Pinterest Try & Tell | DIY Toilet Cleaning Fizzies

DIY Lilac Toilet Fizzies

Over the last year or so, I've managed to collect well over 4,000 recipes, crafts and DIY projects on Pinterest. Seldom do I actually put any of those to good use by trying them out. The thing about Pinterest is that it's a lot of fun to browse but it's a gamble when it comes to trying things out. Up until now, I've had as many pin fails as pin wins. So I thought it might be fun to try out at least one new thing from Pinterest each week and share … [Read more...]

Spring Tulip Centerpiece with DIY Burlap Wrapped Ball Green Heritage Collection Mason Jars

Spring Tulips Bouquet with burlap wrapped mason jars

*Ball provided me with mason jars. Even more than the warm weather and green grass, there's something I love above all else about Spring and that's the tulips. While I wait for my own to bloom, if the bunnies don't munch them up, I enjoy the tulips from the local grocery stores. These particular tulips were just too pretty for an ordinary vase. I love to use my mason jars for canning, storage and many other things but my favorite use is … [Read more...]

DIY Easter Bouquet with a HERSHEY’S Candy Filled Vase #BunnyTrail

Easter Bouquet with HERSHEYS candy filled vase 2

Partnered post on behalf of HERSHEY'S through Global Influence Network. I know it seems a bit out of sorts to be talking about Easter when it's just now the beginning of March. I imagine there's a┬áleprechaun out there somewhere shaking his fist at the Easter Bunny yelling 'wait your turn, March is MY month!' But the truth is, I just love Easter more than St. Patrick's Day so I'm starting early and for a very good reason. March is cold and it's … [Read more...]

Dipped Marshmallow Pops with Flounder Candies for a Little Mermaid Birthday

Flounder Dipped Marshmallow Pops with Candy Melts for an Ariel themed Birthday Party

I know I've gone a little overboard with all of the Ariel themed birthday posts this past week and I'm sorry to say, I have quite a few more. I just had so much fun planning this birthday party for Emma and all of the little details that go along with it. One of the party favorites was this Ariel Treat Stand from Wilton that has three tiers for party treats. In the middle we used Little Mermaid baking cups from Wilton, filled with Goldfish … [Read more...]

The Little Mermaid Printable Milk Bottle Wrappers for an Ariel Birthday Party

Ariel Milk Bottle Wrappers Printable for a Little Mermaid Birthday Party

Ack! I can't believe this is the last day that my baby girl will be 4. It really does seem like yesterday I was holding her little baby body in my arms and now she's this amazing little girl that's trying to grow up on me. Continuing with our Ariel themed birthday party ideas, I just finished up the drink cups, or in this case, milk bottles. Rather than spend money on just the bottles themselves, I bought the 4 packs of Starbuck's Frappaccinos … [Read more...]

Ariel’s Friends Party Favors Boxes Printable & Craft for a Little Mermaid Birthday

The Little Mermaid Ariel Birthday Party Favors Printable Box Craft

I don't know who is more excited, me or Emma. Her 5th birthday is just a few days away and her Ariel themed party plans are coming along quite well. Sometimes I think I go overboard with the kids' birthdays because I'm thinking about what I missed out on as a kid. Having a winter birthday isn't a whole lot of fun. So I try to make up for that with fun extras and special decorations. Since we're doing The Little Mermaid themed birthday this … [Read more...]

Ariel’s Magic Wand Craft Tutorial for a Little Mermaid Birthday Party

The Little Mermaid Birthday Party Craft Tutorial Ariel Magical Wand from

We are less than a week away from our daughter's 5th birthday party! It was no surprise that Emma picked an Ariel theme for her party. This has been her favorite Disney Princess since she started learning all about movies and characters. So I'm busy making plans for the party and all of the little extras to make it a magical day for her. First up is a party favor for the birthday girl and her friends. Ariel's Magic Wand isn't 'real' but it … [Read more...]

DIY Crayon Hearts and Valentine’s Day Cards Craft for Kids

Homemade Crayon Hearts

Anyone that really knows me well would definitely describe me as an artistic person but crafty, not so much. Fortunately, my kids don't seem to mind. When we do craft projects together, they're usually so easy that even someone like me can't really mess it up. This year, we're getting a head start on the Valentine's Day parties and putting together Emma's Valentine's Day cards for her preschool class. Instead of the chocolate, candy and … [Read more...]

Strawberry Scented Glitter Pink Ombre Homemade Play Dough for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Strawberry Glitter Pink Ombre Homemade Play Dough Craft

Craft projects are a rare treat for my kids. I know that sounds awful especially since I'm a work-from-home mom with spare time here and there to do craft projects but I do have my reasons. First of all, I'm a crazed perfectionist. I was the kid in Kindergarten that got scolded because I took over cutting out a friend's heart shape because their lines weren't smooth. Imperfections make me twitchy. Second, crafting can be really expensive. We … [Read more...]

Kitchen Find | DIY Spice Rack for more Cabinet Space

do it yourself spice rack

*republished from 2012 For years I've been collecting McCormick spices. As of this moment, I have around 50 spice bottles and I truly use every single one of them. The problem is I can never find the right one in the exact moment that I need it. Just this week I was cooking dinner and quickly needed to find my bottle of ground ginger. I opened up those cabinet doors you see below and was greeted with a mass of red lidded bottles. They were … [Read more...]