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

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...]

Great Ideas — 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

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...]

4th of July Pinwheels

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...]

S’mores Iced Latte

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...]

TV Entertainment Center to Locker Station (and giveaway)

I'm so happy that the #1905Cottage addition is almost done!! I am just in love with this little home. There isn't room for a mudroom and I knew I needed a place for my kids to take off their winter boots and keep their backpacks. And as I was perusing the Better Homes and Gardens items at Walmart I was looking for a way to create this functional space in my garage. I saw this BHG … [Read more...]

Free Patriotic 4th of July Nautical Prints

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!

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

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)

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...]