Embossing Tutorial from Food, Wine and Mod Podge

Those who know me know that I have an obsession with stationery. A couple months ago (January?) I was wandering around Paper Source, and saw them doing a heat embossing demo. I was amazed at how easy it was! The options were endless, and could be applied to so many different applications.Here are the items you will need: - Notecards and envelopes. Of course this is an embossing overview for stationery, but really you can emboss any paper project. - Rubber stamps. Any stamps that tickle your … [Read more...]

Updated Solutions for Outdated Lighting


Lamps and other lighting fixtures are one of the first things in a house that become old and outdated. Here are some fun lighting projects that will help spark your creativity and build your confidence so you can make your own fixtures and lampshades a bit more updated! Tea Cup Lamp from Recaptured Charm Mason Jar Hanging Pendant from 3 Sun Kissed Boys Ikea Track Lighting Tin Can Reading Lamp from Those Northern Skies Brass to Black from Sweet Something Designs Shiny Red to … [Read more...]

Blogging Get Together- So much fun!

2 weeks ago, I had the fun opportunity to meet with some local girls for the first annual "Tour de Thrift".We had a delicious breakfast- TONS of food! I should've just ordered the muffin- my breakfast ciabatta was huge and way too filling. (Oh, and on that note, sorry to whoever was expecting to take home the other half of their muffin and got a to-go box with the other half of my ciabatta instead. After all the picture taking was through, our boxes were switched and I came home with your … [Read more...]

6 Ideas for Fourth of July

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Fourth of July is one of my favorite times of the year! The weather is warm, the friends and food are great and the feelings of unity and patriotism are everywhere! I have so many fun childhood memories of our neighborhood get-togethers with bbq's and backyard parties followed by fireworks out in the street with all of our friends! I can't wait for the 4th to get here! I've seen so many outstanding ideas lately, here are a few of my favorites! See how to assemble this gorgeous American Flag … [Read more...]

Summer Boredom Busters


We all have those days when it seems like we have exhausted all our resources to find something fun for the kids to do! This post will help you manage those times by giving you some great ideas to beat summer boredom! Make a daily Summer Schedule that will guarantee some kind of fun activity each and ever weekday. Homemade Gak from Make It And Love It Wacky Saks- Balloons filled with Play Dough from Somewhat Simple Straw and M&M Game from Fun on a Dime "Mom, I'm bored" Jar from … [Read more...]