Flat Iron Case!!!

I use my flat iron everyday and even more-so when I’m on vacation.  When I’m travelling, after I’m finished using my flat iron… I usually wrap it in a t-shirt to make sure I don’t burn anything in my suitcase because it stays HOT for a long time after it’s unplugged OR I pack everything and wait for it to cool before I pack it. ANNOYING!! I while back I came across a flat iron case by Your Creative Juices.  I thought it was a GENIUS idea! Flat Iron Case Step 1: Get yourself a 8”x10” pot holder with a … {continue reading}

From Dream To Reality – Linky Party #31

{From Dream to Reality Top 5}from linky party #30 Recycled Braided Bracelet By: Pearls & Scissors Scrap Paper Art By: Simply Living Ruffled Lamp Shade By: Mom 4 Real Lullaby Lyric Pillow By: Love Grows Wild Teacup Lamp By: Vivaciously Vintage Make sure to Grab the Featured Button and wear it proudly…you deserve it :) From Dream To Reality is sponsored by: BRAG ABOUT ITHand Stamped and Custom JewelryWhere ONE OF A KIND Jewelry is CREATED FOR YOU! Let’s start this week’s From Dream To Reality! Rules: – You must have the ”From Dream To Reality” button somewhere on your … {continue reading}

DIY Laundry Soap!!!

A few weeks ago I featured How to make your own Laundry Soap by The DIY Village during From Dream To Reality #26.  I just LOVED the idea of making our own soap, so we tried the recipe. It was really fun sitting together as a family putting all the ingredients together.  We each took our turn grating the Fels Naptha Laundry Soap Bars. Here’s Ema hard at work: The laundry soap smells so good!!  I’m pretty sure it has to do with the Purex Crystals Fabric Softener!  We use it in cold water and have no problems.  The clothes come out … {continue reading}

Guest Post – Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall with Mommy Made

Hello friends and fellow DIY Dreamer readers! I’m Maria-Isabel and I blog over at a little place called Mommy Made. Simply put Mommy Made is fun Mom blog filled with fun activities for kids, crafts, party ideas, our family adventures and memories, kids fashion posts and so much more. Its a place for cute facial expressions, the silly conversations, lots of photos and its a place to inspire and be inspired as a Momma! If that sounds like your cup of tea, I do hope you will stop by and follow me. Wow.. got a little rhyming action there. ;)Anywho.. … {continue reading}

August Sponsors Group Giveaway!!!

My August Sponsors (which I LOVE) have come together to offer a FABULOUS Giveaway!   There’s 7 Prizes… which means 7 WINNERS!!!  Pretty awesome right? Look at what YOU could win: Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Shop  ~  Pinterest Blog  ~  Facebook  ~  Pinterest  ~  Twitter Shop  ~  Facebook  ~  Pinterest Blog  ~  Facebook  ~  Pinterest  ~  Twitter Blog  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter Blog  ~  Facebook  ~  Pinterest  ~  Twitter Blog  ~   Facebook  ~  Shop  ~  Twitter My August Sponsors are pretty FABULOUS.. right?? Would you like to enter the Giveaway? a Rafflecopter giveaway Have a GREAT day!!! The D.I.Y. Dreamer

Meet & Tweet – Twitter Hop!!!

I’m super EXCITED to be co-hosting MEET & TWEET once again! It’s such a fun way to meet new friends! :) Come and MEET & TWEET with me!! ***** Let’s get this PAR-TAY started!  Ready to make new Twitter friends?Sweetness, just follow the rules.RULES:Link up your Twitter account, not your blog.Follow your host and co-hosts. {The first 6 in the linky.} HOST: Laura from Our ReflectionThanks so much to my amazing co-hosts:Heather from It’s a Long Story Tess from The Framed Lady Brittney from Yellow Umbrella Deisgns Alisha from Alisha & Brandon Christine from The DIY Dreamer Tori from Lil’ … {continue reading}

From Dream To Reality – Linky Party #30

{From Dream to Reality Top 5}from linky party #29 Homemade Mod Podge By: Shabby Art Boutique Ball Jar Cups for Kids By: Whimsical Whimsies Puppy Dog Lovey Blanket Crochet Pattern By: Repeat Crafter Me Monster Bib By: Stubbornly Crafty Cinnamon Spiced Chocolate Cupcakes By: Dwell on Joy Make sure to Grab the Featured Button and wear it proudly…you deserve it :) From Dream To Reality is sponsored by: BRAG ABOUT ITHand Stamped and Custom JewelryWhere ONE OF A KIND Jewelry is CREATED FOR YOU! Let’s start this week’s From Dream To Reality! Rules: – You must have the ”From Dream To … {continue reading}

Pincushion Jar!!!

Fun retro-style Pincushion Jar perfect to give as a gift or to keep for yourself. Last week we finished a jar of jam, I couldn’t bring myself to throw it out because I loved the shape of it… and most importantly of all I LOVED the little writing on it.   Can you read what is written on the lid and embossed on the glass? It’s written Bonne Maman (Good Mom).  Of course I’m certain you wouldn’t be able to throw it out either, right?  So what’s one to do with a cute jar… transform it into a pincushion jar so … {continue reading}

Tie-Dye Fun!!!

Have you ever tie-dyed before?  If you haven’t.. you should really try it.  It’s really FUN and addictive. My sister and I tie-dyed t-shirts last week (it was for a parade and we wanted all the kids to match).  We had never tie-dyed anything before, we were kinda nervous about it.  I think we watched over 4 videos before we actually attempted it. Once you start, you just can’t stop… it’s super fun and EASY (no need to be nervous about it)! We bought a tie-dye kit (Tulip – One Step Tie-Dye Kit) and followed the instructions.  What’s nice about the … {continue reading}

Guest Post – Leen Machine Paper Studio

Yay!!!  Paulene from Leen Machine Paper Studio is here today!!  She has a WONDERFUL tutorial to share with us!!! ***** Hello DIY Dreamer friends! I’m Paulene from Leen Machine Paper Studio and today, I’m sharing how to make glass magnets of your own. These magnets are great for baby shower gifts, wedding favors, birthday party favors…anything you can think of!  Let’s get started! Here’s what you’ll need: pictures, pattern or your own design Glass Tiles Magnets Diamond Glaze Paint Brush Scissors Step One: Cut your design into small strips. I put one inch boxes – the same size as the magnets … {continue reading}

From Dream To Reality – Linky Party #29

{From Dream to Reality Top 5}from linky party #28 EZ Scrap Quilt By: Enjoyer of Grace Rolled Fabric Flower Necklace By: Pitter and Glink 50+ Beauty Tutorials and Tips By: A Creative Cookie DIY Laundry Room Art By: Artsy Fartsy Mama Omelet Muffin Bar By: The Hill Hangout Make sure to Grab the Featured Button and wear it proudly…you deserve it :) From Dream To Reality is sponsored by: BRAG ABOUT ITHand Stamped and Custom JewelryWhere ONE OF A KIND Jewelry is CREATED FOR YOU! Let’s start this week’s From Dream To Reality! Rules: – You must have the ”From … {continue reading}

Discoveries – August Sponsors Edition

Instead of doing a regular Sponsors Feature Post… I decided to change things up a little.  My Sponsors advertise on my blog for my readers to discover them…. so why not ask them what they would like you to discover…. ***** Mommy Made would you like to Discover:  DIY Pirate Shirt – No Sew ”This is a fun and totally easy plain T-Shirt makeover, for all you pirate fans!  I created these beacause my son’s birthday was a Pirate theme and I wanted him to have something fun to wear!” ***** The Pinterest Project would like you to Discover: Picture, … {continue reading}