Sympathy Gift Basket Idea: Sending necessities to those who've recently lost someone, so they don't have to worry about having things on hand for guests. Sympathy Gift Basket Idea for bereavement, grieving, funeral, and condolence.I'll never forget when Karen, a sweet, sweet friend of ours, sent over a gift basket FULL of necessities, when we tragically lost my husband's father. During that time of grief, condolence, and incredibly busy time, the last thing we were thinking about, was heading to the store to stock up on paper goods.Instead, we were spending time with those that we love, and greeting...
DIY Backdrops for Food & Blog Photography: A quick and simple way to achieve the backgrounds and backdrops that you desire, without having to use your real spaces.Since starting this blog, back in 2013, I had always wanted a big, beautiful BRIGHT white kitchen, to take all of my photos in. But there was one big problem...I had a big, beautiful, DARK brown, kitchen. My builder husband, tends to always go in the brown (safe) color pallet for a "resale," factor. It was time to get creative, and think of how I could pull off the look that I wanted,...
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Creativi-"TEA" Gift Idea: A "creative" way to give someone a small gift for any occasion. Perfect for a teacher gift, friend, or co-workers.
This Fall, I get the pleasure of speaking at the Inspired Retreat, in a little town just outside of Nashville Tennessee. After attending the retreat last Spring, I fell in LOVE. The relationships, the inspiration (pun very intended), and the overall self-healing that was accomplished during that time, changed my life.
When I was asked to speak this Fall, I knew there...
Lemonade Stand Ideas: What kid wouldn't LOVE to have this to sell lemonade? With this easy tutorial, your kids can have a lemonade stand to use and reuse for years to come! DIY Lemonade Stand Ideas
I'm a bit excited to show you this. It's been on my "to-do," list for over a year, and crafting the lemonade stand for the kids, FINALLY happened. I first found a lemonade stand tutorial on Pinterest, and knew I wanted to make it for my kiddos. I immediately bought the supplies, but then they sat in my basement for.ever.It wasn't until my friend came...
This "You're Sweet," gift idea, can be used in SO many ways. Hostess Gift, a gift idea for best friend, neighbor gift, co-worker, and so much more.If you're a sucker for cute gift ideas like me, then you're in luck. I'm always snagging "must-haves," in stores, thinking to myself:Ahhh.. I could use this for a gift for someone.At least that's what I tell myself, to justify why I'm actually making it to the checkout, with it. Then... I get to put them together, and share the gift ideas with you! Plus I get to find reasons of why I...
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For Father’s Day this year, I knew I wanted my kiddos to craft up something special for their daddy, so off to Pinterest I went. I saw the cutest finger paint idea from Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, using sticker letters! So when my girlfriend texted me saying that we should get the kiddos together for a play date that day… I knew it was the perfect time to try this finger paint craft out!Thank goodness my friend has...
Tool Box Organization: Ladies, I've found a way to justify my Silhouette Cameo Machine, with my husband. It was at this moment that my husband actually said, "I'm glad you have this thing!"Oh ladies... if you've found yourself wanting a Silhouette Cameo Machine, but haven't quite convinced your husband of "why" you need one, then I may have just found the PERFECT excuse to actually pull the Silhouette out of your online shopping cart, and go to the "checkout!" Gentlemen, if you're reading this... this MAY be the "manliest," thing I ever post about. So enjoy it. ;)
Tool Cabinet Organization
My husband was...
Flower Seed Party Favors: A cute party or wedding favor ideas for guests, that you can DIY, and that's super easy!So I got a little crazy this year for the Favorite Things Party Invitations. Did you see them? I sort of wanted those to be the "wow," factor this year, but I have a feeling I'll go overboard with something at the actual party, too. I just can't help myself.In the invitation box, I included these DIY Flower Seed packets. I was inspired by the flower seeds that I received from Amber Housley, when she sent them as a...
DIY Patio Curtain Tie Backs: I HATED to spend a fortune on patio curtain tie-backs. I had already spent enough on the curtains, so I started to look for DIY ideas, to create my own, and it was a SUCCESS!If you've been following along on my Facebook page or Instagram, you've probably noticed the talk about my new DIY Patio Curtain Tie-Backs that I've hinted around about. You know me, and when I find a good thing, I can't keep it to myself. So this time it was no different, and I have been keeping you updated on the...
Favorite Things Party Invitation Ideas: Every year, I host a Favorite Things Party, and try to have one big "wow" factor. This year, it's the invites. Well... maybe.So we all know I love a good "WOW," factor at all of the parties that I style and host. With the first Favorite Things Party, the "wow," factor was the food. The second party, the "martini bar." This year... I'm thinking it's the invites.I wanted each and every lady to feel pretty, and fabulous, when she received the invitation for my Favorite Things Party. You see, a lot of my girlfriends...
Free Printable Baby Shower Advice Cards: "Late Night Wishes..." for the Mom to be! Free download printable for a new mom, or a multiple-time mom!I recently helped cohost a baby shower for a dear friend who was expecting her second little bundle of joy. With the mindset of keeping it laid back and casual, we decided to keep everything low key, and do a little something that would be meaningful... rather than play baby shower games.
Free Printable Baby Shower Advice Cards Instead of GamesThe idea of each guest writing a little note to the mommy, came to mind. So......
Cookie Decorating for Beginners: with Royal Icing. Sharing tips and tricks on how to make cookie decorating easier, with royal icing! If you've been following over on Facebook, I've been sharing a few videos of little tips and tricks about my cookie decorating adventure. If you're like me, you've been "ooooh'ing & ahhhh'ing," over those professional cookie decorating videos all over Facebook.
Cookie Decorating for Beginners with Royal Icing
I had made the decision that I was going to attempt it, and I knew going into it, that my cookies wouldn't look near as good as their's, but I didn't mind.
I just wanted...
"You are my Sunshine Valentine," Classroom Valentines Idea - Kids get SO much candy at Valentine's Day parties, and these Sunglasses Valentines are the perfect way to avoid adding to the "sweets!
There's something about Valentine's Day, that makes me all "giddy," inside. Perhaps it's because I'm surrounded by boys all year long, and when Valentine's Day rolls around, I'm suddenly able to go crazy with pink & red, and NO ONE can say anything about it. ;)"You Are My Sunshine Valentine," Classroom Valentines
If you're like myself, I'm always trying to think of a way to create non-candy related items for my...
Having a chalkboard in your home is FABULOUS way to incorporate each holiday and season that comes around.
From the minute we moved in to our house, I knew I wanted a large chalkboard in our foyer. Visions of little rabbits for Easter, hearts for Valentine's Day, and snowflakes for winter, were all in my head, and I couldn't wait to get "drawing."
This year, my friend Kate came over, and while helping me prepare for my Favorite Things party, I looked at her and ever so gently asked, got down on my knees and BEGGED, her to create something beautiful...
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If you're like me, you're all about last minute, simple gifts.
I'm the worst procrastinator about some things, and that includes gift-buying. I LOVE giving gifts. Like, my heart goes CRAZY pitter-pat, when I give someone something. I love seeing their face light up, of surprise, or thankfulness.
But there's just some reason that I REALLY drag out buying a gift. So, I usually find myself scrambling at the last minute to come up with something. To ease the stress...
Hey friends, Fotini from Farmhouse Chic Blog here! It's that time of the month again, where I get to come and hang out with you here today!! I hope that you've been doing great and are looking forward to the Holidays! We sure are at our house!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that we do something special called " 25 days of Christmas" each year with our kids. You can read more about that here! And of course with Christmas, what's the most anticipated thing? Presents, of course! Today I'm going to share with you a simple,...
Prepping for my Favorite Things Party, and sharing my favorite markers for you adult coloring lovers out there, and a trick for those who don't consider themselves a pro at hand lettering!
This weekend, I had some major down-time, and I knew I wanted to spend it relaxing. But if you're here for the first time... you may not know that I have a problem with feeling like I have to do TWO things at once, or I feel like time is slipping through my fingers, if I'm sitting around, not accomplishing "something." With my Favorite Things Party coming up, I...
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Every year, I seem to over-do it financially, when it comes to gift giving.
Why? Why in the world do we do that to ourselves? This year, I've really thought about how I can still be the "gift-giver," that I want to be, without breaking the bank.
DIY gift ideas are ALL OVER Pinterest. I thought, "Why can't I spend pennies, making something that would...
Surprise Surprise... I'm hooked on Buffalo Check Plaid this season.
I'm sure you assumed that when you saw these FREE Gift Tags below, that I created for you, when they all had a little buffalo plaid character all over them.Buffalo Check Plaid "NOEL," Free Printable
To carry on with the theme, I wanted to created another free printable for you, but I wanted to throw in a little "red," this time, and make it a printable that you can frame and place around a cozy little spot in your home!If you're feeling frisky with your printer, I'm almost betting that you can figure...
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Creating a dessert bar doesn't have to be complicated... Really!
We invited our closest friends over for dinner, and since we hadn't seen them in what felt like AGES, I wanted to do a little something special to make it up to them, and surprise them with a dessert bar.Yes, I know what you're thinking:Jessica, you're crazy. Who has time to do something like that during the holiday season?But I'm so ecstatic to tell you that you TOO can...
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Can you believe my husband and I have lived in our current home, OVER two years? That's never happened. If you've been on our home tour, then you know we move constantly. We build, move-in, sell, repeat. But for some reason, we've hung on to this house a little longer than usual. I have to think it's because of all the "thought," that we put into the design of this one, so we can have the room to...