diy hi-lite of your day

When you shop for your school supplies this year, think outside the backpack, and be inspired by them for future favors and gifts. Some very talented people came up with some very adorable DIY ideas…

Gumball Pencil, Paisley Petal Events

Hi-Liter Teacher Gift, One Charming Party

Crayon Favors, One Charming Party

Milk and Cookies Recipe Card {Report Card}, The Sweetest Occasion
{free printable here}

Crayon Art, Apartment Therapy


Pencil Vase
{a lovely teacher gift filled with fresh flowers}, Love of Family and Home

{images via Paisley Petal Events, One Charming Party, The Sweetest Occasion, Apartment TherapyLove of Family and Home}

bake sale

I LOVE to bake…and I LOVE to eat baked goods. I could easily be extremely overweight I love them so much. Thankfully, I have some self-control. So, knowing all that, it’s no surprise I love BAKE SALES.

I remember baking cookies and cupcakes with my mom to raise money for my school and sports teams…and now the tables have turned and just this summer, I was baking for my son’s school fundraiser {the first of many, I’m sure}.

With these delicious treats, you will be the queen of the bake sale…and rake in the big bucks!!

Pencil Push Pops, Bakerella

Apple Cupcakes, Martha Stewart


Cupcake Cones
, Taste of Home


Rice Krispies Dipper Treats
, Rice Krispies


Glazed Doughnut Muffins
, My Baking Addiction


Slutty Brownies
…definitely RENAME before arriving at school, The Londoner


Mini Berry Pie
, Martha Stewart

Once you’ve made your delicious treats, don’t forget to spend the time on presentation! View these tips from the super talented Amy Atlas and if your making cupcakes {not on a cone}, and want cute and easy packaging, be sure to visit Lisa Storms site here.

{images via BakerellaMartha Stewart, Taste of Home, Rice Krispies, My Baking Addiction, The Londoner}

back to school week

Though we are not starting back in school ourselves {thank God…I still have nightmares about not studying for an exam or not being able to find my locker on the first day}, its back to school time for many kids, teenagers and adults. So, this week we’re inspired by all-things-school and hope it brings a little bit of the classroom into your life again {in a good way}.

Today..RULE the school.

Vintage Ruler Wall Decor, Honest to Nod

Wood Ruler Mirror, Design Sponge

DIY Ruler Topped Table, tutorial and details found at Country Living

Ruling the Roost Nightshade, Roost Living


Yardstick Buffet
, tutorial and details found at Corner House

Table and Chairs, VivaTerra via Apartment Therapy

Ruler Drop Table Cloth, visit Country Living for the DIY instructions

Ruler Hook Rack, DIY tutorial available at Susie Harris Blog
Ruler Stairs, Design Sponge

{images via Land of NodDesign Sponge, Country Living, Roost Living, Corner House, Apartment Therapy, Susie Harris}

back to school

I remember the rush of trying to read my summer reading list in one week {before the first day of school}, the anxiety of seeing my crush on the first day, the stress of picking out the perfect outfit, posing for my mom’s annual first day of school photo shoot in the front yard and the sadness that endless summer days were over.

I am still so thankful my school days are over. I still have nightmares I can’t find my locker or I show up naked to school!

But, maybe had I been invited {or hosted} a Back to School party, I would’ve been more excited to go back to school. I want to throw one just for the heck of it these ideas are so cute!

Amy Atlas, School Days
Who knew school supplies could look so delicious? Only Amy Atlas.



Back to School Party, Bird’s Party

Read more about the details such as the milk bottles, apple cake pops, party favor lunch boxes, black-board backdrop and edible school supplies here.


{images via Amy Atlas and Bird’s Party}