Easy Glitter Christmas Ornaments

We are really into Christmas and literally change the decorations in pretty much every part of our home for Christmas.  We have about five Christmas trees of different sizes around the house.  We even take down artwork and put up Christmas decorations instead.  I’d probably change out pieces of furniture too if Mathlete wouldn’t give me a hard time about it!  This year, I decided to add a little Christmas sparkle to our paper mache tree and made some super easy glitter Christmas ornaments to hang on it.

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Thanksgiving Mini Pallet Art

I love decorating for Thanksgiving but often find I just don’t have the time to do a lot of decoration changes.  So, I typically focus on decorating the house for fall and then add a few Thanksgiving specific touches around the house as the holiday gets closer.  This year, I created some Thanksgiving mini pallet art to display on my mantle. It is the perfect last minute craft to toss up for Thanksgiving since it takes only a few supplies and almost no time to complete.

Thanksgiving pallet style art you can make in under 30 minutes using wood shims! [Read more...]

Chalkboard Menu {Guest Post}

I am so excited about today’s post! You see, Sarah {from Little Red Brick House} and I have something major in common: a love for chalkboard paint. Combine that with a love of staying organized and menu planning and we might as well be sisters. She is sharing her awesome chalkboard menu here today.

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I’m so, so excited to be guest posting here today on Just Us Four! Thank you so much, Shannah, for having me! My name is Sarah and I blog over at Little Red Brick House about all things creative, with an emphasis on DIY and home decor.

I have a small obsession with chalk boards. I mean, there’s one on my Wall Organizer in the front entry, one as a Calendar/Memo Board in my dining room/schoolroom (we homeschool) and now one in my kitchen! I would probably paint everything in chalkboard paint if my husband would let me. ;)

I like to plan my meals for the week ahead and I got tired of searching for my meal planning notebook every time I needed to know what was for dinner. Not to mention, an old spiral notebook isn’t very inspiring! I decided to make a chalkboard menu for the wall so I could just glance over at it when needed. It was such a simple project but it’s been super functional for me and I’m loving it so much!

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Refresh Your Home with Haverty’s

I am so excited to partner with Havertys to share ideas on how to refresh your home this spring. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Spring is the time of year where I always have a major itch to update things around the house.  I want fresh colors and to liven up my spaces after the long winter.  During H’s gymnastics class recently, I stopped into my local Havertys store to see what they had to offer to help me change up my space for the new season.  

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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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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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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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Hiding in Plain Site – My Kleenex Style

Thank you to Kleenex® for sponsoring this post and keeping my stylish and practical.

Winter followed by Spring brings a ton of runny noses to our house.  We have to keep tissues in pretty much every room in our house to keep little noses clean and clear.  I used to tuck away tissues around the house in places no one saw but that always left me digging for a tissue when we really needed it.  So, I decided to change my approach and find my Kleenex┬« style.
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St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

The brain is a funny thing.  In your mind, something could look totally amazing and be the.perfect.craft and then you make it and it is definitely NOT what you envisioned.  That totally happened to me yesterday but, instead of totally doing a new project, I decided I was going to share with you my St. Patrick’s Day wreath in all of its “glory” {insert saracasm}. St. Patricks Day Wreath with Label_wm [Read more...]

Seventeen Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Craft Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday.  I mean when else can you really justify pinching someone because of their attire for the day?!  Of course, I am always the one who forgets it is St. Patrick’s Day and doesn’t wear green.  Good thing we keep green post it notes around the office to make an instant wardrobe accessory.  Just in case you want to get a little craftier than my post it note accessory idea, I have rounded up 17 awesome St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas that are sure to make you feel lucky :)
Great craft ideas for St. Patrick's Day! #stpatricksday #crafts [Read more...]