Wednesday, February 25, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Decor: Shamrock Sash

Irish Eyes are Sure to Smile on this Easy 10-Minute Craft

Simple St. Patty's Day Cheer for Your Table

sHow to Make Chair Sash Decor

So, big surprise here: I'm sick of winter, and I'm totally ready for spring (but come on, who isn't?), and in my endeavor to help this long-awaited season come along, I've been looking for some new ways to bring a little "spring cheer" into the house.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bring Italy to You: Celebrate Carnevale This Winter

It's Time for Carnevale: Food, Family, and Fun

Plus, Enter to Win a Redpack Tomatoes Variety Pack!

In Italy, it's during this time of year that the streets are filled with fun and excitement for Carnevale.  And while we may not be able to hop on a plane to enjoy the festivities firsthand, this year, Redpack Tomatoes is bringing Carnevale to us!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Super Cheap to Super Chic Craigslist Makeovers

Get a Designer Look For a Fraction (of a Fraction) of the Cost

These Trash-to-Treasure Projects Are Sure to WOW You!


Are you part of the Hometalk community yet? It's a super-cool online community filled with photos, tutorials, and inspiration for tons of home projects. I love browsing through the posts to gather ideas and motivation for decorating and updating my home. One of the best features of Hometalk is that the site allows you to create "Clipboards" to save and organize your favorite projects!

Butterflies for Lent: Kids Project

A Simple Craft to Teach Kids About Lent

Lenten CCD Lesson for 1st Graders

Teaching Lent to Kids

Wonder what we worked on in CCD this week? You guessed it! Lent! And it was perfect timing, since Lent begins today.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Give a Tired, Old Sofa Table a Fun Chalk Paint Transformation

Another Great Craigslist Find!

All Dressed Up With a Little Bit of ASCP

Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint Table

Ok, so I have to be honest here. I didn't take any process pics. At least, if I did, I can't find them (it was before Christmas and Ben was away at the time, so I can't remember). So all I can offer you are a few before-and-after shots, but the whole point of the post is that it's another fun example of how you can totally score on an inexpensive Craigslist find.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Washi Tape Toothpick Flags

Serve Up Some Finger Food in Style

Or Dress Up Your Candy-Free School Party Snacks


Cute Appetizer Ideas

Ooh how I love this super-easy toothpick hack. These are my favorite kinds of projects... meaning, I guess, the ones that take longer to photograph than they do to make ;) All you need to do it break into your washi stash (or go grab a couple rolls from the craft store), find some toothpicks, and you're ready to go.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentine's Gifts for the Little Guys

$1 Valentines for Boys

It's not all Snips, and Snails, and Puppydog Tails ;)


Stocking Stuffers for Boys
Here we are at the end of the $1 Valentine's Day Ideas Series. After posts devoted to Dads, Teens, and Little Girls, it's time for our final installment: Gifts for Little Boys! There was really a lot to choose from at my local dollar store, and the ages of the boys for these items could really vary. Check them out below.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Valentine's Day Religious Ed Craft

CCD Project for Valentine's Day

Can You Be More Loving and Kind?

Valentines Day Project for Kids

I mentioned a couple weeks ago how I was struggling to find some with some good hands-on activities for my 1st grade CCD class. I had come up with a fun and easy God Made Me Unique craft, and this new activity shares a lot of similarities with that one.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sweet Little Valentines for Sweet Little Girls

$1 Valentine's Ideas for Little Girls

Saving Money AND Taking it Beyond Sugar and Spice ;)

It's like I almost can't take credit for this post... really, it was just that easy. After finding $1 Valentine's Day Ideas for Dads, Teens (and, soon to come, Boys), finding stuff for the little girls was simply a breeze! And I could have found plenty more! But these 5 were my favs.