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Princess Kate DIY Halloween Costume

Princess Kate DIY Halloween Costume – I mean COME ON…who doesn’t want to be Princess Kate Middleton?

princess-kate-halloween-costume-for-pinterestShe’s beautiful. She’s glamorous. She’s a total class act. And she’s a PRINCESS for crying out loud! All the more reasons why we should all want to be a Princess Kate Middleton once in our lifetime. My Avery has a slight obsession with the princess (as most of us do). So last year she really wanted to be PRINCESS KATE and you can’t be Princess Kate if you aren’t wearing a stylish English fascinator.  … Read more

Halloween Decor 2016

With only 2 weeks left until Halloween, my decorations are finally up! Insert my high kick, YES! We went on vacation for fall break last week and I wish I would have had it all put up before we left but oh well. There’s always next year to be on time.
Halloween Decorations for my buffet table.

I LOVE decorating for Halloween! If you were to put my Halloween storage bins next to my Christmas storage bins, there is a clear winner.… Read more

Witch Better Have My Candy Sign

Witch Better Have My Candy Wood Sign.

Witch Better Have My Candy

How cute is this sign? It makes me laugh every time I walk by it in my living room! The sign is a play on the popular Rihanna song and I promise the tune will stick in your head all day long. You can find this bright orange, black, and purple sign in my Etsy shop here. Halloween is just a little over 2 weeks today so order soon if you would need this to sit next to your candy bowl!… Read more

Gluten Free Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Chicken and Bacon

Gluten Free Mac 'n' Cheese with Chicken and Bacon

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprouts. All opinions are entirely my own.

Gluten Free Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Chicken and Bacon – This hearty gluten free meal is a family favorite dish in our home. The creamy cheese sauce mixed with the rotisserie chicken, shredded cheddar cheese and bacon gives this dish the best flavor.

Today I’ve got an easy recipe that you’ll want to add to your meal rotation ASAP.… Read more

Witch Mix: Halloween Party Food


Witch Mix – the perfect blend of candy corns, peanuts, and M & M’s every witch will love.

The other day on my Instagram account I asked my friends if they were fans of candy corn or not. Most commented saying that they either did not like them or if they did like them they could only have a few to eat because they are so sugary. I, on the other hand, LOVE candy corns and can eat them by the handfuls.… Read more

Under the Sea Party Ideas

Under the Sea Party – create a mermaid inspired tablescape that even Ariel would love.

Under the Sea Party Ideas
I know it’s September and summer is behind us but this was a party I did for my daughter LAST YEAR!  And I am just now posting it on the blog. Geez. I told myself that before I posted any pictures of pumpkins or fall treats, this summer post had to go up! I had SO much fun creating this Under the Sea birthday party for Izy.… Read more

Happy Birthday Banner Using Photos

Happy Birthday Banner – use photographs from birth until the present to create the most special and unique birthday banner.

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Birthdays at our house is a party that lasts at least a week long. That’s how it was when I was growing up so I do the same for my family. Every year I make a Happy Birthday banner to spotlight the birthday child.  I hang it on my hutch that is just off the kitchen since that is where we spend most of the time.… Read more

Cream Cheese Potato Chip Dip

 The EASIEST cream cheese chip dip recipe you will ever make!

Cream Cheese Chip Dip Pinterest

If you are ever present at one of my extended family functions, this chip dip is ALWAYS on the buffet table. So basically I have been devouring this chip dip for 35 years!! Ha…I’m giving you a reference to my age, oops! I’m talking every Christmas day. Every BBQ. Every baby blessing. Every tailgate party. Almost every Sunday dinner. I’m telling you it’s the most prepared recipe my family makes by a land slide.  … Read more

Naptime for Babies: 5 tried and true tips

Naptime for babies: 5 tried and true tips for a happy sleepy baby.

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Ahhh! Naptime! I remember those days! It was the golden time of the day. When my baby took their nap that meant I could shower. Yes! I could work out. Yes! I could actually sit on the couch and watch something that wasn’t a cartoon. Yes! Truth be told though. I am really starting to miss those days since my youngest one will be in Kindergarten this year.… Read more

4th of July Party Bags

Create 4th of the July party bags – makes an easy hostess gift or a patriotic surprise for your family!

4th of july party favors pinterest

Does anyone else think this month is flying by?  I can’t believe we’re just a few weeks away from July 4th! Other than the fact that it is hotter than Hades here in the desert, I love the 4th of July. The day is spent at the pool trying to keep cool and then a BBQ with friends and fireworks afterwards is a MUST!… Read more

Crock Pot Chicken Sandwiches With Barbecue Sauce

Crock pot chicken with barbecue sauce is yummy over rice or served in a sandwich.

Crock pot barbecue chicken sandwiches make a easy and delicious summer dinner. Sweet and spicy chicken topped with melted pepper jack cheese.

I love to be in my kitchen cooking for my family but I have to tell you that summers in Arizona are so hot that some days I just can’t bare the thought of cooking over a hot stove. This is where crock pot meals SAVE my life during the summer. Just throw a few ingredients in the crock pot in the morning and then chill by the pool until dinnertime is how things usually go around my house these days.… Read more

BD Design Blog Is Now Painted Confetti


It’s me! I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted but I’m so excited to be back typing on the old laptop again 🙂 This introductory post has been a long time coming! I have been wanting to re brand BD Design Blog for awhile and now it is finally up and running! I couldn’t be more happier. Painted Confetti AnnouncementI started my blog back in 2013 when I was consistently selling refinished furniture for friends and neighbors.… Read more

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