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Summer Watercolor Notecards

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Hi, TT& J readers! I'm Nat, the other half of My Sister's Suitcase and I'm excited to be here today! I am loving the watercolor trend right now, are you? These little summer watercolor notecards are bright and summery - ready to make someone's day! In a world of texting and emails, it's so nice to get a handwritten note from a friend or loved one. Whether you're thanking someone or just … [Read more...]

Free Patriotic 4th of July Nautical Prints

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It's time to dig out the patriotic decor -- yay! Aimée's favorite holiday is the Fourth of July, and she gets pretty excited about making things festive. Last year we shared this fun USA banner, and this year Aimée designed coordinating, patriotic 4th of July nautical prints that we are giving to you today. Can you believe that photo below was taken in Arizona? We were lucky enough to go on … [Read more...]

Garage Makeover Tips – and How You Can Win a Troy-Bilt FLEX System!

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The #1905Cottage expansion is nearing its end. I'll be sharing more over the summer, but thanks to my friends at Troy-Bilt, I have gotten a head start on the garage! So check out these garage makeover tips - and learn how you can win a Troy-Bilt FLEX system! The garage is still in progress, but my DIY work couldn't wait! I was so excited when Troy-Bilt invited me to participate in the … [Read more...]

Strawberry Shortcake Sliders

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There really is only a few other desserts that are the quintessential summertime treat…fresh strawberries are very high on that list. I thought it would be fun to create a very simple strawberry shortcake dessert that was literally one bite. These little strawberry shortcake sliders would be a great thing to serve up at your next baby shower or summer picnic party. You can cut everything up and … [Read more...]

Lemon Money Tree Wedding Gift (Free Printable)

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This lemon money tree gift is perfect to give anyone beginning a new life on their own.  Maybe it's a wedding, a graduate (new college student), or someone buying their first home or moving into their first apartment! Not only do they get the money "growing" on the tree, but a plant to decorate their new place.   Here's all you need to do — and the free printable: … [Read more...]

Camp Craft Idea: DIY Wood Necklace

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Hi TT&J readers! I'm Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers and I'm here today to share a fun Camp Craft Idea. I don't know about you, but I loved going to camp as a kid and I loved all the crafts! It was of course my favorite part! I'm going to show you how to make this easy DIY Wood Necklace and personalize it. … [Read more...]

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...]

Raspberry Jello Poke Cake

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It's Laurie from Gallamore West and I'm excited to be back here sharing one of our family's favorite traditional birthday desserts. May is a crazy busy month with three of six immediate family members celebrating their birthday this month.  And every single year my husband requests this Raspberry Jello Poke Cake for his May birthday. I love it because it's so delicious and fruity, it looks … [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...]

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...]