Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Handmade Felt Flower Hair Clip

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Hey, y'all!  Happy Hump Day!  We're halfway to the weekend!  Woo hoo!  Now that we've celebrated, let's talk about today's post.  I have two nieces who I think are just the cutest little girls ever, and they like hair bows.  Well, my friend Tara from Suburble has been using her Sizzix machine to make lots of pretty hair accessories for her daughters.  The bows and clips she made were adorable, and they inspired me to try my hand at making some pretty hair clips for my nieces.
Handmade Felt Flower Hair Clip--The perfect inexpensive accessory for the little girl in your life!
 I was able to make two hair clips quickly and inexpensively.  So today I want to show you how to easily make a Handmade Felt Flower Hair Clip using your Sizzix BIGkick.  And when I say easily, I mean SERIOUSLY easy!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Free Hand-Lettered Bible Verse Printable and Coloring Page: Romans 12

Hey, y'all!  Earlier in the summer, I shared a printable hand-lettered coloring sheet here on the blog, and people seemed to really enjoy it.  Of course, that made me want to make more.  So today I'm sharing my Romans 12 Hand-lettered Printable and Coloring Sheet with you.  That's right; if you want a printable, I have you covered, and if you'd rather color your own, I have you covered.  ;)
Free Romans 12 Hand-Lettered Bible Verse Printable and Coloring Page
A while back I showed you how to illustrate your Bible, and the verse I illustrated was Romans 12:2--a verse that reminds me that God has called Christians to be different than the world through constant renewing of our minds through His Word.  I realize that not everyone has a Journaling Bible, and not everyone feels comfortable trying to create art.  With that in mind, I decided to make a hand-lettered coloring page because pretty much anyone can color right?

Friday, August 21, 2015

60 Beautiful Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas

Hey, y'all!  The start of school always signals the end of the summer to me, and that means the time for cooler weather and all things fall is just around the corner.  This week's edition of The Crafted Collective is all about ideas for outdoor fall decor so that you can start preparing your home for the change of the season.
60 Beautiful Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas from around the Web!

Make sure when you leave here you head over to my co-hosts' blogs to see their additions to this week's collection.

Kirsten of Sweet Tea & Saving Grace | Emily of The Benson Street | Kara of Happy Go Lucky

Now onto the beautiful outdoor decorating ideas!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Creating a Fun & Eclectic TV Gallery Wall

As a brand ambassador for Graham & Brown, I received product to use in this post, but as usual, all opinions are mine.
Hey, y'all!  Today's post was a long time coming.  At least two years ago, I decided to tackle making over my living room.  I was tired of spending so much time in a blah room just waiting on my next house where everything would, in my mind, be perfect.  So makeover the living room I did, but I've never shared the room here on the blog.  Blame it on my perfectionism or blame in on my tendency not to finish projects that frustrate me--whatever the reason, the room isn't 100% finished.  Don't get me wrong, it looks sooooo much better than it did before, but it's just not, well, perfect.  Luckily, I was asked to be a brand ambassador for Graham & Brown to highlight design trends for 2015, and that was just the push I needed to finish my TV gallery wall.  
Before & After: A Media Wall Makeover Featuring an Eclectic Gallery
Combining the work I had already done with a fun decor piece from Graham & Brown, I was able to put together an eclectic media gallery wall, and even though it's not perfect because I struggle with styling flat surfaces, it's finished.  And sometimes finished is better than the perfect that is never going to happen.  Am I right?
Of course, I just have to show you how the wall looked before so that you can truly appreciate how it looks now.  A couple of years ago, my media wall looked totally boring and somewhat weird.  The furniture was off scale and the wall decor was lacking to say the least.  But now...

Friday, August 14, 2015

60 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes

Hey, y'all!  It's time for this week's edition of the Crafted Collective!  School is starting, and we all know that means hectic evenings with homework and earlier bedtimes.  Because of the extra time constraints we face during the school year, it's great to have slow cooker recipes on hand that can help cut down on the evening rush.  My co-hosts and I are sharing 60 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes today, and I'm sure there are quite a few recipes that can help make your weeknight dinner preparation a little easier.

When your finish up here, don't forget to head over to my co-hosts' blogs to check out their contributions to the collection.

Kirsten of Sweet Tea & Saving Grace | Emily of The Benson Street | Kara of Happy Go Lucky

Now onto the awesome recipes!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Embossed Emerald Statement Earrings

Hey, y'all!  My newest design team post is up on the Sizzix Blog.  I'm showing you how to make a beautiful pair of Embossed Emerald Statement Earrings.
These earrings are so easy to make with the Sizzix BIGkick and Vintaj metal blanks and dies.  Because they're statement earrings, they're big, but they're so light you could wear them all day without your ears hurting.  Head over to the Sizzix Blog for the full tutorial.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Personalize Your Morning Cup of Coffee with a Shutterfly Photo Mug

This post is sponsored by Shutterfly.  I received product in exchange for this post, but all opinions are 100% mine!
Hey, y'all!  Happy Monday!  (Well, as happy as any Monday can get.)  I have a great post for you today that contains a freebie AND a giveaway in which there will be TWO winners!  Shutterfly recently sent me a ceramic photo mug to review, and they were kind enough to offer two coupon codes for free mugs that I get to give away to two of you lucky people.  I have to say that I adore my mug.  I love that I can now drink my morning cup of coffee from a personalized mug featuring faces of my favorite people and a quote that inspires me.
Personalize Your Morning Cup of Coffee with a Shutterfly Photo Mug--Giveaway and free quote graphic in post! |sponsored|
You can download the free quote graphic that I designed for my mug later in the post, but first, let me tell you all about my new mug.