Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk and Paint

When I was a kid we had a long dirt driveway, which was a source of serious disappointment for me. My friends with paved driveways used to make epic hopscotch paths and I so wanted to be able to make them. When we bought our house one of the first ...more

DIY Confetti Backdrop Tutorial

This year, I wanted to do something a little different for my kids' joint birthday parties, and after a few 2am brainstorming sessions with my best friend (blame it on nursing babies for us both), we came up with a new concept: Confetti! ...more

Bowling Trophy Wine Bottle Toppers

Merlot, Pinot, Malbec—they will all look more dashing and feel more thoughtful with a customized wine bottle topper. The nice thing about these toppers is that they can transfer from bottle to bottle. SUPPLIES  ...more

Gardening Wisdom For Beginners or Non-Gardeners

When we bought our house I was full of gardening plans. We were going to grow all thing things! Yes! All of them. Then I realized that not only did I know very little about gardening, but it would also mean an never ending battle with the local ...more

How to Make a Headboard From Rugs

Last summer, I bought a slew of rag rugs made from Indian sari material. I thought I was going to join them up to make one giant floor rug, but alas, that plan was flawed. In my closet those poor rugs sat, until, one day, I had an epiphany and ...more

Marbleized Metallic Fabric T-Shirt ... Made With Shaving Cream!

This summer, I'm seeing all things marbled popping up as a craft trend. I've mainly seen it in paper and on silk scarves. Recently, I gave this trend a whirl on a T-shirt, using shaving cream and fabric paint. You read me right, shaving cream! ...more

Our New House Wish List

Chris starts his new job tomorrow, and we couldn't be more excited.  Once he starts, we'll finally be able to get serious about something we've been thinking about for a while - house hunting. Credit Image: Shashi Bellamkonda on Flickr ...more
Laurend1985 Oh wow, you really got lucky - definitely can't pass that up!  And that's a good ...more

6 Fabulous Body Scrubs You Can Make at Home

Exfoliating scrubs are one of the easiest beauty products to make at home and only take a few minutes to mix together. Most of these scrubs use coconut oil as a base, so if you don't have any you'll want to grab some from your grocery store. Once you've made your first body scrub you'll wonder why you ever spent all that money buying them. ...more
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Summer Porches

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Galaxy-Gram! Time Out for Custard Cup!

I have arrived in Illinois! All bags are present and accounted for, dinner has been taken care of, and nothing finish is often a busy travel day like some local ice cream flavor. Jarling's custard cup is a standard affair in Champaign,...more

There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in

I have become a terrible blogger. Not only do I not post regularly, I have comments in my inbox that I have not yet responded to. And my grammar in that last sentence, although not deplorable, is incorrect ....more

Clark+Kensington OPI Color Palette in Miami Beet + a Giveaway!

My living room has been largely untouched for awhile now, and I was looking for a way to add a quick and easy pop of color....more

No Sew Bed Canopy

WARNING: This tutorial is a complete re-enactment, the materials are real, the actors are fake, and the end results are fab. Ok, ok so we all know I’m not the best at writing tutorials, mainly because I always forget to take photos of the process. Mainly because I’m too busy winging it anyways, and I […] The post No Sew Bed Canopy appeared first on The Lilypad Cottage ....more

the easiest skirt ever

Once upon a time, there was a girl who wanted the perfect floral skirt. She had been obsessing all spring and summer long over skirts like these three from her...more

Under $100 Link Party

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BIKE MS Tour to Tanglewood 2014!

My wish today is that all my friends will take a moment to read my Bike MS page and help me support the effort to end MS!...more

Treasure Hunt Thursday #165 & Highlights

The weeks just seem to be flying by this summer! We still have a month before back to school and will be enjoying every minute of it. I have to admit though I have been already brain storming on fall and Christmas!;)Wonderful link ups last week ....more

Sweet Balsamic Reduction with Vanilla Ice Cream

This is an original post from Todays Creative Blog While I’m away attending and speaking at the BlogHer Conference (who’s idea was that anyway?) I’ve got an amazing team of bloggers who are willing to hold down the fort! Today’s Post: Sweet Balsamic Reduction with Vanilla Ice Cream from Let’s Eat Grandpa looks so so fancy! I guess this beats my Crockpot Caramel Sauce ....more