The best color teal ever!

Love this color "Teal Zeal" by Glidden. Gorg!

We love paint. Like, love it to the point where we inevitably end up in the paint department at Walmart or Home Depot on any given trip just looking at swatches with a little bubble emoji above our heads, thinking about what we can paint or REpaint next. True story.  Every time I walk past the foyer in my entryway I think of this cute black bench that was gifted to me as a wedding gift almost 13 years ago. As you can see, it's black and has a nice retail store lacquer finish on it. With 4 kids, it has actually held up well.... but, it's black. I don't think I even own a black piece of clothing, to be honest because black is just not me. So, I decided to take on my next … continue reading

Thanksgiving printable

(FREE) Pretty Printable Perfect For Thanksgiving! |Via Paperelli

We are excited to welcome the queen of digital creations Courtney, owner + designer of Paperelli™, here today to share one of her beautiful prints for you to download and display this fall season. Hello! It’s Courtney from Paperelli and I am so excited to be here on Lolly Jane. November is here and I love it! So many wonderful things happening this time of year. The weather is getting chilly, which means hot cocoa, sweaters, scarfs, holiday music, and my absolute favorite holiday, Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving because it is centered around food and family, two things that are very important to me. ;) This printable is the perfect way to help us remember … continue reading

Favorite Things gift guide | giveaway

Favorite Things Gift Guide: Lots of good ideas for that hard to shop for person!

This is our third year in a row giving away OUR FAVORITE THINGS!!  We're all about home decor this year.  It's always a safe bet to gift home goods since clothes can fit weird, you're never sure of someone's favorite perfume scent, the shoes aren't the color you wanted, etc.  So home accessories are the safe choice...well they are definitely in our favorite things gift guide (; Bonuuuus....there are 29 more creative bloggers participating!  Win one, will all!  Be sure to click through for a chance to win BIG! To enter: Check out the gift collage below. Scroll to the bottom to see the details for OUR favorite things giveaway. Enter to win my … continue reading

Memorable Thanksgiving Ideas

Memorable Thanksgiving Ideas, lots of yummy fall recipes, cute Thanksgiving decor and Thanksgiving entertainment ideas!

10 Thanksgiving Ideas To Make This Year More Memorable   Thanksgiving is upon us, which means hours spent on Pinterest searching for all things turkey and pumpkin! Search no more! We've teamed up with our most creative friends to give you a few unique ideas to make your holiday even more special.     Whether you need ideas for entertaining your littlest guests, struggle with the perfect mantle, table or wall decorations or just need a new recipe for a sweet treat to finish the meal, our friends have you covered! Check out these.... 10 fun ideas for making this holiday one you can truly be thankful for! Including: Entertainment, Decor, AND Recipes! First … continue reading

gold dipped glitter feather tutorial

Easy fall tablescape ideas + DIY gold dipped feather tutorial |www.lollyjane.com

Today is a fun post, packed with an easy gold dipped glitter feather tutorial plus a gorgeous fall tablescapes hop!  We love blog hops because you can move around several amazing blogs to find what best suits your style.  We're all about gold & glitter this fall season but if that's not your thing, hop on over to our pals amazing layouts too! Here are 25+ place settings and fall tablescapes to get you ready for your Thanksgiving guests.  Click each link to visit their site then read on for our gold dipped feather tutorial, so easy and inexpensive. Live Laugh Rowe |My Fabuless Life | Eighteen25 | Homey Oh My | Thistlewood Farms | Persia Lou | A Night … continue reading

Sullivan Mayflower company’s big heart

Be Someone who makes someone else look forward to tomorrow | free print

We've been surrounded by some tragic losses these past few months here in Arizona, our childhood friend Nicole's sweet 7-year old daughter, London, and 2 local law enforcement officers. Amid the grief we have seen our communities wrap their arms around those who are left to mourn and take care of them, both emotionally and financially... and with our best friend, Nicole, even physically. London's short life was taken while the family was preparing for an out-of-state move, days before they were set to leave. Consequently, the move was postponed until her tender services were completed.  This is where Sullivan Mayflower Moving Company stepped in.  Their kind … continue reading

easy fall bunting

An easy fall paper bunting tutorial. A quick home decor idea or cheap gift idea!

Can you believe Halloween is over!?  All that fun we've had since August prepping for it and it's gone gone gone.  We had a great night at our older sissy's house, trick-or-treating then partying block style.  Now that it's a new month, we're ready for fall and Thanksgiving decor!  We made an easy fall paper bunting that we originally shared here, a basic bunting that you can embellish later on (hint: we've already altered it, lol,...tutorial coming soon).  If you're a scrapbook paper hoarder like us, chances are you have everything on hand.  And if you don't have quick access, you can easily make this cute banner for under $5.  Cute home decor or a … continue reading

Creative Collection Group Link Party

Cute mint chippy door makeover! lollyjane.com

What a busy week!! We covered Halloween, fall and Christmas all in 5 days, lol!!  We shared YOUR ideas with two fun roundups, 20+ pink home decor ideas in honor of October being Breast Caner Awareness Month plus 15 easy ways to decorate for fall.  We also showed a quick last minute Halloween burlap bunting then jumped into Christmas with a clever and cute way to display Christmas cards. And speaking of the holidays, we made a darling foam laurel wall decor monogram as an easy gift idea.  PHEW! We also worked on a chippy mint door, just for fun! We're actually teaching the how-to in Kelli's craft room next week! If you're interested in using our amazing chalk … continue reading

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!  We made this easy diy holiday card display to keep ours up year round too!  Read the full how by scrolling … 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