My Tiny Craft Room Complete With A Tree!

This craft room is one of my all-time favorites! This was my tiny workspace in our previous home in California. Although the room was very small, I made great use of it and utilized every nook and cranny! I had to be smart and creative about storage, which was a fun challenge. Here are a …continue reading

Mickey Mouse Party Backdrop

Mickey Mouse is one of my favorite characters and also one of my favorite party themes! If your kids are like mine, they were obsessed with all things Disney. This photo backdrop is the perfect addition to your Mickey Mouse party. Keep reading for how to make this backdrop and more Mickey Mouse party activities, decor, and fun! …continue reading

Coffee Table Facelift Using Paint

Everyone has that coffee table, dresser, desk, or special piece of furniture that they’ve been hanging onto for years. You know the table I’m talking about- the one your husband has been begging to get rid of, but for some reason you have a vision of it being exactly perfect someday! This coffee table was just …continue reading

How to Do a Church Christmas Grinch Party on a Budget

This year, I was asked to be in charge of our church Christmas party- which is huge! We decided what could be more fun than a Grinch Party! I needed to figure out the food, the decorations, the program, and how everything would work together. Today, I’m going to share some of my greatest tips for …continue reading

The Easiest Christmas Eve Dinner Ever

I am going to share one of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions with you- and it will probably become your favorite, too! When I was a young mom and wanted to make absolutely everything so fun for my kids, I used to do a “Journey to Bethlehem” dinner with olives, ripped up pita bread, grape …continue reading

Christmas Ornament Memory Tree

  As you can tell from my Michaels dream trees from the last few years 2015, 2014, and more – I absolutely love a gorgeous, glitzy Christmas tree. A well-thought out tree is beautiful and is so fun to make! But what about all of our home-made, sentimental ornaments and memory ornaments? You have to …continue reading

Coordinating Your Christmas Tree and Gift Wrap

One of my favorite Christmas decorating tips is one that you probably wouldn’t even think of… Coordinating your Christmas tree and gift wrap! While this may seem too tedious or like a silly little thing, you would be amazed at the difference it makes. There are many benefits of Christmas coordination. Coordinating your Christmas tree …continue reading

Christmas Dining Room Decor (& How to Tie a Simple Bow!)

Design Dazzle shows you how to decorate your dining room for Christmas!

You put up your lights outside, decorate your tree, string garland on your mantle, hang a wreath on your door, and create the perfect gingerbread house. But do you usually decorate your dining room? I love having little details of Christmas throughout my home, especially in places you might not usually think to decorate. Here are a …continue reading

My Family’s Christmas Pajama Tradition

Christmas silly PJ pics

Christmas is a time for nostalgia and reminiscing, traditions and memory making. I’m all about fun family traditions, especially when matching AND being silly are included. I want to share how fun my family’s Christmas Pajama tradition is. We’ve been doing this for over 16 years- we all love it! It is so fun and …continue reading

How to Decorate a Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is one of my all time favorite holidays. It’s the perfect combination of fall, food, family, and pumpkin pie- can’t beat that! It’s a perfect time to remember all of our blessings and share our gratitude with our family and friends. Of course, I’m all about the fall decor! This Thanksgiving table is really …continue reading

Home Depot Holiday Gift Wrap Challenge

DIY gift wrap ideas

Finding fun, festive ways to wrap gifts for my loved ones is a great way to get ready for the holidays!  I especially love using items that you wouldn’t traditionally use for gift wrap and making beautiful and unique gift wrapped treasures for my family and friends. Home Depot asked me if I would be …continue reading

DIY Joyful Christmas Wreath

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CraftAmazing #CollectiveBias You all know how much JOY Christmas decorations bring to me! Christmas is such a joyful time of year. Getting the house all ready for the season and for family to come home brings me so much JOY and really gets me …continue reading

Save Time and Store Your Decorated Christmas Tree!

Who doesn’t love decorating for Christmas?! Turning on some classic Christmas tunes, baking cookies, putting ornaments on the tree- what’s not to love? There’s something so sentimental and special about making your home look festive and beautiful during the holiday season. Decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite traditions. But every year, the season …continue reading

Get Inspired with Me at Pinners Conference!

It’s that time of year again…. and Pinners Conference is coming! Who doesn’t love finding great ideas for beauty, nutrition, DIY, cooking, and crafts on Pinterest? Even better than surfing the net for inspiration is getting to see those DIY projects come to life. Pinners Conf is just that- a place to be inspired by great ideas, …continue reading

“Chick Magnet” Little Boy Costume

DIY Chick Magnet Costume

I absolutely love clever costumes, especially ones that play on words. I love a good pun, and it feels really good to figure out someone’s clever costume. Such fun, clever costumes don’t have to be elaborate or confusing to make a statement. That’s what inspired me for this costume. I thought of that typical young boy …continue reading

“Tangled” Inspired Minnie Mouse Ears

Is your family heading to California for a Disney getaway? Do you have daughters that are obsessed with Rapunzel? Then this “Tangled” Inspired Minnie Mouse Ears headband is the perfect accessory for your girls Disneyland trip! These turned out so sweet and feminine, and are incredibly easy to make. You’ll want to make them for all …continue reading

DIY Snow Princess Costume

It’s the monthly Michaels Makers post. Our challenge for this month is to create a DIY  Halloween Costume using Michaels products. I made a Snow Princess for my daughter about 13 years ago. And I might add she did win the Halloween Costume contest. When I saw a tree skirt in the Christmas section – …continue reading

Succulent Living Garden Tablescape

I absolutely love the Salt Lake Home & Garden Show. There are always such creative set-ups and I leave so inspired! The succulents in this beautiful garden tablescape was planted by my dear friend, Cynthia Bee. It is so fresh and green, and would brighten up any space! I love that it brings the outdoors …continue reading

Record Invitations

Vinyl record invitations for a 50's themed party

Planning themed parties are always fun, but the little details are what really make it memorable. For a cute fifties themed party, of course you want a jukebox, poodle skirts, and a soda fountain. The best way to start out a cute Blast to the Past party is with record invitations! Materials Needed: pink and blue …continue reading

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Muffins

Super Simple Ham Egg & Cheese Muffins for breakfast!

I remember the many years of frantic mornings, trying to rush the kids out of bed and off to school. It was always such a challenge to hustle to get everyone awake and out of bed, dressed and ready to go- let alone fed a delicious, nutritious breakfast. We always hear that breakfast is the …continue reading

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party – This Way, That Way Signs

Alice in Wonderland topiaries

One of my favorite stories of all time is Alice in Wonderland. There are so many creative, colorful creatures and places in Wonderland that are perfect for any party. Of course, I would love to be invited to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! According to the story, it could be pretty hard to find. Good …continue reading