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Classic Mint Mojito at
DIY Hunger Games Theme Locket at
Apple Pie Martini at
Hammered Wire and Leather Bracelet at
Sparkle & Shine Stamped Double-Pendant Necklace at

Fall Flavors and Fiestas: New Bud Light Lime Apple-Ahhh-Rita

Taste of Autumn: Bud Light Lime Apple-Ahhh-Rita at

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Anheuser Busch via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Anheuser Busch. Fall is right around the corner – I could feel it this weekend!  We went from 90 degrees down to 70, just like that…. Continue Reading…

Handwritten Notes Are Still Important (and How to Make Easy Embossed Greeting Cards)

Easy Embossed Greeting Card at

So a fellow blogger started a series this week that’s had me thinking.  It’s a hand-written note challenge.  At first I thought – who needs a challenge for that?  I write notes all the time!  But wait… do I?  Because aside from thank you cards, the last one I really remember writing was at Christmas… Continue Reading…

Beaded Neon Bungee Bracelets

Beaded Bungee Bracelets in Neon Colors at

So if you read here often, you probably know that I’m on a couple design teams for other blogs, and today I want to share one of my favorite bracelet projects that I shared over at Crafts Unleashed a few months back: beaded bungee bracelets in fun neon colors.  If you didn’t see it over… Continue Reading…

$500 Cash Giveaway


Money, money, money!  Whether you’re doing some last-minute school shopping, planning your next getaway, or just plain want to treat yourself to something, I have a great giveaway today for $500 CASH to one lucky winner!  I’ve teamed up with some other great bloggers to make today’s giveaway possible – just to say thanks for being… Continue Reading…

Leather Eyelet Bracelet

Leather Eyelet Bracelet at

I was in the mood for a little leather and metal when I sat down to make today’s project.  I’ve really been enjoying adding eyelets to my projects and so I thought I’d take it a step further… and add a lot of them!  This leather cuff really doesn’t require any skills beyond hammering! I’ll leave… Continue Reading…

Recycled Bottle Vase

Easy Recycled/Repurposed Glass Bottle Vase at

Okay, okay, I know I said I was done cutting bottles for a while, but while I was in Chicago, I picked up a bottle of water while we were shopping at Eataly (which could be a whole post by itself, but I’ll spare you) and it was just such a cool bottle that I… Continue Reading…

12 Breakfast-for-Dinner Ideas Fresh From Your Oven

12 Breakfast For Dinner Ideas From the Oven at

Today’s recipe collection is brought to you by I think one of life’s great joys is breakfast for dinner.  Don’t you think?  It’s especially a great time to make those great baked recipes that take an hour or so, because sometimes baking something for an hour (or even 30 minutes) isn’t easy first thing… Continue Reading…

Making a #HappiMess with Delta Faucet in Chicago

#DeltaFaucet #HappiMess Chicago Tour and Cooking Class at

So if you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you already saw that I was in Chicago this week!  I had the pleasure of touring the Delta Faucet showroom in the Merchandise Mart, and we got to try out the beautiful functionality of the Touch 2.0 faucet line up close and personal in a fun… Continue Reading…