Back to School Pencil Bouquet

Back to School Pencil Bouquet with free printable

How many of you are thinking about Back-to-School already?  I always have to get into school mode super early because my daughter goes to a year-round school and starts back at the end of July (tomorrow actually). Anyone else out there with kids in year-round?  Summer just goes by way to fast. July ... [ Read More ]

10 Amazing Outdoor DIY Projects

10 Amazing Outdoor DIY Projects

 I don't know about you, but my outdoor space could use a little help. Our garden is a tad overgrown, our grass has so much damage from this past winter and we have a total of 4 seats for entertaining. The one saving grace in our yard is our  hammock but I don't get to use that nearly as much as I ... [ Read More ]

DIY Stenciled Bag for Less than $5!

DIY Stenciled bag final

My daughter finished first grade last month and has developed a love of reading. She is doing lots of summer reading (her favorite being The Magic Treehouse series) and looks forward to our trips to the library to pick out new books. Since she comes home with armfuls of books every time,  I decided ... [ Read More ]

Easy Homemade Strawberry Sorbet

This strawberry sorbet is so easy to make and so delicious!

It's smack-dab the middle of summer and the temperature is going up up up. My preferred way to cool off is with frozen treats. I made this delicious Strawberry Sorbet the other day. 3 ingredients and no ice cream maker needed. Does it get any easier? Nope.   1 quart strawberries, ... [ Read More ]

“Lifesaver” Birthday Gift in a Jar

This adorable Lifesaver Birthday Gift in a Jar comes witha free printable!

I'm excited to share today 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends, including my Lifesaver Birthday Gift in a Jar + printable. I am joining forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week along with over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive ideas and free printables! All ... [ Read More ]

10 Camping Tips and Tricks

10 Camping Tips and Tricks. Clever ideas to use on your next camping trip.

We recently took a family camping trip. My husband and I used to go camping all the time before we had kids. Then there was a long stretch where we didn't go at all because a baby in a tent just did not sound appealing. Hats off to those of you who do it but for us it was just not happening. We took ... [ Read More ]

DIY Weathered Sign

DIY Weathered Sign final

I love the look of old weathered wood. There are times when I just want to snatch an old weathered sign from the side of the road. But since stealing really isn't my thing, I make my own. My latest is one that I made for my gallery wall. I debated for a while on what to put on my sign. First ... [ Read More ]

Nine 4th of July Ideas

4th of July Ideas

Today I'm going through the archives and sharing some of my 4th of July ideas from the past few years. I've rounded up my favorites for you so you can celebrate the 4th in style. There's a little bit of something for everyone... decorations, food, crafts for kids. ... [ Read More ]

July 4th Printable Banner


Summer is officially here! The kids are out of school, the temperatures are rising and our summer calendar is quickly getting filled with FUN! Today I'm sharing a free July 4th Printable Banner with you.  July 4th celebrations are the epitome of summertime parties. From the food to the fireworks to ... [ Read More ]