Framed Jeep Grilles | mini replica custom wall art

Framed Jeep Grilles | mini replica custom wall art

Framed Jeep Grilles - mini replica custom wall art | Sixteen years ago we made a phone call and purchased our first Jeep.  A well loved CJ-7 we found sitting on the side of the road. Little did we know that one purchase would be the beginning of a whole new lifestyle. They say when you own a Jeep, every other Jeep owner in the world is your friend. That special camaraderie and 'go anywhere, do anything' community has given us years of outdoor adventures, wonderful memories and an incredible group of friends, we now think of as family. I share Continue reading

Summer Fun List | framed summer activities checklist #michaelsmakers

Summer Fun List | framed summer activities checklist #michaelsmakers

Summer Fun List - framed summer activities checklist #michaelsmakers | We have been counting down the days to summer and are pretty excited to celebrate the official first day next weekend. Each summer we have lots of fun things we would like to try and fit in our schedule  - some simple treasures, a couple favorite traditions, a few actual trips and a whole lot of everyday fun. I fancied up our Summer Fun List a bit - instead of just penciling in the activities on our calendar. The project was inspired by my first monthly challenge with the Continue reading

Textured Wall Art | sensory tactile wall panel

Textured Wall Art | sensory tactile wall panel

Textured Wall Art - sensory tactile wall panel | We have been spending quite a bit of time in CJ's indoor playroom these past couple of months as the frigid weather has kept us indoors a little bit more than usual for this time of year. While the room is pretty much complete there are a few items on the list that I would still like to incorporate. I've been pretty selective about the wall art for this particular space - mainly for safety reasons. A lot of craziness goes on in this room at times. There have been some sensory wall panels Continue reading

Framed Toy Story Dolls Shadowbox | woody, buzz, & jessie collection wall art

Framed Toy Story Dolls Shadowbox | woody, buzz, & jessie collection wall art

Framed Toy Story Dolls | Last week I mentioned our trip to the Michaels Custom Framing counter to drop off  a few of my little guys friends. CJ is a huge Toy Story fan and I thought framing some of his favorite characters would be a special way to preserve a small piece of his childhood. This little guy was so excited to see the revealing he could hardly contain himself.  During our initial Michaels Custom Framing trip  he was quite skeptical leaving his new toys in the hands of the framers. The gang was preserved in a 35 X 24 framed Continue reading

Kid Friendly Wall Art for an Indoor Sensory Playroom

Since it is already the middle of february, I am thinking it's about time we actually start working on that project list I posted a month ago. I decided to start off easy and tackle the one project that needed the least amount of work. I know, right? I hardly ever make yearly project plans - for obvious reasons - so the thought of being able to cross something completely off the list this early in the game is a step in the right direction. Shortly after we moved in we converted one of the extra bedrooms in the house into an indoor sensory Continue reading

Make Your Own Quick Change Wooden Shim Picture Frame

Make Your Own Quick Change Wooden Shim Picture Frame

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by DecoArt to see if I would be willing to contribute a project to their new catalog. I'm of course a fan {previous DecoArt projects} so I got to work and put together this Quick Change Wooden Shim Picture Frame.  I have worked with wooden shims in the past and love their versatility not to mention how inexpensive they are - you can pick up a whole pack for less than $3. The concept for this frame is actually a little twist on the previous Wooden Shim Picture Frame I made last year - just with some Continue reading

Metallic Peacock Feather Plates: Spray Painted Glass Silhouette Decorative Plates

Metallic Peacock Feather Plates: Spray Painted Glass Silhouette Decorative Plates

Happy Monday. Hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving. Gathering with the family, a delicious dinner and some shopping with the girls has left me anxiously awaiting the upcoming holiday season. Some decorations have been pulled out of storage, however I am actually looking forward to putting a few things together myself. While I'm fond of the traditional red and green this year I am seeking neutrals and metallics this year to carry through to New Years and beyond. I started with these peacock feather plates for my kitchen. They Continue reading

Hanging Chalkboard US Map – Playroom Wall Art Inspired by Restoration Hardware

Hanging Chalkboard US Map – Playroom Wall Art Inspired by Restoration Hardware

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I have one last piece of wall art to show today as part of my little guys playful learning room makeover. As I have shared before, my goal for the wall art in this particular room was finding pieces that were not distracting and as neutral as possible - but still filled the room with a little personality and style.  I really wanted to add a map of some sort to the room and last year saved a fun unique military map from Restoration Hardware in my inspiration file. I really liked how Continue reading

How to Make a Circle Monogram Vinyl Decal using the Silhouette {and special Cameo promotion}

How to Make a Circle Monogram Vinyl Decal using the Silhouette {and special Cameo promotion}

Since today kicks off a new Silhouette promotion, I thought I would take a break from the playroom projects and share some details on how to make a simple circle monogram decal. The Tuesday {ten} post will be coming up this evening. I love the classic look of any type of monogram - and honestly I don't think they will ever go out of style in my book. The vinyl monogram I'm sharing today can be made right in the Silhouette Studio software without the need of any additional graphic downloads. Since both the Cameo and the SD use the Continue reading

Inexpensive Inspirational Playroom Wall Art – Revisited {How to Cut Long Pieces of Vinyl with the Silhouette}

Inexpensive Inspirational Playroom Wall Art – Revisited {How to Cut Long Pieces of Vinyl with the Silhouette}

When redecorating my little guys playful learning room, the one piece of wall art I had to keep and find a new space for was the hand-stamped inspirational canvas I made a couple years ago. I am a huge fan of inexpensive wall art and created the original simply using a large blank canvas, some extra paint and a set of foam letters. Unfortunitly the horizontal orientation was not working in its new home so a little revision and update was needed. I was able to reuse the same canvas, though this time around I decided to break out my Continue reading