In the middle of our crazy bedroom switcharoo project, we stopped for a quick, green little snack in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The inspiration came from the plastic mesh bag that grapefruit and onions are sold in. After the kids inhaled four giant grapefruit, I was wondering if I could possibly make something out this sack … Read more Rainbow Easter Eggs
So, it’s almost Easter. And you’re making omelets. Or cookies. Or anything with eggs. No biggie. Just crack open those white shells and toss the whole thing, right? Wait! Don’t toss that! With two seconds of prep and some wheat from your food storage, those shells and carton can double as cute, FREE centerpiece for … Read more Recycled Easter Egg Wheat Grass Centerpiece
(This is part 3 of Thrive’s DECORATE series. Click here for the previous posts of our Christmas tree – Gangnam Style and tree skirt from a girls dress.) How many of you grew up with Christmas advent calendars? I did. This was mine. My mom made this when I was little and it is … Read more Kids Christmas Refrigerator Advent
So here you go … the final entry in my front door choices. Super simple vinyl hearts + lettering to match my favorite Valentine’s Candy. And since I liked the minimalist candy look, I skipped adding any kind of wreath or other embellishment. Simple candy heart goodness. I simply cut four 5×5.5” hearts in different … Read more Conversation Heart Front Door
Hi, I’m Erin from Fundamentals and Fripperies and I am so excited to be guest blogging at Thrive today. I feel very honored to be asked because Thrive is one of my favorite blogs. I love seeing Nike continually rock what she’s got in such a creative and classy way. I feel a special kinship to her … Read more Guest Post: Reusable Fabric Gift Sacks – Perfect for Christmas!
Finding Christmas outfits for my girls continues. Having several yards of brand new, adorable, FREE fabric was so much fun to play with, but reality has set back in and we’re in full Rock-What-Ya-Got mode again. And since I’ve been doing a lot of sewing, I was hoping to find some existing outfits to just tweak a bit for … Read more How To Turn Your Easter Dresses Into Christmas Dresses
You asked and now it’s here – Christmas subway art submitted with words chosen by you awesome THRIVE readers! Several of you who emailed me about the Thanksgiving design were disappointed when it sold out so quickly. I’m not a professional vinyl lady and am limited by the amount of time and materials I can cut. So … Read more Christmas Subway Art + Free Printable
Thank you so much for all the love you showed my good friend Brandi. Reading how much she’s touched each of you made me float. **************************************************************************************** As I sit here tonight, Thanksgiving is two weeks away. Tonight I’m sharing the first of four holiday posts as my family and friends are getting ready for Turkey … Read more BLESSED Thanksgiving Part 1: Being Grateful with Creatively Content
Where were we? Oh that’s right … the naked wall under my Chevron wreath. My favorite, favorite quote/phrase/scripture for Thanksgiving is the 100 Psalm and I knew I wanted to have that displayed somewhere in my home. The words are so beautiful: Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before … Read more Thanksgiving Subway Art & Free Printables
Today my kids will don their homemade costumes, upcycled treat bags and eat their body weight in Halloween candy. Tomorrow I will box up those costumes, recycle their treat bags and confiscate their candy in the hopes of some slower, healthier consumption. The day after that I officially kick into Thanksgiving and Christmas mode. First … Read more Free Christmas Cards Anyone?