August 3, 2015

6 Hot New Craft and DIY Tools That You Need in Your Life Now!


I need more craft supplies like I need another hole in the head. I'm sure most of you can relate! 
The good news is that I own enough X-Acto knives to take down a zombie apocalypse...if it ever came to down to that. 

6 Hot New Craft and DIY Tools

Over the years, one jar of glitter has turned into twenty, two bottles of glue have turned into fifty, and three spools of ribbon has turned into....well, quite frankly, I've lost count. 
But you know the saying, the more the merrier, right?
That's why today I thought it would be super fun to chat about some new craft supplies and tools that have hit the market recently! I always love trying out new products and although I have yet to get my hands on a lot of these items, it's still nice to explore and imagine all the creative things you could make with them.

Here's a round-up 6 hot new craft and DIY tools that I'm dying to try out!

Mod Melter

The Mod Melter from the Mod Podge line is by all accounts a new and improved glue gun. Crafters are all gaga for its built in stand and 6 foot electrical cord.  Let me tell you, there's nothing more annoying than a short-corded glue gun that inhibits you from crafting and reaching that box of Girl Scout cookies on the other side of the room. 

6 Hot New Craft and DIY Tools

My Paint Saint

My Paint Saint, is a Kickstarter project, that's just plain genius!
 In summary, MPS makes touch-ups to your walls easy and convenient. No more dragging out messy old paint cans, no more replacing the paint brush, basically, no more making excuses on putting off this simple but annoying task. You can read the whole campaign here
This really is one of those products where you' ll think to yourself "Why didn't I think of this?"

6 Hot New Craft and DIY Tools

Sea Glass Finish 

Bring coastal-inspired colors into your home with the new line of Sea Glass Finish from Krylon.
There's 8 different finishes to choose from.  I think it goes with out saying that I need a little of the Sea Foam color one in my life NOW.

6 Hot New Craft and DIY Tools


DIY Decor Tape

The new DIY Decor Tape from Hazel & Ruby is nothing short of fabulous.
What's so fun about this tape? The size! Imagine washi tape but larger....think 4 to 24 inches wide!
The possibilities of what you can do with this tape is endless.

Here's one of my favorite project ideas.

Have you ever laid eyes on a tool box cuter than this? No, no you haven't!

You can check out more super adorable Hazel & Ruby tape ideas here.

Piqued your interest? You can find this tape at Jo-Anns
*jumping and clicking heels together*



Color Burst

When it came to divvying up genes, my brothers got the artistic ones.  The watercolor wannabe in me is super intrigued by these Color Bursts from Ken Oliver Crafts. Apparently, all you need to do is spritz and sprinkle (coincidentally that's also the title of the new potty training book I've been working on).

You can check out a short video on this product here

6 Hot New Craft and DIY Tools

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Homeright Spray Shelter

This next product is an example of where one goes to live once they've spent all their life's earnings at Hobby Lobby. Just kidding, it's the Homeright Spray Shelter
This is perfect for those of us who are spray paint addicts and are looking for mess-free ways to paint with out creating graffiti all over our garage floors and cars (not that I would know anything about that).

Melissa from a Prudent Life shared a very informative review of this product here.

6 Hot New Craft and DIY Tools

Did I miss anything? Have any of you tried any of these cool new products? 
Which one would you love to try out?

PS. I'd love to hang out and chat with you over on Instagram!
I'm also on this thing called Facebook too.





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July 31, 2015

Dose of Delight | 7.31.2015


Have you ever had one of those weeks where you just can't get your days straight? Yesterday I almost wished someone a "Happy Hump Day" (What? You mean you don't do that too?) and today it took me a few hours to realize it's Friday. Friday! How does one forget it's Friday?! Baffling, I know. 

I'm really excited about this week's Dose of Delight and I promise I'm doubley (that's a word, right?) excited now that I know the weekend is here! Lots of fun favorite things to share today so let's get to it!

Ladies (and perhaps, gents) I practically live at the Michael's store down the street from us. 
I mean duh.....I'm a DIY blogger, right? I always feel so silly saying that. But seriously, I think it's pretty obvious I'm a maker. I like making things and I have for awhile now AND yet some how I NEVER knew secret # 3 in this round-up of 7 Secrets You Need to Know Before Shopping at Michaels
What rock have I been living under?



On of my favorite projects I eyed this week is from the very talented Sarah M. Dorsey blog. Sarah is one of those people I follow whom's creativity never ceases to amaze me. She's a breath of fresh air the DIY world.
I'm head over heels in love with this Lucite Frame Vintage Scarf how-to she recently shared!
Why didn't I ever think of this? Can I have just a small piece of your brain, Sarah? 
Specifically a piece from the right hemisphere? 



Do you follow Mommy Shorts? It's a really cute and fun mommy blog and if any of you have ever tried to successfully complete an art or craft project with a toddler that didn't end with you finishing off the last bottle of wine in the fridge, then I think you'll appreciate this!




Are you a campy person? I am if you throw me an in air-conditioned cabin, clear the woods of all potentially life-threatening wildlife, and promise me s'mores for breakfast. I swear this 'I "Hate Camping" Person's Guide to Surviving a Family Camping Trip' was created with me in mind.

Embroidery Hoop from Dove House Handmade


On the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Southern Living, checks in on the revitalization of a neighborhood in the Lower Ninth Ward. One word: CHARMING!

You can see the full spread here.

I hope you guys enjoy these fun finds. I always love to share in hopes that they pique your interest or inspire 
you. Something else that may pique your interest.....we've been working on a new entry way project. EEK! You can catch sneak peeks over on Instagram

Have a delightful weekend everyone!

PS. Don't forget the giveaway I have running right now! Win a new, high-quality, non-toxic rug pad from Rug Pads USA. You can enter here.



July 30, 2015

Rug Pads USA Giveaway: Save Your Floors!

My dear friends, not all rug pads are created equal, we talked about this back in January, and you could potentially be damaging those beautiful floors of yours.
That's why I'm super excited for today's giveaway from Rug Pads USA!

Not All Rug Pads are Created Equal! Rug Pads USA Giveaway

Choosing a new rug can be fun, well, on the other hand, choosing a rug pad is probably an afterthought for most of us. Research shows 9 out of 10 rug owners
are using the wrong rug pad on their hardwood floors.
That's right, the study was just recently published by the "Save Your Floors Foundation".
I bet you didn't know such a foundation existed? That's because it doesn't. I just made that up BUT I'm willing to bet my stats are pretty dang close to the truth!

The majority of  the rug pads offered in your local big box retailers are not of good quality, meaning that most of them contain chemicals that just aren't good for your floors (or the environment).


I have absolutely no complaints about the rug pad I reviewed at the start of the new year (you can read more about that here) , that's why I was super delighted when Rug Pads USA reached out to me again to see if I would like to review another pad. BUT I already know how majestic they are and instead decided it made more sense if one of YOU had the opportunity to experience their majesticness (is that even a word? )as well.

The friendly people of Rug Pads USA agreed and they so kindly offered 
up a free pad for one of my lucky readers!
The even more exciting news is that you can pick any style pad up to size 12 ' by 12'!
You can check out all of the different options here.

Enter below AND good luck, buttercups!




 
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