Monday, October 24, 2016

Deseret Industries - Changing Lives One Sale at a Time

When we visit thrift stores, we usually only think about the freed space in our homes from the donations that we dropped off or the great deals we scored on our purchase. When I visited the new Deseret Industries store that opens this Thursday, I found out that there is so much more to Deseret Industries.

shop at deseret industries and help people reach their goals for the future

** This is a sponsored post on behalf of Deseret Industries. All thoughts and opinions are my own. **

If you have read my craft tutorials you will notice that I mention often that I buy my crafting supplies from thrift stores and I do makeovers to the items. Deseret Industries is the thrift store that I shop at most often because of the price and selection of items.

affordable craft supplies found thrifting

When I was invited with a group of local bloggers to tour the new store that opens this Thursday October 27th, I knew I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the items that would be for sale. When I left the store I was excited about the great treasures I saw, but the lasting impression I took away from the afternoon was the stories about employees who had their lives changed through working for the company.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tape Art or Tape-ography

Have you heard of Tape Art or Tape-ography? It's the new and fascinating art of creating with different kinds and colors of tape.

Tape Art or Tape-ography created by Chad Farnes
You may have seen many different washi tape crafts (see my Pinterest board for some crafty ideas), or flowers and wallets that people make out of duct tape. Tape art is very different than that.

Over the summer I visited the Provo Library for an author event. After the event was over, I stopped into the Anderson Gallery that the library has on the second floor. I was intrigued by the tape art (tape-ography) displayed that was created by Chad Farnes.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Witchy Owl Halloween Treat Box

It's just about Halloween again this year. Time to think of class party treats, neighbor gifts, or goodies for youth groups. What better way to package your treats than in a cute decorated popcorn box! You can make your own witchy owl decorated treat box by following this simple tutorial.

Halloween Treat Box made from a decorated popcorn box

I designed my treat box as part of a Popcorn Box Blog Party challenge hosted by Laura Kelly of Me and My Inklings. She has organized this challenge for a few years, but it's my first time joining, and I had a lot of fun! After my tutorial, check out all of the other great ideas from talented bloggers and don't forget to enter the fun giveaway too!!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fun With Kids In the Kitchen - Decorating Waffles

Are your kids tired of the same old boring breakfast routine? Make breakfast time a little more fun when you put out waffle decorating ingredients. Kids will have fun in the kitchen when they decorate their own waffle, while having a good breakfast at the same time.

kids fun in the kitchen decorating waffles

We have cold cereal most days of the week, but sometimes it's nice for the kids to have something different and extra tasty for a change. The day we had these, my kids were super excited to make their own breakfast. I liked them adding fresh fruit to their waffles to make it a bit healthier. They ended up loving their red, white, and blue breakfast.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Make Your Own Fall Sign

A few weeks ago I started to decorate for fall outside and this week I decided to concentrate on bringing a little fall happiness into our home. I started with this DIY fall sign, With just a few supplies, you can make a fall sign for your own home.

DIY fall sign on display with autumn decor pieces

This sign is a nice central piece for fall decorations. After making my sign, I added a few more pieces to complete my fall mantle decor. The nice part about the sign is that it didn't take long to make. Within 30 minutes, I had a fall sign I made myself.
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