DIY Vintage-Style Farmer’s Market Crate & How to Stencil with Paper

DIY Vintage-Style Farmer's Market Crate

The wood crates like I used for this project are pretty easy to find at craft stores. Mine is actually my Kappa Delta sorority crate from college and it’s about 10 years old. It was already painted white and I didn’t really have to do any aging to it since it was a bit beat up […]

Meal Plan Monday, No. 65

Meal Plan Mondays

Meatless Monday: Quinoa Taco Salad with Avocado Lime Vinaigrette Tuesday: Spicy Lamb Ragu on Zoodles. I use this veggie slicer to make zoodles. For the marinara, I simply add red pepper fakes and ground lamb to a clean eating jarred marinara sauce. Wednesday: Grilled Chicken Satay with homemade Peanut Sauce (I use this recipe and […]

FREE Printable Lunchbox Notes

Free Printable Lunchbox Notes by Designed by Dawn Nicole

Ready or not, the school year is approaching fast! I register my oldest for first grade this week and just a few weeks later, it’s back to alarms and packing lunches for all three of my kiddos. I designed 8 fun little notes you can print and stick in their lunch boxes. Just print, cut, […]

DIY Monogram Cloth Napkins

DIY Monogram Cloth Napkins

I’m over on the Silhouette blog today sharing the tutorial for these DIY Monogram Cloth Napkins using the Silhouette Stencil Material (which is reusable!). Pop over to get the full how-to. Happy creating!

Blueberry Lemon Chia Jam

Blueberry Lemon Chia Jam

This jam is so easy and has no icky ingredients! We love it in my Oatmeal Toasted Coconut and Almond Blueberry Bars or yogurt parfaits and my kids love this on PB&Js or cream cheese and jam sandwiches. Ingredients: 3 cups fresh blueberries ⅓ cup raw local honey ¼ cup chia seeds (I used Bob’s Red Mill) […]

Meal Plan Monday, No. 64

Meal Plan Mondays

Meatless Monday: Pasta night! Gluten-free spaghetti tossed in butter (we use Kerrygold Grassfed Butter from Costco) with mixed veggies (most likely kale, shallots, and garlic) Tuesday: Slow Cooker Sesame Orange Chicken over Cauliflower Rice Wednesday: Smoked Salmon Bites and zoodles tossed with avocado oil and a sprinkle of parmesan. The smoked salmon bites are from the […]

GIVEAWAY! Vintage-Style “To the Beach” Wood Sign

Beach Sign Giveaway!!

Time for another handmade vintage-style wood sign giveaway! This sign is 12×24 and valued at $57 (including shipping). I was done with chalky paints and aged with various sanding and waxing techniques. It has a wire hanger on the back for easy hanging. You can find more styles in my Etsy shop and enter to […]

Vintage-Style Parisian Pillow Cover


  I’m over on the Silhouette blog today, sharing about how I used Printable Heat Transfer Material to create this Vintage-Style pillow cover. Pop over to the Silhouette blog to read the post and find out how to make your own. Happy creating!

Colorful and Bright Porch Makeover on a Budget

Before & After: $100 and 24 hour Porch Makeover

With all three kids out of school right now and one who still naps, we spend a lot of time at home so we recently decided to get the kids a small trampoline. Our backyard is tiny so we needed something compact and I wanted something that let them burn some energy. The plus, they’re […]

Quinoa Taco Salad with Avocado Lime Vinaigrette

Quinoa Taco Salad with Avocado Lime Vinaigrette

I love a good cold salad in the summer! Sometimes, it’s really nice to break away from the traditional lettuce type salad too. (Confession: Lettuce that’s evenly slightly wilted really grosses me out so I don’t eat nearly as much salad as I probably should.) This Quinoa Taco Salad makes such an easy side to […]