craft?  It cost well under $10, more like $6 to make and is a great gift idea for teachers and friends. There are probably several of these supplies that you already have at home like Kleenex, marker, … [Read more...]

Fall Decor – Table Centerpiece with Leaves and Pumpkins

Fall Table Decor

You can't serve Pumpkin Pie Dip on a plain ol' table now can ya?  I'll show you how taking some very affordable Fall decorations can turn a table from drab to fab. And I ain't got much decor sense about me either, but even I can do this. One of the big reasons I don't decorate a whole lot, is because it can get expensive.  I've decided to … [Read more...]

DIY Bird Bath

DIY Bird Bath

I don't know if you've looked lately but bird bath fixtures are quite pricey.  And most them are kinda ugly to me.  I originally wanted to paint my own design on plain clay pots but couldn't find exactly what I needed, so, I went with another idea!  At full price, this DIY Bird Bath can be made for less than $25.  With my lucky find of clearance … [Read more...]

Healthy In a Jar for 4th of July

healthy in a jar

4th of July is not only a day of independence, it's an excuse to cook-out.  We just grilled ribs and chicken in celebration of the holiday!  There's also lots of soda intake on this occasion and because I have been trying so hard to keep Truett away from soda and encourage water, I knew I needed a creative way for him to stay hydrated during 4th of … [Read more...]

Kid Activities – Paper Plate Ring Toss!

DIY Paper Plate Ring Toss

Summer Summer Summertime!  We're sharing kid activities to keep your kiddos busy this Summer and today, we're bringing you Paper Plate Ring Toss!  Wouldn't this be cool during the Olympics!  Don't forget to alternate games during the weeks to keep it fresh and be sure to check out the Homemade Bubble Solution with Filling Station and the DIY Paddle … [Read more...]

Kid Activities – DIY Paddle for Balloon Bounce Game!

DIY Paddle for Balloon Bounce Game

We are still having a blast with our homemade bubble solution but today I wanted to bring you balloon bounce, a fun indoor game.  Usually from about 12pm-6pm, it stays smoldering hot here in Texas so when you're not able to cool down in the pool, you can play this! The kids will spend quite a bit of time decorating their paper plates so not … [Read more...]

Kids Activities – Homemade Bubbles Solution!

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Teachers love this time of year, parents dread it.  Yep, school is out for the Summer.  It doesn't have to be boring though and I'll be sharing some fun kid activities that you can do with your kiddo this Summer!  First on the list, BUBBLES! I'm sure you've seen these bubble filling stations all over pinterest and of course, I had to do it … [Read more...]

DIY: Vase Makeover Using Rust-Oleum and Rubberbands

abstract art vase makeover

If you're like me, you have clear vases stashed everywhere.  Clear vases are usually pretty cost-friendly but not always eye appealing.  This very simple DIY makeover takes less than 10 minutes and only uses two supplies, bringing the cost to less than $5 bucks if you already have a vase.  And if you don't have a clear vase, no worries.  The … [Read more...]

Lightning McQueen’s ‘Bolt’ Using Glidden Paint in Disney Colors

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Truett's room is so blah.  I really think that's a big reason he doesn't spend much time in here. It's drab and boring and I wouldn't want to be in there either.  It needed some umph! If you haven't seen the awesome Disney paints that Glidden has, you need to check them out.  Truett picked out the colors and we went with the … [Read more...]

Spring DIY – Replant Your Dying Ivy

replant your dying ivy

Here's something you didn't know about me; I'm a plant killer.  I seriously can't keep any plant alive.   Not.even.an.ivy.  If it wasn't for my husband, we'd never have any living plants or flowers in our home.    Spring brings organization, cleaning, and sprucing up your home so why can't that apply to your plants? Many of them will grow so much … [Read more...]

Easy Crocheted Ruffle Scarf

Crocheted Ruffle Scarf

Crocheting is one of my most favorite hobbies.  I have never been able to pick up knitting yet but my grandmother, her mother, and my mil all crocheted.  It's only fitting that I carry on the tradition. Lucky for me, there are some projects and yarns that make it easier than ever to create stunning pieces of work for little effort and for an … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Bouquet in Candy-Filled Jar, Filled with Inspiration

easter egg bouquet filled with inspiration

I love Easter.  I love the vibrant colors, the family time, and that it means more to me now than just hunting eggs.  This year, when thinking of fun crafts to make for Easter gifts, I knew I wanted something colorful, fun, and inspirational.  I decided to make an Easter Egg Bouquet filled with inspiration...and gotta have some candy in there too … [Read more...]

DIY Treasure Chest for Indoor Scavenger Hunt

DIY Treasure Chest

I don't know about you but this is always the time of year that we are stuck in the house because of cold weather conditions.  We get bored and eventually, the winter blues.  To liven things up, we love to play games.  Since most board games require you to sit, we opt for other games that require some sort of physical activity.  We love charades, … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Posey Pops

Valentine's Dum-Dum Flower

These Valentine's Day Posey Pops would make a perfect Valentine for the little girls!  With just $5 bucks, you can make several of these Valentine's crafts.  You can give one to each little girl or make a whole bouquet for the teacher.  It takes no time at all and with all the beautiful themed papers out there, you could create an amazing flower … [Read more...]

DIY: Conversation Candy Hearts Necklace

candy hearts necklace

I am loving the create your own conversation hearts!  We made a cookie candy hearts bouquet for little man's teacher and today we're bringing you candy heart necklaces for the little ladies. This is super easy and cheap to create.  I first learned the technique from Aunt Kathy. She made one with money for my son's graduation and I thought it … [Read more...]

Winter Solutions – DIY Emergency Winter Car Kit

Emergency Winter Car Kit

Getting stuck in the snow is one of those things you probably don't think will happen, until it does.  When we lived in New Mexico, I JUST HAD TO GO to town (as my husband likes to remind me).  It wasn't wintery but nothing major.  On my way home, I slid off into the bar-ditch and got stuck in what looked like a blizzard.  I don't know where it … [Read more...]

DIY Snowflakes Craft Using Glittered Glue

Glittered Glue Snowflake

We've only had snow once here in my part of Texas so we have to find creative ways to bring the snow to us since it doesn't like showing up too often.   This snowflake craft is super duper easy.   Both you and your kiddo will have a blast creating a winter craft in the warmth of your home, all while using your imagination to create a snowflake.   … [Read more...]

DIY Gift Wrapping Station (Organizer)

DIY Gift Wrapping Organizing Station

Gift wrapping.  It's one of those things that drive me crazy because I'm having to look for scissors, ribbon, paper, tape and of course, it's never handy is it?  I saw this idea a long while back and just new it was exactly what I needed.  While mine is not near as classy & pretty as hers, it's perfect for my needs, time, and budget. My … [Read more...]