Princess….I think that should be Natalie’s middle name. I mean, really. She has two older brothers, she is the only girl we have, and she loves anything and everything sparkly and shiny and girly. I personally wouldn’t have it any other way! So, for her birthday, we did a little room makeover. We wanted it to be “princessy”, but not Disney princess. You should all know by now that around the Hurst house, we love us some Disney travel, movies, music, and magic. BUT, believe it or not, our house is not-nor will ever be-”Disney-fied”. Including the kids’ rooms. So, playing with the princess theme, I created this Princess Jewelry Hook so Princess Natalie can have her jewels within easy reach and they won’t get tangled in her jewelry box.
Did you know that each week I hop over to Couponing to Disney to share some Disney FAQs? There are always SO many questions when it comes to Disney travel! So every Thursday, I share some Disney FAQs with the readers at Couponing to Disney. It occurred to me this week, that maybe you have missed some of those, or perhaps you would like to have all those FAQs in one place! Today I am going to share Thirty Frequently Asked Questions about Walt Disney World!
Blueberries are perfect to bake with-and I often wonder why I don’t bake with them more often. They pair so well with so many flavors, and this Blueberry Nutmeg Coffee Cake with Lemon Glaze is no exception. I made this cake for our Lenten Supper last week, and it was a total hit-I love it when the older ladies in the congregation tell me they like my baked goods-after all, aren’t they the professionals? So we are going to start April with this Blueberry Nutmeg Coffee Cake with Lemon Glaze, and hopefully it will be part of your Easter brunch menu!
Did you know your Silhouette Cameo can perform a Print and Cut function? It can! This function is amazing when creating invitations, announcements, and greeting cards. It is exactly what you think-you send your paper through your printer from the Silhouette-and then send it through your Cameo or Portrait to cut it in the shape you’ve designed. Awesome! For the March Silhouette Promo, Silhouette America is featuring print and cut supplies in a bundle with the Cameo or Portrait.
Hi all! Rachel from Architecture of a Mom here with another frugal decor idea! And once again, I’m continuing to work on my letter wall, and I have to say that I’m most excited about this letter. I’m completely in love with the indigo color, and this is a great and subtle way to add pattern to anything–and it’s super simple! Here’s what you need:
A wooden letter
flat craft paint
gloss mod podge
First, you need to paint your letter. It is very important that you select regular craft paint, with a flat finish. I did two coats, with my second coat’s brush strokes going perpindicular to my first coat.
Then, I selected my stencil. You can use any stencil, but I chose this new kind from Plaid/Mod Podge Rocks. The stencils in this line are generic geometric patterns, and they are self adhesive and are very flexible if you are working with a curved surface.
I pressed down pretty hard on the stencil to make sure I didn’t have any bleed-through.
And then I dabbed on the gloss Mod Podge.
Carefully remove your stencil while the Mod Podge is still wet.
If your letter is as large as mine was, you’ll have to wait until the Mod Podge is dry and then line up the stencil to create your repeat.
I just love how in low light the pattern almost vanishes, but in more light, as you move around the letter the reflection changes. It almost shimmers, but in a very subtle way. It’s going to look great with all the other letters that I’ve created to decorate my wall!
Thanks, Carrie for letting me share my monogram love with all your readers!
Packing for Walt Disney World is an ongoing event in our house. About 6 weeks before we leave, I start “soft packing”. I start picking up items at the store, make a rough list of items I don’t want to forget, and start setting it all aside in the designated corner of our bedroom. And let’s face it, it allows me to make lists. I don’t think I could survive without a list, and a packing list for Disney is one of my FAVORITE ones to make! So let me share with you the Ten Things I’m Always Glad I Pack for Disney World.
Remember that huge assortment of Hershey’s Candy I received in the mail? I had created some Peanut Butter Rolo Stuffed Cookies which were amazing…..but those Reese’s Cups eggs were just looking at me, begging me to eat them. So, being the responsible peanut butter and chocolate lover that I am, I did. But not just out of the package-in the form of Reese’s Cups Mini Peanut Butter Cheeseballs. And I was nice-I shared them with our Bible study and everyone loved them!
Green and spring….perfect together, right? I don’t decorate for St. Patrick’s Day-because I’m busy celebrating the best mother in law EVER [for real}, but I couldn't say no to my friend Laura at Laura Kelly Designs. A few weeks ago, I got an email from my friend Laura Kelly @ Laura Kelly Designs inviting me to be part of a Rainbow Blog Hop.
Hello friends! Kelly here from Here Comes the Sun. Are any of you having a St. Patrick’s Day party? I’m thinking of having a playdate for my kids and their friends. There are so many cute ideas for food and decorations for this holiday that it’s hard for me to not celebrate in some way. This month, I’ve created this free St. Patrick’s Day Subway Art Printable for you to use at your party or just around your house.
Taking photos is a MUST on any Disney vacation…..at least on mine! It’s not unheard of for me to come home with literally hundreds of photos from our Disney Vacations. The details that go into every aspect of the parks, resorts, and Downtown Disney area offer so much to look at-and perfect back drops for awesome family photos. I want to take some time today to share my Favorite Walt Disney World Photo Spots with YOU!