Monday, December 30, 2013

Mason Jar Styling

Mason jars are my fav.
They are super trendy right now,
yet they still add character.
I just love them so much.
I had to put them somewhere in my room that I could see them clearly...
right by my bed!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Washi-Tape Pictures On Mirror

I've always loved styling rooms.
I prefer placing a pair of cute rain boots on my floor ,
rather than hanging a picture on a wall.
It's kinda weird.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Neon Painted Pinecones

Hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas!
I sure did.
As usual,
me & my sisters woke up at the crack of dawn,
and woke up our sleepy parents.
 Then we rushed down the stairs to see what Santa brought us.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Cute Mug Picture Ideas

Merry Christmas Eve!
I just got back from a week of Disney.
(So yeah, I'm wiped out.)
We went with lots of families,
so there were lots of laughs & memories.
While everybody bought Disney t-shirts,
mickey ears,
and Disney ornaments,
me and my friend Madeline bought tea!
We went to "England" in Epcot,
and stocked up on about 60 Twinning's tea bags.
Whoop! Whoop!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

DIY Modern Ornaments

All of the spoons under pillows,
inside out pjs,
snow dances around the house,
flushing ice cubes down the toilet,
and throwing ice on the road have finally payed off....

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Camera Painting

This morning,
as I ate my breakfast,
I noticed a camera lens ad on the back of a magazine.
Since I have a slight camera obsession,
I looked closer to see the type of camera.
Only to figure out,
it was a mug!
This mug was disguised as a Canon lens down to every last detail.
It had every number, button, and line that the actual lens had!
I was in awe over it.
My inner geek made me put this on my Christmas list.
In honor of the mug,
I wanted to share my camera with y'all,

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sheet Music Banner

Every year,
as a little tradition of my own,
I go straight up to my room after the Thanksgiving meal to turn Christmas tunes on.
I jam out to Silver Bells,
Jingle Bells Rock,
 Santa Claus is Comin to Town,
and all the other goodies.
This year I decided to add to the fun-ness.
I pulled out the Christmas tree!
Decorating a Christmas tree while jamming to Christmas music can't get much better.
This year I based my tree off of my sheet music banner.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Button Ornaments

Pull out your calendars,
and get ready to mark a date!
I got the craft show details...
 < December 14th >
{Belmont Village in Green Hills}
It should be lots & lots of fun.
Me and my friend, Sarah Hayden, will have a booth.
We recently got together for a crafternoon,
and started making these cute button ornaments for the craft show show. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Painted Leaves

Happy Thanksgiving!
I'm stuffed. 
My nana can make some mean turkey dressing.
And don't even get me started raving about my momma's pecan pie.
It could be on the cover of Southern Living.
But the pumpkin cupcakes may have the pie beat.
the fudge pie may win.
(You can get her recipe here on her blog!)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Burlap Flower Magnet Clips

First day of Thanksgiving break!
Whoop, Whoop!
Everyone comes over to our house for Thanksgiving,
so my mom is downstairs cleaning her heart out,
and I'm upstairs craftin' away.
Me & a good friend are doing a craft show in December,
so I'm actually crafting with a purpose.
I will give y'all more details on the craftshow soon if you live local.
It will be my first craft show ever.
I can not wait!
Today I have been making burlap flower magnet clips.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

DIY Polka Dot Mason Jar

Me & my sisters are in love with the Cake Boss. 
At night you can usually find us on the couch with Cake Boss running on Netflix.
We all laugh when he says "fondant" in his italian accent,
and smile when his sister, Mary, walks in the kitchen.
Two summers ago we were able to visit the actual bakery!
We had a ball. 
We tried his lobster tails,
and took pictures in the alley behind the bakery.
my favorite part was getting bakers twine from THE Cake Boss.
He ties it on all of his boxes.
So I gathered it off our boxes,
and used it as my souvenir!
Forget the t-shirts,
and mugs!
Now it is sitting on my desk in its new home...
the DIY polka-dotted mason jar.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Gold Polka Dot Wall

I'm about to let you in on one of my favorite D.I.Y projects...ever. 
It takes no supplies.
Not much time.
(Less than an hour.)
And gets the wow factor every time. 
I think it say's "modern",
which a pop of color.
I call it...
The Polka Dot Wall.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Sticker Laptop

I pretty much have the cutest little sister ever.
Lila Mae.
The other day she walked into my room,
and our conversation went as following...
Me: Hey Liley Smiley. 
 (F.Y.I: That's big sis code for "Hey Lila.")
Lila: Would you take this test I made for my imaginary class, so I can grade it?
Me: Sure! But only if you promise not to mock me if I miss any...
Lila: Okie dokie! Thanks!
(Once I finished, she took it up...)
10 minutes later...
Lila: You missed two.
And that was that. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Muffin Morning

I have always had a thing for muffins.
I don't know why I've never had a sweet tooth,
but when cake is served, 
I rake off all the icing to get to the cake part.
I guess I'm weird like that.
So to fit my craving for some "cake",
this Sunday morning,
I decided to surprise my family with a little breakfast treat...!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Friend Photoshoot Ideas

I'm always looking for fun things to do with friends.
My time with friends usually goes as following:
Check our Instagrams.
Click the refresh button on Instagram.
Talk some more.
I don't know about you,
but it kinda gets old...
So I've started to shake it up a little!
So this past week I decided to have a fun photoshoot with a good friend.
We did our Pinterest research, 
and gathered some fun ideas up to share with y'all!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

DIY T-Shirt Headband

 This craft took me more time to write the post about it,
 than the actual time it took me to make it.
It's that simple.
It is one of those crafts you can make when your bored,
but don't have the patience to create anything grand.
It's also a great craft to make with a friend,
plus it's super duper practical.
I'm kinda in love with it.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Aztec Painted Sunglasses

It's basically all I can think about. 
I can't wait to wear my Polo hat backwards,
and let my hair get tangly in the breeze.
I can picture my neon painted toenails running through the sand,
and my sunglasses sliding off my slippery face full of sunscreen...
Hopefully I'll gain a few more freckles...
17 more days.
To get me in the "beachy" mood,
I painted my sunglasses with a fun aztec pattern.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Decoupage Composition Notebook

This past weekend I made a fun bet with 3 of my friends.
We said,
"Whoever can last the longest without having an instagram account,
the other two girls have to buy her a pedicure,
and feed her grapes and fan her during the pedicure."
 I was in immediately.
I knew it would be for the best.
instead of "instagramming" in my meantime,
I have been crafting up a storm.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New Desk Area

Every blogger needs a proper place to blog,
And every blogger needs pretty posts.
This week,
I decided to hit two birds with one stone.
I decorated a proper blogging spot for myself,
And I decided to write a post about it!
I thought it turned out pretty cute and sleek.
(The perfect qualities for a calming place to blog!)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Chalkboard Wall

Feel free to call me a "Pinterest Junkie."
I am addicted.
I like to think it's for the good...
I mean...
It makes me put more effort into my clothes.
It inspires me to take cuter pictures on Instagram.
(My Instagram addiction is a whole other post.)
I stay more creative,
And I eat healthier. 
It inspired me to redo my room,
 Yet once again.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Book Page Wreath

I'm pretty sure the only reason I would want to become a teacher,
Is for the decorating part.
My room would be pretty cute.
The boys probably wouldn't like it...
My teachers at school have started asking me to decorate their rooms!
Right now I am working on my history teacher's room.
He's a man,
So I can't fill it with banners and such.
I decided to go the old maps and burlap route.
I thought a big wreath made out of an old history book would be fabulous.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

How to Make a Pinwheel

Sorry about the lack of posts lately!
Life has kept me too busy.
I have been occupied with last minute summer outings,
school supply shopping,
and the hustle and bustle of the first few days of school.
I am back into routine,
and ready to blog again!
I thought a simple tutorial on pinwheels would be a great way to kick things off.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Crafting Supply Station

My absolute favorite store in the whole entire world is the Paper Source.
It's totally precious.
They sell everything from cute paper to superhero aprons.
They sell owl lunch boxes to stick on mustaches.
The only bad part is,
They don't have one where I live. :(
They do have one in New York City,
Which is where I'm headed right now!
This makes for one happy girl!

Monday, July 22, 2013

DIY Headboard on a Tight Budget

I like to laugh at myself.

I laugh at me being the only middle school girl who keeps up with Design Star on HGTV.

I laugh that I get subscriptions to Southern Living, Country Living, and Better Homes and Gardens.

I'm the only 13 year old who's favorite store is Goodwill.

I laugh that I wake up early on Saturday mornings to go yard sale-ing.

I just laugh.

I made this fun headboard with an old yard stick.

I bought it from one of my Goodwill shopping trips:)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tissue Box Makeover

When I was little,

The hardest question for me to answer was,

"What is you favorite color?"

It was always a mini struggle.

I said blue quite often.

Along with pink.

Sometimes I shook things up and answered with yellow.


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Thrift Store Overalls

One of my favorite things to do is dream about my future.

Whether it's how I will decorate my future house,

What college I will attend,

My future job,

My kids,

My wedding,

Or even the type of car I will drive.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Cute Party Drink Idea

As I type this,
I am sitting on a 100 degree school bus driving through the hustle and bustle of New York City itself.
I love the Big Apple,
But only certain places.
I prefer the areas surrounding Central Park.
They have a lovely charm to them.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

DIY Fabric Strawberry

Today has been frantic.
Loads of laundry.
Cleaning rooms top to bottom.
Yet it will all be worth it in the long run.
Tomorrow I will be on my way to the Big Apple for a mission trip!
I have gone for 3 years now,
And the trip just gets better each year.
So for my last post at home,
I'm excited to show y'all my DIY fabric strawberry.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Color Block Painted Crate

I really wish I could see you,
So I could talk to you...
Instead of write to you.
I wish we could paint together in the midst of conversation.
I would invite you on to my front porch to sip on Sweet Tea.
It would be lovely,
But as for now,
I will write to you.
Today I will write to you about my color block crate.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

DIY Fabric Crayon Caddy



My little sister's birthday is coming up...

And I wanted to make her a cute, homemade present.

I decided on making a fabric caddy for her crayons.

It was all well and good,

Until she walked in on me making it!

I tried to hide it,

But there was no use.


Long story short,

The soon to be 9 year old was able to get a birthday present early.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Martha Stewart Pom-Pom Flowers

Let me just say,

Thrift shopping with youth group friends is a blast.

Especially when you add a photo shoot on to the end of the shopping trip.

It's fun stuff y'all.

I even bought a pair of overalls.

(Today was pretty great.)

So to top off all the greatness,

I'm excited to share with you my love for martha stewart pom-pom flowers!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

3 Ways to Update Clothespins


Hold on a second please,

I need to catch my breath.

I have just gotten back from 3 hours of shopping in the mall.

Now I'm trying to regain my leg strength while lounging on my bed.


I think I'm good now...


I figured out 3 easy ways to update my clothespins.


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Twine Jar

You forget how warm a hot glue gun gets...

Until you touch the blazing hot glue with your bare fingertips.

Then you remember.

Believe me.

I had this happen several different occasions on this project,

But it was all worth it in the end.

The numb fingers,

The Tingly sensations,

And the pieces of glue dried to your hands all work themselves out in the end.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Vintage Jewelry Box Washi-Tape Holder

I am named after my great-grandmother, Daisy.

I was never able to meet her,

But I heard she was a lovely lady.


I was given her jewelry box.

It was full of so much charm.

I wish today's jewelry boxes were made with as much detail as they used to be!

I didn't want to change anything about it,

But I did have a great craft in mind for a vintage jewelry box...


I found one at a yard sale for $1,

So I turned it in to a fun home for my washi-tape!



Friday, July 5, 2013

Chalkboard Closet Door

Happy late 4th y'all!
Where I live it was pouring rain.
That meant no fireworks.
No barbecues.
No corn hole games.
It was plain out disappointing.
We were still able to be grateful for our beautiful, free country.
We are so blessed.
Today, I decided to show y'all my chalkboard door!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Succulent Tea Cup

I want to start out by saying how happy it makes me when I inspire people.
I love scrolling through my Instagram,
and spotting one of my crafts in the background.
It makes my heart happy.
Or when people come up to me at church,
And tell me they recieved inspiration on my blog.
It's just too much fun.
So thank y'all for being so sweet!
I really do appreciate it.
Now on to today's post...
Succulents in tea cups!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Charger DIY

Today has been a good day.
It was a fun, full day.
To make the day even better, I 'cute-ified' my iPhone charger!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Sun Hat Makeover

My family wishes for a garden.
The only problem is,
We are never home in the summer.
The garden would die if we weren't there to tend to it.
So to our delight,
Every summer, we tend a garden for some friends while they're on vacation.
My sisters love picking the berries.
I love snapping the green beans.
My mom loves watering,
And my dad loves eating the fresh veggies.
We have a great system going!
So my project today was created around my garden picking theme!

Friday, June 28, 2013

4th of July Drink Decor

Believe it or not,
I am not a big fan of fireworks.
They are loud,
And plain out annoying when your trying to sleep at night.
With this said,
The 4th of July night is not my favorite night.
I love everything else about the 4th of July!
I love the cookouts,
The clothes,
The decorations,
And the freedom that we celebrate!
This year,
I want to make our 4th of July party adorable!
( Without fireworks. )
So I began by making the drinks adorable!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sweet Stitched Wall Art

This morning I woke up at 5 o'clock,
And couldn't go back to sleep.
Oh well,
To look on the bright side of things,
I got my blog post done early!
I had planned my post for today late yesterday afternoon.
So I got out of bed,
And headed to my front porch swing to start on it.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Vintage Fabric Banner

Right now,
I'm hitting 2 birds with one stone.
Babysitting and blogging.
I'm cradling a sleeping baby boy with one hand,
And typing today's post with the other.
As I continue to type this post excessively slow,
I want to share with you my latest creation!
( Even though it might take me a while! )

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Mini Chalkboard

I wish I was better at drawing.

When I was little,

my momma tried to get me to take art lessons.

At the time,

art wasn't my main interest,

so I didn't take the classes.

As I look back,

I really wish I had.

I would love to be able to write and draw pretty.

Maybe I will take a class now...

It's never too late.

Especially since I'm only 13!


I just needed to give myself a quick pep talk.

Now on to my mini chalkboard!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Fabric Flower Headband

I call my style "vintage cuteness".
(Yes, I made that name up.)
I also like a hint of the hipster look.
I love chevron, the color mint, and burlap.
To fit my playful style,
I made myself a headband.
I call it my "hippie headband."

Sunday, June 23, 2013

DIY Book Page Flowers

My family has 2 bloggers in the house.
My momma and me.
 (Go look at my mom's cute blog here.)
(It's called DaisyMaeBelle.)
Two bloggers are a good thing,
except for the fact that we only have 1 laptop,
and 1 nice camera.
It's a constant struggle to get our hands on what we need for our posts.
So, as I have the laptop in my possession,
I'm gonna show you how to to make easy book page flowers!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Vintage Typewriter

I wish the charm of the "olden days" would come back.
 Women would still wear dresses and floppy hats.
Boys would work hard on the farm,
while girls cooked in the kitchen.
When it was time to write a letter,
you wouldn't send an email.
You would sit down to your typewriter. . . 
I can imagine the bell ringing,
 and the keys clicking.
To bring some charm into my room,
I added my great-grandmothers typewriter.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

DIY Welcome Sign

I am very Southern when it comes to welcomes.
I am fond of them whether it's a big wreath on the front door,
or a sweet grandma knitting on the porch swing.
With this said,
I figured I needed a welcome to my bedroom.
I didn't want a full wreath on my door,
but a small silver platter was perfect.

Brother Photo Session

I shared with you a few days ago, my dream of becoming a photographer.
I think it would make a lovely job.
to my excitement,
I was asked to have a "mini photo session"!
I was honored to be able to take pictures of these sweet boys!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Vintage Tennis Racket Photo Display

I have never had much interest in the game of tennis.
I wish I had an interest in it...
but I don't.
I love the way tennis players dress.
I love the "preppy" feel of the game.
I just think it would be cute to play tennis.
I came up with the perfect addition for a tennis player's room.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

How To Print Instagram Photos

One day,
I am going to live in a quaint cottage on a farm,
and own a small photography business on the town square.
I will have big, Southern meals prepared for my family for dinner.
My boys will fish all day long by the pond,
and my girls will cook along my side.
I will ride my vintage bike up to the square,
so I can meet up with my photography clients.
I just love the thought of it.
In order to prepare for my future photography business,
I like to practice taking pictures on Instagram.
I found out a cheap, easy way to print out my Instagram pictures...

Saturday, June 8, 2013

My Room

Several people have asked me to post pictures of my room.
My room was decorated on a tight budget.
It is full of yard-sale treasures, hand-me downs, and Goodwill finds.
The tight budget forced me to be creative,
so I ended up with a room full of character.