Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monthly Recap {December 2013}

Hey everyone! I hope that you all had a great December and a great Christmas. We had a wonderful Christmas. I can't believe that the new year is almost here! I have something I'm very excited about planned for 2014 that I can't wait to share with you all but in due time...

Since its this month is almost over, it's recap time! If you are a new follower or have missed a post or two here is a recap of what I was up to in December:

Monday, December 30, 2013

DIY Tree Skirt


Last year I planned on making a new skirt for our Christmas tree but I didn't get around to making it till this year. I had also planned on sharing this tutorial with you before Christmas but that also didn't happen. I thought I'd share it with you all this year anyway, so that you all will have it for next year! Here is how I made my DIY tree skirt:

Friday, December 27, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! This week has seemed so long because of the holiday. I am definitely glad for the weekend. We don't have anything planned, so it will be a nice relaxing and lazy weekend! Tonight, though, we are going to see a movie with my parents and sister. We are all going to see The Hobbit 2 because we are nerds like that. : )

Okay here are my internet favorite finds of the week:

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #39

Happy Thursday all! I hope everyone had a great Christmas. We got to spend times with both our families, so it was a great day! {Though a little busy.} Time to get back to reality today, though. I had to go back to work today, but only two days till the weekend!

Now onto the link party! Here are the features from last week's link party:

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day and gets to spend today with family and friends! Chris and I are headed to my parents house first to open gifts and have brunch. Then Chris's grandmother is making a sort of dinner/lunch. And finally we are going to Chris's cousin's for dinner. So it should be a great day filled with family and food!

Here is my yearly home tour of our Christmas decorations:

Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! Unfortunately I'm not feeling well today. : ( I stayed home from work to try and beat it. There is nothing worse than being sick for the holidays. I plan on taking lots of vitamin C and sleeping today, so hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow.

Other than me trying to feel better, we don't have much planned this weekend. Mainly just finishing up our Christmas shopping and wrapping. I'm glad for the slow weekend, not only because I don't feel well, but also because we have been so busy lately it will be nice to just relax.

Okay here are my internet favorite finds for this week:

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #38

Hey everyone, happy Thursday! It's link party time.  : )

Here are the features from last week's link party:

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

How To Turn A Tree Skirt Into A Real Skirt


Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties are a huge trend these days, as I'm sure most of you know. My sister was invited to one a couple weeks ago. Instead of wearing an ugly Christmas sweater she found the idea on Pinterest to turn a tree skirt into a real skirt. Of course she asked me to help with the transformation. Here is what I did:

Monday, December 16, 2013

Peanut Butter Mini Cheesecakes



Last week I participated in the yearly Cookie Exchange at work. I shared my hull on Instagram:


Everything was so yummy! As  you can see even though we call it a "cookie" exchange it is more of a dessert exchange. I made Peanut Butter Mini Cheesecakes because I love cheesecake and peanut butter! Here is how I made them {the original recipe is from The Girl Who Ate Everything} :

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Friday Favorites

Hey all, I bet you are wondering why Friday Favorites is on Saturday this week! I've been really busy at work and at home so I just didn't get to it yesterday. This weekend we have two holiday parties to attend which I am looking forward to. I also have a few holiday crafts I want to get to.

Last weekend we decorated for Christmas and I love it! Christmas decorations just make me smile. : ) I hope to do a home tour on Christmas day, so look out for it! Last weekend I also made a Dorothy costume for my future sister-in-law {she is 13} for her choir concert. It was the first time I've ever sewn anything from a pattern and the most intense thing I've ever sewn. I shared the finished product on Instagram:

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #37


Happy Thursday everyone! I was busy last night making Oreo Truffles so I wasn't able to select the features. : (  But I'll pick twice as many for next week!

Okay onto the party!!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Burlap "Joy" Ornament


I'm apart of a giveaway which is still live. If you haven't entered yet click the link below for a chance to win $180!



On Monday I shared with you all the Needle and Thread Ornament I made for the Ornament Exchange. Well I actually made two ornaments! This is the second one I made! It is super easy to make and very customizable. Here is what I did:

Monday, December 9, 2013

Needle & Thread Ornament


Titi Crafty's Blogiversary Giveaway is still going strong. Click on the link below to enter:



A couple weeks ago I participated in an Ornament Exchange hosted by Live Laugh Rowe, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, and A Little Claireification. My exchange partner is a sewer so I had a great idea for a needle and thread ornament. Here is how I made it.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! We are supposed to be getting around five inches of snow today, which for Cincinnati is a lot. The snow is supposed to hit in the afternoon, so my commute home should be supper fun. : / But I love snow, so I don't mind.

Other than snow I am busy this weekend with a few sewing/craft project, cleaning my apartment, and decorating for Christmas. So it should be a great weekend!

Okay here are my internet favorite finds for this week:

Titi Crafty's Blogiversary Giveaway


Hi all! I'm happy to be apart of Titi Cratfy's 1st Blogiversary Giveaway. Here are the other bloggers who helped make this giveaway possible:

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #36

Happy Thursday everyone! Time to party. : )

Here are the features from the link party two weeks ago:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Pom Pom Garland


Happy Tuesday everyone! Christmas is almost here and I have a few holiday decor tutorials for you all. First up is a pom pom garland. I love the look of pom pom garlands, so fun and simple! Depending on the colors you choose, they can be used for any time of the year.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monthly Recap {November 2013}


2013 is almost over?! Who can believe it's already December?! December may be my favorite month as Christmas is my favorite holiday! I just love the atmosphere of the holiday, the feeling of giving and spending time with family. Also I love snow and would love to have a blizzard this year! {Most of my friends and family think I'm crazy}. I have a few Christmasy posts/projects that I'm excited to share with you all this month, so look forward to them. : )

The Black Friday Giveaway is still going strong today. If you haven't yet entered you have till 10pm tonight to do so. Click on the link below to enter:



Since its an new month its recap time! If you are a new follower or have missed a post or two here is a recap of what I was up to in November:

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am thankful for many things in my life and one such thing is having so many wonderful readers! Thank you for being so loyal, your wonderful comments, and linking up to my weekly link party.  : )

Speaking of the link party there will not be one this week due to the holiday. But the link party will resume next week.

Once again have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the time with your families!
stephanie

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Favorites


Happy Friday everyone! Any fun plans for the weekend? Tonight my parents are going to come over to our place for a really nerdy reason... My family and I LOVE the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. As I'm sure some of you may know the second Hobbit movie comes out next month. So to gear up for it my family and I are watching the first Hobbit movie tonight {extended edition, of course!}. Chris isn't really into it, he thinks we are just dorks!

Also tonight we are celebrating my Mom's birthday, but she doesn't know it, yet! Sunday is her real birthday, but I figure kill two birds with one stone {horrible saying, huh}. She is turning the big 6.0. so my dad, sister, and I got her a couple gag gifts {like a cane} and then a nice diamond necklace and matching earrings.  I'm pretty excited to surprise her tonight!

Okay here are my internet favorite finds for this week:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #35

Happy Thursday everyone! Who's excited that tomorrow is Friday?! I am! Since it's Thursday it's time for this week's link party!

Here are my features from last week's link party:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Crochet Boot Cuffs


Now that the cold weather is here I've been itching to crochet! This happens to me every winter, what about you?

I've been seeing lots of cute boot cuffs online and knew I wanted to crochet some for myself. I found this tutorial from Moogly for a diamond cowl. I loved the pattern and knew it would make a perfect boot cuff! Here is what I did:

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Favorites


Hello all. It's finally Friday! I don't know about you but this week went very slowly. This weekend we are checking out another wedding venue and are going to my parents. We are considering having a backyard wedding at my parents house but we still need to talk it over and figure out the logistics. I promise we really are trying to plan this wedding, it's just so expensive!

Anyways, here are my favorite internet finds for this week:

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #34

Happy Thursday everyone! Who's excited for today's link party? I am and can't wait to see what you all have been up to this week!

Here are my feature's from last week's link party:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

{Guest Post} DIY Abstract Art


Hey everyone, I'm excited to have Kayla from Home Coming as a guest blogger today! Take it away Kayla:


Hi everyone! I'm Kayla from Home Coming and I'm pretty darn excited to be a guest here at Simply Dream & Create! I'm a DIY and home blogger, who teams up with my carpenter husband (Justin). We both have a lot of love for updating a house on a budget. Justin is a carpenter by day (so he's handy) and I'm in advertising (so I'm creative), so we're the perfect team for taking on the task of updating our 1920's Minneapolis house. Check out the progress we've made on our home and other DIY projects here!

Today I'm talking about DIY wall artwork. I'm a firm believer in affordable design and decor for your house and would never pay top dollar for designer anything. And since I consider myself an amateur artist, I'm here to share how to simply paint a beautiful piece of abstract, modern art.

Monday, November 11, 2013

"Give Thanks" Wooden Art


A few weeks ago I decorated for fall. While my fall decorations will stay up through Thanksgiving, I wanted a piece of decor that was more Thanksgivingy. On Friday Favorites last week I shared this Etsy art. I loved the look of it and wanted to create something similar but smaller for Thanksgiving. Here is what I did:

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! Do you have any fun plans this weekend? We don't but I'm kind of glad that we don't because Chris is getting sick. Usually when he gets sick a few days later I too get sick. : (  I'm the one that usually get sick a few times during the winter and Chris is one that usually doesn't so when he is sick I know I'm doomed! Normally they are only colds, but it still sucks to get one.

Anyway, this weekend I'm going to be downing the airborne and avoiding taking care of Chris. I hope your weekend is better than what mine looks to be!

Okay, onto my favorite internet finds of the week:

Thursday, November 7, 2013

{Guest Posting at Home Coming} DIY String-Art




Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you all know that I'm guest posting over at Home Coming today with how to make this DIY String-Art!

stephanie

Simply Create Thursdays #33

Hey all! It's Thursday which means link party day!

Here are the features from last week's party:

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

DIY Circle Art



Happy Wednesday everyone! Recently I've been trying to add more decor to our apartment. A while back, I pinned this from According to L. It's a modern circle art, DIY type decor. I thought something like this would be a perfect art addition to our bedroom.  Here is what I did:

Monday, November 4, 2013

Monthly Recap {October 2013}

November already?! I actually love this time of year because we are gearing up for December and Christmas! Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the atmosphere and joy that surrounds Christmas. However, Thanksgiving is coming first and I like that holiday too. Its a get time to relax, spend time with family, and watch football!!

Since its an new month its recap time! If you are a new follower or have missed a post or two here is a recap of what I was up to in October:

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday Favorites

Hey all! It's Friday and it has been a crazy, busy week for me! Today is going to be a short Friday Favorites, but I still think they are goodies. ; )

Here are my internet find favorites from this week:

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #32

Happy Halloween everyone! Unfortunately I do not have any features for you today. Last night, Chris and I carved our pumpkins which took way longer then expected. But next week I'll share twice as many features.

Now onto this week's link party!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

IJE Garland Exchange


A few weeks ago I participated in the IJE Garland Exchange. It was a garland exchanged/ adoption fundraiser hosted by It's Just Emmy. Not only did I get to make and receive garlands but I helped a good cause. A win win in my book! So today I thought I'd share with you all how I made my garlands. Here is what I did:

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Favorites


It's Friday! The weekend is almost here! Do you guys have any fun plans for the weekend? Any Halloween parties? We don't have anything going on {which means I can craft ; ) }. We aren't very big Halloween people, so we usually don't go to any Halloween parties. Plus we can never think of good costumes. But I am looking forward to handing out candy next Thursday! It's always fun seeing what the neighbor kids are dressed up as.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #31

Happy Thursday everyone! Lets get right to it, party time!

Here are my features from last week's link party:

Monday, October 21, 2013

Burlap Table Runner & Fall Decor


Good Monday to you all! Today I have the rest of my fall decor. Keeping with my neutral theme this year, I wanted a simple burlap table runner. Here is what I did:

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! This weekend we don't have any plans! {Well except eat dinner at my parents on Sunday, but that doesn't really count.} We've been so busy lately that I'm really looking forward to cleaning, watching football, and relaxing at home.

Here are my internet find favorites from this week:

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #30


Hey all! It's link party day. : ) Here are my features from last week's link party:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

{Guest Post} Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookie Icebox Cake


Hey everyone, I'm excited to have Rebecca from Living Better Together as a guest blogger today! Take it away Rebecca:




Hi, I'm Rebecca from Living Better Together and I'm so excited to be guest posting for Stephanie here at Simply Dream & Create today. I'm a lifestyle blogger, blogging about anything from Film Reviews to Ultimate Chocolate Cakes. I also host the TGIF Link Party every Thursday at 8pm EST. I hope you'll stop by and visit me when you leave here!

I don't know about you, but we've had some relatively warm weather here in Maine for October. Sunshine and in the 60s and 70s almost every day, it's been beautiful. So because of this weather we're having, it seemed only natural to make a chilled dessert with the warm flavors of fall.



Sunday, October 13, 2013

"FALL" Pumpkins


Happy Monday everyone! I finally decorated for fall this weekend! This year I really wanted to do neutral decor, with pops of red/orange color. First I wanted four white pumpkins with the letters "FALL" on them. It took me forever to find cheap, fake pumpkins the size I wanted, but I finally found some at Wal-Mart. It is truly my random go-to store. Once I had my pumpkins, here is what I did to make my vision come true:

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Favorites

Ah, it's Friday! My apologies for not having a Friday Favorites last week. : ( It was a super busy week and weekend for us. One of the highlights was a wedding. It was by far the most beautiful and well done wedding I have been to. I loved it but I know that it is way out of my budget. I did get a few ideas though. ;)

Here are my internet find favorites from this week:

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #29

Happy Thursday everyone! I know I haven't posted in a week, ah! But we've been pretty busy and I've had no time to blog. : ( I have been crafting though, so look forward to a new tutorial next week. ; )

Now onto the link party! Here are my features from last week's link party:

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #28

Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! It's link party time. : ) Here are my features from last week's link party:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Monthly Recap {September 2013}

Wowzers, October already! October means football, leaves changing, and Halloween. While I love watching football and seeing the leaves change I'm not big on Halloween. It's just not my favorite holiday. I do, however, I do love to pass out candy to the trick-or-treaters! Oh and I love to watch Hocus Pocus! So there are a few things I like about Halloween. : )

Anyways, since its an new month its recap time! If you are a new follower or have missed a post or two here is a recap of what I was up to in September:

Monday, September 30, 2013

How to Make a Sham



Happy Monday everyone! The weekend always seems to go too fast and before you know it it's Monday again. : ( But today I have a tutorial for you all, so hopefully that makes your Monday a little better! Here is my Sham Tutorial to go with the Duvet Cover Tutorial I shared a couple weeks ago.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone!! I don't know why but I've been over sleeping this week. Maybe the cool nights are very conducive to my sleeping? Who knows, but I'm glad it's Friday so I can sleep in tomorrow! 

Tomorrow Chris and I are checking out our first wedding venue! I'm pretty excited about this venue, but its Chris' least favorite. So we'll see how that goes! We have five more after this one to check out. And since we are doing this very early {like 2 years in advance!} we have plenty of time to check out more before we make a decision.

Okay Friday Favorites time! Here are my internet find favorites from this week:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #27

Hey everyone, happy Thursday! I've had another busy week {whew, what is it with the fall?} and didn't have time to pick out my features. Sorry all. : (  But I will share the Most Viewed Link:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Peanut Butter Brownie Cake


So I had planned on showing you all how to sew a sham, but I didn't get to it. : ( This past week was just too busy, but I'll try to get it to you all soon!

Last Friday was Chirs' birthday. We decided to stay in to save money, so I made him whatever he wanted for dinner and dessert. I thought I'd share with you what he choose for dessert! I had him go through my Pinterest board and he choose a dessert from The Domestic Rebel. Here is how you make it:

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! I'm a sure glad it is Friday! I have been pretty busy at work so I'm looking forward to relaxing over the weekend. 

Today is also Chris's Birthday!! He turns 29 today. {I know the big 3.0. is coming next year. I may have to plan something. ; ) } Since we are saving for the wedding, we aren't doing anything big for his birthday. I plan on making him this meal tonight for dinner {his request} and I made him a cake. I had him go through my dessert boards on Pinterest and pick out what he wanted. The recipe may make it's way to the blog next week. {HINT!}

Okay Friday Favorites time! Here are my internet find favorites from this week:

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #26


Hey everyone! It's link party time so let's get to it!!

Here are my features from last week's link party:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

{Guest Post} Lemon Butter Cookies


Hey everyone, I'm excited to have Kat from I Want Crazy as a guest blogger today! Take it away Kat:



I am so excited to be your guest and meet all the Simple Dream & Create followers!  My name is Kat and I blog over at I Want Crazy. I think perfect can get boring and so I try and embrace the crazy, while still trying to cook, parent and love fiercely. Today I can't wait to share with you one of my favorite cookie recipes! Anytime my husband and I take a long trip anywhere I get the case of the munchies. I hate driving through fast-food or stopping at the gas station to pick up the usual bag of chips or sour candies because I am a "no-stop" kind of driver. My husband has learned to not even ask unless it's an emergency and to go to the bathroom before we leave. ;) Therefore, I like to pack something to snack on while driving. I try and be adventurous and surprise the hubby with something that he will like as well and since he loves anything lemon I whipped up a batch of Lemon Butter Cookies!


LemonButterCookies3

Monday, September 16, 2013

How to Make a Duvet Cover


Happy Monday everyone! Did you have a good weekend? My girl's night was a lot of fun. It was great to have a night out with just the girls. However, I had to get up early the following day to help my parents with the yard sale. So I was only able to sleep for about 4 hours. Eh.

We were supposed to have the yard sale over Labor Day weekend, but the weather was bad and I was sick so it didn't happen. Instead we postponed it to this weekend. And I'm glad we did as it was a beautiful Saturday. We sold a fair amount of things and all the money went to our wedding fund!

All in all it was a great weekend! : )

Okay onto today's tutorial. Lately I've been slowly redoing our spare bedroom. First to change was the bedding. This is what was we used to have:

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Tonight is my girl's night and we are going out on the town! It should be a fun night.

Here are my internet find favorites from this week:

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #25

Happy Thursday everyone! The weekend is almost here. : ) Does anyone have fun plans this weekend? We aren't doing much, but I do have a girl's night tomorrow which should be fun.

Alright on to the link party!!

Here are my features from last week's link party:


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Package Pals


In August I participated in Package Pals hosted by the lovely ladies of CRAFT and Stars & Sunshine! It's where you get a "pal" and you send goodies to each other, whether it be craft supplies, a made craft, craft book, etc... 



Monday, September 9, 2013

Embroidery Art


Happy Monday everyone! I finally have a project/tutorial for you all! I know it has been awhile since I've shared a tutorial. Getting sick really set me back. But now I'm healthy again and back on track. {Oh and thank you to those who wished me to feel better!}

Lately I've been seeing a lot of embroidery art and I love it! I knew I had to try it out myself but what to I embroider? My blog title of course! I've been wanting to personalize my little craft corner with some art and I thought this would be a perfect addition!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Favorites


I love that fall is here, as it may be my favorite season. But then again, I say that about every season because I'm usually ready for a change!

I really do love that during the fall the days are warm and the nights are cool. Perfect open window weather. : )  One thing I don't like about fall, though, are my allergies! Fall means ragweed pollen and I'm mighty allergic to that stuff. But I'll take the good with the bad.

Now that it is fall-ish {the days are still pretty hot}, it's time for me to decorate! I'm not a huge halloween fan. Yah I said it. So I don't usually decorate for halloween. I like to decorate for fall in September and leave those decorations up till Christmas time.

This weekend I'll probably start making and putting out my fall decorations. Here are my inspirations for my fall decor this year:

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #24

Happy Thursday all! This week has been a strange one for me. I was sick over the long weekend which sucks because I wanted to make a dent in my never ending to do list. But instead I mainly spent the weekend on the couch. :(  I also took Tuesday off work because I was still feeling poorly. So today is technically my Tuesday and my Thursday. Weird week.

Anyway it's link party time! Here are my features from last week's party:

Monday, September 2, 2013

Monthly Recap {August 2013}

Happy Labor Day, everyone! I hope your extra day off is going well. I've been sick all weekend, so we didn't do much. But at least I was sick over a long weekend where I was able to be lazy and not at work. 

Who can believe it's September, already?! This year is truly flying by. September means the fall and I love the fall. I love the cooler weather, the leaves changing, and the football atmosphere. Go Bucks! : )

Since it's a new month it's monthly recap time. If you are a new follower or have missed a post or two here is a recap of what I was up to in August.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Favorites


Hey there! I've decided to do something a little different on Fridays. Throughout each week I'm constantly discovering things online that I love. So I've decide to share these things with you in a weekly feature called "Friday Favorites". Here are my favorites from this week:

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #23


Hey all it's Thursday, which means tomorrows Friday and it's a holiday weekend! Even though I took last week off, I am still looking forward to having an extra day this weekend. We don't have any big plans for the holiday, but I am helping my parents with a yard sale. My mom said that the money from the yard sale will go to our wedding fund! Yay for my parents! {I am contributing some items to this yard sale. : ) }

Do you have any fun plans for the holiday weekend?

Alright, time for the link party! Here are my features from last week's party:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Simple Beauty


Every day, when I come home from work, I like to check on my garden. You may remember I wrote about My First Attempt at Gardening this spring. I was really excited to try my hand at gardening. I had visions of my flowers growing to large sizes and I'd clip flowers to put in vases in our home. Well you know what? My visions were true!

First let me remind you of what I used to come home too:

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #22


Hey everyone! It's Thursday and I know you all know that means Link Party Time!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sewing Mondays - Recovered Bins

To help encourage myself to practice sewing as much as I can, I came up with "Sewing Mondays". This will be a chance for me to show you all the tutorials I have tried, my resulting product, and what I thought of the tutorial {I promise all comments will be nice!}. Maybe I will even become proficient enough to post my own tutorials! {Baby steps first, though.} To start out, I'll post a Sewing Mondays post every other week, but if I really get the sewing fever, maybe I'll post every week!


Happy Monday everyone! This week's Sewing Monday tutorial is Recover Plain Wal-Mart Storage Bin from I Can Find The Time.

Friday, August 16, 2013

DIY Stamped Fabric



I've had this idea for awhile to make my own patterned fabric. After seeing Line Across' post on Make Your Own Stamps, I knew I wanted to stamp some fabric! Here is how I did it:

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

{Guest Post} DIY Hair Clip Holder

Hey everyone, I'm excited to have Camila from TitiCrafty as a guest blogger today! Take it away Camila:






Hellooooo Simply Dream & Create readers, I'm very excited to be visiting Stephanie today yayyy. My name is Camila {everybody calls me Cami} and I blog over at TitiCrafty, a happy little spot where I share all things creative!!! Today I'm sharing how to make a cute Hair Clips Holder so you can have all your accessories handy and organized, hope you like as much as I do!






Thursday, August 8, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #20

Who's ready for link party time. : )

But first I want to remind you all of a few giveaways I'm involved in!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Back 2 School Pattern Pack {Review + a Giveaway}


Today I have something special for you all! I've been lucky enough to be apart of Get Your Crap Together's Back 2 School Pattern Bus Tour!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Gallery Wall Reveal


I'm finally revealing my gallery wall! You may recall my past few posts on the items that make up my wall. If you have missed any here are links to them:

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #19

It's Thursday aka link party day!! Durring my little summer blog break I really missed this link party. I love to see what you all have been up to. : )

Today's features are from the last link party I had before my little break. Here they are:

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

{Guest Post} How to Make Stunning Silhouette Portraits


Happy Tuesday everyone. Today I'm excited to have Lisa Jolan as a guest blogger! 


Lisa is an experienced home decoration and home improvement blogger. Blogging about home d├ęcor, trends, seasonal decorations & crafts, organization, and doing small DIY projects is her passion. She can be found on Twitter or Pinterest.

Take it away Lisa!



Monday, July 29, 2013

Sewing Mondays - Knotted Headband

To help encourage myself to practice sewing as much as I can, I came up with "Sewing Mondays". This will be a chance for me to show you all the tutorials I have tried, my resulting product, and what I thought of the tutorial {I promise all comments will be nice!}. Maybe I will even become proficient enough to post my own tutorials! {Baby steps first, though.} To start out, I'll post a Sewing Mondays post every other week, but if I really get the sewing fever, maybe I'll post every week!


Hey all, I'm back! It's Monday which means I have a new Sewing Mondays for you all. This week's Sewing Monday tutorial is the Knotted Jersey Headband from DIY Confessions.

Monday, July 22, 2013

$100 Summer Target Giveaway


Hello my lovely readers! Even though I'm talking a little summer break I want to let you all know that I've teamed up with some awesome bloggers to give you all a giveaway!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Break


Hi everyone!!

I know it has been a week since I have posted anything. I've decided to take a summer break from the blog. Lately I've been getting overwhelmed with working, trying to keep a social life, and keeping up with the blog. So I decided to take last week, this week, and next week off.

Don't worry I'll be working on some fun projects to share with you all for when I return!
stephanie

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Linen-Backed Picture Frames



Happy Saturday everyone! Lately I've been sharing with you all additions to my gallery wall. So far I have shown Yarn-Wraped InitialsPolka Dot Ombre Painting, and Painted Poem Wall Decor. Today I have one more piece to show:

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #18



Happy Independence Day everyone! I hope you all have a great day and are enjoying the day off with barbecues and fireworks! It's a pretty rainy day here, but hopefully it lightens up a bit so we can fire up our grill and enjoy some fireworks.

Okay, it still is Thursday which means Simply Create Thursday time! I know I'm a bit late with the party today, but better late then never!

Here are my features from last party:

Oh Sew Crafty Life shared a fun and easy swimsuit coverup tutorial.



How awesome is this furniture transformation from Ashley's Dandelion Wishes?!



I'm loving this DIY Cork Pin Board from Place Of My Taste. There is nothing better than an easy and functional project!


We don't have a dog, yet, but if we did I'd definitely make this DIY Pet Feeding Station from Creative Dominican!



If I featured you here or on the 10 Patriotic Crafts post feel free to grab the button below:


Now onto the party!!!

Things to remember:
  • Grab the Link Party Button below and display it somewhere on your blog - please follow me too!
  • Link to a specific original post, not your homepage - only a couple links per person
  • Please no giveaways or etsy shops 
  • It would be great if you'd check out other's links and maybe even leave a comment!



Please link up your creations, whether it be a recipe, craft, home decor, refashion, etc... I'd love to see it!

Come back next week to see if you've been featured!

stephanie

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

10 Patriotic Crafts


Truth time: I don't have a 4th of July Craft this year! What?!! I know, I know I'm a terrible craft blogger. : / There just wasn't time and I wasn't very inspired this year. 

It seems as though those who link up to my weekly link party, Simple Create Thursdays, had plenty of inspiration. Lots of people linked up great 4th of July crafts. I thought it would be fun to do a little round up of those links:

Monday, July 1, 2013

Monthly Recap {June 2013}


Happy Monday everyone!! Who can believe it is July already?! I sure can't. It's amazing we are half way through 2013! 

If you are a new follower or have missed a post or two here is a recap of what I was up to in June.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Correcting a Painted Spelling Error



Okay, so I'm a little embarrassed. The project I shared with you all last week (Painted Poem Wall Decor) ended up having a spelling error! : / My sister actually brought it to my attention. I didn't catch the error at all! Though out the whole project I didn't see that mistake. That just shows you how bad of a speller I am.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #17

It's Thursday which means it's link party time!

Before we get to the party I have something for all my awesome readers. This month's giveaway featured a great online shop:

Gussy Sews
Gussy Sews

The ladies of Gussy Sews have been kind enough to give my readers:

  A 10% off discount!

Enter the code SIMPLY10 at check out to receive this discount. 

This deal will last till July 30th, 11:59p.m. 


Okay, now on to the party!

Here are my features from the last party:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Giveaway


SURPRISE!!! I'm co-hosting another giveaway for June! I've teamed up with a great bunch of bloggers for this awesome giveaway:


17 Bloggers, 19 Prizes and 1 lucky winner.   Check out all of our wonderful Summer Giveaway bloggers. 

Giveaway Winner {June 2013}

The winner of this month's giveaway, featuring:


A $25 Gift Certificate to Gussy Sews

Gussy Sews

is...............