Using HTV on Ceramic Mugs | Cricut DIY

Hey all!! 

Today’s DIY is all about HTV – Heat Transfer Vinyl – and how I used it on my mug to make it personalized!


Watch the video HERE  on YouTube!!

HTV mug

I purchased this image set from SVG Salon and it comes in 4 patterns.  And like I said, I also got the VolleyBall mom set as well!!


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HTV Mug Pin






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Cute Cork Pumpkin DIY

Hey Friends – this cute cork pumpkin has been all over Facebook and Pinterest.  Today I wanted to share with you how to create it.  It’s super easy!


Check out my video on YouTube – or watch it below!  cork pumpkin

This project is super easy to do.  Like I said, collecting the supplies take the longest. 





Corks  (I used ones I had, but you can purchase some as well!)



Please pin this image for me!! 


Cork Pumpkin Pin

Life Update|Upcoming DIY's

Hey all!! 

Lots to update you on as summer flew right on by us!

So I’ve been busy with my Chalky & Co parties and working on other projects to post online to sell.  I’ll be updating the Etsy Store this month and prepping for the busy Holiday Season!  I’m excited for this!!

In addition, I’ll be sharing VIDEOS AGAIN!!  Including lots of DIY videos and some Re-Do videos as I re-do some pieces in our living room!!  I can’t wait to share that progress with you all! 

So be watching!! 

I posted my Fall Class Schedule yesterday – check that out below! 

And then come back on Thursday for a SUPER CUTE DIY VIDEO!!


So now, to share with you our summer ….. in photos.


Summer kicked off with Dad having some major surgery to remove his esophagu to remove his cancer.   Praising God today that it’s worked!!  YAY!  While it wasn’t a good time, we did have a good time just mom, dad and my brother and I!  


The Craft Cabin got lots of good use this summer! 


We didn’t do as much camping as I’d like but we couldn’t get too far from Driver’s Ed!  Yikes!!


But the best news of the whole summer, is that we welcomed our Grandson Tobias Matthew on August 17th.   After a couple weeks in the NICU (to finish growing) he’s now home with his mama!!  And this Granny can’t wait for more snuggles!!


Now, we welcome fall.  With school, football, soccer, and volleyball – I’m thinking I’ll volunteer to stay home and hold the baby! 



June Events

June 15th - String Art Class     6PM 
At the Craft Cabin  (Message for directions) 




June 21-22 - Furniture Workshops    
    Wednesday - 6 PM
    Thursday - 10 AM and 6 PM         At the Craft Cabin

    Choose your time that works best.  Bring your Own Pieces to paint.   

Find out more HERE 


June 29 - Chalky Kit Party
6 PM   at the Craft Cabin



Summer is Here!

Hi friends!! 

Summer vacation is here and we are ready.  It’s going to be a busy one, but then again, what else is new? 

I wanted to update you all to a few things.   I share a week or so ago on Facebook – where I’m mostly communicating now – that I was moving the crafty world into our cabin to use for my projects and classes.  I’m super excited about it for summer! 

Also I mentioned my dad is having surgery.  I will be out of town for most of next week – May 29-June 4 – while the surgery happens.  Due to that, I wasn’t planning on too much until I knew when that would be.  Now I’ve got my June schedule planned will post that here on the blog asap! 

I put my Etsy Store on vacation until the end of July.  I will be working on projects and will either post them here or on Facebook.  But I will have two vendor shows in July and I will then open Etsy back up with what is left and move on from there. 

In the mean time, I’m excited to get back to my Chalky parties and will get more projects prepped to share online for you all.  Be sure you check Facebook or follow me on Instagram. 


Now, here is some fun stuff.  A couple weeks ago – it seems like forever with everything going on – my friend and I roadtripped over to a Rescued and Reclaimed Flea Market.  It was AWESOME!!!  The stuff and the ideas.  It was right up our alley.  


McKinley wants to play clarinet, so I found this one for her.  It was a lamp, but it might work? 



So many creative ideas.  I wanted to show the boys and see if they would use their imagination and make a few things. 



This was out motherload!!   lol….  But the ideas were more than enough!! 

We have been chasing the boys to baseball and last weekend was the last Middle School track meet for RC.  And this week, McKinley started softball. 

I love baseball, so I don’t mind those games. 


And this week, we celebrated RC’s 8th grade certification and he’s ready for high school.  Time is moving along so fast!  Next fall, I’ll have Senior, Freshman and 5th grader.   Pass the Kleenex. 



Gift Ideas for Mom

What you all getting your moms??  

I still am unsure, but I have some ideas.  So I thought I would share some of them with you!  

Some links may be affiliate links.  They cost no extra to you, but I appreciate you supporting me!  


Origami Owl has some amazing offers right now.  

This bundle is perfect for moms who love their oils.  

Shop Mom's Everyday Survival Kit.

The limited-time Moodology + Sentiments Collection Pack includes:

  • Medium Silver Solid Twist Living Locket® Base
  • Silver Sentiments Face with Swarovski® Crystals
  • 24-26” Silver Cube Chain
  • Square Pave Photo Frame Dangle
  • Two Medium Silver Moodology Filigree Mood Discs
  • Two Medium Gold Moodology Filigree Mood Discs
  • Bad Day Be Gone 100% Pure Essential Oil Blend
  • No Place Like Ohm 100% Pure Essential Oil Blend
  • Slimmer Down Now 100% Pure Essential Oil Blend
  • Pep In My Step 100% Pure Essential Oil Blend
  • A great VALUE!!  

Origami Owl also has some great pre-made lockets available like this one, to make shopping easier!!  

Shop Gifts for Mom.


I have quite a few fun things in the shop now too!!  

Shop Mugs

Perfect Mother's Day Gift | Mama needs Coffee

Shop Signs

Dark Turquoise |  Mom The Heart of the Family | Rustic Sign | Mother's Day Gift


Maybe Mom wants to make her own sign.  Contact me (Email in the Sidebar --->) to get her a cute Chalky Kit!

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Do you have a Bible Journaling Momma? Stock them up on some goodies or a new Devo Kit!! 


Illustrated Faith - Pouch, Stamps, Tape, Stickers, Acrylic Block & Ink Pad Set

And while you are at DaySpring, check out the other cute goodies they offer!!  I shared these items in my last Live Facebook VIdeo.  Did you see it?  Watch them HERE. 

Sadie Robertson - Be You - Travel Mug

Holley Gerth - God-Sized Dream - Perpetual Calendar - $10.99
from: DaySpring Cards Inc

Also happening - Jewelry Sale until May 1st - CLICK HERE.

THESE Gift sets are on sale 65% off starting May 2nd.  

Then May 5th-8th THESE ITEMS are BOGO!  


 I hope that helped you find some good ideas for Mom!!  Excited to see what you pick!

Etsy Shop Updates, Sales & More!


Hi friends!!  I hope everyone is doing well!!

I wanted to update you about a few things today! 

First off, I am revamping the Etsy Store.  The Craft DeStash items will only be available until tomorrow.  Then it will move on somewhere else.  So if you want something there, grab it now.  Same with my cards.  I am still planning on selling them, just not in this format.  If you would like to see what I have for sale, contact me.  ---> Email in the sidebar. 

HeadBands by McKinley

M is getting her own craft on and we uploaded quite a few of her headbands that she made on there.  You can find them HERE.   We will be adding more as she makes them.  Be looking for 4th of July ones soon.   Know that these are great for baby gifts and 1st birthdays!!



I will have a couple new lines of items in the shop this week.  First are the mugs.  I wasn't 100% sure where I wanted my line to go, so I have quite a few mugs that I will be adding.  However, mugs are everywhere, so they probably won't be around for long.   

But what will be here to stay is my Hand painted signs.  All of these will be going live starting Monday and adding in more as I can.  I'm super pumped at how these are turning out and what I hope to do.    I will share some sneak peeks with you!

 Tired as a Mother | Coffee Mug | Mother's Day Gifts


 Mothers are like Your Best Friend Only Better  | Rustic Wood Sign | Mother's Day Gift!



Etsy Codes

I have a couple Code just for you -

SPRING17 - this code expires on April 30th. 

LOCAL - this code is only available for my local (Phillips County) peeps!  If you want to order, use this code and message me to set up delivery.  It's basically just free shipping.  So if you need me to ship this, DO NOT USE IT! 


I was just live on Facebook - CLICK HERE - sharing some Gift ideas for Mother's Day, Grads and Teacher Appreciation Week.  Check it out. 

Coming Soon - DaySpring IF Devo Unboxing
Monday I posted -   Cricut Pen Video
Stampin Up April Paper Pumpkin Video. 

Saturday - HUGE Mother's Day Post with lots of ideas for mom! 

Finally - a few other sales I want to note - (Affiliate Links)

 A new IF Devo Kit is coming!!  Watch my YouTube for an unboxing ASAP! 



And finally, if you are thinking of upgrading your Cricut - now is the time.  You can get $50 off a new Explore!  YOU NEED THIS!!   I know you do!!  wink



My Cup Runneth Over | Sale Info

Hi friends!!  

It's a cool, rainy spring day in Montana.  Perfect for grabbing a cuppa joe and curling up with a good book right?  I wish.  But if you can, do it.  

So most of you know I love coffee.  I was actually driving home from work the other day wondering if this was borderline addiction because I couldn't wait to get home for my afternoon - before dinner - cup.  I wondered if someone asked, would I be able to stop?  

The answer is no.  

HA....  Ok, really, I might if I needed to, but why.  :) 

I also have a slight addiction to mugs.  Seriously.  I have some that are colorful and fun.  Some from certain companies I love.  Some that I've had since I was little that I cannot part with.  So, do I need more?  

No, I need more storage tho!! 


After pursuing Pinterest, I finally decided to create  a better Coffee Bar.  

I previously repurposed this cute lil cart I got for $10 and have been using it here for our Hot Drink Station.  (We have tea and hot cocoa stuff too.)  And I had a couple mugs here.  However, I wanted more.  


I painted the wall with chalkboard paint and added some barnwood shelves.  I was able to keep a couple of my small coffee related signs.  

The one says Caffiene maintains my sunny personality.  It was given to me with DeCaf coffee.  I don't know what to think about that.  

I used a Chalkboard Marker to add the sentiments.  


I hand drew them, so not pretty.  But fun and cute.  

I have some of my mugs displayed and just got these cute Marquee lights from Avon!  Yes, how cute!!  

I love having this fun little area set up - and it's easy and welcoming for guests to get some coffee.  


So, now I need more mugs!!


Affiliate Links Used at no extra cost to you!!  

Mugs BOGO Sale

Today ONLY!! - DaySpring has BOGO mugs!  Head over there and check it out!! 

 These would be great gifts for Mother's Day!!  



Thanks so much for visiting today!!  Enjoy your day - May your Coffee Cup never run dry!   

How to use Pens with your Cricut Explore One

Hey everyone.  I'm sharing how to use your pens with your Cricut Explore One. 


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And now you can get $50 off your new Explore 2 when you trade in an older model Cricut!