Friday, September 12, 2014

"Happy" Seasonal Block

"Happy" Seasonal Block Tutorial at

Decorating for each season is a lot of fun, but it can be frustrating when you have to have multiple boxes to store all of those decorations when you aren't using them, much less trying to find all your decor in the piles. This "Happy" Seasonal Block is super simple, and a bonus - you can keep it on display all year-round and it costs less than $10 to make!!

"Happy" Seasonal Block Tutorial at

"Happy" Chunky Word Letters at Poppy Seed Projects
1 3/4" X 1 3/4" X 10" Basswood Carving Block (Michaels)
   **OR you can purchase a 2" x 3.5" x 9 Pine Block Base at Poppy Seed Projects
Acrylic Paints

I chose the basswood base block instead mostly because it's square. That way, I can use all four sides of the block throughout the year instead of switching them out.

"Happy" Seasonal Block Tutorial at

Start by choosing which color paint you want your "Happy" to be, and find a matching glitter. I chose Americana paint in Bahama Blue and used Recollections Glitter in Paradise. I ended up painting about three coats for full coverage, letting it dry completely between coats.

"Happy" Seasonal Block Tutorial at

Once the "Happy" is dry, paint a coat of Mod Podge on the front of the letters. Then, pour the glitter over the letters. Let dry for a few minutes, then carefully stand the block up and tap lightly on the table to shake off any excess glitter. Seal the glitter by spraying a few coats of clear spray paint. This will help keep the glitter in place and you won't have a glittery mess every time you move the block.

"Happy" Seasonal Block Tutorial at

Next, I painted the base block with about 3 coats of Americana paint in Snow (Titanium) White. Let it dry completely.

While the block is drying, cut out the seasons. I used my handy Cricut Explore to cut our summer, autumn, winter, and spring out of Gold Glitter Vinyl from Expressions Vinyl. Apply each word on all four sides of the block.

"Happy" Seasonal Block Tutorial at

After the vinyl was placed, the project is done! Stack the "Happy" block on top of the base, and just simply rotate the base block to change for each season!!

I received products from my amazing sponsors in exchange for this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Artsy Corner Link Party

Welcome to Artsy Corner link party! I hope you had a great week and are ready to link up what you've been working on! I'm always blown away by the projects and recipes shared and am looking forward to seeing all your new posts this week!

artsy-fartsy mama

Thanks to all those who linked up last party. There were so many fun posts to look through!!
You are all awesome and so inspiring. I'm excited to see what you have to share this week!!


Sunday, September 7, 2014

16 Pumpkin Pie Recipes

16 Pumpkin Pie Inspired Recipes at #fall #pumpkin

Nothing says "fall" like pumpkin-flavored - everything! Right?! I'm a huge fan of pumpkin pie, but not the best at making it... So, today I'm sharing 16 delicious recipes that are simple to make and taste just like pumpkin pie that you can eat all autumn (and winter, spring and summer...) long!!

16 Pumpkin Pie Inspired Recipes at #fall #pumpkin

2. Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate from The Recipe Critic
3. Pumpkin Pie Fudge from Purely Twins
4. Pumpkin Pie Frosting from Cupcake Project
5. Make Your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice from My Blessed Life
6. Pumpkin Pie French Toast from $5 Dinners
7. Pumpkin Pie Muddy Buddies from Something Swanky
8. Pumpkin Pie Dip from Shugary Sweets
9. Pumpkin Pie Bars from Roxana's Home Baking
10. Pumpkin Pie Playdough from Homespun with Love
11. Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodles from Mom On Timeout
12. Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream from Your Homebased Mom
13. Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts from Recipe Girl
14. Easy Pumpkin Pie Truffles from Back for Seconds
15. Pumpkin Pie Milkshake from Mom On Timeout
16. Pumpkin Pie Rolls from Bloom Designs

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