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Weekend Wrap-Up Party — and 72-Roll Washi Tape Collection Giveaway!

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It's Friday!!! Time for the Weekend Wrap-Up Party -- where YOU get to share your projects ... and the rest of us get to admire your hard work and creativity! And this week, one lucky reader will win an awesome Instant Washi Collection (a $129 value) -- 72 rolls of Washi Tape! ... thanks to The Plaid Barn, a fabulous daily deal site with craft supplies, home decor, jewelry, and more. I'm … [Read more...]

DIY Secret: How to Print on Post-It Notes (and Free Printable Template)

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I've been working on a new Chore Chart System for our family. And while I was working out the details on the project, I thought "wouldn't it be cool to print on Post-it Notes?" Turns out, you can, and it's pretty easy, especially with this free printable. You just stick the Post-it Notes on a sheet of paper and feed them through the printer. Of course, like everything, it can be a little … [Read more...]

Stencil a Lamp Shade With a Sharpie Marker!

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Hey, hey TT&J readers! It's me Jessica from Mom 4 Real, back with another fun home decor tutorial! It's summer, which means I am obsessed with all things sand and sea. I've spotted some really cute lamp shades with seashell and coral shapes on them lately, but shew...are they expensive or what? I spied a lamp shade with a coral design on it not too long ago and had a really hard time leaving … [Read more...]

Summer Lemonade Stand Free Printables!!

Summer Lemonade Stand Printables at Tatertots & Jello

 It's just not summer without a lemonade stand, right?? We finally made our kids a stand out of some scrap wood in the garage. They had a great time at the stand on the Fourth of July. And even if you don't have a stand, you can make a lemonade stand with a table and this free printable! Here's a shot of my kids and their stand. We took this printable and made one for Italian Sodas. I'll … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Projects to Organize Your Home!

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Summer is a great time to tackle those organizing projects! Get the kids involved. Here are 20 great ways to get your home organized!! Pantry Organization and Kitchen Makeover @ My Third True Love Industrial Locker Redo @ A Woman's Haven Garage Organization @ Cleverly Inspired … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 22 Sunny Summer Projects!

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What a great time of year! I was so inspired by all of the projects linked up this week. I'm in the middle of a couple of summer projects -- and I'm sharing 22 sunny summer projects from this week's party with you today! Back Deck/Pergola @ Love of Family and Home Starfish Garland at Remodelando la Casa Mint Painted Nightstand @ Making Home Base … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Keeping the Family Organized (And Win a Sony VAIO Tap 20 All-In-One Touch PC!)

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As every parent knows, keeping the family organized is not easy. I think things get even busier as the kids get older too! I'm sharing three tips that have worked for our family today. As I mentioned last week, Sony was kind enough to send a Sony VAIO Tap 20 portable all-in-one PC for me to review, and I've started using it as a central organization point our family schedule and to-do list. One … [Read more...]

DIY Summertime Instagram Display Wall!

Summertime Instagram Display at Tatertots and Jello

Are you on Instagram? I have to say that it's my newest passion. I just love capturing everyday moments with my kids and also sharing behind-the-scene updates on projects. I have been wanting to make a photo board to  show off these pictures for quite awhile. My friends at Michaels contacted me a few weeks ago and shared some SUPER exciting news. They are now carrying fabric!! Isn't … [Read more...]

Switching Things Up For Summer With a Turquoise Slipcover!

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Do you ever get in one of those cleaning moods? I was in one yesterday and while I was at it I took down my Fourth of July stuff and got out Summer! I love having a couple of different slipcovers for our couch. I have a grey one for Winter and a Turquoise one for summer. Here's what the couch looked like before the slipcovers: This summer has kind of gotten away from me and I hadn't had a … [Read more...]

Make a Quick Outdoor Wood Marquee Letter (DIY Tutorial)!

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This month for our Lowes project we were challenged to create Outdoor Art for our home. I love these challenges because they really make me get creative. And I've been working hard to get my yard fixed up this year, so this was a challenge I was ready to tackle! One of my favorite projects I've made so far this year was the beadboard marquee heart . I love that project, but I wanted to try … [Read more...]