Curly Crafty Mom

Friday, June 23, 2017

Stackable Scalloped Trays with Monograms {Tray Collab}

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We made it to Friday! This has been one of the busiest weeks I have had here on the blog ever and I am glad I'll be able to do some chillaxing (is that a word?) this weekend! Thanks everyone for stopping by and for all of your love and support, I really do appreciate each and everyone of you! I am winding down the week with a fun Tray Blogging Collab! I joined two other bloggers, Mary at Real Girls Realm and Nicki at Sweet Parrish Place to create some gorgeous trays! Check out the bottom of the post to see a photo of their tray and a link to their post!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday Fashion Files Link Up #115 - Floral Headband + Frill Sleeves

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

We are always looking for Co-Hosts for Thursday Fashion Files. If you haven't signed up to Co-Host, but are interested, sign up by clicking HERE.

Visit our Thursday Fashion Files Pinterest board! We will be pinning our top two picks along with our own outfits for that week. Be sure to click HERE to join our Pinterest board!

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What I'm Wearing:
Striped Frill Top from Agnes & Dora | Floral Headband - Peaches & Petals Subscription Box (Old) SimilarSimilar* | Floral Shorts - Gap Outlet (Old) SimilarSimilar* |  Apple Watch| Coral Lace Up Sandals - Old Navy (Old) SimilarSimilar* | Yellow Clutch - Charming Charlie (Old) SimilarSimilar* | Monogrammed Necklace - ONecklace.com | Maui Jim Baby Beach Aviator Sunglasses*

Several months ago I received this blue floral headband in a subscription box and I had no idea if I'd ever wear it. Flash forward to today and I'm styling it with this gorgeous striped frill sleeve top from Agnes & Dora and these floral shorts. I think I'm just dreaming of our tropical Mexican vacation that is almost here! Because, why not wear a floral headband on a tropical resort... it seems like a perfect idea, right? Hope ya'll have fun with your outfits while on vacation, too. I know I'll be packing this headband... and this top... because, stripes go with everything! Happy Thursday! XOXO.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Open Face Cheddar Dijon Burger with Caramelized Onions

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerSoStrong #CollectiveBias

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My husband and I love to grill! I usually leave the grilling to him and then I whip up some tasty sides! We also love our outdoor patio space that we just updated, it's such a nice space to enjoy family time and good food. We definitely want STRONG, sturdy plates (such as Dixie Ultra® at Target, so we don't have any stains or spills or our nice new seat cushions and pillows! Today I'm sharing one of our favorite burgers to grill, a Cheddar Dijon Burger with Caramelized Onions Served Open Face! It is perfect with a side of corn and a cool summer salad.



Summer Bucket List {2017}

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Hey everyone! I am joining Leslie at Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After and 20 or so other bloggers to share out Summer Bucket Lists today! Thank you so much for getting this together, Leslie!

I always do a Summer Bucket List for the kids, one for me and one for me and Brian. It is just more fun that way and it encourages us to do a lot of family activities and it also encourages Brian and I to have lots of date nights and other fun activities together! Oh, and it encourages me to get a couple things done during the summer!

The last time I did a Summer Bucket List was in 2015! I used to love doing these, but as the kids have gotten older it has been a little harder to find open pockets of time. So, Leslie keeps asking me to do one and I finally gave in to her requests (happily!) and thought the summer would be a perfect time to try out a bucket list again!

*underlined text means that activity is completed*

Summer Bucket List for Me

1. Go running at Fenton Park

2. Sign up for Half Marathon Training with Fleet Feet

3. Paint Vanity in Master Bathroom

4. Start thinking of how I want to redo the area where my rose bushes used to be in the garden.

5. Plan my 40th Birthday Party



Summer Bucket List for the Kids
1. Nathan: Karate and Band Camp. Autumn: Summer Gymnastics and Full Day Dance Camp (3 Days)

2. Family Vacation to Disney (can't wait to check out the new World of Avatar and I'll finally meet Lauren Kim from Mom Home Guide!)

3. Library Reading Program, we are almost done! Even mom signed up to read this year!


4. Take the kids to see Cahokia Mounds and have a picnic lunch

5. Cardinals baseball game, Nathan won tickets through the Library Reading Program


Summer Bucket List for Me and Brian


1. All Inclusive Resort in Mexico (can't wait!)

2. Moonlight Paddle boats Picnic at The Boat House

3. Do a sunset dinner at Montelle winery


4. Riverboat Cruise on the Mississippi with Brian. We haven't done this in several years, I thought it would be fun.

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 I'd love to do brunch sometime, like at Squires. They even have a Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar

6. Go to IKEA for lunch and also purchase and put together a new coffee table for the family room.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

5 Ways to Show your Cat Love this Summer (and to Avoid Kitty Boredom!)

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurinaMysteries #CollectiveBias

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We love our cat very much and she's a huge part of our family. I always feel that during the summer, it is a little more challenging to give her as much love as the days are longer and we are outside more (she's an indoor cat). Today I'm sharing 5 Ways to Show your Cat Love this Summer (and to Avoid Kitty Boredom!) and I'm also sharing how to save $10 off $40 on Purina
® products at PetSmart.

How to Sneak in Perfect Summer Moments for Yourself

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CraftYourCool #CollectiveBias

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If you know me... you know that the Starbucks® Bottled Frappuccino is my FAVORITE drink right now! I usually get the Vanilla flavor, but I was excited to try the new Starbucks® Bottled Dulce de Leche Frappuccino® Coffee Drink Single Serve item only (not available in 4-pack) at Walmart recently.

The reason I love Starbucks® Bottled Frappuccino, is because it is a mini break in the day for me. Today I'm going to share How to Sneak in Perfect Summer Moments for Yourself. The summer can be SO busy with the family, planning and getting ready for summer vacations, etc. and it's important to find moments to enjoy a little break for yourself! 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Perfect for a Summer Gathering: Creamy Peanut Butter Buckeye Dip

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Interested in purchasing Peter Pan® Peanut Butter? Hover over the photo to click through to Walmart.com to purchase it!

Summer is here and I don't know about you, but we've been flooded with invites to outdoor gatherings, potlucks, pool parties, etc. I always like to have a backup recipe on hand for these occasions and today I'm sharing a recipe for Creamy Peanut Butter Buckeye Dip made with Peter Pan® Peanut Butter!


Patriotic Pinwheel Wreath (Using Duck Tape!) {12 Months of Wreaths}

Welcome back to 12 Months of Wreaths!
PinwheelWreath1_8x10 Hi everyone! Welcome back to our sixth month of 12 Months of Wreaths! Today I'm going to share a patriotic wreath where I tried something a little different... I used Duck Tape to make pinwheels for it!


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Summer Console Table & Bubble Burlap Topiaries

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Well, Friday is here and I'll take it! It's been a really busy week here in our household. Autumn had two nights of dance recitals that went pretty late and I had a rush blog project on top of that. Now I am ready to relax a bit! We have a sunset dinner at the winery and also a graduation dinner for my brother planned for this weekend. Should be fun!

Today I am sharing some bubble burlap topiaries that I made! These were quick and easy and look lovely on my console table that I just decorated for the summer! BurlapFabric.com was kind enough to send me all of the burlap I needed for these topiaries and a few other items that I'll share in this post.

BurlapFabric.com is sharing a coupon with all of you today. $5 off a $5 or more purchase. Coupon Code: CURLYCRAFTYMOM5
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