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Great Ideas — 16 DIY Summer Projects!

It's feeling more and more like summer every day, which means it's time to start working on new projects! Here are... 16 DIY Summer Projects from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * Easy DIY Yarn Tassel @ Carrie Elle Beach House Bird Feeders @ The Country Chic Cottage Yard Sale/Flea Market Emergency Kit @ Sadie Seasongoods Imprinted Clay Coasters @ Sparkle … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and $25 Target Giveaway!

It's Friday!! Welcome back to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, The 36th Avenue, 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 … [Read more...]

Our Puppy and Keeping Your House Clean with a dog!

Tips on how to keep your house clean with a dog.  Tips on how to keep your house clean with a dog. We got a puppy at Christmas! Her name is Tourpel (my kids picked the name out) and she is really so sweet. She is a King Charles Cavalier. When my kids said they wanted a puppy I knew that was the breed I wanted. King Charles Cavaliers have a very gentle disposition. They were bred originally … [Read more...]

1905 Cottage Addition: Dining Room

It's been so fun working on a project I love so much. The 1905 Cottage is a little home I fell in love with years ago and bought about four years ago. You can read all about it here. A couple of years ago I started an addition and now I'm sharing the projects from the addition. Today I would like to share the 1905 Cottage Addition: Dining Room. This is the outside of the home. The bigger … [Read more...]

Easy Lighted Spring Flower Garland!

Easy Lighted Spring Flower Garland. I love this time of year. It's wedding season. Here is an easy way to decorate for a wedding, a spring or summer birthday or summer party. Make a Simple Spring lighted garland. It's also so pretty on a shelf or mantel!!  The lights make it so magical at night. Here's how to make this Easy Lighted Spring Flower Garland: … [Read more...]

Chicken Ramen Stir Fry

Hey! I'm Kelsey from Poofy Cheeks back with another recipe! As a mom of four young kids this time of year is crazy with soccer practices and games on school nights. I am pressed for time in the kitchen so dinners need to be something quick. Chicken Ramen Stir Fry has become one of my go-to dinner ideas the past few weeks. It is quick, easy and full of flavor! My kids are big fans of carrots so … [Read more...]

20 Summertime Kids Crafts!

Are you looking for some fun ideas to do with your kids this summer? Here are 20 awesome ideas that I can't wait to make with MY kids.  20 fun activities to do with your kids this summer. Put these on your summer bucket list. There's something for every age! Summer Travel Cups @ Sugar Beans Toilet Paper Birdhouse @ Sew-Crafty Kids Tin Can Stilts @ Gingerly Made Sit & Scoot @ … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 18 Farmhouse Projects!

Anyone who's taken a peek inside the #1905Cottage knows that I love Farmhouse style decorating, from sliding doors to natural wood decor! Here are... 18 Farmhouse Projects from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * Sawhorse Console Table Entryway Display @ Design, Dining and Diapers Industrial Cart Coffee Table @ Refresh Restyle DIY Fixer Upper Magnolia Wreath @ Jolly and … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and The Coloring Table Giveaway!

It's Friday!! Welcome back to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, The 36th Avenue, 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 … [Read more...]

Gender Reveal Party Balloon DIY and Printable!

Gender Reveal Party Balloon DIY and Printable! Having a baby is such an exciting time. I love the idea of finding out the gender of the baby and throwing a party to reveal whether you are having a girl or boy. Your friends and family will love the excitement of finding out the gender of your baby AND it's a wonderful way to celebrate the expansion of your family with the people that love you the … [Read more...]

How to Clean a MOLDY Outdoor Rug

How to clean a moldy outdoor rug. A couple of weeks ago I got my courtyard at the #1905Cottage all spruced up for Spring. Over the winter leaves had gotten trapped and snow had piled up to create a moldy mess! And my rug was under all of that. I didn't get it rolled up and put away in time. So as I was cleaning up the space I wondered if the rug could be salvaged. It had stains from the leaves … [Read more...]

Star Wars Wall Art !

Happy May the 4th!! Celebrate by creating fun Star Wars Wall Art. These Star Wars wall hangings also make a wonderful gift for your favorite Star Wars fan!!   They are super easy to make. Here's how you can make your own! … [Read more...]

White Queso Recipe and Cinco de Mayo Printables!

  White Cheese Queso Recipe and Cinco de Mayo Printables! I think I could eat Mexican food every day for the rest of my life and be happy. It's so yummy. So of course I love celebrating Cinco de Mayo with  a little party and food. Ella loves Queso whenever we go out to a Mexican restaurant. So I thought it would be fun to recreate her favorite queso recipe at home. We paired the … [Read more...]

Help Kids Get Creative by Taking Classes!

Help kids get creative by taking classes. I think I'm a life-long-learner. I enjoy learning new hobbies and skills. Maybe I have creative ADD? Some of the ways I learn new things are watching videos, reading books and taking classes. For me, I learn the fastest by hands-on learning. So taking classes is my favorite. This month as part of the #MichaelsMakers program we were asked to take a … [Read more...]

Put Mom in the Photo – my Mother’s Day Mantel!

Put Mom in the Photo - my Mother's Day Mantel. Thanks for all of your sweet comments about my post last week about putting mom in the photo. Putting ourselves in front of the camera is something I really believe in and something I am trying to be better at. I know it takes a little planning and effort sometimes. I find myself with second-day hair and in my yoga pants most of the time. But it was … [Read more...]