Fun furniture for Kids

chalkboard table

There’s probably only one thing I like better than dressing up the Princess Cupcake, and that’s decorating for her. I’ve been browser shopping for ideas for a game room makeover, and I’ve found a few things I’m totally swooning over. Take a look: This totally do-able DIY chalkboard table would be something we could both use. I [Read More]

DIY Fabric Bracelets

summer holding jenn's bracelets

Sometimes you just can’t find the right accessory to go with your outfit. It’s an issue, for sure. Jenn Andrlik in our Craft Exchange Challenge solved it though. She makes her own fabric bracelets, and several lucky girls in our group received some of her custom work. This is smiling Summer, not Jenn. Summer is happy [Read More]

Northpole magic by Hallmark

northpole 1820 at hurst mall

Sponsored! I received a FASTPASS to visit the North Pole Communications Station and several awesome products from Hallmark. All opinions are my own.   Could Hallmark make Christmas any more magical?! Yesterday we went to the North Pole Communications Station at North East Mall in Hurst, so we could talk to the elves. Directly. Like, “Hi, [Read More]

Festive Fringe Straws Make Great Gifts

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Looking for the perfect DIY hostess gift for Christmas or New Years? Bianca Schiffman made these festive fringe paper straws — complete with a custom gift box  — for each of us during our Craft Exchange Challenge. The Craft Exchange Challenge was to make something using these three Martha Stewart crafts products: Fringe Scissors Flocking [Read More]

Cookies for Santa at Macaroni Grill


You hear that? Yep, it’s that dang holiday countdown clock ticking. I am SO running out of time! I haven’t made our Christmas cookies yet, have you? It’s going to be down to the wire. Good thing I have a back-up plan. For the first time ever, my parents are coming HERE for Christmas. I [Read More]

DIY Custom Print Mugs


Today I’m featuring another talented maker from our November Craft Exchange. Ellen Rogoz made these fantastic geo-design mugs that are festive and perfect for a happy cup of cocoa, coffee, or soup anytime. I love the technique, how easy it is, and really pretty inexpensive. This would be a great project for even little ones [Read More]

Elf on the Shelf Roundup

forgetful flusher elf on the shelf

We’re 12 days into our yearly visit from the Elf on the Shelf. I honestly don’t know how they come up with something new each night. They must be so exhausted! (*wink*) In case you’ve missed our famous Elf on the Shelf duo, Chintz and Jewel, and their crazy antics on Instagram or Facebook, here’s a [Read More]

Upcycling Dollar Store Christmas Village

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I’m featuring the members of my Craft Exchange and their awesome projects. Since it’s officially Christmastime, we’ll kick it off with this fun redo of a bargain buy. Debbie snapped up these gems at the Dollar Store (image via and she turned them into THIS! Hello winter village! I love that she upcycled these [Read More]

Perot Museum Giveaway

perot museum frog

Happy Birthday Perot Museum of Nature and Science! You’re a young 2 years old, but already a Dallas darling. I was lucky enough to attend a special luncheon celebrating the 2 year anniversary of the opening of the Perot Museum and to hear about the amazing things they’re doing and exhibiting and offering. It was [Read More]

Texas Motor Speedway’s Gift of Lights

licking candy canes at tms gift of lights

Y’all know I’m crazy about lighting. Specifically chandeliers, but any lighting in general makes me a bit giddy. As you can imagine at THIS time of year, I’m on sensory overload with all the amazing light displays to see on houses, buildings, and race tracks. Wait, did I say, “race tracks?” Yep. RACE TRACKS. And I [Read More]

Christmas Craft Entries

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Recently I put out a call for entries. We wanted to see your Christmas crafts that you’ve made. There was a lot at stake. We had prizes on the line. Tickets for the Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway and dinner at a local restaurant. Out of towners had the option for a Michaels [Read More]

Reliant Lights Your Holidays

gingerbread house

They’re predicting 100% chance of snow this Saturday at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. Seriously. The snow-filled play area is just one of the many features planned for the festivities in Downtown Dallas. If snow in our balmy 60 degree temps isn’t enough to bring you downtown, I have a list of 18 other reasons. From [Read More]