DIY Christmas Gifts~Coasters

DIY Coasters using a split damask design. Perfect for teachers, friends, and family at Christmas. #diygifts #christmas #silhouetteamerica

DIY Christmas gifts are starting to be my “go to” for the upcoming season.  Instead of thinking, “Where can I buy one of those?”, my thoughts turn to “I wonder what I could make for so and so’s gift?”  With our boys rotating amongst teachers during their school day {no more self-contained classrooms}, that is 4 teachers I want to treat to a fun Christmas gift, not just one teacher anymore!

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DIY Halloween Treat Bowl

DIY Treat Bowl #modpodge

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Mod Podge and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.

I love it when Mod Podge goodies show up on my door step-particularly those I get to craft with!  As soon as I saw my Mod Podge box of fun arrive, I knew I was going to embellish a plain bowl for our Halloween Treats this year.  I tend to keep the Halloween decor on the down low for two reasons.

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SPOOK-tacular Silhouette Gift Basket Giveaway

spooktacular giveaway graphic updated

You are in for a GREAT giveaway today!  You know how much I LOVE my Silhouette Cameo around here.  I use it all the time!  It is the BEST crafting machine, and I love how diverse it is!  Addressing envelopes, using Heat Transfer Vinyl, personalizing fun gifts or creating home decor-it’s the best!  I have teamed up with 22 of my fellow Silhouette bloggers to bring you a SPOOK-tacular Silhouette Gift Basket Giveaway!

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10 Tips for Using Heat Transfer Vinyl with Your Silhouette Cameo

10 Tips for Using Heat Transfer Vinyl with a Silhouette Cameo #silhouetteamerica #heattransfervinylprojects

Using heat transfer vinyl with your Silhouette Cameo doesn’t have to be intimidating!  Let me tell you.  I have made seriously about 75 shirts since January using my Silhouette and heat transfer vinyl.  That doesn’t exactly make me an expert, but I have some ideas to share with you.

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Family Chore List & Easy Command Center

Easy Family Chore Chart and Command Center #sparklysavings #cbias #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #SparklySavings

Are you into the back to school routine?  We are working our way there!  I love being home with the kiddos in the summer, but now that I work from home, it’s nice to have the house to myself for a few hours each day.  Since we have fallen into the school routine, I thought it was time to fall into a simple chore routine.  In our house, the one thing the boys fight over is who is loading and unloading the dishwasher.  I mean it really can’t be easier.  We use Finish Tabs, so there’s no mess and whoever gets to unload opens a very clean dishwasher with sparkling dishes every time   Alas, there is always fighting over who “does the dishes”.  So, I started a small chore list, with meal time responsibilities.  Today, I want to share my Easy Family Chore List & Command Center and I hope you’ll avoid some responsibility conflict with your kiddos!

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Fall Pallet Mantel Sign {Grateful, Thankful, Blessed}

Grateful Square Photo

It’s that time of year!  Yay!  It’s time to get out the fall decor and start showering our homes with fall colors and pumpkins!  Yay!  I am so excited.  I love fall.  I love decorating for fall, especially my mantle.  It not only gives me a reason to do some crafting, but it just gives our home a more “cozy” feel to it.  As part of my fall mantle {which I’ll be sharing more of that in future posts}, I created a Fall Pallet Wood Sign, to add some simple color and dimension to our mantle. [Read more…]

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party-10 Fun Family Costume Ideas

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party-10 Fun Family Costumes

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is one of the most unique, exciting events that Disney puts on in the fall season. For the months of September through early November, you can enjoy trick or treating at the Magic Kingdom,  Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Parade, Hallowishes, and characters galore on select nights beginning at 7PM.  The most fun of all is that this is one of the rare times that Disney allows adult guests into the parks in costume.  Many families dress in a theme, or at least dress the kids in a fun theme for the party nights.  So, today, I want to share with you 10 Fun Family Costume Ideas for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

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Seashell Wreath

DIY Seashell Wreath #summerwreath #diywreath

It’s beach season here in our house!  We are trading in our annual Walt Disney World trip this summer for a trip to Hilton Head Island with my in laws-yes, my in laws.  I have the BEST in laws on earth, and I’m so looking forward to a trip to the beach with them-and making those “vacations with grandparents” memories for our children.  Can’t wait!  So on a summer afternoon, I created this Seashell Wreath with easy supplies I had on hand.

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Princess Jewelry Hook

Princess Jewelry Hook #princessroom #littlegirldecor #silhouetteamerica

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.

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Silhouette Print and Cut Promotion

30% off specialty media, and print and cut bundles on sale in the Silhouette Store!  Enter code FINDS at checkout!  #silhouetteamerica #silhouettecameo

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.

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