Strawberry Tower | how to grow strawberries in a basket

Strawberry Tower | how to grow strawberries in a basket

Strawberry Tower | how to grow strawberries in a basket Strawberry plants are one of the easiest berry crops to grow and excitingly, one of the first plants in the garden to produce fresh ripened fruit. The plants have the ability to survive adverse growing conditions and can not only be grown in garden beds, but in containers as well. This year, we decided to tuck our plants in a decorative basket, creating a Strawberry Tower that is already bearing tasty homegrown goodness. Along with cherry tomatoes, they are one of Butch's favorite Continue reading

Mojito Bar | outdoor summer entertaining

Mojito Bar | outdoor summer entertaining

Mojito Bar | outdoor summer entertaining - #michaelsmakers The season for outdoor entertaining has arrived! Serve up one of summer's signature favorites with a refreshing Mojito Bar. Whether you are relaxing with your guests poolside or entertaining on the deck, there are so many reasons to host a build-your-own drink bar this season. This fun and interactive party option gives your guests the opportunity to be their own mixologist for the day - assembling and customizing their own drink creations. Even the most novice mixologist can Continue reading

Tie Dye T-Shirt Folding Techniques | 10 vibrant tie dye shirt patterns

Tie Dye T-Shirt Folding Techniques | 10 vibrant tie dye shirt patterns

Tie Dye T-Shirt Folding Techniques | 10 vibrant tie dye patterns #michaelsmakers Whether you have been tie dying for decades or are trying it for the first time, the whole tie dye experience is one crafting activity that never gets old. This year I'm thrilled to team up with Michaels and ILoveToCreate to celebrate another National Tie Dye Day! I'm over at The Glue String sharing some Tie Dye T-Shirt Folding Techniques, along with a few of my favorite tie-dye tips and tricks. The step by step instructions for these 10 Tie Dye T-Shirt Continue reading

Date Night Gift Card Box | 12 pre-planned date ideas for two

Date Night Gift Card Box | 12 pre-planned date ideas for two

Date Night Gift Card Box | 12 pre-planned date ideas for two - #michaelsmakers Coming up with unique gift ideas for that special someone that 'has it all' can be difficult. Especially when that special someone has been your only Valentine for almost 20 years! Despite the time it may take to pin down that perfectly fitting gift, I still somehow enjoy the thrill. Typically, giving gift cards are at the bottom of my list, as a last resort; however, the gift I'm sharing today is packed full of them and keeps on giving long after the holiday has Continue reading

Shoe Storage Organization | diy photo shoeboxes

Shoe Storage Organization | diy photo shoeboxes

Shoe Storage Organization | diy photo shoeboxes #michaelsmakers The beginning of January is always filled with exciting opportunities for a fresh, promising start to the new year. While many are busy making personal resolutions this time of year, we tend to focus on a list of plans and projects for our home. First up this year is our master bedroom and closet. After an enormous purge last year, we embarked on a total makeover for this space - including fresh paint, an amazing cedar lining and some new added accessories. I have been so Continue reading

Traditional Red Tartan Plaid Christmas Tree | 2016 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

Traditional Red Tartan Plaid Christmas Tree | 2016 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

Traditional Red Tartan Plaid Christmas Tree - 2016 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge #Michaelsmakers The last seven weeks of the year are packed with so much wonder and excitement. There are so many things to love about this time of year! Michaels Dream Tree Challenge has become our favorite way to kick off the season. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to participate in this annual event each November and look forward to seeing all of the latest holiday ideas, trends, and inspiration. I also can't help but get excited bringing the Continue reading

Fall Coffee Bar  | coffee & crafts crafting party

Fall Coffee Bar | coffee & crafts crafting party

Fall Coffee Bar - coffee & crafts crafting party | This post has been compensated by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser and has been sponsored by Starbucks® as part of an Influencer Activation. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. I have received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review. Keurig, K-Cup, Keurig Hot, and the K logo are trademarks of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., used with permission ~ #StarbucksCaffeLatte #MyStarbucksatHome Fall has finally arrived and as our busy summers come to a Continue reading

Terra Cotta Pumpkin Candy Jars | you’ve been BOO’d crafting party

Terra Cotta Pumpkin Candy Jars | you’ve been BOO’d crafting party

Terra Cotta Pumpkin Candy Jars  - You've Been BOO'd Crafting Party | This post is sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser, MARS The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ BOO It Forward / #BOOItForward October has finally arrived and it's time to start planning who you're going to BOO this year! You've Been BOO'd is a fun Halloween tradition that takes place across many neighborhoods each year. This family-friendly gift giving game begins by secretly leaving treats upon a neighbor's doorstep, along with a special letter Continue reading

Drilled Craft Pumpkin Luminaries | #michaelsmakers

Drilled Craft Pumpkin Luminaries | #michaelsmakers

Drilled Craft Pumpkin Luminaries | #michaelsmakers - It's the beginning of September and I can already feel the chill in the air this morning. While we still have a couple more weeks until the official beginning of fall, that is enough for me to begin thinking about changing leaves, autumn activities and, of course, all things pumpkin! It will be a few more weeks before these festive beauties are ready to be harvested at our local roadside stand, so we couldn't resist bringing a couple of craft pumpkins home from the Michaels ‘pumpkin Continue reading

Homeschool Essentials | our favorite homeschooling supplies

Homeschool Essentials | our favorite homeschooling supplies

Homeschool Essentials - our favorite homeschooling supplies | This post was sponsored by Ebates as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. #CashBacktoSchool It’s back to school time and for many that means back to school supplies. Being a homeschool parent requires a lot of planning and supplies. You need to think of everything from curriculums to storage and even pencils! I try to shop online as much as possible, whether we are buying new supplies or replenishing our Continue reading