Christmas in July Giveaway with Sizzix

Christmas in July Swan Decoration with Sizzix

Happy Friday! You might remember the Christmas in July Swan Decoration that I recently made with Sizzix?  You can find pretty project HERE. Well, Sizzix is doing an AMAZING giveaway right now in conjunction with their Christmas in July projects. You can enter HERE to win a Sizzix Big Shot Plus + all the Sizzix tools and dies to make EVERY the project from the Christmas in July Pin to Win!! Amazing, right?! Happy pinning and a very Merry Christmas in July! ... [ Read More ]

Exploring Balboa Park

Famous Footwear #ohsofamous

This summer I've made it a point to go on lots of outings with my kids.  We live in one of the most beautiful places in the country, San Diego (yes, I may be a bit biased).  There are so many fun places to explore and exciting things to see! Earlier this week we all went to Balboa Park.  It's a great place that's filled with beautiful museums, gardens, gorgeous architecture, the San Diego Zoo, performing arts venues, and a vintage carousel that's over 100 years old. First we headed to the ... [ Read More ]

Sprite Fruit Cups

Sprite Fruit Cups

Thank you Walmart and Coca-Cola for sponsoring this Sprite Fruit Cups recipe.  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.  #EffortlessMeals #CollectiveBias With summer in full swing, we've been spending a lot of time at the beach as a family.  It's always cooler on the coast than it is at our house, and the kids play for hours on the sand and in the water. We recently took our dinner to the beach and had a nice picnic.  I created some Sprite fruit cups that were so yummy that I wanted to ... [ Read More ]

DIY Pencil Case with Duck Tape

Version 2

This post brought to you by The Duck Brand. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Make Life Lovely. Summer is almost halfway over for my kids (where did the time go?), and it's time to start thinking about back to school and all of the supplies that I'll need for my three kiddos. I recently made a cool diy pencil case with Duck Tape and I thought I'd show you how I made it.  It was surprisingly easy, and only took a couple supplies- a gallon-size plastic bag and some duck ... [ Read More ]

Sprucing Up the Dining Room

Dining Room

I am proud to be a 3M-sponsored blogger, and as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate 3M products. Opinions are my own and additional products used in the project were selected by me. I love my dining room and the way that we have it set up, but after 15 years of living in our home with many of the same decorations, it was definitely time for a change! To mix up the dining room a bit and to add some more color to the room, I decided to redo a small wall area in ... [ Read More ]

DIY Bean Bag Apple in 15 Minutes

DIY Bean Bag Apple

Hi friends!  Today I'm sharing the sweetest little diy bean bag apple that you can make in just 15 minutes.  Really, I timed it! This cute apple bean bag is fun for the kids to play with, is great for teachers to use in the classroom, and would make a great back to school gift for your child's teacher.  Each apple bean bag takes just 15 minutes, so you could make a whole set of these while watching a movie or binge watching your favorite show on Netflix. Apple Bean Bags Supplies: Red, ... [ Read More ]

Free Printable Doughnut Tag + An Amazing Deal

Free Printable Donut Tags Collage

What is about doughnuts that make them so appealing?  I can't decide if it's their sweet taste and doughy texture, or just their overall cuteness factor.  Either way, today I've got some good news for all you doughnut lovers out there! First of all, I've got an adorable free printable doughnut tag that I'm sharing with you today that is perfect for sharing a doughnut with a friend for their birthday or just because. That is, if you're nice enough to share your doughnuts, which I think you ... [ Read More ]

Healthy Lemonade Recipe with No Calories and No Sugar

Healthy Lemonade Recipe

Thank you Ready Snax and Costco for sponsoring this delicious healthy lemonade recipe post.  All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.  #FreshOntheGo #CollectiveBias In this summer heat I've been getting SO thirsty.  As much as I love cold water, sometimes I want a drink with flavor, but without all the calories of a sugary drink. Today I've got the perfect healthy drink solution for those of us who are trying to stay hydrated, but want another healthy choice with a bit more flavor than ... [ Read More ]

Christmas in July Swan Decoration

Christmas in July Swan Decoration with Sizzix

Thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm sharing a pretty swan decoration for the Sizzix Christmas in July.  Keep reading for the tutorial and the chance to win a Big Shot Plus AND the Sizzix tools used to make all of the projects from my projects as well as those from the other Sizzix design team participants.  SUCH a great prize!! I have a few gorgeous mercury glass stands with a glass cloche top that I love to pull out and decorate for the holidays.  I decided to make a pretty swan paper ... [ Read More ]

Summer Boho Chic Party

Summer Boho Chic Party by Make Life Lovely

My kids have been out of  school for a week now and we are SO excited for summer!  I put together a fun summer boho chic party to celebrate summer vacation and to kick off our relaxing summer days. I'm SO excited to share all of the fun details with you today! I based the entire party on a printable party suite that Modify Ink offers called Boho Dreams.  Modify Ink is an amazing website that has beautiful prints and party suites available, but the fun part is that every piece of art is ... [ Read More ]