Archives for June 2015

DIY Cake Plate Dessert Stand | make your own wooden dessert stands

DIY Cake Plate Dessert Stand | make your own wooden dessert stands

DIY Cake Plate Dessert Stand | make your own wooden dessert stands - When it comes to entertaining, one can never have too many cake stands. From appetizers and hors d'oeuvres to cakes and baked goods - these versatile serving pieces can add a touch of style and elegance to any party display. One of my favorite parts of planning a party menu is setting up a themed dessert table. While it's easy to get carried away with elaborate designs, even the simplest ideas can be transformed into fun displays with the addition of a few cake stands. Using Continue reading

Tie Dye Folding Techniques | 16 vibrant tie dye patterns #tiedyeyoursummer

Tie Dye Folding Techniques | 16 vibrant tie dye patterns #tiedyeyoursummer

Tie Dye Folding Techniques | 16 vibrant tie dye patterns #tiedyeyoursummer #michaelsmakers |Although tie dye has been around for ages, it is one crafting trend that will never get old. Creating the colorful deigns and unique patterns is much easier than you think and a perfect activity that can be enjoyed by all. While there really are no rules when it comes to tie dying, I have found a few tips and tricks along the way, that produce some fantastic results. Last week I shared our Tie Dye Party set up and I'm back today with some simple Tie Continue reading

Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living

Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living

Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living - Summer is the season for entertaining outdoors. This time of year we love spending time outdoors and bringing friends and family together has become a true passion. For the past five years we have been working on extending our outdoor living area and bringing the indoors outside to our backyard.  Although it has been a lot of work, the diy party deck project has not only enhanced our home, but created a ready-to-go stage for all of our outdoor activities and entertaining. Today I have Continue reading

Flower Pot Wind Chimes | how to make a terra cotta pot wind chime

Flower Pot Wind Chimes | how to make a terra cotta pot wind chime

Flower Pot Wind Chimes | how to make a terra cotta pot wind chime #michaelsmakers #craftinstyle - The end of June is near and we have already started checking some activities off of our Summer Fun List for the year. We always try to incorporate some simple craft projects into the mix as creating alongside my little guy is one of my favorite things to do, ever. As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, we were pretty excited anticipating the return of this year's Passport to Imagination Classes . Michaels offers these in-store crafting sessions Continue reading

Tie Dye Party | tie dyed kitchen towel crafting party #tiedyeyoursummer

Tie Dye Party | tie dyed kitchen towel crafting party #tiedyeyoursummer

Tie Dye Party | tie dyed kitchen towel crafting party #tiedyeyoursummer #michaelsmakers - Add a splash of color to your summer and kick off the season with a Tie Dye Crafting Party! Although tie dye has been around for ages, it is one trend that will never get old. Creating the colorful designs and unique patterns is much easier than you think and the perfect outdoor craft for a sunny afternoon. This month I'm gathering the girls and moving our crafting day to the backyard for a fun Tie Dye Party! We will be setting the t-shirts aside this Continue reading

Autism Day at the Races | Dover International Speedway #Fedex400

Autism Day at the Races | Dover International Speedway #Fedex400

Autism Day at the Races | Dover International Speedway #Fedex400 - As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, we had the amazing opportunity to travel to Dover International Speedway for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks. This year our little guy has developed a new obsession with NASCAR. Ever since watching his first race with his Ciocia and Uncle Mike he has been hooked. He has the drivers' names and numbers down pat, along with their top sponsors, and can even tell you who has placed in the past couple of races we have watched. It's Continue reading

Drip Paint Flower Pots | terra cotta toad house kids craft

Drip Paint Flower Pots | terra cotta toad house kids craft

Drip Paint Flower Pots | terra cotta toad house kids craft - Who knew freely dripping paint right out of the bottle could be so mesmerizing? My little guy was so captivated by this simple project and I have to admit, I totally loved every minute of it as well. These Drip Paint Flower Pots originally started out as an attempt to fancy up some easy terra cotta toad houses for the garden. Once we were done I adored the colorful pots so much, I just had to keep some for our plants. We were inspired to create the houses for our garden toads Continue reading

Beach Terrarium | diy succulent garden accessories with friendly plastic

Beach Terrarium | diy succulent garden accessories with friendly plastic

Beach Terrarium - diy succulent garden accessories with Friendly Plastic | We are counting down the days until summer officially arrives and welcoming the warmer weather today with some coastal vibes. Living near the coast nothing screams summer more than sandy toes and salty kisses. While the ocean may be just a drive away, we are bringing the feel of the season right into our own home with a simple beach terrarium. I simply adore mini dish terrariums for many reasons. Aside from their natural beauty, they are extremely easy to put Continue reading