• Red White and Blue in the Sunroom

                                                The 4th of July is just a week away! We are heading out on a family camping trip for the entire 4th of July week to visit Mt. Rushmore and the Badlands. I have never been to that part of South Dakota before so I am really excited to go! Each little surrounding town has its own full 4th of July schedule full of fireworks, parades and activities! For this 4th of July loving girl I can’t wait to celebrate every day of the week! We will be…

  • DIY Cookie Cutter Garland

    Today I am sharing with you how I made this  simple and quick Cookie cutter garland for my home this year! I mean we all love cookies don’t we? And Christmas is the cookie baking time of the year so this cookie cutter garland is simply a way to start the cookie baking season. Or maybe to display your favorite cookie cutters, new or vintage.  I love the simplicity and texture that this cookie cutter garland adds to a space. Plus it looks adorable in the kitchen! I think you could make so many variations to this garland as well! I normally start thinking about my Christmas decor long before…

  • DIY Faux Fern Wreath

    I love the look of ferns in the summer time. There is just something about them that just says summer. I would fill my entire front porch with hanging ferns if I could! When I came across these faux fern picks I knew that I wanted to make a wreath out of them so that I could enjoy the beauty all summer long.     Supplies Needed to make a Faux Fern Wreath Faux Fern stems – like these or these ones Wreath Form Hot Glue Gun  There are two ways to do this, The first is to glue each pick to the wreath. This works best if you have smaller fern picks…

  • DIY Ribbon Flag

      We just celebrated Memorial Day and 4th of July will be here before you know it. This DIY Ribbon Flag is the perfect decor to add to your patriotic decor! It is a quick easy project it takes less then 10 minutes and it lets you use your own creativity.   DIY Ribbon Flag Supplies I know this is called a ribbon flag, but I didn’t actually use any ribbon in my flag at all. For the size flag that I wanted, Ribbon would have been quite pricey. If you are going to make a smaller version of this flag you could use ribbon without it costing a lot. Fabric…

  • Under the Sea Table Makeover

    The planning and designing for my daughters room is finally underway. The theme for her room is going to be a mermaid, under the sea theme. She loves mermaids and is so excited to get her room all put together. When Deco Art approached me about trying out their Metallics line of paint I knew it was going to be just what I needed to get started on her room! You can now find the Metallics line of Deco Art paint at your nearest Hobby Lobby! Yet another reason to shop at Hobby Lobby! After looking through the different shades of metallic paint I decided on Pearl. I had a hard…

  • A My Little Pony Birthday

    Ever since we moved to Traverse City last year, Arianna asked on a regular basis if she could go to the ‘Wolf Hotel’ or what most people call, The Great Wolf Lodge. If you are not familiar with The Great Wolf Lodge, it is a large resort hotel that has a massive indoor water park that is exclusive to guest of the hotel. It also has lots of other fun activities for both kids and adults with 5 pin bowling, an arcade, spa, children’s spa, ice cream shop, restaurants, and story time, to name a few. Last year Arianna and I made the plan that we would go to the Great Wolf Lodge for…

  • DIY: Mercury Glass Ornaments

    Mercury glass is one of my favorite items to put out during Christmas time. I just love the look of it mixed in with the winter pines. I came up with my version of mercury glass ornaments one of the first Christmases that we were married. I didn’t have a big budget for buying Christmas decorations so buying mercury glass ornaments at $4-$5 each was not going to work for me. I had tried the water and vinegar with spray paint method and didn’t love the look of it. I figured out a different method that was much faster and more of a look that I was looking for. DIY…

  • Quick and Easy Christmas Sign

    This is the first Christmas that we are celebrating in this house. It is also the first time that I have had a mantel to decorate for Christmas. In our old house we used a medium sized bookshelf to hang our stockings off of, which was actually really cute. So I didn’t really have any big item to put on our mantel and I really wanted a big grab your eye sign to fill the mantel. I needed something that was also going to fit in my budget. I came up with this Christmas sign, not only is it quick and easy – taking less then 5 minutes to put together-…

  • $2 Thanksgiving Pillow

    I just happened to be in Walmart the other day and I came across this adorable tea towel for only $2! I loved it, but I knew that if I used it for its intended purposes that it would not stay looking so nice and cute. Especially since it is mostly white, it would be begging to be touched by little sticky hands. I grabbed it and figured I could figure out a way to use it. Once I got home I got the idea to turn it into a pillow and use it as part of my Thanksgiving decorations. I am all about quick and easy projects. With two little kids I…

  • How to make a Farmhouse Sign

    Hey everyone! I have a project that I am so excited to share with you today! I am going to show you how you can make your own framed farmhouse sign! Bonus: I will be sharing my favorite marker to use as well! – Yes marker! Farmhouse signs are all the rage right now, and for good reason! The possibilities are endless with these signs!   They are so multi functional.     You can create it for any occasion or season or personalize it however you want!   Here are the supplies that you will need to make your Farmhouse sign:  5.0mm board ( I used scrap pieces left over…