Monday, December 22, 2014

3 Ways To Tie A Scarf In 1 Minute

I. Love. Scarves.

If you're looking for some new ideas on how to wear your favorite scarf, check out these simple tips!


Post by Wynn and Wilson.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Begin A New Holiday Tradition

1. Start a new tradition with your family. Set up a Christmas Eve box filled with goodies (hot cocoa mix, pajamas, christmas book, etc.) and give it to your kids to open on the night before Christmas.

2. Wrap up small gifts using white paper streamers. Slowly wrap the gift with the streamer and ccontinuethe process. Add more little items as you wrap around each layer. Secure with a sticker and put each "snowball" in a clear bag. A simple idea that adds a creative twist to stocking stuffers.

3. The Minivan Express: It's a different twist to the Polar Express -- a more practical journey. Hand out tickets to the Minivan Express and a bag of popcorn -- and take your kids on a journey to view holiday lights around the town.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Olaf (Frozen) Sock Snowman

Looking for a quick and easy craft for the kids this holiday season? Try making this easy Olaf Sock Snowman. Click here to try it out!


Photo Gift Tags

Skip the typical holiday wrapping paper and simply wrap up your next gift with a solid color. To make it "special" -- add the photo of the person you're giving it to! I found this photo online -- although I couldn't track where it was originally posted. It's a great idea!

DIY Photo Coasters

Transfer some of your favorite pictures onto square, stone tiles using nail polish remover. It's a simple idea that can turn into a great gift idea. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Last Minute Decor Options

Don't have time to create unique decorations for the home before your guests arrive? Take some pears and create a letter or design by pushing whole cloves into the fruit. Spell out a message or wish and add it to the dinner/dessert table.

Need a fun/easy option for placecards? Simply take some rosemary sprigs and tie it into a circle. Add a small piece of paper with your guests name on it. NOTE: Be careful not to snap the sprigs (you may have to soak it in water before beginning the craft.)


New Thanksgiving Tradition

Place a piece of candy (or more) on the dinner plate of a guest at this year's Thanksgiving dinner table. However many pieces of candy is the amount of stories (funny or embarrassing) each one has to share before dinner.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dinner Party Menu

Add a menu to your home on a poster or chalkboard to add a little spice to the room:


Turkey Ticket and Thankful Conversation Starters

I love any craft or unique idea to add to Thanksgiving traditions: give each of your guests a piece of paper - cut to a certain length - and ask them to write what they are thankful for.

The ticket then is cashed in for dinner with the family :)





Thursday, November 13, 2014

Reasons Why We Love You...

Is there a milestone birthday coming up for a family member or friend? Try this the next time you're looking for a personalized gift. Ask your family and friends to write a few reasons why they love this special person. Write the the comments (should add up to the number of the milestone birthday) on tags and pin it inside a shadow box. You can also use a jar to hold the messages.

I made the item below using a shadow box purchased from Kohls. I found the tags at a craft store and purchased several more pin with a pearl point to add a vintage look. 

Source: The Added Touch with Amani

Easy Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Want an easy and hassle-free idea for an appetizer? Here's a chance to make the best looking cheese ball on the table: 

Simply make your favorite cheese ball recipe (I made it using ranch seasoning and buffalo sauce) and roll it into a ball and refrigerate. Use the stem from a pepper to add the illusion of a pumpkin to your cheese ball. Check out this recipe below:


Gratitude Rolls

Here's a great way to open a beautiful conversation during Thanksgiving dinner -- or any other day of the year. Simply place what you're thankful for on a piece of paper using a food safe marker or pen and place it inside the dough of a crescent roll. (You can also place the piece of paper in aluminum foil.) Bake and enjoy! Each of your guests can open the thankful comment and talk about it at the dinner table.

A great way to begin dinner!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DIY Scented Pinecones

Forget the store bought scented pine cones! It's simple and cheap to make your own!

Wi-Fi Decor For Guests

The holiday season is on its way, which means guests will be making their way in and out of your house throughout the next two months. One of the top questions I always hear --- "what's your Wi-Fi password?" You don't often think about what a hassle it it to look behind the router to grab the password. Make it easy with a framed picture with your wifi password to make it easy for your guests. Plus -- everyone will love you.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fall/Halloween - Last Minute Ideas

1. Spice up the kitchen with a pumpkin dressed in recipe for your favorite fall dish.

2. Easy, edible chocolate cups for dessert.

3.  Preserve pumpkins for decorations...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Easy Glow Lights

Throwing a spooky Halloween party? Try this:

Simply add a glow stick inside a water balloon and place it in a stocking or hang it from a wire/string.

Last Minute Costume

If you're searching Pinterest for a last-minute costume, you won't have to search far...

Get a little creative with some new ideas: 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pumpkin DIY Projects

Here are a few unique projects I found online to add a little excitement to the ordinary decorations during the fall season.

2. Easy, Last Minute Pumpkins

Source: Family Fun Magazine, Ronald Andren /

Thursday, October 9, 2014

More Scarf Talk: A Personal Message

She wasn't just my mom. She was my best friend and biggest cheerleader. It'll be five years this February since my mother lost her battle with breast cancer.

A woman battling breast cancer reached out to Sue Wilson, co-host of the Wynn and Wilson morning show, to request a possible tutorial on how to create a an"after chemo no hair on my head" scarf. 

My reply: Of course!


I had to look around to find a unique way to create a fun look, yet simple. YazTheSpaz89 gives us a great option:

Here's another simple look:

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Take Two: Scarf Season

My scarf obsession continues...

Last week, I shared some DIY tips related to scarves. This week, I'm taking it a little further and bringing you a couple of unique ideas. 

Don't think of your scarf as just a piece of material to keep you cozy during the winter months. You would be surprised as to what you can use a scarf for in your everyday life. 

1. Use it as a strap for your camera. 

2. Use it to create a simple handbag. 


Thursday, September 25, 2014

DIY: Scarf Season

If you're like me -- you can't get enough of scarves. The fall season is simply the best time of the year to start incorporating it into your wardrobe. Below are a few ways you can create a scarf using your very own materials at home.

1. Double-braided scarf: 

2. DIY - Sweater/T-Shirt Scarf 

How can you feed your scarf addiction without having to spend money? Reuse your old sweaters or t-shirts by turning them into a scarf. Simply cut off the top of your shirt -- leaving only the bottom square portion.

3. Scarf Vest 

You don't always have to wear your scarf around your neck. Try something different. Take a large scarf, fold it in half, and tie the two ends together. That's it! Try it!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall Decor For The Home --- Frames

1. Spice up your light switch...


2. It can be expensive to purchase a home entertainment cabinet to go along with your new flat screen television. Try this idea to create a more uniform look and add a little color and style to a room. 

3.  Use a photo frame to hold your recipe card. This is a great to keep the recipe card away from any accidents in the kitchen and also a wonderful addition to your home decor....


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Personalized Name Puzzle

I found this gem while I was searching for a gift for my 2-year-old niece. A great surprise for both parents and kids. It's a letter puzzle personalized with the child's name. I purchased this one for my niece

Football Party Ideas

1. Turf Table for decor or use for a fun game of finger football! Click here for full instructions.

2. Found this variation of the corn hole game that has become a popular staple for tailgating.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Road Trip Ideas

1. Cookie Sheet Magic

Here's a hassle-free way for your kids to stay busy during a road-trip. Use a cookie-sheet as the go-to board for all of your kid's activities. Attach magnets to the back of puzzle pieces, letters or shapes. Use the metal cookie sheet to keep everything in place.

2. Fast Food

Use a craft storage container to hold a fast food meal. Makes you say "why didn't I think of that?"...

3. Easy, Organized Snacks

Recycle your  liquid coffee creamer containers by using them to store snacks for the kids,

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Back-To-School Ideas

1. Homework Station

This is a great start in your efforts to get everything organized for the new school year. (This idea courtesy of You can grab a shelf set of scrapbook storage cases and personalize each case for each child in the home. Simply fill up each case with the essentials.

2. Backpack Station

Another quick way to get organized: Use chalkboard paint to cover a portion of your wall. Then - add a wooden border to frame the section of the wall that's painted. Add coat hooks to the bottom of the frame. 

3. Magnetic Board

Save some space in your room by creating a magnetic board to hold some of your small items. (If your like me, this is a great way to hold your makeup.) Simply cut a metal sheet to fit a picture frame and attach magnets to the back of your favorite items.


4. Ping Pong Ball Lights

Spice up your dorm room with some ping pong lights. Drill a small hole into each ping pong ball and attach it to each light bulb. It'll look great inside a door room without costing you in the long run.