Fourth of July DIY Paper Party Cups

Great idea for updating basic white paper party wear for holidays and events.

I love the on-going relationship we have with many of our Snap Conference sponsors. Today I am sharing a fun Fourth of July DIY paper party cup idea using products from American Crafts and We R Memory Keepers, who always have a fun presence at the event. This is not a paid post, but it features the We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile prominently. This is one of my favorite crafting tools. It can punch through nearly anything - from paper to thick chipboard, wood veneer and metal. It also works as an eyelet setter. If you don't have a Crop-A-Dile yet, I'd recommend purchasing one. Speaking of … [Read more...]

Show + Tell No. 171

Hexagon flag pillow tutorial.

Welcome to another fun week of Show + Tell. It's time to ooh and awe over amazing creations linked up from all over the world! Everyone loves a comment or two. Stop by a few projects and say hello! Show + Tell Highlights Bev selected this beautifully restored door and office sign. I love everything Liz creates and I imagine her house must be completely dreamy! This week Mandy selected this hexagon flag pillow. Such a great take on the hex trend. Hexagon Flag Pillow via Behind the Seams Sewing Crystal, picked out these fun faux concrete planters. Faux Concrete Planters via The Scrap … [Read more...]

Five Tried + True Drugstore Beauty Products for Summer


Happy Friday! Last week I mentioned on Facebook that I was picking up some of my favorite drugstore beauty products for summer while out shopping. I had a ton of questions about what I was picking up. Since It's been a while since I shared favorite products in a "Feature Friday." I thought that today I would share five tried and true drugstore beauty products I can't live without in the summer. Before I dive into the meat of this post, let's provide FULL DISCLOSURE. While I love a trip to Sephora or the Nordstrom makeup counter as much as the next girl, I am not a fashionista. I am not … [Read more...]

Show + Tell No. 170


Welcome to Show + Tell. We're so glad you're here and can't wait to see what you have to share this week! While you're here, be sure to take a look around and check out what some of our other guests have shared. It's more fun that way, promise. Show + Tell Highlights Each host has picked out her favorite project from the links submitted last week. We're so excited to share the highlights with you. We hope you will make this spotlight especially meaningful by stopping by each of the four highlighted projects and leaving a quick note of encouragement. Highlight picks are first come, first … [Read more...]

Squeeze Life Citrus Printable

Squeeze Life Feature

Today I am sharing a fun "squeeze life" citrus printable that you can download for free! Friends. It's been super-rainy in Utah the last month. I am trying not to complain. We're a desert state and we really need the rain, but man, I long for sunny skies. In my hope for better weather, I couldn't help but think about bright, cheery yellow...and lemons! Yep. Lemons ALWAYS make me feel better. They're so happy. I have been humming along to this absolutely fantastic song all week to keep my mood up...   Isn't it infectious? I love it. I decided it was time to get off my … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Thank You Tags [Free Printable]

Fourth of July Gift shimmer

Toward the end of the year as we draw closer the some of the more "traditional" holidays, my feed is flooded with sweet little hostess gifts and party gifts. However, we actually tend to attend more events with friends in the summer. Often summer parties are far more casual, but that doesn't always mean the host doesn't put in a lot of time preparing...I always like to take a thank you. Today I am over at The Idea Room sharing a quick tutorial on this fun Fourth of July hostess gift as a part of her summer series. Pop over to check out the details. In the meantime, I thought I'd share the … [Read more...]

Show + Tell No. 193

Easy headband tutorial. Perfect for summer hair.

Happy Monday friends! Welcome to Show + Tell! I am so excited to see what you've been up to and hope that rather than linking and leaving you will stick around to check out some of the highlights from last week and comment on a project or two. Show + Tell Highlights This week Bev picked out a fun headband tutorial as her favorite. I was so glad to see it highlighted, as I really need something to contain the frizz I have been sporting the last couple of weeks! Easy Headband Tutorial via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom Mandy's pick is this fun Fourth of July project. What I REALLY love … [Read more...]

10 Delicious Drinks for Summer

10 delicious family-friendly drink recipes perfect for summer.

Each week I co-host a fun link party with a few of my friends called Show + Tell. We invite our readers to share their latest and greatest projects. It's a treasure trove of great ideas. Over the years, I've learned that checking out Show + Tell when I am a big hungry is a HUGE mistake. There are always so many great recipes. This week, there were a lot of great drink recipes and today I am sharing 10 delicious drinks for summer. Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie via Homemaking Hacks Pineapple Mint Smoothie via Upstate Ramblings Cucumber Basil Infused Water via Krystal's Kitsch Three Suns … [Read more...]

Show + Tell No. 169


Welcome to Show + Tell! We hope you will stick around, check out some of the highlights from last week and share a project or two. Show + Tell Highlights Oh my goodness. I love these adorable crab cupcakes. They take me straight to a family-friendly beach party at the Hamptons. Man, wouldn't that be nice?! Crab Cupcakes via Must Have Mom This week Crystal picked out a fun ice cream craft that would be just perfect for a summer party! Ice Cream Craft via Fynes Designs Mandy selected this super-colorful DIY cork bulletin board. Isn't it cheery? DIY Cork Bulletin Board via This Design … [Read more...]

Ice Cream Maker Giveaway!


Remember earlier this week when I shared these fun ice cream cone paper boxes? Well, we're finishing out the week with a super-fun ice cream themed giveaway! We have the best summertime giveaway for you today! We have teamed up with some amazing blogs this week to kick off the Mother Hen's Summer Survival Guide on The Crafting Chicks. They are also joining us for this fun givaway Ice Cream Maker! And 4 packages of polka-dot ice cream bowls from Bake it Pretty! You can kick your summer off right with a fun ice cream party at home! Giveaway brought to you … [Read more...]