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HOPE Outdoor Gallery in Austin, TX

I’m super excited to post about visiting the Hope Outdoor Gallery in Austin! I’ve been wanting to see this ever-changing graffiti park for a while now, and I finally got the chance last weekend. You guys… it’s amaaazing! There are so many vibrant colors everywhere you look. Even the leaves and cacti were graffitied! It’s so cool to see layers upon layers of art overlapping each other from multiple artists. It rained the weekend we were there, which made the colors really pop but also made a good amount of mud puddles that we had to maneuver around like ninjas. With a 4 year old atop my hubby’s shoulders, we weren’t able to see the upper levels. Bummer, but maybe next time! My bestie was also by my side while we oohed and aahed in every direction. If you’re planning a trip to Austin soon, this place is a definite must see!

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Bold brave you canvas
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Bold Brave YOU Canvas Projects

I finished a few acrylic paintings that I’ve been working on for my sister Jessica’s classroom, and I wanted to share them with you all! She loves turquoise and coral so I created some inspirational canvases for her to hang around her room. “Go your own way” was a quote she requested specifically and I can’t tell you how many times Fleetwood Mac was playing in my head from start to finish. Haha, you can thank me later if this song randomly pops in your head throughout the day! Come see how they turned out:

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Ice cream emoji sprinkles
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Homemade Emoji Sprinkles

Happy National Ice Cream and World Emoji Day! In honor of them both, I came up with a cute idea to merge the two together. What pairs well with ice cream? Sprinkles, of course! How perfect are these teeny tiny emojis? I whipped up a batch of fondant (don’t worry, it’s super easy!) then just cut out these little cuties using a circular piping tip. With my very small tipped paint brush and a few Wilton Icing Colors, I created mini emoji sprinkles. Check out this fun tutorial! Continue Reading

Diy tote bag
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Cricut: “Snap Crackle Pop” Tote Bag

I’ve got a sparkly new iron-on DIY for you guys! When you’re lounging around this 4th of July watching fireworks with your family and friends, you’ll most likely be toting around things like bottled waters, baby wipes, snacks… the list goes on and on, right? I don’t always like carrying my purse with me everywhere I go. Tote bags are perfect for combining your wallet, keys, and all of that extra stuff. This year, I gave my “plain Jane” tote a cool new look with this “Snap Crackle Pop!” design! A cute way to portray all of those exciting firework sounds. Fun, huh?!

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Free love printable mockup
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“Love Love Love” Free Printable

I may have been slacking a little bit lately when it came to updating my blog. In light of recent tragedies, my heart has been heavy hearing about so many terrible things going on in the world around us. It really just makes me want to hold my little family close and soak up as much quality time with them as possible, so that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. I wanted to create this printable for all of my readers as a reminder to do the same and love one another above everything else! That’s what matters the most in this life when it’s so easy to take the small things for granted.

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Dragon fruit planter
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Dragon Fruit Painted Terra Cotta Pot

Since I discovered what a dragon fruit is, I was immediately smitten by all the PINK! It’s seriously the prettiest fruit I’ve ever seen so I wanted to bring one to life in a fun way! I’ve had a bit of an obsession with plants lately and they’re slowly starting to overtake my back patio. I’m pretty sure my hubby will be banning me from shopping soon because I keep bringing them home with me! With all of my new plant babies, I need more and more planting pots and one of mine is getting a makeover!

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Birthday decor door hanger
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Mermaid Themed Birthday Door Hanger

Door hangers are one of my favorite party decorations because it’s the first thing your guests see. I feel like it kind of sets the tone for your theme. So, to go with Olivia’s Let’s Be Mermaids party, I made a tulle covered “4” embellished with white pencil starfish. This is such a quick project when you have a million other things on your party to-do list. Here’s how it’s done!

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Floral watering can
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Cricut: Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift

In the midst of our busy everyday lives, it’s easy to be a procrastinator. Mother’s Day is approaching and I wanted to share with you all a quick and easy gift idea! I’ve had this watering can sitting around my garage for a couple of years now, not sure what to really do with it until now. Restoring it for a lovely bouquet of flowers seemed like the perfect solution! It needed more than just a coat of paint, so I created a little vinyl decal with a sweet message using my Cricut Explore Air. Read how!

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Mermaid theme party decor
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Let’s Be Mermaids Birthday

Hi, readers! I recently got Livi’s birthday photos and I’m so excited to show you all her party decor! My little mini and I have a deep love for mermaids.. My obsession started very young with “The Little Mermaid” (obviously), which naturally rubbed off on Livi as a little babe. She really wanted to be Ariel for Halloween last year and shortly after, requested numerous times for a mermaid party. Of course I was thrilled, so I was all about it! Since I didn’t want to limit myself to planning around a “character themed” party, I chose “classic mermaid” instead. I painted a piece for my daughter’s room when I redecorated it two years ago, and that’s where I gathered my inspiration from.  Here’s how I planned this little mermaid shindig!  Continue Reading