See how 8 bloggers transformed the same wooden pumpkin in very different ways. I love this vintage-look pumpkin patch sign with a crackle finish.

I just love how creative my blogging friends are. Every day when I visit their blogs or browse around on Pinterest, I always have one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments. Given the same canvas or the same materials to work with, creative people will each put their own spin on it and […]

A lovely fall wreath featuring painted, gilded pumpkins on a grapevine form. I love the nontraditional colors of aqua and lavender.

I’m very excited to be joining with a wonderful group of bloggers today for a new series called Celebrations of Home. We’re a kindred group of creators who share a love of home, holidays and hospitality. Each month, we’ll celebrate a new season or holiday with crafts, DIYs, recipes and decorating projects that we hope will […]

Surprise your favorite gamer with these Minecraft bento box lunches and snacks. Plus check out these other video game inspired bento box ideas. #sponsored #MyGameband #GameOnTheGo

I am not one of those moms who packs her kid an amazing lunch every day. It’s a struggle, every single day. I feel like I need to say that, in case you think these super-cool Minecraft bento box creations are the norm around here. But every now and again, I like to surprise my […]

Custom painted wooden baseball bats can be super expensive. But this is such a simple DIY. I love it for a vintage baseball bedroom or for decorations at a little slugger's birthday party.

I’ve been batting this project around in my head for a while now. I’m glad I finally stepped up to the plate and got it done, because this simple DIY is a home run! Sorry…there’s something about sports that makes me lapse into cliches! Maybe I have a calling as a sportswriter. I’ve been wanting to […]

Save big for your school with Box Tops for Education at Walmart. Use this free printable to collect Box Tops and keep them organized so your school can trade them in for cash! #ad #BTFE

Every time I clean out the junk drawer in the kitchen, I find a bundle of Box Tops for Education that we should have turned in to my son’s school. Like so many other things, the Box Tops got buried in the junk drawer and forgotten. That’s like throwing away money — money his school […]

Download these free printable patterns to make your own Minecraft school supplies, including pencil boxes, and a cool notebook cover. You'll even learn how to make your own Minecraft pencils. #sponsored #MyGameband #GameontheGo

Third grade is no joke! School projects. Book reports. Required reading in a variety of genres. Nightly homework assignments, instead of a packet of worksheets sent home in a batch and due at the beginning of the next week. Homework is about to get real here, and I’m not sure any of us are ready […]

Here's another kid-friendly Minecraft craft: a DIY creeper face slap bracelet that you make with duct tape. You can customize these bracelets any way you want and with any skin or mobs you want. Make one of your own in less than 10 minutes by following the steps in this video tutorial.

It’s time for another fun, kid-friendly Minecraft craft. Kids love slap bracelets, especially when they’re decorated to look like a creeper from Minecraft. Since these are made with duct tape, you can create a DIY slap bracelet featuring any kind of mob or custom skin you like. You just need to have the right color […]

What a cool idea for a beach house or a nautical bedroom. Use nautical signal flags to spell out someone's name, then add some sailing knots as a finishing touch. Too cute!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ProjectAmazing #CollectiveBias Read my full disclosure policy here. We’re working on a makeover in my son’s bathroom to give it a bit more of a mature feel. Jackson is over the monkey shower curtain and other little kid […]

Vintage American Flags

Looking for a way handmade or homemade way to show your patriotism? Recipes, crafts, DIYs, parties and decorating projects — I’ve shared lots of 4th of July ideas over the years. If you’re looking for creative way to spend the long holiday weekend, why not try one of these easy projects or recipes? Firecracker Patriotic […]

Collect some small shells and hot glue them

My patriotic decorating often takes on a nautical feel. All that red, white and blue puts me in the mood for flag waving, fireworks and seafaring! Stars and stripes meet sand and surf in this easy patriotic project that’s great for July 4th or all summer long! I’m sharing a tutorial for how to make […]