DIY spring wreath + porch decorating

DIY spring wreath

*This post is sponsored by 3M*Once the buttercups started blooming, I was definitely ready to get some spring decorating on. And what better way to do that than with a spring wreath? This project is super easy and takes very little time to pull together. Even if you're not great at making wreathes (raises hand) then you can pull this one off. It is … [Read more...]

Quick Meals: 15 minute beef stew

15 minute beef stew recipe

Cooler temps seem to require heartier food - but that doesn't mean I have time to slave away at the stove or tend to a pot for hours. Or sometimes I just forget to put stuff in the slow cooker, but we still want a warm meal to battle the blustery day. On those days, this is the meal I throw together: 15 minute beef stew. A quick stop at the grocery … [Read more...]

8 DIY ideas + a giveaway!

DIY giveaway package

*This post is sponsored by HomeRight - some links are affiliates* For nearly two years I've been singing the praises of HomeRight. Why? Because I love them. Their products are user friendly, the customer service is some of the best I've ever seen - and as a long time sponsor I've got nothing but love for them. And I know a lot of you do, too! So, … [Read more...]

The Wine Collection – Free Printables


Hi everyone, it's Andrea from The Cottage Market...dropping by to say hello to all of the wonderful Shabby Creek Readers! On today's visit I am sharing a collection of Wine Printables in shades of Pinot and Sauvignon! They are designed to compliment any home decor style and would look great in the Kitchen...Bar Area...Dining Room...well just … [Read more...]

the secrets of shopping at Ikea

secrets of shopping at ikea

There's a magical shopping place called Ikea. But it can quickly become a nightmare of mazes and give you sticker shock at the register unless you know how to shop. I'm a *somewhat* seasoned Ikea shopper, but the closest location to me is nearly 6 hours away, so we either make a trip to Atlanta a few times a year or I go there when traveling. I've … [Read more...]

12 Easy Easter Craft Ideas

12 easy Easter Craft Ideas

I'm not a huge crafter, but when I do it usually revolves around holidays. I love adding a little handmade touch to almost anything, and these 12 easy Easter craft ideas are right up my alley. From buntings to signs and even baskets, there's some great way to get your Easter craft on!   Like these Easter Craft Ideas? Find more … [Read more...]

10 free brushstroke style fonts

brushstroke DIY ideas

There's just something about brushstroke inspired projects that catches my eye every time. Maybe it's the bold display - or the fact that I just truly have a deep love of words that never seems to wane. I'm not sure, but I do know that I adore all sorts of brushstroke types of things - like pillows or canvases or mugs or shirts - the list is … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Asiago and Asparagus Risotto


Hi there, Shabby Creek friends!  It's me Claire, from A Little CLAIREification, and I'm back for another installment of slow cooker inspiration. I actually thought last month's French Onion Style Mushrooms could be the end ALL as far as one of the most easy and delicious Crock-Pot dishes I'd ever made. However, this Slow Cooker Asiago and … [Read more...]

I Love You to the Moon and Back Pillow (with free graphic)

I love you to the moon and back pillow {with free graphic}

*Thanks to Happy Crafters for partnering with me on this post.* My tiniest human has decided that she wants to redecorate her room. And if you know me, you know I'm always down for decorating. Although this time she really wanted to make the choices all on her own - she just wants a little mom help to do a few projects. Awesome, huh? When she … [Read more...]

10 quick and easy Easter Desserts

easy easter desserts

Easter desserts should be easy - let's face it... you spend all the time on cooking dinner, getting together all the baskets, even getting all the outfits ready for the big day. So if you're going to have to make dessert, it should be super, duper easy. These 10 Easter desserts are just that - easy and delicious. Because you've already got enough … [Read more...]