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GIVEAWAY & Creativity Unleashed Link Party: Week 106!

Jocie | February 4, 2016
GIVEAWAY & Creativity  Unleashed Link Party: Week 106!

Welcome back to the Creativity Unleashed Link Party, where you inspire us with your most recent decor, crafts, DIY, and recipes and have a chance to win a new giveaway every week!! With February comes a few changes to our party hosts and we are excited to welcome Amy from One Artsy Mama to the group! woot woot! Be sure to go say hello. I am excited to announce that you voted and we heard you!! The BIG winner is this delicious and festive Hidden Hearts Pound Cake from Moms Need to Know.   Link Party & Mega Rockstar... Keep reading...

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DIY Princess Party Decorations +17 Silhouette Crafts!

Jocie |

In addition to sharing Lucy’s fabulous DIY Princess Party Decorations, this post is a part of a huge Instagram Hop where we will be giving away a Silhouette Cameo, starting today, Feb 4 @ 2 pm EST!!! So be sure to head over to see me on Instagram to enter. Also, need more Silhouette ideas? Keep reading to the end for lots more awesomeness! I never understood how deeply parents meant it when they say “it seems like just yesterday.” But it really is true. It really does feel like it was just yesterday when my... Keep reading...

5 Minute DIY Tissue Garland

Jocie | January 12, 2016
5 Minute DIY Tissue Garland

This year I committed to not going overboard on Valentine’s Day decorations. In fact, I tried to only use what I already had on hand. But when I saw some super cute Tissue Tassel Garland at Target, I was seriously tempted. But for $10, it just didn’t seem worth it. Like a good DIY girl, I instead decided to make my own DIY Tissue Garland for less than $3! I should also tell you that I plan to use all these decorations for Lucy’s upcoming 5th birthday party at the end of January, so it’s a win-win! DIY Tissue Garland Like... Keep reading...

Hello, Easy Master Bedroom Makeover!

Jocie | December 31, 2015
Hello, Easy Master Bedroom Makeover!

This amazingly easy Master Bedroom Makeover was sponsored by Minted.com. They provided the art to help promote our month-long giveaways at the Creativity Unleashed Link Party. All opinions are 100% mine. “Hello, its me. I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet…” my master bedroom! heehee Since we moved last year, I haven’t shared with you our bedroom, mainly because I wasn’t really happy with it. For a couple reasons, but mostly, I had been there done that and was ready for a change.... Keep reading...

Handmade Holiday: DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet

Jocie | December 9, 2015
Handmade Holiday: DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet

This DIY Essential Oil Diffuser bracelet is the perfect Homemade Holiday gift for the oily girl in your life, or yourself! haha I know I have quite a collection going because they look so cute stacked, by themselves, fancy or everyday. Besides, i need one for every outfit, right? They might look hard to make but honestly, this novice jewelry maker can make one in under 10 minutes. Looking for more Handmade Holiday gift ideas for your family, friends, coworkers and teachers. Be sure to read to the end of the post for ideas from my best... Keep reading...

Handmade Holiday: DIY Hand Warmers with Essential Oils

Jocie | December 8, 2015
Handmade Holiday: DIY Hand Warmers with Essential Oils

These DIY Hand Warmers with Essential Oils are the perfect Homemade Holiday gift as the cold approaches (or maybe it has already found you)! They are inexpensive, easy to make even for this novice sewer and use supplies found in most homes. I made a bunch for myself and some friends, then saw a friend at the bus stop who made one for her daughter to hold in the cold. I felt a little bad that I didn’t even think of my kids. haha From now on, I’ll heat up a couple extra DIY hand warmers for the girls to hold to their noses in... Keep reading...

JOY Embroidery Hoop Ornaments & Christmas Mantel

Jocie | December 6, 2015
JOY Embroidery Hoop Ornaments & Christmas Mantel

I am so excited to team up with Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com for this Home For Christmas Blog Hop, featuring new projects and decor from tons of wonderful bloggers! Be sure to continue to the bottom of the post to see all of the other wonderful Christmas DIY projects and home decor. These Embroidery Hoop JOY ornaments are my favorite part my Christmas mantel this year! They are different from the typical wreath, but colorful, easy to make, and pretty inexpensive. And if you didn’t notice, they are upcycled from my BOO Halloween... Keep reading...

How I Survived My Thanksgiving in the Wild

Jocie | November 30, 2015
How I Survived My Thanksgiving in the Wild

This epic and totally untrue tale of how I survived Thanksgiving in the wild is a sponsored post for Duluth Trading Company. No animals or people were harmed in the production of this post. All opinions and bad jokes are 100% mine. Holidays can be a scary time of year for lots of people. Family drama, bulging waistlines, maybe a burnt turkey or two. But mine was scarier than most this Thanksgiving…we went to the wild, dangerous hills of Pennsylvania. That’s right. Not only are there lots of Steelers fans there (Go Ravens!)... Keep reading...

Vintage Shaving Kit for Men!

Jocie | November 24, 2015
Vintage Shaving Kit for Men!

This is my post but really, it’s Ethan’s baby! About a year ago, he started researching shaving with an double-edged safety razor. From there and a little help from me, it snow balled into the perfect vintage shaving kit for men. He still loves these recipes for their smooth close shave and the reduction of razor burn and irritation. A Good Way to Shave a Buck Ethan, like me, hates spending a crazy amount of money on disposable blades, but there aren’t lots of cheaper alternatives out there, especially if you want a... Keep reading...

Homemade Holiday Candy Cane Bath Salts

Jocie | November 16, 2015
Homemade Holiday Candy Cane Bath Salts

I love Christmas. No surprise there. And I love giving gifts, especially the homemade variety! These Candy Cane Bath Salts are the perfect DIY Homemade Holiday gift. What a wonderful way to make your gift a little personal, while also encouraging some relaxation during the busy holiday season. Even better, pair it with my DIY Holiday Spirit Sugar Scrub to show some extra love. Why bath salts? Epsom salt baths have a long history of health, beauty and wellness benefits, including relaxation, easing sore muscles, reducing inflammation,... Keep reading...

DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace

Jocie | November 11, 2015
DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace

I love my Young Living Essential Oils. Seriously, I’m a bit of a junkie. I’ve made a few DIY Essential Oil Necklaces over the past year using leather in lockets. But recently, a friend of a friend, Erin heard that you can use lava beads to diffuse oils. I was a bit skeptical at first. But honestly, the lava beads worked even better than leather! All credit goes to Erin. I will forever be grateful for the diffusing jewelry possibilities that are now open to me! woot.  New necklace, new glasses, new pants, same... Keep reading...

Ningxia Red Spritzer: The Perfect Non-Alcoholic Holiday Punch

Jocie | November 9, 2015
Ningxia Red Spritzer: The Perfect Non-Alcoholic Holiday Punch

The holidays are coming, and this is my favorite, go-to punch that is fancy but also super healthy. Okay, maybe I don’t just serve it for the holidays. In fact this is one of my guilt-free treats I drink throughout the year. Trust me, your party guests will thank you for cutting out those sugar-packed punches and giving them this sweet, fizzy and light Non Alcoholic Holiday Punch instead. Every time I have served this, people are shocked at how great it tastes. I think when I tell them its healthy, they really expect watered down... Keep reading...

Holiday Spirit DIY Sugar Scrub with Essential Oils

Jocie | November 5, 2015
Holiday Spirit DIY Sugar Scrub with Essential Oils

Christmas is my favorite time of year (not really that unique, I know), but mostly because I love giving gifts. Seriously, as I’ve gotten older getting gifts hasn’t mattered as much. But I really love giving thoughtful, homemade gifts. This super easy DIY Sugar Scrub with Essential Oils is just the gift to keep in your back pocket for a hostess gift or anytime gift! In case you haven’t tried the awesomeness of sugar scrubs… a sugar scrub is great for hands and feet (although in desperate winter times I also use... Keep reading...

MONTHLY SPECIALS FOR YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS

Jocie | November 2, 2015

ESSENTIAL OIL DEALS FOR November 2015: *Updated: now reflecting even more sales for Black Friday! See below. Truely, this might be the most amazing, crazy good promo month I have ever seen. Young Living is so generous this month giving away almost all my favorite oils. You can get up to $257.56 is FREE goodies!! Seriously. I can barely believe it myself.  If you don’t have your  Premium Starter Kit yet, this is an awesome deal and a great way to get started. But if you do, all you have to do is log... Keep reading...

Giveaway: Minted.com Holiday Photo Cards!

Jocie | October 27, 2015
Giveaway: Minted.com Holiday Photo Cards!

Thank you so much for checking out my beautiful girls and getting a sneak peak of our holiday photo cards! We are so excited to partner with minted.com for this sponsored post to give away a $50 gift card. Opinions are all mine. I’ll admit it – it’s been a few years since I sent out a holiday card. Every few years, I feel so loved and filled with joy at each card I receive in the mail, that I rush to purchase and hand them out. Yes, hand them out. That means, unless you are my grandmother, I ain’t mailing it. That’s... Keep reading...

Painted Rug DIY & File Cabinet Update: Craft Room Makeover Part 2

Jocie | October 19, 2015
Painted Rug DIY & File Cabinet Update: Craft Room Makeover Part 2

Join me for the second phase in my fabulous basement craft room makeover that includes a painted rug DIY and a quick file cabinet update. This was created as part of a sponsored partnership with Royal Design Studio. Expressions Vinyl also provided some of the materials. I hope you enjoy this makeover as much as I do! A few weeks ago, I shared part 1 of my basement craft room makeover. It was dramatic, let me tell you. I have really being enjoying my newly bright, bold and creative space! The best part, the whole makeover and office was... Keep reading...

Homemade Aromatherapy Playdough & The Teal Pumpkin Project!

Jocie | October 12, 2015
Homemade Aromatherapy Playdough & The Teal Pumpkin Project!

This is our second year participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project! Have you heard about this? Promoted by FARE, Food Allergy Research & Education, the idea is to paint a pumpkin teal and put it on your porch to signal Trick or Treaters that your home is providing non-food/candy options for kids that have food allergies. Pretty cool, right?! I figure the kids get more than enough candy, and non-food treats might be a welcome (and real food approved) treat! Nobody likes a party pooper, so I promise I try to hand out things that kids... Keep reading...

The Teal Pumpkin Project: Allergy Safe & Real Food Approved!

Jocie | October 7, 2015
The Teal Pumpkin Project: Allergy Safe & Real Food Approved!

This post originally ran in October 2013 but I wanted to share with you this spiderweb glitter pumpkin that I created last year in support of The Teal Pumpkin Project! I still love this non-food, allergy free alternative to even more candy for our kids! Have you heard about The Teal Pumpkin Project, promoted by FARE, Food Allergy Research & Education? The idea is to paint a pumpkin teal and put it on your porch, signaling to Trick or Treaters that your home is providing non-food/candy options for kids that have food allergies. Pretty... Keep reading...

Refresh Your Old Door Mat!

Jocie | September 23, 2015
Refresh Your Old Door Mat!

So you’re already thinking what a silly post this is, right? Why refresh an old door mat when you can just go buy a new one? Well, we’re trying to save on money these days AND honestly, I really loved my old door mat. I bought it last year when we first moved into our new house. It was a fabulous Target find, because where else do you buy wonderful things you don’t need? haha Anyway….I bought this super cute door mat last year and, now, a year later, it was completely faded and worn! No more key, or even the outline... Keep reading...

Embroidery Hoop Halloween Wreath!

Jocie | September 16, 2015
Embroidery Hoop Halloween Wreath!

I typically don’t decorate much for Halloween, but this year I was inspired by some crafty friends to create a Halloween Wreath. This easy, no-sew Embroidery Hoop Halloween Wreath is perfect for those of you who don’t necessarily go over the top, but enjoy a little festivities.  Materials Needed Most the the supplies I used I bought at Walmart and I think I spent around $15, give or take. You could also pick up these supplies in any craft store. 3 embroidery hoops 3 wooden letters (one B, two O’s) Embroidery fabric,... Keep reading...