I’ve got another project done in my living room! Yay! I wanted to show you this effortless wall art idea. It was both inexpensive and took very little time on my part. Yet, it is a fun piece on my walls and I’m sure it would be on your walls as well.
I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I love my family. I have always loved the art and pieces that spell out words especially on the walls. When I saw this family sign at Hobby Lobby, I picked it up. That was over a year ago…yes another project I wanted to start a year ago. I swear I’m always writing that…I think I just have too many ideas. Nice problem for a blogger.Perfect…I know I won’t run out of things to blog about. Anyway, I finished this wall art and it is in my living room. It was such a quick and easy project. Let me show you how to make your own family (or any word you want) wall art. View full post »
Oh my gosh you guys…I’m so excited to show you today’s post! Have you ever made something that you look at it and you are amazed that you made it? That is how it is with this fun PB Teen knock off wall art for me. I’m so happy with the results and I’m excited to share it with you!
We recently started a makeover in my oldest daughter’s room. She turned 13 in January and I tried to have everything done by her birthday, but that just didn’t happen. We are getting really close and I should have the reveal for you soon.
She found this wall art that she loved in the PB Teen catalog. It was cute and it was also $99. Seeing as how I spent a little over $600 total for her room, I didn’t have $99 for wall art. I needed to spend that $600 on bedding, a nightstand, a bookcase, curtains, a rug, pillows, and paint. I think I did pretty good to get it all for the budget of $600. I decided she didn’t have to go without this art that she liked. I could just make it. You won’t believe what it cost me to make…crazy! View full post »
It feels like it has been a long time since I was making progress on finishing my living room or since I have shared anything with you. Recently, I’ve started making progress again and I’m loving the results. Today I wanted to show you the picture frames that finally got finished and up on the walls.
I won these Cut It Out Frames probably 1 and a 1/2 years ago…maybe 2 years ago. I love them and I have always wanted some of these frames. I swear I entered every giveaway for them that I saw. It paid off! I won a $75 credit to purchase frames. I selected 3 double mat frames and they arrived at my home. They sat for a really long time. In September last year, I began painting them. The holidays hit and they sat until March of this year. I finally got them done!
Let me show you what I did, what worked, and what was a fail for me. Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes and make your own diy picture frames a bit easier. View full post »
I decided to share another Stitch Fix box with you because I love seeing what other people are getting in their Stich Fixes and I thought you might like it as well. If you missed my first post I shared about how it has been a busy mom’s simple fashion fix for me.
Now, if you are a superstitious person, you might be concerned about the fact that this was my 13th fix. I wasn’t. I should have been. This is going to go down as the fix that made me feel fat and ugly. Great combo right? Does that mean I don’t like Stitch Fix anymore….absolutely not. Keep reading and I’ll fill you in on why I still think Stitch Fix is a good fit (pun intended) for me.
By the way… feel free to pin the individual items you like to your Pinterest boards for future fashion inspiration or to help improve your Fixes if you are using Stitch Fix (referral links throughout this post). View full post »
I haven’t shown you my mantel in a while and thought it would be fun to show you the Easter decorations on my mantel this year. I’m hoping you see something you like and that you can use the ideas in your home.
I usually try to add something new each year to my decorations. I get a bit bored with the same things all the time and it is fun to make something new, so it works for me.
With Easter quickly approaching, I wanted a little inspiration of cute Easter crafts and yummy Easter desserts. I mean, who can’t use some fun Easter crafts followed by delicious Easter desserts? Sounds like a perfect afternoon or evening or anytime to me. How about you?
Today, I’ve got cute Easter crafts for your home decor as well as some cute ideas for the kids and the whole family. Of course, Easter wouldn’t be complete without some eggs, so I’ve got a few ideas for you of crafts with eggs.
I know we all have a meal we like to eat for Easter and I didn’t really want to get inspiration for the meal, but I wanted some dessert inspiration this year. I want to try something new or different, so I’ve got some fun Easter dessert ideas for you as well.
In my quest to get a few new things for my Easter mantel this year, I made an adorable spring/Easter banner and added some twine tassels to it. I love how it turned out. It is so cute and it was so easy, too! Love that!
When you have the right tools, most of the time, the job is much easier. That was just the case with making this banner. I’ve always struggled when making banners and pennants from paper, to get the right angles so that all of the banners or pennants look the same. How about you? or am I the only one?
I had the opportunity to work with the new We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board and Banner Punch Board as they sponsored this post and sent me the HSN Party Pack (affiliate link) to use to make my banner.
Like I said, having the right tools usually makes the job easy. I knew from the moment I heard about this opportunity that I wanted to try making a banner…my nemesis. I’ve never been able to get one right or to look good enough to actually use. There is just something about the angles that I can’t get right. Not only did the We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board help me get the angles correct, I was done in about 30 minutes (or less). Perfection!
Let me show you what I did, so you can recreate this banner for any season or occasion at your house. Oh…and I’ll give you the details of when and how to get your HSN Party Pack (affiliate link), too! Fun! View full post »
Did you realize that Easter is only 3 weeks away? Oh my gosh…it is totally coming quickly! I think that means that I should take down my Valentine’s decorations now, right? Yep, but I still haven’t. To motivate myself to move on to the next holiday, I made some glittery wall art for my Spring/Easter mantel. It is the first step in moving on from Valentine’s Day (yep, I’m that slow this year). Oh well.
Every year, I usually make or buy something new for my mantel. It just makes it fun to me to always have something a little different. This year Elmer’s asked me to join their Craft-It Crew, which means I will get to have some fun this year with their great line of products (which is a lot bigger than I thought)and they will sponsors some posts, like this one. Elmer’s asked me to come up with something for Easter using their new colors of foam board.
Now, we all remember this is called The Real Thing with the Coake Family, right? So, I’m not going to lie to you. This one threw me for a loop. Often when I’m given materials or a theme for a sponsor I know immediately or very quickly what I want to do or I have an idea that I hash out and figure out as I go. When Elmer’s asked me to make something for Easter with foam board (which is 20″ x 30″), I totally drew a blank. What am I going to do with that big foam board. Now I love foam board! In fact, I have used Elmer’s foam board for 2.5 years as my backdrops for my photography (I just upgraded to a ‘real’ backdrop) here on the blog, but something for Easter that would be a size I could easily photograph and really be something I would use. Well it stumped me for 3 days, which is a long time for me.
Thank goodness I keep a notebook full of ideas and inspiration. I kept pondering and looking through my inspiration folder and it hit me. I can make some wall art with foam board and glitter…of course! I’ve made my fair share of wall art. It is fun to do! The only thing I wasn’t sure of is if I could cut the foam core board and do a decent job…i.e., that it wouldn’t look like a kindergartener cut it. Since I’m not afraid to go for it…that is just what I did. Let me show you. View full post »
Now I realize that Easter cookies are not nearly as popular as Christmas cookies(or may not even be a thing), but since I have a thing for M&M’s, like to find cute ways to use them, and I love how they look in Mason jars, I decided to try another Mason jar cookie recipe.
I think cookies/brownies in a jar are fun gift ideas or just fun to make and look at on the counter (until we make them). They are so cute! Did I mention I have a thing for the differently colored holiday M&M’s…and this time I added some cute Easter sprinkles. Oh my! View full post »
Have you ever made homemade chicken nuggets? They are one of those things that seem to me like they would be hard to make, but have actually become part of our easy dinner ideas. They are also something you can get the kids involved in making. At my house, when I get the kids cooking, they eat all kinds of things they wouldn’t normally touch AND they rave over how great what they made tastes.
For this recipe for homemade chicken nuggets, I started with a recipe we have used many times and I modified it a bit. It is quick and easy to make and I turned it into an even easier dinner with my side choices. Now it has become one of those quick weeknight dinners for when we have other things going on and I don’t want us to eat out. View full post »