Author: Crystal Schwanke

Link Round-up: Small but Effective Home Makeovers, a Patriotic Wreath, DIY Jewelry, and More

Posted on May 21, 2015 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has DIY home makeovers that are easy but powerful, a patriotic wreath, DIY cracked marble nail polish jewelry, and more.

A Beautiful Mess showed us 10 easy makeovers for your home that have a powerful effect.

Kleinworth & Co. shared a recipe for a blackberry fauxjito.

Craft Klatch showed us how to make cracked marble nail polish jewelry.

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Kenarry showed us how to make a burlap red, white, and blue wreath.

The Gracious Wife shared the 10 best marriage books.

Makeup and Beauty Blog reviewed The Body Shop’s matte kajals in white and black.

Scary Mommy talked about parenting from the couch.

Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess and Kenarry

Link Round-up: Loneliness, a Silhouette Idea, DIY Lightweight Cement Side Tables, and More

Posted on May 19, 2015 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has thoughts on loneliness, the how-to behind lightweight cement side tables, a silhouette monogram idea, and more.

Confessions of an Overworked Mom shared a silhouette monogram idea.

Scary Mommy talks about loneliness and motherhood.

Kleinworth & Co. showed us how to make the ultimate ice cream float.

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A Beautiful Mess showed us how to make a lightweight cement side table.

The Gracious Wife shared a recipe for easy bruschetta linguine.

Makeup and Beauty Blog reviewed the Tarte Sculptor Contouring Face Slenderizer.

Crafts by Amanda showed us how to make beachy cottage slat style frames.

Photo credit: Confessions of an Overworked Mom and A Beautiful Mess

Link Round-up: Recipes, Detox for Bladder Health, Connect with Your Partner, and More

Posted on May 14, 2015 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has recipes, a detox for bladder health, ways to connect with your partner, and more.

Confessions of an Overworked Mom shared information about a cranberry juice detox water for bladder health.

Cupcakes and Cashmere shared the beauty advice she has for her daughter.

Idealist Mom offered a few ways to connect with your partner.

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A Beautiful Mess shared a recipe for a spring roll salad with spicy peanut dressing.

Mind Body Green shared why facials and massages aren’t just for pampering yourself.

The Spring Mount 6 Pack told us how to treat bee stings.

Peas and Crayons shared a recipe for cheesy chicken and broccoli stuffed peppers.

Photo credit: Confessions of an Overworked Mom and A Beautiful Mess

Link Round-up: Patriotic Desserts, Working Out, and More

Posted on May 12, 2015 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has patriotic desserts, tips for getting the most out of your workout, and more.

Chocolate Covered Katie showed us how to make strawberry cheesecake dip.

Quirky Inspired shared a shrimp fettuccine alfredo recipe.

Idealist Mom offered tips for stopping your kids’ whining.

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Kenarry shared a recipe for patriotic parfaits.

Cupcakes and Cashmere showed us how to wear cute patterned playsuits.

Mind Body Green shared tips for getting the most out of your workouts.

Spaceships and Laser Beams shared nautical themed BBQ ideas.

Photo credit: Chocolate Covered Katie and Kenarry

Link Round-up: Frosted Peanut Butter Snack Cake, Teacher Appreciation Gifts, and More

Posted on May 7, 2015 by 2 Comments

Today’s link round-up has frosted peanut butter snack cake, Mediterranean table settings, teacher appreciation gifts, and more.

Chocolate Covered Katie shared a recipe for frosted peanut butter snack cake.

Flour on My Face shared a recipe for caramelized onion bacon cheesecake bites.

Creative Green Living shared 10 DIY teacher appreciation gift ideas.

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Carolyn’s Homework showed us how to put together a Mediterranean table setting.

One Good Thing by Jillee taught us how to clean an electric kettle.

Mama of 3 Munchkins shared the ultimate kitchen cheat sheet.

Cupcakes and Cashmere shared a one-minute contour look.

Photo credit: Chocolate Covered Katie and Carolyn’s Homework

Link Round-up: Vegan Marshmallow Fluff, Cinco de Mayo Recipes, Pet Tags, and More

Posted on May 5, 2015 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has Cinco de Mayo recipes, healthy vegan marshmallow fluff, hand-stamped pet tags, and more.

Chocolate Covered Katie showed us how to make healthy vegan marshmallow fluff.

Tone It Up shared some healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes.

Musings from a Stay at Home Mom showed us how to make a simple spring wreath.

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A Beautiful Mess taught us how to make hand-stamped pet tags.

Create Craft Love shared a DIY skin moisturizer recipe.

Our Small Hours shared her thoughts on why her husband doesn’t make her happy—and why that is okay.

One Good Thing by Jillee taught us how to make brick chicken.

Photo credit: Chocolate Covered Katie and A Beautiful Mess

Link Round-up: Document Pillows, Adding Color to Your Home, Recipes, and More

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has document pillows, recipes, ways to add color to your home, and more.

A Beautiful Mess showed us how to make decorative document plush pillows.

Cupcakes and Cashmere showed us easy ways to add color to your home.

Frog Prince Paperie shared burlap and butterflies Mother’s Day brunch ideas.

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Confessions of an Overworked Mom showed us how to make overnight oats with yogurt.

I Dig Pinterest shared a recipe for veggie, herb, and garlic fettuccini.

Scary Mommy gave us a humorous take on reasons for letting kids stay inside all day.

This Girl’s Silly Life showed us how to make chalkboard coasters.

Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess and Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Link Round-up: Jewelry Storage, DIY Facial, Teacher Appreciation, and More

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has jewelry storage ideas, a DIY facial, a teacher appreciation gift, and more.

Confessions of an Overworked Mom taught us how to do a DIY lavender facial.

Kenarry shared five creative ideas to spruce up your porch.

Cupcakes and Cashmere showed us how to make homemade nachos.

Frog Prince Paperie shared a cookie jar teacher appreciation gift idea.

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A Beautiful Mess shared 10 quirky jewelry storage ideas.

I Dig Pinterest showed us how to make Snickers peanut butter brownie bites.

Spaceships and Laser Beams shared 16 free Mother’s Day printables.

Photo credit: Confessions of an Overworked Mom and A Beautiful Mess

Link Round-up: Fudge Balls, Storage Tips, Food, and More

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 by 2 Comments

Today’s link round-up has fudge balls, storage tips, lunchbox ideas, and more.

Chocolate Covered Katie showed us how to make paleo raw chocolate fudge balls.

Kenarry shared some home storage tips.

Homemade Interest gave us a recipe for sweet potato and asparagus hash.

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A Beautiful Mess shared a secret: Elsie’s one and only hair product.

I Should Be Mopping the Floor shared a spring lunchbox idea.

Creative Green Living showed us how to make a wall-mounted vase from recycled baby food jars.

Cupcakes and Cashmere pointed out the impact of a positive response.

Photo credit: Chocolate Covered Katie and A Beautiful Mess