The Creative Collection Link Party


Hello Friends and Welcome to another week of The Creative Collection Link Party. We always start with our favorites from last weeks link up, so before we party lets check those out first. We sure love seeing all your creative ideas, and we love partying with you all. Living Room Makeover Tour from Live Grows Wild Here Faux Agate Earrings from Polymer Clay From Pitter and Glink Here Before and After Beach House Bedroom Makeover from Thistlewood Farms Here Thumbtack Vase Fillers from Landeesee Landeedo Here Birthday in a Jar with Birthday Printable's from A Pumpkin and A Princess Here Pallet Furniture and Patio … [Read more...]

An Honest Company Review

Getting Honest about The Honest Company from The Cards We Drew

Before I start, I want to point out that this is an unsponsored, unsolicited post. I decided that it was something I wanted to write about because I too wondered about this company and wanted a real mom's perspective on the products. When we first had our son The Honest Company was around, but it wasn't as well known as it is today. We were die hard Pampers users and sometimes I got to feeling bad that we were contributing so much waste, just in the form of diapers each year, to our environment. But I'm not the type of mom who can do cloth, so I just swept that guilt under the rug and plugged on. We used Amazon Moms to order our diapers … [Read more...]

Hazel and Ruby Handmade Makery Team Member!


I'm SO thrilled to share the news with you guys finally...I got picked up as a Hazel and Ruby Handmade Makery Team Member! Hazel and Ruby is an awesome online store that sells gorgeous crafting and scrapbooking supplies. They put out a call for Makery Team Members and I applied and was chosen! I'll be sharing two projects a month using their gorgeous products and I'm in good company with other fun bloggers, as well! Over on Hazel and Ruby today you can learn 5 things all of us cannot live without...mine? Starbucks–I’m kind of addicted to iced coffees and hazelnut macchiatos. My glue gun–I’m convinced anything can be created with … [Read more...]

Dr. Pepper Smoked Chicken

Dr. Pepper Smoked Chicken #BackyardBash #shop from The Cards We Drew

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias For more ideas on how to create your own #BackyardBash, check out the tumblr page at Raise your hand if you own a smoker or have ever smoked meat before? **Raises hand** We bought a smoker several years ago to start smoking our Thanksgiving Day turkey and each year and love trying out new recipes. Admittedly, we're still pretty inexperienced smokers, but our poultry always comes out amazing...the beef we still need to work on. So we thought we'd try out a way to smoke a chicken we'd heard of … [Read more...]

The Creative Collection Link Party


Hi friends! Welcome to another week of The Creative Collection Link Party! We had a nice break last week with the 4th of July and we're back to partying this week! We can't wait to see what you've been up to. Here are our favorite's from last week! Vintage Chocolate Cokes || The Casual Craftlete DIY Faux Distressed Wood Backdrop || Bre Purposed DIY Ladder Shelf || Making it in the Mountains Citrus Slush || Free Time Frolics Washi Tape Birthday Candles || Kraft & Mint Giant Wood Arrow Growth Chart || Lovely Etc. Cheesy Beef Panini || Inside BruCrew Life Follow Jen from Craft-o-maniac: Facebook || … [Read more...]

Polka Dot Mason Jar Vase {inexpensive gift ideas}

polka dot mason jar from The Cards We Drew #birthdaygiftideas

I'm excited to share today 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends, including my Polka Dot Mason Jar Vase! I am joining forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week along with over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive gift ideas and free printables! All week long, Kristen is sharing birthday tips and giveaways so be sure to check out her Party. Also, search #birthdaygiftidea on social media this week to see all the other bloggers ideas shared! I love bright colors and flowers, so I thought I'd share a cute and easy painted Polka Dot Mason Jar Vase idea. I already had several of the items I needed to create … [Read more...]

Eliminating home pests with Hot Shot® Insecticides

Hot Shot® Insecticides in my home

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hot Shot® Insecticides. Every single spring/summer WITHOUT FAIL my home gets raided by pesky, little, itty-bitty, tiny annoying ants. It's the most FRUSTRATING thing in the whole world to me and SO disgusting because I always worry they're getting into our food or tracking over things we eat off of. We even know where the ant colony is and we go in every year and kill it...dousing it with anything possible to get them to go away for good, but alas, the little suckers return with a vengeance no matter what we do. Some might say if you can't beat em' join em', but I'm not quite ready to … [Read more...]

Kool-Aid Fruit Juice Rainbow Popsicles

Rainbow Kool-Aid Popsicles from The Cards We Drew

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.#CollectiveBias #KoolOff  As a kid, I can always remember being excited seeing my mother making Kool-Aid Fruit Juice for us on a hot summer day. There was something so refreshing about Kool-Aid and my brother and I could often be found fighting over which flavor we wanted her to make! I've never been big on carbonation or soda. so Kool-Aid was definitely my drink of choice in that department. Flash forward 25 years and here I am today, celebrating summer with a … [Read more...]

Diaper Genie Baby Gift Idea

Dolled Up Diaper Genie Baby Gift Idea

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Playtex, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RefreshYourNursery Having had a baby just a few months ago, I'm pretty up to date on the things I value in my home to make my life a little easier and keep myself sane. I have several friends who are having babies in the next few months and I like to get them practical gifts that also are a little unique and personalized. And being a DIY/Craft blogger, sometimes it's hard to match both a practical and DIY gift...but I thought of a fun new way to score big with your … [Read more...]

Grilled Veggie Wraps + BBQ Ideas

Grilled Veggie Wraps from The Cards We Drew

It's the first Wednesday of the month and you know what that means?! Blog hop time! I've teamed up with my blogging friends to bring another themed roundup of ideas for this month! And this month we decided to share some BBQ Ideas with all of you hoping to make your next summer BBQ easier than ever! As part of the hop, check out my Grilled Veggie Wrap idea below, then scroll down to find links to what my friends made!! Grilled Veggie Wraps are a staple in my family for grilling, camping, BBQ's and more. We're actually up at the lake right now as I speak and we made these last night for dinner! They're SO easy and you can add virtually … [Read more...]