Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Painted Patriotic Crate

Posted by Devin

I love wooden crates. They are so cute and have so many ways you can use them! For this 4th of July I decided to paint some in a patriotic style. These are great to use for hauling your blankets and snacks and lanterns to watch the fireworks, or to put treats and utensils in at your Independence Day party, or as a decoration for your table or front porch... the possibilities are endless! So without further ado, here is the tutorial so you can make your own!

Materials Needed:
Wooden Craft Crate (available at most craft stores)
Red, White, and Blue Paint
Sponge Brushes
Small Paint Brush
Painter's Tape
(Optional: vinyl for the Silhouette Cameo)

Step 1
Paint the crate white on all sides and in all crevices.

Step 2
Tape off the upper left corner on both of the slatted sides and paint blue with the sponge brush. It will probably take a few coats to get it to look solid. Remove the painter's tape.

Step 3
Paint the solid ends of the crate blue. This is optional, but I think it adds a little style and variety to the crate.

Step 4
Place a piece of tape on the blue edge of the top slat and paint the top and third slats red on both sides of the crate. Again, it may need a few coats. Remove the tape once the paint is dry.

Step 5
Hand paint some stars onto the blue slatted squares. I simply made a small, five-pointed asterisk with a small paint brush for each star.

Step 6 (Optional)
Add stenciled or hand-lettered writing to the side of the crate. I used my Cameo Silhouette to create an "America the Beautiful" stencil that you can download here and cut out if you have a Silhouette of your own. 

Once I stenciled the writing, I added a few hand-painted stars around the "A" of America to pretty it up a bit.

And that's it! You've got the cutest little crate-decor around for this 4th of July!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"Land of the Free" 4th of July Printable

Posted by Devin

The 4th of July is my very favorite part of summer time. I am so excited for a long weekend and patriotic festivities with my family this year! If you are planning a party or just want a little extra decor for your home to help celebrate, I have a great little printable for ya. You can stick it in a cute frame or simply tack it up on a board! It's cute no matter where you put it. To get this printable click here or on the image below.
If you are looking for other great 4th of July ideas, here are some past projects we have shown on our blog!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer Dress Trends with eShakti

Posted by Devin & Tara

Summer Is Here

We love eShakti. Have you ever tried them out? They are a great on-line company with the cutest clothing made-to-order based on your measurements. Plus you can customize the neckline, sleeve type, and dress length on most of their pieces! It's awesome. eShakti recently re-vamped their site and we love the new look. Their clothing is now categorized based on themes which makes it easier to navigate and find what you're looking for. We are getting ready to each order something from their website and need some help making our choices. We've picked out a few great summer trends and have each chosen an item we love in that category. Check out our picks and let us know which are your favorites!


Devin's Pick

Tara's Pick


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Fun Prints

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So what do you think? Are you loving these trends? Which of our picks are your favorites? And if you are loving these looks or any of the other items at eShakti and thinking of making a purchase for yourself, we have great news! Right now through July 10th you can get a $35 gift coupon when you use our code below at checkout! Woot! Woot! See the box below for details. Happy shopping!

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Finds Linky Party #35

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Oh Deer Stenciled Tee Woodland Flower

Darth Vader Sharpie Mug from Made in a Day
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Brandy from Gluesticks || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
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Dollar Store 4th of July Lanterns from Frugally Blonde
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Blueberry Sauce from The Casual Craftlete
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Devin & Tara from Salt & Pepper Moms || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook
Strawberry Lemonade from Liz On Call
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Patriotic Plywood Flag from Salt and Pepper Moms

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Stars and Stripes

Posted by Tara

The 4th of July is right around the corner! I love this holiday and all the patriotic festivities. For one, red white and blue are always fun to wear, but I also enjoy the parades and fireworks! When I saw this tee from Hello Apparel I knew I needed it.

This time of year all the red, white, and blue desserts get brought out and who can pass up a mini red velvet bundt cake?! I thought it was super adorable with the blue gumball on top! Yum!

This tee was so fun to wear. I paired it with my favorite distressed jeans and white converse and you can't go wrong with RED, heart-shaped sunnies!

What will you be wearing while celebrating this Fourth of July? Swimsuit? Sundress? No matter what you are going to wear, grab a sparkler and enjoy the holiday!