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How to Make A Personalized Burlap Wreath

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How to Make A Personalized Fall Burlap Wreath

Fall is the perfect time for a burlap wreath. Making a burlap wreath is so simple. Burlap is a popular decor item right now. It’s an easy material to work with. The look of burlap is very southern rustic. It pairs well with most fall outdoor decor. Add some rustic chic to your fall decor, with this simple personalized burlap wreath! *This post may contain affiliate links, if you make a purchase after clicking on these links we will be compensated.*

How to Make A Personalized Fall Burlap Wreath

Basics of Making a Burlap Wreath

A burlap wreath is made with very few supplies. You will need a wire wreath frame, floral wire, and burlap ribbon. That is it. Three simple supplies. You can pick those up at any craft store. I used two different burlaps, one spool of plain burlap and one spool of pattern burlap. I taught myself how to make a burlap wreath awhile back with (more…)

Cricut Explore Air 2 Is Here

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Comparison of the Explore Air 2 & Original Explore Air

Cricut launched a new Explore Air! Cricut Explore Air 2 is now here and available on the website now. If you have spent any time reading my blog you already know how much I use and love my Cricut die-cut machine. After doing extensive research I decided to purchase a Cricut over the other brands available. The Cricut Explore Air 2 fixes some of the issues I have with my current Explore Air. I cannot wait to get my hands on one to test it out.  **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Why I Love The Circut Explore Air

I purchased the Cricut Explore Air to help make my DIY projects simpler and my cuts more precise. I never imagined, even after all my research, how many different projects I would end up using it for. The Cricut Design Studio offers (more…)

Fall Porch DIY Metallic Shabby Chic Flower Pots

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DIY Shabby Chic Flower Pots

DIY Shabby Chic Flower PotsAutumn is here. The leaves are changing colors, pumpkin flavoring has taken over everything, and cooler weather is right around the corner. For me that means it’s time to take away the bright colored pots and redo the summery wreath. I truly do love fall. There is something about the cozy weather and the gorgeous fall colors. This year I wanted a shabby chic looking porch. Our house is red and I decided to use gold, black and white as accents. I wanted good sized mums at our front door. Instead of getting fancy new planters, I decided to do a paint my own flower pots for a fun unique look. **This post contains affiliate links if you make a purchase after clicking on these links, we will be compensated**

Shabby Chic Flower Pots

Supplies:

This is a fairly simple project that I did in one afternoon. You will need clay flower pots, white and metallic acrylic paints, matte acrylic sealant spray, paint brushes, (more…)

Heart of Tennessee DIY Wall Art

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Even though I no longer live in Tennessee, it will always have my heart. I recently moved desks at my office and needed some new wall art. I’ve seen tons of these fun wall art using states and a heart for your city. I think showing a little state pride is a super fun piece of art for your home or office and it can be easily customized. This DIY project was clearly for Tennessee with a heart for my hometown, Nashville, but you can adapt this project for any city or state if you aren’t as TN proud as I am. **This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking on these links, we will be compensated. All opinions are our own.**

Heart of Tennessee Wall Art - Cutting DIY with Cricut

DIY Supplies

I try and use as many supplies as I already have on hand. Luckily, I had an 11 x 17 canvas already, some mint acrylic paint and extra silver vinyl foil so that’s what I used. I happen to be slightly obsessed with gray and mint at the moment, so this is probably why that is what I had on hand. A fun idea would be to use your favorite team colors. If you don’t have everything on hand and need to pick up supplies get a simple stretched canvas, it needs to be an unprimed one or the vinyl will not stick easily. You will also want to pick up a small bottle of acrylic paint, mine was a pearl colored mint, a brush, piece of card stock for a stencil and vinyl foil. I used a Cricut die cut machine for this project. That is what I own, if you have another die cut machine you can likely adapt my steps and use whatever machine you have.

Products I Used For This DIY Project

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Directions:

This project is a very simple Cricut project. (more…)

10 Ways To Organize Your Bathroom

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10 Ways to Organization your Bathroom

Magazines and makeup blogs sure make bathrooms and makeup stations look effortlessly amazing. While there is nothing I hate more than a messy unorganized house, in the real world it can be hard to work, keep a house clean, stay fit, cook all the meals, chase around those kiddos (or pups in our case) and do everything else that comes along with being an adult. Bathroom organization may me my least favorite of adult thing of them all, but yet I’m always envious of the immaculate bathroom and dressings areas that I see on other sites. How do they keep that clean, beautiful and organized all the time?! My husband is amazing, but bathroom organization was clearly not either of our fortes and after a few months in our new house being newly married it was time to make a change and get on the makeup blogger and professional home designers level, or at least somewhere close. I stalked every website I could find and here are my 10 favorite bathroom organization ideas and my own bathroom organization overhaul.

1: Acrylic Storage Containers

The amazing acrylic containers from The Container Store were my personal lifesaver. They give our bathroom easy access counter top storage with a high end look. Store makeup, and go to every day items in these easy to clean sectional storage bins. Plus, look how pretty they look! While ours aren’t on this level of perfection, I still absolutely love them.

10 Bathroom Organization Ideas

2: Drawer Dividers

Take the clutter off the counter with these drawer dividers! I love the bamboo look if you are going for a spa theme. You can find these at most stores in the (more…)

DIY Welcome Sign – Cricut Project

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Incorporate Your Dogs into this DIY Welcome Sign for Home Entryway Using a Cricut Die Machine and Vinyl

Our dogs are family and when figuring out a way to fix a DIY Welcome Sign for our entryway that was a total fail, I couldn’t leave the pooches out! I got the idea to add silhouettes that looked like our three dogs and make this adorable welcome sign. A custom welcome sign was the perfect way to complete our entry and is such a cute way to greet guests. I’m a huge fan of contrast, so our entry has a mixture of gold and silver. The sign I made has a gray background with metallic silver and navy vinyl and silver foil. **This post contains affiliate links if you make a purchase after clicking one of these links, we will be compensated. All opinions are our own.

Items needed for this project:

You can find all of these items at JoAnne’s, Michaels or your nearby craft store or online!

The Sign Before:

The Before Photo for a DIY Welcome Sign for Home Entryway Using a Cricut Die Machine and Vinyl

Here was the hideous sign before. I purchased the blank sign on sale from Michael’s and wanted to use it in our wedding for a drink menu. I wound up framing a typed up drink menu since that fit our wedding decor better, but I still wanted to use this sign for something. When we moved I needed some decor in our entry and thought a welcome sign would be perfect. A bad paint pen experience later and the sign was not what I intended it to be. (more…)

Disney Dapper Day Outfit – Minnie Mouse Inspired

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It was swell day that April afternoon when we went to Walt Disney World. Dapper Day is according to it’s creators website, “fashionable gatherings attended by over 30,000 well-dressed guests twice a year at the Disney Resorts in California, Florida, and France”. Most people and even avid Disney fans aren’t aware of Dapper Day. In my opinion, it’s is like stepping back in time at Disney. Where dapper men and women mix a Disney character and a time period and attend the parks all dolled up looking straight out of 1960 or whatever era they choose. This April I attended Dapper Day and finding the right outfit was a bit of a challenge. **This post contains affiliate links, if you make a purchase after clicking on those links we will be compensated. All opinions are our own**

Go back in time with your favorite vintage outfit for Dapper Day at Disney World
My love of polka dots led me straight to creating my version of Minnie Mouse.

My first destination was *Mod Cloth. They have so many retro vintage look items. I wanted something 50s or 60s and after a little searching I found the perfect pink polka dot dress ON SALE. It had every element I was looking for. The petticoat I purchased t to go under it was also from Mod Cloth. I did order slightly off and messed up the delivery time and the sizing just little. (more…)

Honeymoon Tote Bag DIY

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DIY your own And So The Adventure Begins Honeymoon Tote Bag with a Cricut or die cut machine and iron on vinylA good tote bag is a summer essential. Something that can get wet, easy to carry and can hold all your pool, beach or lake items. For our honeymoon I needed a beach bag that I could use around the hotel to take  towels, sunscreen, phones, books and such to the pool or beach. I found this canvas bag on Amazon for $6.00 and thought it was perfect to personalize with some iron-on vinyl. **This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking on one of these links, we will be compensated. We actually purchased and used all products endorsed and all opinions are our own.**

Items Needed

DIY your own And So The Adventure Begins Honeymoon Tote Bag with a Cricut or die cut machine and iron on vinylInstructions:

This is a super simple Vinyl project that has no layering or special designs. If your tote is washable, you will need to pre-wash the bag (more…)

DIY Wifey Tank Top

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Last November I purchased a Wifey sweatshirt to wear the day after our winter wedding. I love it so much and once it was summertime I was sad to put it away for winter. Once we booked our honeymoon, I new I wanted a Wifey tank top. There are so many adorable wifey tank tops out there. This time instead of buying another one off Etsy, I decided to make my own for less than half the cost! If you’re not married or engaged, this can be a perfect gift for a friend’s engagement party or shower.

I made this project with my Cricut. If you don’t have one you can either buy a vinyl iron on off one from one the many Etsy or buy iron on letters from a local craft store and still make your own tank. **This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking on these links we will be compensated. All opinions are our own.**

DIY Wifey Tank Top using Cricut Die Cut Machine and Iron on Vinyl - www.ThePike'sPlace.com

What You Need:

  • Cricut or Die Cut Machine
  • Heat Transfer Vinyl – Expressions Vinyl Stretch in Silver
    • I purchased a 12×12 sheet for $3.99 and I have about half left for another project.
  • Cricut Design Space or other design program
  • Font of your choice
    • I downloaded Shoreline from Dafont.com (for personal use only)
  • Iron
  • Tank Top (Pre-washed)
    • I purchased a Bella Ladies Flowy Racerback Tank off Amazon with free shipping for $3.00!!!!
  • Cutting mat and Cricut tools

Cricut Wifey

Instructions:

Designing the Wifey

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Homemade Natural Bug Spray

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With all the recent news about mosquitoes, I thought it was important to bring a ton of bug spray with us to Mexico, just be on the safe side. Our honeymoon is finally here and we are currently soaking up the sun on a sandy beach.  I know you can get bit just as easily at home as abroad, so this great little bug spray is perfect for a purse and made from ingredients that won’t harm the world. Follow us on a Instagram to see our trip live in action.

Essential Oil Bug Spray - Make Your Own Natural Bug Spray

I bet you’ve heard a lot about essential oils by now. I don’t think we will get rid of all chemicals around us tomorrow, but in an attempt to live a more natural life, (more…)

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