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12 Fabulous Photo Displays @ Organize & Decorate Everything

June 12, 2014

It’s the second Thursday, which means that I am visiting over at Organize & Decorate Everything today, sharing some inspiration for restyling and rethinking the photo collage for your upcoming summer celebrations.


Weddings, showers, milestone birthdays, and of course graduations, are a great reason to show of your loved one(s) through the years. Head over and check out some Fabulous Photo Displays that are being featured. You will absolutely love some of these ideas…I know my brain is swimming with Photo DIYs already!

Have a great weekend!



easter party inspiration

April 6, 2014

Easter is only a couple of weeks away but that doesn’t mean you can’t throw together a fun little soiree with the kiddies in a pinch to celebrate the day.  Maybe it’s an Easter Egg Hunt, maybe it’s an Easter Brunch, or maybe it’s just an afternoon playdate with some snacks.  I personally would take any of those as a fun excuse to party!  Whatever your pleasure is, check out some of these ideas to get the creativity flowing.


Here I have highlighted some of my favorite details, but I encourage you to check out the full event for some fabulous inspiration.

easter grass runner

Bring the egg hunt theme to the table by bringing in the grass.  In this party, you can find Spring grass incorporated into the centerpieces, table runner, and favors.  So fresh! (via Kara’s Party Ideas)

pastel easter

I love the use of egg cartons and holders to display the treats in this pastel party. (via Amy Atlas)

How about the food!  Carrot juice, carrot cake…

easter party foods

…not to mention some sweet little ‘bird’s nest’ treats filled with candy eggs. (via Amy’s Party Ideas)

easter drinks

These darling little strawberry milk drinks would fit perfectly with the pastels. (via Project Nursery)

egg cake pops

I love the treats in this Mod Easter Party.  The cookies are a work of art and I am sort of obsessed with the way the cake pops are made to look like Easter Eggs! (via Hostess with the Mostess)

Now, decorating your table can be as carefree or elaborate as you’d like…

shabby chic easter

If you don’t have matching decor or serverware, no fear!  This Shabby Chic Easter Party has all of the colors and style of Easter and Springtime, all together in one awesome display. (via Double the Fun Parties)

peter rabbit

I am a fan of books and book-themed parties.  Peter Rabbit would be a perfect match for the season. (via Hello Naomi)

jewel tone and metallic easter party

Bold jewel tones and metallics make quite a statement.  This party has “I didn’t hold back” written all over it. (via Hostess with the Mostess)

pastel easter celebration

Pastels are traditional and beautiful when displayed up against a solid white background like  in this sweet celebration. (via Pizzazzerie)

ribbon backdrop

Speaking of backgrounds!  This curly ribbon background is amazing!  What an impact a bunch of ribbon can have! (via A to Zebra Celebrations)

sparkle backdrop

How about a solid white backdrop.  This one is just as easy, just as frugal, and just as “WOW”! (via Kojo Designs)

bunny bunting

Whatever your dessert, consider a fun topper that fits your theme–like this bunny bunting.  So stinkin’ sweet! (via The Path Less Traveled on Etsy)

treat bags

Don’t forget to send some goodies home.  Whether it is chocolate eggs, some jelly beans, or a little toy, a little bag stenciled with a bunny would be perfect…and easy! (via Four R Designs on Etsy)

I hope you have some great ideas for your Spring or Easter celebration now.  Enjoy your party planning!


crafts, food

easter carrot food & craft ideas

March 30, 2014

When you think of all of the mainstream items related to Easter, what do you think of most often?  Jelly beans, baskets, bunnies, eggs…carrots?  There is certainly no shortage of ways to deck out your home or event with all things Easter each spring.  To boot, most of what you will find is so bright and cheery, it adds just the right amount of happy to the dullness that is the end of winter.  (I certainly need bright and cheery here…it snowed yet again last night!)

Last week I featured some ways to decorate with Easter Eggs.  This week I am sharing some fun Carrot Food & Craft ideas for the Easter season.


Take a peek…you are sure to find the most simplest to the more elaborate ways to add some Easter Carrots to your celebration of this happy spring holiday.

carrot bunting

Paper Carrot Garland via Fiskars

paint carrot garland

Bunnies & Carrots Easter Garland via The Alison Show

felt carrot garland

Easy Felt Carrot Garland via Positively Splendid

carrots & hummus

Hummus with Carrots via Las Rectas de la Felicidad

cake pops

Carrot Cake Pops via The Cake Journal

carrot cake cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies via Lil Luna

carrot krispie treats

Easter Bunny Treats via The Celebration Shoppe

carrot cups

Carrot Sugar Cookies in Dirt via Tablespoon

surprise cupcakes

Sparkling Surprise Carrot Cupcakes via Hostess with the Mostess

carrot topper

Carrot Cake Toppers via No Biggie

carrot toppers

Carrot Cake Toppers via Fiskars

carrot cutlery

Easter Carrot Napkin Bundles via Our Best Bites

carrot prints

Fingerprint Carrots via Sassy Dealz

carrot eggs

Carrot Easter Eggs via A Night Owl Blog

easter carrot containers

Easter Carrot Containers via Circus Berry

carrot goodie bags

Carrot Goodie Bags via Landeelu

carrot printable

Printable Carrot Cones via The Red Thread

easter carrot treat bags

Easter Carrot Treat Bags via Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

jelly bean carrots

Jelly Bean Carrots via Spoonful

paper carrot

Paper Carrots via Oh Happy Day

silly putty carrot

Silly Putty Carrot via The Organized Parent

If you are looking for some inspiration of incorporating Easter Eggs into your decor or event, check out my roundup from last week…


20 Fun Ways to Decorate with Easter Eggs

Have fun creating!


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20 fun ways to decorate with easter eggs

March 23, 2014

Easter is a-coming…that means I should probably ditch the rest of the hearts, snowflakes, and shamrocks and swap them out for some bright springy decor, right?  Today I am sharing a roundup of fabulous ways to decorate with Easter eggs for the season.  I am truly in love with all of these idea and I would like to try them all, if I am being honest.  With centerpieces, place settings, displays, wreaths, trees, countdowns, egg decorating, and more, I could have my whole house covered in pretty Easter eggs.


Take a peek at all of these lovelies for some egg-cellent inspiration.  (Sorry…I just had to.)

blue egg vase filler

Blue is my favorite color, so I am totally drawn to this Robin’s Egg Vase filler via Madigan Made.

easter egg centerpiece

This Easter Egg Tree Centerpiece via Hostess with the Mostess is an great way to create a simple centerpiece for your party or everyday table.

egg vase

Keeping things a little more neutral means you may be able to keep that “Easter” decor out a bit longer (Decorating with Spring Eggs via The Inspired Room).

easter egg vase

This Easter Egg Vase via Better Homes & Gardens brings the spring indoors with bright and cheery pastels.

gilded and speckled egg display.jgp

The combination of the mercury glass stands for some glam, the moss for a bit of nature, and the blue and gold eggs makes these Speckled & Gilded Egg Display via Sand and Sisal just my style!

glittered egg shells

Now we’re talking…glitter and flowers!  Try out these Flowers in Glittered Eggshells via Pittsburgh in Polka Dots.

washi tape eggs in grass

Here is my favorite color palate at work again.  Not only are these Washi & Glitter Tape Eggs via Centsational Girl beautiful, the grass display in a solid white bowl makes the whole thing stunning!

color blocked eggs

Go Mod with Color Blocked Egs via Teal & Lime…they can be done in any color to match any decor!

daisy egg

 Make the little ones feel special for Easter Dinner with a place setting specifically suited to kids.  How adorable are these Daisy Eggs via Karin Lidbeck?

stamped egg placecard

Use eggs as your place cards by stamping a name right on the egg.  Nestled in some grass and a cute paper basket, you have one casual and classy egg display.  (Stamped Egg Place Cards via Love Grows Wild)

nest place setting

Monograms are so stylish, and when you have lots of scrap paper, this Paper Strip Nest Place Setting via Better Homes & Gardens is perfect for the occasion.

easter egg countdown

Build up the excitement to Easter with an Easter Egg Countdown with Activities via Kojo Designs.egg countdown

If you don’t have the space for a big wall display, try out a simple egg carton for your countdown (Easter Countdown via eighteen25).

 easter garland

Decorating your front door doesn’t mean you need a wreath to hang on it.  Try the DIY Easter Egg Garland via Honey & Fitz for a festive look you can see from the curb.

green garland

For those who don’t prefer a rainbow of colors for Easter, this monochromatic Easter Egg Garland via Better Homes & Gardens is just for you…total class!

  washi tape egg wreath

Break out that Washi Tape!  This bright and bold Washi Tape Egg Wreath via Tatertots & Jello might be just what you need while you wait for the snow to melt away.

green egg wreath

Make a statement by decorating for Easter with a single color and different patterns. (Green Easter Egg Wreath via Ridgewood Designs)

  journal eggs

Use what you have to decorate your eggs.  The idea of using a verse or lyric to write on your eggs gives a very personal touch. (Everyday Decorating Easter Eggs via Alisa Burke)

napkin egg

The options are truly endless with paper napkins.  I love those Easter Eggs Decorated with Paper Napkins via Las Rectas de la Felicidad!

sequin eggs

OH MY…that’s all I can say.  Glam up your Easter with these DIY Sequin Easter Eggs via Studio DIY.  LOVE!

Miss Moira already has her eyes on the glittery, sequin, shiny egg decor.  Which one do you have your eyes on?



tin can crafts & upcycles

March 16, 2014

Happy Sunday everyone.  Since I have been on a cleaning, decorating, organizing kick for a couple weeks now (thank you nesting), I am sharing one of my favorite upcycled craft supplies with you.  Today is all about Tin Can Crafts & Upcycles.


I don’t attempt to hide my obsession with upcycling and using everyday items in new and exciting ways. I have always loved using tin cans in my upcycle and storage projects. There are truly so many options, and let’s not forget how inexpensive your supplies are when you use an old can. I personally think the 28 ounce cans are the best and I very rarely toss one into the recycling bin once it is emptied of its food contents.  So I dare you–jump on board.  Save a can and make it pretty.  I think it is safe to bet you won’t go back after you discover how fun and cheap it is!  Here are some clever and/or beautiful ideas to get you started:

clutter cups

Clutter Cups via HGTV

can planters

Tin Can Planters via Apartment Therapy

cork cups

Cork Covered Pencil Cups via The 3 R’s Blog

drink holders

Outdoor Drink Holder via Positively Splendid

glitter can vase

Upcycled Glitter Vase via A Bubbly Life

hanging tin cans

Hanging Tin Can Flower Pots via Red Brolly

metallic can

Metal Can Bud Vase via Two Delighted

picnic cans

Picnic Cans via Sweet Paul Magazine


Recycled Can Charm via Cheap Crafting

sisal wrapped cans

Sisal Wrapped Cans via My House and Home

tin can cover

Tin Can Cover via Elsie Marley

tin can garland

Burlap and Tin Can Garland via Fox Hollow Cottage

tin can organizers

Organizer Cans with Printable via Maiko Nagao

tin can

Tin Can Storage via Luzia Pimpinella

wall storage

Wall Storage via Midwest Living

So many great ideas, right?  Start saving those cans!!!  Do you have a favorite that you would you do first?