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Heart & Arrows Vases – Wedding Gift How-To! [Free Templates!]

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Summer is wedding season ... so I'm always on the lookout for great wedding gift ideas. I love these hearts & arrows vases - this wedding gift how-to is simple and easy. It's even easier if you have a vinyl cutter (like a Cricut or a Silhouette)! Here's all you need to do: … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Patriotic Projects Part Four!

20 Patriotic Projects Part Four

It's the last week before the Fourth of July, which means there's still time to work on your creative patriotic decor and get ready for the holiday! Here are 20 Patriotic Projects from this week's Link Party Palooza to help you finalize your decor for Independence Day! * * * * * * Shadow Box Flag @ A Creative Princess Texas Mason Jar Painting @ Mason Jar Crafts Love Patriotic Wreath … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Patriotic Party Ideas!

20 Patriotic Party Ideas

I love coordinating all the decor, recipes, and more that all go into throwing an amazing party! The Fourth of July is a just a week away and you've all shared so many amazing ideas that can help others throw amazing patriotic parties! Because of all these amazing ideas, today I'm sharing... 20 Patriotic Party Ideas from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * * * American Flag Popsicles … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and Apple Watch 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...]

Fourth of July Free Ombre Patriotic Printables!

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Every year there is a big hometown parade right on the street in front of the #1905Cottage. My kids love it! So it's always fun to decorate and celebrate this holiday. Here are some free printables that make decorating for the Fourth easy and festive!!   … [Read more...]

Easy Red, White, and Blue Truffles

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It's Laurie from Gallamore West, and I'm so excited that my favorite holiday is quickly approaching! The 4th of July has been my favorite holiday since I was a little girl because I love the fireworks, the BBQ, the get-togethers, and of course, the desserts! I always make a bunch of desserts on the 4th of July and this year I'm making one of my favorites to share with you- Easy Red, White and Blue … [Read more...]

Easy Patriotic Decor: Happy 4th Flag [And Free Printable!]

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I’m getting the cottage ready for Independence Day, so I teamed up with Amelia Smith from Brightsides Designs and Wood Connection to create some festive flags. I'll be sharing even more flag styles and printables in weeks to come! They're super easy to make - you can make them yourself, but it's easier and inexpensive to pick up the wooden flag set from my friends at Wood Connection — the set … [Read more...]

Win an Apple Watch! ($500 in Apple Store Credit!)

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It's Summer! Yay! I've teamed up with some of my favorite blogs to bring one lucky reader the must have techy item of 2015 - the new Apple Watch! Sure you have a smart phone, and you might not justify a need to buy the new Apple Watch, so that's why it would be so cool to win one!! Read below to find out how to EASILY enter for your chance to WIN! … [Read more...]

Easy Kids’ Activity Idea — Tablecloth Coloring!

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Check out this fun family project to keep kids' hands busy — whether it's summertime at your home, family time at a cabin, or even a family get together anytime of the year. My kids have been on a coloring kick this summer, and that inspired me when I saw this fabric at IKEA! Here's what I did: … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 18 Summertime Home DIY Projects!

18 Summertime Home DIY Projects

I love summer! It means more time to work on fun projects -- and the kids are around to help you with them! To celebrate of some of your amazing decor inspired by the most fun season, here are... 18 Summertime Home DIY Projects! * * * * * * DIY Faux Coral @ AKA Design Wooden Herb Planter Boxes @ Atta Girl Says Door Mirror to Floor Mirror @ Woodland Flower DIY Summertime Serving … [Read more...]

Macadamia Nut Maple Glazed Bacon Recipe

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Hannah and I spent Spring Break in Hawaii with my extended family. It was such a fun trip! While we were there we ate at a place called Slappy Cakes. They served us the most delicious Macadamia Nut Bacon. Hannah has been asking me to try to make it ever since. So here is a recipe that we created based on that yummy bacon we had in Hawaii! … [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...]

4th of July Pinwheels

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Hi everyone! Kiki from Kiki and Company back to share a fun new printable for the Fourth of July. The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorites. I love that the simplest of projects can make an impact and really send a message. This one will do just that. These 4th of July Pinwheels can be used for so many things. I love the idea of throwing a couple of them in a jar filled with red, … [Read more...]

Introducing My “Fruit Salad” Summer Clothing Line with Cents of Style!

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Sometimes I have to pinch myself because I get to do something I love so much and work with amazing people. I am so humbled and thrilled to announce a Summer clothing, accessories and jewelry line from my collaboration with the awesome site Cents of Style: it's called Fruit Salad! I love Cents of Style, and it's a dream come true to work with them!! It's a bright and HAPPY … [Read more...]

S’mores Iced Latte

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The S'mores coffee craze is sweeping through and I am most definitely on the bandwagon. I'm Kelsey from Poofy Cheeks back sharing a recipe for a S'mores Iced Latte. I am a fancy coffee drink snob and I am the first to admit it. I enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning but only if it has extra cream and extra sugar. I would much rather have a sweet iced coffee concoction. Half of the time my cup of … [Read more...]