A Playful Dog and Cat Birthday Party

  If you have a child who loves dogs and cats, you'll want to check out this dog and cat party for fun ideas and inexpensive decor inspiration! My daughter turned 7 last year (yes, I know I am so late on sharing this party!).  More than dolls, more than legos, more than most other toys, this … [Read more...]

HOW TO: Themes & Tips for Building a Great Gift Basket

  Putting together a great gift basket takes more than throwing a couple items in a container.  Today, I am sharing some awesome tips that will help you build a beautiful basket and more than 65 theme ideas for inspiration. My friend, Tara, makes amazing gift baskets.  Seriously, they are … [Read more...]

How to Turn a Junky Tool Box into a Beautiful Tea Caddy

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias   Last summer as I was strolling through a flea market, a green, junky tool box caught my eye.  It was a cute shape but most definitely, worse for the … [Read more...]

DIY Valentine Arrows For The One You Love

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyTuesdayValentine #CollectiveBias It was a blind date 15 years ago. A date I agreed to reluctantly. A date that turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made. So into … [Read more...]

5 Unplugged Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids Tonight!

It's so easy in these technology-driven days to hand your kids a tablet and let them get lost in a game while you catch up on your phone or knock something off your list.  And while tech does have its place, it's not going to help you build your relationship with your child when you're both doing … [Read more...]

A Skate in the Woods ~ This Year’s Gingerbread Party

I love our annual Gingerbread Party!  It ties so many fun things together:  tradition, creativity, family and candy.  Today, I'm sharing the photos from our little party.  I really wanted the tablescape to feel like a skate in the woods.  You know, that picturesque frozen pond where the local kids … [Read more...]

How to Make a Crafty Photo Snow Globe

  The snow is here . . . at least for Northeast Ohio.  Just a few weeks ago, we accumulated 24" in 24 hours.  Talk about a rough start to winter!  Most unfortunately, it was the day I was hosting a gorgeous brunch.  But, I still had a couple people brave the weather and we ended up having a … [Read more...]

Fun Football Party Decor: How to Make a Burlap Banner

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #TheNewFanFavorites #CollectiveBias The big football game is getting close!  My husband is watching loads of football and I'm busy prepping for a little watch party.  Of course, my … [Read more...]

My Favorite Posts of the The Year & See You in 2017!

Hi Friends, The end of the year is coming and I am going to be taking the rest of the month off from blogging.  I am looking forward to more time focusing on Jesus, family and the opportunity for renewal and rest. I won’t be around the social media sites as much either, but I will pop in here … [Read more...]