January 27, 2015

Valentine's Day Round Up

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Hi there!  I hope you all had a nice weekend!  I had planned on something different for today's post, but our Saturday was filled with kids' activities and then Sunday the weather was so beautiful that we stayed outside a large part of the day.  We went on a bike ride, played baseball, practiced tumbling and just soaked up the sun!  So, when we finally finished enjoying our 70 degrees in January day, I was too tired to mess with the project I had planned.  So instead, I thought I would share with you a few Valentine's Day DIYs that I've done in the past.  You can click the link below each photo for a full post.

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Valentine's Day Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

For more Valentine ideas, you can click on my HOLIDAY tab.

Also, 11 Magnolia Lane's Operation Organization Series is still going on this week.  On Saturday Samantha from Simply Organized shared a really creative DIY repurposing crib springs into a pinboard.  You can check it out here.  And today, Amanda from Dixie Delights is the contributor.  You can see more of her project here.

Enjoy your day! XO



January 21, 2015

diy glitter heart canvas

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Good Morning!  Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?  I don't go too crazy with decor, but I like to have a little bit up to celebrate the holiday.

When I looked back over my last two years of blogging, I noticed that around Valentine's Day and Easter I seem to get in the mood to be crafty.  Not sure what it is about these holidays, but I'm back at it this year for Valentine's Day with a super easy diy canvas art piece.

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This is a really easy diy that will add a little Valentine cheer to your home.  I had all the supplies on hand for this one, which is why it came to be.

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Here's a little mini tutorial in case you would like to make one for yourself.
  1. Supplies:  a canvas size of your choice, light gray paint, foam brush, painters tap, cardboard heart cut-out, light pink paint, pink glitter and glue.
  2. Measure and tape off stripes on the canvas.  I spaced these 1 1/2 inches apart.  Then paint canvas with gray paint and remove tape.
  3. Paint heart cut-out with light pink paint.
  4. Immediately sprinkle heart with pink glitter while paint is still wet.  Then set aside to dry.
  5. When paint and glitter is dry on heart cut-out, attach it to the canvas with glue.
Easy, right?

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My daughter has already claimed this canvas art piece for her room after Valentine's Day, which I think will be a perfect addition!

Have a beautiful day! 

P.S. Operation Organization is still going on over at 11 Magnolia Lane.  Today's contributor is Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog .  Click here to see what organization inspiration she is sharing.



January 19, 2015

Operation Organization | Our Playroom

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Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!  I'm just popping in to let you know that today is my turn to share at 11 Magnolia Lane's Operation Organization Series.  Hop over to their blog to see more details about how we organized the toys in our playroom.  And below is the line up of the contributors for the series...

January 16~ Mallory from Charming in Charlotte
January 19~ Becky from This is Happiness
January 21~ Abby from Just a Girl and her Blog
January 24~ Samantha from Simply Organized
January 26~ Amanda from Dixie Delights
January 27~Aniko from Place of My Taste
January 28~ Paige from The Pink Clutch
January 30~ Melissa from A Prudent Life

Have a great day!