DIY Succulent Ruler Planter

We will still have a good month of summer left to enjoy, so it's a little hard to imagine that a new school year is just around the corner.  I actually really love when my kids head back to school, not just because I'm ready to get back into a routine, but because I get excited about meeting their new teachers and seeing who will be helping shape their little minds throughout the year.  I love creating fun little gifts to show those teachers just how excited we are, so this year with the help of … [Read more...]

The Creative Collection Link Party

Let's check out some favorites from last week's party: Luau Tissue Pouf Pineapple | Frog Prince Paperie Citrus Banana Cream Homemade Popsicles | On Sutton Place DIY Industrial Beverage Cart | Simply Designing Tribal Sideboard Makeover| The Painted Hive   Your Hosts Jennie| Craft-O-Maniac Rebecca| The Crafted Sparrow Marie| Blooming Homestead Mariah| Giggles Galore An InLinkz Link-up … [Read more...]

The Creative Collection Link Party

FAVORITES!    Thistle Wood Farms |Three easy bandan projects   ReFresh ReStyle | Upcycle Coca Cola Crate Repurposed  The Life of Jennifer Dawn| Frozen Fruity Pudding Bites Cooking With Curls| Grilled Peach and Arugula Pizza  Your Hosts Jennie| Craft-O-Maniac Rebecca| The Crafted Sparrow Marie| Blooming Homestead Mariah| Giggles Galore An InLinkz Link-up … [Read more...]

Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

Summer has officially arrived and the temperatures are starting to soar. Those scorching triple digits can be hard on our bodies, moods and our electric bills, but you don't have to let the soaring temperature get you down.  While I would love to spend our days lounging by the pool to keep cool, it's just not possible, and if you are like me you can't spend all summer poolside either.  Here are my favorite tips to beat the summer heat at home, without sending your energy bill through the … [Read more...]

4th of July Sweepstakes

Are you ready for the 4th of July?  We have lots of plans and will be celebrating all weekend long with BBQs, Pool Parties and Fireworks.  If you haven't made plans yet, I've rounded up a few of my favorite ideas that are easy to execute and guaranteed to help you turn an ordinary celebration into an extraordinary one!  I've also teamed up with Tuesday Morning for a fun 4th of July Sweepstakes so you can treat yourself and celebrate the 4th, make sure you scroll down for all the details. If … [Read more...]

DIY Melting Ice Cream Cone Headband

National Ice Cream Day is on July 17th and I'm planning a fun family party to celebrate.  While that may seem like a ways off, it's never to early to start thinking about, or taste testing, ice cream if you ask me.  In addition to some very yummy homemade ice cream recipes and a fun family game, I thought it would be cute to have a few party accessories to really make it an extraordinary celebration. This DIY Melting Ice Cream Cone Headband is the perfect accessory for any ice cream themed party … [Read more...]

Lemonade for Livy Lemonade Stand

Summer just isn't complete without a visit to a lemonade stand. An ice cold glass of lemonade is the perfect way to beat the summer heat, but we all know that it's the cute kids selling the lemonade that make it so sweet. Show me a lemonade stand with cute kiddos and I will stop every. single. time. Not only are summer lemonade stands adorable, they are also a great way to teach kids about so many important life skills and lessons. We have had many lemonade stands over the years and I love … [Read more...]

The Creative Collection Link Party

Hi friends, Welcome to The Creative Collection Link Party! I'm so glad you're here and can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!   Finding Dory Party Ideas  |  A Pumpkin and A Princess Laundry Room Makeover  |  Not Just a Housewife Fourth of July Free Printable  |  I Should Be Mopping the Floors Banana Bread Breakfast Casserole  |  Simply Stacie Jen from Craft-O-Maniac Rebecca from The Crafted Sparrow Marie from Blooming Homestead Mariah from Giggles … [Read more...]

Patriotic Popcorn Bar for 4th of July

Boom! Pop! Pow! Wow your friends and family with a Patriotic Popcorn Bar for the 4th of July.  This simple serve-your-self popcorn bar is the perfect way to wind down the night and settle in with a treat for the spectacular fireworks show. I've teamed up with Oriental Trading to create this Boom! Pop! Pow! 4th of July Popcorn Party and I show just how simple it is to throw together a festive popcorn bar that is perfect for your holiday entertaining.  Whether you are hosting a backyard BBQ or … [Read more...]

10 Patriotic Signs for 4th of July

This year I decided to decorate our fireplace mantel for the 4th of July and I am in love with all the red, white and blue decor.  Do you decorate your mantel for the 4th of July?  The 4th of July provides the perfect opportunity to showcase your patriotic spirit.  To honor the occasion I've round up 1o Patriotic Signs that will help you salute America with festive red, white and blue decor for your 4th of July mantel. These patriotic signs range from DIY chalkboard art to painted pallets and … [Read more...]