Restored Patio Side Table

We’ve been working on making our outdoor area wonderful for entertaining. Mellow Man has been doing lots of projects, including building a play fort, and restoring our bench. What’s more, he recently cleaned out our storage shed.  There were a lot of things that we had squirreled away, not sure what to do with them, or if we should even keep them.  One of the things that was in the scrap pile was a wrought iron patio side table.  It was rusty and missing the top, so we were going to put in on the curb.  However, with a little creativity, it turned into a lovely, aqua blue restored patio side table that really adds to our outdoor entertaining space.

Use a wooden circle and an old wrought iron table form to restore your patio side table!
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20+ Homemade Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

When it comes to making mom smile on Mother’s Day, I find that it is best done with something that you really put thought into. For the boys’ grandmothers (including my mom) that means a homemade gift that I made myself, or my boys created.  Plus, the best part is, how excited my kids and she gets when they open it together.  Looking around for some new inspiration from other creative bloggers, I collected over twenty homemade gift ideas for mother’s day that I know moms, grandmothers and aunts will delight in.  Check them out and let me know what you think!

Homemade gifts from the heart are the best Mother's Day gifts! Here are more than 20 homemade gift ideas for mother's day!
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Churro Iced Coffee Recipe

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One of my favorite treats is a churro.  In fact, I think if you go back through my Instagram account, you might find a picture of a churro.  And now that we are clearly heading into Spring, it’s also time for those tasty coffeehouse style iced coffee drinks.  I recently decided to combined the flavors of the churro with a cup of cold Folgers® Coffeehouse Blend coffee to create a delicious coffee drink!

Try this delicious Churro Iced Coffee recipe to make a coffeehouse treat at home using Folger's coffeehouse blend and a few other ingredients. {Sponsored by Folger's}
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Key Lime Poke Cake

Poke cakes are so great to make because the entire family can get involved.  There is something about a sheet cake that makes it much more achievable for baking with little boys. Right now my preschooler, the Monkey, loves to “help” whenever I decide to cook, so I try to pick recipes that help won’t mess up.  The Mellow Man loves pie, more than cake, and his favorite is Key Lime Pie, so I decided to make Key Lime Poke Cake.  The recipe is originally from Betty Crocker, but I decided that I wanted to change things up a bit.   It ended up being amazing.  It tastes exactly like Key Lime Pie, but with a cake base.  I was so impressed by the poke cake that I couldn’t wait to share it!

Here's a cake that's easy to make and tastes just like key lime pie! Whip up this Key Lime Poke cake in record time, and enjoy!
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Easy Floral Sugar Scrub

My Rose Jasmine Sugar Scrub is one of my favorite tutorials, and apparently a lot of you like it too!  However, I recently tried a slightly different variant of the sugar scrub, which I ended up liking even better.  In fact, I whipped up 3 jars quickly for the Peanut’s preschool teachers, and they asked me to tell them how I did it.  This is SO EASY and SO QUICK, and people can’t believe that you actually made it.  Given my frantic schedule, that’s a win-win.  It’s perfect for Mother’s Day too!  Let me show you how to make this lightning fast easy floral sugar scrub for your kiddo’s grandmothers, aunts or teachers.  Once you’ve started making it, you’ll make batch after batch!

Looking for a homemade gift idea for Mother's Day? This DIY Easy Floral Sugar Scrub can be made in under 10 minutes, with enough to give to several people.
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