Button Cake & a Vintage Bridal Shower


  A friend of mine is getting married in a few weeks and I was asked to make the cake for her bridal shower.  I’m not usually nervous when I make my cakes but I was nervous about making her cake because she is so beautiful and totally a perfectionist.  I wanted her cake to …Continue Reading

Video Tutorial: How to Paint a Perfect Line


Many of you may have already read my post on how to paint a perfect line.  I wrote this post ages ago but I still get lots of emails asking me to explain the steps more clearly.  I’ve been wanting to put together a video tutorial for you but I hadn’t been planning on painting …Continue Reading

DIY Pillow Slipcovers

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  Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today I want to share a post I shared over at Tatertots & Jello a couple weeks ago.  Last fall I was at a local vintage trade show when I spotted some fabulous pillows; I wanted to purchase them but the owner said they were her display pillows.  However she was …Continue Reading

The Solution to Pepper Crumbs


  I love fresh ground pepper.  Rarely do I use boxed pepper so this handy dandy Pampered Chef salt and pepper grinder is one of my favorite kitchen tools.     However pepper grinders make me crazy because no matter how gently you set them down, you will always end up with crumbs in the …Continue Reading

Vintage School Desk Makeover


  I was at a trade show about six months ago and found this cute vintage desk.  I had hopes and dreams of fixing it up for Malea but as the months went by I was beginning to think that I’d never have time to get to it.  However when I started my office makeover …Continue Reading

100 Days of Summertime {eBook Review}


My friends I have a treat for you today!  The fabulous folks over at List Plan It have come out with a fantastic book, 100 Days of Summertime!  If you’ve been worried about how you’re going to fill an entire summer with your kiddos, worry no more!  100 Days of Summertime is packed full of …Continue Reading

Bissell Steam Cleaner {Product Review}


A few weeks ago Bissell sent me their Lift-Off steam cleaner.  I will admit I have never used a steam cleaner at home {I’ve always just paid to have them cleaned} so I was a little skeptical about whether or not the Lift-Off would hold up to my high standards.   This review came at …Continue Reading

Mason Jar Vases {Gift Idea}


   I came across the idea for these vases on Pinterest a few weeks ago {here’s the original post}.  I was thinking they would make great Teacher Appreciation gifts but I ran out of time so I decided to make them for Mother’s Day gifts instead.Supplies: Mason Jars Spray{I used the color Robin’s Egg} Craft …Continue Reading

Strawberry Mango Salad


  While on the search for great healthy recipes I stumbled across this great blog called Rawmazing.  This blog is full of fantastic healthy and raw recipes.  I’ve made a few of her salads but this one is definitely my favorite so far.  Everything about this salad is so delicious and it’s super easy to …Continue Reading

DIY Picture Blocks


I was looking around for Mother’s Day gift ideas when I came across this great idea from How Does She?.  I thought it would be a fun project to make for my mom so I headed to Micheal’s to buy some blocks. Here’s what you’ll need: 2″ blocks  {the number of blocks will be determined …Continue Reading

How to Clean Silver

How to Clean Silver

  For Malea’s princess tea party I borrowed my mother-in-laws silver.  It used to be my husband’s grandma’s so it’s beautiful, antique and it was very very tarnished.  I wasn’t planning on polishing it but then my mom told me a super easy trick that takes no time at all!   Here’s what you need: …Continue Reading

DIY Ombre Word Decor


Hey!  It’s Kim here.  Today I’ve got an easy DIY decor project that anybody can pull off – even those of you who claim to be “not crafty”:     Ombre Word Decor.     Incorporating letters, words, and numbers into home decor is a hot trend right now that I love!  Ombre also happens …Continue Reading