Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Blog Announcement

Hi everyone! I have a big announcement today. 


 I'm sure you have noticed my lack of projects in the last few months.  I have wanted to show you all the great things I've been working on, but my time has been limited when it comes to writing.  I've decided to take a blog break to revamp the blog, give it a fresh look and work out a few of my scheduling problems.  I'll be back with a new post on Monday, August 18.  The blog will be changing significantly, but I'll still be crafting and painting and making all kinds of messes! 

Until then, Throw Back Thursdays will still be posting, and I'll be posting updates on facebook.
See you in a month! 

Blessings,
Lisa

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tips and Tricks Tuesday- FREE 4th of July Printables

     Happy Tuesday, Everyone!  I've been enjoying my time in the garage this week as I'm finally painting my next project.  How I miss painting! Can't wait to show you!

     This week for Tips and Tricks, I want to give you a plethora of 4th of July ideas, but the list goes on and on, so I decided to narrow it down to FREE printables.  Sound good? 
But just so you I don't leave you hanging, here are some of my fave ideas from the past year-





     I use the same star cookie cutter to cut watermelon, too. The kids love it. Want to read more and get the details? GO HERE.

     I know many of you will be hosting or attending parties and barbeques on Friday. Whatever your plans may be, here are some FREE printables you can print to make your 4th more festive. 

     To get more 4th of July ideas, including easy décor and fun food, GO HERE.

     ENJOY these FREE printables. Click on {Source} below the picture to download the printables.  There are so many good ideas here. Make sure you have plenty paper and your toners are full!

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 You'll get cupcake toppers, food labels, tags, cards, just about everything you can think of for your party!
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And there's more...
This is a great and colorful sign you can print and frame.  It's instant décor for any corner!
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 Here are all the printables you'll need to host your own patriotic country fair party. You'll get menus, drink labels and even awards!
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Hope you have an AWESOME 4th!  Enjoy all the Printables!

Blessings,
Lisa


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Throw Back Thursday! How to make Labels using Picmonkey!

#Let'sDoThis! #USAsoccer
 
As I'm putting this post together, my eyes are on the TV watching USA vs. Germany in the world cup.  My fingers are clicking away on the keypad, but my eyes are fixed on that little ball going back and forth.  I'm not a big fan of soccer, but I love sports and this world cup thing is addictive.  GOOOOAL!
 
Labels and picture made on Picmonkey.
 
So remember these?  I've been getting many emails about how to make these labels from my up cycled Pantry.  I make all my labels and blog designs using Picmonkey.  It's a free site that allows me to edit my pictures, design my facebook cover, and make labels.  There's so much you can do with Picmonkey.  Go on over to their site and check out all they have for you! 
 
 
Today, We'll review how to make labels for any household need.
 
GO USA!
 
This graphic designed on Picmonkey
     Labels help when it comes to organizing.  They make everything look nice and neat.  It's that cohesive look that really stands out when you open up your pantry or linen closet with beautifully designed labels.  To see where everything is, where everything has a place and where there's a place for everything, feels great.  I love making my own labels. 

     There have been many times when I wanted to organize but fell short of buying labels because even those few dollars just weren't in the budget.  So I decided to learn how to make my own, and I'm so glad I did. And now, I get to share that with you all, my lovely readers!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tips and Tricks Tuesday

Well, hello there everyone!  Welcome to another edition of Tips and Tricks Tuesday! 
 
 
If you're new here, welcome to Lewisville!  Today is Tips and Tricks Tuesday! It's a good day to visit here.  I like finding simple solutions to everyday living and sharing some of my favorite tips with you all!  You can find most of these tips on my Pinterest Tips and Tricks board, where I'd also love to have you follow along.  There's always facebook and twitter too.  If you want to pin these tips on your own board, just click {source} below each picture.  It will take you to the original source of the tip, and it's always best to pin from the original source.

 
I've been cleaning my ceiling fans the wrong way!  This is so much easier.  Use a pillow case to wipe the blades and capture all the dust.
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Forget about Lego Land, I have Lego world living in my son's room.  I don't think I have EVER cleaned them. Shhhh.  But using a laundry bag is a great idea to start sanitizing those little building blocks. Everything is AWESOME!
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I have done this before and it works wonderfully.  To clean bigger toys, run them through a cycle in the dishwasher.
 
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I have a sponge in the shower that I keep there to do a quick wipe down, but I LOVE this idea so much more.  Grab a dollar store sponge brush that can be filled with my homemade Best Bath and Shower Cleaner. You're in there anyway; might as well get a little cleaning done.
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I've done this one before, too. It really works to get longer life out of your sponge and the stinky smell out. 
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Great tips!  Hope you'll find something that helps you out at home!

Blessings,
Lisa

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tips and Tricks Tuesday- Father's Day Gifts and Ideas

Hello there again, friends.  Are your summers off and running?  I sat down last week and made a list with my kids of all the things they want to do this summer.  It's funny how their lists get shorter as they get older.  If you missed last week's Tips and Tricks on how to have an awesome summer with your kids, Go HERE!

Since Father's Day is just around the corner, this Sunday in fact, I thought it would be fun to get our creative juices flowing with a little gift and craft inspiration. You can also find more inspiration on my Father's Day Pinterest board HERE.



If you're new here, welcome to Lewisville!  Today is Tips and Tricks Tuesday! It's a good day to visit here.  I like finding simple solutions to everyday living and sharing some of my favorite tips with you all!  You can find most of these tips on my Pinterest Tips and Tricks board, where I'd also love to have you follow along.  There's always facebook and twitter too.  If you want to pin these tips on your own board, just click {source} below each picture.  It will take you to the original source of the tip, and it's always best to pin from the original source.

These gifts are all just cute and perfect for little ones to help make dad a special gift. 

Click on the {Source} below each picture for more info and to download printables!

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Don't forget to make his favorite dish and give dad the remote on Sunday!  Have a great Father's day!

Blessings,
Lisa