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Make a Giant Spring Sign with Paper Flowers!

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I am addicted to making giant signs. And they are so inexpensive to make - only about $5 for the wood. I wanted to put a spin on the project for Spring. I thought adding paper flowers to the sign would be fun. And I was excited to use my new Cricut Explore cutting machine. It was such a fun project to make! Here's how I made the sign: … [Read more...]

Chunky Monkey Protein Smoothie – A Great After School Snack or Quick Breakfast!

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  Hi Tatertots & Jello friends! It's Melissa from No. 2 Pencil, and today I'm sharing a delicious protein packed smoothie that you and your kiddos are going to love! We are gearing up for back to school, and smoothies are so popular in our house. We make smoothies for after school snacks or even a quick breakfast.   In this smoothie, I use ripe bananas, peanut butter, and greek … [Read more...]

Beachy Summer Mantel 2013!

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Happy Monday! I was so inspired when I switched my summer slipcover that I finished my Summer Mantel this weekend. I flipped my door over from the red one I had up for the Fourth of July to the yellow one I used for Spring. I just love the bright pops of color in my family room! I painted a couple of thrift store boxes and stacked them on the mantel.  I also found a way to integrate … [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...]

Great Ideas — 22 Beachy Decorating Ideas

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I love nautical themes -- and beachy decor! Even if it's not summer, something about the warm, weather-worn look adds color and cheer. I'm featuring 22 beachy decorating ideas -- amazing, beach-themed projects that will work with all kinds of decor, nautical or not! Get inspired for your summer decor: Sisal Rope Flower Pots @ Clean & Scentsible Anchor Wall Printables @ Michelle … [Read more...]

Make Luggage Tags – and a BasicGrey Hipster Box Giveaway!

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We love family trips! Get your kids excited about travel plans by having them make their own luggage tags! The lovely people at BasicGrey (one of my favorite scrapbook companies) sent me some awesome materials from their new Hipster line and asked me to create a project. I thought luggage tags would be a fun activity to make with my kids and get them excited about our trip. These would … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 24 DIY Summertime Projects!!

24 summer projects

My kids got out of school for Summer on Friday. Yay!! Here are some awesome ideas to make this summer - from food to DIY, painted projects to crafts and more!!  Be sure to click on the link below each picture to go to the complete tutorial!  Summer Activity Jars @ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom Stenciled Outdoor Rug @ 52 Mantels Covered Potting Bench @ DesignDreams by Anne … [Read more...]

DIY Red and White Buffalo Check Painted Fabric — End of School Summer Party!

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  My kids are out for Summer this week -- and I can't wait for summer to officially begin! What screams summer more than a Red and White Party??  I love large Buffalo check. And I thought it would be fun to try to make a DIY painted Buffalo Check fabric for a little End-0f-School Party!! Here's how I made the decorations with ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape -- and it's easy: You can do it, too, … [Read more...]

Summer Open Kitchen Shelves!

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When we remodeled our kitchen, I left a couple doors off a cabinet by my sink. I love decorating that area for different seasons and holidays. And with the warmer weather, it has really got me in the mood for summer. So the other day I decided to change up that little section of my home. Here's what I did to change up this little area of my kitchen:  … [Read more...]

16 DIY Summertime Projects to Make!

16 Summer DIY Projects

I am right in the middle of a few projects. I am working on recovering my old outdoor swing - which is proving to be a little trickier than I thought. And I also am working on a Summer Mantel idea, Patriotic Pillow Covers and a printable too. But in the meantime, I thought it might be fun to share some of my favorite DIY Summer projects I have made.  DIY Giant Bubbles Free Printable … [Read more...]