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Monthly Archive:: May 2016

20 Summer Hacks Every Mom Has To Try

TheStir.com recently asked me to come up with 20 hacks every mom needs to try this summer. This was a fun project. From food to must-try beach ideas, click here to see a bevy of “OMG, that’s awesome” ideas. For example: Make a cool-off necklace by stringing cut sponges, soaking them water and freezing them. Use

How to Paint and Customize a DIY Door Mat

Check out this fun DIY doormat I designed for ForRent.com.  (Click here for a complete tutorial.) Isn’t it a hoot! (LOL!) It’s actually simple to make. You just need to make your own stencils by printing words and designs that you find online and then cutting it all out using a craft knife. Then you paint

DIY Marbled Nail Polish Mugs

I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with anything colorful. Check out my art: www.kellyjoyladd.com. I love these mugs because they are surprisingly simple to make. You just have to do them quick. Since I was photographing the process, my mom helped me. It’s her hands you see in the photos. :) Yay for

DIY Self-Watering Garden Planters

I recently recreated my first blog post ever for Momtastic.com. This was the beginning…it felt so long ago. I remember making this on the porch in the summer, sweating. I still shoot everything on my porch. Love the natural light. It’s just so dang hot out there. Ahhh….don’t you love summer in Florida? I’m in love

Mother’s Day DIY Tea Bags + Free Printable

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday! What are you giving your mom? I gave my mom a bag of treats and some DIY tea bags that I designed for onlinelabels.com. Check out the full tutorial here. This special gift will only take, honestly, about 15 minutes to make start to finish (plus clean up). Here is