Monster shaker eggs

DIY Monster Shaker Eggs. Just fill with beans or rice and decorate, perfect for toddler play! via lollyjane.com

Love that school is back is sesh and only have 1 little one at home now during the day. This is a fun kid/toddler craft that I whipped up in no time yet entertained my little guy for a bit. We simply spruced up some old Easter eggs with items in our craft stash, filled them with beans and rice and viola! Monster shaker eggs were made!   For this easy peasy DIY you'll need plastic Easter eggs, a handful of pinto beans, rice, a few googly eyes, some poms, pipe cleaner, crepe paper streamer and a little bit of this or that, (whatever is in YOUR craft stash.) First things firsts, fill those eggs then seal them tight! Once the glue is set, glue the googly eyes on … continue reading

Creative collection group link party #13

pretty mint desk

Hey y'all!  Welcome to the Creative Collection group link party!   (We can say y'all because we're in Kentucky this weekend, lol!) While we're hanging with one of our most favorite brands in the world (Hi DecoArt!) take a peek at what we've been working on: Ruler vase 50+ Zucchini bread recipes Cherry vanilla green smoothie Easy jar storage for bathroom Spaghetti squash from Carrie at MyRecipeConfessions.com Once again we are totally IMPRESSED with all your fabulous projects and recipes linked up at last weeks Creative Collection Link Party! Thanks so much for linking up with us each week. Jen // Craft-o-maniac: Facebook || Twitter || … continue reading

Cherry vanilla green smoothie

YUMMY Cherry Vanilla Green Smoothie! via lollyjane.com

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. School is back in session and our mornings are simply BUSY... from gathering up my little hens, making sure they've completed their homework, packed in their backpacks, locating said backpacks THEN trying to feed them before the scramble to load up in the car to drop them off can be well, kind of nuts, actualy!  LOL. Squeezing in quick breakfast meals that are also nutritious AND taste good is a must around here so when there's no time to make our sausage, egg & hash brown breakfast cups, I raid my … continue reading

Spaghetti squash with creamy pesto sauce

YUMMY spaghetti squash with creamy pesto sauce! | lollyjane.com

While Carrie is vacationing in Yellowstone, we'll be making her yummy spaghetti squash with creamy pesto sauce.. and, it's gluten free! (Enjoy your vaca, Carrie!) Be sure to keep up with her at My Recipe Confessions! My sister called me and asked me if I had any recipes for spaghetti squash that didn't require a red sauce. At the time I didn't... but, I never back down from a food challenge!  I told her to give me some time and I would come up with one for her. This, my friends, is the recipe I came up with! Don't let the gluten-free label scare you... this sauce is so tasty that you would never know it was gluten free! ;) Until next … continue reading

Masculine home office ideas

Masculine home office space

Have you seen that episode of FRIENDS where organized/clean freak Monica tries to hide the locked hall closet from Chandler and when he finally pries it open there is a hot mess of clutter and slight hoarding revealed? Well friends (see what I did there? Haha!) just like our favorite Gellar sibling, it turns out that Kelli, too, has a secret closet in the form of a "man cave", (aka: her hubby's home office. Let's just blame this all on him, shall we? LOL) With the help of our friends at Del Mar Fans, we are seriously excited to tackle that space and turn it into a masculine home office come true! The whole room will be focused around the most gorgeous … continue reading

DIY ruler vase

Make a quick ruler vase for that special teacher in your life | full DIY on LollyJane.com

Happy hop day!  We took a month off during the summer from our 10 bloggers hop and missed it so much!  Lots of inspiration in one place, can't beat that! This month's theme is RULERS, very fitting since school is back in sesh here in hot AZ!  We whipped up this DIY ruler vase and when I say whipped up, I literally mean it took less than five minutes.  No joke.  All you need are rulers and hot glue. Can't beat that!!   Our quick tutorial is just below our fabulous friend's ruler ideas.  Be sure to check them all out, lots of inspiring ideas that RULE! (; We're so funny... 1. Classroom Sign & Printable |Capturing Joy with … continue reading

the best zucchini bread recipes |roundup

The BEST of all those zucchini bread recipes! Over 50+ YUMMY recipes!

Zucchini is in full season right now, so happy our sister in law across the street hooks us up regularly.  Thanks, Trace!  We love to boil them with butter, salt and pepper for an easy side dish on a weekly basis.  But we love sweets, a lot.  We wanted to make some zucchini bread and it turns out there are literally hundreds recipes floating around.  So we've gathered basic zucchini bread to glazed to coconut to carrot and beyond!  We finally had to stop when we collected over 50...that's basically a year of zucchini bread recipes if you bake weekly like we do, lol!!  We're excited to try the frosted ones first then move onto chocolate (; Zucchini … continue reading

pretty bathroom storage

Bathroom accessories- who knew mouth wash could be so chic?

This post brought to you by Listerine. All opinions are 100% mine. If you're anything like us, you prefer to camouflage your necessities into your every day decor.  Case in point: our mason jar storage in Kelli's craft room.  We NEED hot glue sticks and washi tape and paperclips and buttons but we don't necessarily want them sitting out in the open.  So we tidied them up by organizing them into jars and spaced them on a shelf.  Pretty AND functional.  So when we were shopping at Target, we spied this pretty mouthwash bottle and knew it'd blend naturally into our bathroom decor.  Take a look!  Notice how the stylish chevron label on Listerine's bottle … continue reading

Creative collection group link party

MINI-CRATE-WITH-CATALOG-PULL

Happy weekend, y'all! School is back in session here in AZ and we are excited to have some actual free time and get our DIY on so stay tuned for some seriously fab tutorials, coming soon! In the meantime take a peek at what we were up to since the last party! Tips on how to paint concrete flooring: Embroidery hoop tic-tac-toe: Now let's take a looksie at what YOU were up to at the last Creative Collection get together! Jen // Craft-o-maniac: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || Google+ Mallory & Savannah // Classy Clutter: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram ||Google+ Kristi & Kelli // Lolly Jane: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram … continue reading

tips on how to paint concrete flooring

Yellow/White striped concrete floors, so pretty! | Come check out some great tips on lollyjane.com

So y'all remember when we were invited to share our craft room in a magazine? Of course that crazy herringbone bookcase caught their attention.  Well Kristi got a little ambitious and told them we'd have new flooring before their photographer came by to snap some pics.  Uhm, hello... what??  We knew wood floors were out of our budget soooooo, we ripped up the carpet and painted the concrete. It was definitely labor intensive and we finished the night before the photo shoot but we got it done and it looks great!  We're here to share some thing we learned along the way, if you ever feel like painting concrete floors, ha!  And if you follow us on Insta, you'll … continue reading

embroidery hoop tic-tac-toe

Make an easy Tic-Tac-Toe game from an embroidery hoops + buttons. Fun! via lollyjane.comMake an easy Tic-Tac-Toe game from an embroidery hoops + buttons. Fun! via lollyjane.com

We are savoring the last of our summer vacation but are still creating boredom busters with our littles. We had a few embroidery hoops left over from our church youth girls camp last week and decided to stitch it up and create an embroidery hoop Tic-Tac-Toe game for them to help pass the time between playing with cousins and swimming. We snagged some white buttons for one player and colored buttons for the other, easy peasy! Inspired to create this tic-tac-toe board from Martha Stewart's portable game board for the beach, we put our own spin on it by stitching it rather than using fabric ink. We love hers because it's not only upcycled from a placemat, but it's … continue reading

Creative collection group link party

Reclaimed Wood Art Piece

Haaaaaappy Friday! We've had a busy blog week so we're taking the weekend off for some family camping time but wanted to share what we've been up to! DIY Cabinet to Rolling Garden Cart: Simple Pinwheel Bunting: 20+ DIY Home Decor Ideas (inspiration pulled from our last party!): Plus, we shared our talented contrib's tasty recipes! Raspberry Whipped Cream by the lovely Steph of Life Created: How to make indoor s'mores from cute Aimee of Like Mother Like Daughter: Jen // Craft-o-maniac: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || Google+ Mallory & Savannah // Classy … continue reading

How to make indoor s’mores

How to make indoor s'mores. No campfire needed, awesome! YUM! // lmld.org

Delicious s'mores recipes are in full season around the country and we are happy to welcome Aimee back to share her own sans a campfire. A year-round s'mored recipe? Sign us up! ;) Hello again, Lolly Jane readers. It's Aimee from Like Mother Like Daughter and I have an awesome treat to share with you today! I love building up a hot roaring fire and roasting marshmallows over it, but sometimes there are different reasons why we don't want to have a fire. Sometimes even in the evenings its too hot. Sometimes we don't have the time, or don't want to deal with the hassle. Whatever it is, we should still be able to enjoy s'mores all the time. Am I right? Well I decided to test it … continue reading

simple pinwheel bunting

Quick + simple pinwheel bunting. | lollyjane.com

We busted out a simple pinwheel bunting with few items on hand.  In fact, we only had to purchase the pinwheels since we had everything else.  It's been a fun little way to greet guests at the door. Not only was this SUPER simple and quick to make, but it was cheap and you know we are all about inexpensive, knock-off decor! (; You will need just a handful of items to create this. Besides these cute mini pinwheels (Party City- $4 for 50 count) you'll need scrap bakers twine, mini clothespins and card stock, most of which you probably already have on hand. Love that! We simple removed the sticks from the pinwheels, cut banner shapes (freehand) from card … continue reading

raspberry whipped cream

Make this easy raspberry whipped cream with fresh berries, yum!

We're happy to have Stephanie from Life Created back today, she's sharing an easy way to make raspberry whipped cream, it's right under your nose! With 3 simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of real pink whipped cream for a girly party or meal!  YUM! Ingredients needed:  6 oz. Fresh raspberries 1/4 cup water Whipping cream (small carton) 2 tbs. Sugar Steps: 1. Wash your raspberries and put them in a small pot on medium heat with the water and sugar. 2. With a fork, mash up the raspberries and stir, creating a syrup 3. Once lightly boiling, let simmer for 2-3 minutes and remove from heat. 4. Starin over a bowl and discard seeds. 5. Let your … continue reading

20+ DIY Home Decor ideas

20+ DIY home decor ideas

We love the weekends!  It's a great time to bust out the tools and cross a project or two off our list.  Here are 20+ DIY Home Decor ideas that will keep you busy for an afternoon.  Lots more ideas at our Creative Collection group link party that's going on now, come show us what you've already accomplished last week! DIY Wool Dryer Balls |The Real Coake Accordian Paper Garland |Craftiments Painted Porch Stripes |Creatively Cuisine Wood Slice |Frenchie    DIY Restoration Hardware Farmhouse Table knockoff |Setting for Four Stenciled Accent Wall |Place of my Taste Canvas Scroll Wall Art |Love Grows … continue reading

DIY rolling garden cart

Pretty painted DIY rolling garden cart | via lollyjane.com

Hello green thumbs!  If you're a big gardening fan, this tutorial is for you!  We're black thumbs but still appreciate a pretty piece of furniture, even if it's intended for the outdoors!  Kelli's had this cabinet since her family began over twelve years ago.  Our cute mom bought it for her and her new groom shortly after they married since their first apartment was tight on space.  Before painting furniture was trendy in 2008, she painted it green with acrylic paint one night when said groom was working late.  Yes, acrylic paint from a little bottle, lol!  She's kept it for the nostalgia and was happy to give it yet another face lift.  It'll probably … continue reading

Creative collection group link party

Gorgeous rustic ampersand. Fab tutorial!

Happy Friday! We are sooo ready for the WEEKEND! We both attended our church youth girls camp this week and being in charge of the craft cabin, teaching 6 classes in 3 days with over 200 girls really wore us out, (but we enjoyed each creative second! lol) Speaking of creative, thank you for coming back to party with us, whoo hoo! We shared over 50 back-to-school ideas and actually pulled a lot of our inspiration from YOU at the last link get-together! We also shared a yummy breakfast/brunch recipe, our sausage & egg hash browns cups... ...and introduced you to a refreshing fruity summer slush from the talented Rhonda of Just Rhonda. YUM! And we've teamed up … continue reading

Sausage & egg hash brown cups

Sausage & Egg Hash Brown Cups. Perfect for breakfast or brunch! | lollyjane.com

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. As a mom to 4 school age kids, I have to squeeze in quick breakfast meals that are also nutritious AND taste good, (or else they won't get eaten!) Thank heavens for my freezer where I can snag packaged fresh, quality ingredients and pair it with what's in the refrigerator and have just that within minutes, not hours. Our Sausage and Egg Hash Brown Cups were ready within 30 minutes from start to finish and have become a popular item at Sunday brunch and make the perfect shower finger food! We big fans of … continue reading

fruity summer slush

Yummy fruity summer slush recipe...so easy and super refreshing!

Happy to have Rhonda back today sharing a yummy fruity slush recipe...which we really appreciate in our triple temps here in AZ!  Take it away, girl!  (:   For three years my husband and I have been in a group we call Our Dinner Club. We meet together once a month and enjoy food. We have different themes each month and we all love it! The host always gets to pick the theme and for the last one our friends the Edwards' picked Iron Chef as the theme. They had little baggies with slips of papers. One the papers were different ingredients and the course. We ended up picking drink with kiwi and grenadine. So I decided the make something cold and fruity for the summer. It is … continue reading