Decorating With Red

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RED!!!…The never ending topic of decorating conversations. Do you use it?  Do you get rid of it?  Am I tired of it? WHY do I miss it?  When we built our home 8 some years ago, reds, yellows and blacks were all the rage. Warmer colors were everywhere you looked. But quickly, just like all styles, it seemed the popular colors started to change and I personally found myself with A LOT of red decor and not sure what direction to go. To change a home’s ENTIRE color scheme can be VERY pricey, and honestly at times, not always doable. In my basement, I was such a LOVER of RED at the time, I painted my big wood hood over my wet bar this trending color! So Red was VERY much a permeant fixture in my home. As I saw the trends shifting from warmer to cooler tones, I was even more determined to embrace the red in my basement while still somehow [Read More…]

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March Madness – 16 Sweet Ideas

16 Sweet Ideas for March Madness - This has everything I need for a great basketball party!

We are so excited for March Madness to start!  What about you? To get you ready for the fun, we’ve gathered ’16 Sweet’ ideas for your March Madness Party!  Food, decor, printables… we’ve got you covered! 16 Sweet Ideas for March Madness 1 – Basketball Table Décor from Occasions 2 – Basketball Sliders from Hungry Happenings 3 – Basketball Snack Tags from Salt and Pepper Moms 4 – Basketball Cupcakes from The Crafting Chicks  5 – Basketball Party Drinks from Spaceships and Laser Beams 6 –  How to make a basketball bag from Instructables  7 – Ultimate March Madness Date from The Dating Divas 8 – Basketball Centerpiece from Project Momma 9 – Pizza stand from Homemaking Hacks 10 –  Basketball Nails Tutorial from Polish Pals  11 – Table setting from Be Different… Act Normal 12 – Basketball Blanket Tutorial from The Misadventures of Handmade  13 – Basketball Wreath from Seven Layer Charlotte 14 –  Printable Basketball Tournament Bracket from [Read More…]

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Cranberry Orange Smoothie

Cranberry Orange Smoothie: A great energy booster and source of vitamin C

Hey there! It’s Sydney from Tastefully Frugal again and I’m excited to be here today to share with you my latest and greatest secret. One of my goals for 2015 was to wake up earlier every day so I could get more accomplished and spend more dedicated time with my boys. So far I’ve been able to keep that goal and my secret for doing so (and not falling asleep before the kids do) is smoothies. You see, I’m not a coffee drinker and caffeine gives me the jitters. Plus, I am trying to eat healthier too so smoothies fit right into the mix. After doing lots of research online, AKA Pinterest,  I found that smoothies are a great way to help wake you up in the morning and give you energy throughout the day. I tried a few different fruits and veggie combos and found that the one I’m sharing with you today is not only good for boosting your energy [Read More…]

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Youth Infinity Scarf in 15 Minutes!

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I’m so excited to be sharing inspiration for Youth Infinity Scarves today using Riley Blake’s knit fabric!  We love Riley Blake Designs…the fabric & the people.  We love being a part of their design team. I could not wait to make something using their adorable striped knit material.  My little girls and nieces are loving fashion scarves right now…especially in this winter season.  I made the cutest infinity scarves.  I’m not lying when I say they literally took 15 minutes!  I can’t believe how adorable they turned out…these are my beautiful nieces modeling them! First, cut your material.  You will need two strips of knit fabric.  10 in x 56 inch (for a wider scarf) and 6 in x 56 in (for a thinner scarf-better for smaller girls). Next, place the right sides together and pin along the edges.  You will now sew along both long edges making a 1/2 seam. This is the next part…a little tricky but after doing [Read More…]

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Colorful Burlap Wreath

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Hello! I’m Ginger from, and I am so excited to be here today sharing this super easy & fun colorful burlap wreath! This wreath provides that fun pop of color to your front door that is perfect for spring. Who’s ready for spring? I know I am. So let’s get started! You’ll need a few supplies for this project: foam wreath form wide burlap ribbon glue gun & glue sticks 4 burlap flowers I found these (already made!) burlap flowers for a few dollars each at the craft store. They come in so many fun colors. I’m sure you can find some to match your home decor!  First I wrapped my wreath form with the burlap ribbon. I used the hot glue gun every couple of inches or so to secure the ribbon to the wreath. Be careful the hot glue is hot, & the burlap is pretty porous. You don’t want to burn yourself. I’m talking from experience. After my wreath form [Read More…]

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Daisies on Denim


This post is sponsored by Michaels. All opinions are my own. I have a secret.  I love hand stitching.  I think that’s why I loved this Daisies on Denim project so much! I haven’t hand stitched since my fun Tree Ornaments and don’t do it as often as I would like. So when I saw this fun denim canvas at Michaels, I snatched it right up so I could stitch away. I love using different textures for the background of my stitching.  It adds so much to the piece. So here’s how you can make your own in minutes. You’ll need: Denim canvas–available only in Michaels Stores. needle and embroidery floss, the green is 701, and the pink/red is 891 Martha Stewart Craft Daisy Flower stickers, found at Michaels You can also use a fabric marker or pencil. I don’t really use these, I just freehand it. Start by adding your daisies where you want them.  Remember using an odd number is [Read More…]

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Canvas Photo Wall

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We are so excited to be apart of Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke’s 5th Installment of Decorating with Pictures!  We love her ideas…especially for photography & photos!  I’m excited to share my Canvas photo wall as part of this series. When I was re-designing my front living space, I knew I wanted a photo wall.  I love to decorate with photos!  I have a big wall with vaulted ceilings and knew how amazing big canvas wraps would look.  So I planned out my gallery wall!  I can’t wait to share how it turned out!  I LOVE it!  I wish you could see it in person.  These photos do not do it justice:) I chose recent photos of my children with blues and grays, which tied perfectly into my new room colors and decor. I ordered my canvas photos from Black River Imaging…they are amazing!.  You can order one of their Gallery Wrap Clusters, or make your own wall using their [Read More…]

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Last Minute Valentine Printable


Hello and Aloha to all you Crafting Chicks!  It’s Lara from Hapagirl.  Since I have to have knee surgery on the 20th of February I really didn’t feel up to do a lot of decorating  for Valentine’s Day so I created a this free Valentine printable and was so excited to share it with all of you.  I love this frame I found and spray painted gold (I love the look of silver Mercury glass and gold so I tend to mix the two a lot in my decorating).  I keep certain seasonal printables I design in this frame so I am not continually changing everything in my house. I did this printable 5 x 7 so it will fit a frame or as a Valentine’s card front.  It would also be a darling page to add to a mini album or even in a wedding album. I have many more projects and ideas on my blog Hapagirl so hope [Read More…]

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15 Amazing Casserole Bakes

15 Amazing Casserole Bakes - These look so good! I know what I'm making for dinner!

Casserole Bakes We love a good Casserole Bake!  These dishes are perfect when you’re short on time.  They are also great dishes when you are bringing dinner to a friend or neighbor! We’ve gathered 15 of the most amazing Casserole Bakes for you!  You’re going to love them! Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole from Jo Cooks Swedish Meatball Casserole from Pocket Change Gourmet Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Tomato Bake from ifoodreal Beef & Noodle Casserole from Six Sisters’ Stuff Chicken Noodle Bake from The Crafting Chicks Meatball Sub Bubble Up Bake from Life With The Crust Cut Off Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti from Gimme Some Oven Teriyaki Chicken Casserole from Oh, Sweet Basil Topless Chicken Pot Pie from The Crafting Chicks Spicy Smoked Sausage Alfredo Bake from Let’s Dish Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole from Mom On Time Out Baked Spaghetti from Budget Bytes Sweet Potato & Quinoa Bake from Super Healthy Kids Chicken Fettuccine Casserole from Somewhat Simple Quinoa [Read More…]

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Valentine Poppers

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Hello there!  It’s Katie from The Casual Craftlete blog.  Have you started thinking about ideas for Valentine’s day yet?  Well, today I am sharing some fun Valentine Poppers.  You can fill these cute poppers with lots of little goodies, confetti and they even making a popping noise!  They are simple to assemble and take around 5 to 10 minutes to make. Valentine’s Day is probably my favorite holiday of the year.  I love all the pretty red and pink colors, flowers, hearts, chocolate and cute gifts.  I had such a fun time making these poppers for my daughter.  She is going to be so surprised to open them on February 14. Here are the materials I used to make the Valentine Poppers: Toilet paper tubes Cracker snaps Tissue paper Scrapbook paper Curling ribbon Tape Scissors Fill with: Confetti Small goodies Candy Here is how I assemble the Valentine Poppers:  First I started by cutting a toilet paper tube in half. [Read More…]

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