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

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

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

Christmas Tree Decorating Tips | 2014 #michaelsmakers #tagatree

Christmas Tree Decorating Tips | 2014 #michaelsmakers #tagatree

Christmas Tree Decorating Tips - 2014 #michaelsmakers #tagatree | As a member of the Michaels Makers Blogging Team, November marks the month of the Dream Tree Challenge. A couple of weeks ago I shared our 2014 Michaels Dream Tree, as well as some Easy Christmas Ornaments Crafts I created for the tree.  Today, along with the other 29 bloggers, I'm back to share some simple christmas tree decorating tips for the #tagatree campaign. 1 - Dress up the base of your tree I started putting our Christmas Tree Base in a Basket a couple of years Continue reading

Homemade Fire Starters | backyard fire pit safety reminders

Homemade Fire Starters | backyard fire pit safety reminders

Homemade Fire Starters - backyard fire pit safety reminders | During the fall we get to experience our outdoor living area with a whole new set of eyes. It's that time of year when the yard work slows down and the majority of any outdoor projects plans have finally come to a close. The time of year we like to take advantage of the early sunsets and cool crisp evening air. Honestly, the time of year we are usually ready to finally sit down and enjoy and our wonderful surroundings. While we have begun to prepare the rest of the outdoors for the Continue reading

Meal Planning on the Go | with tmobile free data #tablettrio

Meal Planning on the Go | with tmobile free data #tablettrio

Meal Planning on the Go - with tmobile free data #TabletTrio | This shop is sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. As fall approaches and we get back into the swing of a set schedule one thing I would like to personally work on is our meal planning. I have always found pleasure in planning and preparing dinners however these past couple of years it has been quite a struggle to focus on food - especially after our son's feeding tube surgery. Going into a grocery store, let alone Continue reading

Colonial of Zeeland Grandfather Clock | a family heirloom

Colonial of Zeeland Grandfather Clock | a family heirloom

Colonial of Zeeland Grandfather Clock | I have always believed the story behind a family heirloom is much more valuable than the actual item itself.  Family treasures passed down, generation to generation, are important to many of us for several different reasons - however collectively they each preserve a story, a memory or a tradition of our past. As I recently watched this True Value commercial (above) I couldn't help but take a moment and think about preserving a part of our own family - as well as the sense of pride and honor that comes Continue reading

Tips for Taking Care of Holiday Poinsettia Plants: Tuesday Ten

Tips for Taking Care of Holiday Poinsettia Plants: Tuesday Ten

The Christmas season has officially began once the most popular holiday decoration makes its debut - 'the most beautiful euphorbia' - the poinsettia . I couldn't resist picking up a few this past weekend and I am sure a couple more will make their may home with me this season. Whether you enjoy the beauty of the poinsettia in your own holiday decor or pass this traditional gift on to others - the charm of these potted plants can last well throughout the season and beyond with a little diligence. This week's Tuesday Ten details some Continue reading

10 Tips for Purchasing & Caring for Fall Mums – My Tuesday {ten} No. 14

10 Tips for Purchasing & Caring for Fall Mums – My Tuesday {ten} No. 14

It's Tuesday and time for the Tuesday {Ten}. The Tuesday {Ten} is all about sharing what's going on, things you love, recent purchases, cute photos...pretty much all the sweet tidbits that make up daily life that you'd like to share, bundled in to one post. It can be short and sweet or filled with pictures and details...anything goes - just casual and fun! This time of year my garden starts to look pretty sad. One of the things that keep me smiling is the budding mums I have scattered around my yard. I used to purchase them as decorative Continue reading