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Make a Plaid Pumpkin Ruffle Wreath!!

plaid pumpkin and ruffle wreath

It's September and I'm SO excited to decorate my home for Autumn!  I have a "thing" for wreaths. I think I have made 4 in the past week. I just love them!! Here's one that I made for my porch for Fall. Michaels Craft Stores send me three of their "carvable" pumpkins and their new hot tool and asked me to create something. Have you ever tried one of the hot tools? It's awesome for … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Ways to Get Organized for Fall (Part Four)

20 Ways to Get Organized for Fall

We're cleaning out our drawers and closets around here. It feels so good to get thing organized!! I loved these ideas that were linked up this week. 20 Ways to Organize YOUR home!!  And don't forget to enter the FAB giveaway this week -- $100 to Crane and Canopy -- beautiful bedding!! DIY Storage Lockers @ One Creative Mommy Pretty & Organized Couponing @ Simply Organized Back to … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 21 DIY Home Decor Projects!

21 Home Decor Projects

I am on a "home makeover" kick. With the kids in school, I am working on getting my home updated. So I LOVED seeing these creative home decor projects that were linked up this week. Check them out for amazing, affordable and creative ways to update YOUR home's decor!! DIY "Metal" Letters @ Always in Wonder Rustic Wall Shelving Tutorial @ Making Home Base Rope Letters @ Love Grows Wild … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza and $100 Crane & Canopy Giveaway!

CRANE-AND-CANOPY-august-2013-giveaway

It's Friday!! Remember, starting this month, I'm super-sizing the Weekend Wrap-Up Party! Now it's the ... We're combining 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 feature posts -- just like … [Read more...]

Make Chair Slipcovers out of Curtain Panels!

slipper chair tutorial at tatertots and jello

I was shopping at one of my favorite haunts - DownEast last week and I spied some super discounted striped curtain panels. I bought them thinking they might work for a project. When I got home I discovered that they wouldn't work for the project I had in mind, but they looked so great in my living room. Hmmmm. My mind was spinning. You see, I had such a fun time making over my Master … [Read more...]

#1905Cottage – New Address Plaque!!

new house numbers

   I added a new Address Plaque to the 1905 Cottage.    I just love the way it looks by the front door!!  Here's how I created the Address Plaque: … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Accents — and a FREE printable!

I Love us free printanble image at tatertots and jello

I just love our new Master Bedroom -- it's my favorite place! I've been adding a few more accents here and there to the room, and I've been looking for some unique decor elements to add. One of my favorite tricks with Shutterfly is to use not only their quality photo reproduction, but also to use their designs with graphic elements, too! (Like I did for the holiday pillow I designed for the … [Read more...]

Throw a Back to School Party and a Party Package Giveaway!!

back to school giveaway

Every year when school begins we love to throw a Back to School Party. The past couple of years it's been a Crepe Party. This year I thought it would be fun to have one where my kids could invite their friends. My contributors, Dimple Prints make the most amazing party packages and I was so exicited to use their printables for this party!! I used Dimple Prints -- Back to School Party … [Read more...]

Make Raspberry Honey and Free Winnie-The-Pooh-Inspired Neighbor Gift Printables!

berry honey recipe and free printable at tatertots and jello

My husband's favorite Disney character and movie when he was a small boy was The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh. And we've watched it with each and all of our kids. (And we've read them the books, too!) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is out today (August 27)  in a new Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack. (#DisneyWinnie) There are SO many memorable lines in this classic movie. One of my … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Details: Make a Cozy Office Nook!

master bedroom office nook at tatertots and jello

One of my favorite parts of our new Bedroom Makeover is the office nook we carved out in the room. It's my favorite spot to sit in the mornings and check email. This is our peaceful retreat. I got a lot of questions on the Bedroom Reveal post about the rug and the desk in that area. Both are from one of my favorite furniture sources - DownEast Home. DownEast has amazing clothes, … [Read more...]