Easy jewelry organizing (plus a super easy DIY sign)

easy jewelry organizing

*This post is in partnership with 3M* Jewelry organizing has always been a challenge for me. I don't have a crazy amount of it, but I never know where to store it all. I've tried a few different methods, but necklaces specifically are really difficult to keep organized so I can find what I want, when I want it. One morning as I was getting ready, … [Read more...]

Cherry Rolls

Cherry Rolls Recipe via The Benson Street for The Shabby Creek Cottage

Hello there again, Shabby Creek Readers! It's Emily from The Benson Street here. I love Valentine's Day. I know a lot of people don't, but it is always fun to have something to celebrate in the long winter months. Plus, all the sweets and treats are a big deal. I always looked forward to Valentine's Day as a child because my mother would make these … [Read more...]

10 things you can build with 2x4s

ten things you can build with 2x4s

I like finding things you can build with 2x4s, because it's some of the cheapest lumber around. Sturdy, dependable and at around $3 for an 8 ft piece, it's a great value for your building budget. Don't think you can think of things you can build with 2x4s? Think again! From outdoor furniture to amazing organization ideas, this collection of … [Read more...]

How to make a custom lighted marquee sign

DIY custom lighted marquee sign

Way back at Christmas, I bought some gorgeous globe string lights online and used them in my kitchen. I truly adore them (they're still up long after the tree was taken down.) I was sort of surprised when the company, Lights for All Occasions, found my post on Instagram, then reached out to see if I'd like to collaborate with them on a project, and … [Read more...]

Free Valentines Day Chalkboard Printables

Valentines Day Chalkboard Printables

Hi there, it's Andrea from The Cottage Market. I'm back to wish you all a very Happy New Year and to share some fun Valentine's Day Free Chalkboard Printables with Gina and all of her fabulous readers. I wanted these to be fun and also wall art that you can use all year round. I even made one from one of Gina's favorite quotes...see if you can … [Read more...]

15 adorable Valentines Day Ideas

Valentine's Day Ideas

It's that time of year again where love is in the air. There's something so sweet about Valentines Day ideas, where you go that extra mile to show the people in your life you love them just a little more than every day. I've pulled together 15 adorable projects that are perfect for everyone in your life, from the little bitties to your soul mate. … [Read more...]

Chewy Chocolate Cookie Bars

Chew Chocolate Cookie Bars Recipe

Hey there Shabby Creek Cottage readers! It's Laura from Inspiration for Moms back with another decedent dessert recipe for you. It's a brand new year and I couldn't be more excited! My baby boy is due anytime and I can't wait to meet him. One of the craziest things about this pregnancy is my irresistible craving for everything chocolate. If you're … [Read more...]

FREE printable Valentines Day Cards

set of four free Valentines Day Printable Cards

Whatever mom decided that school kids needed to crank up Valentines Day Cards from traditional sweet notes to a contest about who brings the coolest candy to hand out at school should have to sit in time out. I know, that seems harsh - but let's be honest.... with the 11 million other things I have to do in life, whipping up precious notes to add … [Read more...]

How to Clean a Range Hood {without chemicals!}

how to clean a range hood

I've never professed to be the world's greatest house cleaner. Apparently I'm pretty bad at it, since I tend to overlook things until they get to scary levels, then I finally notice them and freak out (and then question my ability as a mom, wife, etc.) Most areas in my life are pretty neat and tidy, but those areas that are easy to overlook are my … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Pet Food Labels (with free graphics)

easy DIY pet food labels with free graphics

A few weeks ago we adopted a new rescue dog, Sophie. She's adorable and sweet and fits in perfectly with our family. She's like the Annie of dog world, she went from not so great conditions to living a life of luxury where her only worry is what kind of treat she wants today. Our sweet new family addition needed a place to put her food, so I … [Read more...]