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Family Picture Gallery Wall — Reveal!!

gallery wall from the top

Happy Tuesday!! I finally finished my family gallery wall -- woo hoo!! It all started with these unfinished frames from Cut It Out Frames. I had a hard time deciding what color to paint the frames. In the end I opted for white that matches my trim because I wanted the fabulous pictures my sister Wendy took of us to shine through. Here's a tip that can save you a lot of time and … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 26 GREEN St. Patrick’s Day Projects!!

26 St. Patrick's Day Projects

I think there will be a lot of little leprechauns visiting the homes of families this year..  Will there be mischief?   Either way, there are some great ways to decorate using the color green! Be sure to check out all of the links!  St. Patty's Day Wreath @ Vixen Made   Tissue Paper Shamrock @ Sweet and lovely Crafts  St. Patrick's Day Party @ Gluesticks   Beadboard Luck @# Adventures of … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 25 Wall Art Projects to Make!!

25 DIY wall art projects to make

Walls are well, walls.  Each wall consists of 2x4's for framing, sheet rock, tape & mud, & a layer of primer.   ...But after that is when the magic starts!  Everyone has the ability to take an ordinary wall and turns it into their very own piece of art.  Paint colors added and a few of these AMAZING wall ART PROJECTS, you have your very own one of a kind PICASSO!  Enjoy all of the links … [Read more...]

Crown Molding Tips & Tricks!!

crown molding tips and tricks

I wanted to put crown molding in my laundry room -- I thought it would really finish off the room. And my father in law was so nice to come over and show me how to do it. I thought it would be fun to share some tips and tricks on Crown Molding -- in case you want to put some in your home. And because it can be a little tricky with the angles - I thought having a handyman with 30+ years of … [Read more...]

Make a “Be Lucky” Bud Vase!! (St. Patrick’s Day project)

be lucky bud vase craft

Hi all!! I'm Tracie and I am thrilled to be here at Jen’s today! She is one of my “bloggie idols”….and she has got to be one of the nicest and most sincere bloggers I have come in contact with. Thanks so much Jen for having me here today…. Here is a super way to repurpose an old bottle. I used a wine bottle…cause I have a few laying around…girl’s night last weekend…nuff said. Anywho, I thought … [Read more...]

Make Resin and Ribbon Necklaces with Dimensional Magic and Stickers!

typewriter necklace

Here's another Spring Break Kids' Craft Idea!! Today I am sharing a little Spring Necklace idea. Can I tell you how excited I am for SPRING???? I can't wait. In the meantime -- here's a little project I shared at Brassy Apple - that is helping me fight away the winter blues. And it uses Dimensional Magic -- which is SUCH a fun medium. Ribbon and Resin Necklaces … [Read more...]

Life in a Snap — 4 Tips for Shooting the Real Moments of Life!! (photography tutorial)

erik real life

Are you one of those people who hauls their "good" camera out during special occasions? Birthdays, holidays, graduations, weddings? Is your hard drive full of images of the kids blowing out birthday candles, the day your brought the new puppy home, and the first days of school? That used to be me too. My camera used to only see the light of day during special occasions, spending the rest of the … [Read more...]

Make Personalized Room Signs (Kids Craft)!!

rachel's plaque

  Spring Break is coming up soon!! Here's a fun kids' craft your kids will love to make that I shared last week on Mom It Forward. It can be altered for any age -- from small kids to teenagers. My kids range in age from 7 to 18 -- so it was fun to come up with an idea the all of my kids loved. We used Mod Podge for this project from Plaid -- can I just say that I am a huge fan of Mod … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Spring-Inspired Projects to Make!!

20 Spring-inspired projects

Spring is just around the corner and I love the happy & bright inspiration that is floating around the blogging community.  It makes a dreary winter day turn warm & sunny.  Happy "ALMOST" spring!  Don't forget to check out all of the happy links!  Come Fly with Me @ Living with Punks    Spring Party Ideas @ A to Zebra celebrations   No Sew Ruffle Tote @ Scattered Thoughts of a … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 30 St. Patrick’s Day Projects to Make!!

30 st. patricks day projects to make

Have you heard?   There's a The Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow!  Be sure to check out these AWESOME St. Patrick Day Ideas!!  ...Great ideas to do this weekend to celebrate the holiday!  A TREASURE OF IDEAS for SURE! Four Leaf Wreath @ Blue Leaf Confections  St. Patrick's Day Shirt @ Infarrantly Creative    Irishmen to Drink @ Jacolyn Murphy  Paper Shamrocks @ Chicken … [Read more...]