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One Smart Cookie Teacher Gift

Summer may not be over but it is time to start thinking about teacher gifts.
This is a fun way to say, “I am so glad you are my teacher!”

This is a very easy idea.
I pulled out a mason jar, added cookies and a cupcake liner.
I adore cupcake liners!
They are just too cute!

Another idea would […]

By |July 21st, 2014|crafts|1 Comment

Story Time with the CSI Girl: Chapter 1

Chapter 1
“Dear David,
I am sorry it has taken me so long to write. I know you never expected to hear from me ever again or even want to. I know that I hurt you in ways that I never wanted to. Ways that I could have never imagined. I also know today is your […]

By |July 20th, 2014|Challenge|2 Comments

Story Time with the CSI Girl

This isn’t your kids weekly story time…..
This isn’t the story time you remember as a kid………….
This is adult time!
This is  “leave mommy alone time”……….
This is girlfriend time…………..

It is grown up story time………
As Catherine and Sean from the Bachelor would say, It is Grown Sexy time………..
This is Weekly Story Time with The CSI Girl
What […]

How the show Mystery Girls inspires me to Decorate and other random facts about me

Do you know who these 2 are?

Kelly and Donna from Beverly Hills 90210
Aka Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth
This is what they look like now. circa 2014

They still look great!
I loved them! I wanted to look like Kelly and be their best friend.
I wanted to live in their beach house.
My trapper keeper (whoa, remember those?) […]

By |July 17th, 2014|Decorating|0 Comments

That time I wanted to do a Hair Tutorial

There is a reason why I am a craft blogger.
I said craft blogger not fashion or beauty.
I think this post will prove that to you. Proof is in the photos and as you know, bloggers document everything with photos. Good or bad. Cute or what the heck was I thinking?
This is when an idea […]

By |July 14th, 2014|Challenge|2 Comments

Summer Porch

Hello crafty friends!
I am still loving my beach life for a month in beautiful Hawaii
and I am loving SUMMER!

We have had adventure, fun in the sun, lots of beach time and culture. When you are here for a while you really get a good sense of the Hawaiian culture and feel like a local. […]

By |July 12th, 2014|Decorating|2 Comments

Cassette Tape Centerpiece

The 80′s called and they want their cassette tapes back!

When you host 80′s movie night at your home, why not decorate for it?
We have friends that we get together with to watch 80′s movies. For one night we relive the 80′s and enjoy the cheesy movies we once loved.
We also eat dinner and dessert […]

By |July 6th, 2014|crafts, Tutorials|4 Comments

Vida Sencilla{The Simple Life}

Awww……….the simple life.
Vida Sencilla

There are books written on how to live the simple life.
People desire that life yet the hustle and bustle of everyday robs us of it.
We are like the hamster on the wheel and we can’t seem to unplug, disconnect from the world and all of the ways it is pulling us […]

By |June 29th, 2014|Inspirational|0 Comments

DIY Beach Seashell Napkin

I love the beach!!!!

I wish I lived near the beach but I get the 2nd best thing.
I get to live on the beach for a month this summer.
Last summer, we enjoyed the beautiful beaches of Destin, Florida for a month but this summer we are going back to gorgeous Hawaii.
In fact, tomorrow we will […]

By |June 25th, 2014|crafts|2 Comments

What you do isn’t silly!

Remember the days when if you had something negative to say to someone you had to do it to their face or tell someone else who spread the gossip.
The days before texting, before Instant Message and before the internet.
Maybe those were the good ole’ days but the era we live in now is great […]

By |June 24th, 2014|Challenge|1 Comment

Upcyled Ring Holder

If you are like me your favorite place to take off your ring is by the kitchen sink.
If your significant other is like Mr. CSI then he doesn’t get it and fears you losing that ring down the drain.
I get it. I get his concern so for some time I have been thinking of […]

By |June 23rd, 2014|crafts|0 Comments

DIY Candy Jar

Recently, I needed a quick gift for  friend who loves candy and usually has a stash hidden away. She loves anything blingy so I had an idea.
This is an easy and inexpensive way to create your own candy jar.
Just get a flower pot of any size. You will need the bottom of a flower […]

By |June 18th, 2014|Challenge|1 Comment