How to Make Fourth of July Decorations

4th of July table decorations with flowers

How to Make Fourth of July Decorations The 4th of July is probably my favorite holiday! Family from all over the East Coast gathers in PA at my mom's place for the whole weekend. We have a giant cookout, volleyball games, water balloon battles, and of course we watch fireworks. Every year I try to bring a gift for my mom! She is a very special lady and her hospitality goes above and beyond so I just want to give her a little something to say thanks and I love you! I usually try to make it ...

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My Dream Party Station! Girls with Power Tools!

I finished my table using power tools

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by RYOBI and Everywhere Agency has provided me with compensation for this post; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. #RYOBINation  Let me just say that girls with power tools rock! I love working with my hands and building something. It feels great! It all started when my husband and I built our garage together. During the day while he was at work I framed all the walls by myself while my infant son took his naps. It took me weeks but ...

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How to Make a Ring Toss Game so you can Sip Your Summer

Create time for you with snapple and a ring toss game for the kids to play

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SipYourSummer #CollectiveBias Close your eyes for a moment and imagine: A cool breeze is blowing gently rocking you as you relax in your hammock sipping on a sweet tea on a warm summer afternoon. Aaaahhhh! This is what summer is all about! Relaxing maybe dozing off a bit.   Then out of no where you hear: "MOOOOMMMMM!!! I'M BORED!!" Boom! Your restful afternoon siesta gone ...

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How to Hollow Out Oranges

How to hollow out oranges to use as fruit bowls filed with blackberries so easy so pretty

How to Hollow Out Oranges A few weeks ago, we stayed at a lovely bed and breakfast in Lynchburg, VA. We had a four course breakfast that was insanely good. One of the courses was fresh berries served in an orange. The berries were good but I thought the presentation was so cute and clever. It would be perfect for a nice luncheon or maybe a bridal shower brunch. I decided to try to make them myself. And since I was able to figure it out, I am sharing the steps with you on how to hollow ...

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Freshman Year Survival Kit Graduation Gift Idea

Freshman Survival Kit Graduation Gift

Freshman Year Survival Kit Graduation Gift Idea Are you looking for a gift for the high school graduate in your life? I know I always need ideas. I am a youth group leader at my church which means I am fortunate to be able to celebrate the success and hard work of many students as they complete their high school careers and move onto college. This year I decided to make a freshman year survival kit gift for one of my students. Because I am lucky enough to have so many great young people ...

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Graduation Personalized Gifts: Money Graduation Wreath

Graduation Personalized Gifts: Money Graduation Wreath

Graduation Personalized Gifts Money Graduation Wreath It is that time again. Graduation. The start of a new life. Well the start of adulthood, the time when your children become adults and they are done with required school. I can't imagine how exciting it is to have a graduate and how difficult it is to let go of your baby. I do know that graduating high school or college is a huge accomplishment and it deserves a gift. In our home cash and gift cards have always been welcome. I mean ...

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Simple Playdough Recipe

2 Ingredient Simple Playdough Recipe

Simple Playdough Recipe This Simple Playdough Recipe is a great way to recycle. Do you have conditioner that you do not like? What do you do with it? This is a great way to put it to use. If you have lotions that you're tired of the scents, this is a nice way to change it up. I can tell you I hate the smell of a traditional playdough but my kids love playing with playdough, that meant that I had to find a way to make playdough for my kids that smells good. The result turned out great, I ...

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Easy Mother’s Day Flower Craft: Coffee Filter Flowers

Coffee Filter Flowers

Easy Mother’s Day Flower Craft: Coffee Filter Flowers Happy Spring Ya'll! When I looked out my window this morning I noticed that my tulips from last year are starting to sprout! I'm so excited that they made it through the winter! Seeing those little buds gave me some inspiration for a fun Mother's Day craft to do you with my daughter! This Easy Mother's Day Flower Craft is super cute, colorful and made out of something you probably already have, coffee filters! This would be so fun to ...

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What Can You Recycle in the Bathroom?

Recycling tips for items found in the bathroom

Disclosure: This post was brought to you by CARE TO RECYCLE® and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own and I hope you enjoy them. What can you recycle in the bathroom? Earth Day is almost here. That means we all must take charge of our surroundings and figure out ways to make the items we use last longer or uses them in a new way. I know we all have what I call life hacks for the bathroom so I polled a group of my friends to get their best tips for recycling items found in a ...

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How to Make a Baby Diaper Wreath

Learn how to make a baby diaper wreath

How to Make a Baby Diaper Wreath I was recently invited to a baby shower and I was thinking of what baby shower gift to bring, I want to give them something memorable and of course pratical and looks nice. Since I'm crafty, I decided to make a personalized baby shower gift using diapers because we all know they will need tons of diapers. The result turned out to be super cute so I wanted to share with you my super easy tutorial on how to make a baby diaper wreath. The wreath that I made is ...

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