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Keep the good times rolling even after the sun sets with DIY mason jars lanterns that add a lovely touch of creativity and whimsy to any gathering.

3 Ways to Make Mason Jar Lanterns

It’s starting to get warm in these parts, which has me thinking about getting outside. There’s nothing I love more than sipping my first cup of coffee while watering the plants in the backyard. It’s also nice to sit outside after a long day, watch the kids play and bask in the fading sunlight. But […]

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Whether a word, letter or monogram, these DIY marquee lights -- made with ping pong balls and paper mache letters -- bring fun and style to any space!

Ping Pong Ball Marquee Lights

After the success of my DIY ping pong ball lights on our patio, it was an easy jump to consider using the same concept to make vintage theater-style marquee lights. And since I had a handful of ping pong balls left, I set my sights on making a stylish and fun monogram for my son’s […]

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Fruit-Inspired Terra Cotta Pots // inexpensive and readily available, terra cotta pots make excellent canvases for these fun and fruity diy planters

Fruit-Inspired Terra Cotta Pots

There are so many fun ways to decorate everyday terra cotta pots. On their own, I think they have a certain old world charm, but since they’re readily available and pretty inexpensive, they also make excellent canvases for these fruit-inspired planters. The notion started with this little gift from a friend. She supports my aspiring […]

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A fancy floral birthday celebration for a little girl who loves all things pretty, pink and princess.

Baby’s Third Birthday: A Fancy Floral Fête

This past year we had the joy of celebrating our sweet little girl with an equally charming party for her third birthday. The theme was tea party-inspired — just without the tea and fine china — and filled with lovely floral accents. It was a whimsically sweet party with a close group of family and friends […]

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This Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup packs a hearty goodness that is sure to comfort your taste buds and satisfy a hungry family. Serve warm with buttered bread.

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

We all have things that when encountered later in life instantly transport us to a moment in time. Maybe it’s a song that makes you relive a special occasion or a fragrance that reminds you of a loved one. Food has a similar power over me, and this Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup not […]

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I'm in love! Metal pipes and fittings are such a clever repurpose. Wood planks bring a rustic charm and the open shelving is beautiful and functional.

DIY Industrial Pipe Open Shelving

Restoration Hardware did it. Joanna Gaines did it. Lowe’s The Weekender did it. And now I can add myself to the list! Not to say that I am anywhere near the level of these amazing designers, but everyday folks should be encouraged that if I can do it, you can, too! The metal pipes and fittings are […]

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Here are 5 fun and festive DIY projects to get your house ready for some football!

5 Fantastic Super Bowl Party DIYs

Whether you’re a diehard football fan — like me — or an avid party thrower — also me — here are five fun and festive DIY projects to get your house ready for some football. Most of these projects take less than 10 minutes to make {not including drying time}, aren’t incredibly expensive, and are sure to […]

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Swings// additional details, photos and resources on how we built our backyard wooden playset

DIY Outdoor Playset // A Year Later

One of our most popular projects has been the outdoor playset we built for our kids in the fall of 2015. I am happy to report that it’s still in great condition — standing up to hurricane winds, downpours of rain and everyday abuses of rambunctious kids. It also continues to be a focal point […]

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