Give Yourself the Gift of Guilt-Free Creativity

Create Without Guilt

Give Yourself the Gift of Guilt-Free Creativity:: Creating for me is a therapy of sorts.  Whether it is creating something crafty, photography, digging in the dirt or cooking and baking there is something cathartic about it that gives me a sense of calm ~ it’s the same for me with cleaning….it sends me to some sort of altered universe 😉  I find, though, that that

Small DIY’s and Big Makeovers

Small DIY's Big Makeovers - Project Inspire{d} Great Ideas 1-16-15

Small DIY’s Big Makeovers ~ I’m more of a small DIY kind of gal ~ the thought of a big makeover gives me chills! Last week’s Project Inspire{d} had so many great ideas including all of the above so whether small, big or a little bit of both is your cup of tea here is some inspiration for you ~ all shared at last Monday’s

Tartan Plaid Decor and Crafts

Tartan Plaid Decor and Crafts

I love plaid.  I have ever since I was in grade school and wore a plaid uniform.  I wasn’t crazy about school but I did like that pleated skirt.  The biggest disappointment about high school….that uniform was a grey pleated skirt…no more plaid. 😉   I was at a local antique store today and found myself craving some plaid thermoses and vintage tartan plaid decor

Cupcakes and Crinoline Top 10 Posts of 2014

Top Ten Posts of 2014 from CupcakesandCrinoline.com

It’s almost the end of 2014 and I can’t believe it’s time to start thinking about the “Best Of” for the year but it is and so I, and some other wonderful bloggers, have gotten together to share our TOP TEN Posts of 2014 with you.  After you check out mine be sure to visit the other wonderful bloggers below.   My Top Post of

10 Thanksgiving Signs and Savings ~ What a Great Idea!

10 Thanksgiving Sayings

10 Thanksgiving Signs and Sayings  This week’s features from Project Inspire{d} are all about Thanksgiving Signs and Sayings~ This is a wonderful time of year to reflect upon how much there is to be thankful and today, in addition to all of the wonderful blessings in my life, I want to say Thank you to everyone who participates in Project Inspire{d} either by linking up

16 Ways to Make Your Home Cozy

Homemade Cozy ~ 16 Ways to Make Your Home Cozy

 16 Ways to Make Your Home Cozy Nothing makes a house a home like some homemade cozy creativity and last week’s Project Inspire{d} was filled with home. made. cozy.  ~ so much so that  it’s this week’s What a Great Idea theme! Faux Statuary by Homeward Found Decor DIY Reclaimed Wood Bathroom Shelves by Edea Smith Bubble Bubble Toil & Trouble by The Heathered Nest

Seven Lovely Fall Wreaths ~ What a Great Idea!

Seven Lovely Fall Wreaths from Project Inspire{d} ~ What a Great Idea!

It’s that time of the week when we share some features from Project Inspire{d} at this weeks’s What a Great Idea!  Today, we have Seven Lovely Fall Wreaths and if you’ve been featured be sure to grab a button below!  Candy Corn Pom Pom Wreaths by Little Miss Celebration Fall Burlap Wreath by Anything and Everything Green Beaded Wreath by Delineate Your Dwelling Mesh Burlap

BEST of DIY Link Party Distressed Pallet Wall Hanger

Distressed Pallet Wood Wall Hanger #BestofDIY from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

 If you love DIY then you are at the right place!  A wonderful and talented group of friends and I have all gotten together to throw a #BestofDIY shindig!  I can hardly stand it.  We’ve got you covered with shabby chic, vintage, farmhouse, French country and more.  If you can name it you are pretty sure to see it posted by the bloggers above and

The Elegant, Rustic and Free Way to Wrap Potted Plants

How to Wrap a Potted Plant for free ~ a rustic look for gift giving, weddings and parties cupcakesandcrinoline.com

The Elegant, Rustic and FREE Way to Wrap Potted Plants for a Get Together or for Gift Giving A few weeks ago I was at Costco and they had a great deal on mums in a box of 4.  I was having a party the day I was there and bought the plants to give as gifts to those attending my son’s birthday.  I got home

16 Amazing Pumpkin Crafts and Recipes ~ What a Great Idea!

Pumpkin Crafts and Recipes

Project Inspire{d} Features: Pumpkin Ideas It’s Pumpkin Time and this weekend Malia  is here sharing some Delightful Pumpkin Ideas, both recipes and crafts, that YOU shared last week at Project Inspire{d}: Button Pumpkin Door Sign by Little Miss Celebration Pumpkin Vignette by Anderson and Grant Framed Pumpkins by Country Design Style Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom Glitter Monongrammed Pumpkin by