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How to Sew Outdoor Pillows

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Hi there!!! It's me, Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair here to share with you a fun sewing project for summer. Have you ever noticed that anything you leave outside just wears out over time? Even the stuff that is supposed to be outside? We live in Kentucky which is very humid and all of our cushions and pillows seem to get really grimy by the end of each outdoor season. So, I thought I'd … [Read more...]

Graduation Gift & Party Decor Printable!

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As I promised in my Easy & Simple Graduation Party Ideas post, in the easy diploma treats post, and in the "mortar board" graduation party treats post, here's another fun graduation gift and party decor idea! It's a fun part of a full graduation party tablescape or decor package ... or even as a fun and handmade graduation gift. (See the full overview post here.) Here's how I … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 17 Quick & Easy DIYs!

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While it's fun to plan my major projects for the summer, I love to get a project done! That's why I loved these great ideas - 17 quick & easy DIYs! (there are even a few the kids will enjoy!) Paper Table Decorations @ Renee Loves DIY Cardboard Box to State Art @ I Should Be Mopping the Floor Easy Indoor Succulent Rock Garden @ A Houseful of Handmade Simple Cacti Embroidery … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Versatile Vegetarian Recipes!

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Not everyone always wants to eat meat, and I've noticed a lot more vegetarian recipes lately! My oldest is a vegetarian (mostly), so I'm always on the lookout for great recipes to share with him! Vegetarian or not, you'll love these great ideas -- 20 versatile vegetarian recipes! Indian Saag Paneer @ My Natural Family Quinoa Black Bean Burgers @ Pancake Warriors Greek Chicken Mac N' … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 End of School Year Treats!

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Want to take something nice to school? Having an end-of-year party at your house? Then check out these great ideas - 20 end of school year treats! Flamingo Doughnuts @ Like the Cheese Donut Muffins @ Somewhat Simple Easy Flip Flop Cookies @ Meatloaf and Melodrama Homemade Rock Candy @ Gluesticks … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and $50 Target Giveaway!

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It's Friday!! Welcome back to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello and Today's Creative Blog to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts -- just like we always have! So be sure to check with each site to … [Read more...]

Free Printable Patriotic Banner

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Hi there! I'm Kristin back again from Yellow Bliss Road with some patriotic printables for the 4th of July! I love the 4th of July. Barbecues, friends, fireworks, what's not to love?? It's hard to believe that it will be here in just a little over a month, and we will be smack in the middle of summer already! It's that time of year when people start thinking about adding a little patriotic … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Family Activity & Free Printable!

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Memorial Day is the perfect day for families to remember loved ones and honor those deceased while serving in our armed services ... but sometimes it's hard to think of ways to remember them, and sometimes you're not close enough to bring flowers. Here's an idea, updated thanks to my friends at Canon, that might work to remember both loved ones and those who died in military … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 17 DIY Organizing Ideas!

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It's cool and rainy here, unseasonably so! But being stuck indoors makes me ready to get things organized. I loved these great ideas -- -- 17 DIY organizing ideas! Read on and get inspired! Ideas for Organizing with Trays @ Maison de Pax DIY Giant Pegboard Wall @ The Happy Housie Faux Specimen File Cabinet @ Little House of Four Old Drawer Flower Box @ The Scrap Shoppe … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Outdoor DIY Projects!

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I'm already making my list of summer projects — so I loved these great ideas ... ... 20 outdoor DIY projects, from large to small! Read on and get inspired! Colorful Front Porch Ideas @ Lolly Jane DIY Hello/Goodbye Doormat @ Dwelling in Happiness DIY Picnic Table Kit @ Design, Dining + Diapers Printable Garden Markers @ Create Craft Love … [Read more...]