April 2, 2019

Did you know that you can easily write with white chocolate? I was pretty excited when I discovered this. 

Here is a video of a quick and easy way to make customized cupcake decorations or fun little treats for the kids. You can make it any color you like with food colo...

August 29, 2018

I was so excited to discover these fun new Beauty Marks from Mr. Kate. They are sometimes also called freckles and come in a variety of gorgeous colors and designs...including now in white!

These are the original metallic gold freckles. You can apply them like a tempora...

August 15, 2018

We have been loving sending secret messages using this good old banana trick. It's a nice way to encourage healthy eating by making it fun. 


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August 2, 2018

Video tutorial on how to make a gorgeous and easy DIY flower crown. Can be made with delicate flowers for flower girls or more dramatic flowers for a flower festival.

February 23, 2017

I love our copper moscow mule mugs and am always looking for occasions to bring them out. My new favorite way is to use them as every-day vases for succulents and other plants. The cut succulents can last up to 2 weeks in some water. 


October 21, 2016

This is one of my family's favorite present traditions for holidays and parties that was started by our family friend Mary.  We start by having 1 random present that we ask someone to open. When they open it, it instructs them to pass to someone in particular as reques...

September 29, 2016

I had so much fun making decorations for our blue ombre theme baby shower for our baby boy. Here are some of the  blue ombre decorating ideas that you can hopefully use and also make your own.

1. Tissue paper garland

I ordered 3 shades of blue tissue paper on Amazon. The...

July 24, 2016

We just received our photo fridge magnets from Sticky 9 and I think they're absolutely adorable. Great way to display and enjoy your photos. Already can't wait to order more. especially as gifts!

They are super easy to order. Took me about 5-10 mins max. Just visit the...

March 7, 2016

I have been looking for ways to make my up-do's look more professional and interesting since I cut my hair. Here are a few cool hair clips and ties that would make it super easy to spruce up any updo for work and just general life on the more . The best part about thes...

February 8, 2016

Valentine's day is just around the corner. I think it's always nice to do a few small things to celebrate during this time of year and make an extra effort to tell the special people around us that we love them. These are some super easy ways to get in the spirit, enjo...

October 26, 2015

1.  Wood Block + Prints

I absolutely love this wood block + 12 prints from Artifact Uprising. Great gift that you can make from the couple's photos or even Instagram photos together. The prints turn out gorgeous. I have already ordered another!


2. E...

June 15, 2015

Top 10 must-have decorations that work for every holiday. All of these things and ideas are in neutral shades and are easily customizable for any occasion. It’s always great to have these in your drawer for impromptu celebrations or when you didn’t have a chance to pla...

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