Free Printable Welcome Spring

free printable welcome spring

  Who doesn’t love fresh flowers? Running to the floral shop has become a ritual for me. Every week I go on a search for a fresh flower arrangement. I used to be able to just walk into the backyard and pick a nice bouquet. But, somehow being busy with kiddos and life doesn’t leave…

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Kiss Me Shamrock Topiary

Shamrock Topiaries & Giveaway

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! Are these the cutest little mini topiaries you have ever seen? Well, that is what my mom said, so I am assuming that the whole world will have the same opinion. I created them using Lia Griffith Shamrock printables.  Lia creates AMAZING crafts and I am so excited to…

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tutorial diy spring wreath

Rustic Spring Wreath Tutorial

I can feel it. Can you? The feeling that Spring is on its way. The other morning I went out to warm up the van before taking the kids to school. There was just something different about the outdoors. The birds were singing. The sun was shining. I could feel Spring….even though it was 11…

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embrace your awesomeness

Contributor Post Ella Claire

Hey friends! Cork is not just for wine anymore. The raw, unfinished texture of cork is totally on trend right now! It has a natural khaki color and a grain that looks coarse but feels smooth and soft. With that, I was inspired to create a little DIY typography art for you all today! So,…

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Ella Claire contributor post

Creative Spark Link Party #42

Happy Hump Day! So excited to be a guest host over at the Creative Spark Link Party.  I am sharing my favorites from Creative Spark Link Party #41. A huge thank you to the ladies there for having me! There were so many wonderful projects and creations linked up last week, so it was very…

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industrial metal vase

DIY Twist on Mini Ginnie Pencil Cup

Obsessed. With. Industrial. Style. Yes, I am. If there was All Addicts Anonymous meetings for Industrial Style, I would be there keeping it real. Industrial pieces are pretty hot right now. Industrial projects are all the rage on Pinterest and in home decor. I have been on the hunt for some unique pieces of my…

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swirl snowflake on barn board

DIY Acrylic Snowflakes

I am embarking on a new DIY home improvement project. One that is going to require some major muscle. I am talking about some bulging biceps! So, how am I, a total spaghetti-armed gal going to complete this virtually impossible task? I am gonna eat some spinach. Yup, that is my plan. Doesn’t that automatically…

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mason jars from World Market

Contributor Post The Everyday Home

  The sun is shining! Yahoo…. ….and I went grocery shopping this morning! I know, what is so fun about grocery shopping? I dread it and most often, I pass the chore on to my husband. But today,  the sun was shining. And I had a bit more spring in my step. I found the…

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Mudpaint Manor White kitchen scale

DIY Mudpaint Makeover

Let’s catch up! What has been happening around Dandelion Patina this past week? I have been spending some time in our basement organizing. I have big plans to transform the only room in the basement with a window. It will be a fun hang out space for the girls, as well as a place to…

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organize your home with suitcases

Organize With Suitcases

Looking for an out of the box way to organize that won’t cost a dime? Look no further than your own suitcases! Say what? My goal for 2015 is to have an organized home. I was in the basement yesterday trying to clean up the piles of junk we have accrued over the years.  Where…

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ice snowflake winter is for the birds

Winter Is For The Birds

The Cat In The Hat came knocking on our door yesterday. He was smiling ear to ear with that big ‘ol striped hat. Oh, the things that happen when the kids have a few days off of school.

wood heart sign marquee

Love Marquee Photo Holder

As a kid I completed various worksheets in kindergarten. Many of those printables were connect the dots to form a fun picture.  Now, I think about those connections in a different way.


Aqua Home Office Organizer

Hey! I’m back with another DIY Monthly Challenge along with some of my blogging friends. The January challenge is all about bins & baskets. It is the perfect challenge to motivate me in the home office. In 2015, I have a goal of working in an organized space. No more papers flying all over and…

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love notes

The Aqua Love Note Box

I was sitting in the office this afternoon thinking about love. And how love has changed for me over the years. From the first crush. First kiss. First date. First relationship.

DIY faux agate how to

Wood Slice Faux Agate

 Do you get the winter blues? I do. I can’t count how many episodes of Beachfront Bargain Hunt or Caribbean Life I have watched over the last month. My mind gets swept away to destinations of sandy beaches, bright sunshine, and sea breezes with a tropical cocktail in my hand. Ah, the good life! Whatever…

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creating snowflakes that swirl

The Everyday Home Snowflakes

Happy Winter! It is all of -11 here today! Brrrr. I am very excited to share with you that I am the new monthly DIY editor over at The Everyday Home. I am sharing my DIY snowflakes there today. You won’t believe what they are made from. Check it out here.


7 Elements To Cape Cod Style

With the reveal of the fabulous HGTV Home 2015, I wanted to share my thoughts on how to infuse the cape code style into the home. Let’s face it, our chances of winning this gorgeous home are like finding a needle in the haystack. And, if we did win, who could really afford keeping it?…

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