How to paint furniture using Chalky Finish paint. A colorful DIY makeover for an entryway bench!

DIY Chalky Finish Bench Makeover

Have you ever wondered how to paint furniture?  If so, you may love today’s project, a DIY Chalky Finish Bench Makeover. If you like this post you may also like this Jewelry Box Makeover or this Painted Mirror Project. This post is sponsored by DecoArt, all opinions and hair-brained ideas are 100% mine…. all mine…   Several… 

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Cute and Simple ways to create a Disney scrapbook

Easy Photo Album Ideas

We love Disney and try to travel there as often as the opportunity presents itself.  I created this easy photo album to remember one of our recent trips. If you like this post you may also enjoy this post on How to Display your Disney Trading Pins or this post on Simple Disney World Tips… 

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Sewing Pattern for an "On the Go Reading Pillow" a cute pocket pillow for kids

Pocket Pillow Sewing Pattern

Today I’m going to share with you one of my very favorite sewing tutorials of all time. The tutorial for this On The Go Pocket Reading Pillow first appeared on this blog way back in  2011, way before many of you were readers.  I’m reposting it for you today so that those of you that… 

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DIY Snap Up Infinity Scarf pattern by Melissa of polkadotchair.com - perfect for traveling

Infinity Travel Scarf Sewing Tutorial

The tutorial for this Infinity Travel Scarf first appeared on Tatertots & Jello. I’m reposting it here in case you missed it! If you like this post you may also enjoy this Pom Pom Scarf sewing tutorial and this Custom Printed Fabric Infinity Scarf.   Today I’m going to share with you a tutorial on… 

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DIY Embellished Dish Towel tutorial by Melissa of polkadotchair.com

DIY Embellished Dish Towel

This Embellished Dish Towel tutorial first appeared on Flamingo Toes as a part of their Scrap Busting Series. Make sure you pop on over there to check out all of the other great scrap busting projects that were shared. I’m really excited to be here with you today sharing a tutorial for an embellished dish towel…. 

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20 Pom Pom Sewing Projects Perfect for Summer!!

20 Summer Projects to Sew with Pom Poms

Have you noticed all of the pom pom projects showing up lately? I serioulsy think this is going to be the “Summer of the Pom Pom”. If you’re itching to start stitching up some pom pom inspired projects I’ve rounded up a list for you of 20 Pom Pom Projects perfect for Summer!   Pom Pom Tutu… 

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10 Tips for Traveling to Washington DC with Teens & Tweens

10 Washington DC Tips: Traveling with Teens and Tweens

This post is sponsored by Old Town Trolley Tours all opinions, hair-brained ideas and work is 100% mine. If you have teens or tweens you may know that traveling with them can be a challenge at times.  After several visits to Washington DC I’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you when visiting DC with… 

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15 Clever Mason Jar Gift Ideas for Mom - perfect for a last minute gift!

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & TV Appearance

Mother’s Day is this Sunday May 10th! If you haven’t thought of a gift to give your mom I’ve got a few last-minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for you today, 15 of them involve Mason Jars.  If you like this post you may also enjoy this post with 50 DIY gifts for Mom.  Yesterday I was… 

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Father's Day BBQ Party Ideas and free printable party supplies

Father’s Day Party Ideas with Chinet® Cut Crystal® & Giveaway

At our house, Father’s Day usually consists of a lot of really good food. We love to BBQ and June is one of the most beautiful months of the entire year in Kentucky. We love to fire up the grill and sit outside to eat and enjoy all of the nice weather. This year for… 

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Cute Mason Jar Gift Ideas for Mother's Day {and free printable tags} on polkadotchair.com

Mother’s Day Mason Jar Gift Ideas {and free printable tags}

For today’s 10 Minute Tuesday project I’ll be sharing a clever way to package a gift card for a Mother’s Day Gift.  If you like this project you may also like the “I Love You Mom” baked goods gift idea and this post on 50 DIY Gift Ideas for Mom.    Finding a thoughtful gift… 

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Free Printable Quote from polkadotchair.com

Free Printable: Pause and Just Be Happy (plus, a Giveaway!)

I’m a mom to 3 kids, 2 of them are twins.  I wasn’t one of those people who was afraid or panicked when I found out we were having twins, I was ecstatic.  We had been going through fertility treatments for a couple of years and even lost a pregnancy, so the news that two… 

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Sewing Pattern for a Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Clutch by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Summer Clutch

Today I’m sharing a tutorial for a simple Lilly Pulitzer inspired Clutch.  If you like this project you may also enjoy this Polka Dot Fold Over Clutch tutorial and this tutorial for a Bow Front Zip Pouch. I’ve been a big admirer of the Lilly Pulitzer brand for a long time, I don’t actually own… 

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Kentucky Derby Party Ideas and FREE Printable Derby Party Items & Games

Kentucky Derby Party: Reader Submission

Today I’m excited to share with you some great ideas for you Kentucky Derby Party.  If you like this post then you may also like this post with Kentucky Derby Party Ideas and Printables or this post for Derby Pie Inspired Cupcakes! Last week I got an email from a friend of mine that she… 

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Use a bit of creative packaging and these cute free printable tags to dress up some treats purchased at the grocery store to make a cute and fun gift for Mom!

Easy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & Free Printable Tags & Giveaway!

The cute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas are sponsored by Rich Products as a part of their #GiveBakery Campaign.  All work, opinions and hair-brained ideas are 100% mine. I think that Mother’s Day might just be the sweetest holiday all year.  I remember several years ago, we were flying on Mother’s Day and I was traveling with… 

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How to make a mini tassel that attaches to a zipper out of yarn -

How to make a Tassel

Today I’m going to show you how to make a tassel out of yarn. It’s the perfect little embellishment to add to a clutch or zippered pouch. This one even has a handy way to attach it to a zipper pull. If you like this post you may also like my post on how to… 

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