CHILDREN’S WRITING COMPETITIONS

Growing up I was really never a huge fan of writing or reading, however, having children can change many things.  My daughter for instance has gotten so excited about books she has read that she has definitely influenced me to relax a little and enjoy reading more.  Some of my favorite things to read now are …

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KNOCK OFF MACKENZIE CHILDS CHAIR

This is a true trash to treasure project.  Trash?  Yes, it came out of a pile of trash and into my craft room for a Mackenzie Childs makeover!  And now I cannot wait to find another one!  Want to see the before?…  And now for a little inspiration… Ok, so my chair is a little …

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GARDEN BENCH WITH BIRD HOUSE

I am truly amazed what an afternoon with spray paint can do.  Such bright transformations can be accomplished making something old new again :)  Take for instance this REALY old garden bench! It almost looked like the woods were consuming it as it faded into the landscape.  I think it was a pretty lavender in …

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KNOCK OFF MACKENZIE CHILDS BIRD FEEDER

Brighten your garden or any corner of the yard with a whimsical bird feeder.  If you have been at Joyful Daisy for any length of time, you know that I just love the whimsical designs of Mackenzie Childs, however I don’t always love the prices.  For instance, the adorable Mackenzie Childs bird feeder shown below can be your for …

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DRESSING UP RAIN BARRELS & LARGE URNS

Add some height to your containers with grapevines and then add some sparkle with colored wire and garden accessories!  I just love these rain barrels that are shaped like large urns in need of a lovely bouquet.  However, with a container this large, flowers can be easily overlooked without some height balancing out the large …

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RECYCLED JEAN BACKPACK

I have seen a lot of cute jean bags over the years but this design using the inseams for straps and an old sweater ribbing for the top is truly ingenious!  I can brag a little about this because it is not my design… this is another idea my mom woke up with!  She is so …

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Summer Brunch with Friends

I love summer, I love eating, and I love getting together with friends, so you know that I enJOYed this event.  Thanks mom for the invite and sharing your wonderful friends with me :)  We had a lot of catching up to do as we enjoyed a delightful brunch menu… CRUSTLESS SPINACH QUICHE MIXED GREENS …

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Color Block Stamped Card

Color blocking is an easy way to make a bright and cheerful card.  I mean wouldn’t you just love to find this hand stamped card in your mailbox? To create a card like this just choose 3-4 different bright colors of cardstock paper, a few stamps, and a few embossing plates if you have them. …

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Chocolate Tofu Pudding

Did someone say chocolate… Are you looking for something quick, healthy, and divine????  Well look no further!!!  This Chocolate Tofu Pudding is a delightful dessert that packs some extra protein.   It is a great way to sneak some tofu into a person with an anti-tofu diet!!!  SHHHHHH, I won’t tell them if you don’t! INGREDIENTS… …

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DECORATING ABOVE BOOKCASES

  It always amazes me just how much of a difference decorating above bookcases, armoires, and cabinets can make in a room.  After looking at the photos above, wouldn’t you agree?  It is all about textures and balance… This is a great silk plant that offers a lot of variety with the different leaves and shades …

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Fun Routered Wooden Signs for Kids

     I do believe that my son may be the world’s biggest Detroit Lions fan.  Well…… the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree I guess, since his daddy has been a loyal fan for decades- yes decades.  For Reece’s 8th birthday we surprised him, changing the University of Michigan décor (yes we still are Wolverine …

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Duck Tape Wrapping Paper Storage Bin

Step by step I am getting more organized and having fun while I’m at it by decorating my bins and containers with beautiful duck tape!  I just love making duck tape crafts especially when they are helping me get organized! WOO HOO…let’s go… HOW TO MAKE A DUCK TAPE WRAPPING PAPER STORAGE BIN… Gather some …

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