Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tips and Tricks Tuesday

Good morning, good morning, good morning, it's time to rise and shine.  We have blue skies today and the kids are on their last week of summer vacay. The best part is my partner in crime has the day off too, so there's fun in the sun to get to and experience. 

 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.
Leave a comment and tell me your favorite tip. Enjoy!
Over the last few years, wine racks have become the thing to buy for your home.  I agree!  And I don't even drink wine.  Imagine all the organizing you can do with them. Look at these ideas.

Monday, August 18, 2014

It's a NEW Blog!

Well, hello everyone!  It's been a while since we've all come together, but it's finally here.  It's a new day and a new blog.  It almost feels like the first day of school to me.  Weird.  I'm excited and a little nervous all at the same time!

So first, let's talk about the obvious.  What do you think of the new look?  I'm still tweaking a few things of course, and the accent colors might change...every Monday; but this is what you'll be seeing for the most part.  Not sure about the black and white stripes, although I have a thing for stripes, just not sure about how our eyes can adjust with them in a background.  I guess we'll see???

Next, I cleaned up the side bar a bit.  I'll be keeping the advertisements down to a minimum. 

Next, the schedule.  I love all DIY, decorating, organizing, cleaning and pretty much all things home.  I'll still be posting about those things but my greatest passion is writing devotions for women.  So, every other Monday I'll be doing just that!  I'm most excited about this new part of my blog and I hope you'll stick around to read them! 
I'll also be adding some gluten free recipes on Fridays because my family has been going through a trial also known as Celiacs.  It caused much concern over the last few months, but we are through the worst of it.  We've learned so much and have adjusted our recipes, so why not share them!

I'll be keeping Tips and Tricks Tuesdays just in case you're wondering.  Many of you have expressed how much you like those post.  I hear ya!

And, yes, at some point I'll need to change that 3 year old picture of me that that was taken 5 years ago.  It's the little things. 

Thanks for your patience everyone.  I really needed some time just to spend with the family and get re-focused, renewed and re-energized.  So I'll see you tomorrow and be sure to come back on Thursday too for my latest furniture Transformation.  Wowzers! You won't believe it!


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! 


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!




 The next two sources include 4th of JULY Parties with all the labels you'll need. 
 You'll get cupcake toppers, food labels, tags, cards, just about everything you can think of for your party!

And there's more...
This is a great and colorful sign you can print and frame.  It's instant décor for any corner!
 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!

Hope you have an AWESOME 4th!  Enjoy all the Printables!


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.
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!