For those of you celebrating the Holiday today, let me first start off by wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!  Hope your day is filled with family, friends, and good food! I am so excited to be kicking off today with the 2015 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway Blog Hop!  If you are unfamiliar with the blog hop here is the rundown.  The hop started Monday and runs until Friday. Each day 5 bloggers will share a gift guide as well… Read more »

9 cork projects

I’m BAAAK!!!  You may have all been wondering where I have been, as well as I hope missing me 🙂  Well I am happy to be back in action and sharing a bit of anything & everything once again! It’s Monthly DIY Challenge time and this month my friends and I are creating something using cork. I have always wanted/needed something in our kitchen to keep track of our everyday activities, appointments and whatever else we may need. Not to… Read more »

Red White and Blue Food Decor and Craft Ideas

Who’s ready for the 4th of July festivities to begin?!  If you are, then you are going to love what I have in store for you today!  I am so excited to be participating in the Red White and Blue Blog Hop with a bunch of very talented bloggers!  At this blog hop you will find patriotic recipes, crafts, and home decor ideas just in time for the celebrations to begin!     My Red White and Blue post will have… Read more »

DIY Moisurizing Lip Balm

I am so excited to share this DIY soothing lip balm with you today!  It is all natural, thrifty, and super easy to make! If you were to look in my purse right now, you would see that I am a lip balm/lip gloss junkie!  Anyone that knows me, knows how true that statement really is.  I just can’t get enough of it!  Especially lip balm! I mean I love it so much, that I look forward to the day… Read more »

19 Creative Ways to Display Succulents

If you have been following me here for a while, I’m sure you know that I am a huge fan of succulents!  I love the abundance of variety they come in, the vibrant colors, with the added bonus that they are easy to keep alive!  Since I do tend to forget to give my succulents some attention, I find it nice to use an occasional faux succulent in projects once in a while. Such is the case as in my… Read more »

How to Start a Blog

This post does include affiliate links.  For more information see my disclosure policy   With the new year in full swing perhaps you have made some goals for yourself, or possibly want to try something new and share your passions.  What better way to do that than with a blog!  Maybe you have a passion for travel and want to document and share your adventures.  Or are you the creative type? Share your creations! One of the many great things about a blog is that… Read more »

DIY Love Sign

Happy Hump Day!!!  Today you can catch me over the hill up in the mountains guest posting for Making it in the Mountains!  So head on over and get all the details about this super cute DIY Love Sign that I made just in time for Valentine’s Day!  While your their, make sure to check out all of Kristi’s fabulous creations!     This DIY Love Sign will go great with my Painted Canvas with Ornamental Arrow that I shared… Read more »

Curious George Themed Birthday Party

Happy Birthday to my little guy, Beckham!!!  Can’t believe that another year has already come and gone, and that my baby is growing up to be a smart, funny, and witty little man!  I am so excited to see what adventures, milestones, etc.. that he take us on this year! With Beckham’s curiosity, exploitative nature, and love for trouble making monkeys, a Curious George themed birthday party was perfect!  With friends, family, food, cake, and photo booth, the birthday bash… Read more »

A Year in Review Top Ten Posts in 2014

Happy New Year!!!  Hope you all enjoyed the Holidays with your friends and family!  I took a few weeks off to enjoy the Holidays, but I am back, and excited to get back into the swing of things!  It is so hard to believe that 2014 has already come and gone, but what a fantastic year it was!  I have reached some amazing milestones this year blogging, and am really looking forward to what 2015 has in store! I love… Read more »

16 Handmade Gift Ideas

Christmas time is officially here!  It has felt like Christmas in my home for a while now, since I have had my Christmas stuff up a few week before Thanksgiving.  I usually wait until the day after Thanksgiving but I just couldn’t help myself this year!  I have to say I actually quite liked putting all the decorations up early.  Makes the home feel warm, and cozy!  Now I just need some presents under the tree to make it all… Read more »


Welcome to Pin Worthy Wednesday!   Where you link up your most Pin Worthy Posts! Here are just a few requests for this linky:Follow the hosts and cohosts of this party through at least one of their social media listed below.   Keitha, The Bajan Texan  Facebook  Pinterest  Twitter  Instagram  Google+  YouTube  Bloglovin Emily, Our House Our Home Facebook  Pinterest  Twitter  Google+  Bloglovin Roxanne, The Honeycomb Home Facebook  Pinterest   Twitter  Instagram  Google+  Bloglovin Chelsea, Mommie and Wee Facebook  Pinterest  Twitter   Instagram  Google+  Bloglovin  … Read more »

Rustic Wood Slice Santa Final

Good Morning and Happy Friday!!! We’re Back!!!  My blog friends and I have had so much fun participating in The Great Crate Challenge, as well as our Pick Your Pumpkin Challenge we decided to make it a monthly affair!  So each month we will take the same item and each recreate something out of it.  It is so fun to see each month what we all come up with, so I am really looking forward to doing it every month…. Read more »

Homemade Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee Creamer

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Pure Via®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PureViaSweet http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV”     When it comes to the daily to do list at the Hatch house, Coffee undoubtedly is first on the list.  I personally can NOT function with out that fresh cup o’ joe in the morning, and I know the hubs would agree.  In fact, my husband has a huge jug called “Bubba” that… Read more »

Photo Collage Tutorial in Photoshop

So after making my DIY Photo Collage Letters, I received a few messages asking how my husband put the collage of photos together.  So without further ado, I am going to hand it over to my talented and very humorous husband who is going to give a you a video tutorial on how to make a collage in Photoshop! Cut to Spenny in 3… 2… 1….     Hello people of the blog-a-sphere!  As some of you surely  know, the talented blogger/DIY’er  (she’s… Read more »

10 DIY Projects - Anything & Everything

Good Morning! Last week was a fantastic week!  I participated in the Pick your Pumpkin Challenge, my Halloween Mason Jar Luminarias were featured in the Huffington Post, as well as Country Living!!!  I am still grinning from ear to ear with those two big features 🙂  Last week I also announced a great giveaway that it still going on.  If you haven’t entered the All Things Fall Ya’ll Blog Hop yet, you better do it NOW!!!  Not only is it a… Read more »

300px turn it up button copy

Welcome to the 48th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! So many great things linked up this past week, making it hard to decide on a favorite!  Hope everyone is ready for back to school or is adjusting to back to school, if it has already started.  Now let’s get this party started! Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be! As you may know, Turn It… Read more »

10 Amazing Upcycled Transformations

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to another great week of Fabulous Finds Friday!  Today I am sharing with you 15 Upcycled items that have been transformed from dull and Drab to fun and Fab! After seeing all these great projects, I find myself lamenting “why did I ever throw away that ugly dresser or nightstand out?”.  Alas, now I know those dilapidated and dreadful items can have new life breathed into them to create amazing pieces! Dresser turned Shelving – Redoux Interiors Bright and Bold… Read more »

$100 visa card giveaway 2

I am so excited to be participating in another great GIVEAWAY!  I have teamed up with some amazing bloggers once again to give you the chance to win $100 Visa Card!  What better time to get some extra spending money in your pocket.  With summer in full effect and the kids out of school, you probably have a lot of fun things planned this summer and wouldn’t $100 help with that?  I know it would me. My family and I… Read more »

1000 fan gift card giveaway

Who doesn’t love a giveaway?  I am so thrilled to be participating in my first giveaway!  I have teamed up with 9 fabulous bloggers to bring you the chance to win $100 gift card of your choice to Amazon, Target, or Michaels! This also gives you the chance to meet and follow other blogs that maybe you have not yet discovered!  The giveaway runs until May 25th.  Don’t forget to share this giveaway with your friends and family! Enter the… Read more »

Five Fabulous Finds

Wow, what an AMAZING week it has been!  As most of you know, I am new to the blogging world, and I am beginning to see what an awesome world it is!   Before I started blogging I had no idea what link parties where, blog hopping, etc…  There is so much to learn, and I find myself learning something new everyday.  Some of you might be asking “what are link parties?”  Link parties are an opportunity for you to… Read more »