Archives for June 2013

The Sunday Showcase Party | No. 201

The Sunday Showcase Party | No. 201

Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Party Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share your creations & ideas. Just a Few Things Prior to Submitting Your Links *This Party is open to any project or idea you havemade 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 inspired to join in the fun *I love to feature Continue reading

No-Sew Scented Sachets | quick & easy homemade gifts

No-Sew Scented Sachets | quick & easy homemade gifts

This weekend my niece and I made some quick and easy, no-sew scented sachets. My niece is a huge gift giver and when she comes to visit, one of biggest things on her agenda is crafting. Every handmade project she completes is specifically assigned to make someone special on her list smile. Since she has quite a large heart and the list sometimes seems never-ending - quick and easy craft projects keeps us both busy and entertained. Before starting our craft endeavors this week we spent some time checking out a few samples from the new Continue reading

Tabletop S’mores Kit | homemade marshmallow roaster

Tabletop S’mores Kit | homemade marshmallow roaster

Roasting marshmallows has never been easier with help of this do-it-yourself tabletop s'mores kit. It's perfect for those nights when there's just not enough time to build an actual fire - or if you just want to snuggle up with your love ones, indoors. This tabletop s'mores kit is incredibly easy to put together as there is only one main element needed before your ready to roast, (besides the actual s'mores, of course) - the rest just makes for a pretty presentation. It doesn't cost much to whip up one of these kits either - making it a Continue reading

Peanut Butter S’mores | All You Magazine Recipe

Peanut Butter S’mores | All You Magazine Recipe

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and All You, but all my opinions are my own. #lifeforless #pmedia http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO Magazines are a staple around here during the summer. Digital readers are wonderful and convenient but there is just something special about laying on the beach or by the pool and thumbing through the glossy pages of a magazine. I recently had the chance to team up with All You magazine and check out the July issue. Up until recently it was exclusively at Continue reading

Backyard Hammock | Refreshing the Outdoors for Summer

Backyard Hammock | Refreshing the Outdoors for Summer

backThis post brought to you by World Market . All opinions are 100% mine. There is nothing quite visually relaxing as a backyard hammock strung between two trees. To me they are a simple reminder to slow down, take it easy, and just savor the moment - which summer is suppose to be all about. While we need that visual reminder around here, sometimes - the idea of adding a hammock to our own backyard never really occurred to us until this year. Refreshing the playground area is one thing on our list - which we started this spring. It began Continue reading

The Sunday Showcase Party | No. 200

The Sunday Showcase Party | No. 200

Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Party Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share your creations & ideas. 200 Parties and counting - I greatly appreciate all the sharing, love & link ups! Just a Few Things Prior to Submitting Your Links *This Party is open to any project or idea you havemade 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 Continue reading

Coffee Tasting Cookie Bar Party

Coffee Tasting Cookie Bar Party

To officially welcome summer, I gathered a few friends last week for a coffee tasting cookie bar party. I'm a big sucker for attaching a party theme to any occasion - even if it's just a casual get together - and this one was a fun combination of cookies and coffee just for the girls. Summer means keeping things simple - and I stayed true to that philosophy by grabbing everything needed for this coffee tasting cookie bar party with one quick trip to the grocery store. First stop - Safeway's bakery for some pre-made cookies. Freshly Continue reading

How to Drill Drainage Holes in Ceramic Flowerpots and Planters

How to Drill Drainage Holes in Ceramic Flowerpots and Planters

I have come across many clay flowerpots and planters I absolutely adore only to pick them and find out they do not have any drainage holes. It's a big disappointment, considering pretty much all plants need adequate drainage to survive - however, it's not that difficult to drill drainage holes yourself with just a few simple supplies. I have used this method on several different ceramic containers over the years to create some pretty unique planters - even though they were not originally intended for plants. The key to properly drill Continue reading

The Sunday Showcase Party | No. 199

The Sunday Showcase Party | No. 199

Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share your creations & ideas. Happy Father's Day! Just a Few Things Prior to Submitting Your Links *This Party is open to any project or idea you havemade 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 inspired to join in the fun *I Continue reading

Tackling Poison Ivy Vines & Amdro Giveaway Announcement

Tackling Poison Ivy Vines & Amdro Giveaway Announcement

I'm a sponsored partner with AMDRO. All opinions are 100% mine.'Leaflets of three, beware of me.' Poison ivy is all around our property and appears in many different forms. Even though the leaves may not be present this time of year - the hairy, intertwined vines are a telltale sign poison ivy is lurking. Those wooly, hairy vines are actually ariel roots of the poison ivy, which allow it to climb. Poison ivy is most dangerous in the spring for a couple reasons - one being that these furry vines are far less recognized then the signature Continue reading