Show + Tell No. 125 :: Great Summer Ideas

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler via Homespun with Love

You guys, it's not quite August and already I feel summer is coming to an end. Sad. The television is showing back-to-school ads non-stop and while the boys don't go back to school for three more weeks, I am starting to see first day of school posts popping up in my Instagram feed! Where did it go? Truthfully, I am looking forward to the routine that comes with a more regular schedule. We've got some fun things planned and I can't wait to share them with you. In the meantime, I thought we could all hang on to summer a little bit longer with a handful of the great summertime ideas that … [Read more...]

Favorite Craft Supply Giveaway

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Happy Monday! It's always fun to kick off the week with a giveaway full of goodies!!! Today you have a chance to win over $400 in craft supplies...WHAT? WHAT? Yep. $400 in crafting supplies. So fun! I've joined up with 38 other bloggers who've picked one of their favorite crafting tools to give to ONE lucky winner (AND IT COULD BE YOU!!!!) We have everything from washi tape, to chalk paint and baker's twine, to sharpies. Crafty heaven! Those of you how know me, know that I am sort of in love with anything that sparkles or glitters. I look for every possible occasion to incorporate it … [Read more...]

Show + Tell No. 124: Summer DIY Ideas

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You guys, time flies. It really does. I don't know if it's the addition of kids in my life, or age, but the days seem to slip away faster than ever. I can hardly believe that we're already mid-way through July...Back-to-school is really right around the corner and I can't decide if that makes me happy, or if I want to cry. In the spirit of living in the moment, I am highlighting a few of the fun summer DIY ideas that were shared in last week's Show + Tell Party. Show + Tell Highlights I am really digging mid-century modern styles right now. So refreshing and simple. Don't the clean lines … [Read more...]

Pina Colada Mini Donuts

Pina Colada Mini Donut Recipe via @SnapConf

If there's one flavor that deserves to be the official "sip of summer," it's got to be pina colada. There's nothing quite like it on a hot summer day. We've been making coconut pineapple drinks and icy pops for weeks and I thought it was time to take the sugary-sweet taste to a whole new level and pina colada mini donuts were born... So when my friend Vanessa suggested a group of us share mini donut recipes on the same day, taking a yum-tastic flavor and infusing it into a donut really wasn't much of a stretch. Last year's S'mores mini donuts remain one of the most popular recipes … [Read more...]

Show + Tell No. 123

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Dudes. Today I am giving myself a big fat #FAIL! Seriously. I am working on a wonderful post for next week celebrating my favorite food in the world...DONUTS. I make donuts all the time and have never had a problem, but today I am crying into my mixing bowl because I have ruined two batches!!! How does someone manage to ruin two batches of donuts you ask? Well, it's a whole lotta not paying attention apparently. You all have such lovely photos every single week. Please tell me that you occasionally have a craft (or in this case baking) fail of your own. I need to commiserate with … [Read more...]

Show + Tell: Last Minute Fourth of July Ideas

Stars and Stripes Bunting - Free Printable

Happy Show + Tell Wednesday (or maybe Tuesday night if you're really eager)!!! It's been a crazy couple of week's 'round these parts... We've finally completed our Snap 2014 sponsor reporting and we're busy gearing up for 2014. I am really excited about our plans for next year though...#offthehook #nolie If you follow my personal account over on Instagram, you might know that I've also been busier than expected this summer working on American Crafts purchase of We R Memory Keepers. I love the WRMK brand and I am so excited to be working with the brand. In celebration, I … [Read more...]

Martha Stewart Inspired Tomato Mozzarella Salad

Easy Five Ingredient Tomato Mozzarella Salad - The fresh, light ingredients make this the perfect summer salad!

Hey you guuuys! I am so excited to be sharing today's post. It's a little bit about Martha Stewart, donuts, a cook book my friends at Macy's and a really super-delicious tomato mozzarella salad - a salad inspired by Martha herself. If we're friends on social media (and I am sure we are, right?) you probably saw the slightly stalker-like posts I shared last week about my visit with Martha... Okay. So I wasn't really that intense (I hope), but I was very excited that Macy's sent out a copy of her latest book - Martha's American Food - and invited me to pop in for a visit to get it … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Paper Firecrackers

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School has been out for three weeks 'round here and already we've a chorus of "I'm bored." These pronouncements typically come after I'm in the midst of a project. It's not enough that we have more than 100 ideas in our jar of summer fun and so, I try to come up with companion projects when I can. We've been working toward a fun patriotic celebration recently and I've had a little help with the centerpieces - Fourth of July Paper Firecrackers. What kid boy doesn't love firecrackers? There are two reasons that the boys love projects like this one. First, it's easy. So, so easy. Second? It … [Read more...]

Show + Tell: Fourth of July Celebration Ideas

Fabulous Fourth of July Ideas via @snapconf #fourthofjuly #patriotic

Seriously. I used to look forward to Show + Tell Wednesdays. Perusing your amazing posts was an amazing opportunity to get to know you... Then the allergy diet of 2014 happened... Now I just find myself staring at the page, mouth-watering and completely zoned out! Seriously. The trials I endure.... Just kidding. I still love Show + Tell Wednesdays and I have a file full of amazing recipes to try! Today I have picked out a few of my favorite Fourth of July celebration ideas. Show + Tell Highlights Let's start with this one...because this one nearly had me in tears. Forget … [Read more...]

Show + Tell: Upcycled Furniture

Painted-Tin-Can-Planter via The Crafted Sparrow

Remember when I told you the air conditioning was broken in my house? Yeah. Well, the air conditioning is still broken in my house. Sigh...I would likely be more concerned about it, but fortunately the weather has taken a turn. It was in the 50's today - there was snow in parts of Utah! Fickle, fickle weather. Between the heat and the rain, I haven't gotten some of the DIY projects done that I would have liked to. Fortunately, you've all been keeping busy and I have some fun upcycled furniture shares for you today!   Show + Tell Highlights You're not going to believe what … [Read more...]