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...]

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...]

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...]

Inexpensive Lamp Makeover

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A lamp makeover in the form of simply changing your shade can have a huge impact on a small space.   When I was a young bride I had 'a' lamp.  Yes...just one and it was not so pretty.  I remember going shopping to a local mall with my mother and one of the department stores was having a sale on lamps.  My mother was a smart shopper who never skimped, in other words the woman would not buy … [Read more...]

Dining Room Table Makeover

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My Dining Room Table Makeover My dining room table has been in my home for almost as long as I've been here.  I remember when I first got it.  I was so afraid to eatoff of it.  It was so smooth and shiny and pretty.  Eventually, we did use it for meals.  Placemats only in the beginning.   Then came boy #1.  I found myself letting him draw and play with cars and Legos on the … [Read more...]

Gilded Mason Jar Vase ~ Fun in the Sun Blog Hop and Giveaway

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Gilded Mason Jar Vases ~ an Easy to Make and Elegant Way to Display Your Summer Flowers It's that time of year again ~ time to celebrate summer with the Fun in the Sun Blog Hop!  Where I live there's only a limited time that flowers are growing and blooming in my yard and I like to make the most of it.  I {really} like Mason Jars and Jars in general and often use them as vases.  Rather than just … [Read more...]

Summer Bedroom Refresh and Tips on How to Choose Bedding

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This is the perfect time of year to update your home with changes that while simple certainly pack a punch!   Welcome to My Summer Bedroom Refresh This is my bedroom before ~ very dull and boring.  I used to decorate with a passion ~ there was nothing safe in my path but 4 years ago life changed drastically for me and a re-prioritization of things became necessary.  Decorating went to the bottom of … [Read more...]

Easy No-Paint Furniture Refresh

Vintage Dresser Refresh #Rockler

I love all of the painted furniture redo's out there.  I see so many on the blogs of friends and on pinterest and they always leave me oohing and ahhing (is that how you spell that?) but alas, I am not so talented.  I have painted furniture in the past pre-blogging and it turned out okay {iffy at best!} and so I like to do Furniture Refresh-ing.   I have an antique oak dresser that I bought at one of … [Read more...]