Wednesday, September 30, 2015

PAYPAL Cash Giveaway

Happy Wednesday lovelies! I've teamed up with a group of lovely bloggers to bring you a PAYPAL cash giveaway! You have the chance to win one of two $500 to Paypal! Let me know how you'd spend your precious money.

The giveaway will start September 30th at 12:00 AM EST and will end on October 30th @ 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be chosen on October 31st via and will contacted via email. This giveaway is open World Wide, void where prohibited. All mandatory entries must be completed to be entered to win. There will be two winners for two (2) $500 PayPal cash prizes.

Also! Please join my Craft Inspiration facebook page! And post your favorite crafts/ etc for the Halloween month!


Monday, September 28, 2015

Weekend Recap

Good morning! Hope you all had a great weekend!  We had a pretty eventful weekend for once! Let me start by recapping two weekends ago, and then proceed to include this past weekend! I have so much catching up to do!

My sister-in-law officially had her baby girl.  We went to visit her when she was a week old. She is adorable. 

I made her a birth stat canvas and brought it up when we went to visit.

Tried out some Root Beer BEER! It seriously tastes just like root beer! But has 5.6% alcohol. It is delicious and I am super tempted to make a spiked Root beer float now. (Notice the babe in the background ;) )

Made the new princess a onesie, technically "From" my husband.  Since we are a huge baseball family, I had to add a baseball in there!

My mother-in-law worked on a cute pumpkin topiary! You can view the DIY tutorial here.

We had a fun visit, and I can't wait to visit again for Thanksgiving! 

This past weekend on (Friday) we headed to Universal Studios for their Halloween Haunt.  I never get scared at these things, but it was fun nonetheless. Of course we had to pose at the entrance,
and also took a photo at the Bates Motel Home.

Saturday my girlfriend and I had a craft night and made these adorable topiary address pumpkins.  I am super excited how they turned out!  We crafted till about 3 in the morning.  Isn't it weird how your priorities change as you get older?  Maybe it's just me. Next week we are making wreaths, and I can't wait to have them both up together!

Sunday we slept in till after noon, and then went out to watch the football games and of course enjoy some wings and beer!  Unfortunately I didn't snap a photo, I really need to get better at that!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

DIY Topiary Tiered Pumpkin Decor

My mother-in-law and I saw this cute Pinterest post with tiered pall pumpkins and we wanted to recreate it ourselves. We bought the pumpkins at Michaels and of course used out 50% off coupons, and the sticks we already had laying around.  We bought the pots at Big Lots and filled them with soil. We made TWO tiers, but in this tutorial I will be sharing how to make one.  I also strongly recommend Target, because they carry lights, stakes, and pots, and possible pumpkins if you can't find them at Michaels.

Here are the supplies you will need:
- 5 fake pumpkins (3 white, 2 black). Either 9" or 13" will work.
- 1 Pot : We purchased ours from Big Lots (Gardening Center)
- Metal rod/ approximately 4" tall and 3/4" round (depending on how big your pot is, you'll need to put a large portion of the rod into the soil/dirt to hold it in place.  We packed ours down with a little water.)
- Exacto Knife or fake pumpkin carving tools. (We bought a set of 3 at Michaels for $3.99)
- 1 String of white lights.  (We used a pack of 140 that was more than enough.  We would have been fine with a pack of 50-75. Here's a pack of 50 for @2.49 at Target)

Step 1: Draw out your pumpkin faces using a pencil on your pumpkins. Be as creative as you'd like!  I chose to do different faces throughout.  You can also check out this page for different pumpkin faces courtesy of Shutterstock.

Step 2: Carve out the eyes, nose and mouth or whatever shapes you chose to make. (This part is the most time consuming.(Hand cramping) But the result is worth it!

Step 3: Shake out all the debris from cutting and decide how you want your pumpkins to lay on top of each other.  I alternated them sideways.  I made X's on where to cut the circle.  Make sure to cut the circle large enough to fit through the stake.  

Tip: Don't forget to make sure the top pumpkin only has a hole at the bottom, because the top of your stake will be in the middle of the pumpkin for balance and doesn't need to poke out the top.

Step 4: Carve out a square on the reverse side of each pumpkin large enough to fit a light plug. (both top and bottom) Again, do not add the square on the top of the top pumpkin.

Step 5: We started adding the pumpkins on the stake one by one and weaved the string of lights through as we did it. (Make sure to leave enough room to be able to plug your lights into an outlet.  We accidentally strung the lights up the wrong way! #FAIL, so make sure you don't follow our mistake!

Tip: Also pictured is a wooden stake that did not work as we had planned. It was not sturdy enough to hold up the pumpkins.  We had to get a metal stake.

Once you weave all the lights through the opening in the back like you made in Step 4, and all your pumpkins are on the stake you are done!  Just add any floral or pretty accents on the bottom to give it some curb appeal, and you've got yourself the cutest DIY pumpkins on the block!

Share your DIY pumpkins with us! Tag @showeredwithdesign and use hashtag #showeredwithdesign on instagram!  We cannot wait to see what creative juices are flowing your way!

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Linking with Katie and Pinky.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Giveaway + Coupon

Sorry for not posting my weekend recap this week.  I am still catching up from being out of town! I will recap my past weekend this upcoming week!  We visited my niece who was just born September 11.  She is the cutest! So while I am still getting back in the swing of things, I have a fun Giveaway going on my facebook page. It's not much, but who wouldn't want to win a FREE Target giftcard?  

Head on over to my facebook page to win a $10 TARGET giftcard + Coupon Code to my shop!  It's super easy to enter, so don't miss out!


Monday, September 14, 2015

Weekend Recap

Currently getting back from the weekend groove.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Labor Day Weekend Recap

Happy Wednesday lovelies! It's always so hard getting back in the swing of things after a long weekend.  I was planning on heading up to the river last weekend, but because my parents were leaving for a whole month to go to Ireland, I wanted to spend some time with them before they embark on their travels.

Thursday we went to a nice dinner at The Ranch.  It is a country restaurant and they also have a saloon on the other side where you can line dance with live bands.  We frequent The Ranch Saloon, but have never dined at the restaurant.  It was very good, and people rave about this place all the time, but I do have to admit that I love Mastros better.

Friday I completed a few orders  and got some cleaning done so I could spend the rest of the weekend relaxing. I  have been wanting to hang something in my kitchen for quite some time now, so I had my dad help me Saturday morning get it all situated.  I went to Home Goods with my mom to get some cute little decorations to put on the shelf and eventually I am going to get red cups to hang underneath to add some more color. (I hand wrote the chalkboard with a chalkboard pen and mocked an image I found on Pinterest.)

Sunday was a day to really relax and rejuvenate.  I layed by the pool, watch some movies, and spent quality time with my parents and my two fur babies. The best part was, I didn't even put one ounce of makeup on all day.

Monday was another lay by the pool, relaxing day.  My husband came home from the river in the afternoon and we all went to dinner (Lazy Dog Cafe)  later that evening.