Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Paint it - Colorblocked Wood Cupcake Picks

Every time I am at a craft store, I can't help but search for inexpensive crafting supplies to turn into fun blog projects. The other day I stopped into Michaels to pick up some supplies for my 4th of July pinatas. While I was there I found some awesome 3D bamboo and cork letters. Despite my kids running around the store like wild animals after a day at the splash pad, I managed to quickly snag a couple boxes and hit the checkout with my supplies and a few extras. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to make with them, but I knew that they were begging for a half painted raw wood look. After playing around brainstorming while painting a few (if you follow me on Instagram (@kailochic) you may have seen some of the letters I painted), I thought of the first thing that I wanted to make. And some colorblocked "Happy Birthday" cupcake picks it was.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Home Tour Tuesday - The Powder Room

It's that time again, time for another Home Tour Tuesday post. Today it is all about my powder room. This was one of the first spaces that I started when we moved into our house. I like to start with the powder room because it is small and easy to design on a budget.

When I decided to start decorating this bathroom, I knew that I wanted to go with a dark jewel toned color with gold/brass accents. After several color swatches, I went with Indigo Cloth by Valspar in a flat finish. I went with a flat finish because it is such a small space. The dark flat finish makes the walls recede and almost gives the illusion of fabric. Painting the bathroom this color is what prompted me to use the same color on the adjacent dining room/formal living room ceiling.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Craft It - 4th of July Individual Piñatas

With the 4th of July fast approaching this weekend, I thought these little individual piñatas would be fun for the kids to enjoy during the festivities. They would look super cute strung up as decorations or as centerpieces on the picnic table during your celebration.

The best part is that they are pretty easy to make and the kids love them! To make your own you will need some paper cups, tissue paper, card stock, ribbon, a glue stick, any decorative pieces (like the firework pick or flag pinwheel), and of course the piñata stuffing (candy, toys, confetti, etc.).

Friday, June 26, 2015

Cook It - Breaded Pesto Chicken

Most of the time my kids don't eat much dinner. Either they are full by the end of the day or just don't want to eat what I made. When I am looking for a full proof dinner that I know my kids will eat, I go for this baked breaded pesto chicken. It is super easy to make and makes for some moist flavorful chicken.

To make the chicken for your self, you will need some pounded out chicken breasts, basil pesto (I like the Buitoni brand), and some Italian seasoned bread crumbs.