Halloween is almost here – only a week away! As those parties are also approaching quickly, I created some FREE & easy last minute DIY Cricut creations using my Cricut Explore Air. I hand drew 4 different confetti designs, and created a couple of cupcake toppers. Also included is a free Hocus Pocus themed print to compliment your shindig. You’ll recognize “Dead Man’s Toe” if you’re a fan of the movie when the witch Sarah chants it repeatedly in the background during the first 5 minutes of the film. It’s a special key ingredient for a potion the 3 sisters need to be young and beautiful again. Intrigued yet? Come take a closer look and grab yourself some freebies!
Today is National Coffee Day! To celebrate, I thought I would post about the recent changes I’ve made to my coffee station. Since my hubby doesn’t drink coffee, I styled this little corner just for me. Coffee is pretty much the first thing on my mind when I wake up for the day. And for that reason alone, I believe it’s important to accentuate the things you love.. right?? So, here’s the before & after plus a few ideas I’ve played around with. See anything you like? Ask me if I haven’t linked it below. Happy National Coffee Day to you all, go get your drink on!
I’m excited to finally share how my husband and I refurbished Livi’s armoire for her nursery! This was a project we did about 5 years ago while I was pregnant with her. My mom gave us an armoire that she no longer had room for; after baby dreaming, window shopping, and Pinterest browsing, I was happy to take it off her hands for a fun DIY redo! I’ve never refurbished anything this big before so I was a little nervous about it, but Chris was a HUGE help. Of course while being pregnant, he did most of the work sanding and prepping it for me. So here’s a little walk through of the before & after!
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!
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:
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!
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?!
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.
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!
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!