DIY Buffalo Check and Burlap Garland


*Buffalo Check Ribbon

*Burlap-I used 3 different colors from Hobby Lobby

*Jute Twine

*Wood Beads

Start out by cutting your ribbon and your burlap into strips. The longer the strips the fuller your garland will be. I cut my buffalo check ribbon into roughly 7 inch strips and my burlap pieces were a little shorter as I just kept them the width of the roll so I would say they were around 5 inches.

Once you have all of your strips cut you are ready to begin the fun part. I started my garland off with a wood bead and then alternated with 3 pieces of burlap/ribbon and then another wood bead. I also tied to small loops at each end of the garland so you could hang it if you wanted as well.

I absolutely LOVE how this turned out! So cute! I have included my Facebook video of me making this so you can refer back to it if you have any questions.

Pickle Roll Ups



*1 8oz. Box Cream Cheese

*Powdered Ranch Packet

*Thin Sliced Ham

*Pickle Spears

These are my go to food for any party or event we go to! They are guaranteed to be a hit! You can also make a lighter version of these by using low fat cream cheese and low carb/fat tortillas.

Start off by mixing your cream cheese and powdered ranch together. I like to let the cream cheese sit out for awhile to make it easer to mix. Next spread your mixture on the tortilla, add the ham and pickle spears and roll them up. I usually use 5-6 slices of ham depending on the size of tortilla you are using.

Slice them up and enjoy!

Crockpot Cheesy Potato & Ham Casserole


*6-8 Yukon Gold Potatoes, Cubed

*3 Cups Cubed Ham

*2 Cups Chicken Broth

*1 8oz. Block Cream Cheese

*3/4 Cup Sour Cream

*2 8oz. Bags Shredded Cheese-I used Kraft Triple Cheddar

*1/4 Cup Chopped Onion-optional

*2 Tbsp. Minced Garlic

*Salt & Pepper

*1 Tbsp. Seasoned Salt

*1 Tbsp. Onion Powder

*1 Cup Frozen Peas-optional

-To make a lighter version of this dish, simply substitute lower fat/light ingredients. I have done this several times and it turns out just as yummy!

Who doesn’t love a simple crockpot meal? I know I sure do! Throw it all together in the morning and forget about it!

Start by turning your crockpot to low and adding all the ingredients except for the peas. I prefer to use liners for my crockpot to avoid the hassle of having to clean my pot afterwards. You can find these in the baggie and tin foil isle at the store. Stir occasionally. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Add frozen peas 30 minutes before you plan on serving.

As I mentioned before the onion and peas are optional but I personally love the flavor the onions give to the dish and the color that the peas add. Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of peas, but I love them in this dish.

Dollar Tree Door Hanger


*Wooden Pumpkin Hanger-Dollar Tree

*Metal Fall Words-Dollar Tree

*Bow-2-pack from the Dollar Tree


*Paint Brush

*Waverly “Pumpkin” Chalk Paint-Wal-Mart


*Hot Glue Gun-Here is the affiliate link for the one I use on my live videos.

I found all of my supplies for this at the Dollar Tree except for the Waverly paint and my paint brush! Who would of thought, right?

I started by painting my pumpkin with my “pumpkin” Waverly chalk paint. You can get a small bottle of this paint for under $2. You could certainly skip this step if you wanted to but I thought it would be cute to see a pop of orange through the burlap. Once that had dried I traced my pumpkin on my piece of burlap. You can then either use mod podge or hot glue to adhere your burlap to your pumpkin.

Next I used the word “welcome” from the 3 pack of metal words I got at the Dollar Tree. If you have a Dollar Tree I would go snatch some of the words as soon as you can! You would be surprised how much cute craft stuff dollar stores actually have. Not a week goes by that I don’t go on a good old shopping spree at our local Dollar Tree!

Lastly, I hot glued my bow onto the bottom of the stem. I also got this two pack of bows at Dollar Tree for $1. Too cute pass up so I snatched them up.

How stinkin’ cute right? The even better part is that I made this for under $5.

Scrap Wood Picture Holder

Supplies Used:

*Scrap Wood-If you don’t have any on hand you can get pieces of wood at Hobby Lobby.


*Faux Cotton Pods(Hobby Lobby)

*Metal Clip

*Mod Podge

*Paint Brush

*Hot Glue Gun-Affiliate Link


*Ribbon(Dollar Tree)

*Raffia(Dollar Tree)

The first thing I did was cut my piece of burlap down to the size I wanted it and then I used my paint brush and mod podge to glue it on to the center of my piece of wood. I brushed some mod podge on the board first and then laid the burlap down and added more mod podge to the top. Remember, this will dry clear.

Next while that was drying, I hot glued my metal clip and my 3 cotton pods on. If your not a fan of the cotton pods I thought it would look cute to wrap some jute twine around the bottom also. Or, if your piece of wood is shorter you may not need to add anything to the bottom.

Of course the project wouldn’t be complete without a bow, right? Many of you have seen how I make my bows but just in case you haven’t I will show you below.

I then hot glued my bow on and added a picture. These would make great gifts for your loved ones for any occasion or just to add to your own home décor!

I got my ribbon and my raffia all from the Dollar Tree. If you haven’t checked out the craft section there…your missing out! I’m sure you could find the burlap and metal clips there as well but I already had those on hand.

Scrap Wood Zip Code Sign


*Scrap Wood

*Waverly Chalk Paint in Agave(Wal-Mart)

*Jute Twine

*Galvanized Letters(Hobby Lobby)

*Foam Paint Brush


*Hot Glue Gun-affiliate link for the one I use

The piece of scrap wood I used for project was approximately 20 inches long and is a tongue and groove style board.  I started off by dry brushing some paint onto my board.  I didn’t want to fully cover my board so the dry brushing technique works perfectly for this.  I didn’t paint the top groove section of the board as we are going to do something with that part next.

Once my board dried I took my jute twine and wrapped it several times around the top of my board leaving just a bit of the natural wood showing.  I secured the beginning and end of my twine with hot glue.  You could also use a staple gun to secure the twine.

Next, I hot glued the numbers of my zip code to the board.  If you plan on using this outdoors you will want to use E6000 to adhere your numbers to your board. I found my letters at Hobby Lobby for $1.39 per pack.   I am in love with this piece!  What do you think?  Easy, cute and versatile so you can use it around your house year round.