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Wire Wrapped Tree
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Simple Braided Bead and Hemp Bracelets
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Grapefruit & Elderflower Cocktail

Grapefruit & Elderflower Cocktail at

I know summer’s coming to a close, but I’m just not ready to give up the fresh fruit cocktails on the back deck at night.  It’s just getting dark a lot sooner after the kids’ bedtime now… boo. ;) There are a lot of things I love about fall, but I do really love Michigan… Continue Reading…

Stamped Butterfly Necklace

Butterfly Stamped Necklace at

So you may have seen last week that I got into setting eyelets.  And yeah, I am hooked.  I thought it would be a great addition to this necklace idea that I have had in mind for a little while.  I wanted a wide charm, but attaching the chain directly the blank doesn’t allow it… Continue Reading…

5-Minute Flat Leather Bracelet

5 Minute Flat Leather Bracelet at

I whipped up a pretty leather bracelet over the weekend that I want to share with you as a great quick project.  This is another fantastic beginners’ jewelry piece, because all you need to be able to do is cut and glue to make it happen!  I put this together in about 5 minutes – no… Continue Reading…

BuildASign Review & Giveaway

BuildASign Street Signs For Kids Rooms and $50 Giveaway at

Thank you for sponsoring today’s kid-friendly room decor and giveaway! Okay, okay.  So I think that growing up with the name “Adrianne” – a name you could NEVER find personalized gear for – has caused me to seek out cool personalized items for my kids (who also don’t have really common names).  Fortunately, in… Continue Reading…

40 Fantastic Tree-Inspired Projects

40 Tree Inspired Projects at

So I have an affinity for trees – as you probably already know, if you read here often.  I find trees soothing.  Nature.  History. Quiet comfort.  As a kid I was ALWAYS the one climbing the highest in the tree (hey, it’s not like anyone was going to come get me and drag me down,… Continue Reading…

Stamped Charm Bangle, and How to Add Eyelets to Metal Blanks

Stamped Charm Bangle & How to Add Eyelets to Metal Blanks at

Fair warning, friends: I just tried adding eyelets to my jewelry projects last night.  You probably know where this is going… get ready to see eyelets on all kinds of things now.  Seriously, how am I just now trying this??  It’s SO easy, and it finishes punched holes in blanks such a professional-looking way!  An… Continue Reading…

GoodNites* TRU-FIT* For Better Nights’ Sleep

GoodNites* TRU-FIT* #TruFitWalmart

I want to thank GoodNites* TRU-FIT* for sponsoring this post and introducing me to their nighttime underwear – we’re trying it with Raya this month, and I’m really encouraged about not having to change the sheets a couple nights a week.  Potty training went really well, and she’s been in her big-girl underwear for a while… Continue Reading…

Tailgating Food: Team Color Jell-O Blocks!

Team Color Jell-O Blocks at #TeamJellO #shop #cbias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I can hardly wait for football to start again. We’re huge fans of college football, and the Wolverines in particular.  That’s right, go Blue!  The best thing about game day is always the game day food, though –… Continue Reading…