DIY Desktop Calendar

DIY Desktop Calendar using elements from Albums made Easy kits.

This month I am looking ahead to school...notice I said not looking forward, but looking ahead. I have a few friends who are teachers and they have been getting their classrooms ready as our school doesn't start until the 4th of September. I thought a DIY desktop calendar would be a super cute and useful teacher gift for the first day of school. I also thought that I would want one myself for my craft room. I have a TON of AlbumsMadeEZ kits and I'm sure if you have these sets you have lots of leftovers of the cute journaling cards to make other projects. I knew these would be perfect to make a cute calendar. I went through my cards and found enough to do the days of the month, some cute embellishment ones and some solids for the numbers and days of the week. After I picked out my cards, I went to work making the structure. I used a 12x12 piece of heavy weight chipboard and some solid blue card stock. On both I made marks at 4", 6" and 8", then I scored both of them at each of ... [ Read More ]

DIY No Sew Curtains

DIY No Sew Curtains

My current favorite room in my house other than my craft room is my dining room. This is where we play games, eat dinner, do school work and go through the back door to sit on the porch. I need to paint it, and that is a weekend project that I'm sure I will be getting to shortly...after our living room remodel, but it is a great room! It has these great faux french doors, only one side opens but they let in plenty of light. They also offer absolutely no privacy, especially at night when we hang out in there, it's like we are in a giant fishbowl. It was definitely time to dress them, and these DIY no sew curtains did just the trick! I started with a bolt of this great navy duck cloth from BurlapFabric.com. They have an awesome selection of duck cloth, oil cloth and all things burlap at really great prices. If you are planning a wedding, I would seriously recommend checking out their site. I still have plenty leftover that I plan on recovering my dining room chairs with and then ... [ Read More ]

DIY Back to School Projects

DIY Back to School Projects

DIY Back to School Projects Outdoor Chalkboard | DIY Watercolors | Flashcard Decor | First Day of School Photos | Crazy Hair Pens | Back to School Countdown Printable | Personalized Bags | Fun Lunches | Harry Potter Kindergarten Letter | DIY Ice Packs | School Lunch Printables |Duct Tape Notebooks | Back to School Printables | Teacher Survival Kit | School Supply Station | Monster Pencil Cases It’s time for another Block Party hosted by Making the World Cuter | Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping It Simple Crafts | Pieces By Polly I hope you are all have a fantastic week. It’s me Marissa and I’m your host this week. I cannot believe how fast this Summer has flown by holy moley. Sadly it seems like it's already back to school season but luckily that means tons of cute back to school projects and stationary shopping (I can't be the only one that loves stationary shopping right?) Also if you haven't visited my blog in a while here are a few of the things I've been up to! Huge Gigantic ... [ Read More ]

Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

I told you yesterday about my obsession with eating foods that can be dipped, well obviously that means I am a fan of french fries. I am especially a fan of sweet potato french fries! Oh yum! My shopping list doesn't even have to include a bag of frozen sweet potato fries because I just know I usually need to grab one. I like to add different toppings, seasonings or dips and make a lunch or at the very least a snack out of them. Well let's be honest, I don't need anything but fries for lunch, I love burgers and all, but the fries are usually the show stealer for me! It all comes down to being able to dip. If the fries are seasoned well and you have a good dip...food doesn't get much better for me! Cajun Sweet Potato Fries These cajun sweet potato fries are some of my favorite. Now don't go getting all huffy if this isn't a TRUE cajun recipe, I don't know what that means. I just know that it's a little spicy and it makes me happy and isn't that what cajun really is? Well it is to me, ... [ Read More ]

Coconut Chocolate Fondue

Easy and delicious coconut chocolate fondue recipe

I know that fondue has had it's day in the sun, but I still adore it! I have always loved to dip things, as a kid I wouldn't eat anything unless there was some way I could dip it. I'm sure it drove my mom to insanity! I'm a fan of sauces, they just make everything taste better. Sauce is good. Chocolate Sauce is better. Fondue is best. For some reason I can't say fondue anymore without the "fondue for two" jingle go through my head from Glee. Please tell me someone someone knows what I'm talking about!My sister and I made this coconut chocolate fondue the other day because we both wanted something chocolatey and we needed to use our coconut syrup for something other than dirty Dr. Peppers...it turned out fantastic. After we got our sweet tooth satisfied we let the kids at it and they devoured it. We served it with things we had on hand, some apple slices, some pretzel sticks and a frozen pound cake we had in the freezer. That was by far the favorite. I cut it into strips and it ... [ Read More ]

Back to School Printable

Keep Calm and Learn on Back to School Printable Poster

Remember my homework station for my daughter that I shared last week? It had a cute "keep calm and learn on" back to school printable hanging on the wall...and here it is for you to download and print at home or like I do, send it to a photo processing place. Cheaper than buying ink for your printer! I sent it over to Costco to print. I had them print it at 16x20 and for my space I needed a 14x14, so I just used a ruler and cut it down to the size I needed it. I kind of LOVE this saying, not just for back to school but for any time in your life. We are always learning and growing and sometimes we get so hectic that we forget to slow down and remember to learn the lessons we need to from the experience. This would be great anywhere, but would make a nice back to school gift for a teacher, a college student to hang in their study area in their dorm, or like I did in the homework station for my elementary age daughter. Cute and I made it in 3 different colors, it's a high res ... [ Read More ]