DIY Ornaments – Chalkboard Ornaments & A Giveaway!

Happy Sunday!  Welcome to Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas!! Today I am sharing some fun chalkboard ornaments I made for my tree.  When decorating my tree each year, I love mixing rustic pieces with elegant glass ornaments.   I love the look of messy burlap ribbon sitting right behind a beautiful mercury {…Read More…}

$3 Photo Display Gift & Free Printables!

Hey friends!  To keep up with all of our Christmas projects, make sure to FOLLOW us on Instagram! Welcome to Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas Event! You guys know my love for cheap but thoughtful gifts!  With 5 kiddos, and a huge family I am always trying to find awesome gift ideas {…Read More…}

12 Days of Christmas!

Hey guys!  We are so very excited to share some fun news with you!  We have teamed up with some of our very favorite bloggers to bring you an awesome 12 Days of Christmas event! You are invited to step into the festive homes of 6 fun bloggers for 12 days, where we will show {…Read More…}

Wood Advent Calendar with FREE Printables!

Hey friends! Hope everyone is having an awesome Thanksgiving break!  I am here today to share a quick and cute advent calendar I made!  This also makes a super cute Christmas Card display! Here is how it turned out… This is so simple to make!  I made mine during yesterday’s nap time! I started with {…Read More…}

DIY Christmas Ornament ~ Easy Fabric Balls

Happy Friday morning! I am getting geared up for Christmas, and I am here today to share a super simple tutorial on making fabric covered balls.  These all started with a big box of old ornaments I was planning on sending to Goodwill… Then I had an epiphany! Here is how they turned out… These {…Read More…}

Wooden Christmas Ornament

Hey there!  I am so excited to share my first Christmas decor for the year! A very easy, thrifty and CUTE, wooden Christmas ornament  It’s perfect to hang from the tree, a door knob or even a fun teacher’s gift!  Here’s how you can make your own!   I purchased 3 unfinished wooden blocks and {…Read More…}

DIY Wreaths for Christmas

Hey guys! We were so excited when Jamielyn asked us to come share over at iheartnaptime!  She is one of our very favorite bloggers, and such a sweet person as well.  This is the project I shared over at her site! Today I will be sharing a super quick, simple and cheap Christmas project I {…Read More…}

FREE Printable Christmas Tags

Hey friends! Thanks so much for all of your shares and pins on my $5 Christmas gift idea!  As promised, I am back today to share another FREE PRINTABLE!  Can’t get enough of these! I wanted some cute tags to put on my Christmas gifts this year, but didn’t want to pay a dime for {…Read More…}

DIY Christmas Gift – $5 Chalkboard

Happy Wednesday guys! I am so pleased with my latest project, and I can’t wait to share it with you today! As many of you know, I am constantly trying to think of great gift ideas on a very shanty budget.  These bad boys cost me under $5 to make, and I had 6 of {…Read More…}

Free Printable – WHOLE Alphabet Banner!!

** UPDATE ~ Many of you have requested numbers and additional shapes… I have posted those and you can check them out HERE!  Make sure to follow us on Pinterest and Facebook to stay up to date on our posts!** Well, it looks like you guys love free and easy projects as much as we {…Read More…}

Fall Sign

Hey there!  So, remember my Pumpkin Planter Box I shared last week?  Well, I wanted to add a little something to it!   I made this fun Wooden Fall Sign for free with scrap wood!   I lucked out and didn’t need to make any cuts.  I used a 1×2 and a 1×8!   I {…Read More…}

Free Printable Banner for Thanksgiving!!!

UPDATE!  Many of you requested the whole alphabet… I have posted that and you can find it HERE!!! Good morning friends! Thanks so much for all your sweet comments and shares on my canned food organizers!  I really appreciate them! I am taking a little break from organization today to share a really cute, simple {…Read More…}

White Pumpkins

Happy Monday!  I love everything about Fall and was so excited to decorate my porch for the season!  To start it off I came up with this fun Fall Front Porch Planter box filled with cute pumpkins!  It was so easy and only cost me $20!   Our latest shopping trip included an Ikea clearance {…Read More…}

Fall Table Centerpiece

What’s up guys?!  Happy Friday! With the official first day of Fall coming, I thought it was time to break out the Fall decor!  It is my very favorite season to decorate for!  I made a fall centerpiece for my dining table.  This took me less than 1 nap time to complete… I had the {…Read More…}

DIY Wreath – Fall!

Hey guys!  My VERY favorite season is just around the corner, and I am so excited!  Temperatures briefly dropped below 100 here in Texas, and I decided it was time for my new Fall wreath! Here is how mine turned out this year! This wreath is SO easy and quick to make! You will need {…Read More…}

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!  We appreciate your continued support! Make sure to check back with us on Monday!  We will be announcing a great new Silhouette promo and showing you a great new product! Have a wonderful Christmas! Whitney and Ashley John 8:12 Jesus spoke to the people once more and {…Read More…}

One of my FAVORITE gifts!!

Hey guys! Hope everyone is doing great!  I had a CRAZY weekend!  I celebrated my birthday on Friday, my kids had their birthday party on Saturday, and our family had our annual Tacky Christmas Attire party yesterday… Whew… Still tired! Here’s Ash and I with our sisters and our mom at the party… Fun stuff {…Read More…}

Christmas Twist on My Fall Favorite

It’s now 10 days until Christmas and sad to say, I just noticed that my Fall arrangement was still out with my Fall Pumpkin…right next to my Christmas Tree. I couldn’t put it away and replace it with an empty space and I liked the fall version so much that I decided to add a little Christmas twist to it! {…Read More…}

DIY Chevron Christmas Ornaments

Hey friends! I want to share some super easy and cute ornaments I made today for the tree.  I recently came across THIS fabric online and bought some to use for my stockings (that I have yet to make)… I love this company! Even the packaging is cute! I had the itch to somehow get {…Read More…}

Pottery Barn Inspired Silver Bells Swag

I fell in love with this super cute Silver Bells Swag in the Pottery Barn Christmas catalog recently… Besides the $69 price tag, it was almost immediately unavailable!  So, I decided to make my own:) Here’s how I made my own version for under $15! My supplies: Branches from outside: $Free Bushel of garland: Michael’s $2.50 (all Christmas {…Read More…}

Cheap Christmas Centerpiece

Hi friends!  I just made a quick and cheap Christmas centerpiece! Here’s how I did it!  I bought a 4-pack of Starbucks Frappuccino bottles MMMMMMM! After I enjoyed them;) I washed them out and removed the label with Goo Gone. Time to add a little decor! Baby Ornaments I purchased from Michael’s.  They were 50% off {…Read More…}

DIY Snowflake Chargers with Martha Stewart Plaid

I love to decorate for Christmas and my theme for the past few years has been silver, blue, chrome, white and lots of snowflakes!  This year, I have added that to my dining table!  I made these super cute Snowflake Chargers with the help of Martha Stewart Plaid!  They were easy, lots of fun and {…Read More…}

Haunted Birdhouses by Lolly Jane Boutique

Hi Shanty readers! We are twin sisters Kelli & Kristi from Lolly Janeand are simply thrilled to share our most recent Halloween decor with you all today: Our little corner of blogland is filled with for home improvement tips, craft tutorials, holiday decor, recipes and a good before&after or two.  We love how small touches of {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Fall Centerpiece… On Bed Rest!

Hey friends!! How is everyone?  It has been crazy here, but we have been thankful to receive good news at each visit.  After spending a week in the hospital with low amniotic fluid, they were able to get me to a safe level using IV fluids and bed rest.  My doctor allowed me to go {…Read More…}

Pottery Barn Inspired Photo and Gretting Card Carousel

Hi friends!  There really is nothing better than a great knock-off, especially when it involves a photo display!  I fell in love with this Pottery Barn Old Fashioned Photo Carousel that my mom purchased! Of course my mind started creating a knock-off because the thought of purchasing it is not an option;) This is my {…Read More…}

Fall Pumpkin

Hey there!  I’ve been having so much fun decorating for fall!  I had to stop and share my latest addition! I made this cute little fall pumpkin this week and I just love it:) I started with this fake pumpkin that I purchased at Michael’s for $7. I taped off the stem and hot glued {…Read More…}

White Pumpkins and Pine Cones

Hey!  I’m back with more fall fun!  Whit and I made a trip to Hobby Lobby last week and I was on a mission for a fall arrangement of some sort. I picked up a few items on sale: a bag of pine cones/acorns for $3, a few fake pumpkins a glass vase that I {…Read More…}

Boo Blocks

Happy Wednesday!  I am so ready for fall and I’ve got the itch to start decorating for all things fall which means….Halloween!  I just finished my first Halloween project and it was super easy, cheap and quick! I made these Boo Blocks from scrap 2×4’s and chipboard letters that I purchased at Hobby Lobby for {…Read More…}

My $10 Fall Wreath

Hey guys!  Whitney here… I wanted to first say a big thank you to those of you that left prayers and sweet messages on our facebook page last week.  For those of you that don’t know, I was put in the hospital last week with low amniotic fluid.  I am 32 weeks pregnant and it {…Read More…}

My Sister’s Gift

Here’s to hoping she doesn’t read this in the next 12 or so hours… Hope you are all having a great Christmas week.  I have been more than busy getting gifts finished up because I am always last minute like that.   One thing I wanted to get for my baby sister were these jars {…Read More…}