DIY Father’s Day Banner

107_1232 (2)

Father’s Day is almost here and I’m still not completely sure what I am getting (or making) for my dad, but I knew I wanted to do a banner. I looked on pinterest, for some ideas, but didn’t find one that I really liked and was easy to make, so I just picked what I liked most about each one and came up with this one. That’s the best way to make it perfect, right? I really like it, it’s simple and and doesn’t require a lot of materials.


1. Choose as many different papers as you want. There are so many different patterns and colors to choose from.


2. For my banner I cut 15 triangles, 1 for each letter. Mine are 4 inches wide at the top, I drew a 6 inch line down the middle and marked where the side should be.


3. Pick out all the letters you need. I cut mine out on my Cricut.


4. Glue the letters on with liquid glue or glue stick that works well.


5. Punch a hole in the top corners of each pennant and string them together. I used bakers twine, one of my favorite crafting materials right now. I strung each row seperately then tied them together.



Do you have any Father’s Day traditions? We always make my dads favorite dinner and dessert, he loves home cooked meals.

signiture 2

Father’s Day Pin Faves


Father’s Day is Sunday, and I have been looking for lots of ideas. I love my dad so much and I want to do something special for him, but I can’t say anything about what I am doing for him, on here since he reads my blog.

I love these sugar cookies from Munchkin Munchies!

These cupcakes from Spoonful are really cute and would be pretty easy to do.

I love these cupcakes and cookies from Bakerella! They are the perfect dessert for a BBQ.

I love this super simple card from Split Coast Stampers!

We don’t usually have a party on Father’s Day, but I love this table! Divine Party Concepts

Lime Doodle Design

Another simple card from Moxie Fab World

I love this fun dessert idea from Food Network. It looks like steak and fries, but it’s actually ice cream and pound cake.

I love these mugs from!

I’m hoping to have a couple tutorials up this week, if I can get them done. I hope everyone is having a great summer so far!


10 Free Blog Planners

I’m back! It was so nice to have a few weeks where I didn’t have to worry about keeping up with my blog. I could just focus on planning. I don’t exactly have a “schedule”, at least not yet, but I do have some posts planned so that I don’t have to stress to get something posted at least once every week. Please feel free to let me know if you have any ideas for posts, I need all the ideas I can get! Some weeks will have a theme, like next week the theme is Fathers, so every post I do for that week will have something to do with Fathers or Father’s Day. Some weeks I might post every day, but some weeks I might post only a couple days or every other day. It all depends on what I am doing that week and how many post ideas I have.

The whole reason I started this blog was to share all the things I love and to hopefully teach people something. I’m going to have lots of new kinds of posts about interior design, baking, cooking, photography and several of the other things I love.

With all the planning I’ve been doing, I’ve needed something to keep all of it organized. Blog planners have really helped. The only problem is, you can’t just pick one. There are things that I like from each one and things I don’t like so much, so I just picked several that I  liked, and put them all in a binder. That way I can switch out pages easily. Maybe someday I will make my own planner, once I figure out exactly what I need. These are some of my favorite FREE blog planners.

This Blog Post Checklist from Girl Loves Glam is awesome! I usually forget something when I am working on a post. I put it in a page protector so that I can reuse it instead of printing a bunch of them.

Free Weekly Blog Planner

I love the colors and the design of this one from Three Little Monkeys Studio! It’s so simple, but still so pretty. I love that it has the box for future post ideas!

This is a fun one from The Flourishing Abode. I like that it has lines to write on (I write much neater with lines).

I love this one from! It’s so fun and bright, but it doesn’t have to much color, which is good if you want to print a lot of them.

This one from A Typical English Home has several great pages. I love the cheveron background!

This planner from Ashlee Proffitt is beautiful! So simple yet it has pretty much everything you need to plan your posts

blog planning, tips for successful blogging, spring cleaning for your blog, free blog planner, free printable

I love this one from Oh My! Handmade Goodness! I love the design and the layout!

This post planner from Gifts We Use is awesome! I love that it has a whole box for brainstorming! The only downside to this one is, that if you print a lot of them it uses up quite a bit of color ink, so I just print them in black and white

I think this planner from Barely Mommy is one of my favorites. It’s so easy to use and it looks really nice!

Another easy to use planner from My May Sunshine. One of the best things about this one is, it’s doesn’t use very much color ink, but you still have some color, which really makes it look even better!


Pin Faves

‘It’s Spring! Check out these great ideas for spring crafts and organizing and cleaning! (Click the pictures to go to the original website)

Cork board calendar. This would be great in an office or anywhere in the house as a Family Calendar.

Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders, a fun spring project to do with kids.

This to do list makes it easy to switch out tasks as you finish them, and it’s really customizable  

We made some of these the other day

Paper Flowers

DIY Laundry Detergent

DIY Dish Soap

I hope you all are enjoying the Spring Weather!

DIY Bathroom and Shower Cleaner

I’m so sorry for not blogging for a while, but I’m back now and I have a recipe for DIY Bathroom and Shower Cleaner!


This couldn’t be any easier to make! There are only two ingredients in it, and it takes maybe 2 1/2 minutes to make. It got water spots off of the faucets in the bathtub and the bathroom sink that we could never get off with other cleaners. I don’t have before and after pictures, because we have been keeping up with cleaning the tubs and sinks with the house being up for sale, so you can’t tell a difference in pictures. I was afraid that it would smell to much like vinegar, but with the dish soap I used, I barely noticed it! I made 3 batches of it, one for each bathroom.



1 cup White Vinegar

1 cup Dawn Dish Soap (we used the Wal-Mart brand)


Put both ingredients in a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup


Microwave for 2 minutes, then pour into a spray bottle. It’s that easy and quick!


This works best on tubs and showers where it is easy to rinse off, but it also works well on sinks and counters, just don’t spray too much or it will be harder to get it all of the counter.

I hope everyone is doing well! It’s looking and finally feeling like spring here, and I love, love, love it!! Spring has to be my favorite season! It’s so beautiful! I’ve been crocheting a lot lately to build up stock, so that eventually I can do a craft show. We are still waiting for the house to sell. The waiting has been hard, but lately I have actually started to enjoy it. I love it here and if we don’t end up moving to Northwest, AR, that would be just fine with me! It feels like home here, even though I was born in Nebraska.





Have fun Spring Cleaning! Yes it can be enjoyable if you make it that way!