diy holiday card display

DIY Christmas & Holiday Card Display

We stepped into our friend Jodie's house a few months ago, in the middle of summer, and saw her collection of Christmas cards were still up on display in the foyer of her home. Although showcased in a cute manner, it had been 6 months after the holidays had ended. When we asked Jodie why she still had them up, she simply replied that people go to a lot of work to capture the perfect family photo then carefully choose a card to compliment that picture and it's a waste to put them away after just a few short weeks. We thought about it and immediately agreed! This year my family chose to have our pictures taken in the soft sandy wash in the small cozy town we … continue reading

15+ easy ways to decorate for fall

15+ easy ways to decorate for fall, cute home decor and craft ideas!

Happy Halloween!  We are enjoying class parties with the kids, watching them run around their costumes all day and gearing up for trick-or-treating tonight.  What a fun holiday for the littles.  What's next?  FALL!  Yay for pretty decor, we love pumpkins and since it's so warm here, we keep them indoors so why not go crazy!  They're scattered in nearly every room and we adore them!  We've rounded up 15+ easy ways to decorate for fall from our link party last week.  Such talented ladies out there, check them out and leave them some love!  Happy fall, y'all! Fist of all, add a yummy smell like this cinnamon orange air freshener from Shaken … continue reading

DIY foam laurel wall decor

DIY project |Make this pretty monogram sign out of a surprise material: foam! Cute home decor that's easy to make!  So cute with mixed media felt flowers and coffee filter leaves. A great how-to on lollyjane.com

You know when you have an idea in your head and then you bring it to life and it's not what you wanted at all?? Hate that!  Luckily this project DID turn out how I imagined and I love it even better than I saw it in my brain (:  (Wait, you don't fall asleep thinking of new home decor projects like I do?? Crazy!)  This little diy foam laurel wall decor was fun to make.  We're apart of Make It Fun®'s creative holiday team and love a good craft challenge.  This month was all about inexpensive gift ideas...wouldn't your friend adore a custom monogram sign like this one??  M is for monogram...and also my last name!  Read on how to make your own … continue reading

Halloween burlap bunting

Fast and easy Halloween bunting! Cute BOO burlap banner!

Last minute Halloween decor for you today!  This is a quick bunting to make when you're in a jam and would be a great additional to your Halloween mantel!  All you need is a few supplies, a glue gun and some stencils.  We love this bunting because you can hang it across your door, on a table, from your mantle plus it's a quick gift for a neighbor or a teacher if you're into holiday giving.  Read on for this simple tutorial, hope you love it.  We especially love the fun ribbon & twine that adds a little more! Supplies: burlap ribbon twine acrylic paint stencil scissors glue gun Directions: Cut 3 burlap strips into 4" x 3" … continue reading

20+ pink home decor projects

16+ PINK home decor ideas!

Last week we posted some yummy pink whoopie pies in honor of breast cancer awareness month.  We contrib to Mohawk's blog where we also shared these pink home decor projects in keeping with the theme.  What is it about PINK that makes us so happy? Hope you enjoy these pink projects, bring a little cheer into someone's life (:     Glitter Heart sign | Lolly Jane     Bushel and a Peck sign | Lolly Jane      Pink Chevron Nightstand | DIY Beautify   Pink vanity makeover |Dwellings by Devore   Pink bedroom makeover |Decor Chick Rose Copper Pendant |Confetti and Stripes Pink and gold … continue reading

Creative Collection group link party

make a no sew halloween pillow to add to your decor

Welcome friends to yet another week of The Creative Collection Link Party! Its our favorite time of the week and we love going through all the link ups and seeing what everyone has been up to. First let's take a quick peek at what we've shared this week. :) Pink Ombre Whoopie Pies, 30+ DIY/Craft Pumpkin Craft Ideas, Chicken Pasta We love that you take the time to share your projects! Thank you!!! Here's what you've been up to: Major Hoff Takes A Wife| Pennant Halloween Pillow Here AKA Designs| Rolling Kitchen Cart Here View From The Fridge| Welcome Wood Slice Pumpkin Here Klein Worth and CO.| Black Velvet Harvest Brownies Here Shaken Together Life| … continue reading

Pink Ombre Whoopie Pie Cookies

Easy pink whoopie pie cookies, yum!! | lollyjane.com

October is nearing an end and we couldn't ignore the fact that it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month.  We shared these yummy pink whoopie pie cookies where we contrib, Creative Home by Mohawk Floors earlier this month.  We have all lost a loved one because of cancer but also have some success stories too.  Our Aunt Mar June beat breast cancer and so did Kelli's Aunt Tammy,  take that cancer!!  It's a great time to share some whoopie pies with a friend, whether it's a success cookie or a hope cookie, these fun pink ombre cookies will bring a little happiness. Bonus, it's an easy cookie recipe since you're using a box mix, you know how much we love mix … continue reading

Easy Chicken Pasta

Easy chicken pasta recipe, yum! Quick and easy dinner idea!!

Rhonda is here to share an easy Chicken Pasta dinner, you'll love it! Some days I like to make a meal that takes a while. I think about it ahead of time and I'm on top of things. And some days are not like that at all. It's late and I need something quick. But I still want it to taste good. This meal came because of that situation. Add that I was at Costco and I was looking around for something that I could make but quickly. If I have to buy something pre made, I still want to be able to adapt it to make it taste more homemade. This meal is all about that.   Two things that make this meal quick (As in 10 minutes quick):   1. I got a pre made Alfredo sauce at … continue reading

30+ DIY/craft pumpkin ideas

30+ DIY/craft pumpkin ideas | lollyjane.com

We love all things pumpkin!  We've got lots of craft ideas like this fun pumpkin toss game and desserts like these yummy pumpkin brownies.  But you know our heart lies in painting and crafting so we thought we'd round up 30+ DIY/craft pumpkin ideas in one spot.  Everything from painted pumpkins to building pumpkins, you're sure to find some adorable fall or Halloween decor in this cute mix! Wood Spindle Pumpkins | Lolly Jane Faux Aged Canning Ring Pumpkins | Lolly Jane Patterned Pumpkins | Lolly Jane Stuffed Fabric Pumpkins | The Alison Show Striped Polka Dot Wood Pumpkins | Simply Kierste Thread Ball Pumpkins | Thoughts from Alice Reclaimed Wood … continue reading

Creative Collection group link party

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We are in full blown Crazyville around here with Halloween costume prep, being on a local news segment, entertaining out of town guests, planning a church craft day and tending our littles BUT, we still snuck in some much needed craft time! These easy Styrofoam Spiders take minutes to make and our kiddos loved helping!  Our EEK Marquee Letters are geared for the more mature crafter but is still easy to create! We shared Carrie from My Recipe Confession's scrumptious Marble Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe that looks diiiiivine: Also up this week was Life Created's tasty Homemade Palmiers Cookies. YUM!  Okay okay we need to take a breather … continue reading

Palmiers recipe

Palmiers recipe from scratch | lollyjane.com

Stephanie from Life Created is here today sharing this yummy Palmier recipe.  They are beautiful cookies are perfect for holiday gifts, tea time, or brunch with your friends. This is a simple, delicious pastry cookie you can make at home with little mess and effort. For variation, you can add spices to make them fit your taste. Ingredients: 1 box Puff Pastry (found in the frozen desserts isle at your grocery store) 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 tbs butter melted  Let your puff pastry thaw at room temperature for about 20 minutes, until you can unroll it without it cracking. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle on top of the puff pastry sheets. Using … continue reading

styrofoam spiders craft

Adorable and easy styrofoam spiders...fun Halloween craft for the kids!

We're happy to partner with non-profit Champion for Kids + Fiskars to encourage you to help kids across the country thrive creatively… starting in your own communities.  We are thrilled to support this effort by donating to our local charter school where my kids attend.  You see, to raise awareness, Champion for Kids wants to bring to attention the need for creative tools and crafting supplies so they've partnered with Fiskars (you may know their scissors with the bright orange handles).  So we've put together an easy craft idea for a kindergarten classroom at our local charter school.  We're sharing this cute styrofoam spiders craft tutorial with you today and … continue reading

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe | Soooo good and full of flavor! Perfect fall or Thanksgiving dessert!

This Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake is so smooth and creamy. The flavor is out of this world!  Baked cheesecake is a dessert that requires some planning. It needs to have plenty of time to bake  and cool down. I would recommend baking it the day before you plan to eat it. ! It might take a little patience during the baking process, but I promise you, it is well worth all your effort! Here are a few tips and tricks for baking a cheesecake. When adding the eggs into the cheesecake batter, turn your mixer on low and gently mix the eggs in.  You don't want to incorporate a lot of air while mixing or the cheesecake will crack while baking. For a smooth satiny cheesecake, the … continue reading

Get Fit giveaway

Get Fit Giveaway!! | 2 Fit Bit bands + w $100 Zappos gift cards!!

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy cooler weather, get moving outdoors and burn calories to keep those holiday treats from weighing you down. Working out is always much more fun with a friend, so we're giving away a FitBit Flex Wireless Wristband and a $100 Zappos.com Gift Card for both YOU and a friend!    Get fit together with these awesome prizes worth $420!!!    Make sure to share this giveaway with a friend or tag them on our social media posts (Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook). If you and your friend BOTH enter, you each have DOUBLE the chance of winning. Now that's a WIN WIN!   Or, if you want to keep both prizes, that's up to you… these … continue reading

diy halloween marquee sign

DIY | EEK marquee Halloween sign, so cute!

Earlier this week we showed our easy Halloween porch decor.  We basically decided against everything DIY and instead opted for some adorable pre-packaged goodness.  And if you know us, that doesn't happen often!  We have our share of banners and decor but buying a cute set was totally worth our time.  And since you DO know us, you know we had to throw in one good DIY...our DIY Halloween marquee sign, isn't she adorable??  We call her a she because she is purple and my 5 year old daughter is obsessed with purple...in fact her soccer team is the purple people eaters so this can be our purple people eater sign (;  Where were we??....oh yes, the tutorial. … continue reading

Creative Collection group link party

Lovely green bed frame!

Long live fall break! We have been playing hard this week with our littles while they're off from school but still managed to squeeze a few DIY's in! Easy Halloween Porch Decor DIY Washi Tape Feathers Hand Painted Arrow Sign Be sure to click on our Monster Bagel Sandwich recipe for a chance to win a $25 from the fab folks at Eggland's Best!  Click here for an awesome list of seriously fab pinners who know their stuff! Now let's see what YOU'VE been up to! Rustic Fall Porch  |City Farmhouse Ampersand Pumpkin  |  Rain on a Tin Roof Roadside Re-do  |The Heathered Nest Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Cupcakes  |3 Boys … continue reading

wood spindle pumpkins

Wood Spindle Pumpkins, easy and fun craft! | lollyjane.com

It’s the 10th of the month and if you've been following along for awhile, you'll know that every tenth we share a fun theme'd project/recipe with 9 other bloggers.  This month's theme is PUMPKINS!!  We've got ten amazing pumpkin recipes and crafts for your viewing pleasure.  After you check out our cute wood spindle pumpkins, be sure to check out what everyone else is sharing as well! Loving all these fun pumpkin ideas, I know we're motivated to whip up some treats and bust out the paints now! 1. Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins - Two Twenty One 2. Pumpkin Favor Bags – Eighteen 25 3. Printable Fall Tags & Pumpkin Cookies - Thirty Handmade Days 4. Dinner In … continue reading

Meet these Mormons

I'm a Mormon: I know it, I live it, I love it.

We've shared about our faith many times before.  We want you to know the blogger behind the blog.  We are Kristi & Kelli and we belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints aka "The Mormons". (Read about our name here.) We are excited to team up with over 65+ bloggers... to extend an invitation to see a film. A film entitled "Meet The Mormons". This film is not meant to be an "in your face" / you must join our church film. It is simply designed and produced to uplift and inspire you through six stories of those of our faith who have followed promptings to follow Christ more fully in their lives. We hope you take the opportunity to enjoy this film. We hope … continue reading

Easy Halloween porch decor

Easy Halloween porch decor | lollyjane.com

We're enjoying our kid's fall break vacation and crossing off bucket list items.  We've gone to open gym, the movies, the pumpkin patch and now putting out Halloween decor, the kids' request.  We've partnered with Command Outdoor Products to fulfill the kiddos' wish.  And since we were short on time due to many cousin playdates, we took a short cut and bought some of this decor.  All DIY-friendly but sometimes packaged goods are handy.  The EEK letters are one of our fav Halloween crafts to date and we've taken it up a notch to add it to this striped wood sign...tutorial coming later this weekend.  Loving our easy Halloween porch decor, we … continue reading

diy washi tape feathers

DIY | washi tape feathers, so cute + easy to make!

We love washi tape and quick crafts.  When we made this fun hand painted arrow sign, we wanted to attach feathers somehow to give it a more mixed media feel.  We wracked our brains and thought of yarn garland hangers with a leather feather, hand drawn paper feathers, scrapbook paper feathers, etc.  We just bought some new washi tape this weekend so we thought they'd be cute to incorporate.  So I did a quick google search and sure enough...someone already thought of it!!  Drat!! Hers are really cute but are solid tape so we mixed ours up with patterns...because if you are a loyal reader, you KNOW we loooooove us some color + pattern mixing! For supplies, … continue reading