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A Holiday Makeover For YOU – by ME and Lowe’s!

I'm so excited about this! Lowe's has asked me to choose one reader to get a holiday makeover ... but not just any makeover! I'll fly to YOUR house and we'll makeover a space in (or outside of) YOUR home, courtesy of Lowe's! Anyone (who fits the criteria below) can apply - but HURRY: all applications have to be in by this Thursday, October 8, 2015! I'll show you how to apply in a moment, but … [Read more...]

Halloween Typography and Countdown Board!

Are you starting to think about decorating for Halloween?? I'm sharing one of my favorite Halloween projects today! I love my Halloween Typography and countdown board. It's a festive way to decorate AND it's fun for the kids to count down the days until Halloween!!   It's SO easy to make too!! … [Read more...]

How to Paint a Rug in Less Than an Hour [and free template]!

I'm SO thrilled to be part of Glidden's Colortopia team! If you've been reading my blog for long you know that I LOVE paint! And not only do I love a painted wall, I love to use paint on unusual surfaces. One of my favorite things to paint in the last few years has been rugs. I had a hard time finding the colors or patterns of rugs I wanted for different room projects so I started painting my … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 DIY Halloween Ideas!

I love Halloween -- I was at the grocery store today and I spent almost half an hour in the Halloween section thinking about new projects and treats I want to create before October 31st! This week you all shared my enthusiasm for playful spookiness, so here are... 20 DIY Halloween Ideas from this week's Link Party Palooza! Button Spiders Garland @ Simply Wright Black Cat Wreath @ Shaken … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Patriotic Projects Part Four!

It's the last week before the Fourth of July, which means there's still time to work on your creative patriotic decor and get ready for the holiday! Here are 20 Patriotic Projects from this week's Link Party Palooza to help you finalize your decor for Independence Day! * * * * * * Shadow Box Flag @ A Creative Princess Texas Mason Jar Painting @ Mason Jar Crafts Love Patriotic Wreath … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Patriotic Party Ideas!

I love coordinating all the decor, recipes, and more that all go into throwing an amazing party! The Fourth of July is a just a week away and you've all shared so many amazing ideas that can help others throw amazing patriotic parties! Because of all these amazing ideas, today I'm sharing... 20 Patriotic Party Ideas from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * * * American Flag Popsicles … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Free Ombre Patriotic Printables!

Every year there is a big hometown parade right on the street in front of the #1905Cottage. My kids love it! So it's always fun to decorate and celebrate this holiday. Here are some free printables that make decorating for the Fourth easy and festive!!   … [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...]

Great Ideas — 16 Patriotic Projects Part Three!

The Fourth of July is just three weeks away now, and you've all been working hard on recipes, decorations, and other patriotic ideas. I've been working on projects of my own that I'll be sharing soon, but for today I'm going to highlight...  16 more of your creative ideas as Part Three in the Patriotic Projects wrap up series! Patriotic Outdoor Garland @ Fun Home Things Painted American … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Red, White, and Blue Desserts!

I love making desserts for the Fourth of July -- there are so many opportunities to be festive while using bright colors and delicious fruits! Because you all linked up so many mouthwatering dessert recipes this week, today's Great Ideas post highlights... 20 Red, White, and Blue Desserts for your barbecues and parties over the next month! Double Decker Pie Bowls @ Little Miss … [Read more...]