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Giveaway & Creativity Unleashed No. 76 – Win A Chalky Finish Paint Bundle!

1796868_10207687969423632_3217481335128219572_oWelcome to Creativity Unleashed!

This week’s party is sponsored by DecoArt! Scroll down to enter for your chance to win an awesome bundle of Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint!

If you’re new here, Creativity Unleashed is a place for you find some inspiration and show off your own creativity! At the bottom of this post … {Click to read the rest!}

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As you may have heard, I’m pregnant! We’re super excited and we have tons of projects in the works to help prepare for our daughter’s arrival; mainly turning the upstairs floor of the garage into a craft room so I can turn my current craft room into a nursery! So needless to say, this summer … {Click to read the rest!}

25 Last Minute Fourth Of July Ideas!

25 Last Minute Fourth Of July Ideas!

Independence Day is almost here! In case, like me, the holiday has totally caught you by surprise, here are 25 festive quick and easy projects and recipes you can do at the last minute to celebrate the Fourth of July!



Last Minute Fourth of July Projects and Crafts:

4th of July Pinwheels from Practically Functional… {Click to read the rest!}

DIY Foil Thank You Cards

Make your own foil thank you cards, perfect for any occasion!

When I was at SNAP this year I saw the new Heidi Swapp Minc foil applicator in action, and it was awesome! We made cute little custom foiled printables at the booth in under a minute, and I was hooked! So when it came time to send thank you cards to everyone who attended my … {Click to read the rest!}

How To Photograph Sparkler Writing

Learn how to photograph sparkler writing and trails with this simple tutorial! Great for the 4th of July, weddings, or engagement shoots!

JM and I bought some sparklers last year on the 4th of July; they’re so much fun! And, they’re a great photo opportunity if you want to have some awesome streaks of light and sparkles in your photos! So today I’m going to show you how to photograph sparkler writing. It’s perfect for the 4th … {Click to read the rest!}

Garage Remodel Plans: The Second Story Before!

Garage Remodel Plans: The second story before! I plan to turn this space into a home office and craft room!

Last week I wrote about our garage remodel plans for the main floor, and today I’m going to share the plans for the second story! If you remember from the new house tour I posted right when we first moved in, this garage was a huge reason I fell in love with this house. It … {Click to read the rest!}

Building Better Lives Adoption Drive – Part 2

June is Adopt A Shelter Cat month! Give a cat a loving forever home! #MyRescueStory

Remember when I went to the South Suburban Humane Society in Chicagoland to spend some time playing with the adoptable cats? Well, I get to share more kitty profiles with you today!

I’m working with Purina Cat Chow to help promote their “Building Better Lives Adoption Drive” going on in the month of June, and … {Click to read the rest!}

4th Of July Spray Painted Lawn Stars

Spray Painted Lawn Stars

I love 4th of July decorations; all the red, white, and blue is so much fun! If you need a quick and easy outdoor decorating idea, check out these spray painted lawn stars. They’re quick and easy to do, and perfect for Independence Day!

Adding these lawn stars to your front yard is such a … {Click to read the rest!}

How To Tidy Your House Fast!

Seven easy steps to tidy your house fast! Great for when last minute company comes over!


I don’t know about you, but my house never looks like something out of a magazine! I like to think I’m not messy, I’m just busy and have other priorities. But the truth is, the house is a semi-mess most of the time, no matter how busy we are. So of course, when someone calls … {Click to read the rest!}

Garage Remodel Plans: The Before!

Garage Remodel Plans: The before!

If you remember from the new house tour I posted about a year ago, the garage is the reason I fell in love with our house when we were house hunting! It was nice and big, reasonably new construction, and it had a whole second floor! I knew as soon as I saw it that … {Click to read the rest!}

DIY Stamped Moby Wrap

Turn a plain Moby wrap into a gorgeous customized wrap with fabric ink and stamps; so easy to do!

There are only four months left until our baby is due, and I’m starting to get really excited about baby things! My family made a bunch of super cute onesies for me at my baby shower, and I’ve started buying a few things, but I’m most excited to start setting up the nursery and doing … {Click to read the rest!}

4th Of July Fruit Ice Cubes

Make red, white, and blue fruit ice cubes for the 4th of July! Easy to do, and so festive!

Did you see the cute flag popsicles I made for the 4th of July earlier this week?! Well I had some leftover blueberries and strawberries, so I decided to put them to good use. I made red, white, and blue fruit ice cubes with them! They’re cute and festive, and perfect for any beverage you … {Click to read the rest!}