Rust-Oleum NeverWet™ Spray is Awesomeness in a Can

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Rust-Oleum® via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Rust-Oleum®. If you haven't heard of Rust-Oleum NeverWet™ Moisture Repelling Treatment, don't worry, neither had I.  Thanks to my son Toby, I got a winded explanation of … [Read more...]

Giving an Old Patio Set a Fresh Look with Rust-Oleum® Universal® Gloss Spray

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Rust-Oleum® via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Rust-Oleum®. The kids are out of school, the Texas heat is in full swing, and grilling has begun!  It's time to spend our evenings in the backyard y'all! This year, … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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

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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...]

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 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...]

DIY Craft – Holiday Wreath

DIY Holiday Wreath

I love DIY crafts, however, I have learned that wreath making might not be my calling.  I clearly lack the creativity needed to make a masterpiece. With that said, I do feel that, for my poor wreath making skills, my holiday wreath turned out pretty decent.   We actually don't buy wreaths here on the ranch because of cost since not too many folks … [Read more...]

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Made Easy

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I'll be the first to admit, I haven't carved a pumpkin in years so I had no idea on how they've advanced the sets and tutorials to make it easy.  I felt encouraged when I read through the instructions of this cool Halloween pumpkin carving pattern and tool set.  I really felt like 'I can do this!'. First off, you pick the pattern you want to … [Read more...]

Cupcake Photo Toppers for Halloween

Cupcake Toppers for Halloween

The possibilities for Halloween-themed cupcakes are endless.  The creative junkies out there are making fingers, ghosts, and mummy dogs but not all of us are so creative or have the time.  And well, sometimes simple works best.  If you don't have time to make cupcakes, just grab some cupcakes at Wamart. They have big one and mini ones that you … [Read more...]

Halloween Spider Using Duct Tape

Halloween Spider using Duct Tape

I love Halloween so when I was challenged to make something using Duct Tape and a pumpkin, a spooky spider instantly came to mind! First off, you'll need duct tape and I don't know if you've noticed lately, but duct tape projects are the trend these days.   If you check out your hardware section at Walmart, you'll see a whole display of … [Read more...]

Back to School Tips & Ideas from a Mom of Three Boys

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I have to say, this is the first year that I have never been more ready for 'back to school'.  Truett (5) is making me crazy and his 16yr old brother isn't helping.  Plus, they pushed Summer break back an additional 2 weeks so it's truly the longest break they've ever had. As a mom of three boys; Kinder, a Junior, and College, I have learned … [Read more...]

DIY Ideas to Makeover Your Child’s Room – Chalkboard, Dry Erase, and Magnetic Surfaces!

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Truett's room is getting a big makeover, starting with some of the walls and surfaces.  I'll be using chalkboard, dry erase, and magnetic paint to turn his dull room into a fun playroom!  Afterwards, I'll be filling his room with organizers, a table to play on, and much more. If you've ever thought about these paints or even read the … [Read more...]

Projects Made Simple: How to Install a Towel Bar

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Installing a towel bar can be done if 4 simple steps, even less if you have a stud instead of drywall.  We've needed a towel bar in Tyler's bathroom for a long time now and thanks to the Projects Made Simple video tutorials, I can do it all by myself! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxJEmg4aIWE Supplies needed are: Towel bar of your … [Read more...]

DIY: How to Dress Up a Photo Frame Using Scrapbook Paper

Rustic Photo Frame Using Scrapbook Paper

I shared my DIY Western graduation favors with you for Tyler's Senior table and today, I'm gonna share how I gave a plain photo frame a rustic makeover using scrapbook paper.  A lot of the times, I never can find a western type frame that I like that doesn't look completely cheesy so I learned to just make my own.  Since I've making a scrapbook for … [Read more...]

How to Turn a Cutting Board Into a Chalk Board

Chalk Board Cutting Board

With Mother's Day around the corner, I'm sure there's bound to some need for gift ideas.  I've got a great one for your Mom and/or that foodie lover in your life; a cutting board turned into a chalk board! You can do this with just about any surface but I thought a cutting board would be fun to make for the Mom who loves to be in the … [Read more...]

Spring DIY Bird Feeder For Under $5

DIY Bird Feeder

Perhaps I am getting old but I'm finding birdwatching a fun, new hobby these days.  I love my hummingbirds but hear Orioles are pretty and fun to watch too so I'm gonna lure them in with this easy, budget-friendly bird feeder with some delicious fruit! Oh! Mother's Day is right around the corner too!! I know my Mom loves to watch birds. This would … [Read more...]

DIY: How to Make a Light-Box for Photography Using PVC Pipe

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Cat has inspired me to work on my photos for my food blog.  Having good lighting is essential and in my house, there is zero.none.zilch.  I was havin' to open the front door, lug a table over, place white board down and pray nobody opened the door to let the Texas wind blow it all down.  I decided to search for a diy light-box.  I found one that I … [Read more...]