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Pet Art Tutorial & Free Best Friends Printable

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If you visit my blog often, it’s quickly apparent that our pets are a huge part of our lives. We lost two of our beloved dogs earlier this year, and it was very difficult on our family. Every pet we own has their own personality, and brings joy to our home. Presently, we have two dogs and three cats, who make life much more interesting. Our latest addition is Matilda Mouse, aka Matty. Our Rottweiler puppy, Kitty seemed lonely, and Gabe really wanted a small dog. She loves everyone, but she’s been Gabe’s since she came to our home. We no longer have to fuss at Gabe to go to bed, (well not nearly as much) or to sleep in his own bed, because Matty is his real life teddy bear. She likes to sneak under the covers with you and snuggle, and she’s a fantastic little dog. Since Gabe is out of school for the summer, I’ve been trying to find activities to keep him busy. He loves art and painting, so I decided to let Matty and he make some art. Today I’m sharing a free Best Friends Printable and Pet Art Tutorial that makes a fun summer activity and keepsake.

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Moment For Me Gift Idea

#Aah Moment Gift Basket Tutorial & Free Printable Gift Tag

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What do you do to relax and unwind after a long day? My go-to relaxing activities are sitting on our back porch enjoying a snack or watching a really funny movie while stretched out on the couch. On occasion, I’ll combine the two activities and enjoy a bowl of ice cream while watching my movie. Ok, in honesty, I’m likely eating it straight from the pint; if Jeremy gets lucky, I bring an extra spoon. If he’s really lucky, I’ll buy him his own pint. My favorite flavor is Häagen-Dazs® Butter Pecan. My grandmother likes butter pecan ice cream, and I think I get my taste from her. I decided to put a little gift inspiration on the blog for the person in your life that might need a subtle reminder to take a moment for themselves. This #Aah Moment Gift Basket is a deliciously simple but thoughtful gift.

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pencil wall art

Personalized Pencil Wall Art Tutorial

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Instead of getting an end-of-year gift for Gabe’s teacher, we generally make a craft type project during Teacher Appreciation Week. This year Teacher Appreciation Week coincided with our wedding week, and I couldn’t get around to it. Last year, I made Gabe’s preschool teacher a Monogrammed Wall Canvas. I had made several wood projects for my wedding, and that inspired me to try my hand at another wood project for Gabe’s kindergarten teacher. A friend of mine showed me some wall art from somewhere like Bumblejax.com, so I thought it might have been a good idea to give something like that a try. Jeremy had some sassafras planks laying around that had already been planed; I believe a tree fell on the farm, and he likes to salvage everything. I decided it would be fun to create a pencil shape, paint it, and add her name using permanent vinyl. I absolutely love how this Pencil Wall Art turned out, and I doubt this will be the last one that we make. If you don’t count drying time, this project took about 30 minutes of actual working time to complete and a few dollars in craft supplies.

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Kentucky wedding guestbook tutorial

DIY Wedding Guestbook Tutorial With Free Printable

It’s hard to believe that Jeremy and I will have been married two weeks this upcoming Saturday. Our wedding day passed by in a blink, and I regret that I didn’t get to really enjoy our day. I’m just happy to finally be married to the man that I love dearly, and we can enjoy our lives together; isn’t that what your wedding is supposed to be about? I did lots of DIY projects for our wedding including our wedding guestbook to save money. I also wanted our day to be really personal to us. If I can give you one piece of advice about a guestbook, make sure it is located somewhere that everyone has to pass by. I tried to space out our reception area, and in an attempt to do-so, I managed to put our guestbook and favors in a place where very few people actually seen them. Sadly, I’ve sent our guestbook with Jeremy on more than one occasion to have people we know were there to sign it. Jeremy and I got married on Kentucky Derby Day, so everything about our wedding had a Kentucky theme, right down to his Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel Groom’s Cake and homemade Bourbon Ball favors with recipe cards (I’ll be sharing that tutorial in a later post). Jeremy and I both travel fairly often, but no matter where we go, Kentucky will always be our home. I decided to make a Kentucky themed wedding guestbook using my Cricut, vinyl, and paint. You could also recreate this without a Cricut, but that would require a little more artistic skill. If you’re planning on a lot of do-it-yourself projects for your wedding, I highly recommend investing in a Cricut. This project took roughly 30 minutes to complete.

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NO SEW DIY CAT PILLOW

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We are a three cat household, and we have a Rottweiler puppy named Kitty. There are quite a few ‘CATastrophes’ in our household. They primarily involved our puppy wanting to play with our three cats, and a friendly game of chase happening inside our house. Just moments ago, I heard a loud crash and they had managed to knock a chair over. Kitty thinks she’s cat sized, and she isn’t nearly as agile as our cats. I try not to fret, our pets are a part of our family and everyone deserves a little fun now and again. I like to make them feel at home by making our house as pet friendly as possible, and adding a touch of whimsical pet themed decor here and there. This no sew DIY Cat Pillow adds a bit of cat loving charm to our house without having a cat portrait hanging on my wall. It took less than 10 minutes to complete the project and it was entirely no sew.

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diy clean clothes laundry sign

Create your own DIY Clean Clothes Laundry Sign

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I’m not sure how three people dirty up so many clothes; there are copious amounts of laundry in our house. Between Gabe’s sports clothes and Jeremy’s farm clothes, dirty laundry piles up quickly. These aren’t your regular dirty clothes either, they’re littered with mud, dust, grass stains, chicken poop, and occasionally cow manure. Laundry isn’t my favorite household chore. When I’m doing laundry, sometimes I need a little amusement. Every stain tells a story, and that why created this DIY Clean Clothes Laundry Sign.

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wedding calligraphy hack

DIY Wedding Calligraphy (Sort of)

I love a beautifully addressed envelope, but sadly, I no longer have the handwriting skills to do them myself. My wedding is about 4 months away, and we just finalized a date a few weeks ago. I’m trying desperately to finalize everything, and start all of my DIY projects. One of my projects is properly addressing my invitation envelopes. I wanted to learn to do calligraphy, but I don’t have enough time to perfect my skill to reliably address more than 50 envelopes. Several companies offer free addressing, but the price of save the date cards and invitations can be significantly more than their competitors. I own a very nice printer, courtesy of the HP Moms Panel. It’s the HP Envy 5660, which comes in very handy for lots of projects. Today I’m sharing a DIY wedding calligraphy idea to help you save time and money on addressing your invitations or save the date cards.

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