12 Kid Inspired Projects that you can make! – FDTR 160

12 Kid Inspired Projects

Happy Tuesday! Would you believe that my baby turned 6 yesterday? Yep! Miss Emanuelle is now 6! We are having her birthday party on Saturday. Would you believe that she was surprised to get a birthday cupcake and gifts last night? Poor thing thought she was going to get nothing until her party. You should have seen the happiness in her eyes when we started singing happy birthday. She really thought it was just going to be a regular day. For her birthday party, she didn’t ask for a theme, but she did request a horse cake. I like the … {continue reading}

18 Bright Spring Projects that you can make! – FDTR 159

18 Bright Spring Projects

Remember last week when I said it’s been feeling like spring around here? Well, I take it back.. it’s snowing like crazy right now. HOWEVER, I’m not letting the weather bring me down! And to prove it.. today I’m featuring Bright Spring Projects! What better way to say Hey we are ready for Spring?! Oh, yes.. I’d also like to share with you this cute Butterfly Beaded Keychain I made, it’s really simple to make. Butterfly Beaded Keychain   18 Bright Spring Projects From Dream To Reality Features From Dream To Reality #158   Sometimes all you need is a … {continue reading}

Butterfly Beaded Keychain and 16 more Easter Projects!

Beautiful DIY Butterfly Beaded Keychain!

With Easter and Spring just around the corner, my daughters’ and I are in the crafting mood. I like to get them involved with the gifts we give our family members for each holiday. This year we thought it would be fun to give them each a handmade butterfly keychain rather than chocolate. We went with butterflies to give them more of a spring feel, however we could have easily gone with cute rabbits to represent Easter. DIY Butterfly Beaded Keychain Supplies: – Keychain rings (big split rings) – Bulky chain – Small split rings or jump rings. – Beads … {continue reading}

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Frigidaire Gallery Custom-Flex Top Freezer Refrigerator

I’ve never had an organized refrigerator. When we get home with the groceries, we basically just shove what we bought wherever we find a hole. We do take the time to put the veggies and fruits in their bins though. There’s never been a reason to try to organize the fridge, the shelves were never where I needed them and never seemed deep enough to hold what I wanted. But all this has changed since we got our Frigidaire Gallery® Custom-Flex™ Top Freezer Refrigerator. Frigidaire Gallery® Custom-Flex™ Top Freezer Refrigerator My daughters were so happy when they got home from … {continue reading}

14 Colorful Easter and Spring Ideas – FDTR 158

14 Colorful Spring and Easter Ideas!

Guess what? Spring is just around the corner, so is Easter! We had our very first spring like day yesterday, it was warm, sunny, and the perfect day to celebrate my birthday! With yesterday’s beautiful day, I figured it would be great to feature Colorful Easter and Spring ideas that were shared during last week’s From Dream To Reality!   Oh, before we look closely at this week’s features. I thought I’d share with you these lovely sugar cookies my daughters’ decorated for me as a birthday treat.   Didn’t they do a great job? The colors they used remind … {continue reading}

10 Spring Break Ideas – From Dream To Reality #157

10 Spring Break Ideas to keep you and the kids busy!

It’s Spring Break!! YAY!! I’m so happy to have my daughters home with me all week! And guess what? We are actually having nice weather too!! It’s day 2 of sun and it’s not too cold either. LOVE IT! During spring break I like to do things with the kids, and most probably you do too…. so this week I decided to feature Spring Break Ideas that you can do to keep you and the kids busy! P.S. Did you see what I do to keep busy during the winter weekends? If you haven’t, you go check it out.. you’ll … {continue reading}

Staying active during the winter – Broomball

Staying active during the winter is important too! Broomball is a great winter sport!

I try to stay as active as possible, even during the cold winter months. Just because it’s cold out, doesn’t mean you can’t go outside and play a sport! Ever since I was 13, I’ve spent basically every single weekend of winter playing outdoor broomball with my family. OMG! I just did the math.. and I’ve been playing for over 20 years! WOW!! We start our outdoor season right after New Year’s and we play until it starts to warm up and we no longer have ice to play on. Usually the season ends around the end of February, however … {continue reading}

DIY Inspiration and more – From Dream To Reality #156

From Dream To Reality

Did you see all the FABULOUS creations shared at From Dream To Reality last week? WOW, you always AMAZE me with your talent! You are so creative! So creative in fact, that you I think you deserve an Oatmeal Cookie! haha In fact, have a few… you deserve it! :) Oatmeal Cookies   DIY Inspiration and more – From Dream To Reality Features From Dream To Reality #155   Boy Room Reveal from Kammy’s Korner.   Homemade Dryer Sheets from View From The Fridge.   Roasted Pink Radishes from A Life From Scratch.   Two Ways to Paint Lettering Onto … {continue reading}

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies – Easy Cookie Recipes

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies. Easy Cookie Recipes!

I absolutely LOVE oatmeal cookies, especially when they are chewy. My favorite oatmeal cookies were always the ones I bought at school. Did you have some at school too? Once I graduated from school I could no longer enjoy my favorite cookies, so sad. That’s until I decided to make my own. :) I’ve been making Oatmeal Cookies for my little family for years. They enjoy them as much as I do, if not more. I often make them just before the girls get home from school as a little after-school treat. They know I’ve made them as soon as … {continue reading}

DIY Inspiration and more – From Dream To Reality #155

From Dream To Reality

Happy Tuesday! What have you been up to lately? Please tell me it’s nice and warm where you live?! It’s been very cold here, I’m very much looking forward to spring! What I would do for some warm sun! Oh well, at least I know it will come at one point! :) I’m not sure if you had a chance to read the post I shared yesterday? If you’re like me and haven’t been taking as many photos of your family as you would like, you’ll want to read my post. Favorite Things Photography Ready to check out the features … {continue reading}

Capture the Moment – Emanuelle’s Favorite Things #CanonL

Capture the Moment. Documenting Emanuelle's Favorite Things.

I take A LOT of photos. If you were to check my 16GB SD card that’s in my camera right now, you’d see that it’s full. Every single time that I take out my camera I usually shoot between 200-300 photos. I’m not kidding! I’m kinda of a photography addict. But the thing is…. if you were to look at my SD card you’d be disappointed with me.. heck, I’m disappointed with myself. Why? Because about 85% of the photos are not of my family, but of my crafts, DIY projects, etc… OUPS! Before having my blog, I always had my camera … {continue reading}

DIY Inspiration and more – From Dream To Reality #154

From Dream To Reality

Hi there! It’s Tuesday! YAY!! You know what that means, right? It’s party day! Yahoo! Before we start partying, did you see the Charm Necklace tutorial I shared last week? It’s super cute and I’m sure you’ll love it too! Charm Necklace – Easy to make on the go!   FYI For those of you looking into purchasing a Silhouette CAMEO or Silhouette Portrait: PixScan™ + Silhouette Machine Bundles are on SALE NOW until February 20, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time (MST)! Save $94.97 on PixScan™ + Silhouette Portrait Save $48.97 on PixScan™ + Silhouette CAMEO Use code: DIYDREAMER for … {continue reading}

Charm Necklace – Easy to make on the go!

Charm Necklace - Easy to make on the go! Easy jewelry tutorial.

I love re-purposing things. There’s just something fun about taking an item that is meant for one thing, but use it for an entirely different purpose. For example, using an old puzzle board and transforming it into a chalkboard instead. Genius idea, right?! When I got my hands on a package of Rubbermaid LunchBlox, I knew it would be PERFECT for another use. First of all, let me explain to you what the Rubbermaid LunchBlox is. It’s the perfect solution for all your lunch storage needs. NO JOKE! It’s designed to save space and keep lunch boxes organized. The LunchBlox … {continue reading}