Hand-stamped custom gold arrow curtains….

The curtains are hand stamped with gold arrow

HI everyone! I wanted to share with you the curtains I have been working on for Little's bedroom makeover! I can never find the curtains I have in my head when I want so sometimes it's easier to make them! I made custom gold arrow curtains that I stamped with hand-made arrow stamps from plain white Ikea panels. … [Read more...]

Awesome eco-friendly outdoor furniture from milk jugs…

Chairs made from recycled milk containers

Have I mentioned how much I hate the cold? Funny, considering I live in Chicago. One of my favorite things to do once the weather has stretched into the upper 60's is hang out on my deck and read.  And since  I am an organic tree-hugger, so how could I not be excited about Eco-friendly outdoor furniture made from recycled milk jugs by POLYWOOD? … [Read more...]

Flower pot makeover with chalk paint and hand stamping…

Flower pot makeover with chalk paint and hand stamping

It's about that time of year when you can step outside and clip flowers from your garden. No more grocery store flowers! This is Jennifer Zuri from Town and Country Living and one of my fetishes is fresh flowers. I don't care if they're cut flowers or a flowering plant, but I crave their beauty in my home. One thing I don't crave is the plastic … [Read more...]

Beautiful Spring and Easter ideas…

Bright and colorful table setting by a little sussy

Rolling into such a joyful weekend I wanted to share some beautiful images of Spring and Easter ideas with you. The winter seems to have finally passed here and we are rolling into  beautiful weather.  Flowers are blooming, lilacs are budding, it's been a year since the flooding, and my lucky neighbors are being serenaded by the sounds of yelling … [Read more...]

Fab Creative Friday linky party…..

Special treat from the Easter bunny, choclate covered raisins!

HI everyone! Welcome to another week of FCF linky party. I have to share a cute little project for Easter that had my kids saying "Eeeeewww!" but then giggling as they ate it! It's amazing what you can do with a bag of raisinettes! But my kids are at the age where poop is always funny. Go ahead and link up all of your creative ideas, … [Read more...]

How to make a pretty $8 art display board from foam core board and paint….

How to build an $8 foam core board for your kids art work. jpg

Hi everyone! I am in the middle of giving a bedroom makeover to the room Little and Oldest share. They are getting a new look top to bottom, and it's kind of fun to do something really cool and colorful, and with lots of  goodies! I wanted to share the  projects as I go along, until the big reveal.One of the first projects is a pretty $8 art … [Read more...]

How to make round jute place mats…..


Hi everyone! Thank you for welcoming me back today! I wanted to show you how to make these really cute round jute place mats for your table settings! My name is Jen & I blog over at City Farmhouse. I got my PB catalogue in the mail last week! Did you?! This is my favorite one by far, it feels refreshing to think about summer & … [Read more...]

See you tomorrow at the Midwest blog meet-up!

Midwest meet up  in Naperville,IL

See you at the Annual Midwest blog meet-up!!! If you want some great spring shopping, stop here before!! … [Read more...]

Interview with the amazing Tracy Porter and giveaway winners….

Tracy porter

HI everyone! As a apart of gearing up for Building a Creatively Made business 2.0, I am going to be sharing  interviews with different creative and talented women who have built amazing businesses from their passions. I am so super excited to share my interview with today's guest today, Tracy Porter! I have been a long time fan of Tracy. I have her … [Read more...]

Fabulously Creative Friday…

Fabulousy creative friday

Hi everyone ! It's another week of Fabulously Creative Friday! Time to link up all of your creative ideas, projects and inspirations! Please make sure you back link in your post back here and link to your exact post not just your general blog. Lot's of good things going on! Everyone is starting to get excited for The Building a Creative … [Read more...]

How to make bright and colorful twine wrapped Easter eggs…..

Twine wrapped easter eggs

Hi everyone, Jamie here from So Much Better With Age back with another fun project to share with you.Twine wrapped Easter eggs. Today I wanted to share a quick and fun Easter craft. I love seeing how other bloggers are decorating their eggs for Easter so I thought I'd do a creative take on it as well. I have so many different craft supplies so I … [Read more...]

Botanical Inspiration for Spring….

Beautiful botanical display with macrame houseplant hangers

I love vintage botanical charts, drawings,even real plants, The greener the better! I fell in love with some of these images, and I wanted to share some botanical inspiration with you to help you get in the spring mood......! via I love the lushness of this picture. And how sweet this one is. via via I just feel springier looking at these … [Read more...]

Vintage workbench turned kitchen island…

Seal and clean the vintage wood to make it safe for a kitchen island

Last summer, when I found a vintage workbench at the flea market, I knew it was time to replace our kitchen island with something, well, older. We had bought our first kitchen island when we moved in to our home 13 years ago, it had evolved from a counter height pub style table into a useable piece of furniture when we added a stock bathroom … [Read more...]

Bringing in Spring with Linen looks from J.Jill….

blogger Jennifer Rizzo for J.Jill linen looks

Hi everyone! I was super-excited for this opportunity because I personally love J.Jill and their linen looks for April! They have such great and wearable clothing! And they carry the most amazing petite sizes! They fit!!!!! I have a hard time finding clothing sometimes (especially pants) because I'm a shorty mcshort-short at 5'2. Or as my husband … [Read more...]

Building a Creatively Made Business 2.0…

Building a creatively made business, A new e-course to help you grow your business.

  A few years ago, I participated in the e-course Creatively Made Business. It was an amazing way to reach out to other women in business, many of those who were just starting out, or others in the middle who needed that push for bigger things. It was an amazing course packed with informational and videos. In the last two years … [Read more...]

Easy copper leaf eggs…

Hi everyone! It's Angela from Number Fifty-Three and I am so thrilled to be here today sharing a simple Easter craft. I just know that it is going to eventually feel like spring up here in the Northeastern U.S. one of these days, and when it does I will so be ready! … [Read more...]

Home decorating ideas…

Dip-dye table legs in a super cute nook

I thought it would be fun to revisit a few posts from the past that have been buried in the archives. Sometimes I find myself looking through them realizing how much is forgotten about! Here are some home decorating ideas and projects that have been  pushed farther and farther down as I pile some new good stuff on top. These were some projects I … [Read more...]

Fun and easy tote bag made with sponge stamping….

Tote bag made with sponge stamps, a fun and easy project

Happy Saturday! Spring might finally be here!We are supposed to be in the 60's tomorrow! I needed a bag to take with me for my walks to the library, so with the great weather I felt like busting out a fun and easy project: Sponge stamping. It can't get any easier than taking a tote bag, a bit of paint and a cut up sponge for an easy and fun … [Read more...]

Fabulously creative Friday linky party….!

Fabulousy creative friday

HI everyone! Another week has flown by and it's another week for a FCF linky party! I was so happy to see everyone had such a good time at the She sent me what? party. It was a really fun way to be creative and lift those winter blahs! Go ahead and link up all of your creative ideas and projects. Please link directly to your post and make sure … [Read more...]

Upcycled banana hanger made into an awesome hanging vase…

Upcycled banana hook project the after is amazing! Everyone has one of these laying around.

That's right. I said banana holder, like the kind you see at the thrift store every day,like you might have on your counter right now. How about an upcycled banana hanger made into an awesome hanging vase? The best part is, I got it in the mail! Because what could be a cooler party idea than 21 people mailing each other whatever they find at the … [Read more...]