Hot Shot® Insecticides Sweepstakes and Pest Update

hot shot ant and roach killer

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hot Shot® Insecticides. So not too long ago I told you about this terrible problem we have EVERY summer where little ants make their way into our home and meet their demise. It's tiresome to deal with every year and it never seems to end! This year we got a little mid summer relief though shortly after my blog post in July...and while I can't be positive it's 100% due to Hot Shot® Insecticides, I'm fairly certain that the Hot Shot® brand helped out more than anything else we'd tried to date. See, we used to have this area on the back of our house/around our AC where we had a flower bed … [Read more...]

Celebrate Summer with Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Quick and Easy Buffalo Chicken Salad #TEArifficPairs

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. #TEArifficPairs#CollectiveBias I have to say, I feel fortunate that I have ONE MORE YEAR until my baby boy starts school. Life is chaotic enough with two young children right now and the thought of how life is going to be once school starts is crazy! I don't know how all you moms do it! Always thinking ahead though, I like to find safe and easy family favorites to celebrate summer end and do it in as little time as possible! Today I'm sharing how I made yummy … [Read more...]

You Are My Sunshine DIY Reusable Gift Bag

DIY Reusable Gift Bag from The Cards We Drew

Today sharing my DIY Reusable Gift Bag idea! A few weeks ago I was at Target and came across these cute straw bags in the dollar section for $3.00 each. I picked two of them up thinking that they would be great, easy DIY projects for when the time came! The whole idea started because I'm hosting a baby shower next month and I wanted to come up with cute little gifts for the winners of some of the games we're going to play. So I decided to use the Hazel and Ruby stencil to make this bag. Here's what you need: Child Play Stencil Mask from Hazel and Ruby $3 Tote bag from Target Sharpie Permanent Colored Markers Hazel and … [Read more...]

Framed Apple Specimen Art

Be You-Nique Apple Art

I have a fun Teacher Gift Idea to share with you today that I originally shared last spring over at Tatertots and Jello! I wanted to think of something kind of different for the first day of school and something a teacher could enjoy for years to come. So I bypassed a food, drink, or plant idea and decided on a good old fashioned DIY project that is easy enough ANYONE can do it! No expensive tools needed…just some time and creativity! So I made this Framed Apple Specimen Art for a teacher’s classroom… The idea is pretty simple and you just need a few things to create this project: Cut It Out frame Craft paint in red and green for … [Read more...]

DIY Neon Blackboard Teacher Gift

Blackboard Teacher Sign with Expo Neon Markers

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents My son's not in school yet, but he does attend preschool at his daycare...where we've developed great relationships with the teachers in his classroom each year. I always like coming up with fun ideas for teacher gifts (like this Apple Button Bag I made for Mom it Forward this week!) and I know that neon is super fun and popular with kids right I came up with this fun and easy DIY Neon Blackboard Teacher Gift! What you need for … [Read more...]

The Creative Collection Link Party


Welcome to the Creative Collection Link Party!! Once again we are totally IMPRESSED with all your fabulous projects and recipes linked up at last weeks Creative Collection Link Party! Thanks so much for linking up with us each week. Jen // Craft-o-maniac: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || Google+ Mallory & Savannah // Classy Clutter: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram ||Google+ Kristi & Kelli // Lolly Jane: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || Google+ Abbey // The Cards We Drew: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || Google+ Marie // Blooming Homestead: Facebook || Twitter … [Read more...]

Vitamix or Kitchen Aid Giveaway


I am so excited to share this giveaway with you today! The Smart School House Team of Contributors and I have have been keeping this amazing giveaway a secret but we FINALLY get to kick it off! Have you been wanting a Vitamix? Or, have you been dreaming about owning a beautiful Kitchen Aid? Today is your lucky day! A Vitamix is also known as the Ferrari of blenders. A Vitamix is not an ordinary blender! It's high speed, technology packed, and full of power that your regular blender can't compete with. It will change your life! From healthy recipes to decadent desserts, the Vitamix has you covered. Make smoothies, ice cream, bread, … [Read more...]

Ohio State Tailgating Food {Mini Jell-O Cheesecakes}

Ohio State Mini Cheesecakes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeamJellO #CollectiveBias Little fact you may or may not know about me? I am an Ohio State graduate...I attended in 2000 to early 2005 and graduated with two degrees from the university. We still live in Central Ohio and love tailgating with friends! Matter of fact, we're hosting a tailgate at our house in September for the Ohio State vs. University of Cincinnati game! So I was SO excited when I saw that Jell-O came out with awesome collegiate Jello molds for tailgating food ideas! I'll show you how I used the Jell-O mold to create … [Read more...]

Smores Rice Krispie Treats

S'mores Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

In case you missed this post last month over at 30 Days blog where I was's my yummy Smores Rice Krispie Treats! All things s'more are so popular right now and everyone seems to be turning that gooey, marshmallowy, chocolatey goodness into something amazing…so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and share these yummy treats! The recipe is just like a traditional rice krispie treat, except you’re changing up the cereals you’re using and your adding in more marshmallows and mini chocolate chips. Here’s what you need: [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:23]   This was such a tasty recipe and is fun for a camping … [Read more...]

The Creative Collection Link Party


Happy Friday! It's Party Time!! Check out our features from last week and be sure to link up this week! Thanks for stopping by!! Jen // Craft-o-maniac: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || Google+ Mallory & Savannah // Classy Clutter: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram ||Google+ Kristi & Kelli // Lolly Jane: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || Google+ Abbey // The Cards We Drew: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || Google+ Marie // Blooming Homestead: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || Google+ Rebecca // The Crafted … [Read more...]