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Great Ideas — 16 Room Makeovers!

I love the whole process of redesigning a room -- I love coming up with ideas and seeing them through to slowly transform the whole house! Here are... 16 Room Makeovers from this week's Link Party Palooza!  * * * * * * * * She Shed Blogger Office @ Fun Home Things Shaker Kitchen Remodel @ The Happy Housie Gatehouse to Farmhouse @ Thistlewood Farms Winter House Tour @ … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Before and After DIYs!

One of the most rewarding feelings as a crafter is taking something unexciting and giving it a makeover into something you end up loving! Here are... 20 Before and After DIYs from this week's Link Party Palooza!  * * * * * * * * Apple Crate Bookcase @ Design, Dining and Diapers Weathered Coffee Table Reveal @ Re-Fabbed Pallet Wood and Sticks Valentine's Heart @ Scavenger … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and $25 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

It's Friday!! Welcome back to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, and Tatertots & Jello  to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all four 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 see which of the … [Read more...]

20 Easy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Just About Anyone

I love Valentine's Day! It's one of my favorite holidays for decorating, but I love giving sweet little gifts too! Especially when they are EASY Valentine's day gifts! Whether you need a gift for a friend, your kids, or your special someone, this list has something for everyone! And there are gifts you can DIY or gifts you can BUY! Make this Valentine's Day Tumble Game. Find it @ Tried and … [Read more...]

Up Up and Away Hot Air Balloon Valentine Box!

Do your kids love to design Valentine Boxes for parties at school? Every year Ella's class has a contest and we love seeing all of the creative and fun ideas that people come up with!! My friend Amy Dott thought of a super cute idea and I just had to share it with you! For Halloween her daughter was a Hot Air Balloon and so she wanted to make a Valentine Box with the same theme! Up Up and Away Hot … [Read more...]

Giant Chocolate Donut Cake Recipe!

  Are you looking for the perfect dessert to celebrate Valentine's Day? I love making a heart-shaped pizza for the kids. And wouldn't a giant donut cake be perfect for dessert?? The kids (and adults) will love it!!   And one of the best things about this recipe?? It's made with cake mix. SO easy!! Thanks to my awesome neighbor Amy Dott, this teenager-tested-and-approved recipe will … [Read more...]

14 Black and White Valentines Day Decorating Ideas!

This year I love black and white for Valentines Day! I love the simplicity of black and white. It's striking, neutral and timeless. With my Lantern Centerpiece: And easy 10-Minute Heart Pillows Here are 12 more ideas that I love using black and white for Valentine's Day!    Washi Tape Geometric Heart @ Homey Oh My What an easy way to create a dramatic … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Accessorize a Gallery Wall!

Happy Monday! It was a kind of gloomy, snowy weekend at the 1905 cottage but I had a fun time working on the gallery wall in my family room. I love switching things up. And Michaels has a new section called new Alphabet Soup by Make Market™ line which is filled with all kinds and sizes of letters and numbers. Plus marquee lights and ribbon and fabric too! Ella and I found some fun things to … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Printable Valentines Part Two!

There's been no shortage of great ideas and Valentine's Day printables over the past few weeks. I couldn't fit all of my favorites in the post last week, so here are... 20 Printable Valentines from this week's Link Party Palooza!  * * * * * Star Wars Valentines @ Skip to my Lou   Office Valentines @ Live Laugh Rowe Lip Balm Valentine's Day Card @ The Country Chic … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 17 Winter DIY Projects!

One of the best ways to break out of the doldrums of the season is to create new things to spice up your house or work on a project you've been putting off! Here are... 17 Winter DIY Projects from this week's Link Party Palooza!  * * * * * Industrial Entryway with Storage @ Cherished Bliss Chunky Arm Knit Throw @ Love of Home Thrifty Jewelry Organizer @ Sadie Seasongoods Coffee … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

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...]

10-Minute Valentine Pillow Covers

02 I love to decorate for holidays. And it's even better when it's easy! Here is a way to make 10-Minute Valentine Pillow Covers. I love to make pillow covers because it's easy to store them between holidays. You can take a pillow insert and use it over and over again all year with different pillow covers. Just store the pillow covers flat and they hardly take up any room! My … [Read more...]

10 Minute Valentine Centerpiece Idea

I love black and white for Valentine's Day. And the lanterns from Ikea are so cute, affordable and accessible. So here is an easy way to decorate a shelf or mantel. It also makes a fun gift! 10 Minute Valentine Centerpiece Idea! Here's how to make this 10-Minute Valentine Lantern Centerpiece: … [Read more...]

Burlap and Coffee Filter Valentine!

I love making project for Valentine's Day. Here's one that has a vintage vibe - using old newspapers, burlap and coffee filters. I made it a few years ago but I love it just as much today! Burlap and coffee filter valentine!     … [Read more...]

“Touchdown” Party Pennants & Toppers [Free Printables]!

"Touchdown" Party Pennants & Toppers [free printables]! I am on a Superbowl high this year. Two superbowl posts in one week - so funny!! I really wanted to make some cupcakes and the shape of a football. And then I thought wouldn't it be cute to have a tiny superbowl banner to go on top of the cupcakes?? So here are some free Touchdown printables - a full-size banner in two colors, cupcake … [Read more...]