Rockin’ Moroccan stenciled bedroom

Pretty gray/white/mint bedroom makeover |

We busted our rears to finish this Moroccan stencil bedroom makeover in just 5 days the first week of June...and then didn't post the pics for three months. Oops.  I guess we needed to wait until real life slowed down and we got into the groove of our kids getting back into their school schedules.  This was a CRAZY project.  We are really active in our church and know how vital it is for youth these days to be uplifted.  Our church sends the 12-18 year old girls to Girls Camp every summer for a few days.  Lots of laughter and bonding and spiritual growth.  They need to raise $50/girl to help with cost so our church does a fundraiser. We offered a room … continue reading

peach tart recipe

Peach Tart

Hi guys,it's Aimee from Like Mother Like Daughter here. A couple years ago we planted a peach tree in our yard. For some reason our house is like the only house in the neighborhood that didn't already have any fruit trees. Our area used to be called "Orchard" and still has many orchards today. So our peach tree is still pretty small, but we get a decent amount of peaches from it so I've wanted to try a few different peach desserts. Along came this delicious peach tart: I've had puff pastry in my freezer for a few months, not sure what to do with it yet, and once I was thinking of what to make I knew the puff pastry and the fresh peaches would be the perfect … continue reading

Man Cave Source List

Industrial man cave home office. Love the modern ceiling fan and that desk! Awesome space!

We've been getting emails about sources for our latest room reveal, the man cave.  We are so very grateful for Del Mar Fans for sponsoring the fan and getting the ball rolling on this room.  And we couldn't have set the tone (literally) without Valspar Reserve.  We're happy to say that the room has stayed tidy and has inspired hubby to get organized and keep it clean.  Success! T E X T I L E S When designing a room, it's good to start with a fabric swatch or a pattern and design around that.  We started with the fan which is a cool chrome and added textiles from there.   Curtains: We knew Target's black and white plus sign sheets (sorry, … continue reading

HomeGoods happy office makeover + Giveaway!

After the HomeGoods office makeover!

Happy Sunday!  We usually don't post on Sundays but thought this was a good enough cause. HomeGoods challenged us to share happiness to someone as part of their ‘Happiness Happens’ campaign.  We love decorating. And sharing happy.  And HomeGoods.  Challenge accepted! I received a $250 gift card and chose to spruce up my husband's work office.  You see, my hubby is a police sergeant and recently was promoted to his own unit.  I can't say too much for safety sake but let's just say it's his dream job and I am SO proud of him.  He worked his tail off for this position so I was thrilled to be able to help him cozy up the place he will be spending 60+ … continue reading

15+ fall ideas and recipes

15+ cute fall ideas and recipes |

Do you know how much we love the ideas of fall?  The smell in the air of fresh leaves, pumpkins and apples, carnivals and parades.  In's still 109* so we are JEALOUS of you all who are cooling off and enjoying sweaters at night and crisp air.  I know you'll be jealous of us mid-winter when you're sick of the snow and we're walking around in tee's but still, the idea of fall is so appealing that we had to round up 15+ fall ideas and recipes.  Happy fall, y'all! Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes |This Silly Girl's Life Fall Subway Printable |Bombshell Bling Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins |Natural Chow DIY Pumpkin Mason Jars |The 36th Avenue Fresh … continue reading

creative collection group link party

Biscoff Crunch Ice Cream Cake recipe at

Hi friends! It's Friiiiiiday... plus a 3-day weekend! Whoo hoo! Here's a peek at what we've been up to since the last party: Man cave/Home office makeover DIY Mannequin Head Jewelry Organizer 50+ of the best and yummiest pumpkin bread recipes: Strawberry Cucumber Salad from Stephanie @ Life Created: Phew! I think we'll take the weekend off now. ;) In the meantime, we are so glad you've joined us again for The Creative Collection Link Party, let's check out the teams favorite projects this week. Biscoff Crunch Ice Cream Cake | Tidy Mom   7 Drawer Dresser Built from Pallets | Her Tool … continue reading

the best pumpkin bread recipes | roundup

The BEST of all those pumpkin bread recipes! Over 50+ YUMMY recipes! |via

Fall is among us and what is more fall-ish than freshly baked pumpkin bread? From chocolate chip to glazed to a maple or crumb topping, we've rounded up 50 of the best and most delicious pumpkin breads to get you into the fall spirit. Enjoy! Cranberry Pumpkin Bread |Positively Splendid Pumpkin Bread |Alexandra Cooks   Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bread |Lolly Jane Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter Glaze |Honey + Jam Best Ever Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread |Sarah Jane Studios Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Pepita Struesel |Bakingdom Orange Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting |Mountain Mama Cooks Maple Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Bread |Hot … continue reading

strawberry cucumber salad

Delicious strawberry cucumber summer salad

Welcome back Stephanie from Life Created! She is sharing a great end-of-summer strawberry cucumber salad (or appetizer) and we're thrilled to have her back!  If you have 10 minutes, you can make this yummy salad of strawberries and cucumber as a side dish or snack. Kids will love the sweet taste, and adults will love the ease of mixing just 4 ingredients.  You can serve this salad with pita chips, crackers or even fold into lettuce leaves for some tasty lettuce wraps. This salad is tasty, so be sure to make a little … continue reading

mannequin head jewerly organization

Pretty mannequin head jewelry organization |

What do you make when you've been challenged to use a pretty foam head in the non-holiday months?  A ghost, too easy.  A clown, too Halloween.  Well, you know our love of deer heads and decopauge so we created a pretty foam mannequin head jewelry organization.  A little on the outside-of-the-box idea but my tween LOVES it in her room!  She uses it for head band storage and her favorite necklaces.  And the best part?  That same tween was the one who decoupaged the whole head for us all on her own, without us even knowing.  AWESOME.  Gotta love a kid who's picked up her mama's crafty bug (; Supplies Needed: wood plaque (7" x 9" … continue reading

Man cave makeover

Industrial man cave home office. Love the modern ceiling fan and that desk! Awesome space!

If you give a blogger a ceiling fan... she will hang it, right? Hmm, kind of. Said blogger will decide that the space-that-must-not-be-named (aka: that one room every family has in their house that the door stays shut at all times...remember ours?) will need a makeover to match said ceiling fan because it's all modern and chrome-y looking and posh... and the space it needs to go in, is not. Like, not even a little bit. Said room is actually a porch-turned-laundry-room-turned-office and still had 2 exits, an nonworking sink, a frosted window that lead to the master shower (what?!) and was complete with a porch light. Yep, a porch light (without the cover, even!) Take a look! … continue reading

creative collection group link

Pretty geometric headboard!

Happy weekend!! Welcome to the creative collection group link party!!  Where you share what you've been working on on one blog and it's seen on 7!  Whoop!!  This week on Lolly Jane, we shared some fun things!  Kristi made the cutest monster shaker eggs with her little boys, aren't those adorable?? Cute Rhonda from Just Rhonda made this tasty Butterscotch Almond Poke Cake, mmm... Since Kell's kids back in school at a charter, we shared some cute ideas on how to make school uniforms CUTE!   Here are you features!  So cute! Coral Geometric Headboard | The Weathered Door Gold Duct Tape Necklace | Delineate Your … continue reading

how to make school uniforms cute

How to make school uniforms cute! #oshkoshfirstday

My kids attend a charter school and wear school uniforms. I don't know WHO is in charge of the color pallet but they're only allowed to wear khaki, red, navy or denim bottoms. Hello Americana! I am all for sporting red, white and blue... just not year round! lol Enter Osh Kosh, who carries all of the must-have trends and styles for Back-to-School clothing with an outstanding value on quality products! Casual to dress, head to toe and yes, even school uniforms! Osh Kosh carries polos and shorts with built fashion collections built around the them! Because they carry the latest in accessories, belts, headbands, bows, shoes, leggings, sunglasses and more, it was easy to find … continue reading

butterscotch almond poke cake

Pumpkin Pound Cake | via

We're happy to welcome Rhonda from Just Rhonda back to introduce you to her Butterscotch Almond Poke Cake. YUM!  I like dessert and I seem to make it a lot. My kids often ask what's for dessert when we are still figuring out supper, lol. I like to think it's kind of a sweet way to enjoy childhood! I came up with this dessert after finding a yummy looking ice cream topping in the grocery store. If you don't have a jar of the butterscotch ice cream topping, you could always make it from scratch. You could even substitute a cake mix for the cake, but I think it tastes yummiest with this perfect crumb cake from my grandma. ;)    Have fun in the … continue reading

Monster shaker eggs

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

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

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 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

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! |

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

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