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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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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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Weekly Menu Board

Homemaker Monday {Weekly Menu Board}

If you’re on Pinterest, I’m sure you’ve seen a variety of menu boards out there. I have been drooling over all of these since before we moved into the house, but I made myself put it off until we were settled in. My life seems better somehow now that I have a weekly menu board….

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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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Chocolate Filled Raspberries | Atkinson Drive

Foodie Friday {Chocolate Filled Raspberries}

I have so many recipes and food ideas to share with all of you that I have deemed it necessary to dedicate {at least} one day per week to food…I am calling it – Foodie Friday! Now, I have been really trying to eat healthy and kick any bad-food cravings I experience. One of my…

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No-Skid Drawer Organization | Atkinson Drive

No-Skid Drawer Organization

When we went on our amazing IKEA trip in June I found a great roll of drawer-liner paper. Seriously, IKEA has everything – I LOVE it! Anyway…I’ve been having a hard time with a few of our kitchen drawers. You know the ones…they hold everything except the kitchen sink. Obviously I had to get some…

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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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