August 20, 2014

Modern Shelf Makeover

Hey, hey!! I'm excited to share my first chalk paint project with you guys today!
I've been wanting to try chalk paint for ages. I mean, being able to paint any surface with little to no prep? That is right up this lazy girl's alley! 

I have so many things I want to paint. I decided to start simple with this solid wood, homemade bookcase.
I am loving the sleek modern look it has now!

Let me show you how I did it...
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August 19, 2014

Tried it Tuesday! #19

It's fair season here at home! We love taking our boys to see the animals, the rides, the night lights, and, of course, a big highlight is the FOOD!

I have several personal favorites at the fair, but a fresh funnel cake is near the top of the list. 

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August 18, 2014

Easy Clipboard Wall Art

As my youngest son gets older, he comes home from school with more and more artwork. And he is getting prouder and prouder of his creations! He recently came home with several coloring sheets of dinosaurs which are pretty much his favorite creatures EVER. (See these DIY dinosaur jackets and dinosaur birthday party for reference!)

We decided we needed a place to properly show off his coloring other than the fridge, which is getting a little overcrowded. I came up with this fun Clipboard Wall Art to put in his room so that we can easily display several of his creations at a time and change them out very easily.

I searched high and low for white clipboards to use. I wanted something plain and simple that would not take away from the art. 
Who knew they would be so hard to find!

I finally found these on Amazon. They are white acrylic and came in a pack of 3. I needed 4. Go figure! So I bought 2 sets which turned out fine because the extra two have already been claimed by other members of the household.

I used two 3M Command Picture-Hanging Strips (those little Velcro ones) on the back of each clipboard which made them super easy to hang. I can also easily remove them to change out the artwork then stick them back on the wall.

Follow the directions on the 3M strips to adhere the clipboards to the wall. Add art.

I didn't even bother to do any measurements, just eyeballed the clipboards one at a time to hang them. They can easily be slightly adjusted since the Velcro strips don't have to match up exactly on the back of the clipboards.

And I love how clean the white looks! Its make the coloring pages really pop!

Tatertots & Jello, Serenity Now, and other great parties found on my party page.

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August 15, 2014

Back to School, A-Z at The Ribbon Retreat

Remember when I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that The Ribbon Retreat is hosting a fun Back to School, A-Z series? Well, today is my day to represent the letter M! I would love for you to hop over and get all the juicy retails of this Monogram Library Tote! See you there!

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Pinterest Feature Friday - PFF #143

Yay, it's time to start the party... The PINTEREST Party that is! Thanks for joining me, The Scrap Shoppe, Flamingo Toes and Mine for the Making as we feature a AMAZING pinner each week.

ArieanOne Krieger Chick
This week's Featured Pinner is Ariean from One Krieger Chick!
Yay, Ariean!
Ariean's Pinterest Account has 113 Boards and 8427 Pins.

Holiday Summer
There's still plenty o'summer left... so you should check out Ariean's Holiday: Summer Board!

I am always on the hunt for good housekeeping tips, that's why I'm all over her Home: Cleaning Board!

Home: Word Art & Printables
And Ariean has gathered some great printables on her Home: Art & Printables Board.

Let's get up close and person with some of this Krieger chick's pins!

Beach Ball Sugar Cookies
Love these Beach Ball Sugar Cookies pinned to Ariean's Food: Cookies & Bars Board from This Silly Girl's Life.

Craft Room
Check out this Monogrammed Pegboard pinned to her Home: Craft Room Board from Organizing Made Fun.

DIY State Pillow
I am so into state crafts right now, that why this adorable DIY State Pillow caught my eye! It's on Ariean's Let's Get Crafty Board and it's from Michelle Lea Designs.

Lace Chair
And here's another incredible project: Doily Design Chair by Roadkill Rescue also pinned to her Let's Get Crafty Board.

Key Lime Pie Dip
Oh boy-- this Key Lime Pie Dip looks dee-lish! It's pinned to her Food: Appetizers & Dips Board from Life With The Crust Cut Off.

Striped Nautical Stool
I am in a nesting state of mind and this adorable stool would be so fun to make: Striped Nautical Stool Revamp by Lolly Jane pinned to Ariean's Home: Interior Ideas Board.

Thanks for having such awesome boards Ariean! I hope you'll grab a featured button.

Have you joined the Pinterest Master List? Who knows, you would be our next feature!

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August 14, 2014

Harvest Orbs at Old Time Pottery

Hello, friends! I'm at the Old Time Pottery blog today sharing a super simple fall craft. 
And get the scoop on that awesome monogram pumpkin!

See you there!

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