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I’ve got a quick as a snap idea for you today… in fact I’ve got my quick as a snap idea of how to hem curtains in 15 minutes and I’ve got tons of other ideas for you for quick 15 minutes crafts at the bottom of this post.

This is such a simple way to hem store bought curtains to the right length in 15 minutes. Perfect and Easy! I need to do this with the IKEA Curtains I got.

Today, I’m at Snap Conference. It is a Conference for Creative and DIY bloggers held in Utah each year. I’m so excited to be attending Snap and I’m sure I’m having a fantastic time. A bunch of us attending Snap got together to create a craft that could be completed in 15 minutes and share them on each others blogs today while we are all at Snap. Abbey from The Cards We Drew did most of the work, so you can pop by her blog and tell her Thank you! You will see all of those at the bottom of this post. There are tons of great ideas…all of which can be completed in 15 minutes so that ANYONE, whether beginner or seasoned pro, can learn to create fun and handmade items in no time at all!

I decided to finally tackle hemming the curtains in my daughter’s room and to find a way to get it done in 15 minutes. I like sewing some things, but curtains are not one of those things. I’ve sewn plenty for our dollspillows for the house, and even a bed skirt, but it has been a long time since I’ve done anything with curtains. I have my curtain battle stories…They never seem to turn out right for me. Anyway, I needed to hem her curtains and I’d been avoiding it. Challenging myself to figure out how to complete it in 15 minutes got me to finish this last project in my daughter’s room.  View full post »

Do you remember how I have been slowly but surely making over my living room? Now that I’m nearly done in there, I’ve decided that the next place I’m going to work is in my entry hallway. Today I want to share with you a few home decorating ideas that I used in my hallway to give it a little nudge in the direction I want to go. Of course, as with any project I take on, I’ve only scratched the surface and have more I want to do.

Great Home Decorating ideas to create an inviting entryway that reflects my style, my lifestyle, and my home decor. So pretty! Sponosred

I’m so in love with what I’ve done to give my entry hallway a new look…and I gained a little more storage space (cute storage space, too!) in the process, which is always a great thing!

I’m not a professional decorator and not the best stylist (in terms of my photography of home spaces), but I think I can put a room together and I know what I like, so I’m going to share a few home decorating ideas with you today. Ideas of how to make an entry hallway inviting, yet practical for your needs.  View full post »

Have you been waiting and watching for my next Stitch Fix review? or am I the only one that stalks other blogs waiting for the next review? I’m hoping that I’m not the only one. I have all the pics and fun from my 14th Stitch Fix for you today.

This is a great Stitch Fix Review with honesty and fun tips on how to improve your fixes and the fashion in your wardrobe .

If you missed my other Stitch Fix reviews, you can read those in my posts: A Busy Mom’s Simple Fashion Fix and Stitch Fix #13.

If you aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, let me fill you in on the Stitch Fix service. Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. You sign up (referral links throughout this post, meaning I get a small referral bonus if you sign up and get a fix) and fill out your style survey. You set the frequency of your fixes, once a month, every 2-3 weeks or every 2 months. You tell your stylist what your budget is and they accommodate that. When your fix is sent, you are charged $20. When you get your fix, there will be 5 items in the box which you will try on at your convenience. Within three days, you will need to check out. There is a prepaid envelope in your box in which to return anything you decide not to keep. At checkout, your $20 styling fee is deducted from the cost of whatever you purchase. If you purchase everything in your box, you receive a 25% discount.

Stitch fix is a great option for busy moms, busy professionals and anyone who doesn’t like to shop, like myself, among other people. I have been getting my fixes for about a year now. This is my 14th fix. I love that with Stitch Fix, I’m consistently adding something new to my wardrobe. Since I don’t like to shop, I tend to go buy a bunch of stuff and then not shop again for months. It has been fun to keep adding something new each month. Even if it is just one item, it is still fun. It also means I haven’t had to go shopping, which is a super big plus to me. Doesn’t mean I haven’t shopped a little here and there…mostly for shoes and bags, since I seem to be obsessed with them.

Want to see what was in my box this month? View full post »

  • Lauren - April 21, 2015 - 6:44 am

    I love people’s Stitch Fox reviews- I go through and read all the ones linked up by Stitch Fix and follow them on Pinterest but of course I can’t get their service myself as they don’t ship to New Zealand. however, it is always fun seeing what people get in their Fix!ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - April 21, 2015 - 7:27 pm

      Yay! I’m glad to know I’m not the only one stalking other people’s reviews! That stinks that you can’t get their service. Is there anything like that in New Zealand? I think it would still be fun to see and it helps me learn what I like by looking at others fixes as well.ReplyCancel

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, if you want some time to put together something handmade for your mom, grandmother or special woman in your life, it is time to get started. Today, I’ve put together over 15 wonderful handmade Mother’s Day gift ideas for you. I think you are going to love these ideas, don’t forget to share them with others so they can get great ideas as well (or give you a great idea you love).

This is over 15 wonderful Mother

I’ve put together over 15 ideas for Mother’s Day gift ideas. I thought through the whole day for you, starting with breakfast in bed, to some fresh flowers, a little pampering along with tea time and ending the day with some wine, chocolate and presents! Sounds like a great day to me! Let me show you the fun. View full post »

I’ve got two easy recipes for you today. These are perfect for those days that you have limited amount of time to pull dinner off but still want something yummy that the whole family will eat.

I love easy recipes like this one for an easy cheesy baked chicken and cheesy couscous. Easy dinner makes for an easy weeknight. Love it! Sponsored

Have you heard of the TV show Chopped? I must admit, I love cooking and home tv shows. I miss that we don’t have cable anymore because I’m pretty sure I overdid on how much I watched. I’m pretty sure my husband is glad we no longer have cable because he got a little sick (understatement of the year) of my fascination with these types of shows.

Recently Netflix has added a whole bunch of cooking and home tv shows. Chopped is one of them. Yay! It is fun to watch what everyone will do with what is in the basket. So, when Sargento® reached out to me to sponsor this post and ask if I would participate in a Chopped at Home challenge…I jumped at the chance. Hello… me be part of a Chopped at Home challenge. Yep, sign me up.

Then they gave me my four ingredients. Chicken tenders. Good. Salsa. Yum. Sargento Cheese…hello we are total cheese addicts. Yum. Couscous…Uh-oh. I’ve never worked with couscous or even eaten couscous. I guess I was a chicken to try something new and it seemed like all of the TV shows I had seen it on, it was all fancied up and big time chefs were doing all this stuff with it. I was a little intimidated.

I accepted the challenge anyway and thought it would be fun to come up with something and hope I could do it justice.  View full post »

Mother’s Day is about a month away. That means that if you plan to make something for Mother’s Day, it is time to get working. I love giving a gift I have made and think that the person I’m giving it to will love. I came up with a cute idea that works for Mother’s Day, teacher gifts, Christmas gifts or a just because gift. It is in a Mason Jar, which of course adds to the cuteness of the gift.

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Now, as much as I’d love to say I made these jars are for my Mom and my Mother-in-law, I’ve gotten tired of how much I end up paying to ship things across the country to them, so keeping it real…I came up with this idea and love it, but I doubt I will actually be giving it to my Mom or my Mother-in-Law.

I actually think my girls and I will be using them this week on our spring break. Shhh…don’t tell them. They have seen how cute they are and have been eyeing them.

We came up with themes for our different days of spring break since we aren’t going anywhere and you guys had a chance to decide on one of our days on my facebook page. We had breakfast day (staying in our PJ’s and eating breakfast things for each meal) and we are having a spa day. We will break these out on our spa day. (I write in advance, so I’m writing this the week before spring break, so we may have had our spa day already!)

Regardless of how I use them or you use them, these are an adorable and fun gift idea. They were fun to make as well. Let me show you how. View full post »

Have you ever had an idea that you just had to try? Not sure if it would work, but just had to see what it would look like? That is my post for you today. I had an idea to take a picture frame and use it to make a wreath. I gave it a go and thought you may like the idea and want to give it a try as well.

What a fun idea! Take an unfinished wood picture frame and turn it into a diy wreath with cute ribbon flowers. Great inexpensive idea for my home decor.

My whole family says this is not a wreath…it is a picture frame. I still think it is more wreath than picture frame. There is no picture in it, though I suppose I could put one in it. Anyway, we have a whole debate going in our house.:-) Regardless of whether you want to call this a picture frame or a wreath, it is filling in the last blank space on my wall. If you remember I have made letter wall art, state wall art, family wall art and finished some picture frames.

As you may remember, I’ve been working with Offray, in fact they sponsored this post and sent me the ribbons I needed to make my wreath. Not only had I had the idea for this wreath for a while, but since I’ve been working with Offray, I haven’t made a wreath. Seems like the perfect use for ribbon to me. Don’t you think so?

Let me show you how to take a picture frame and turn it into a wreath…or maybe a picture frame depending on your view of the debate.;-)View full post »

I’m back with another idea for wall art today. This one is some cute polka dot wall art for my teenager’s room. She loves polka dots and wanted them somewhere in her room. I was happy to oblige since polka dots are just so cute!

This polka dot Wall Art is so stinkin

If you are a regular follower of my blog, you may have noticed we have been adding a lot of wall art to the two rooms we are working on right now, the living room and my daughter’s room. I’m hoping you aren’t sick of seeing wall art ideas, but if you have reached your limit, just know this is the last one for quite some time to come, unless you count a wreath I have coming up later this week as wall art….then you may want to wait to tune in again until Friday. The wreath is going to be so cute…so I’d suggest stinking around.:-)

I’m super happy to finally see things on our walls. About a year ago, I got sick of most everything that was on our walls and took it all down. We have had bare walls for quite some time. It is nice to be making things and pulling rooms together and putting some of the final touches on two rooms in our house. Soon, it will be time to decide what room to move to next.

Anyway, to today’s post – making cute polka dot wall art. You will notice it is very similar to the wall art I did in the living room last year as well as the family wall art I showed you last week. It is easy to make and inexpensive, especially if you compare it to the cost of buying wall art or something similar to this. In this case, I was able to select a fabric that is very close to the sheets my daughter picked out to go with her new duvet cover, which makes it even better than something I could buy because it goes perfectly.

Let me show you how to make your own polka dot wall art.  View full post »

I know it might seem a little bit early, but Cinco de Mayo is coming up and I thought this year it would be fun to try at least one new recipe. Maybe burgers seem like a non-traditional item for Cinco de Mayo, but I had been wanting to give these Taco burgers a try, so I decided they would be great for this year.

These tasty taco burgers (or sliders) are so yummy! The kids and the whole family enjoy them. Great  easy dinner for Cinco de Mayo or any night.

I don’t know about your house, but at my house, burgers pretty much always go over very well. They are a fairly quick and easy meal as well. Great things in my book.

These burgers have a little bit of a Mexican twist on them which makes them a good alternative for Cinco de Mayo or for any night. Of course if you want to go a much more traditional route for your Cinco de Mayo, you could give my Baked Chimichangas a try…they are amazing. View full post »

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.

This is such cute diy family wall art! Looks easy too. So pretty and could be done in a variety of words or fabrics to match my home decor.

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 »

  • Lauren @ Mom Home Guide - April 1, 2015 - 7:19 am

    Very nice! Your project came out well — I like your gallery wall! I would love it if you could share this at today’s A Little Bit of Everything Link Up Party at Mom Home Guide.ReplyCancel