Monday, January 30, 2017

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Sausage and Egg Casserole has always been a favorite in my family. My mom makes it every Christmas morning and I made it this Christmas for brunch. It is the perfect dish for breakfast or brunch,especially when you are entertaining, because it can be made ahead of time.

Sausage and Egg Breakfast casserole is the perfect breakfast or brunch dish

I am making it even easier by using cooked sausage crumbles in my recipe. Here's what you need to make it!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

What to Include in Bible Journaling Workshop Kits

I recently hosted my second Bible Journaling Workshop with my friend Denyse from Faith in HeArt. I got the idea from Pitter and Glink to make up some starter kits to give to my attendees, when I saw the ones she had made for one of her workshops.

Make your own Bible Journaling Starter kits for a workshop.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

What I am Wearing - Styling a Poncho

The poncho is the newest answer to outerwear and I am embracing the trend.  It is the perfect alternative to a jacket or bulky coat and can be worn with pants or dresses.  I have to admit this is my first long sleeved poncho and I was not sure how I would style it when I selected it as one of my Fall pieces from Aventura Clothing. I was pleasantly surprised at how I love the fit and how versatile it is.

This poncho from Aventura Clothing is one of the hottest fall fashion trends and it can be dressed up or down.

Monday, January 23, 2017

DIY GUTSY Bear Craft For Maker Fun Factory VBS

A special thanks to Family Christian for supplying the Maker Fun Factory VBS kit for this post! All opinions are 100% my own.

Where are all my VBS organizers at? I am excited to give you a sneak peak at this year's Group VBS kit called Maker Fun Factory and share the G.U.T.S.Y. Bear craft tutorial with you. I have been the Vacation Bible School Director at my church for several years now and believe it is an important part of our children's ministry.
Make your VBS unforgettable with Maker Fun Factory and a GUTSY Bear craft.

Even though it is only January, now is the time when I start planning for our Summer VBS. It takes months to decide on a theme; recruit workers; and come up with the crafts, games, music, and stories for each night. One way to jump start VBS planning is to attend VBS Preview events at Family Christian.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Valentine's Date Night Box

My husband and I do not like to buy each other extravagant gifts for Valentine's Day, so I came up with the idea to make a Valentine's Date Night Box that contains ideas of fun things we can do together. Each month, we can have a surprise date night by picking one of the ideas from the box!

Make a Valentine's Date Night Box that contains ideas of fun things to do together each month!

I have long been a fan of Oriental Trading company since I work in children's ministry at my church and have used many of their crafts and gifts over the years. They have a wide selection of items for every holiday, including Valentine's Day. I am excited to be partnering with Oriental Trading to share a tutorial on how to create an easy DIY Valentine's Date Night Box!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tulle Skirt 2 Ways

The tulle skirt is the latest trend and it can be dressed up with heels and a blouse or dressed down with a plaid shirt and boots. The tulle skirt is also the perfect statement piece for a Valentine's Day outfit and I am sharing two ways to style it!

The tulle skirt is the latest trend and is the perfect statement piece for a Valentine's outfit.

Whether you live in a cold climate or a warmer one, I have put together 2 different looks, featuring a tulle skirt, that is sure to "Wow" your Valentine's date.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

DIY Valentine's Garland

We all have a ton of craft supplies laying around that we were going to make something with, but never got around too, right? I am joining a group of bloggers for a Crafty De-stash Challenge, where we were challenged to create a project using only supplies we had on hand. Over Christmas break, I organized my craft supplies and realized I had a ton of card stock and washi tape that I needed to use, so I decided to make a DIY Valentine's Garland.

Create an easy Valentine's garland using craft supplies you already have on hand.You may remember last month I created a Christmas card holder from a wooden frame and wire. This month I am showing you how to style it for Valentine's Day by creating heart shaped garland using some of my craft supplies.

Monday, January 16, 2017

What I am Wearing - Cut-out Shoulder Top

I am excited to share my first snowy backdrop fashion post! Living in the South, we do not get snow very often, (which is fine by me!) but I do enjoy a little of the white stuff once in a while. Today I am excited to share with you a sweater with cut-out shoulder detail from Zaful.

If you do not mind showing a little skin, wear a Cut-out shoulder top with your jeans!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

DIY Leather Barrettes and Pendant Using My Cricut

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If you have been following me on social media, you will know that I have recently started making jewelry using my Cricut Explore. The faux leather is my favorite material to use because it is so versatile. I made these heart shaped barrettes and necklace for my friend's daughter in less than an hour!

Make these leather barrettes and pendant for your favorite little girl!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

ThredUp Finds - Free People Dress

Have you heard of ThredUp? It is a online thrift store where you can find all your favorite brands for the best prices. Most of the items are either gently used or still have the tags attached. I have purchased several items from ThredUp and have been very happy with the experience. It also allows me to try brands that I would not normally buy first hand, due to the price, like this dress from Free People that was under $20!

In this mini haul, I bought 3 pieces in all (including this dress) and saved over $80! Since the dress is a shorter length, I can wear it with leggings and flat oxford shoes.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Brand Love - Rituals Cosmetics

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I love finding new products to try, either through Instagram or other bloggers recommendations.  I was lucky enough to win a prize pack of products from Rituals Cosmetics on Instagram from PreendotMe.  I have been using them for a few months and loved them so much I wanted to tell you all about them!

Rituals Cosmetics provides luxurious products that turns your bath routine into an indulgent moment and are based on Eastern traditions.  They do not test on animals and use recyclable packaging to minimize waste.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

DIY Removable Wall Quote

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A couple of months ago, I shared my new office space in the corner of my living room.  I wanted to personalize the area with a meaningful quote to inspire me as I work.  I had several ideas, but ultimately decided on "Be Brave."  I feel like this speaks to where I am at in life right now.  This year, more than ever I have been stepping out of my comfort zone in both my blog life and professional life, which I have shared with you recently.

Make a removeable wall decal with your Cricut machine

I used my Cricut Explore Air and vinyl to create a removable wall quote.  This is great for adding a personal touch to your office, kids room, or even a family room!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Styling a Floral Dress With Boots

I am a fan of the boho look and wearing dresses with boots. This look does not have to be only for younger women. Today I am showing you how to style a floral dress with moto boots from White Mountain.

Styling a floral dress with moto boots

Monday, January 2, 2017

Slow Cooker Recipe - Broccoli and Cheese Soup

If I can make something in the slow cooker, rather than on the stove, you bet I am going to do it. Nothing is easier than throwing some ingredients in the slow cooker, then coming back later to a ready made meal!

Make this easy broccoli and cheese soup in the crockpot!

Since cold weather is upon us, I have been craving hearty comfort foods like Broccoli and Cheese Soup.  This was the fist time I made in my slow cooker and it turned out so good!
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