Duck Tape® Project Ideas

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. I've worked with Duck Tape® for quite some time. I've made some accessories, a Valentine's ipod box, and a Valentine's Day purse for my daughter. That's, of course, not including the countless times I've used it around the house or to decorate something like a last minute birthday card around here! You … [Read more...]

Flashback Friday {Valentine’s Day}

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For someone who doesn’t really decorate for Valentine’s Day, I have more V-day posts than I thought. My kids are getting older (sniff), so the cutesy projects are few and far between. So reminisce with me as we take a look back at some of my Valentine’s Day ideas! Valentine’s Day Mailboxes  Valenetine’s Ipod Box Valentine’s Cake Box Valentine’s Purse (from a cereal box!) Teachers’ Valentine’s … [Read more...]

Perfume Storage

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Remember when I built these bookshelves for my daughter? Ohhhh come on…you remember…these? Well, my baby is growing up. She no longer reads “kid books, mom” and all her books are now digital. Picture my lip quivering and a tear strolling down my cheek. Well, the shelves still had plenty of good life in them, so I changed them over to fit my growing girl’s needs. As in... Perfume? … [Read more...]

Easy Hostess Gifts

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Are you tired of all the holiday parties yet? Well, with New Year’s Eve upon us, I imagine you’ve got one more in your schedule. We are hosting this year, but I have a cute and easy hostess gift for you from…..Lowes. Yup. Lowes’ monthly challenge was a hostess gift, and it wasn’t a difficult task.  I used a couple of dollar store vases (my favorite), but all the other supplies can be found at … [Read more...]

2014 in Review {Cancer update}

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I’m not gonna lie. While most people are saying, “Can you believe it’s the end of the year already?” I’m saying, “It’s about freaking time!”. 2014 and I did NOT get along well, and I’ve been ready and waiting to ring it out. However…this is a time to reflect and appreciate the good that did come out of the year. The blessings I was given. The happiness I experienced. So let’s take a look back and … [Read more...]

Care Package Idea

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My best friend is going through some stuff right now, and he lives far away. Nothing more frustrating than a friend in need when you can’t physically be there, eh? So I sent a care package to make him (and me) feel better. I think a care package is pretty personal, so it’s not like I can tell you exactly what to put in one. I chose candy (duh), some of his favorite vices (celebrity magazines), … [Read more...]

Finger Knitting

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So I put a picture on Instagram of me doing some finger knitting. I wasn't even going to write a post on it, but then I kept getting e-mails from people asking about it. Shows how clueless I can be, eh? To say that knitting is foreign to me is an understatement, so I was pretty skeptical that this would work. Well by-golly it did!  I sat down with a skein (I looked that up) of yarn and spent a … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Corkboard

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It's not Christmas yet, so I still have time to post about my daughter's Christmas cork board. I love it; she loves it. Win/win. Of course, I have no artistic skills whatsoever, so I relied on good ol' ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape to help with...well, basically everything. The supplies are easy enough. I used-- An inexpensive frame Some cork board (duh) Sparey adhesive A yardstick A … [Read more...]

Silhouette Holiday Sale (and a winner!)

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THE biggest Silhouette sale of the year is taking place RIGHT now! I know a lot of you said that this is on your Christmas list this year, so this is the time to purchase. You won't find these items for this price after December 8. Use promo code JAGIRL to get yours today! --how's that for a commercial? Should I have used more exclamation points? Perhaps put on a cowboy hat? You've already seen a … [Read more...]

State Pride Tour: Michigan

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Happy Friday! I'm interrupting BA Friday to join in on my friend Beckie's state pride tour! I'm participating on the final day, so be sure to go back and check all the other states. They're incredible, I tell ya. I've shown off my beautiful state of Michigan before, and I consider myself lucky to live in one of the most beautiful parts of it. Michigan is known as "The Mitten State" 'cause…you … [Read more...]

Bird Feeder Planter

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I had to take a break from Tuesday Traveler this week, 'cause…well…I haven't posted much else. With kids' sports, Europe, and planning/attending for Haven, my project time has been limited. But I'm hoping I'm back! The issue now is that I have 99 projects, and a post ain't 1. (Jay Z cred) Hopefully, I can sit down and actually type something up for you! As part of my Lowes monthly project, I'm … [Read more...]

DIY Art Project {Lowes}

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Bonjour! Ciao! Hallo! Guess who's back! Me. I am. I'm just popping in for a project for Lowe's today, but I'll be back in full swing next week. I have one more FANTASTIC guest post to share with you, and I have 2,376 pictures of Europe to show you. Them's just jokes. I'll spare you a couple of them. Until then, how 'bout a little project? It's been a while since I've done a DIY project, so … [Read more...]

Guest Post! 7 DIY Ways to Hack Your Curtains

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If you asked me who I think is a DIY genius, Kelly from View Along the Way tops my list. Some of the stuff she does! I'm all, "Seriously? Why didn't I think of that?" She's sharing some fantastic tips today that I can guarantee you'll be bookmarking. Good stuff, I tell ya! Have fun! Hi friends! Since we're all stuck back at home while Chris takes her glamorous tour of Europe - (hey Chris? If … [Read more...]

Deck Lighting with Tiki Torches

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TIKI Brand®. All opinions are 100% mine. Well it's about time. The warmer weather has hit Michigan, and I think it's going to stay. Last summer, we revamped our deck area and made it a luscious place to sit and relax. The only thing I was really missing? Fire.  This TIKI Brand Glowing Table Torch and TIKI … [Read more...]

A DIY Chalkboard Wall

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Chalkboard walls are quite the rage, and I can see why. They're inexpensive, easy, and give a space some creativity. There are a few things, however, that should be done in order to properly paint a chalkboard wall. In order for it to last, it needs more than a coat of paint. So let's go over some things! My mudroom organization station has seen it's day. As my kids are getting older, they … [Read more...]