{ABC’s in a can}

can game--2 cans on armoire copy

About a month ago, I was able to share this tutorial over at Ucreate. I wanted to share it here with all of you, too! I just love to personalize things--I think it makes everything more fun! This project also has the components that are perfect for little ones...the thickness of the juice can lids is just right for their hands, and the clink when they hit the bottom of the can is sure to please. It's also easy to do, and can be finished in a day. What a fun gift! Here's how I did it! ABC's IN A CAN ITEMS YOU NEED: #10 can (you could even use a formula can--they are a little smaller, but it would work) 26 frozen concentrate lids (My plan is to make more for numbers 1-10, so … [Read more...]

{amazing brownies}

I don't use the term "amazing" lightly, but these really fit the bill.The handful of marshmallows make them unique, and along with the white chocolate chips, and chocolate chips, make for a wonderfully, gooey brownie.In the picture above, I turned them into mint brownies, by adding a layer of mint buttercream frosting, and another of chocolate ganache. Usually though, I frost them with a traditional chocolate buttercream frosting.AMAZING BROWNIES:3/4 tsp. salt1 c. + 2 T. flour1/3 c. cocoa2/3 c. brown sugar2/3 c. white sugar1/2 c. chocolate chipshandful mini marshmallows3 eggs2/3 c. butter, melted1 tsp. vanillaCombine sugars and butter. Add eggs and vanilla, then cocoa. Mix in flour and … [Read more...]

{piggy’s & petals…giveaway!}

Piggy's and Petals has the most adorable accessories for babies, toddlers, and little girls!From the crocheted beanies & flowers... to the darling headbands... petticoats... and more... there is something for everyone! Randi specializes in custom orders, and loves creating something unique for each customer.So...I am thrilled to announce that she is giving a $25 gift certificate to one of my lucky readers!Just go check out Piggy's and Petals, and … [Read more...]

{a few of my favorite things…mothers’ day}

Happy Friday!I am so excited to show you even more fantastic ideas from our Mothers' Day party. I know I said last week that I would feature projects on Thursday, but with preparing for my girls' birthday and dance recital this weekend, today worked into the schedule much better. And I love that I can use the saying: Friday's "a few of my favorite things"...I've been wanting to do that since I started this blog!These are the projects that made my favorites list this week.LOVE BIRDS FAMILY TREEHoly moly, isn't this CUTE!MOTHERS' DAY WORD COLLAGEI totally love this idea. You could really adapt it for all sorts of things...what about a teacher's gift? So, so fun!SPRING PAPER FLOWER … [Read more...]

{tin can vase}

Isn't this adorable? Erica, over at Snippets of Wonderful, made this darling vase.It's amazing what a tin can and some paint can do for a beautiful bunch of flowers, and it's a great way to recycle. I LOVE it!Happy Earth Day! … [Read more...]

{personalized notepaper}

notepaper final product 2

I {love} to give personalized gifts.  There is just something about receiving a gift that you know was made just for you, and giving one is even more fun! Personalized notepaper is actually one of my most favorite gifts to give, and the most requested from my mom. She {loves} to keep it by her phone, and every year we design her a new set.  It makes such a great gift because it's so versatile, and can be given to anyone special in your life.  Parents, grandparents, teachers (HOW fun to have each child in the class sign their name for the design, with the teacher's name at the top!!!), friends...the list goes on and on.Whether it's Mother's Day, Father's Day, Teacher Appreciation … [Read more...]

{tile backsplash makeover}

I have a very talented friend named Linsey, over at Voila! She is in the middle of one huge kitchen makeover, and you have to go check out everything she's doing. From staining her concrete countertops, to painting her tile backsplash, she's not afraid to try out her ideas.I just had to show you this though...her fantastic tile backsplash!BEFORE:AFTER:Isn't that fabulous? She stained the grout, then hand painted the tiles cream and blue.So, go say hi, and prepare to be amazed! … [Read more...]

{canvas drop cloth wreath}

canvas wreath armoire

Last Friday I had the pleasure of posting a tutorial on somewhat simple, while we were lucky enough to have Steph's fun picture recipe cards here on brown paper packages. (Great idea, by the way!)So, do you remember all that canvas I had leftover after my disastrous project? Well, something else came out of it, and I shared it with her readers. Today I thought I would post it here for you! CANVAS DROP CLOTH WREATH ITEMS YOU NEED: canvas drop cloth (I purchased mine at Home Depot--painting section) floral wire wreath, or Styrofoam wreath ribbon or fabric any desired embellishments DIRECTIONS: Cut the canvas into strips--you'll want a good stack to start with, but … [Read more...]

{welcoming…somewhat simple}

Yay! Steph from somewhat simple is here today, and I can't couldn't be more thrilled! She has a WAY fun project for you today...check it out!--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Happy Friday Everyone!!! My name is Stephanie, and most days you'll find me hanging out on my site, SomewhatSimple.comI am thrilled to be on Kierste's darling blog today to share with you a very simple, very fun project!The "visual person" inside me decided I needed a picture with every recipe card that I have in my ever-growing repertoire! Here is what I came up with:I just uploaded the pictures of the recipes I have to Picnik.com (which is free!) then copied … [Read more...]

{mother’s day party ideas}

First of all, can I just say I have the most awesome readers?I am just loving all these wonderful ideas!Since Mother's Day is still about a month away, I'm going to keep this party going.Each week I will highlight a few more ideas, so come on back to either post new projects, or search for ones to try.Here are just a few I've highlighted today:1. RIBBON AND PEARLS NECKLACEI am in love with this ribbon and pearls necklace by Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM. SO darling!2. BURLAP JEWELRY ORGANIZERThe perfect gift for the mom that loves jewelry! Tater Tots and Jello made this fantastic burlap organizer.3. MOTHERS' DAY BLOCKSThese blocks by Lyndsey's Craft Spot would be inexpensive to make, and … [Read more...]