Upcycled Fall Wardrobe: BOYS hand-me-downs refashioned to make GIRLS outfits

It’s birthday week at THRIVE! Make sure you enter the drawing for a chance to win one of SEVEN awesome prizes HERE. ************************************************************************** After weeks of waiting, Fall decided to show up this weekend. {About time. Sheesh.} The only problem is that my little girl is awfully short on fall and winter clothes. So instead of … Read more Upcycled Fall Wardrobe: BOYS hand-me-downs refashioned to make GIRLS outfits

Wicked-Awesome Witch Hats

Thanks everyone for your patience this week while we got everything transferred over to the new system.(Thanks Jon & Eric!)  It’s soooo nice to be blogging on a computer that isn’t 8 years old.  Now back to the regularly scheduled programming. 🙂 ******************************************************************************** I believe the children are the future. Teach them well and let them lead … Read more Wicked-Awesome Witch Hats

What Not To Toss Weekend #7: Glitter Blast Shoe Save

These are my daughter’s church shoes. She’s going through a glitter phase right now.  A biiiggg, happy glitter phase. She’s got a red Wizard of Oz pair that look just as bad. Time to send those shoes over the rainbow straight to the trash, right? Wait! Don’t toss those! With a little spray paint love, those shoes may just … Read more What Not To Toss Weekend #7: Glitter Blast Shoe Save

Crazy Halloween Rice Crispy Treats

This week while my kids were off track, we drug out the food coloring, cookie cutters and went totally crazy with dessert staple. I mean holy-cow-that’s-a-lot-of-food-coloring crazy. Behold the Extreme Home Makeover edition of the basic Kellogg’s Rice Krispy treat. *EEK* I kinda love them. The end result was crazy-bright, marshmallowy mash-ups that are so stinkin’ cute … Read more Crazy Halloween Rice Crispy Treats

What Not To Toss Weekend#3: The Outgrown Dress

I have a love/hate relationship with little girls’ dresses: I love the adorable high waist and full skirts that twirl perfectly. I hate that those cute skirts get too short and the bodice too tight with a good growth spurt. Time to toss, donate or hand-down, right? Wait! Don’t toss that! Those skirts can last a few more months on your … Read more What Not To Toss Weekend#3: The Outgrown Dress

Make Your Own Tin Craft Stars … from a cake pan!

metal stars

Anyone else in love with the metal stars all over craft stores, decor catalogs and blog land? I have one—just one—in my house and have been pining for more, especially for holiday decorating. When I saw these on the At Home America website, I loved everything about them but the price: $3 each? Really? Since spending money is a no-no in my house right now, … Read more Make Your Own Tin Craft Stars … from a cake pan!