Category Archives: let’s get crafty

party animal cupcakes

party animal cupcakes
Our little lady just turned two! We celebrated her big day with party animal cupcakes inspired by our many trips to the zoo. I got these cute critters at Party City and dolled them up with some frilly ribbon I had around the studio.  You could also use foil pipe cleaners.  I then created a printable page of ‘2’ toppers, used a 3/4″ paper punch and glued them on to sucker sticks.  You can download the .

8 imaginative ways to recycle a wood pallet

8 imaginative ways to recycle a wood pallet
To many people an old pallet may just look like a pile of wood that should be tossed out, but to some it represents a world of possibilities. Wood that can be re-used, re-cycled, or up-cycled into something decorative or functional for your home and family. We think it’s worth taking a peek at what these clever bloggers came up with… Add a beautiful splash of color to your backyard with this DIY Upcycled .

6 great games to play at a wedding shower

6 great games to play at a wedding shower
Entertaining guests at a wedding shower is no easy task. In between the food and the opening of gifts, there always needs to be a sprinkling of fun for friends and family. Get them involved in the festivities by playing one of these updated games at your next shower–not a bingo board in sight, we promise!   “Who Has the Groom?”–a cute way to incorporate the men of the wedding into a game. Lisa .

control chaos with a DIY family command center

control chaos with a DIY family command center
A place for everything and everything in its place…ahhh, if only the world actually worked like that! Fortunately, a few of our fellow bloggers have taken this problem to task and come up with some clever projects that will help you cut down on the clutter of everyday home life. Depending on the needs of your household, you can start with just a binder that organizes your paperwork or go all out and create .

how to give an old dresser a fancy facelift

how to give an old dresser a fancy facelift
Want to learn how to breathe new life into a dresser that has seen better days? Maybe it’s an old dresser that you’ve had for years and needs an update–or if you don’t happen to have one of these hanging around the house, you’re bound to come across one at a thrift store or garage sale. Whatever the case–these sturdy pieces of furniture can easily be refreshed with one of the techniques shown below. .

just say yes to yarnbombing

just say yes to yarnbombing
Yarnbombing is believed to have originated in the US when a group of Texas knitters was trying to find a creative way to use their leftover yarn. Since then, this form of non-permanent street art has been bringing smiles to people worldwide. We believe you don’t have to be a knitter to partake in this fun so we’ve found lots of ways to create unexpected pops of color that transform a cold or sterile .

a bundle of fresh & fun baby shower games

a bundle of fresh & fun baby shower games
Hosting a baby shower for a dear friend or family member? Update the agenda for your guests with one of these peachy keen party ideas. There’s not a bingo board to be found here–instead, we found a slew of interesting new games and activities that will keep your party participants and guest of honor entertained and engaged. How well do you know the parents-to-be? Guests read over facts and decide if it applies to .

shaving cream shenanigans

shaving cream shenanigans
Since our lil’ Lolo is almost on her way to being two I thought we could take a shot at dying Easter eggs with her this year. After perusing piles of egg decorating ideas on Pinterest, I decided that the shaving cream method would probably would be the most fun. (classic rookie mom choice, right?) Well, I was definitely right when it came to the fun factor.  She got right into the mix and also .

7 walls that make a stunning statement

7 walls that make a stunning statement
Take a step “outside the box” when it comes to your home decor and create a statement wall in your abode. It can be a splash of pattern using paint or create your own unique design using objects to make one wall stand out in a room. Just take a gander at what these clever folks came up with to take their room to the next level…   These may be only simple stripes, .

soothe your skin in a blissful bubble bath

soothe your skin in a blissful bubble bath
Who is ready for spring?!? We’ve had a pretty mild winter here in Michigan, but the weather is beginning to take its toll on my skin. Create your own in-home spa experience with one of these luxurious DIY bubble bath recipes. You’ll leave your tub feeling refreshed, relaxed, and pampered–we’ve also included some bathtime fun for the kids in the mix… Click here to find the recipe for Hello Glow’s Honey Vanilla Bubble Bath. .