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

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

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

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

Make a Tulip Wreath | spring floral ideas #michaelsmakers

Make a Tulip Wreath | spring floral ideas #michaelsmakers

Make a Tulip Wreath | spring floral ideas #michaelsmakers One of my favorite ways to welcome each season is with a new wreath on the front door. A wreath is such a simple addition that instantly brings a fresh perspective to the front of any home, without much effort. It's one of the first things your guests see and an easy way to speak volumes and express your style, without even saying a word. As we begin to refresh our homes for the upcoming season, Michaels challenged the Michaels Makers team to incorporate some beautiful spring Continue reading

Popcorn and Champagne Bar | award show viewing party

Popcorn and Champagne Bar | award show viewing party

Popcorn and Champagne Bar |  award show viewing party #michaelsmakers  Awards season is well underway with two of the most-watched award shows right around the corner. If the Grammys and Oscars are on your viewing list, it's the perfect opportunity to gather a few friends to ooh and ahh over the night's most memorable moments and red carpet fashions.    Popcorn and Champagne Bar ~ Awards Viewing Party I've teamed up with Michaels this year for our viewing party set up - and kept it simple & casual - and, of course, added a little Continue reading

Gingerbread House Decorating Party | kids graham cracker holiday houses

Gingerbread House Decorating Party | kids graham cracker holiday houses

Gingerbread House Decorating Party - kids graham cracker holiday houses #snackpackmixins | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #SnackPackMixIns For many families, the age-old tradition of decorating a gingerbread house is a staple of the holiday season. Captivating miniature works of art - mounds of icing and sugared candies - creativity only limited to the imagination. Over the years we have turned this traditional family affair into a fun-filled celebration, Continue reading

Winter Hot Chocolate Bar | holiday entertaining

Winter Hot Chocolate Bar | holiday entertaining

Winter Hot Chocolate Bar - Holiday Entertaining | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #BigLots #BIGSeason Although winter is still a couple weeks away, that gentle chill in the air has already begun to turn a bit bitter.  The fall and winter months are a natural match for everything warm, comforting, and cozy.  Whether we are enjoying the festive outdoor activities of the season, or welcoming guests coming in from the cold, a Hot Chocolate Bar has become an Continue reading

Christmas Table Setting Ideas | refreshed holiday decor #michaelsmakers

Christmas Table Setting Ideas | refreshed holiday decor #michaelsmakers

Christmas Table Setting Ideas | refreshed holiday decor #michaelsmakers It's really hard resisting the urge to purchase new holiday decor this time of year. Even though I have several containers packed full of decorations, I still catch myself browsing the seasonal aisles in hopes of finding something different and exciting. As much as I love refreshing my home with brand new items, it can be tough justifying those purchases with so many items in storage. This month Michaels challenged the Michaels Makers blogging team to come up with some Continue reading