6/28/13

VBS Crafting

We spent this week at Vacation Bible School. Are your kids going to VBS this summer?

We 'jazzed up' the VBS tanks by cutting off the sleeves and using strips of the cut sleeves to tie the tops.
Then we added glitter fabric paint to the letters :) 
Our church did a 'western theme'. I was the guide for 16 kiddos (including my daughter) who will be going into second grade. They were super sweet and so enthusiastic. My girls and I had a blast spending time with old friends and making new ones.

6/25/13

Made in the USA

Celebrate the 4th of July in an outfit Made in the USA! 
All products made right here in Texas!


Available in sizes 2-10 and ready to ship. 



Keep reading to claim your coupon code- save $4 on your order with Samantha Conner Designs. 

6/24/13

The Scoop Link Party #72 with "Crafty Texas Girls"

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More exposure + less time = win win!
We are  Linsey from Farmhouse Porch,  Anita from Cedar Hill Ranch
Samantha from Crafty Texas Girls  and Kelli and Kristi from Lolly Jane

This is Samantha from Crafty Texas Girls 
and I am thrilled to have hosted this linky party on my blog for 72 weeks! 



6/22/13

Chalkboard Crush on Hometalk

Love all things 'chalkboard'? Me too! I recently put together an inspiration board full of chalkboard projects on Hometalk.
See all the projects here
If you haven't been on Hometalk yet, check it out. Hometalk is the largest home & garden knowledge hub on the web. It's fueled by the firsthand experience & advice of hundreds of thousands of home enthusiasts and professionals.  The best part? Hometalk is not just another site where you can see pretty pictures. Every day, real people post hundreds of real-time projects & questions that may be relevant to your life. This makes Hometalk the most useful site for getting stuff done around your home & garden

Pop on over and let me know what you think! 
 
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6/21/13

Craft It: Tie Dye for Kids (the easy way)

I grew up making 'tie-dye' shirts at Vacation Bible School. I loved them. Messy, imperfect, and very 'summery'. Since then, I haven't attempted tie dye again because it seemed 'too messy and imperfect'. But then I received a kit from Craft Project Ideas.com and I knew it was time to give tie-dye another shot.


The kit came with enough dye to make a whole bunch of shirts. I only had two white t-shirts, but I wish I had stocked up and made tank tops, shorts, and pillowcases too. So if you try it, make sure to have a lot of items on hand, you will want to dye everything!

6/19/13

Crafty How-To: Fabric Flower Headband with Butterfly

Disclosure: The post is sponsored by The Blueprint Social and Plaid Crafts. Opinions and project ideas are my own. 

A few weeks ago I got to try out a new product from Mod Podge called "Mod Melts". I used it to embellish this super sweet flower. What could be better? Hair accessories and my very favorite crafting tool-- the glue gun! Keep reading to see how you can make your own "Mod Melts" embellished fabric flowers too.


Mod Melts and Molds are super easy to use. Just put the melts in your hot glue gun and fill the mold. The mold I was given to try had sweet butterflies, birds, owls, and nests. There are other mold options, you can find them exclusively at Michaels stores by late June. I think the shapes of my molds would be perfect for making presents and crafts for weddings, baby showers, or girly gifts.

6/17/13

The Scoop #71 with "Little Yellow Barn"

Ah, summertime! We have been enjoying almost every day poolside, just playing with our littles. We're enjoying it so much that we've decided to take the summer off and simply enjoy the time we have with our kiddo's. Yes, that means that at the end of June, both Crafty Texas Girls and Lolly Jane will no longer be part of The Scoop BUT rest assured, the party will go on without us. Just check with our ah-mazing co-hosts each Tuesday to link up.
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We are Anita of Cedar Hill Ranch, Samantha of Crafty Texas Girls
Kelli & Kristi of Lolly Jane and Linsey of Farmhouse Porch

Please welcome Jourdan of Little Yellow Barn, a darling blog with gorgeous furniture revamps, home decor tutorials, recipes and more. Just see for yourself! Little Yellow Barn Header

6/16/13

Happy Father's Day

The Father's Day "Chalk Art" tradition continues!

Chalk Art Tutorial Here
Happy Father's Day! 

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6/15/13

Summer Tank Giveaway from Skip N' Whistle

It's hot here. If you live in the south, you know what I mean :)

Disclosure: I received a tank top from Skip N' Whistle to review. All opinions are my own. 
Luckily, there are some super cute ways to stay cool and still look good. I recently partnered with "Skip N' Whistle"- a feel-good, lifestyle brand based out of New Orleans, LA. 

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Did you know I used to live right outside New Orleans? It's where my oldest daughter was born, so the fact that this company is in New Orleans and they make super cool designs--- well, we're a pretty good match :) 

6/14/13

Craft It: Sit Upon using a Vinyl Tablecloth

Summer crafting in my house means involving the kiddos. With the warm weather here, we are outdoors at lot. My girls love sitting in the grass for picnics, playing games on the lawn, and enjoying a popsicle on the front yard. With all of that time in the grass, my girls needed somewhere comfy to sit.


So we revived an old craft from my days as a Girl Scout and decided to make 'sit upons'!


6/12/13

Kids Craft: Theodora Hat inspired by "Oz the Great and Powerful"

This a sponsored post. I was compensated for my time. All opinions and craft ideas are my own! 

Let's take an adventure to OZ!



I was recently chosen to review the movie "Oz the Great & Powerful". After watching the movie with my daughters (four times, because they loved it!) I was inspired to create something that would bring a little of the magic of OZ into our life.


6/10/13

The Scoop #70 with "The Farmhouse Porch"

Welcome to The Scoop
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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 and Kristi from Lolly Jane

Hi there girls! This is Linsey from The Farmhouse Porch and I am delighted to be your host. 

6/9/13

Summer is Here: 11 Days of Crafting

My daughter literally ran out of school on the last day,
 and I am not sure who was more excited-- her or me! 
I love summer.
 I love grilling out and letting the girls stay up late.
I love swimming all day and making s'mores at night. I love it all. 


So to celebrate my favorite season, 
I have teamed up with 10 other creative bloggers to bring you the best in summer projects. 

6/7/13

Painted Patio Furniture

The last piece of our patio 'make-over' was to spruce up the furniture.



I like our furniture and I didn't see anything on the market that I liked any better (for a reasonable price)-- so I decided it would be best to just to paint it. We invested in a paint sprayer. Which basically turns canned paint into spray paint. It makes painting really fun! Our wooden furniture usually needs a new coat each spring anyways, but this time we decided to opt for a slate gray instead of the traditional white.

6/6/13

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide
Last year I made these photos for my husband and the 'grandpas' in our family. They were such a big hit, I might make a new updated one this year.

See the tutorial for making your own DIY Chalk Art-- here

6/4/13

Outdoor Fireplace Make-Over

Our backyard 'to-do' list is pretty much all checked off. Now comes the fun part, sharing the details with you!

One thing that I love about our backyard is this outdoor fireplace. It is perfect for s'mores in the summer and in the winter, I love to wrap up in blanket and bask in the warmth it produces. The fireplace is from the previous owner, it was one of the things we liked about the house when we bought it. At one point, we painted it black.


6/3/13

The Scoop #69 with "Making Home Base"

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 Chelsea from "Making Home Base". 
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Hi new friends! I'm Chelsea. 
 I'm so excited that these sweet ladies asked me to guest co-host this fantastic party! 
I blog over at Making Home Base, my little space where I share a bit of everything from crafts and home decor to recipes and even a glimpse of my military life. As a military family living in base housing, decorating can be a challenge. My blog started because I was on a mission to make my bland base house and home base for my family.

  Chalkboard Painted TrayWhen you visit the blog, you'll see my craft and home decor projects, like this chalkboard tray.

6/1/13

Enjoy Your Backyard {Cutter Insect Repellant Giveaway}

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

We spend so much time in our backyard during the summer. And the best way to enjoy the yard is to keep the biting bugs away!


My sponsor, Cutter, sent me some great products to protect my family against insects. And now, one of you will win a prize package of Cutter Insect Repellent products.

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