Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #134

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Welcome to this week’s Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  Amy from A Blossoming Life, Katie from The Casual Craftlete and Kristi from Making It In The Mountains and I are all excited to see your latest DIY projects, recipes and crafts! This Week At Carrie This Home: The hubby and I did a Quick and Easy Play House Makeover and boy did it make a HUGE difference!   Do your kids have a gazillion stuffed animals?  If so, you've got to see this 10 Minute DIY Stuffed Animal Holder!  It's easy to make and doesn't cost much! Lovely Features From Last Week: Herringbone Antique Cabinet from Refresh Living Amazing Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from ... read more

10 Minute DIY Stuffed Animal Holder

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InsideOutEmotions #CollectiveBias #cbias My kids LOVE their new Inside Out plush characters and want to take them everywhere.  When I say everywhere, I mean EVERYWHERE.   On the couch, in bed, in the car, to Grandma's house and even to the bathroom. Yuck.  Let's figure out a way to keep these plush characters off the bathroom floor and clean for play, shall we? Thankfully I have a 10 minute solution and you probably have some of the supplies on hand already.  It's a really fun and frugal craft project perfect to do with the kids!   Even if you ... read more

Little Tikes House Makeover

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One day I had an idea that made me jump up and down and squeal with excitement.  If I'm jumping up and down squealing, you know it's a good idea! True story.  It all started with a cute little playhouse that needed a little love... My super sweet neighbors had a Little Tikes Play House that their kids had outgrown.  Knowing my kids would love it, they offered to give it to us.  I have the best neighbors ever! We were grateful to our generous neighbors but there were a couple problems. The color was a little faded Each time we had to mow the lawn, we'd have to move the house of of the way (which is super annoying) If the house stayed in the same spot for ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #133

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Happy Father's Day everyone!  I can't believe that snuck up on me so fast.  How can it be the end of June already!? Welcome to this week’s party!  Amy from A Blossoming Life, Katie from The Casual Craftlete and Kristi from Making It In The Mountains and I are all excited to see your latest DIY projects, recipes and crafts!   Features from Last Week: Strawberry Pretzel Dessert from The Evolution of Mom 10+ Cool Summer Popsicles from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs DIY Window Trim The Easy Way from Bless'er House Party Information and Rules: Follow Carrie This Home in some way–by email, Facebook, Pinterest, ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #132

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Happy Sunday friends!  Last week I took a break from hosting the party.  Sometimes it's better to take a break and enjoy time with my family. I have a really good excuse--my family was on vacation to Florida and we went to Disney! My daughter got to meet a whole bunch of characters including Elsa & Anna!  You can see the vacation photos here in my Our Florida & Disney Vacation post. This Week At Carrie This Home: I made this DIY Canvas Nursery Artwork for my friend's nursery and really loved how it turned out.  Making a canvas artwork is not as difficult (or costly) as you might think! Time For The Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! Welcome to this ... read more

5 Ingredient Lemon White Chocolate Cookies

Perfect combination of tangy and sweet! These 5 Ingredient lemon and white chocolate cookies are so easy to make!

I love finding minimal ingredient recipes because they're so easy and frugal!  Just because you're trying to save money in the kitchen doesn't mean you have to skimp on good taste. These lemon and white chocolate cookies are a shining example of the minimal ingredient concept.  Just 5 ingredients create a dessert that tastes simply wonderful.  The tangy lemon is smoothed out by the creamy white chocolate to create the perfect slightly tart and sweet taste combination! Head over to SarahTitus.com to get the mouth-watering 5 Ingredient Lemon White Chocolate Cookie recipe! ... read more

Our Florida & Disney Vacation

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My family just got back from a great vacation to Florida and Disney.  With my in-laws. Yes I vacation with my in-laws. That may sound crazy but I'd be crazy not to vacation with them.  They've always treated me like one of their own & they're a blast to be around. First, let me get to one of the best parts about our trip.  My daughter got to meet Anna and Elsa!! {We discovered some great tips to help keep you from waiting in line all day to see Elsa and Anna (or your favorite Disney attraction)--I'll be posting about that real soon.  Click here to subscribe so you don't miss the good tips!} The first day we relaxed and then went walking through ... read more

DIY Canvas Nursery Artwork

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My next door neighbor just had a precious baby girl.  One day I went to her house to meet the newest addition to our neighborhood and soak in some awesome baby snuggles. Baby snuggles are the best, right? As I excitedly took a tour of her new nursery, she mentioned how much she liked the baby announcements I made for my kids (which look like this) Then she asked if I could make her some artwork for her new baby girl's nursery!  I get so excited when I can create things for people I love.  Giving a gift that is useful and sweet is so fun! As I was making the nursery artwork, I wrote up a step-by-step tutorial so you can do it too!  It's a pretty easy ... read more

Easy Summer DIY Projects {Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #130}

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Summer is officially here!  School is out and we're gearing up for a fun summer of traveling, spending time together as a family and of course a couple of DIY projects! With that in mind, today I'm bringing you some easy DIY projects for the summer {all brought to you by my wonderful Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop friends!}  Each of these projects will spruce up your home in no time.  Easy Summer DIY Projects Summer Front Porch Decor from Clean and Scentsible DIY Stair Runner by Karen's Up On The Hill Black and White Home Office from Lipgloss and Crayons Craft Room Closet Makeover from Love My DIY Home Rustic DIY Footstool from Anderson + Grant How To Remove ... read more

17 Almost Painless Money Saving Ideas

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My husband and I have two kids, two cats, three cars, a mortgage, all being paid by one income!  Through the years we've learned that some of the biggest ways to save money is by changing lots of little things that add up to big savings. Including one step that saved us over $100,000! Today I'm honored to be guest posting at SarahTitus.com sharing 17 Almost Painless Money Saving Ideas. I hope to see you there! This post shared at: Link Party Palooza. ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #129

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Welcome to this week’s Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  Amy from A Blossoming Life, Katie from The Casual Craftlete and Kristi from Making It In The Mountains and I are all excited to see your latest DIY projects, recipes and crafts! This Week At Carrie This Home: My 5 Ingredient Sweet + Savory BBQ Pork is super easy to make and can feed a crowd on a budget! Awesome Features From Last Week: I love this inspirational printable from Clementine Creative! This Graduation Marquee Sign will be the perfect gift for your graduate! Adding A Twist To Shelving With Fabric from The Organized Life Party Information and Rules: Follow Carrie This Home in some ... read more

5 Ingredient Sweet + Savory BBQ Pork

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareAtSchnucks #CollectiveBias This BBQ Pork is perfect to share with family and friends.  It's easy to make and two secret steps make it moist and tender!   There are tons of important milestones I celebrate with family and friends this time of year.  We celebrate Mother's Day, graduations, birthdays, my anniversary and more all in one month.   With all those important events happening seemingly at once, life gets crazy busy this time of year.  At times I feel like I can't keep my head above water! Just because I'm busy doesn't mean I ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #128

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Welcome to this week’s Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  Amy from A Blossoming Life, Katie from The Casual Craftlete and Kristi from Making It In The Mountains and I are all excited to see your latest DIY projects, recipes and crafts! This week at Carrie This Home: You'll really have to try this small batch Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough.  Seriously--it's a great snack to eat while blog hopping! I also shared some ideas to help make Family Game Night happen more often. Awesome featured posts from last week: There was one post from last week's hop that really got my attention.  The lovely Patti from Oh Mrs. Tucker! is currently battling ... read more

Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

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Sometimes this momma needs something sweet! Have you ever had one of those days where nothing goes your way? When my day isn't going as planned, sometimes just sitting back and enjoying something sweet can be just enough to help me get in a better mood for the rest of the day {hence why I came up with Edible Cookie Dough for One and Edible Sugar Cookie Dough recipes}. One day I was super tired after not getting much sleep the night before.  Both of my kids woke up several times in the night, which means I didn't get much sleep either.  I decided to try and take a nap during my son's naptime.  Unfortunately, he decided to boycott his nap {which is happening a ... read more

Make It Happen: Family Game Night

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and TONY’S® Pizza, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BigPizzeriaTaste http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Making fun family memories is something I'm putting high on my priority list these days. I want my children to remember their childhood as a fun time. When my kids are all grown up, I hope they have a lot of fun memories to look back on.  As a busy mom, there's always a to-do list that's a million miles long.  I struggle with putting that list aside and just enjoying my family.  I don't want to look back on these days and wish I would have spent more time with ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #127

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Happy Mother's Day and welcome to this week’s Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  Amy from A Blossoming Life, Katie from The Casual Craftlete and Kristi from Making It In The Mountains and I are all excited to see your latest DIY projects, recipes and crafts!   Awesome featured posts from last week: Dollar Store DIY(and free printable) from The Evolution of Mom Decorating with Blue from Two Plus Cute Blue Cheese & Bacon Sweet Potato Fries from A Savory Feast How To Paint Your Kitchen Aid Mixer from Dwell Beautiful Party Information and Rules: Follow Carrie This Home in some way–by email, Facebook, Pinterest, ... read more