Author: Crystal Schwanke

Link Round-up: Watermelon Cocktails, Pop Rocks, Sidewalk Chalk, and More

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 by No Comments

Today’s link round up has a delicious watermelon cocktail, things to do with pop rocks, sidewalk chalk inspiration, and more.

Aunt Peaches shared 10 weird and wonderful things to make with pop rocks.

Handmade Charlotte inspired us with five new ways to use sidewalk chalk.

Happy Hooligans taught us how to make mosaic tiles from a DVD.

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A Beautiful Mess shared a recipe for a slushy watermelon St. Germain cocktail.

Flavor Mosaic showed us how to make s’mores chocolate chip pancakes.

Cupcakes and Cashmere inspired us with some casual summer afternoon fashion.

Homemade Interest showed us a few beach must-haves for toddlers.

Photo credit: Aunt Peaches and A Beautiful Mess

Link Round-up: Photo Notepads, Coastal Sunburst Mirror, Coloring Books, and More

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has tips for making your own photo notepads, creating a coastal sunburst mirror, enjoying adult coloring books, and more.

A Beautiful Mess showed us how to make photo notepads.

Handmade Charlotte offered an ode to the pink flamingo.

Aunt Peaches showed us a few fun adult coloring books.

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Kenarry taught us how to make a coastal sunburst mirror.

Happy Hooligans showed us how to make CD wind spinners.

Made with Happy taught us how to create an American flag punch piñata.

Flavor Mosaic taught us how to make banana pudding parfaits.

Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess and Kenarry

Link Round-up: Coffee Table Styling, Lasagna Mac and Cheese, 4th of July Crafts, and More

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has coffee table styling ideas, lasagna mac and cheese, a 4th of July pinwheel garland tutorial, and more.

A Beautiful Mess showed us three ways to style a coffee table.

The Crafting Nook shared a recipe for lasagna mac and cheese.

As the Bunny Hops showed us how to make a 4th of July pinwheel garland.

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Kenarry taught us how to build a covered patio.

The Practical Mom showed us how kids can paint with spinning tops.

Create Craft Love showed us how to make a denim 4th of July wreath.

I Love to Create taught us how to make a no-sew open back fish tee.

Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess and Kenarry

Link Round-up: Iced Coffee, Cornbread with Bacon Glaze, the Monthly Budget, and More

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has iced coffee tips, cornbread with bacon glaze, a monthly budget worksheet, and more.

Chocolate Covered Katie offered tips for creating the best iced coffee.

The Crafting Nook showed us how to make chocolate chip brownies in a jar.

The Practical Mom shared 16 easy summer projects for three-year-olds.

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A Beautiful Mess taught us how to make cornbread with bacon glaze.

I Should Be Mopping the Floor shared a free printable monthly budget worksheet.

Create Craft Love showed us how to make a denim and burlap lighted garland.

I Love to Create taught us how to make Color Shot lace shorts.

Photo credit: Chocolate Covered Katie and A Beautiful Mess

Link Round-up: Fashion Inspiration, Recipe Ideas, Movie Night, and More

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has recipe ideas, fashion inspiration, ideas for movie night, and more.

A Beautiful Mess inspired us with eight outfits from eight pieces of clothing.

Kenarry taught us how to refinish furniture with chalk paint.

I Should Be Mopping the Floor shared free printable chore charts.

Create Craft Love shared a recipe for fizzy strawberry lemonade.

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Spaceships and Laser Beams showed us how to make peaches and cream cookie cups.

I Heart Nap Time shared some ideas for a Mary Poppins family movie night.

Cupcakes and Cashmere taught us how to make simple summer stationery.

Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess and Spaceships and Laser Beams

Link Round-up: Decor Tips, Free Printables, and More

Posted on Jun 16, 2015 by No Comments

Today’s link round-up has décor tips, grilled angel food cake, free printables, and more.

Crafts by Amanda showed us how to brighten our home with coastal striped fish décor.

Spaceships and Laser Beams showed us party food in the form of grilled angel food cake with fruit and mint salsa.

I Should Be Mopping the Floor shared a free printable for daily and weekly cleaning.

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A Beautiful Mess shared 10 tips for adding personality to a rental.

Create Craft Love shared a recipe for chocolate cobbler.

Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons shared easy Father’s Day marshmallow pops.

Cupcakes and Cashmere showed us eight different manicure and pedicure color combinations.

Photo credit: Crafts by Amanda and A Beautiful Mess

Link Round-up: Guide to LA, Patriotic Ice Cream, DIY Projects, and More

Posted on Jun 11, 2015 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has a guide to LA, DIY projects, patriotic ice cream sandwiches, and more.

Confessions of an Overworked Mom showed us how to make peanut butter coconut oil granola.

Kenarry taught us how to make patriotic ice cream sandwiches.

DIY Inspired taught us how to give a kids’ picnic table a makeover.

Tulips & Orchids showed us how to make a rainbow headband.

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A Beautiful Mess showed us how to make stained glass soap.

Cupcakes and Cashmere shared an updated guide to LA.

Temptalia showed us some swatches of some of Sephora’s Ultra Shine Lip Gels.

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

Link Round-up: Colorblocked Coasters, Watermelon Pops, a Leather Phone Case, and More

Posted on Jun 9, 2015 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has colorblocked coasters, watermelon pops, a leather phone case craft, and more.

The Gracious Wife taught us how to make watermelon pops.

DIY Inspired made a Mod Podge leather phone case, and it looks like a great gift idea!

Spaceships and Laser Beams shared ideas for putting together a hockey-themed birthday party.

Tulips & Orchids showed us how to make an oversized bow tie.

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A Beautiful Mess showed us how to make colorblocked clay coasters.

Temptalia shared her thoughts (and some swatches!) on some of the new Maybelline lipsticks—Craving Coral, Siren in Scarlet, and Divine Wine.

Tone It Up just started up another eight-week bikini challenge that will keep you motivated and energized.

Photo credit: The Gracious Wife and A Beautiful Mess

Link Round-up: Doritos Hummus, Watermelon Recipes, Desserts, and More

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 by 1 Comment

Today’s link round-up has Cool Ranch Doritos hummus, tips for fixing a hole in the wall, a DIY necklace project, and more.

Chocolate Covered Katie shared a recipe for Cool Ranch Doritos hummus.

Confessions of an Overworked Mom showed us how to fix a hole in the wall.

A Beautiful Mess showed us how to make a necklace from items found at the hardware store.

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Kenarry shared a free printable puzzle party favor and a cute gift idea.

One Little Project shared 50 of the best watermelon recipes.

Create Craft Love showed us a collection of red, white, and blue desserts to make over the summer.

Photo credit: Chocolate Covered Katie and Kenarry