Favorite Craft Supply Giveaway


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...]

Washi Tape Art


Hi SNAP friends!  I can't believe it's already July.  The other day I shared my 4th of July Mantel on my blog, but after the holiday is over I will be wanting some fun and fresh summer decor on my mantel. This Summer Washi Tape Art is going to be the perfect addition. If you've been reading my contributing posts for any length of time now you know how much I love creating decor out of things from around my home that I already have on hand.  Hey, if I can save money...that's awesome!  Especially when you switch up decor as much as I do.  This project is perfect, it cost me nothing since 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...]

Thanks a “hole” bunch donut printable

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My oldest daughter turned 10 this month! We decided to throw her a doughnut themed party. We didn't know until the day of the party that it happened to be national doughnut day. I designed this doughnut printable for the party favors. You can CLICK HERE to download the printable for yourself. It's designed to be printed on a 4" x 6" photo paper. I uploaded the file to Walgreen's, and had them finished within an hour. There are 2 doughnuts per photo sheet, I cut out each doughnut and glued them to a bag of doughnuts. You could easily punch a hole in the doughnut & tie it with a ribbon … [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...]

DIY Patriotic Ribbon Bunting

DIY Patriotic Ribbon Bunting

Hi friends! Kimberly from A Night Owl here, and I'm so excited to be back with you today sharing another fun holiday craft! Last month I took a break from crafts and shared a yummy Caramel Macchiato Popsicle recipe with you because ohhhh how I love popsicles and Summertime! But equally during this time of year I adore Patriotic projects! And this one is no exception. I got together with some of my favorite blog friends a few weeks ago for a fun Patriotic Party. One of my favorite crafts for the setup was this DIY Patriotic Ribbon Bunting! It's the perfect {and easiest} DIY that will add some … [Read more...]

Spend Less Time Writing This Summer

Spend Less Time Writing This Summer

Now that we are officially knee deep in summer, most bloggers aren’t going to want to be trapped behind their laptops all day long.  You likely have kids home on summer break, or weddings and reunions to attend, or maybe you just want to spend more time in the sunshine than on your couch. Unfortunately, the workload doesn’t disappear when the weather gets nice.  Now is the time to streamline your writing process and become as efficient as you can be.  Slow and steady might win the race, but it also burns daylight.  You can still be a thoughtful writer who produces quality work without … [Read more...]

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Pops…

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Pops

Nothing says summer quite like ice cream. Especially, if you live in sweltering temperatures like we do. We have a local ice cream shop that sells the best birthday cake ice cream. My kids go absolutely ga-ga for the stuff! I thought it would be fun to make our own at home. So, we gave it a go and they turned out awesome! Now they say, this is the best thing ever! Gather your supplies: Dixie cups Popsicle sticks Ice cream Cake Buttercream Frosting Sprinkles   First, cover the bottom of the cup with sprinkles. Then add 2 spoonfuls of your frosting. I used buttercream, … [Read more...]

Printable Portable Checkers Game

Printable Portable Checkers Game

Summer is for the Birds. Literally- since Bird is our last name. Once Summer hits, we are here and there and everywhere. We love traveling to the mountains, the beach, the forest, to the big city and everywhere in between. I wish we were close enough to all those places but luckily, we have family near all those places. So far, we have been to Seattle and Connecticut and will be going to Newport Beach, Rhode Island and then to Ocean City, New Jersey this week. Because we have small children, we need all sorts of entertainment to tame those little ones on planes,airports or even just wherever … [Read more...]

Quick & Easy Camping Mini Album


Hello, friends! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here with a super simple paper craft for you today! One of our favorite summer activities is camping! My little boys love being outdoors, playing in the dirt, making dinner by the campfire, and sleeping in a tent. As parents, we love that all of us can unplug and spend time together. We're making a lot of memories on these camping trips, and I definitely want to be sure they are preserved! I'm going to show you a quick and easy way to whip up a mini album to hold those memories... Using mainly 3 sheets of scrapbook paper! Intrigued? Good! … [Read more...]