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Decoupage: Little Seaside Boxes


I made some little decoupage seaside boxes that I gave my mom and mother-in-law for Mother's Day. I found some adorable framed pendants that I wrapped up inside. My mom keeps her little box in her bedroom. {I attached seashells and vintage buttons to the top using Gorilla Glue} +++    Have a creative day!   XOXO www.tatertotsandjello.comTweet … [Read more...]

Creative Fridays: Chalkboard Projects


Ok, I know these projects have been around the block here in blogland, but they have been on my to-do list for awhile and I finally got them done. I found this cute platter at my local thrift store for $1. {I hung it on my front door for now. Repainting this door is on my list of things to do this Summer.} +++ I don't know where I first saw this project done. I loved the idea of a chalkboard … [Read more...]

Creative Fridays: Summertime projects


I am counting down the days til Summer break. And I'm compiling a list of projects that I can do this summer with my kids. Here are two cute ones I found this week to add to the list: ******** I came across a great blogger named Leigh Ann, who's blog The object Project is so wonderful - she has all sorts of crafty projects tutorials. Leigh Ann made a bracelet purse for her daughter that is so … [Read more...]

Doing it all


{photo courtesy of touch of memory} Things are spinning out of control. Do you feel this way too? Pleeeeease say you do, and I am not the only one feeling like there are not enough hours in the day... With the end of school, there are plays, concerts, performances, awards and of course a million special projects, reports, makeup work and other assignments that we are trying to finish up in the … [Read more...]

Wood floors: the laminate vs. real wood debate


As you might know, in November we finally got new carpet - replacing very ugly, fugly white, speckled, stained horribleness. We debated whether to re-carpet the office or go another direction. Jeff's office is directly to the left of the front door and gets a lot of foot traffic. You wouldn't believe how horrible that carpet looked! No matter how many times I got out the trusty steam vac, those … [Read more...]

Paris Room: Reveal


Welcome everyone from Kelly's Corner. I am excited to link up for Where You Live Friday. This is my daughter Hannah's room that I redid for her birthday. She wanted to theme to be Paris. Here are some before pictures: And after: {Welcome!} {we replaced the ugly ceiling fan with a cute chandelier} {I hung a curtain rod over her bed with sheer panels and used shower curtain rings from Target to … [Read more...]

Paris Room Update


{not my actual room - too tired to post a real picture} ++++++++++++++++++++++ Hello my friends! Sorry I have been missing from Blogland today. I have been running around non-stop. This is the first chance I have had to sit down. But I did get some things accomplished! We got the yard mulched, the soil in the square foot garden containers. And I just finished painting Hannah's Paris bedroom … [Read more...]

Creative Fridays: ooh la la!!


Hannah is turning 10 next week. I can't believe it!!! She has decided that instead of a friend party she would like to re-do her room. She has always been a fan of fashion and Paris. So she wants to a Paris theme for her bedroom. +++++++++++++++++ These are some pictures I am using as inspiration for her room: This is a project I am making to give her for her birthday. Paris collages. I am … [Read more...]

My 200th Post Giveaway!


I can't believe it -- I've hit my 200th post!!! I have just loved meeting all of you and to celebrate I'm having a giveaway. And since I love Mod Podge, it's a decoupage giveaway. I decoupaged a 12 inch barn star and matching set of 3 picture frames. To enter the giveaway, just leave me a comment.If you want two entries, blog about it and leave me another comment telling me that you did. Plus … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits Thursday: Pink and Brown Party!


We had a really fun {pink and brown} birthday dinner at our church last night for 200 people. We found some pink polka dot wrapping paper and brown polka dot wrapping paper and wrapped up some empty boxes for decorations. I found these little baskets to go along with the polka dot theme. Each table had a glass cake pedestal with eight cupcakes. The food was delicious. We had a chicken pasta … [Read more...]