Back to School Wreath with Numbers

So, each month, a group of blogger friends and I get together to do a themed post. These women are amazingly creative and always knock it out of the park. In honesty, I typically forget about it until the week before or I just plain run out of time. Yep…I’m that person in the group! This month, our theme was numbers. I was stuck for so long because I couldn’t run into the kitchen and turn out something number related with ease. Instead, I did what I normally do when I am stuck…I talked to H and got her involved with the project. The result: this super cute back to school wreath with numbers.

Easy and super cute back to school wreath with glossy numbers! #CreativeBuzz

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DIY Toy Microphone

Our house is pretty much always filled with music. If it isn’t music from the iPod or iPad, the kids are playing with their toy instruments. My daughter loves to sing and pretend to be a rock star. Of course, every rock star needs the perfect microphone so we decided to make her a toy microphone from some simple and inexpensive supplies.

A fun and cute diy toy microphone that costs less than $5 to make!

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Beachy Seashell Wreath

Summer months are here and I am totally dreaming of the beach.  Well, at least of the relaxation that going to the beach bring. I can skip the sand and jellyfish. We don’t go on our beach vacation until next month so I decided to bring the beach to me with beachy seashell wreath.

Bring the beach home with a few craft store supplies and a beachy seashell wreath.

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11 Practically Free Father’s Day Gift Ideas

The end of May is in sight which means it is time to start thinking about Father’s Day and ways to make it special for the dads in our life.  I have two kids and they are always so excited to celebrate their dad.  Of course, he deserves it.  With kids though, I always try to find something that doesn’t cost a lot of money so they can feel like they really contributed to the gift.  These 11 practically free Father’s Day gift ideas are perfect to get your kids involved as adorable gifts for their dad.  Or, if you are on a major budget, you could easily use them for your dad too!

11 Almost Free Father's Day Gift Ideas #fathersday

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DIY Two Layer Stenciled Pillow

I am so excited to work with Tulip for your Home on this project.  While I was compensated for this work, all thoughts, opinions, and projects expressed here are my own. #tulipforyourhome

We are still working on the room redo we started last year as H’s 6th birthday present.  Yep…almost a full year ago we started this process and we are still.not.done.  I could go into a million reasons why but a lot of it is just plain not having enough hours in the day.  The other issue is that H has very specific thoughts and ideas about her room and I want to try and implement them in some way whenever possible.  When I had the chance to work with Tulip for your Home, I jumped at it because I thought it would be a fun way to personalize something for her room.  Using their stencils and new paint, we created a DIY two layer stenciled pillow that goes perfectly in her space. 

Super easy layered DIY stenciled pillow! #tulipforyourhome #ad

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Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is fast approaching which means, if you are like me, you may be panicking just a little about what to give your mom.  Sure, I could just buy my mom her favorite things: coke and twizzlers, but I think something with a little more thought behind it might be better.  Looking for inspiration, I searched and found these handmade Mother’s Day gift ideas that helped me choose something and might help you too!

Mothers Day Gift Collage

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Easter Ribbon Wreath

Our front door is usually the first place you catch a glimpse of an upcoming holiday or new season.  So far this year, I have been a little slow to get a new wreath up.  My goal for Easter was to get a new wreath up before April 1st and I just barely made that goal.  My Easter ribbon wreath was finished on March 31st and I put it out on the morning of the 1st. Score!

Easter Ribbon Wreath #crafts #Easter #wreaths

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30 Spring Craft Ideas

Spring officially sprung back in March.  But, with almost a foot of snow on the ground and super cold temperatures, it was hard to really welcome spring in at the time.  Mother nature is funny that way I guess.  Of course, that didn’t keep from cruising Pinterest and day dreaming about warmer temperatures and bright spring colors.  I found so many great ideas that I decided to make a collection of 30 spring craft ideas so that you can be inspired too.

30 Spring Craft Ideas #crafts #roundups #spring

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Easter Crafts: Painted Paper Mache Eggs

Adding eggs around the house is a quick and easy way to bring a feeling of Easter into your home.  With about a million different ways to personalize eggs, decorating the eggs is always one of the Easter crafts I add to my to do list each year.  This year, I decided to make painted paper mache eggs in fun colors to match my kitchen. Painted Paper Mache Eggs #Eastercrafts #eggs #painting

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Pom Pom Napkin Rings

For Easter, we usually go visit my in-laws and have Easter brunch in the dining room of their retirement community.  Nobody cooks and there is no table to set.  While it is nice to have zero work to do, I do miss getting my house and table all dressed up for the holiday.  This year, we are actually going to have Easter at our house and I am super excited.  But, Mathlete has put a major spending freeze on house stuff so I can’t run out and buy a bunch of new table decorations.  So, I decided to make some instead and started with pom pom napkin rings.

Pom Pom Napkin Rings #crafts #30minutecrafts #yarncrafts

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