Archives for March 2012

65 Easter Dessert Recipes {Spring Treats & Holiday Breads} – Saturday Inspiration and Ideas

65 Easter Dessert Recipes {Spring Treats & Holiday Breads} – Saturday Inspiration and Ideas

With Easter right around the corner, I found it only fitting to share some tasty treats this week as a sweet tribute to the beautiful holiday upon us. Whether your looking for a spring dessert that is traditional, something simple, or just playful and fun - this round up of 65 Easter Dessert Recipes packs inspiration and ideas to satisfy all types of taste buds.p.s. if you are planning to dye and decorate eggs this week be sure to check out last years post ~ 50 Easter Egg Ideas and Inspiration Coconut Nest Baby Blue Bird Cupcakes via Continue reading

No Sew Faux Fabric Storage Bin Liners {Ikea Expedit Basket Option}

No Sew Faux Fabric Storage Bin Liners {Ikea Expedit Basket Option}

I am a huge fan of hidden storage - especially since my little guy's toys have become such a big part of our household. I can't seem to have enough bins, baskets or storage boxes dedicated to each room; not only corral all the stuff but conceal it as well. So naturally I am also a fan of the ever so popular IKEA EXPEDIT. Since we already had one eight cubby EXPEDIT in the room we picked up another additional unit, in an attempt to squeeze as much storage as possible into my little guys playroom.I really like the finished look fabric liners Continue reading

Creative Reader Projects {Sunday Showcase Features}

Creative Reader Projects {Sunday Showcase Features}

I have another round of lovely projects to showcase from the weekly Sunday Showcase Party. The creativity, imagination and inspiration is endless... Thanks for taking the time to link up and share your projects! Dining Room Updates Submitted by Gail at Gail's Decorative Touch Modern Kitchen Remodel Submitted by Mandy at House of Rose Tropical Cottage Kitchen Renovation Submitted by Betsy at Betsy Speert Open Kitchen Cabinet Display Submitted by Rita at May Days Painted Railing Foyer Makeover Submitted by Melody Continue reading

Creative Door Mats You Can Make Yourself – Tuesday {ten} DIY Welcome Mats

Creative Door Mats You Can Make Yourself – Tuesday {ten} DIY Welcome Mats

While we are still plugging away at re-painting our front door woodwork I am keeping motivated by collecting ideas for the creative curb appeal that is to come. Last week I shared some creative ideas for displaying your home address; so I thought I would continue this week's Tuesday {ten} with a few options to create your own welcoming door mat. Door Mats are one accessory that can virtually be added to any front door even if you are lacking space in your entry way. These inexpensive diy projects are some easy options to welcome your Continue reading

Make a Framed Chalkboard Wall {& Wooden Alphabet Wall Art}

Make a Framed Chalkboard Wall {& Wooden Alphabet Wall Art}

I hope everyone enjoyed the first weekend of spring. Though the weather was not the best around here, we were able check some more things off our indoor list before the sunshine and warmth rolls in. {which is perfectly ok because when it is nice out I really want to be outside this time of year!}With the magnetic framed art gallery complete, we decided to make the second wall in our little guys room a chalkboard wall. As much as I would of liked to chalk up the entire wall - I opted to leave room for some much needed storage in the space Continue reading

The Sunday Showcase Party {No. 94}

Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Party Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share your creations & ideas. {Better Homes & Gardens} Just a Few Things Prior to Submitting Your Links *This Party is open to any project or idea you have made or created and would like to showcase this week. Please do not link up work that is not your own. *Please do not link to Etsy shops, selling sites or to a giveaway *Please add the party button to your post {code below} or a visible link back to the party so others can be Continue reading

Welcome Spring {weekend inspiration & ideas}

Welcome Spring {weekend inspiration & ideas}

I hope everyone has enjoyed the first official weekend of spring. There is not a particular topic for this week's inspiration and ideas - just a collection of some lovely seasonal eye candy... {unknown} {source: House Beautiful} {source: Pottery Barn} {source: Southern Living} {source: Better Homes and Gardens} {source: Pottery Barn} {source: Martha Stewart} {source: Pottery Barn} {source: Martha Stewart} {source: Pottery Barn} {source: Williams Sonoma} {source: Restoration Continue reading

Mini French Breakfast Muffins {recipe}

Mini French Breakfast Muffins {recipe}

Happy Friday My Friends! I have a recipe to share that is a super easy and quick dessert when you are looking for something a little sweet. I was first introduced to the Mini French Breakfast Muffins Recipe while browsing through a Family Fun Magazine. After making them a few times I found another similar recipe from Better Homes and Gardens and over time have combined bits and pieces of both. This recipe generously fills two mini muffin pans and has just enough batter left over to make one cupcake. {I usually fill one silicone cupcake liner Continue reading

Creative Reader Projects featured from the Sunday Showcase Party

Creative Reader Projects featured from the Sunday Showcase Party

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and link up your creations to the Sunday Showcase Party each week! I have a lot of readers to showcase and plenty of creative goodies to share ~ all packed in one fabulously inspiring post ~ Handpainted Poem Wall Art Submitted by Lisa at Her Beautiful Mess Chicken Wire Family Photo Display Submitted by Darcy at Just a Night Owl Paint Chip Wall Art Submitted by Joanne at Double Wide in the Sky Paper Pinwheel Art Submitted by Heather at The Lovely Cupboard Drop Cloth Continue reading

Make Your Own Wooden Ball Curtain Rod Set with Brackets – DIY Drapery Hardware

Make Your Own Wooden Ball Curtain Rod Set with Brackets – DIY Drapery Hardware

I have another diy curtain rod to share today and I am more than pleased with how this set actually turned out. I really wanted a wooden bracket type system for my little guys room and after much searching decided the most cost efficient way to have them exactly how I envisioned them was a little trip to the hardware store. Materials Needed: 6" X 8" Wood Corbels Round Wooden Dowel - cut to length - size 1-1/4 inch Wooden Finial Balls - size 1-3/8 inch Stain or PaintTools Needed: Hole Saw - Size 1-1/2 inch Drill Press {recommended} or Continue reading