Baking brown butter treats at home
Taking pictures of two girls
Easter Family Picture
Pictures of a ballet dancer in her tutu

Quick and Easy St. Patrick’s Day Silly Straws

DIY St. Patrick's Day Silly Straws | Teal & Lime for

Hi, Jackie here from Teal & Lime.  I am dropping in today with a little St. Patrick’s Day cheer for the lunch box! When I was growing up I always wanted to have the perfect thing to wear on holidays and special occasions. You know, pink or red to wear on Valentine’s. And, especially, a green shirt to wear on St Patrick’s Day. Because, I am proudly 3/4 Irish…I have the freckles and a red-haired… Continue Reading

DIY Valentines Heart Cut-Out Plaque

DIY Valentines Heart Cut-Out Plaque by Teal & Lime for

Hello, Kristen Duke fans!  Isn’t she awesome?! I have been a huge fan for years, and was super excited to meet Kristen, and hear her speak, at a conference last August.   My name is Jackie Hernandez.  I am the creative force behind Teal & Lime, a blog and business with one goal; empowering you to decorate your own home in an easy and approachable way.  I am delighted to fill in for Kristen today… Continue Reading

Heart Carved Tree Stump

heart carved tree stump

It’s the 10th of January and I am so excited to have our group of talented bloggers back for another blog hop! This month the theme is HEARTS and I just know you are going to love (no pun intended!) these projects that are sure to get your creativity flowing for Valentine’s Day… which is just around the corner! I’d love for you to pin our collage below, check out my Heart Carved Tree Stump… Continue Reading

Make Your Own Stamps with Silhouette

make your own stamps

I used to be a HUGE scrapbooker–back in the 90′s when I was in high school, before it caught the mainstream fever. I subscribed to the magazines, and with my two boys as babies, I have many years “scrapbooked.” I then got into stamping just to add something a little extra to my layouts.  I was so excited to hear that the Silhouette machines were promoting a new stamping kit, to make your own stamp!… Continue Reading

Stenciled Glass: Mother’s Day Gift Idea with Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart Mother's Day

Note: This post is sponsored by Plaid Crafts and Blue Print Social, but all opinions are my own. I was recently sent a package full of Martha Stewart crafts, including glass paint and stencils. I was challenged to make a Mother’s Day craft, and I came up with this simple stenciled glass frame art. I have a large stash of frames in a storage space in my home. Shocking, I know. That a photographer would have a… Continue Reading

33 Disney Crafts, Ideas, & Recipes

33 Disney Crafts Ideas and Recipes

After sharing with you our Walt Disney World Tips with how to plan, and top 10 favorite attractions for Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and even Universal’s Islands of Adventure, I gathered up some other fun ideas around the web.  Even if you’ve never been to a Disney theme park, it would be fun to make with your kids!  I’ve got some tips, crafts, and Disney food, and found this wasn’t such an original idea.… Continue Reading

How to make a Silhouette Canvas with a Silhouette Cameo

silhouette canvas

I’m so excited to show you how to make a Silhouette Canvas with a Silhouette Cameo that I shared in the girls Fancy Room Gallery Wall. This was my very first project with my new Silhouette Cameo machine, and it was so exciting how easy it was! I have long admired the Silhouette, but the idea of actually having one in my possession left me paralyzed with fear that I’d be overwhelmed learning another gadget.… Continue Reading

Riley Blake Designs Quilt


I am so excited to share with you the beautiful quilt my friend made for my girls room with Riley Blake Designs fabric! I am quite obsessed with their beautiful designs, and I’m equally thrilled to be able to give away some fabric to a reader today! But first, the quilt! I love a beautiful quilt with modern fabric, but I’m not what one would call a “quilter.” I’ve actually made 3 myself (first, second,… Continue Reading

Handmade dresses for my girls

girls dresses

I love handmade clothing. Mostly because it is unique and no one else around will have it.  When my sister in law (husbands brother’s wife) offered to make something for my girls, I told her I had a stash of fabric that I had planned to do something with, that she could use.  I then searched all over online to find some cute ideas, and told her what I wanted. I photographed her family last summer,… Continue Reading

Before & After~My rockin’ chair


This is a different before & after than you might expect from yesterdays post…something a little more light. (Maybe someday I’ll have a great before and after of me).  I found this blog the other day called Better After that features only before & afters, and I thought I had several things I could share in that light.  First off, is my rocking chair.  It really isn’t anything exciting in the way of a breakthrough… Continue Reading

gingerbread houses

gingerbread houses

It seems that every other year we pull out all the makings for a gingerbread house.  It is VERY messy, but the kids just LOVE it. One of my sons wasn’t very excited about the idea until he realized he got to decorate his OWN house instead of all of them decorating one (I didn’t think we had done that before).  He ended up making a family of gummy bears, and as my most imaginative,… Continue Reading

Red Hot Apple Cider

red hot drink

I like a little warm cider on a cool day, but I don’t care for the pre-mixed jug.  Too much…stuff in it.  I like an apple juice base with a few extras.  The other day, I had the juice, and hoped I had enough on hand to mix up something good.  I posted a query on my facebook page and got a few links, but when someone mentioned dropping some red hots in…my interest was… Continue Reading

My mantle with handmade stockings


I printed the center subway art from Eighteen25 last year, and I love it so much! Spray painted my frame red, and included some other simple decorations. Nothing too crafty.  Now to my stockings…I am SO bummed I can’t find the page I ripped out of a magazine years ago (I had it right here yesterday, but it must have been needed by the aliens who stole it).  It was a crate & barrel magazine… Continue Reading

Holiday gift idea~Camera T-shirt


My sister in law, Julie, loves photography about as much as I do. When I was thinking about making a gift for my new niece, I thought it would be fun to incorporate the camera and indoctrinate the young one early;)  I don’t do much with iron on transfers, and I know there are other options to do this (silhouette that I don’t have?) but this was pretty quick and easy.  Hobby lobby had the transfer… Continue Reading

School Lunch Jokes: Christmas Edition

christmas lunch jokes

Happy December!  I am so excited to share some Christmas traditions and treats and gift ideas in the next few weeks.  I am officially DONE posting client images sneak peeks, and now get to play!  (Though I do have a few straggler sessions for friends/family here soon). I thought I’d kick it off with the Christmas lunch jokes. I had a facebook friend, Chantal, asking me when/if I was going to post these because she and her… Continue Reading