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Fall Wreath{2014 Version}

]Well, I really can’t say fall is in the air. It is still 100 degrees out here in sunny Arizona, but that doesn’t stop me from decorating for fall.

For this wreath, I had a grapevine wreath form and a grapevine swag piece. I cut up an old plaid shirt because fall and plaid go […]

By |August 31st, 2014|crafts, Fall|1 Comment

New E-Book Available + My other blog

It is true. I have another blog.
I am not cheating on The CSI Project, my pride and joy. My bloggy home where I share all of my creations.
No, I am sharing my passion for blogging on my other blog called, Blogging 4 Fun and Profit.
Here you can find my podcasts where I interview bloggers. […]

By |August 28th, 2014|Blogging|10 Comments

Why we take family pictures even though we aren’t the “perfect” family

I have heard this statement before, “I don’t want to pretend to be a happy family.”
“We can’t take family pictures because I don’t want to pretend to be a happy, perfect family.”
Insert family vacations or whatever “real” families do in that sentence.
This statement cuts me like a knife.
When I hear someone say this whether […]

By |August 27th, 2014|family, Inspirational|1 Comment

Fall Painting{Our Pumpkin Patch}

All you need is a canvas.
Let your paint brush guide you.
Mix colors to get the color that speaks to you.
I took 3 different shades of orange and a bit of brown and it was then I knew what color my pumpkins should be.

I then outlined the pumpkins with a sharpie. I love the look […]

By |August 24th, 2014|crafts|21 Comments

Hexagon Pallet Sign

I found a Pallet Sign at the Thrift Store and while I loved the sentiment, I knew that the sign was the perfect canvas for me to create my own.

I have loved the look of hexagons but hadn’t had a project with them until this sign. I used a hexagon template and simply traced […]

By |August 21st, 2014|crafts|3 Comments

DIY Cap + a Contest

Who doesn’t love a good contest?
Women’s Health Magazine and P.S. I made this has brought a fun challenge to the table.
Craft table, that is!

So, here is my submission.
From plain black cap to Button Lovers Dream.

With a glue gun and a whole bunch of buttons, I created a hat that any button lover would love […]

By |August 19th, 2014|Challenge, crafts|2 Comments

Shark Kids Craft

In case you didn’t know. It is Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.

I feel like this has become a holiday for America. Well, might as well get in on it because as my mom would say, If everyone’s parents allowed them to jump off a bridge, would I?
I am not everyone’s parent. So no!
Well, […]

By |August 11th, 2014|crafts|2 Comments

My so called Modeling Skills + Our World Boutique Giveaway

Have you heard of Our World Boutique?
Well, you need to. I am happy and excited to introduce you to Our World Boutique.
YOU- meet OWB.
OWB- meet my fabulous readers!
Let me get  in my best model form to show you why I love this site.

Top: Floral Button Up Blouse
Necklace: Geometric Teardrop Crystal Bib Necklace
Pants: Forever 21
I […]

By |August 10th, 2014|Challenge|1 Comment

Easy Book Page Wreath

So, your Book Club is coming over to have their monthly meeting.
If you are me, then you decide you need decor.
Book inspired decor.

This is easy to make and I didn’t make a trip to craft store. I used everything I had at home.
Yes, that means I tore up a book. That is the worst […]

By |August 7th, 2014|crafts, Tutorials|2 Comments

Running Group Wood Sign

I came across this in the clearance aisle at
JoAnn’s.

I loved it! I needed it!
But for what???
I am in charge of a running group and we are starting a new session soon, so I am throwing a BBQ.
Enter door prize for one of the runners!

I help each person train for the first 5K and […]

Summer Fun Collaboration{Nap Time Creations}

This week, I am teaming up with some very talented bloggers and joining the
Summer Fun!!!
Be sure to go over and check out

Emily has put all of this together and I am so grateful.
The summer ideas are great and I will be pinning like crazy!!!!

My Flip Flop Wreath is included among some awesome bloggers.
What an […]

By |July 30th, 2014|Challenge|0 Comments

Back To School Teacher Wreath

A wreath is perfect for all occasions.
I think every door needs door couture!
That means teachers!

The CSI kids don’t want to be reminded that school is starting but this baby will be on my door for our back to school dinner.
That frame is from Michaels and I love them! Many sizes and you can paint […]

By |July 28th, 2014|crafts|2 Comments