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...]

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...]

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  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV 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...]

Red White and Zour Necklace Candy Idea

Red White and Zour Candy Necklace #ZourFace

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, all opinions are my own. #CollectiveBias We like to spend July 4th week up at the lake fishing, jet skiing, and playing on the beach. We especially enjoy watching the fireworks set off at Cedar Point from where we are staying. So I thought it would be fun to make some Red White and Zour Necklaces as a cute candy idea for our fireworks watching festivities later this week! The idea is easy...since we're at the lake and my husband and dad are fishing, I took some fishing line and a crafting needle and strung some red white and blue marshmallows on fishing … [Read more...]

Easy Mod Podge Plates


In case you missed it from a few weeks ago on Design Dazzle, here's my easy mod podge plates tutorial! It's a fun and easy idea for summer! As a kid growing up, my grandma was an avid crafter and one craft I ALWAYS associate with summer is the easy mod podge plates craft! My grandma would bring tons of fabric, mod podge, and clear plates and let us make my mom mod podge plates to decorate her kitchen with. As an adult, it's a fairly simple project, but as a kid I was always so proud to share my creation with my mom!! So when I thought SUMMER I thought this would be perfect!! Here's what you need: Clear plastic plates OR if you … [Read more...]

DIY American Flag Frame

American Flag Frame using Cut It Out Frames

Last week I joined up with 100+ bloggers to create the Ultimate Round Up of Red White and Blue ideas...and this week I'm not done! I LOVE 4th of July and the Red, White and Blue color combination, so I was THRILLED with how this idea came together! I'm going to share with you how I made this DIY American Flag Frame with a cute unfinished frame from Cut It Out Frames. This frame was SO fun and relatively easy to make! I started by ordering this 8x10 Chandler Frame from Cut It Out Frames. The frame is only $12.99 plus shipping, so it doesn't break the bank! Here's what you need for this project: Cut It Out Frame White Spray … [Read more...]

Skirted Onesie Tutorial

Skirted Onesie Tutorial from The Cards We Drew

Hey guys! So most of you can tell, I'm not much of a seamstress. I don't do a lot of sewing projects on my blog, BUT I happen to have a mother who is a decent seamstress! I was in a little boutique a few weeks back and saw these cute basic onesies with little skirts sewn onto them. When I picked one up they had a $32 price tag!!!! The owner of the boutique started telling me how they just cut the onesie in half, sewed fabric into the onesie, and then reattached it!! So I called my mom and asked her if she could possibly do something like that. She ended up making two really cute onesie dresses!! After she did the first one I asked her to make … [Read more...]

DIY Baseball Bow Headband


In case you missed my contributor post last month at 30 Days...I'm re-sharing my Baseball Bow Headband today!! Summer has begun and in my family that means BASEBALL season has started up. My husband has played baseball recreationally and professionally all his life. So when his high school baseball team ends, his men's baseball team begins...which means us "baseball wives" get a chance to bring the kids out, hang out, and watch our husbands and boyfriends play. I always found cute clothes for my son to wear to baseball games, but now that I have a GIRL it's even more fun! So I decided to make my very own DIY Baseball Bow Headband! This … [Read more...]

Dad’s Father’s Day Fishing Lunch {Father’s Day Ideas}

Father's Day Fishing Lunch Idea

It's Blog Hop time my friends! And this month we're rounding up a dozen Father's Day Ideas! Myself and 11 of my blogging friends are giving you 12 easy Father's Day Ideas for your husband/significant other! They don't take too much money or time, but they'll definitely make your man feel loved!! My husband loves fishing and loves to get out early in the mornings or before dusk, head to the nearby pond, and spend some time fishing in peace. So I came up with a Father's Day Fishing Lunch Idea! This idea is EASY! I took a box from a six pack of beer and spray painted it white (this took a few coats). From there I took my son's right … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Graduation Hat Gift Idea and Free Print

mason jar grad hat gift with free print from dimpleprints and the cards we drew

Do you have any graduates you're celebrating this year? Mason jars are so popular right now, so I teamed up with my friend Carli at DimplePrints to create this Mason Jar Graduation Hat Gift Idea and Free Print. You can stop by DimplePrints for the download! This is SUCH an easy gift idea! Simply fill a mason jar with your favorite treat idea...M&M's, Hershey Kisses, or your grad's favorite candy. You could even get creative and buy M&M's from the party store in his or her school colors...use your creativity. But for this tutorial I just used silver kisses and put them into a mason jar. From there I downloaded Carli's free grad … [Read more...]