It may only be the beginning of the second week of September but I am in full swing for decorating for Fall. In my living room I am using traditional fall colors and making everything pop with orange buffalo check. I hand painted some buffalo check mason jars a few weeks ago. They came out great but I wanted to find a way to make a more accurate pattern. I knew that I had to make a stencil.Read More
I look forward to Fall mostly just for the Fall flavors, well maybe the cooler weather too. I am the first in line for a pumpkin spice latte when it arrives... I even consider that day the first day of Fall. I am basic to the core and I embrace it. So why would you think it would be any different when it comes to my cocktails?Read More
Mason jars are one for my favorite cheap ways to create DIY Fall decor for my home. Most of the time I don't even need to go to the craft store I have a ton of mason jars from canning and past crafts. If we can remember the past couple Christmas' I have been obsessed with buffalo check. This buffalo check Christmas tree was one of my all time favorite trees I have ever decorated. Well when I was out at Joann Fabrics a few weeks ago I saw an orange buffalo check throw blanket that I had just fell in love with. I thought I wonder if I could incorporate orange buffalo check into my fall decor.Read More
Fall wreaths are always one of my favorite things to make. I have been wanting to make an unconventional wreath for awhile now and I thought it would be fun to us an embroidery hoop or a quilters hoop. I was actually inspired by one of the heirloom challenges on the new show Making it with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. One of the contestants used embroidery hoops for an unconventional quilt.Read More
I have to admit it I am counting down the days until it is Fall! I want to feel the cool autumn air, throw on a sweatshirt while apple picking and sipping pumpkin spice lattes. Well it is still 90 degrees here but I am going to crank the AC and pretend its Fall while I do some fall crafting. I love to make signs and work with pallets so today I thought I would make a wooden Fall sign and teach you guys how I make stencils for wooden signs and the paining technique I use so to get crisp lines.Read More
My paver patio is finally done and landscaped! I am so excited to show you the transformation. Less than a year after moving into my house I had some major plumbing issues which led to my back deck needing to be removed and my entire side lawn dug up to remove a clay sewer pipe that went to the street. Not only was the plumbing a large expense but it left me without an outdoor area to relax and entertain in.
The paver patio is finally done! I am so excited to share it. Just shy of a year after moving into my house I had some terrible plumbing issues which led to my back deck being destroyed and my entire yard just being dug up. My dad and I have spent the last year landscaping and creating a backyard oasis including this paver patio.Read More
Raspberry and lime prosecco floats, I could not think of a more refreshing summer cocktail on a hot day. What is fun about these floats is that they are simple to make and will impress any guest at a cocktail or dinner party. This is the perfect drink to be served with dessert or even as dessert.Read More
I never thought I liked mojitos until a few years ago on a trip to California I tried a coconut mojito. Then I realized I just didn't like the original mojitos. Fast forward 3 years it is really hard to find coconut mojitos on the menu in New England. So after last weeks Pina Colada shots I had everything I would need to make my own coconut mojitos but I also had pineapple so why not add those too?!Read More
It's hot as a tropical island here in New England this week which has put me in the mood for a tropical drink. I decided why not come up with a new shot recipe. It would be all the flavors of a pina colada but go down smoothly in the form of a shot.Read More
Aperol spritz is one of the easiest and refreshing drinks to make that will wow your guests this summer. It will be like you are sipping a spritzer in Italy. Now Aperol Spritz is seeing a comeback or a revival much like everything these days. It's a cocktail that has been around for awhile but rarely had I seen it ordered. I am not going to lie one of the housewives (I believe Lisa Rhinna) ordered it on TV and it had been on my mind ever since.Read More
After this winter my front steps needed some help! They had years worth of dirt and grime on them. In fact my front steps were just looking sad and lacking the inviting quality that front steps should have. Ryobi was kind enough to send me their 2000 PSI Electric Pressure Washer to tackle this project. This was the first pressure washer I have ever owned and I'm excited to give it a try.Read More
Loaded Coronas hold a special place in my heart. It is an easy Summer recipe that brings back some great memories. As some of you may know I used to live in Savannah, GA and my friends and I would spend a lot of our time out on Tybee Island. We always went to North Beach and there is this great bar right on the beach called North Beach Bar and Grill. We would go spend hours at the beach and then hit up North Beach Bar and Grill for loaded Coronas. They were magical! When we all moved away we would text threads about these loaded Coronas and how we craved them. But they used some kind of obscure liquor that I had no luck finding in the North East.Read More
The weather is starting to get warmer which means summer is almost here. As soon as the days get longer and warmer I am ready to get out some of my red white and blue gear. Today I am going to show you how to turn a blank wood cut out of the United States into a Patriotic door hanger.
Adult freeze pops. Yes, you read that right! I have been seeing these all over the internet but they have all been about the pre-made alcoholic freeze pops. So why not make our own?! I am sharing the recipe to make these strawberry lemonade vodka freeze pops.Read More
Late Spring into early Summer decor ideas. Easy transitional farmhouse decor with vintage windows, terracotta pots and fresh lilacs.
When you live in New England you wait all Winter for Spring. When it's 40 degrees you run outside without a coat! But its truly late spring we are waiting for. It seems like it takes a turn about the first week of May when the temperature rises the rain comes and everything just turns green and blooms.Read More
Did you know you could cut felt with your Cricut?! Today I am going to show you how to cut felt with your Cricut and make felt flowers. Now that it is officially Spring, even though it may not feel like it, I thought why not do a craft that makes it feel like Spring. Cricut sent me some fely to try out and I knew flowers were the way to go.Read More
Today I am going to show you guys how to personalize your workout shirts with vinyl. That's right vinyl that adheres to nylon and polyester. Cricut has launched a new product called SportFlex Iron On™. It uses Cricut StrongBond™ technology to guarantee results that stick.Read More
How to create a graphic T-shirt with your Cricut, HTV (heat transfer vinyl) and an Easy Press. Today I am going to show you guys how to use Happy Crafters iron on vinyl or HTV with your Cricut to make a graphic t-shirt. Happy Crafters sells blank T-shirts and let me tell you they are soft! I am using the District Made perfect blend T-shirt in heathered teal.Read More
A home tour of farmhouse Easter and Spring decor. How to get your home ready for Spring.
I love decorating my home for Spring and Easter. Living in New England we dream all Winter long about Spring. I was actually happy that Easter was early this year so I could pull out my Easter decorations in the middle of a Nor Easter. Now what I love about decorating for Easter is an excuse to buy all the bunny figurines and I mean all of them. Or at least one new bunny a year, or two...Read More