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...]

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...]

Coconut Oil and Coffee Hand and Body Scrub

Make and all natural body and hand scrub from coconut oil and leftover coffee grounds from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

All Natural Coconut Oil and Coffee Hand and Body Scrub   This started out as a body scrub {and is a GREAT one} but I found out by accident that this makes a great hand scrub for gardeners.  I like to dig around in my garden.  Sometimes I wear gloves, most times I don't.  I like to feel the dirt and work with it and gloves get in the way.  This, for me, means I'm not a manicure gal. … [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...]

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...]

How to Take Any Wall from Drab to Fab

Take Your Walls from Drab to Fab with FrogTape® Shape Tape™ #FrogTape #ad #shapetape

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape Brand Painter’s Tape for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My house was built in the 1970's and other than a few upgrades I am dealing with the house 'as-is'.  Painting has been something we have undertaken but up to this point the painting has been solid and safe colors.  In my living room {yes, you may gasp now}, I have a wall that is … [Read more...]

Be Inspired – 21 Easter Ideas

Easter Ideas #Easter #cupcakesandcrinoline

Easter is less than 2 weeks away ~ here are 21 Easter Ideas to Inspire You!  Stenciled Burlap Bunny Plaques from View from the Fridge Easy Easter Bunny Bunting from The Happy Housie Glittered Easter Eggs from Virginia Sweet Pea Carrot Treat Bags from Sum of their Stories Burlap Easter Bunny Canvas from The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom Peeps Houses from Yesterfood Easter Bunny Spring Wreath from The Happy … [Read more...]