The Tipsy Top

Hey there! You may have noticed the addition of the buttons below the header. Well, for the one labeled “The Tipsy Top” I want to include the top five reader favorites. I pulled ten past favorites based on comments and clicks and want to know what you think! Please Vote for your top three faves by leaving a comment with the corresponding numbers (i.e. 1 for Idea Binder, 3 for Single Socks,etc)! You can choose from these below or do a write in if you have a favorite that is not listed here. Thanks for helping me out!

1. Idea Binder-organizing your ideas

2. Meat Market-Organizing meat in the freezer

3. Single Socks-organizing socks in the laundry

4. DIY Wall Art


5. Cleaning Your Range Hood in a Minute Flat

6. Easy Car Seat Cover Tutorial

7. Teddy Bear Hooded Towel

8. Ribbon Embellished Burp Cloth

9. Ten Tips for Affordable Baby Boy Decor

10. Decorate Your Flip Flops/Seaside Cupcakes

I can’t wait to see the results! What a great way to top off hitting 100 posts! Voting will close Wed night, July 1st so get your vote in!

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Decorate for the 4th-shop your house

I have been really in to shopping my house lately. You know finding stuff you already have that can be used elsewhere to make it look like something new. So I was feeling the need for some patriotic goodness around my kitchen and since I did not have all the supplies needed for the fun things from the 4th of July Decor and Crafts post yet, I did a little in home shopping (not on QVC).

Here is what I came up with:

These little beauties (from Ikea, inherited by way of my little sis) had not been updated since Easter, remember. They were on top of the fridge, but have migrated to the space between my microwave and my cupboards. They are the perfect size! I love dual function, decor and treat all in one.
I had kind of a hard time finding blue treats that I would actually eat. These candies are blue raspberry Jolly Ranchers, Apple Strawberry Lifesavers and Hot Tamales. I plan to put some stars on the lids in coordinating papers, but did not get to it yet.

Here is the grouping, that’s right I did a grouping, on top of my fridge. The frame with the bow is a gift from a friend for Christmas. The plant is from my kitchen table (remember the one string plant). The stars are from the Target dollar section. I had another pic in the frame on the right with a lavender background and had that pic in another frame with snowflakes?! Weird. I did a little switcheroo framed it in red and there you go. Immediately pulls out the pop of color from the flag in front of the Salt Lake LDS temple and it now screams “My country tis of thee.”

So now I am enjoying Life, Liberty (from an un-star spangled kitchen), and Pursuing Happiness. Does our nation not have the best colors? I love our flag!!

I almost forgot about my entryway flair. This is a plain garden hat I bought from Target for Trek. I then added some flower hair clips that my friend brought me for my birthday.

*edit Kimm at Reinvented and I must have kindred spirits because she had the same idea! See the rest of the idea link ups on her Trash to Treasure Tuesday Independance Day addition.


What do you have sitting around your house that you could use?

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Easy 4th of July Decor and Crafts

Ribbon Topiary by Whitney Caroline Designs

Isn’t this cute?! I have the Styrofoam ball and moss left over from my DIY moss ball project (coming soon). I bought a container I am going to paint and a some star ribbon at the dollar store yesterday so I just need a little more ribbon and a dowel!

Ribbon Topiary
Sand Candles from Martha Stewart

If you can pour, you can do this! Just add a votive candle to a cup of sand. Easy peasy!

Easy Sand Candles

Presidential garland by Lipstick and Laundry

She got the president flashcards from the Target dollar section and hung them with twine and mini clothespins. What a fun idea!


Uncle Sam Windsock by McIllece Spot

Another fantastic use for an oatmeal can!What a cute and friendly way yo dress up your doorstep or deck!

Little Hands and Feet flag from Serendipity

This is just too cute! The kids will love playing with the paint and displaying this work of art.


Paper Cone Fireworks by Little Birdie Secrets

This one was not necessarily meant to be for the 4th, but wouldn’t those paper cones make really cute fireworks made out of Red, White and Blue papers?!

Party poppers by Little Birdie Secrets

I totally have plans to make some of these for my little guy and nieces and nephews. I am going to combine this design with the next one so they look more like firecrackers with the tie on one end only. I got a bunch of fun 4th stuff (necklaces, bubbles, pop-its, etc) in the Target dollar section to fill them with. Now I just need to use a bunch of toilet paper and fast! I need those cardboard rolls!


Firecracker Candy Favors from Homemaking Fun

Lifesavers never looked so good!

Firecracker Craft from make and Takes

A really fun craft for the kiddos. I just got a pack of really bright tissue paper at the dollar store to make my party poppers and was wondering what to do with the orange and yellow.

firecracker craft

4th of July Twirlers by Family Fun

All you need is plastic lids, scissors and string!

Fourth of July Twirlers

Star Spangled Luminaries from Family Fun

A great way to brighten up the night at home! Make them festive with tissue paper lining the cutouts or to keep it simple, just leave them brown.

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Just one week until the fourth! Better get to it! Later!

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Feature Friday-April Showers (Blog Design)

Today’s Feature Friday is April the mastermind behind April Showers! April is the creative genius behind my new and improved wardrobe change (blog design). I am so happy with how it turned out. Not only does April do personalized blog designs (they are one of a kind and can come with custom illustrations, can’t you tell that’s me up top?!) for unreasonably reasonable prices, she makes you laugh your head off. Literally, I have to keep it from rolling down the stairs sometimes.

Like this video she shared the other day. I saw the five minute time stamp and thought I would just watch a few seconds…NOPE. I could not tear myself away.

April recently started including tutorials on her blog for those of you who are really motivated to have things just right on your blog. I obviously need to visit the How to Make Your Own Menu/Navigation Bar tutorial and get mine working! ;)

And did I mention the freebies? I used a ton of these before my redesign. The secret is out. They are such a fun addition and you can’t beat free! Here are a few examples:

So, if you are looking for a new blog design or just a good laugh, April comes highly recommended!! Here is a sneak peek in to her portfolio:

Love it! Great new BlOg DeSiGn April! Let me hear a woot!

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