Category Archives: Craftyness

Gorgeous Fall Porch Decor Ideas

Fall is almost here and living down south in Houston, I tell ya, we cannot wait!!

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Here’s some fall decor inspiration I’ve found online to get our porches ready!

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I love the aqua contrast and the wooden welcome sign of the fall porch display. See more at Serendipity Refined.

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LOVE this house number pumpkin topiary display. See more at Our Feathered Nest.

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Pumpkin lined stairs leading to this gorgeous classic fall display. See more at Bright Bold and Beautiful.

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This beautiful bright fall lighted wheel display is a mystery! I cannot find the original poster. If you know please comment below.

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I love this light and fresh fall porch display. The corn husk wreath is perfect! See more at Cottage in the Oaks.

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This Fall letter project has been a favorite of mine for years! See the tutorial at Sand and Sisal.

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Another gorgeous porch with an aqua contrast. See more at From My Front Porch to Yours.

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LOVE the wooden door with sign and of course more of that beautiful aqua colored contrast! Can y’all tell I love it?? See more at Fun Home Things.

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What a great way to dress up a bench for fall. See more at Tracy’s Trinkets and Treasures.

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You can buy this gorgeous berry wreath to dress up your fall porch on etsy!

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Susan with Between Naps on the Porch has a great tutorial on how to make those gorgeous pumpkin topiaries on her blog.

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My grandpa always painted pine cones for Christmas and I love the idea of painting them for fall. See more at The New Witty’s.

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Here we have another mystery! I cannot find the original poster for this awesome fall mailbox display.

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Does it still count as fall if you add an adorable BOO pennant banner to your already lovely fall porch? See more at All Things Heart and Home.

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This beautiful fall Hydrangea wreath is also available on Etsy.

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Check out the tutorial from Jennifer Allwood on how to create this adorable fall sign.

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Here is another wonderful fall porch with an adorable Boo ladder sign. See more at Our Vintage Home Love.

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Simple, elegant and beautiful. See more at Forever October.

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I just LOVE this re-purposed cabinet door turned chalkboard! See more at Lilacs & Longhorns.

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I love these pumpkin monogram signs! You can purchase them at Etsy.

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I love the beautiful fresh white colors for fall. You don’t always have to go with orange. See more at Home Stories A to Z.

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How great is this wooden fall sign? You can purchase it at Etsy.

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This scarecrow & snowman wooden fence sign from Mollie’s Custom Creations is GENIUS!!

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Here is another great pumpkin topairy tutorial from Eclectically Vintage.

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This is a fall rosette wreath I made years ago. I still love it and thought to share it with y’all. ¬†In sharing it I have to share this post from 5 years ago. I was JUST starting out in the decor blog world and I gotta say….I was pretty proud of that little bitty leaf garland we made and our fall front porch display!! It’s so simple and so, well, empty! YIKES!

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Look how cute Alice is though? She was just as proud of our little fall porch! ūüôā

NOW, I’ve been MIA for quite a while yes…..well THIS happened!

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Isn’t he absolutely perfect!! I actually typed out more than half this post one handed while breastfeeding!! ¬†I’ll be working on a WELCOME FINN post soon! Until then thanks so much for stopping by!

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Easy and Quick Christmas Gifts for Teachers

It’s already time to think about Christmas Gift for Teachers!? WHAT?! CHRISTMAS!! It’s already way too close for the comfort of my sanity, and my bank account!

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I like easy, I like quick but I also love handmade and gifts made by our children. So to get easy, quick and sentimentally handmade I have created this great list of ideas that are just that!!

I was¬†an Early Childhood Teacher and I can tell y’all, gift cards are a GREAT gift for a teacher. Here are some adorable ways to dress up a gift card.

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How adorable is this!?! I know Alice would LOVE to make these for her teachers! Check out the simple tutorial at That’s What CHE Said.

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I just LOVE these Starbucks Gift Card gift at Hi Sugarplum!

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These handmade gift card holders are so nice! See more at Procrastination Station.

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THIS!! How awesome is this cute idea! I have tons of mason jars I could use to make this!! Check out the tutorial at Catch My Party!

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Kelly at SimplyKellyDesigns not only shows you how to create these adorable coffee container tags but has downloads as well!

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I have ALL the supplies needed to make these cute Christmas ornament gift card holders! I can’t wait to make a few with Alice. You can see more at Leaf and Letter!

I found these great ideas for simple gifts if you’re not giving gift-cards.

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ACK!! How cute, right? Download these adorable tags provided by Michelle at 4men1lady!

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I love this cute and simple idea!! See more at Right At Home.

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I LOVE THIS!! It’s a great teacher gift any time of the year! Download this cute tag and see more¬†at Lil Luna.

redbox-tag-3 This movie night gift idea is so great!! Great for a teacher, neighbor or family friend! Pam has several tag designs to download at Over The Big Moon.

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I know quite a few teachers, friends, family members that would love this gift! It’s sweet, simple and us girls, we LOVE nail polish!! Download tags and see more at PersiaLou.

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How cute is this handmade treat cup!? See all the details at Simple As That.

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You can find these tags are more at Simple As That for a great EOS lip balm gift!

Aren’t those great ideas? They are cute, simple, easy and you can add a personal touch or how the kids hand-make them for their teachers!

If you have any other great ideas I would LOVE for you to share them in the comments below.

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Quick, Simple, Mess-Free Summer Tip

It’s been TOO LONG, y’all!! I have missed blogging and surfing through the blog community! I miss sharing my tips, advice, life, family with y’all! I miss my blog friends, I miss y’all!

Anywho….I’m back to let y’all know that…..I. AM. BACK!! I’ll be blogging a lot more come lately, along with adding some NEW, FUN, EXCITING content!! Be sure to subscribe and stick around so you don’t miss it!

For now, I wanted to leave y’all with a quick, simple, mess-free tip for summer!!

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Y’all these are so easy and leaves your kiddos fingers sticky free!

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Cute card stock and few cuts and folds and you have a Popsicle Drip Catcher! Perfect for the HOT summer days that are right around the corner!

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Can’t wait to see y’all again! Thanks for stopping by!

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Easy Christmas Art with the Dremel Micro

I am just in love with the Easy Personalized Kid Decorated Christmas Art we made with our new Dremel Micro 8050!

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Being that this was my first time using the Dremel I was pretty nervous. ¬†Luckily there are plenty of “How To” videos on the Dremel website.

It took just a bit of trial and error to figure out engraving. The slower the speed of the Dremel the easier it is to control your lines.

I played with the different Dremel tool attachments, discovering what each one did. Have to admit that was fun!

My husband created this Christmas tree cut out from a cookie cutter.

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We decided to make an ornament that our daughter Alice could decorate herself.  We thought to add it to a plaque creating a keepsake decoration for Christmas that we could display year after year.

We let Alice paint the wooden Christmas tree ornament with pretty green glitter paint.

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Once it was dry, I applied the hot glue and she carefully added the beads for ornaments.

Now to the wooden plaque. After tracing the letters with a pencil, I used a Dremel high speed cutter to engrave Alice’s name and the year into the wood plaque. The new LED light feature is great!

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Then I painted the plaque. I discovered after I painted that I needed to sand the letters down. I carefully sanded the letters down with a Dremel sanding wheel. Then I added another coat of white.

I let Alice trace her name and the year with sparkly paint of her choice. I tried to convince her to use red but purple won. I mean, it is being decorated by her right?!

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I just love how it came out! Wouldn’t it just make a wonderful present for a loved one! Perfect for Grandparents or Aunts and Uncles!

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This one is MINE, though. I love it and it’s going up on my wall every year for Christmas.

Dremel offers a full line of versatile tool systems that provide the perfect solution for almost any craft, hobby or DIY project.
The Micro 8050 is the most ‚Äúbrilliantly powerful‚ÄĚ and precise cordless rotary tool that Dremel has ever produced.
Light and easy to handle in tight spaces, the Dremel¬ģ Micro‚ĄĘ8050 is packed with features that have crafters, hobbyists and DIYers in mind: soft grip, LED front-end lighting to illuminate projects, a docking station that continually charges, and an 8V Max Lithium-ion battery.
The Micro 8050 can cut, carve, engrave, sand, grind, sharpen, clean and polish‚ÄĒhelping you bring just about any brilliant project to life.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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