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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Ice Cream Gift Tag [Free Printable]

Ice Cream Treat Box 1

  Hello friends. Happy Wednesday! Today I am visiting my friends The Crafting Chicks, where I am sharing a quick tutorial on how to create these super-fun ice cream treat boxes. The boxes work great as party gifts and they come together sooo fast! You can see the key to this project is great paper - I used my friend Jen's Home+Made collection. Be sure to check out ALL of the details over at The Crafting Chicks today! I know a lot of your kids are already out of school, but we're just wrapping up this week, so I actually used the treat box as a fun teacher thank you. I created … [Read more...]

12 DIY Paper Flowers

12 DIY Paper Flowers via Snap Creativity

One thing I love most about spring is the emergence of all the beautiful blooms. (Fortunately, I don't have seasonal allergies so I can enjoy them in all their colorful glory.) Of course, fresh-cut flowers aren't always available nor do they last very long, which is why you should put together a bouquet of DIY paper flowers that will last you 'til summer. . . 12 DIY Paper Flowers . Paper ranunculus flower from D.I.Y. or Don't! . DIY paper anemone from Lia Griffith . Folded paper flowers from PaperVine . Tissue paper flowers from Mod Vintage Life . Easy DIY paper … [Read more...]

10 Teacher Appreciation Ideas {Free Printables}

Donut printable teacher appreciation idea

I love Teacher Appreciation Week at school. It's our chance to spoil those people who take the time to ensure my kids are getting the best education possible—and doing it with love. Here are 10 super cute teacher appreciation ideas complete with free printables. Perhaps you could pick your five favorites and do one a day! . . 10 Teacher Appreciation Ideas with Free Printables . RedBox teacher appreciation printable from Crafting Chicks . Teacher appreciation bookmark from Tatertots & Jello . You've Blown My Mind teacher gift from Thirty Handmade Days . Teacher gift … [Read more...]