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Printed Paper Bags

One of my favorite crafts I made for my niece’s Pink Safari Party had to have been these printed paper bags. Since we were doing a popcorn bar, I figured it would be best to use bags as opposed to plates to help keep the mess down. But, really, how boring are plain paper bags?…

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{No-Sew} Fabric Bookcase | Atkinson Drive

{No-Sew} Fabric Book Case

This book holder has been a LONG time coming and I’m so relieved to be able to share it with you! 44 weeks ago I pinned this image from Penny Carnival. I’ve had everything I needed to make one of these for at least a good 3 months now. When I finally got myself around…

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Weekly Cleaning Schedule | Atkinson Drive

Weekly Cleaning Board

Being in our new house has caused me to re-evaluate my cleaning habits. Keeping up with this place can be quite a chore {cheesy pun intended}, so I’ve started working on a cleaning schedule for myself. I have gotten into a pretty good weekly cleaning habit, but I’m still developing my monthly and quarterly chores….

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Coffee Filter Flowers | Atkinson Drive

Coffee Filter Flowers

Today I’m sharing a super quick and easy project with you. For some time now I’ve been trying to come up with a simple centerpiece idea that can easily switch between my dining table and kitchen island. Most of the time our kitchen table is too full of clutter to have anything pretty on it,…

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Abstract Finger Painting | Atkinson Drive

Abstract Finger Painting

Lately we have had quite a few storms around here. I am so not complaining, though – we have been extremely low with our rain levels this year we desperately needed it. We’re still a good 7″ below normal & under water restriction…but the rain lately has been wonderful. Since I haven’t been able to…

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VIntage Window Photo Frame | Atkinson Drive

Vintage Window Photo Frame

As you might recall, a while back I found a set of vintage windows at a local antique mall for $20 each…score! I used the first of the windows in my family room as a wreath hanger / wall decor {see it here}. I was really at a loss for what to do with the…

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DIY Coloring Pages | Atkinson Drive

DIY Coloring Pages

I am super stoked to show you this tutorial today! As you may have seen from the Pink Safari Party photos, to help entertain the kiddos I created some customized coloring pages of the party girl. A ton of people have been asking how I did this, so I am going to give you the…

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DIY Tulle Pouf | Atkinson Drive

DIY Tulle Poufs

I have a huge announcement to make! The husband’s brother & his wife just adopted an adorable baby girl!!! It has been a long and harrowing process for them to get to this point {one day I’ll tell you the story} and I am just over the moon excited for them. And who has the…

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Scrapbook Paper Photo Mat | Atkinson Drive

Scrapbook Paper Photo Mats

When we first moved into our apartment here in Indiana, we had a long barren hallway that led from the great room/kitchen to the garage, little man’s room, and the guest room. I knew I had to do something about it because everyone visiting would see it…but at the time we didn’t have a lot…

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Summertime Yarn Wreath | Atkinson Drive

Summertime Yarn Wreath DIY

As I have mentioned before, the wreath in our family room is one that I plan to change for the holidays & seasons; but, I don’t want to buy a new wreath form every time there is a change…not to mention I don’t have that kind of storage space. So I am trying to make…

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Make your own coasters with this step-by-step tutorial, and $5! Beautiful, and affordable - they also make wonderful gifts for the hoidays. /// by Atkinson Drive (with free printables)

DIY Tile Coasters {with free download}

Since I refinished my beautiful side table for the family room, I knew it was time to get me some coasters so we don’t ruin the newly finished wood. I’m really trying to go for a mix of rustic and modern in our family room; of course I’ve been searching on Pinterest for the perfect…

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Cupcake Wreath Ribbon Detail

{Patriotic} Cupcake Wreath

OK, so in my quest to get fit & healthy I may have overdone it with the core exercises yesterday… Not that it’s a bad thing; everyone can use some exercise now and then but jeez! This morning I am rewarding myself with a delicious, healthy banana almond smoothie…trust me you’ll want to try it!…

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