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Pool Noodle Birthday Candles

I LOVE celebrating my kids birthdays! I always have! I have the best memories of parties my mom threw for me and I knew it was something I wanted to continue for my own kids. This past week my sweet Savannah turned 12. I am not even really sure how that happened.

Mamas, can you feel my pain? I mean, she was just born, like yesterday. Here we are the last year before she is a teenager. I can’t even.

The older they get the more I want to hold on to tradition and continue big celebrations for them! I thought it would be fun for her to wake up on the morning of her birthday with a yard full of candles! So, off to the dollar tree I went and I loaded up on pool noodles and craft foam. I also purchased some dowel rods from the craft store.

When I got home I used a serrated knife to cute the noodles in half so each noodle was 2 candles! I cut my dowel rods in half too. You could totally do this with a saw but I just broke them over my knee! I can’t help it. I am an impatient crafter. Next I cut flames out of the craft foam and with a little glue stuck the flame into the top hole of the noodle.

Next, was the best part! Decorating the yard! All I did was stick the dowel rod in the ground and slid the noodle over it. So stinking easy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bentley even helped!

Our yard was definitely a sight the next morning! But seriously, how fun? Who doesn’t want to wake up to a yard full of candles? Best part? They can be reused for everyone’s birthday! We have definitely started a new tradition!

Happy celebrating! 

Jessica

 

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My TJ Maxx favorites

TJ Maxx! Do your eyes light up when you drive by like mine do? It is definitely in my top 5 favorite stores so I thought I would share some of my TJ Maxx favorites!

 

TJ Maxx is my FAVORITE place for hair products! Especially this Chi heat protectant and the best hair spray ever!

If you haven’t tried Big Sexy Hair you need to. Like yesterday. Trust me. You won’t regret it!

I have heard rumors that it is also the best place for dry shampoo! I need to get into that. 4 kids=dry shampoo!

 

Mugs are totally my love language but let’s be honest. We go on a hunt for Rae Dunn.  It’s like a scavenger hunt for grown ups.

  Unfortunately, my Rae Dunn mug hunt wasn’t successful on this trip but I did find these goodies!

 

So cute, right? Next up. Paper products! I don’t know why they excite me but they do. Look at these unicorns!

 

How  stinkin’ cute are these? Totally adorable!

 

I am also a total pillow addict and TJ Maxx is the BEST place for name brand pillows. Period.

And let’s not forget throw pillows!

Tons and tons of pillows. Sort of like pillow heaven.

 

Hot pink. Kate Spade. Crazy soft blanket. Do I need to say anything else?

 

My last fav TJ Maxx find is platters! Give me all the white platters! They are perfect for every holiday and celebration and never go out of style!

 

I would love to know what your favorite TJ Maxx finds are! Happy shopping Maxinistas!

 

Hugs.

Jessica

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DIY Inspired Rae Dunn Eggs

I love all things Rae Dunn. Like really love it. But let’s be real, it is hard to find it. Unless you can spend your days stalking your closest TJ Max it just isn’t gonna happen. So, when thinking of how I was going to decorate my bar cart for spring I knew I needed some fillers and what would be better than Rae Dunn inspired Easter eggs!

And can we say easy! You need 2 supplies! Wooden eggs (I got mine at Michaels) and vinyl cut in The Skinny font. You can download the font for free at Dafont.

Once your vinyl is cut using your favorite cutting machine you are ready to label your eggs! They are perfect to nestle in among your spring and Easter decorations. Now, where else can I put these sweet little eggs?

Praying your day is blessed!

Jessica

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No Sew Pillows

I really believe there is no such thing as to many throw pillows! My hubby totally disagrees! Since I know this is a battle I won’t win and because the cost of throw pillows is crazy high I have a sneaky little trick to make them quick and inexpensive!



Supplies:

Placemat (it has to be two pieces sewn together)

Seam ripper

Hot glue gun

Batting (or the Christmas snow that is on clearance right now)

Enjoy our FB live tutorial!

Happy pillow making,

Jessica

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Pom Poms and Pillows

Friends, these pillows make my heart so happy! Pom poms, hot glue, my pom pom maker, yarn and some Chalk Couture transformed these pillow covers in seconds!!! And look how happy they look on my bench! The possibilities are now endless! Can you imagine all of the adorable pillows you could create with some pom poms and hot glue?

Happy pom pom-ing!

Jessica

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Rachael Ray Segment

Things have been a little exciting around here lately! Imagine my surprise while visiting Magnolia and the Rachael Ray Show called! Me! They called me!!! Totally Crazy! They asked me to do a simple craft and I absolutely love how it turned out! But what I was most excited about was my tablescape. Yep, my table.  Not the craft itself but that table that you only saw for a few seconds. Are you wondering why? I’ll fill you in on my entertaining secrets. Everything on my table was either from Walmart, The Dollar Tree, or Lowes Home Improvement. That’s it! Hello gorgeous and economical! Does it get any better?

Happy Entertaining!

**I apologize for the quality of the video. The show does not provide a link for past episodes so this was the best I could do.