Just A Little Creativity

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Song of David by Amy Harmon- Cover Reveal, Synopsis, and a Giveaway!

I loved The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon, and it's an understatement to say I'm excited about her newest novel set to release on June 15- The Song of David featuring Tag. Although we met Tag in The Law of Moses, this novel is meant to be a stand-alone. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander- A Belle Meade Plantation Novel {Q&A With the Author}

Today is a good day my book loving friends, because it's the release day of To Win Her Favor the newest novel from one of my favorite authors Tamera Alexander!
Romance meets horse racing in 1869 Nashville, Tennessee, and the stakes have never been higher for Maggie Linden and Cullen McGrath. They're very lives and those they love will be turned upside down as Maggie's dreams of racing her champion thoroughbred Bourbon Belle collide with Cullen's secret past, and new dangers and old prejudices arise to threaten everything they both love and hold dear to their hearts.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Yes, it's True- My Kids Brush Their Teeth in the Dark #BrushBattle

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I’m not sure I know of a parent that loves to brush their kids teeth at the beginning and end of each day. I could be wrong, but I personally don’t enjoy the battle that often ensues when it’s time for that part of my day. Anything I can do that will make brushing more enjoyable, well, I’m up for it. I’m not alone either, statistics show that 90% of moms have even admitted to using extreme measures to ensure kids brush their teeth, such as giving ultimatums, bribing with gifts, or taking away TV time. Over the years, I’ve tried all of the above tactics, some more successful than others.

My newest, and by far most unique and fun solution- I let my kids brush their teeth with the lights off in the bathroom. Yep, it’s true.
I know what you’re thinking, that’s just silly.
Hear me out.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Create Memories You Keep for Moms or Grandmas {Plus a Giveaway} #CMYK

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with MyPrintly and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

As a gift to my mom, I wanted to put together a special collection of photos of all her grandkids, but I needed it to be just a little more unique then a regular photo collage. Knowing that time is short, I hopped over to MyPrintly.com for some fun inspiration, and let me tell you, there's tons there to be found!

My brother and sister-in-law and their little girl, live about 450 miles away, so I knew that whatever I designed needed to be something they could be a part of also.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Make Mom's Day! Mother's Day Quote Inspiration and Sign Tutorial

Do you need a last minute Mother's Day gift? Of course you don't, you've been ahead of the game and already have Mom's gift wrapped and ready for the weekend. So, feel free to Pin this project and tag your sibling who you know isn't as ahead of the game as you and needs a gift for mom. 

You already know typography is super trendy right now, add it to a chalk board and you're golden.
These adorable signs could cost a small fortune at a home store, but these can be created for just a few dollars.
The materials you'll need are a base surface (I used blank signs from the Walmart craft department), inspirational quote printables, ModPodge, and scissors or a blade to trim. Or, you could simply stop after you've created your printable and frame it. 

If you're drawing a blank on a sweet inspirational quote for Mom, no worries because I've put together a list of  Mother's Day quotes to inspire you.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Creating a Trendy After Party Reception on a Budget {The Priceless Conference}

Each Spring, our church hosts an amazing ladies conference called Priceless. Every year has it’s own theme, with a different look and feel. It’s a lot of fun, a lot of work, and as our creative team has developed and strengthened, we’ve pulled off some amazing projects.

This year, the theme was “Imagine”. The creative team at our church was given a tight budget to pull off an entire makeover of our space. With our decorating budget we had to makeover our front foyer, hallways, bathrooms, stage, registration tables, and decor for an after party reception.

We chose to work towards a trendy upcycled look, focusing on found objects and light and airy art. With a lot of creative thought, savvy shopping, some great free finds to makeover, we rocked it!

Friday, April 24, 2015

#AvengersUnite In the Super Heroes Assemble App!

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The countdown to May 1, 2015 is on in my house. Why? Because MARVEL's The Avengers: Age of Ultron is out in theaters that day, of course!
This year, there's a really fun and free new app available in the iTunes and Google Play store called Super Heroes Assemble that's interactive with The Avengers displays in the store on Walmart online. Think of it as a type of scavenger hunt. When you see the displays, signage, and even specially marked Avengers packaging from Kellogg's, Hasbro, Dr. Pepper, or MARVEL you scan them on the app to unlock new secret digital content.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Create Your Own Designer Accent Pillows {PLUS a Giveaway}

I just finished one of the most fun projects I've made for my home in a while- designing and decorating custom accent pillows!
One of my favorite companies, Cutting Edge Stencils now has a sister company, Paint-A-Pillow and let me tell you, their products are fantastic. Paint-A-Pillow offers an entire stenciling kit that allows you to create your own designer accent pillows. You literally have control over everything; you pick paint colors, pattern design, even if you want a white or a natural colored pillow.
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