Respect, Responsibility, Right Choices DIY Chore & Behavior System with Free Printables!

Respect, Responsibility, Right Choices DIY Chore & Behavior System with Free Printables!

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve been seeing me post some sneak peeks of this system but today I’m revealing the whole thing! It’s not that our kids haven’t been expected to do anything but with having 3 kids in 3 ½ years, my main goal up until recently was keeping everyone alive […]

DIY Hand-Painted Coral Reef Confetti Glasses

DIY Coral Reef Confetti Glasses

One of my favorite parts of summer is all the bright colors and sitting outside sipping on ice cold drinks like lemonade or Sangria. I created these simple hand painted Coral Reef Confetti Glasses, because it’s always more fun to drink out of a pretty glass! These would also make a great handmade gift idea for […]

My First Magazine Publication!

Somerset Home 2014 Volume 9

  Several months ago, I was contacted by the managing editor of Somerset Home and asked if they could do a one-page feature on my French Typography Trunk Makeover. I was ecstatic of course but it also meant keeping a huge secret for months! I’m the kind of person who can’t buy gifts ahead of […]

Meal Plan Monday, No. 66

Meal Plan Mondays

Meatless Monday: Poached Eggs Benedict on Portobello Mushroom Caps with Paleo Coconut Oil Hollandaise and Roasted Brussel Sprout and Potato Hash Tuesday: Chicken Toastadas. I buy the Food For Life Sprouted Grain Corn Tortillas in the frozen section. We have leftover slow-cooker shredded chipotle chicken from over the weekend so this will make for an easy weeknight meal. Wednesday: […]

Slow-Cooker Chipotle Pork Carnitas with Pineapple Guacamole

Slow-Cooker Chipotle Pork Carnitas with Pineapple Guacamole (Paleo, Whole30)

Sometimes, the best meals come out of throwing together things I have on hand. This was one of the those meals where my hubby said, “You’re sharing this on the blog, right?” He’s the ultimate taste tester around here and he loved this meal (much more than all the zoodles I’ve been replacing our pasta […]

Jamberry Nails Giveaway!

Jamberry Nails Giveaway (approx. $40 value) at

I really believe the little things are some of best parts of life. It’s crazy how some pretty nails can brighten up a your day! My friend Marissa recently became a Jamberry Independent Consultant and asked if I’d like to try them. I’d actually been dying to try them so I was thrilled to do a little […]

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!