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{wow me} wednesday #267

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)


Last week I featured over 12 Fabulous DIY Projects!
You can check out all the awesomeness right over {HERE}.

Over 12 Fabulous DIY Projects at #DIY #forthehome

5 Backpack Must Haves {High School Edition}

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Hello! We only have 3 weeks until school starts! Eek! Summer flew by didn’t it? Well, my kiddos have been busy making their school list, deciding what school clothes they need & starting to get everything organized for back to school. My oldest daughter is going to be a sophomore in high school! (Gulp!) How did that happen? We were talking the other day, and comparing notes on high school life. ha! Boy! High school has changed since I was in school. Back when I was in school we had books & pencils, no cell phones or internet, & we rarely used computers. Now most of their homework & assignments are done online. This makes having a laptop a must have for going back to school! We also did some brainstorming, & we came up with 5 Backpack Must Haves for the high school student. Let’s get started! :)

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12+ Fabulous DIY Projects

Good morning! Or should I say Happy Fri-yay! It’s almost the weekend! Eek! We have a long 3 day weekend. My hubby is off on Monday. I’m planning on working on a few projects around the house….including a DIY farmhouse bench for our front porch. I’ll let you know how it turns out! Anyways, that put me in the mood to share over 12 Fabulous DIY Projects that have been linked up over the last few {wow me} wednesday parties. Remember this week’s party has a few more hours. Feel free to swing by & check it out. If you are a blogger link up your latest projects & ideas. I’d love to feature you, too! You can do all of that right {HERE}. Buuuuut first check out these amazing DIY projects. Enjoy! :)

Over 12 Fabulous DIY Projects at #DIY #forthehome

Hand Stamped Necklace {tutorial}

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Good morning! This past weekend we were trying to find a movie to watch, and we stumbled across the movie, Miracles From Heaven. Oh my goodness! Miracles from Heaven is such a good movie! Go get it now! We watched it 3 times over the weekend! It’s full of love, family, faith & a wonderful spirit. You will be touched when you watch! The movie is based on the true story of the Beam family. One of their daughters is diagnosed with a terrible disease, but along the way through big & small miracles this family is helped through their trial. Watching this movie made me want to hug & spend time with my kiddos even more! This week my daughter & I were inspired by the movie to make this adorable Hand Stamped Necklace together. Let’s get started! :)

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LEGO Travel Tray {tutorial}

Hello! I’m sensing a travel theme to this week’s & last week’s blog posts! ha! It’s that time of year, right? While we travel I love to see my kiddos using their imaginations & creativity as we drive. It really helps make those long boring car rides seem fun! One fun game we love to play in the car involves a box of LEGO® Classic blocks. a cookie sheet & some imagination to “build their world” as they look out of the car window. Today I’d love to share how easy it was to make this LEGO Travel Tray that can be used both in the car or at home. Let’s get started!

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{wow me} wednesday #266

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)


Last week I featured 12 Summer Treats!
You can check out all of the yumminess right over {HERE}.

12 Summer Treats at #desserts #recipes #summer

Travel Games & Printables

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Hello there! I know you already know how obsessed I am with crafting, decorating & everything DIY. ha! Buuuut I am also equally obsessed with family road trips! I just love planning a fun family vacation! I love planning the route, the hotel stays, where to go, what to do, how to get there, fun games to play along the way, the food….everything! ha! After the planning is out of the way, hotels reserved & destinations determined, I always head to Walmart to pick up some fun snacks for the kiddos. I always try to get creative & plan some fun activities for my kiddos, too. So today I’ll be sharing some Travel Games & Printables with you, and I’m also sharing some fun family vacation memories. So let’s get started!

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20 Must Do’s in Old Nauvoo

Happy Friday! Are you ready for the weekend? I am! We just got home from a quick trip to Nauvoo, Illinois on Monday. Then the rest of the week has been spent catching up on laundry, bills & a little bit of blogging. ha! I’m ready to have a little fun. Buuuuut while I have Nauvoo on my mind, I thought I’d share 20 Must Do’s in Old Nauvoo. I thought it would be helpful for those of you who are planning or thinking about planning a trip. It is so, so worth it! Nauvoo is one of my family’s favorite places to be in the whole world! So let’s get started!

20 Must Do's in Old Nauvoo at #churchhistory #Nauvoo #OldNauvoo

12 Summer Treats

Good morning to you! Ahhhh……summer time! Isn’t it awesome? Yesterday we spent all day at the lake. I’m a little burnt, but it was so much fun. The kiddos were covered from head to toe with sand. ha! So to celebrate all things summer, I’ve rounded up 12 Summer Treats that were linked up to last week’s party. Remember this week’s party is still going on! Feel free to stop by & check out all the links. If you are a blogger be sure to link up your latest ideas & projects, so I can feature you, too. You can do that right {HERE}. Buuuut first check out all the yummy recipes. Enjoy!

12 Summer Treats at #desserts #recipes #summer

{wow} me wednesday #265

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)


Last week I featured 10+ Rustic Projects!
You can check out all the beautiful projects over {HERE}.

Over 10 Rustic Proejcts at

Make Your Own Sticker Book {tutorial}

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Hello! It’s summer! Eek! I love summer time! Summer is extra special at our house because not only do we start the summer off with a birthday (my oldest son’s birthday is June 5th), but we end with a birthday, too. My youngest son’s birthday is August 14th. So we celebrate all summer long! ha! Birthday cards are always a huge part of our birthday celebrations. My kiddos love getting cards in the mail, and we always line up all the birthday cards on the fireplace mantel during their birthday week. Truthfully, they usually stay up there a couple of extra weeks! My hubby & I always like to give the kiddos a card on their birthday to add to their collection. It makes us feel good inside to see their faces when they read their cards. American Greetings has the most amazing birthday display right now at Walmart. They make it so easy to celebrate all the birthdays in your life. In addition to birthday cards American Greetings also has tons of fun party supplies, gift boxes, ribbon, gift bags & more. I used some of these supplies to make a sticker book for one my younger son’s birthday gifts. So keep reading, & I’ll show you how to make your own sticker book, too!

Make Your Own Sticker Book at

Unfinished Blankets

From July 15-17, 2016, FamilySearch International will sponsor their third annual “Worldwide Indexing Event”, join 72,000 people from around the world together online during a 72-hour event to save the world’s records by making them searchable to the public. I am excited to be partnering with them to help spread the word!

This is my Grandmother, Mary Denton Ault.


I lost my Grandmother way too early in August of 2004 to cancer. I can’t believe it’s been almost 12 years ago. I miss her everyday. This is a picture of my grandparents house! I think I spent more nights here than my own house! ha! She loved holidays & especially Christmas. Her house would be decorated from top to bottom each year complete with a Christmas village. We loved spending time with her, and she loved her grandchildren. My grandparents had 5 boys so when I was born she was over the moon. Finally, a little girl to dress up & buy dolls for. I was a little bit spoiled! ha! :)


DIY Window Boxes {tutorial}

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Good morning! Happy Friday! I don’t know if you know this or not, but I love flowers! When we first got married (22 years ago TODAY!) I didn’t have such a green thumb. ha! I always planted pansies in the spring in Texas. Then I would wonder why they died so quickly. (Pansies don’t love heat, & they really should be planted in the fall not spring.) I’ve gotten just a little bit better over the years. It’s a mix of planting the right type of flowers & watering & feeding them enough, too. Recently we added these DIY Window Boxes to the back of our house. I just love them!

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10+ Rustic Projects

Good morning! I hope you all are having a fabulous week! We have been busy. We even did a little back to school shopping! Eek! Is it that time already? ;) I loved going through the links this past week. You guys are seriously amazing! If you’ve never checked out a {wow me} wednesday party you should. I really feel that we have the best group of bloggers around! You can check out this week’s party right {HERE}. Buuuuut first take a look at over 10 Rustic Projects that were linked up to the last several parties. You’ll be glad you did! Enjoy!

Over 10 Rustic Proejcts at

{wow me} wednesday #264

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)


Last week I featured over 15 Sewing Projects!
You can check out all the fun right over {HERE}.

15 Sewing Projects at