Chocolate Football Suckers

Football Suckers

Happy Thursday! Are you a football fan?  Do you know someone who is… or should I say, are you married to someone who is?  Is your son on a football team? A couple days ago I shared the tutorial to make some football and football helmet chocolate suckers on Live. Craft. Love.  that are perfect for the football lovers in your life!  The best part is that they are so easy to customize to your favorite football team colors- just use a different color of melting chocolate! You can check out the ... [ Read More ]

Roller Skate Card

Roller Skate Card made from Sizzix and Brenda Walton's Ice Skate Die

I’m not sure if it’s because I was an 80’s child and practically lived in my white roller skates, or because my daughter is currently performing in the 80's play Xanadu at school, but I've got roller skates on my mind! Today on the Sizzix blog I'm sharing how I turned an ice skate card from Brenda Walton's Sizzix ice skate die into a roller skate card!  Much more appropriate for this SoCal lady. ;) Come stop by to see the tutorial and say hi! ... [ Read More ]

Princess Makeover Spa Party

Disney Princess Spa Party for Girls

A big thank you to Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for sponsoring this Princess Makeover Spa Party. All opinions are always 100% my own.  #DisneyBeauties #CollectiveBias I am SO excited to share a fun Disney princess makeover spa party with you that I put together last weekend.  We invited a few of my daughter's friends over for a day of pampering, soaking, scrubbing, nail-painting, and treat-eating! I'm not sure who had more fun- me or the girls!  I'll be sharing with you some of ... [ Read More ]

My Latest Fashion Accessory

Loving the new Isaac Mizrahi BAND-AIDS® at Walgreens

This post brought to you by BAND-AID® Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. As a mom of four kids for over 12 years, I've learned many important things to make life easier for me and the kiddos when one of them has an "owie." First of all, I have magic kisses.  It's true, just ask my three-year-old!  One kiss from mom, and somehow that scrape or cut is at least 75% better. My second trick is BAND-AID® Brand bandages.  I think they have some magic healing power in them, too, because somehow ... [ Read More ]

DIY Mummy Head

DIY mummy head (from styrofoam head)

Getting a box full of heads in the mail is probably the most fun package I've ever received! When FloraCraft asked me to be part of their Foam Head Challenge, the first idea that came to my mind was to create a DIY mummy head with it.  Who doesn't love a good scary mummy for Halloween? All I bought for this project was some cheap thin drapery lining material at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.  The rest of the easy supplies to create the mummy head I already had, so not only was this ... [ Read More ]

DIY Halloween Straws

DIY Halloween straws | by Make Life Lovely

Do you have a Halloween party, get together, or dinner planned this year?  If so, I've got a fun DIY Halloween straws tutorial for you that will impress your guests! And the best part?  In under 5 minutes you can make a whole set of these spooky little straws!  Easy, fast, and fun?  Now that's my kind of craft. ;) DIY Halloween Straws: Supplies: Black & white striped straws (I buy from Amazon- they have the best deal!) Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine (or other die cut ... [ Read More ]

Modern Thanksgiving Card with Sizzix

Thanksgiving Card with Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies

Today I'm over on the Sizzix blog sharing a pretty and modern Thanksgiving card that I made with two of my Tim Holtz Sizzix dies and my Big Shot. I love the simple, clean lines of this card.  It's really easy to make… go check out the tutorial here! Have a great day! ... [ Read More ]

Halloween Decorative Balls

Finished balls

Are you ready for another Halloween idea?  I'm on a roll with the Halloween posts, and there's no end in sight… until Ocotber 31st, that is! Today I'm sharing a really fun little craft that is very inexpensive to make, and really fun to personalize.  I took some cheap paper mache ornaments, ripped off the string, and painted them to look like cute little vintage pumpkins and black cats. LOVE how they turned out!! I'm sharing the easy tutorial on Live. Craft. Love, and would love for you ... [ Read More ]

DIY Napkin Rings for Fall

Fall napkin rings

It is finally starting to feel like fall here in sunny Southern California now that the weather is starting to cooperate.  I shared some pretty and very simple DIY napkin rings for fall on Live. Craft. Love. last month that I wanted to share with you here! I know I always say that my projects and crafts are really easy for you to make, but these napkin rings are SUPER easy to make.  They're also SUPER cheap to make, which is always an extra bonus, right?! In just no time and after spending ... [ Read More ]

Graveyard Halloween Treat

Graveyard Chocolate Pudding Halloween Treat

With only 18 more days until Halloween, I've got a spooktacularly delicious Halloween treat to share with you today!  It's loaded with chocolate and is so easy even the kids can help! A spooky chocolate graveyard made of double chocolate pudding, crushed chocolate cookies, a cookies and cream chocolate headstone, white chocolate bones trying to escape their chocolate tomb (death by chocolate?), and a sour little pumpkin.  What's not to love? These yummy Halloween treats are a cinch to make, ... [ Read More ]