Treat the host(ess) with Shari’s Berries

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This time of year not only are bogged down with the sheer amount of presents to buy for those you care about, but you must also think of the kindness of someone who has invited you to their home. Whether it's for a small get together or a huge party you would like to thank them for thinking enough of you to invite you to their home. It's not always easy right? It is if you order Shari's Berries, … [Read more...]

Glam pumpkins for fall decor

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Once it was time for Halloween/Thanksgiving decor, I had to brush up on my crafting and make my own decor. I started last year with my Thanksgiving stuff, but really wanted to add some glam pumpkins that could go from early October through end of November. With foam pumpkins and spray paint I was able to make my own glam pumpkins. This week for Wordless Wednesday I posted about my fall decor in my … [Read more...]

I Made This: La Patisserie Embroidery

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In just a few short weeks I will have a beautiful new niece. She will be the first child of either of my brothers and I couldn't be more excited. I had to bust out my embroidery hands and start making her some stuff. I found in A's closet an Aden + Anais blanket in white that we never used or even washed. It was brand new, and I thought why not make the blanket a little sweeter (pun … [Read more...]

Barbie is Moving to a Mega Bloks Mansion

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Sometimes a girl has got to move on from one mansion to the next, and leave it to Barbie to throw a bash that has me and my mom awestruck, never mind my 4 year old. It's true Barbie sold her Malibu house and is traveling the country in her Barbie is Moving tour. Barbie is Moving - Day of Fun It was a warm Saturday morning where I picked up my mom and we took A to The Grove in LA, which … [Read more...]

How to Nurture the Artist in Your Child

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(Image credit: http://www-tc.pbs.org/parents/adventures-in-learning/files/2014/02/ail-writersclub-props.jpg) Childhood is the best time to nurture a special talent. If you see your children pursuing an activity keenly, whether it’s related to sports, arts, or academics, encourage them to excel at it. Introduce them to new techniques and forms of the same. Similarly, when you have a budding artist … [Read more...]

Painting Minnie Mouse With Disney Paint

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The time has finally come for me to share with all of you my daughter's room reveal. You may recall my introduction to Speck-Tacular Disney Paint and my plan to use the Speck-Tacular paint in my daughter's room. I am finally sharing with all of you what we did and how I've transformed my daughter's room. Using the Disney Paints by Glidden sold at Walmart I created a focal wall over A's bed. I … [Read more...]

Minnie Mouse in the House

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As you may recall a few weeks ago I told you I was going to be using the new Disney paints by Glidden to do a something special in my daughter's room. My task is to create a Minnie Mouse inspired room using the Disney Paint Speck-Tacular. This is a clear ready-to-use top coat. It provides a sparkling confetti finish that can be applied over any painted surface $14.97 per quart; $34.97 per … [Read more...]

Starting A Project With Disney Paint

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Disney Paint is a new line of paints available only at Walmart that captures the magic and inspiration of Disney with 112 exclusive colors and five innovative specialty finishes. Disney Paint is a premium quality, ultra-durable paint that was formulated with your child in mind to withstand wear and tear, as well as repeated scrubs and washes. I decided to do a little sprucing up in my 4 … [Read more...]

Celebrity Couples Reveal their Home Color Makeovers

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I've always been a big believer in the idea of color for your walls. Although, my house has been compared to a box of crayons I don't mind. Each room gives a feeling simply by the virtue of the color of the walls. I'm not afraid of color, but I know I'm the minority. Until now... Celebrity couples Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott as well as Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum have teamed up with the … [Read more...]

Making A Dresser Fit For A Princess

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For my daughter's 4th birthday this month we got her a play kitchen for her room. She has a tiny room and the large doll house and wide dresser made this play kitchen virtually impossible to fit. I did not worry. I budgeted for her birthday to include a new dresser and I wanted to make it for her. Make it meaning find one I could make my own, not chop down wood and build my own furniture. Since … [Read more...]

Decorating Dry Erase With Duct Tape

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Several years ago on a parenting board I frequented someone came on to talk about how her husband made a wallet out of duct tape and showed a picture. It was hysterical to me, and yet I was unaware of what was to come. Now there are books and DIY projects revolving around making things with Duct Tape. When I was at BlogHer in August Duct Tape was giving out their new line of Duct Tape sheets … [Read more...]

Revealing My Backyard Makeover

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As I promised last month in part I of my backyard makeover I would have a huge reveal. I'm about to reveal what has been a life changing transformation. We've lived in this house for 3.5 years and having a useable backyard has made everyone so happy. As part of the Lowe's Creative Ideas Blogger Network I was challenged to do a backyard makeover with $300 to buy what I needed at Lowe's. After I've … [Read more...]

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