I am a total print junkie. I love prints! I love finding them, I love making them, I love blowing them up and printing them out. And I recently, discovered I love the canvas look almost as much as a framed print.
All you need is the right photo, and you can have a gallery look for a fraction of the gallery cost!...more
I love being able to stay at home all day with my kids, but sometimes it is hard to entertain them all day. We play with toys, go on walks, play in the yard, and once we do all those things, they ask to watch TV.
Don't get me wrong, I love TV, but once they watch one movie or show, it turns into two more. So I created what we call our "Activity Box."
Having a husband in the wine industry means we have A LOT of corks lying around. No, it's not from all the wine we drink (I promise), but it is pretty cool. I mean, think of all the project possibilities! Today, we attempted our first cork project, and I will say these coasters came out pretty cute! So if you want to give it a try (I am sure you have some corks lying around after the holidays, right?), here is how we did it.
Merry Christmas! Now that you've unwrapped all the presents you carefully chose and purchased over a series of months, you get the joy of... cleaning it up. Yay?
Don't fret. The following simple tips will help you organize the mess in quick fashion, leaving you with more time to sit and enjoy the rest of your holiday.
It doesn't take much time on Pinterest to find works of art when it comes to gift wrap. You'll see beautiful bows, magically coordinated papers, and perfectly folded corners. As much as I love to ogle these gorgeously wrapped presents, gifts look a little different under our tree. Family interests (superheroes, pirates, Tinkerbell) determine our paper choices, not the latest Pinterest trends. Our corners usually aren't perfect. And usually, we don't even have bows! ...more
My mother recently gave me her old Christmas village. These little snow-capped ceramic homes decorated my parents' house all through my teenage years. My three-year-old son is slightly obsessed with the miniature "winter wonderland" displays at our local craft store, and Mom still had all the pieces of her village boxed up to pass on for Baxter to enjoy.
The catch: I was not in love. I'm a Kitschmas kind of gal, and this village was way too traditional for my taste. Lucky for me, there is nothing a can of spray paint and some glitter can't fix.
I created some simple and cheap mason jar Christmas candles that anyone can make in minutes. (Pssst … the candles are battery operated, so on days when my kids are keeping me busy and I forget to turn them off, no worries.)
I remember when I was about 10 or so and I received a very grown-up coloring book and a brand new set of colored pencils. I was thrilled by both as coloring pencils were not something I had very often and the coloring book was extra cool because it only had an image on one side. To me, that was a sign of a grown-up coloring book and it was awesome. If you have a similar memory from your childhood, then this post is for you. Or, if you still love the smell of a brand new box of 64 Crayola Crayons. Or, if you love nothing better than a gorgeous box of brand new colored pencils or markers....more
As someone with her own private tinsel tree forest, I tend to have a hard time finding Christmas ornaments that not only curl my kitsch-loving toes, but also match my colorful trees. Traditional ornaments just won't work on an eight-foot-tall, hot pink tree. ...more
When I was a kid my father lived near a reindeer farm. When I was really little I thought they were Santa's reindeer, which basically meant I thought about Christmas all year round. There was something magical about them, and I hope you can find a little bit of that magic in these 10 reindeer Christmas crafts.