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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Meet April from illistyle

Please welcome my friend April today.  From her personality to her projects she is cute, cute, cute! She'll make your life prettier and easier, so be sure you're following all her great ideas! You'll probably find a favorite even in the pictures below.

Hi guys! I am April from illistyle, where I love to share crafts, DIY, and decor to help make your home more hospitable for your family and guests. I am all about helping you make your home more comfortable through easy projects and tips. I am so happy to be here sharing with you all because Steph is amazing. She is as sweet and authentic in real life as she comes across on her blog. I am so blessed to call her a friend and to be here with you all today.

April's family - illistyle.com

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

How to Paint and Install Baseboards

A few days ago I wrote about how I had removed all the baseboards on our main floor while we replaced the flooring everywhere. Now I'm showing you how we put them back in! If you are installing new baseboards, a lot of this will be the same too, but you will need to cut each piece to fit along the walls of your room.

When we left off the last post, How to Remove Baseboards, I had scraped off any paint or caulking still stuck to the baseboards and walls. Here are the tools you'll need, and the steps to take.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Meet Heidi From Happiness is Homemade

Hi friends! I know my post have been fewer this last month. School has been picking up for me, plus all the remodeling projects we've had going on have put blogging on the back burner. I do have a few fun things up my sleeve, but until then, I'm excited to have Heidi here today. She's one of my good blog friends with a blog full of color and great ideas. You'll find fun things to do with your kids and lovely ways to take care of yourself--so I'm sure you'll love her too if you don't already!

Hi, everyone! I'm Heidi from Happiness is Homemade, where you can find creative inspiration for the entire family. From kids crafts to DIY home projects, printables to dessert recipes, we've got something for everyone at Happiness is Homemade! I'm super excited to be here today sharing a little bit about myself with all of the lovely Crafting in the Rain readers! I'm so lucky to call Steph a friend of mine, and I love sharing her projects with my readers, too (they went CRAZY over her Candy Gift Toppers!).


Monday, May 18, 2015

Meet Albion from Albion Gould

I'm excited to introduce you to my friend Abby today. She's the cool girl you wish you lived next door to! She's got an awesome talent for geek chic projects (any Dr. Who fans in the house?) along with beautiful jewelry and home tutorials that everyone's sure to love. 

Hi everyone! I'm Albion from AlbionGould.com. I make traditional crafts with a quirky, modern edge and a little geek culture thrown in. I have a strength in taking a pile of supplies and creating something one-of-a-kind and most of what I do is kid-friendly. I’ve been described as having “soft edges.” My tagline describes me perfectly--Four Kids. One Husband. Zero Free Time.


I have four daughters, all of whom are named after favorite characters from children's lit (Madeline-7, Pippilotta-6, Alice-4, and Matilda-1) My degree is in English Literature, but I joke that I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. You'll see a little bit of everything on my blog. Just as my career desires are all over the place, my crafting style is, too! You'll find a lot of fun little crafts, house projects, occasional recipes and attempts at style, and cross stitch. I definitely have a geeky side and it often shows up in what I make.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

How to Remove Baseboards without Damage

{Tips for removing baseboards}

Anyone planning on replacing flooring in your house soon? I'm hoping this post will help you out as I show you how I removed all the baseboards on our main level. We took out carpet and laminate wood flooring and replaced it with better laminate and tile. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Meet Lisa from Mabey She Made It

Happy Friday everyone! I'm letting Lisa take over today. We've been friends since we met at SNAP in 2014 and she is going to teach you some cool tricks with your sewing machine!

Hi! I'm Lisa Mabey from Mabey She Made It, a sewing, crafts, and home decor blog. Once people get to know me, they often ask if I made something I’m wearing or something in my home. I love being able to say that I did, but I’m also thrilled when they think I’ve made something awesome I purchased. But either way, the name fits!

Ruffled Neckline T-shirt Refashion | Mabey She Made It | #refashion #upcycle #tshirtrefashion #ruffles

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Cutout Hello Card

A few weeks ago I participated in the Scrapbusting challenge hosted by Bev at Flamingo Toes. We were supposed to look through our different scraps of fabric, paper, ribbon...whatever, and find a way to use them up in a pretty project. I made a colorful stripey card and I think you'll like how easy it is!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Don't Cut Your Hair, Make Your Vacuum Do It!

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

Between me and my two girls, we've got a lot of long hair in this house. And that inevitably causes problems in our vacuum. If you've ever taken a pair of scissors to your own vacuum brush, you know just what I mean. Does this look familiar?

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Floral Monogram

I got to share this flower letter tutorial over on Today's Creative Blog a few weeks ago. In case you missed it, you can catch all the easy instructions here today!(some links may be affiliate)

The foam letter is really easy to make and of course you can totally customize with the flowers and colors you like.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Anna Griffin Minc

I was sent a machine to use. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

If you have been eyeing all the beautiful foil cards, embellishments and prints that have been taking over the craft world, I have great news for you. And it comes in perfect time for Mother's Day! Put it on your wish list, then grab this amazing deal from HSN on Monday, May 11. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

How to Clean a Jetted Tub

{Cleaning a jetted tub}

When we bought this house, I wouldn't say that the spa tub was a big selling feature. I've never really cared if we have one or not. But now that I've had a chance to use it, I love it! BUT you know I had to make sure it was well cleaned before I was going to sit in there.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Feature Interview at Terrys Fabrics

Want to know a little more about me? Head over to Terry's Fabrics to see my interview I did with them! It was kind of fun to sit down and analyze my style and process so I could answer their questions. 

I also put together a few design trends for the season. You'll have to tell me if you agree with what I picked!

Click-->to go to the interview

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Meet Jillene from inkhappi

I'm letting Jillene take over today, and you are going to love her personality and wealth of free printables!

Hello! I'm Jillene from inkhappi where you can find free printables galore! I have been happily blogging for about two and a half years. I love to inspire, create, and share and inkhappi allows me to do this! You can read more about "Me" here.

Welcome to inkhappi, where you can find inspiration, creativity and lots of freebies!

I put the {i} in happi at inkhappi because I believe we each need to find our own happ{i}ness!