Thursday, August 29, 2013

DIY Bleach Gel - Restyled Denim




I don't think denim and stars and stripes ever go out of style, at least not in my book.

I've seen shorts and pants embellished with a faded stars and stripes look, so I set out to create a pair or two for my daughter.

This craft/DIY couldn't be any easier.

First, make your bleach gel, then you get creative.

Here's how I made mine.




 I love to hear from you if you make some of your own!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

DIY - A Burlap Medallion



This summer I've decorated Eve, my Goodwill hutch,
 in a bit of a Rustic Americana theme.

To go with her rustic theme, I made these Burlap Medallions.

I purchased two of the last medallions they had from Pottery Barn and decided to make some more to hang throughout the house.

Watch my video to see how you can make them in no time.  
Once you get the hang of it, you'll want to make a bunch.

They're the perfect decor to hang in your home all summer long.
They're great for BBQ's too!

Here's my how-to video.
Thanks for watching!



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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mason Jar Solar Lights



These Mason Jar Solar Lights are going to be one of the easiest, cutest and most inexpensive crafts you will ever do!

Watch my video to see how to assemble them.





All it takes is a few easy steps then you can have them out in your yard!


I added a jar to this wrought iron sphere which has inserts for candles.
Candles are not an option in an Arizona summer.


They're perfect for weddings, parties or for every evening of the week.
They are pretty and simple without decor but you can also decorate them to match your theme too. 

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Rotisserie Chicken Thai Salad Recipe



When it's 105 degrees outside, the last thing I want to do at the end of a busy day is turn the stove/oven on and make dinner.

In my newest video,
I show you how I beat the heat with a super easy-to-assemble,
 Thai Chicken Salad.

The shortcut to making this simple salad is buying rotisserie chicken from your grocer's deli.

While you're at the grocery store, you're going to want to grab 2 or 3 more chickens and use another tip I share in my video.

My tip makes life so much easier in my house and it will do the same in your house as well.  
Now, all you have to do is hit that play button and 
watch the short video
then prepare to make your life a little easier.
It's as simple as that!







Thursday, May 23, 2013

DIY End of the Year Teacher's Gifts



Who's your favorite teacher?

The school year is wrapping up for summer break and I've got some adorable ideas to present to your kid's teachers.

These Owl Gift Bags are so simple to create, my daughter sat right along with me and helped me put them together. They are the perfect way to say,
"Thanks for Making Me Wiser"
to all the teachers in your life.

Take a look at my video. You probably have the supplies on hand already, all you have to do is put something special in them!





I put these thrifty gift ideas together in no time too!

If you've got Sharpies or colored markers, 
all you need is a pack of paper gift bags to create something personal. 
You could totally hand this over to your kids and let them get creative.

These can be for anyone throughout the year, 
I'm putting a gift card in them and giving them to this year's graduates.




I saw these on Pinterest and had to try them out for myself.

Neon paints make a statement, just be sure to use some white primer underneath, 
the terra cotta soaks up the paint.

I made the sign out of a skewer and some duct tape.  I mean really,
this couldn't be easier!



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Friday, May 17, 2013

How to make a Burlap Wreath








In my newest video, 
I show just how easy it is to make a burlap wreath!

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Here are some ways I add just a little something to my rustic burlap wreath 
for a holiday or special event.  

Remember to keep it simple!



A small banner to welcome guests for a baby shower.



Pinwheels for summer.


Appetizer picks for Cinco de Mayo



A bow made out of patriotic burlap is perfect for Veterans Day, Memorial Day,
the 4th of July or any day you want to display your patriotism.







Thursday, May 9, 2013

DIY Heart Patterned Denim




You've seen them everywhere, sometimes as crazy prices,

well, I stenciled some Adorable hearts on denim shorts and pants

 for my daughter at a crazy inexpensive price!


Watch my newest YouTube video to see just how easy they are to create!




They came out so cute, I may be currently working on a pair for myself!

Maybe you're asking yourself, 

"How would I style these?"

Take a look at this video from 

Cardigan Empire to see how to wear them.






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