Having a map handy is such a great way to remember where all the states are and using the map to pin places you’ve been is a fun family activity.
Friday, August 28, 2015
TGIF friends! It’s the last Friday of the August and for many of you, your kids already headed back to school. My son starts back on Monday and my social media streams are full of photos & posts of the first day of school – from the first day of Kindergarten all the way college move in day. I thought I’d stroll through my archives and reshare some ideas that you can use as your kids head back to school or throughout the school year.
Friday, August 14, 2015
I call these Mookies. Cookies baked in a muffin tin. This wasn’t actually intended to be a post here on the blog. I just made these “Mookies” for the family and decided to snap a few photos with my phone. The Mookies were such a hit with my family and my son’s friends, that I felt I had to share them with you.
Friday, August 7, 2015
If you have a college-age kid heading back to school, you may want to use some of these great ideas I’ve rounded up. A lot of the inspiration photos of dorm rooms floating around are not realistic. Dorm rooms are tiny. I have dozens of friends who’s kids left for college last year when my son did. We compared note and photos, texting back and forth. My son lucked out and his school offered dorm rooms that had a little more breathing room than most. He had his own large closet and he and his roommate shared a bathroom with the two guys in the next room. Even still, squeezing everything into a small space is a challenge. If you have a boy, these ideas will still work – just change up the color scheme.
Friday, July 17, 2015
TGIF everyone! We did again. We crafted, sewed, baked, decorated, diy’d and inspired each other through another week. We’re right in the middle of summer so I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend. I’m hoping to tackle a bedroom bureau makeover that I’m excited about. We’ll see how much I get done. In the meantime, enjoy this burst of summer color that is totally inspiring me right now. What do you think about these Fiesta, Mediterranean, and bright and bold colors?
Friday, June 12, 2015
Hello, hello everyone and happy Friday! I’ve been away this week on business travel. Have you missed me? You probably didn’t even know I was away. Since I can preschedule posts, I got busy and decided not to call on guest posters.
I’ll be back today. Fingers crossed I don’t arrive home to a complete disaster and mess at home. I left hubs and the teenager to fend for themselves. Anyway, while I was preparing for my trip I was focused on traveling tips and gathered up these goodies to share with you. Not your typical, packing hacks but little things that can help one de-stress, boost your energy, and make travel a little more comfortable. So while I get settled, enjoy these great ideas for your next trip.
Friday, June 5, 2015
It's Friday everyone. Yippee! I hope you have something absolutely wonderful planned for the weekend. I'm leaving this weekend, traveling for work, so while I finish scrambling and packing, enjoy these pretty ideas perfect for June. And even though I'm away next week, I've prescheduled posts so we won't miss a beat here on homework.
Friday, May 29, 2015
And just like that we’ve arrived at the last Friday of May. It seems like just the other day, we were all recovering from the holiday madness and looking ahead to spring. Now summer is literally around the corner. I hope you have some fun and relaxing activities planned for the weekend. I’m getting ready to travel for business (my day job) so I’ll be running around picking up last minutes things and finalizing my outfits. A week of meetings, dinners and more meetings requires a lot of planning. I’m a little stressed about my business travel so I’ve been gazing at some pretty things in my favorite color - light blue. While I make yet another list enjoy this blue inspiration.
Friday, May 22, 2015
TGIF everyone! Here in the U.S. we have a 3-day weekend! I can’t wait to have that extra day so I can get caught up. What are you planning for the weekend? I’m thinking about trying some natural plant dye. I’ll probably start with beets. I just love the deep rich color a beets and can’t wait to try my hand at dying some fabric or paper. I’ve been checking out some ideas and gathered up some of my favorites to share with you. Enjoy these fantastic projects while I get ready to boil some beets.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Happy Friday and weekend everyone. What do you have planned for the weekend? I hope something fun, maybe some relaxation time and of course a little creativity. I’ve been so inspired by all the beautiful beet recipes I’ve been seeing lately. I’m thinking about picking up some beets and experimenting this weekend. Be on the lookout for something beet-related from me. In the meantime, be inspired by these gorgeous beet recipes.
Enjoy and I’ll see you back here on Monday!
Friday, May 8, 2015
TGIF everyone! We made it through another week – decorating, crafting, baking, cooking, sewing and more. What are you up to this weekend? I’ll be doing more spring cleaning and organizing. Plus, I’m getting ready for some business travel in June for my day job and I think a shopping trip for some new clothes might be in the schedule. Between all that, I’m thinking about how I can collect some copper items to add to my décor.
Have you noticed the copper trend lately? I used to have some great cupper mugs and I’m hoping I stored them in the attic. The problem is there are so many boxes up there, it would take me all day to find them. I love the warmth that copper pieces adds to a table, mantel or hutch so it might be worth a trip up to the dusty attic. In the meantime, enjoy these lovely copper examples.
Friday, April 24, 2015
From one day to the next, I think I could redecorate my kitchen with any of these styles and be happy. At least for a while and then I’d redecorate again. What about you? Do you have a set style or do you like to try different looks?
Friday, April 17, 2015
I love shopping at the Dollar Store. Nothing makes me happier than finding something for a dollar and then transforming it into a useful or decorative piece. These are some of the best dollar store ideas I’ve come across. I can’t wait to make some of these projects.
Friday, April 10, 2015
TGIF friends! We made it through another week sharing creativity. I’m hoping to get caught up this weekend and create some new projects to share with you, clean my house and put away the laundry that’s been sitting in baskets since last weekend (no lie!). And if I have time, I would love to work on refreshing with some of these amazing spring projects I found.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Happy Friday everyone. For many of us this Sunday is Easter. I thought I’d leave you with some Weekend Inspiration to make good use of those Easter leftovers you might have. If you’re not celebrating Easter, these are still some great recipes to check out.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Happy Friday everyone. High fives and fist bumps – we crafted and created our way through another week. Are you excited for the weekend? I know I am. Today I’m sharing some wonderful Easter Egg inspiration from Martha Stewart Living that you can make this weekend.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
For some reason, I’ve had mushrooms on my mind lately. I recently posted an Asian Vegetable Stir Fry that included Shitake Mushrooms and a Light Fixture to Mushroom Night Light Upcycle. Then without realizing I was getting a little mushroom obsessed, I gathered these mushroom ideas for the Weekend Inspiration. But aren’t these mushroom ideas amazing – I mean how can you not hop on the mushroom train.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Can I just say… TGIF! What a week! How about you? Are you ready for the weekend? I thought these beautiful pink projects were just the medicine I needed to kick off the weekend.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Happy Friday everyone. Can you believe it, we’re heading into March and with it comes all the goodness of spring. Here in Southern California, it’s definitely time to start thinking about the spring vegetable garden. I am determined to get a good crop of tomatoes this year and so I’m going to be doing some further research on some of these tomato varieties.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Happy Friday everyone! We crafted, sewed, cooked, baked, decorated and created our way through another week. Hooray! Here are some links I’m thinking about tackling this weekend. How about you? What’s on your creative list?