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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).

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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

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!

Love this PB Teen Knock Off Wall art! It is so colorful and a simple diy. Perfect  to add to my bedroom ideas for my home decor. It cost only $4!!!

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.

Take stock unfinished picture frames and create these beautiful diy double mat picture frames. These will looks so great in my home decor!

There is nothing like having pictures or art on the walls when they have been blank for a year! About a year ago, we took down the chair rail in our living room, painted the fireplace and started on our makeover. In the process, I made some fun state and letter wall art as well as freshened up the lamps and got a new entertainment center. Progress was happening. Then the holidays happened and all progress stopped.

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 »

  • Lisa Howard - March 27, 2015 - 11:37 am

    They look fab darling! LOVE them! Hope you are doing well.ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - March 27, 2015 - 5:10 pm

      Thank you sweetie! I have been thinking about you lately and wondering how you are doing. I hope you are doing well as well! Thinking of you.ReplyCancel

I have another Stitch Fix Review for you today.

I love this open and honest Stitch Fix Review. Good tips on how to improve your fixes and the fashion in your wardrobe for busy moms.

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 »

  • Bridy - March 25, 2015 - 11:54 am

    I think everything looked great on you, I loved the Jeans and the floral top the best.
    It is hard to decide, and you have to love it or it will just sit in your closet.ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - March 25, 2015 - 7:59 pm

      Thanks for your feedback. You are so right. I have to love it or it will just sit. I have learned that error many times. I think it may be why I am quick to send things back now…and it makes me feel a bit picky. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Helene - March 25, 2015 - 11:22 pm

    I like your photos of new clothes! But why not go to look in person to try on 15 items in 30 minutes– moreFUN, right? Sarah in MinneapolisReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - March 26, 2015 - 9:26 pm

      Thanks Sarah! It is funny because I read your idea and just reading it stresses me out. I really dislike shopping and your 15 items in 30 minutes would never take me 30 minutes nor would it be fun to me. Especially because my husband travels all the time…so I would probably have 2 kids with me. It sounds awful.
      AND that would be why it takes all kinds to make the world go round, right? What sounds fun to you sounds like torture to me. :-) I think you go have your 30 minutes of fun and I will have my fun waiting for the box to arrive and we will both be happy. :-D Sounds perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah H Seufert - March 26, 2015 - 3:18 am

    I love your photos of new clothes! I’d “give up” on this service after 13 attempts! Just enjoy shopping in person– more FUN! You can try on about 15 items in 30 minutes! Worth your time investment, right? Sarah Helene in MinneapolisReplyCancel