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Home Depot Kids Workshop Outing #DigIn

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to work with The Home Depot and receive product to enhance our backyard.Happy Friday everyone! I hope you've seen my Butterfly Island Reveal and my post about my Home Depot Butterfly Island shopping trip...and today I'm going to show you how much fun my son and I had at the Home Depot Kids Workshop!My hubby had the Saturday busy with baseball, so I packed up my kiddo and headed to Home Depot first thing in the morning. Home Depot does kids workshop the first Saturday of every month … [Read more...]

Vintage Glam Silver Pendant Necklace using Martha Stewart Jewelry Collection

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I am so excited to share this with you guys! It's been a while since I've made handmade jewelry, but this experience has gotten me more excited to start back with it more! Michael's just debuted an exclusive Martha Stewart Jewelry Collection in stores that has gorgeous pieces that you can mix and match to create your own necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more.I got to try out some of it and come up with some creations...here's some of what I got....I know in the photo a lot of it looks gold, but it's the lighting...this was all the silver items I received. I especially loved the large pendant on the right and the gray flower on … [Read more...]

How to Build a Butterfly Island #DigIn

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to work with The Home Depot and receive product to enhance our backyard.Yesterday you saw how I started prepping for my Butterfly Island backyard project with our shopping trip to Home Depot--you can see there about our shopping trip and what we purchased. We were there for a while, but had a ton of fun picking our our materials. Today I'm going to show you how we made our island and the before and after shots! Here's a reminder of the before:And here's the After:Quite … [Read more...]

Blog Wars Round Two Results and my Riley Blake Hand Towel

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Round Two of Blog Wars at Just Between Friends is complete and guess what?! I made it through! Phew! That was a tough one crafting with fabric while being on vacation...here's what I made:My project was labeled the "Pretty Hand Towel" project and I made little flowers to embellish a plain white hand towel with, along with using the ric rac and such to decorate.This week, for round three, we get to craft with a pallet style board from The Wood Connection to make some sort of sign. I have a few ideas in mind and am looking forward to this week's challenge! Be sure to stop back on Friday to vote! We're down to six people, so … [Read more...]

Getting My Backyard Summer Worthy–the start of my Butterfly Garden #DigIn

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot, but all thoughts and opinions are my own, I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to work with The Home Depot and receive product to enhance our backyard.One of the things my husband and I look forward to most about spring and summer is the opportunity to get to beautify the outdoors of our home. I work all year round creating crafts and projects for the indoors, but we don't have nearly as much time to work on our outdoor projects. A few evenings a week you can find us outside, my husband mowing or weed eating, my son playing on his bike or car and me just taking it … [Read more...]

Guest Post with Staci from Let’s Teach Something: Camping Activities

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Hey!  It's Staci from Let's Teach Something.  I'm excited to be with you today on Abbey's blog!  My blog is a teaching blog, and with summer break just around the corner, I'm here to share a favorite past time of mine and show you how to bring the classroom outdoors for your child while on summer break!My family is big into camping.  My husband and I pack up our 3 kids, ages 5, 3, and 4 months, and we head for a weekend getaway outdoors!  Now that my oldest is close to school age, I'm getting creative and making our camping trips not only fun, but educational to get him ready for Kindergarten!Here are a few things you can do to make your … [Read more...]

Guest Post from Diana at The Girl Creative: 10 Pillow Tutorials Round Up

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I'm so excited to be here with you guys today over at The Cards We Drew! My name is Diana from The Girl Creative where I blog about simple crafts, recipes, printables and anything else that floats my boat! Every Thursday I co-host The Weekly Creative link party and on Sundays I host a pin party, Ready, Set, PIN. I'm a busy mom of 3 and my blog is my outlet to some me time! I hope you will come visit me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.Today I'm going to share with you 10 Beautiful Pillow Tutorials that I've rounded up for you!{Please remember to click through and PIN from the original source.}Ruffled Pillow from … [Read more...]

Guest Post with Krista from The Happy Housie: Stenciled Sign Tutorial

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Hello readers of “The Cards We Drew”! My name is Krista and I blog over at The Happy Housie, a blog dedicated to my passion for all things housie. Decorating, crafting, DIY projects, upcycling old thrifted pieces... these are some of my favourite things to do and I love having the chance to share this with other people! I am so thrilled to be here today guest posting and want to thank Abbey very much for providing me with this wonderful opportunity! I am super excited to share this super simple stenciled sign tutorial with you today. I made this sign to liven up my boring linen closet walls, but you could make a sign like this for anywhere in … [Read more...]