5/31/13

Bake It: Rainbow Brownie Bites

My girl recently 'bridged' from Daisies to Brownies. After two years of earning Daisy petals, her troop was ready to move on up to Brownies.


They had a sweet ceremony at a nearby park. The act of 'bridging' in Girl Scouts is represented by a rainbow. So we had the girls walk across a white bridge, decorated with rainbow balloons. It was beautiful.

5/29/13

Memorial Weekend Fun { in Photos }

*Sponsored Post: I received product from Cutter and was compensated for my time. All my opinions are my own. 


We kicked off summer with a little Memorial Day backyard party. Friends came over, we grilled out, the kiddos swam and then played in the yard. It was fun and easy. 


5/27/13

The Scoop #68 with "All Things Home"

Welcome Back to The Scoop! 
As always, add your link right here to my blog and  it automatically shows up on 5 amazing blogs! More exposure, less time.


We are...
Kelli and Kristi LollyJane
Anita Cedar Hill Ranch Linsey Farmhouse Porch

This week our guest host is Amy from All Things Home. 

5/25/13

Getting Ready for Summer: 11 Backyard BBQ Eats & Treats

With all of our backyard 'redecorating'-- we are more than ready for summer. We are having some friends over to swim for Memorial Day, so are busy prepping the pool and yard. And of course, preparing a yummy menu.



5/24/13

Build It: Reclaimed Wood Ceiling

After our visit to "Old Texas Wood"- we came home with a trailer full of reclaimed wood. The goal: to put it on our patio ceiling. I found a great post about a guy who did something similar with pallet wood and of course Pinterest provided lots of visual inspiration.


Jeff began by setting out the wood on the garage floor according to the size of our actual patio ceiling (kind of like a puzzle). Some of the boards were shortened for aesthetics and because it made them easier to hang. He sanded them a bit to remove some of the rough spots. When putting the 'puzzle' together- we considered wood color and the details of the boards. Once it looked 'just right' he numbered them boards with chalk so he would know where each piece belonged.

5/22/13

Build It: Old Wood on Ceilings and Walls

Have you ever seen something on tv or the internet and wondered, where did they get that?!


Dying over the wood planks on the ceiling
Well, in our quest to decorate the backyard with a more "Industrial Chic" twist, we decided we needed old barn wood to hang on the 'ceiling' of our patio. At one time, I remembered seeing  projects on HGTV and Pinterest about using 'reclaimed' old wood for ceilings and walls. But where do you really find cool, old wood?? The answer, "Old Texas Wood" which turns out to be in Dallas :)  Jeff drove by it on his way home for work one day and called me immediately. "You are going to love this place" was all he would say.

5/20/13

The Scoop Link Party #67 with "The Diary of Dave's Wife"

Welcome to The Scoop, 
the weekly link party that features the scoop on the best posts from around the web.
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As always, add your link to our blog and it automatically shows up on 5 amazing blogs. 
More exposure + less time = win win!

We are Linsey from Farmhouse Porch, Anita from Cedar Hill Ranch
Samantha from Crafty Texas Girls and Kelli & Kristi from Lolly Jane

Each week we highlight one of our favorite bloggers as a special guest host.
 This week, please welcome Kristy from The Diary of Dave's Wife.
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My real name is Kristy but you can Call me DavesWife. I am a Wife and Momma to One Funny Little Boy and a new Baby Boy! I {LOVE} them Dearly. I call Sunny Arizona {Home} & {Live} to create things with my own two hands. I {LOVE} the Color Red, and anything with Polk-a-dots, or Stripes. I am a collector of pretty Shoes,
 

5/17/13

Red, White & Blue-- With Chevron {Shop Update}

"All American" Styles by SAMANTHA CONNER DESIGNS

I am all about the nautical look for summer. Red, white, and blue. It is so summery, happy, and fun. New to the shop this summer are chic styles for all those summer holidays- Memorial Day thru Labor Day. These accessories can be worn by babies thru adults. Add a headband to a pair of crisp white trousers and a chambray shirt for an instant "patriotic" look. Or clip a rosette to a white t-shirt and jeans for an "all American" style. What girl doesn't need a little 'red,white and blue' in her wardrobe?


Perfect as gifts for your daughter, your friend, your granddaughter, your sister-- or yourself! 


5/15/13

8 Ideas for Small Bathrooms {Guest Post by Jay Harris}

8 Great Ways to Maximize Small Bathroom Space

Today I am welcoming guest writer, Jay Harris.  Jay is a Home Depot sales associate in the Chicago area, is a regular Home Depot blog contributor on bathroom decor projects and products. Jay's interests range from discussing bathroom fixtures to writing on bathroom storage and faucets.


You probably only need to spend a few minutes perusing Pinterest or the latest issue of your favorite home decorating magazine to cull big ideas for your bathroom.

Unfortunately, for many of us, those ideas are often greater than the space with which we have to work. In fact, while sizable bathrooms are now considered the norm in new construction, the washrooms in older homes only averaged about five by eight feet. But despite its diminutive dimensions, your bathroom can still pack a giant style punch.

5/13/13

The Scoop #66 with "Sweet Magnolias Farm"

Welcome Back to The Scoop! 
The weekly link party, that features the scoop on the best posts from around the web. 

Stop by every Tuesday, link up and browse through the posts. 
You'll always find great inspiration for projects and discover some new blog friends too. 
As always, add your link right here to my blog and
 it automatically shows up on 5 amazing blogs!
More exposure, less time.

Kelli and Kristi LollyJane

Each week we highlight one of our favorite bloggers as a special Guest Host.

This week our Guest Host is Sara 

from Sweet Magnolias Farm


5/10/13

Best Mother's Day Quotes (Words to Write in a Card)

So I know it is best to write your own message in a Mother's Day card...

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but if the perfect words allude you--- then try one of these sweet Mother's Day quotes.
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5/7/13

Craft It: Pallet Art {Texas Sized}

Remember that great pallet my husband picked up off the side of the road for me? Well, we finally transformed it into a cool piece of art for our new 'Industrial Chic' backyard.



Jeff used a crow bar to take apart the pallet. I am happy he volunteered for that part. It took some prying and there were lots of crazy nails to deal with.  Then reassembled it by nailing most of the slats together. He made a 'N' shape base on the back. It made for secure slats on the front.

5/6/13

The Scoop #65 with "At the Picket Fence"

Welcome Back to The Scoop! 
The weekly link party, that features the scoop on the best posts from around the web. 

Stop by every Tuesday, link up and browse through the posts. 
You'll always find great inspiration for projects and discover some new blog friends too. 
As always, add your link right here to my blog and
 it automatically shows up on 5 amazing blogs!
More exposure, less time.
Anita Cedar Hill Ranch
Kelli and Kristi LollyJane

Each week we highlight one of our favorite bloggers as a special Guest Host.

This week our Guest Host is Heather and Vanessa 
from "At the Picket Fence" 

Hi there! We're Heather and Vanessa from the blog At the Picket Fence and we are so thrilled to be your guest hosts today at "The Scoop"! Ready for the 'scoop' on us?

Well, we're two sisters, living in two different states but sharing one blog.


5/3/13

Mother's Day Giveaway: Earrings from Blue Nile

**Sponsored Post: I was given product to review for this post. All opinions are my own. **
It's "Mom Week" here on Crafty Texas Girls. 
And today I am bringing you a fabulous 
Mother's Day Giveaway from Blue Nile


This Mother's Day, Blue Nile is showing their appreciation for all of your hard work 
with a special 'Thank You' --these beautiful earrings!

5/2/13

Mother's Day: 10 Best Gifts to Buy Mom (from Etsy)

Welcome Back to "Mom Week" on Crafty Texas Girls! 

So if you like the idea of 'handmade' gifts, but you're not really feeling so crafty-- why not buy a 'handmade' gift? My favorite place for all things handmade is Etsy of course. Here are few things that caught my eye for Mom.

5/1/13

Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Lisa Leonard Designs (Necklace Giveaway)

**Sponsored Post: I was given product to review for this post. All opinions are my own. **
It's "Mom Week" here on Crafty Texas Girls. 
We started the week with "Eleven Handmade Gift Ideas for Mom"
Today I am back with the first of two fabulous jewelry giveaways.

I am so honored to bring you a beautiful necklace from the talented Lisa Leonard. I admire Lisa for so many reasons- she is such an inspiration to small business owners, mothers, and bloggers everywhere.


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