Best Paints to Use for Outdoor Furniture, Accessories and Pots

Porch refresh and tips for decorating.

Last week, I shared our front porch refresh project and I promised I would come back and share my tips for how to paint outdoor furniture, accessories and garden pots that will last for several years. Living in the extreme … Continue reading

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Healthy Summer Snack Ideas

Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices

It’s summer. It’s hot. You need to eat, but you don’t want to be bogged down with a heavy meal nor heat up the house—and yourself!—by cooking too much. Try some of these light and healthy summer snack ideas, including … Continue reading

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Front Porch Refresh and Fluff

Front porch refresh with sources and tips. The Creativity Exchange

    Well here it is, mid July and I’m just now doing my porch refresh for summer and fall. Usually, come April, the porch is the first thing I do. Unfortunately, starting about April, we had nonstop rain, floods … Continue reading

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My Five Favorite DIY Projects

Craft room revamp project. The Creativity Exchange

I’m so excited to be guest hosting the My Favorite Things blog series today, which is a fun monthly series hosted by several of my favorite blogging friends; Kris from Driven by Decor, Jennifer of Dimples and Tangles, Lisa from … Continue reading

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Easy Eucalyptus Door Wreath

DIY Eucalyptus front door wreath. The Creativity Exchange

I’m a little late doing my summer wreath this year but finally got around to it last week and made this easy eucalyptus door wreath.  This is the easiest wreath I think I have ever made (less than 30 minutes) … Continue reading

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Artist Spotlight: Megan Elizabeth

Artist Spotlight Megan Elizabeth. Art by Megan

It’s time for this month’s Artist Spotlight and for June and we’re so excited to be featuring the talented artist Megan Elizabeth, also known as Art by Megan.   “San Sebastian” by Megan Elizabeth   Megan’s s art work is featured on … Continue reading

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Creative Craft Projects to Try This Summer

Fun and Creative craft ideas to try out.  The Creativity Exchange

I have a list of favorite blogs that consistently feature amazing projects, from easy DIY, to crafty, to “Wow! How did you come up with that?” I hope these creative craft projects other bloggers have made and featured on their … Continue reading

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Summer Patio Refresh, Tips and Deals

Patio refresh tips. The Creativity Exchange

      After what seems like several months of nonstop rain (and flooding) here in East Texas, the rain finally stopped long enough for me to do a little summer patio refresh project. Usually by late April or early … Continue reading

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My “Go To” Paint Colors

All star paint colors that consistently work well in a variety of lighting situations. The Creativity Exchange

    Over the (almost) 7 years that I have been blogging about paint colors, I have never shared a color palette of my “go to” colors with you guys.  I receive emails and questions on my Facebook page all … Continue reading

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Creative Summer Craft Projects for the Kids

Creative kids craft projects, ideas and tutorials. The Creativity Exchange

Yay!! Summer is finally here and coming up with creative summer craft projects for the kids is always a challenge!  Today I wanted to pull together a nice list of some of my past kids craft projects and a few others … Continue reading

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