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Shutterfly Wood Wall Art and Master Bedroom Gallery Wall Sneak Peek!!

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I've been hard at work on my master bedroom makeover, and as part of that project I'm adding a gallery wall (on both sides of a door). Last month my sister Wenderful and her family came out for a visit and I talked her into a family photo shoot! I have wanted a gallery wall in my master bedroom for so long and was so excited to get started on it. Thanks Wendy for such awesome … [Read more...]

DIY Hanging Frames Tutorial!

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  Hey there! It's Jess and Monica from East Coast Creative and we have another super simple way to dress up your walls on the cheap! I'm in the middle of re-doing our kid's bathroom and for five years there hasn't been one single piece of wall decor in that room. Now, I'm one step closer to well-dressed walls with these hanging frames! Isn't that cute? I went to a World … [Read more...]

Recipe: Make Easy Butterfinger Cupcakes!

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  We made some cupcakes the other day that I posted on Instagram. I had a bunch of people ask for the recipe. So here it is. It's super easy since it uses a simple yellow cake mix. And it's perfect to make for Easter too!    Here's the recipe! … [Read more...]

Are You At Risk? Canon EOS Rebel Camera Giveaway!!

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness month and it's also the month that my family and I lost my dad to cancer. I won't get into the specifics, and I know many of you have lost loved ones to cancer too, but if there had been a test for my dad's cancer (Pancreatic), it would have been amazing and it could have given us so many more years with him. (we write him letters in balloons every year on his … [Read more...]

Day of Remembrance


The events of last Friday in Connecticut (and around the world) have been on my mind all weekend. Everyone has been affected by the tragedy, and while we are all grieving in our own way, many bloggers have chosen to take today to spend some quiet time with those they love and reaching out to their neighbors as part of a National Blogging Day of Remembrance. (Amazing Letterpress "Peace" … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holidays — Printable Scavenger Hunt Game!

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Happy Holidays from Brassy Apple! I'm Megan, a fellow Re-fashioner like Jen and excited to share my idea today!  During the Holidays we like to head out in the car to see lots of Christmas lights and different displays. Here's a great way to add another fun element to those type of family activities!  Holiday Scavenger Hunt/ I SPY game printable!  … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holidays — Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies

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Before I introduce you to your newest favorite dessert recipe, I must thank Jen for making room on the totally awesome, totally creative, totally famous Tatertots & Jello for my brown sugar pecan cookies. The only real crafting I do is in the kitchen, though I have been known to make some pretty dang cute flower cabochon rings. (Of course, the materials list had like three things and the … [Read more...]

Holiday Project — Painted Glass Advent Calendar and Pom Pom Tree

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Advent calendars are one of our favorite Holiday family traditions -- I love the meaning  behind them and the JOY they bring my kids. So when Plaid sent me some of their new Martha Stewart  paints and stencils in the mail, I thought it might be fun to make some hand-painted ornaments as an advent calendar. And I thought the little beadboard display area that we created in our family room would … [Read more...]

Metallic Holiday Tablescape — perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years

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I haven't had a lot of experience creating tablescapes. I am more of a buffet-casual girl. But when Wayfair contacted me and asked if I might want to give it a try for their Holiday Tablescape Challenge, I couldn't resist. Wayfair sent me a list of 12 items and let me pick 5  for my tablescape, and of course I had to create a few DIY projects too -- to go along with my … [Read more...]

Kids Say the Funniest Things — Capture Those Funny Moments! [New iPhone App]

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I'm excited today to share with you a fun new iPhone app created by my friend  Kirsten Wright  I get so excited when my friends do something cool -- and this is my IRL friend Kirsten, who had this great app idea and made it come to life! I love to see people follow their dreams. It's a fun iPhone app that helps you connect with your kids, no matter what age. You can get your kids … [Read more...]