Friday, September 23, 2016

How to Make Easy Halloween Wall Art

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Hey, y'all!  Can I get a "woot, woot" for it finally being fall?!  I love summer, but I am so ready for the cooler weather that comes with fall, and, of course, I'm ready for all the fall holidays.  I love that I'm starting to see pumpkins around town, and I know that Halloween decorations are soon to follow. In preparation for that, I made some really fun hand-lettered Halloween wall art this week, and, y'all, it was so easy to make using a witch's hat blank from the craft store, my Silhouette Cameo, and vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.  Not only am I sharing the tutorial with you today, but I'm also sharing the free hand-lettered cut file with you so that you can make your own.
hand lettered halloween wall art
Of course, you could use the cut file to create a t-shirt, a card, or even a decal for a mug, but how cute is it on this witch's hat?  And that polka dot vinyl from Expressions Vinyl is just too fun!  Read on for the full tutorial...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Download This Free Bible Journaling Printable + Devotion

Hey, y'all!  I am seriously so excited about today's post.  I know every week I say "I'm excited about today's post," but today I'm SUPER excited.  Why?  I have once again teamed up with Christian author Jennifer Hayes Yates to share some great freebies with you today!  I have designed a brand new set of free printable Bible journaling goodies that coordinate with a brand new devotion called "Bending the Bow" that Jennifer is sharing on her blog One Thing today.  Keep reading to find the link to her devotion and the link to the printable journaling download.
free devotion printable bible journaling
At the end of July, Jennifer and I did our very first collaboration.  She wrote a lovely devotion entitled "Like a Tree," and I designed a set of printable Bible journaling goodies that coordinated with the devotion.  You can learn more about the devotion and printable here.  The collaboration was a success, and we both seriously enjoyed working together, so we decided to collaborate again.

Friday, September 9, 2016

How to Wear a Wood Watch

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Hey, y'all!  I am so excited about today's post because I get to share my favorite new accessory with you: my Cora Koa & Rose Gold Watch from JORD Wood Watches.  If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, it's probably glaringly obvious that I adore all things girly.  I'm not a fashionista by any means, but I am a sucker for a cute outfit and beautiful accessories.  If you've followed my blog for a while, you know that my husband has two JORD wood watches that he loves, so when JORD contacted me about reviewing one of their watches, I was thrilled to finally be getting my very own unique watch.  And, y'all, after having my watch for a couple of weeks, I can honestly say that I love it!  I know that a watch made of wood may sound like a novel idea, and you may wonder how to wear something so unique, so today's post is for you.  I'm showing you how to wear a wood wrist watch, and later in the post I'm sharing how you can enter to win a $100 e-gift code to JORD Wood Watches!
JORD Wood Watch Cora Koa
What I love most about my new watch is that I can style it up or down.  The wood band is classy yet somewhat casual, and the rose gold face dotted with Swarovski crystal markers is so feminine and pretty.  The combination of these two features make this watch look great with a t-shirt or a pretty skirt, which is perfect for me.  I might often change my earrings or wear different bracelets, but when I invest in a watch, I expect it to go with whatever I wear.  My new watch does just that.  Let me show you what I mean...

Monday, August 29, 2016

Make Easy Hand Lettered Fall Wall Art with Free Cut File

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Hey, y'all!  I am so excited about today's post!  I am an ambassador for Expressions Vinyl, and they recently contacted me about being a part of a fun vinyl competition with a bunch of talented bloggers, so of course I jumped at the chance!  I knew about the contest way in advance, but in my usual style, I waited to the almost-last minute to create my project.  My main problem was that I struggled creating a hand-lettered design, only to realize after I finished it that I hated it.  After that waste of time, I realized that I had a hand-lettered design from last year that I made a printable with that would be PERFECT for some fall art.  So today I'm sharing my brand new Hand-Lettered Fall Wall Art, and because I always want y'all to be able to easily recreate my projects even if you have no hand-lettering skills, I'm giving you the free Silhouette cut file so that you can make your own!  And at the end of the post, I'm sharing the link where you can go to vote for your favorite vinyl project (hopefully mine) and enter a giveaway from Expressions Vinyl!
Hand Lettered Fall Art Free Cut File
Now I don't know if y'all have ever created art with vinyl before, but it is SO EASY.  All you need is a painted board, some vinyl, and a cutting machine, and you can have brand new art in no time!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Make These Ten Minute DIY Leather Earrings

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Hey, y'all!  Do you realize how long it's been since I last shared a jewelry tutorial?!  Wayyyy too long!  So today I'm remedying that.  Using some of the new Sizzix jewelry-making tools, I'm showing you how to easily make these DIY Leather Teardrop Earrings.
Ten Minute Leather Teardrop Earrings
These earrings are so stylish and can be made in about ten minutes.  You read that right: ten minutes! And with all the yummy leather colors that Sizzix has to offer, you can make a pair of these to match any outfit.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Like a Tree Bible Journaling Page Inspiration

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Hey, y'all!  A couple of weeks ago, I shared a fun collaboration that I worked on with Jennifer Hayes Yates.  Jennifer wrote an awesome FREE devotion for y'all entitled "Like a Tree," and I designed some fun printable Bible journaling goodies to go along with it.  Well, I couldn't let y'all have all the fun with the devotion and printable, so I recently created an entry in my journaling Bible using the freebies we shared with y'all.  Today I want to show you the finished page in hopes of inspiring you to create an new entry in your journaling Bible.
Bible Journaling Entry Page Inspiration
First of all I should note that if you want to grab the devotion and Bible journaling goodies, check out THIS POST for more info.  Once you download the printables, print them on card stock and get ready to dig in!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

DIY "Be Kind" Floral Drop Cloth Banner

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Hey, y'all!  For me, the summer is officially over. (Insert sad face)  In my school district, teachers went back to work Tuesday, so I'm busy prepping for the brand new school year.  I met some of my students at open house, and they seemed like a great bunch of tenth graders, so I hope that we're going to have a great, productive year of learning together.  One thing I always like to do at the beginning of the new school year is make some new decorations for my classroom, so last week I whipped up an easy-to-make banner.  Today I'm sharing the tutorial with you in case you'd like to make one yourself.
DIY Be Kind Drop Cloth Banner
I wanted my banner to be a reminder to my students to always be kind to one another because, y'all, sometimes tenth graders can be MEAN.  But with that being said, the really fun thing about the banner is that you can put any phrase on it you want and embellish it anyway you want to have a piece of decor that is uniquely you.