How to Take Apart a Pallet Easily {Free Wood for DIYs}

How to take apart a pallet easily for usable DIY wood. cupcakesandcrinoline.com #pallets #RockwellVersaCut #Rockler AD

A few years ago all the craze was pallets.  I had seen so many projects made with them that I thought I needed pallets, you know...to survive.  I was so sure of my need that I made my husband dumpster dive for some.  Poor hubby did the dive and got the prize ~ two pallets for me.  ALL MINE!  I had the pallets....now what?   And so they sat.  I did do some half-hearted crafty stuff … [Read more...]

Blog Tour of Cupcakes and Crinoline and a Few of My Favorite Blogs and Bloggers

Blog tour at Cupcakes and Crinoline

Hello dear friends.  Today I’m doing something a little different than I normally do but I think you'll like it!  I was invited by my friend Heather from Setting for Four to be part of a Tour of Blogs.  I was thrilled to be invited by her ~ we have been blog friends for ages sharing hostess duties for Project Inspire{d} in the past and we also share a birthday.  Heather is an amazingly talented … [Read more...]

Project Inspire{d} Week #81 and a Fun Giveaway

Project Inspire{d} Weekly Link Party Mondays at 8 p.m. EST #linkparty #projectinspired

Happy Monday, everyone, and welcome to this week's Project Inspire{d}! I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for a new week of inspiration.      If you love peaches and fresh berries I shared a luscious, juicy and easy to make recipe for grilled peaches with fresh berry sauce.  The sauce can be made up to two days in advance and since the peaches are grilled this is a wonderful dessert … [Read more...]

9 Mason Jar Ideas ~ What a Great Idea Project Inspire{d} Features

Mason Jar Ideas

I can't seem to get enough of mason jars and what you can do with them, can you? This week's Project Inspire{d} Features are all about Mason Jars ~ 9 Ideas to be exact! Almond and Macadamia Nut Butter by Kleinworth & Co Homemade Marinara by My Frugal Adventures DIY Olive Oil Sugar Scrub by Living Frugal with Erika Homemade Ranch Buttermilk by Fluster Buster Instant Oatmeal in a Jar by A Mom's Take Fall … [Read more...]

Grilled Peaches with a Tangy Fresh Berry Sauce

Grilled-peaches-with-fresh-berry-sauce at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Grilled Peaches with a Tangy Fresh Berry Sauce There's still some grilling weather left here though the days of summer are waning faster than I care to think about.  While there are still fresh fruits readily available we decided to have a light and tasty grilled dessert made with Fresh Peaches and Berries.   This is a great dessert to make when having guests over because the peaches can be grilled … [Read more...]

The SIMPLR™ Way to Protect Your Stuff and a $150 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

The best protection gizmo and gadget protection plan I know of ~ The SIMPLR plan AD #SIMPLRplan

The Smart and SIMPLR™ Way to Protect Your Stuff I always love when I find out about a new product or service that's not only awesome but USEFUL! Today I want to share what I learned about how easy it is to protect your stuff with SIMPLR™ and not only will you learn something to make your life easier but you can also enter to win a $150.00 Amazon Gift Card.   There will be 30 ~ yes 30 winners!  Gadgets … [Read more...]

Project Inspire{d} Week #80

Project Inspire{d} Weekly Link Party Mondays at 8 p.m. EST #linkparty #projectinspired

Happy Monday! Can you believe that another week has passed by since the last Project Inspire{d}?  My cohostesses and I have been busy ~{I'm obviously the slacker of the group!} ~ you can check out all of our projects below.  In case you missed the Features Post ~ What a Great Idea!  You can find it here.   Mary Beth's Projects:  Organize and Display with Style /// Thrift Store Makeover DIY … [Read more...]

What a Great Idea ~ Project Inspire{d} Features

Project Inspire{d} Features

 Welcome to the very first Saturday Feature Post for Project Inspire{d} called What a Great Idea because you all share so many great ideas.   Below are the features from last week's party {you can check out the other links for more ideas and inspiration}.  If you've been featured please grab a button below and don't forget to stop by this Monday night at 8 p.m. EST for the next Project … [Read more...]

Back to School Organizing

Organize and display with a Library with drawers. It's the perfect combination of functionality and style. #spon

Back to School Organizing I love to be organized but unfortunately sometimes I don't even know how or where to begin. It seems overwhelming at times. One of the many areas of my life that needs to be organized are all of the books and supplies our family uses for school. I'm a homeschooler and we usually just keep all the books and supplies in bins and boxes in the dining room {talk about an unsightly mess}~ until … [Read more...]