DIY Gift Idea: Sangria for Friends. So easy to put together, and the drink dispenser can be used again and again! Perfect for housewarming, Christmas gift, or a Just Because!
Hey you! I'm so glad that you're here. If this is your first time here, you're going to find tons of simple and easy recipes, home decor, and so much more around here! Start HERE!DIY Gift Idea: Sangria for Friends
Ok, so I LOVE a good gift idea, especially when it involves a drink dispenser. I've been known to create a housewarming gift with a drink dispenser, or fill it with my...
Teddy Bear Food Idea - DIY Bear Cookies: A "beary" good food or snack idea for kids, for a birthday party treat, dessert, sweets, or party favor idea.DIY Teddy Bear Cookies
My friend and I were grocery shopping together the other day (Yes, it's WAY more fun to grocery shop with a friend), and we stood in the snack cake isle drooling brainstorming over cute ways to create a fun treat for our kiddos, making something out of something on the shelves.The minute I saw the Little Debbie Star Crunch's, I saw the potential "fur," of a little critter. I...
Gift Idea for Him: "I think you're red Hot" Gift Basket Ideas. Always needing a gift idea for my husband, I decided a toolbox full of a lot of his favorite things (in red) would be the perfect gift!Gift Idea for Him
It's the struggle that a lot of women experience once a year...
Valentine's Day gift ideas for him
Right? Can I get an amen? Heck, Valentine's Day isn't the only holiday that I struggle with gift ideas for my husband. It's ANY gift ideas for my husband. The man has everything he could possibly want. He's one of those, "He...
This post was created in partnership with Ninja Coffee Bar® System. I received complimentary products and compensation to facilitate my review, but all opinions within are my own.DIY Coffee Bar Ideas for the Kitchen: An easy set-up for a small coffee station in the kitchen, dining room, or any small space in your home. Keeping it simple, and cute!I'm slightly crushing on DIY coffee bar ideas all over Pinterest. Ok, ok, a LOT crushing on them. Ever since we moved in to our home a couple of years ago (have I mentioned that we are listing this one soon?? I...
A Hostess Bread Basket Gift Idea is incredibly thoughtful, and something that the hostess can put out that evening to let guests enjoy, or even at a later date!Hostess Bread Basket Gift Idea
If you've dug in to the blog much at all, you may have seen the Sunshine Gift Basket, New Baby Gift Basket and the Relaxation Gift Basket that I created for a few people in my life. I absolutely adore building gift baskets, and thinking a little outside of the box when creating them.When we made the White Chocolate Spiced Pecans, and the Homemade Blackberry Butter the...
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,...
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...
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...
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Growing up, football was on our tv every Sunday afternoon, and Monday night, during the season. Oh the days of the turn dial tv channel changer, when my dad would ask us if we'd be his human remote, and literally stand at the tv and flip the channels, back and forth between each game going on. :)
These days, in my own home, I get more excited about decorating a party for everyone coming over for the big game, rather than sitting...
"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...
Oh how fun this Vintage Christmas party would have been.
Yes... I said, "Would have been." :(One of my kiddos came down with a fever a couple of days before our annual Santa Night Party this year. Unfortunately, his little body can't handle fevers like some others can. He's one of the not-so-lucky ones that suffer from febrile seizures. The morning before our party date, he once again had a seizure, and once the craziness calmed down... I immediately sent out notifications to our friends, letting them know that we had to cancel the party for this year, so we...
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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I can't thank Regions Bank enough for sponsoring my little DIY Hot Chocolate Gift Idea that I'm sharing with you today, through Mom It Forward! #RegionsGreetings
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...
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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...
Now that Thanksgiving Day is over, I can officially tell y’all Merry Christmas! It’s Bethany from Southern Couture, and I am so ecstatic for Christmas and December. I just can’t wait for all the excitement this time of year brings.
Today I am sharing an idea for a fun snack or even party favor that you can make and have your guests enjoy at your holiday parties this year. Winter means snow, which makes all of us, and especially the kids think of "Frozen." This "Frozen," inspired popcorn snack is perfect this winter.
Frozen Inspired PopcornI just love this snack because...
Plaid is all the rage this season. I mean... I can't tell you how many times, I've seen and have used myself,
I'm a sucker for buffalo plaid, and honestly... Target didn't help my plaid obsession this year when they had it all over their dollar spot. This photo below, is seriously the buffet in my dining room.
I.Have.A.Problem. I'm.Addicted.To.Target.Dollar.SpotBut instead of cleaning and organizing my dining room buffet this morning, I thought I'd slack and create free printable gift tags for you, instead. ;)FREE Buffalo Plaid Gift Tags
If you're a fan of the buffalo plaid like me, then I...
Hey you! It's Fotini here from Farmhouse Chic Blog! I have the great pleasure of hanging out with you here today! Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and whether you're hosting dinner or going to families house, I wanted to share with you the simple way of how to create an elegant arrangement! It's a Thanksgiving day must-have! Your guests will be awe-struck when they see your gorgeous creation!How to Create an Elegant Arrangement:
To begin, you will want to pick up a wet foam block from the craft store. While you're there pick up a gorgeous decorative bowl or use one you already...