Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

DIY Mini Mug Candle

It is that awesome time of the month again when we get together to share our projects for the Monthly Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge! Since Mother’s Day is in a few weeks, I thought I’d help you out with a DIY gift idea. Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! (No judgement here, momma.) This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal. Before we get the tutorial, I want to point out that I used recycled candle wax that I had collected over the years. My wax was already scented and colored so I didn’t have to add any of that. That is why you will see in the Materials that scented oil is optional.

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Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

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Materials

  • Mini Thrift Store Coffee Mug
  • Wax
  • Wooden Wick
  • Old Soup Can
  • Pot
  • Water

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 1

First cut your wooden wick in half.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 2

Next, put the metal clip on the bottom then set your wick off to the side.

Step 3

Put your wax in a cleaned soup can with the label removed.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 4

Place your can of wax in a small pot of water.

Note:

2-3 inches of water is plenty.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 5

Bring the pot of water to a boil over medium heat until the wax has melted.

Note:

If adding your own scent to the wax, do so at this point once your wax is melted.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 6

After the wax has melted, pour a small amount into the mug.

**CAUTION** The can will be hot so be sure to use pot holder to pour the wax.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 7

Next press your wick, clip-side down, into the wax in the bottom of the mug.

Step 8

Allow the wax to set.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 9

Fill the rest of your mug with wax.

Step 10

Allow the wax to set completely. I let mine site overnight.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Step 11

Lastly, trim your wick so that it is only ¼ to ½ inch above your wax.

 

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

Surprise the mom in your life even if that mom is you! This DIY mini mug candle is fast, easy, and frugal making it a perfect gift idea.

It doesn’t get much easier than this DIY mini mug candle. In fact, I can’t wait to get more mini mugs to make even more of them. Mini stuff is simply the cutest. Some of us *cough, cough* fall head over heels for it every time! Now, let’s get on to the other awesome projects from my friends!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

DIY Dragonfly Fingerprint Succulent Planters

Every year we love surprising the grandmas with a handmade gift from the kiddos. The kids love making it and grandma delights at the surprise. This year we made these adorable DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters. They are easy to make and your kiddos will love getting messy with paint. (Just don’t forget to put on their aprons or shirt to protect their clothes.) A little tip to make the process easier: give each kid and extra pot and some paint then let them go nuts. This will keep them from getting impatient waiting to add their fingerprints to the planters.

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Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

 

These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are an easy kid-made gift! #Mothersday Click To Tweet

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Materials

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 1

Paint your wings with white paint spaced at random over the pot.

 

Step 2

Next, paint “Mother’s Day” on the rim of your pot.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 3

On the opposite side of the rim, paint the current year.

Step 4

Allow the paint to dry before moving on.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 5

Next have one child dip a finger in the green paint and place 3-4 fingerprints in the center of 2 sets of wings.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 6

After the first child has finished, have your second kid dip the first finger in the blue paint and put 3-4 fingerprints on the remaining wings.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 7

Allow all of the fingerprints to dry.

Step 8

Spray your pot with acrylic sealant and allow it to dry.

Step 9

If you want the pots to be used outside, add a second coat of acrylic sealant.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 10

After your sealant has dried, fill your pot with large river stones.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Step 11

Next, remove your faux succulent from the stem and place it into the pot.

 

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

Looking for an easy Mother's Day gift idea? These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters are easy and such a blast to make! Mom and kid approved!

These DIY dragonfly fingerprint succulent planters were such a blast to make! The youngest got upset that green paint got on his hands which made it even more adorable. Don’t forget to give your kids a pot to paint to keep them entertained while they wait to put their fingerprints on. This saved my life during this project. This is also a great DIY for moms if teachers or dads want to get in on the artistic action. You can get more fun Mother’s Day ideas with these Kid Made Mother’s Day Storybooks. They are a fantastic way to preserve memories and a great way for kids to practice their writing skills.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Easy DIY Star Wars Lamp Makeover

This month I was super excited that we were celebrating the upcoming 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope for the Monthly Movie Challenge. Then I realized how hard it is to come up with an awesome craft to pay homage to it. I wasn’t the only one, either. We all struggled to come up with crafts and recipes. Finally, I decided to make an awesome Death Star lamp but I couldn’t get it to turn out. Then I remembered that I still had some fabric leftover from this Star Wars Sleep Shorts project. Thus, this easy DIY Star Wars lamp makeover was born.

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This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

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Materials

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 1

Clean your lamp if needed. We hadn’t been using ours so it had a nice coat of dust on it.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 2

Remove the lampshade from your lamp base.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 3

Next, use the lampshade to measure the width of fabric needed.

Note:

I was ecstatic because the fabric I had remaining was already the perfect width. If yours isn’t, trim it so that there is ¼ inch excess on either side.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 4

After you have measured your width, measure your length by wrapping your fabric around the outside of the lampshade.

Tip:

Do this with the wrong side of the fabric facing out.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 5

Next, mark the edge where the fabric overlaps. See the picture for reference and keep in mind that you want to keep a slight overlap.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 6

Once you’ve marked your fabric, unwrap it from your lampshade and cut at your mark.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 7

Next, find the seam of the lamp shade and add a line of hot glue to it.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 8

Attach the edge of your fabric to the line of glue.

Tip:

Make sure that fabric is facing right-side out.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 9

After your glue has cooled, wrap your fabric around the outside of your lampshade and secure the edge with another line of hot glue.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 10

Now secure one edge of the fabric overlap to the inside of your lampshade.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 11

Continue gluing your fabric edge until it is completely secured.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 12

Repeat steps 10 and 11 on the other end of your lampshade.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 13

Lastly, reattach your lampshade to your base.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier. I love how it turned out. There is one problem, though. My husband wants to put it in the master bedroom. Me? Not so much. Wish me luck that we can compromise on the family room. Hopefully you don’t run into the same problem with your husband. Either way, don’t forget to check out all of the awesome projects from my friends. There are some great ideas as always!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

10 Delicious Desserts for Chocolate Lovers + Merry Monday Link Party 151

Summer is on its way and that means barbecues, late nights by the fire, and more family time. It also means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers. Whether you have a family pitch-in or are sharing stories around the fire pit in your backyard, there are ideas here for you. After you’ve checked out your favorites stick around and link up at the Merry Monday Link Party! We love seeing your posts each week!

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

 

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Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

Derby Day Truffles with Candied Bourbon Pecans (Quinn at Dad What’s 4 Dinner)

These may be called Derby Day truffles but I will be eating these babies all summer long.

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

Fireless Simple S’mores Snack (DJane at MommaDJane)

No fire pit? No problem with these delicious fireless S’mores.

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

Fudge Pie (Stacie at Simply Stacie)

How do you make chocolate even more amazing? You put it in a pie of course. This one definitely won’t disappoint.

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

Milk Chocolate Cake Pops (Jennifer at Busy Being Jennifer)

These cake pops are perfect for those summer birthday parties. The best part is that there is no cake-cutting required!

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies (Kit at The Kittchen)

These brownies are decadent to the extreme. I totally recommend surprising your husband on the next date night with this amazing recipe!

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

Chocolate Almond Joy Poke Cake (Erin at DelightfulEMade)

Get your favorite candy bar flavor in cake form with this yummy recipe!

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

New Zealand Fudge Cake (Stacie at Simply Stacie)

There are no words for how amazing these look! You will just have to check them out.

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

 

Caramel Chocolate Chip Butter Bars (Andrea at Living on Cloud Nine)

These delicious bars have it all: caramel, chocolate, and cookie. They are the perfect dessert for a BBQ.

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Squares (Paula at Virginia Sweet Pea)

I love chocolate and peanut butter together. Throwing pretzels in puts this dessert over-the-top in deliciousness.

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

Brownie Batter Milkshake (Erin at DelightfulEMade)

Cool down on those hot summer nights with this amazing milkshake recipe. So good, you’ll be sad when it’s gone.

 

Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.

Seriously, how can you pick just one of these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers? Luckily you have all summer to give them all a try without totally blowing your diet. Now, it’s time to get on to the party. Link up your latest and greatest with us so we can be inspired. Don’t forget to check out what your friends have been up to as well!

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Summer means more excuses to make and enjoy delicious desserts. That’s why I’ve rounded up these 10 delicious desserts for chocolate lovers.


Merry Monday Link Party #151

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Upcycled Room Cleaning Buckets from Easter Buckets

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these upcycled room cleaning buckets. Place one in each coordinating room and know that have what you need for daily cleaning. Don’t forget to add these Printable Room by Room Cleaning Checklists to your buckets. With both of these tools your home will actually stay clean, especially if you remember to enlist help from your kiddos.

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The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Keeping your home clean is easy with these #upcycled room #cleaning buckets! Click To Tweet

Materials

  • 5-7 Easter Buckets
  • Krylon Spray Paint (This is the absolute best spray paint for this project!)
  • 5-7 Small Spray Bottles
  • Cleaners (Based on the Room)
  • Sponges, Wipes, and Brushes

 

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Step 1

Clean your Easter buckets thoroughly and allow them to dry completely.

Step 2

Spray each bucket with a coat of paint in a well-ventilated area. Allow the paint to dry.

Step 3

Repeat step 2 until you can no longer see the patterns through the paint. This took 4 coats on my buckets and the base color of the bucket did not seem to affect the number of coats.

 

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Step 4

Fill each bucket with the appropriate supplies and printable checklist.

Step 5

Place your cleaning buckets in each room and you’re done.

Cleaning Buckets Tips

Don’t feel like you have to put full size cleaners in your buckets. In fact, I recommend dividing your cleaners up among the buckets. Here are some tips for how to divide your cleaners and other supplies for your buckets.

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Portable Wipes Container

You know those little plastic containers for wipes that you throw in your diaper bag? Use these to divide disinfecting wipes among each bucket.

 

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Small Spray Bottles

Get small spray bottles that you can separate cleaners into. I used a bottle of concentrate to make mine but you can also divide up a full-size, ready-mixed cleaner among them. Don’t forget to label your spray bottles so that you know which cleaner is in them.

Sponges

You will want a separate sponge for each bucket. If you are worried about putting wet sponges back in the buckets when you’re done, get a plastic soap container. Poke a few holes in it to allow air in and your sponges can dry without creating a mess in your buckets.

Plastic Bags

Always keep a few plastic grocery bags in each bucket. This makes it easy to change out trash cans or collect any waste you come across when cleaning. This is especially true for kids’ rooms. They have the uncanny knack of hiding ripped up papers, empty wrappers, and broken toys.

 

The easiest way to keep your house clean is to always have the supplies you need. That is why you need these easy upcycled room cleaning buckets.

Keeping your home clean has never been easier than it will be with these upcycled room cleaning buckets. They have made my new cleaning habit so much easier to develop. I firmly believe in not spending more time cleaning than you absolutely have to. That includes wasting time looking for cleaning supplies and now you won’t have to. I get all of my cleaning done in 20 minutes or less because of these buckets. Imagine only spending 20 minutes a day to keep your house beautiful. It can totally be done! Don’t forget to grab your printable cleaning checklists before you go.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

DIY End of Year Autograph Scrapbook

The end of the school year is fast-approaching. For a lot of kids (and moms) the end of the year is bittersweet. Your schedules are thrown out of what which can be frustrating. Kids miss playing with friends that they only see at school. On the flip side, you have more time to spend together and strengthen your family. If your kids love school as much as mine, though, they will miss it and all of their teachers over the summer too. Unfortunately you can’t change the school year but you can give your child a keepsake to look back on over the summer break. Let him collect memories of the school year with a DIY end of year autograph scrapbook.

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The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet but this #DIY end of year autograph scrapbook can help! Click To Tweet

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Materials

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 1

Put a ruler sticker border across the center of the cover of your book.

Step 2

Trim any excess off of the border.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 3

Place a sticker with your child’s current grade in the center of your border.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 4

Next, add the school year above the grade sticker and add embellishments.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 5

One the first page, add a border sticker across the top of the page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 6

Then add a teacher sticker to the bottom.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 7

On the next 2 pages create a class autograph section by adding a title to the pages and embellishing them.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 8

Next, add an art page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 9

After you have created your heading, embellish the page.

Step 10

Add a library page next.

Note:

I didn’t have any stickers that I liked for the title so I hand drew mine (and many others in the book). If you choose to use a sticker, skip to step 14.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 11

Start by drawing the “R” in block style in the bottom center of the page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 12

Next, draw the rest of your block letters working out from the “R”.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 13

Fill in your letters by drawing a series of lines inside of each one as pictured.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 14

Finish off your library page by embellishing with a book sticker.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 15

On the next page draw 5 straight lines at the top of the page as pictured.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 16

Next, draw a treble clef and write the word music on the staff.

Note:

I dotted the “i” with an eighth note but that is completely up to you.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 17

Highlight the word “music” with a silver colored pencil to help it pop against the black.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 18

After you have finished drawing the title, embellish your music page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 19

On the next page, draw the word “GYM” in large block letters in the bottom center of the page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 20

Fill in the letters with angled lines as pictured.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 21

Next, embellish your gym page.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Step 22

On the following 2 pages, draw the title “Lunch Time” and embellish.

Tip:

This lets your little one get autographs from friends that are not in the same class.

Step 23

Finish your book off with a recess page to let your child catch anyone they may have missed.

 

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook when missing school or friends this summer.

Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook anytime he is missing school or his friends this summer. You can take it a step further and preserve memories about your child too. On the last page, have him answer questions so that you have a record of this year of your child’s life. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Age
  • Teacher
  • Favorite Subject
  • Best Friend
  • Favorite Show/Movie
  • Be When Grow Up
  • Favorite Food
  • Favorite Toy

These are just some ideas to give you inspiration. Anything that you would be interested in 5, 10, or even 20 years from now would be fun to include. If you want more ways to preserve your kids’ memories, check out these DIY Kids Summer Memory Books! Make one for each kid or complete one as a family to preserve your memories for years to come.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

14 DIY Succulent Planters + Merry Monday Link Party 150

Succulents are a great addition to your home for spring. Unfortunately, if you have a black thumb like me, the faux ones are the preferable way to add them. These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants. No matter what your décor style is you will find succulent ideas to suit your home. After you are done getting your DIY on, stick around and check out the Merry Monday link party!

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

 

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These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

MCM Atomic Dish Planters (Vanessa at Gardening in the Shade)

These are the perfect planters if you love that 50’s sputnik style. Find out how to make your own atomic planters for succulents easily.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Faux Succulent Mug Planter (Erlene at MyPinterventures)

You know I love all things coffee and that includes finding unique ways to add it to my décor. This mug planter is the perfect DIY décor to rock your coffee addiction!

 

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Faux Succulent Wreath (Amanda at The Kolb Corner)

You won’t believe have crazy easy this wreath is to make. Add succulents to your door with this awesome DIY.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Gold Succulent Figurines (Chelc at Inside the Fox Den)

If you are looking for a glamorous way to add succulents to your décor then this is the DIY for you. It’s easy and perfect for year-round gorgeousness!

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Americana Clay Pot Wreath (Shirley at Intelligent Domestications)

Rock your door décor with this gorgeous wreath. It is great for carrying your home all the way through July!

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Galvanized Bucket Hanging Succulent Planter (Michelle at Our Crafty Mom)

Word seriously cannot express how much I am in love with this succulent planter. This will definitely be making an appearance on our walls soon. It is so easy to make and a gorgeous piece of wall art!

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Mini Succulent Arrangements (Amy at My Life From Home)

How do you make something even more awesome? You make it mini! These mini succulent arrangements are a fantastic DIY to add a touch of green to your home.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Dollar Store Faux Succulent Planters (Laurie at My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies)

Dollar store crafts are seriously the best! These beauties are easy to make and inexpensive.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Succulent Stacker (Megan at Left in Knots)

Don’t have a lot of shelf space? These crocheted stacked pots are the perfect solution for you. Find out how to make the holder for your home today.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Faux Succulent Centerpiece (Emily at Two Purple Couches)

The dining room deserves some décor love during the year too. This easy DIY centerpiece is an easy way to dress up your spring table.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Faux Succulent Planter (Amanda at The Kolb Corner)

This succulent planter is so versatile there is no doubt that you will find the perfect place in your home to display it.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Spring Floral Design Using Birch Bark (Penny at Penny’s Vintage Home)

How do you make succulents even better? You add some awesome birch bark to the planter. That is why I am so in love this gorgeous piece of DIY décor.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

DIY Faux Succulent Chalk Paint Planter (Angela at Organized and Simplified)

This succulent planter is perfect for making use of old jars you have lying around. It is also a fantastic way to add some farmhouse charm to your décor.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

Succulent Garden (Michelle at Our Crafty Mom)

Last but certainly not least is this gorgeous craft-stash buster. It looks perfect hanging on your wall or as a gorgeous centerpiece on your table.

 

These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.

All of these 14 DIY succulent planters are super easy additions to your spring décor. After you’ve figured out which ones you are going to make come back and check out the Merry Monday link party. We love seeing what you share each week. Your creativity and useful tips are always inspiring. See you down there!

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These 14 DIY succulent planters are the perfect way to dress up your home when you’re not great at taking care of houseplants.


Merry Monday Link Party #150

We have a new guest host! Kimberly from A Wonderful Thought will be joining us for the entire month of April! If you haven’t had a chance to visit her blog, head on over and check out her crafts, recipes, and Disney posts!

Meet the Merry Monday Link Party HostsMerry-Monday-Link-Party-Hosts

Erlene My Pinterventures Kim Made In A Day Amanda ⋅ The Kolb Corner

Shirley ⋅ Intelligent Domestications Emily Two Purple Couches

Chelc ⋅ Inside The Fox Den Sara ⋅ Twelve on Main Marie ⋅ DIY Adulation

Megan · C’mon Get Crafty Kimberly · A Wonderful Thought


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Thank you for sharing your wonderful posts each week. Here is last week’s most popular post.

DIY Faux Succulent Planter via The Kolb Corner (PIN IT)

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Merry Monday Rules

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Round-up themes for party #150

Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from this week’s party for a themed feature round-up on next week’s Merry Monday party. What we’re looking for this week:

  • Gardening ideas/tips
  • DIY projects – furniture makeovers, upcycled projects
  • Spring Ideas – crafts/recipes/home decor
  • Mother’s Day ideas
  • Recipe focus – cheesecake and pretzel recipes

Now, show us your latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home decor ideas, home tips, and anything you created!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Are you making this huge mistake when it comes to keeping a clean home? Find out what it is and get printable room by room cleaning checklists to keep up!

Free Printable Room by Room Cleaning Checklists

How are you coming with your new habits this month? I haven’t quite gotten my routine down but I have been sticking to cleaning every day. It is so nice to have a clean home, especially our kitchen and dining room. What is it about these rooms that make them a magnet for messes? Now, I’ve managed to stay on top of the dishes and the kids have been helping with the dining room. One of the best tools I have been using is these printable room by room cleaning checklists for each room! They make it easy to keep track of all of the weekly cleaning tasks for each room of your home.

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Get Your Printable Room by Room Cleaning Checklists

Grab your free printable cleaning checklists by clicking on the pictures below and print them out. Once you’ve printed them, cut each one out and fill out any additional cleaning tasks not already listed. There is also a blank one to add another room such as your office or the kids’ play room. I totally recommend laminating the cleaning checklists and storing them in the rooms they coordinate with. You can check the tasks off as you complete them with a dry erase marker and wipe it clean when you’re done.

Are you making this huge mistake when it comes to keeping a clean home? Find out what it is and get printable room by room cleaning checklists to keep up!

Are you making this huge mistake when it comes to keeping a clean home? Find out what it is and get printable room by room cleaning checklists to keep up!

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How to Use Printable Room by Room Cleaning Checklists

You can clean these areas on these lists every day if you would like. I am not that ambitious, though. Instead, I have added one room each day to my daily cleaning list. There are some tasks that need to be done every day to stay on top of your home. Here are the tasks on my daily cleaning list:

  • Dishes
  • Laundry
  • Sweep/Vacuum
  • Nightly Tidy
  • One Room

That “one room” on the list is one of the printable room by room cleaning checklists. Assign one room to each day. The only exception to this for my list is that I clean all of the bedrooms on one day but that is up to you.

 

Are you making this huge mistake when it comes to keeping a clean home? Find out what it is and get printable room by room cleaning checklists to keep up!

Room by Room Cleaning Kits

The next step is to create cleaning kits for each room. You can easily clean the rooms when all of the supplies you need is together. I’ll show you how to make these next week but you can go ahead and start preparing now. Pick up sponges, dusters, and cleaners for each room so that you can put them together. You can also start brainstorming where in each room you will store you cleaning kits. If needed, you can re-organize slightly to accommodate them.

 

Are you making this huge mistake when it comes to keeping a clean home? Find out what it is and get printable room by room cleaning checklists to keep up!

I want to leave you with one last tip. I have a friend that have been telling me for years that one person can’t expect to be able to clean up after 5 people and she is so right. She always says this to make me feel better when I’m falling behind on housework. What I didn’t realize was that I was making one huge mistake and you might be making the same one. I am not responsible for cleaning up after my family single-handedly and neither are you. Start enlisting your kids to help you. I finally realize that I am not giving my kids enough responsibility around the house. They expect that I will handle everything. This month all of that is finally changing. Let your kids be a part of creating a clean home that you’re proud of. Even toddlers can, and should, help around the house. What are your tips for keeping a clean home? I’d love to hear them in the comments!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

Crazy Easy Homemade Freezer Bagel Pizzas

If you read Why You Need a Grocery Freeze then you know that I am super frugal when it comes to our food budget. Freezer recipes are a big part of that. They save money and make meal time a breeze. Another way to save money is to make your own “convenience foods” at home. You know the ones. These are your Pop-Tarts, Go-Gurts, and frozen pizzas. Making these at home will save you a fortune. One of our favorite homemade convenience foods is these homemade freezer bagel pizzas. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

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Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

These are great for lunch time. We love to throw them in the oven on Saturday game days because the kids love them and it keeps us from hitting a drive-thru. A bonus tip to save you even more money: only buy the mini bagels when they’re on clearance. You can get an entire bag of them for under $2. Since you will be freezing the pizza you don’t have to worry about the freshness not lasting.

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Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

Ingredients

  • Bag of Mini Bagels
  • Jar of Pizza Sauce
  • 12oz Bag of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

 

Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

Step 1

Open your bag of mini bagels and split each of them.

 

Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

Step 2

Fill a baking sheet with a single layer of bagel halves.

 

Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

Step 3

Next, cover each bagel half with a tablespoon of sauce. Use 2 tbsp. per bagel half if you like them saucier.

 

Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

Step 4

Sprinkle some cheese over each bagel half.

Step 5

Place the baking sheet in the freezer until frozen.

Step 6

After the pizzas have frozen, remove the tray and transfer the pizzas to a freezer bag.

Step 7

Label your freezer bag and return it to the freezer.

Step 8

Repeat steps 2 through 7 until all of your bagels are done.

 

Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

When you are ready to cook your pizzas place the desired number of bagel pizzas on a baking sheet. Bake at 350º for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. It doesn’t get easier than that. These homemade freezer bagel pizzas are a perfect convenience food to have on hand. Pull them out any time you need a quick meal. If you want even more easy freezer meals, check out these delicious homemade freezer chicken nuggets. They are a much healthier alternative to drive-thru chicken nuggets and your kiddos will love them!

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Making these homemade freezer bagel pizzas at home saves you money and time. They’re easy to make and delicious; perfect for busy families.

 

Crazy Easy Homemade Freezer Bagel Pizzas

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients


  • Bag of Mini Bagels

  • Jar of Pizza Sauce

  • 12oz Bag of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions


  1. Open your bag of mini bagels and split each of them.

  2. Fill a baking sheet with a single layer of bagel halves.

  3. Next, cover each bagel half with a tablespoon of sauce. Use 2 tbsp. per bagel half if you like them saucier.

  4. Sprinkle some cheese over each bagel half.

  5. Place the baking sheet in the freezer until frozen.

  6. After the pizzas have frozen, remove the tray and transfer the pizzas to a freezer bag.

  7. Label your freezer bag and return it to the freezer.

  8. Repeat steps 2 through 7 until all of your bagels are done.

  9. When you are ready to cook your pizzas place the desired number of bagel pizzas on a baking sheet. Bake at 350º for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

10 Easy Meals for Busy Moms + Merry Monday Link Party 149

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. That’s why meal planning is essential. It makes life so much easier when you can cross one thing off of your to-do list at the beginning of the week. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week. They are all super easy and delicious. There are even a few delicious breakfast ideas to make your mornings easier. After you’ve checked them out, stick around and link up at the Merry Monday Link Party!

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

 

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Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Five Can Dump Soup (Marilyn at Merilyn’s Treats)

It doesn’t get much easier than this soup. It’s a great go-to for the nights when time gets away from you.

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Easy Taco Salad (Meagan at Just 2 Sisters)

How do you make tacos even better? Turn those amazing flavors into a salad! This one definitely delivers.

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Ginger Soy Chicken Stir Fry (Shannah at My Suburban Kitchen)

Don’t spend money on expensive take-out. Instead make your own stir fry at home with this delicious recipe.

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Sourdough and Sausage Tuscan Egg Bake Recipe (Camille at Growing Up Gabel)

This is a super yummy warm breakfast idea! It is so good your family will be begging to have it for dinner too.

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Cheesy Taco Tater Tot Casserole (Erin at Delightful E Made)

Fit more taco goodness into your meals with this casserole! No worries about fighting with your kiddos to eat this dinner!

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Breakfast Bread Boat (Kit at The Kittchen)

This is another hearty, warm breakfast. It comes together quickly and fuels the rest of your day.

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

One Pan Pork Marsala (Shannah at My Suburban Kitchen)

Enjoy a fancy Italian dinner in the comfort of your dining room with this delicious recipe. Everything about this dish screams decadent except the ease of making it!

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Ranch Chicken Cobb Salad (Kit at The Kittchen)

No boring salad ideas here. This one is so full of flavor you won’t mind making it the main dish for dinner.

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Sweet Tomato and Broccoli Rabe Baked Penne (Rebecca at Strength and Sunshine)

Broccoli Rabe is one of my favorite ingredients. If you haven’t given it a try yet, this is the perfect recipe to do so. You won’t regret it.

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

Quick and Easy Sausage Quiche (From here!)

Not only is this is a super easy recipe, it’s freezer-friendly. Make up a huge batch when eggs are on sale and stock your freezer for weeks!

 

Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!

These recipes are so easy and delicious that the hardest part will be waiting to try them out. Are you looking to make back up freezer recipes, too? Check out our recipes page for more awesome freezer meals! Now that you’ve knocked out this week’s meal plan it’s time to party. Share your latest awesome posts with us below.

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Meal time can be hectic for busy moms. Check out these 10 easy meals for busy moms when creating your meal plan this week to make life easier!


Merry Monday Link Party #149

We have a new guest host! Kimberly from A Wonderful Thought will be joining us for the entire month of April! If you haven’t had a chance to visit her blog, head on over and check out her crafts, recipes, and Disney posts!

Meet the Merry Monday Link Party HostsMerry-Monday-Link-Party-Hosts

Erlene My Pinterventures Kim Made In A Day Amanda ⋅ The Kolb Corner

Shirley ⋅ Intelligent Domestications Emily Two Purple Couches

Chelc ⋅ Inside The Fox Den Sara ⋅ Twelve on Main Marie ⋅ DIY Adulation

Megan · C’mon Get Crafty Kimberly · A Wonderful Thought


It’s Instagram Follow Month! Although it isn’t required, we’d love for you to follow your Hosts on Instagram. Just click on the images to follow.



Thank you for sharing your wonderful posts each week. Here is last week’s most popular post.

DIY Americana Clay Pot Wreath

DIY Americana Clay Pot Wreath via Intelligent Domestications (PIN IT)

To see more features, visit the other party hosts!


All features are pinned to the Merry Monday Link Party Board!


Now, let’s get to the party!

Merry Monday Rules

Get seen on 10 blogs! Link-up on the #MerryMonday #linkparty! Click To Tweet

Help support the party & grab a button to display on your blog or party page!

My Pinterventures


Round-up themes for party #149

Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from this week’s party for a themed feature round-up on next week’s Merry Monday party. What we’re looking for this week:

  • Gardening ideas/tips
  • DIY projects – furniture makeovers, upcycled projects
  • Spring Ideas – crafts/recipes/home decor
  • Easter – foods, crafts, and DIY projects
  • Recipes – focus on mushrooms, garlic, and jelly beans

Now, show us your latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home decor ideas, home tips, and anything you created!


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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.