I love printables with sweet words.  And when it comes to sweet words and quotes, there have been a few that I have been really wanting to incorporate into my little gals nursery.  And so naturally I did what any crafty gal would do, I made a few printables.

I have to admit, my nursery progress is on hold right now because we are renovating our entire upstairs and kitchen.  In reality I may not have a nursery for some time, and most likely not before the little gal arrives.  But I have come to terms with that and I am on to doing small projects that I CAN do right now.  Printables are little, but at least I can say I am kind of sort of accomplishing something right?!

I am not sure if these are the final version, but I thought I would share them with you and see what you think!




You are more than welcome to use these printables if you like them!  All you need to do is right-click the image and save to your computer.  Then you can print away!


They may even make cute cards if you printed them on smaller paper… hummm, I should really start making… can you believe that I bought 4 cards from Hallmark the other day and it costed over $20.00 ?!  The crafty gal in me is thinking that is printables for cards sound great!  BUT I do love Hallmark–have I ever admitted on here that I worked at a Hallmark in high school?  I loved it!  Any other ex-Hallmark employees out there?!

10 Inspiring DIY Projects!

Happy happy weekend sweet friends!  I hope you are enjoying sunshine where ever you are!  We are finally seeing sun here in Wisconsin, and I am going to be soaking it up!

There were so many amazing DIY projects linked up to the Inspiration Gallery link party this week! Here are a few of our favorites.

10 DIY Projects



French Nesting Table Makeover by Dirt Stains and Paint


Desk Makeover by Painted Therapy


Upcycled Table Project by Vintage Mellie


Bathroom Reveal by Citruz Design


Twig Sunburst Wreath by Wood Grain Cottage


DIY Garden Gate by Confessions of a DIYer


Plaid Dresser Makeover by Sunflower Hugs


Pottery Barn Knock Off Table by Wood Grain Cottage


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DIY Towel Rack by My Fabuless Life

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Wood Planked Headboard by Boxy Colonial



Anthropologie Knock Off Bracelets by Made In A Daytaryn's


Picture Frame Pin Cushion by Low Grows Wildjaime's


Nursery Reveal by Lacquer and Linen


Happy Thursday aka Link Party day!  I can’t wait to see what each of you has been up to this week!

So, let’s get Inspiring!

As always, there are 3 hosts for this party, and when you link up at one of our blogs your post will be visible at each hosts blog!!!

But before we get to sharing your projects, lets see what the party hosts have been up to this week, starting here at Crafty Scrappy Happy!

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This week here at Crafty Scrappy Happy I shared my chair makeover--seriously I LOVE that paint color!   I am also hosting a giveaway that gives YOU a chance to WIN paint of your own this week, check it out here!  And finally I shared a super simple nautical inspired canvas!

Connect Me Via: Scrappy, Crafty, HappyFacebookPinterestTwitter & Google

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This week Taryn shared her super sweet Easter Vignette, a cute Burlap Bouquet and she also shared more details on the Pink Train Party that she had for her little two year old!

Connect with Taryn Via: Design, Dining + DiapersFacebookPinterest & Twitter

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Lucy shared a beautiful Pansies Watercolor which of course I am in love with and her Spring Wreathwhich is SO cute!

Connect with Lucy Via: Craftberry BushFacebook & Pintrest

I know I say this every week, but I am SO blessed to work with such talented girls. Seriously, could their weekly projects be more amazing??!!

And now that we have shared our blog adventures for the week, it is your turn!





Yes, these are just the kind of projects I LOVE to look at and drool over!  The inspiring kind from this weeks Inspiration Gallery!

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Grain sack room – Design Dreams by Anne


 Newly upholstered sofa - The Chronicles of home


Spoon & Pallet hook rack - The wood grain cottage


New Dining Table – Wannabe domestic diva


Painted flower pots -Making home base 


Hutch makeover – Homework


Faux trophy wall – eat.sleep.MAKE


Stencilled curtains - Andrea + Kris + our chaos


New Locker baskets turned vintage – it all started with paint

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Little girl nursery roundup -Shoes off please 

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Flowering branches tutorial – an Extraordinary day 

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Happy Thursday aka Link Party day!  I can’t wait to see what each of you has been up to this week!


So, let’s get Inspiring!

As always, there are 3 hosts for this party, and when you link up at one of our blogs your post will be visible at each hosts blog!!!

But before we get to sharing your projects, lets see what the party hosts have been up to this week, starting here at Crafty Scrappy Happy!

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Well, if you have been following me in instagram, then you may have seen my week in photos… so although the week has been quite on my blog, I got to celebrate my hubs birthday (by picking out his gift of choice–binoculars), and I enjoyed the lake turning 100% back into water!!  No more ice in sight and I LOVE it!  I also shared my fortune cookie fortune, telling me my luck is going to change.  Because if I am really really honest with you, this week has been really really hard.  I am feeling like I am at a breaking point with my renovations and all we have really accomplished is demolition.  We have had more bad news last week and this week than I thought was even possible.  But, I am choosing to keep my chin up.  This will not break me… it will just let me enjoy the final product that much more… right?!

Connect Me Via: Scrappy, Crafty, HappyFacebookPinterestTwitter & Google

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Taryn had a wonderful week on her blog, she shared the sweetest front door basket I have seen around the blog world!  She also shared a BUMP picture of her taking a mommy time out with Keurig!  She is SO darn cute!  And she also shared a Helzberg Jewelry giveaway and showed us how to install a kitchen faucet!  What a gal!

Connect with Taryn Via: Design, Dining + DiapersFacebookPinterest & Twitter

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This week was beautiful at Lucy’s blog!  I adore her purple glass DIY, seriously so so spring like!  And her kale mango smoothie looks AMAZINGLY great!  She also shared some exciting news about amagazine release that she happens to be featured in!

Connect with Lucy Via: Craftberry BushFacebook & Pintrest

I know I say this every week, but I am SO blessed to work with such talented girls. Seriously, could their weekly projects be more amazing??!!

And now that we have shared our blog adventures for the week, it is your turn!

Just check out the party suggestions and then go on and get yourself linked up!


Happy Weekend sweet friends!  I hope you have all had a chance to share your projects over at this weeks Inspiration Gallery going on right now!  If you are wanting some weekend inspiration it is the place to be!


DIY Log Slice Vase via Ashbee Design


Painted Upper Kitchen Cabinets via A Thrifted Market


5 Minute Clutch via Nalle’s House


Boys Room Reveal via Just the Bees Knees


Creamy Vanilla Fruit Dip Fruit Kabobs via Love Pomegranate House


Invisible Speakers via Nalle’s House


DIY Mystery Braid Bracelets via A Pumpkin and a Princess

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 Milk Crate Dog Bed via Crafted Niche

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Easy Rosette Bib Necklace via Create Craft Love

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Turquoise Crackle Pot via Carolyns Homework
Thank you all so so much for sharing your talent with us!
And for more features be sure to check out the Inspiration Gallery Pinterest Board!


Watercolor painting… I love it, its fun, its imperfect and so nautical looking.  I had such a nice time sitting down and creating this simple DIY nautical watercolor canvas!


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I think it fits right in with my be achy decor.


Now if only that lake in the background of this picture would turn back into water!  It is about 1/4 water and 3/4 ice right now, the spring and my lake are slowly coming!!  I think my spring and beach-y crafting is true proof that I am SO ready for this summer!

It was a simple DIY, but if you are wondering how, here are the details!


I measured out my stripes with painters tape and then I used watercolor paint to make the stripes.  I then added the quote with letter stickers.


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What do you think, are you as ready for summer as I am?  I am SO excited for warm weather!  Maybe knowing it is coming is what helping me get through these final few 30 degree days we have left here in Wisconsin.

I am sharing my canvas at a few of my favorite parties, you can check them out here!


I love painting and refinishing furniture.  I especially have to say that when I have fun results like I did with this cart that I come away from a project even more motivated to paint then I started out!  I love this little cart!  And my favorite part may be that I added a little touch of meaning to it!


If you know me and my style then you know that words and quotes are my favorite thing.


And so naturally I added a quote to my cart.


A little reminder to myself that I can glance at while I am curled up on my couch sipping coffee and thinking about life and looking out at the water.


No, I will never give up, because the tide will turn.

A reminder I happen to need right now dealing with my home renovations!


I of course added my quote with rubber alphabet stamps and ink.  For this particular project I used black StazOn because I didn’t want the ink to run or rub off.


What do you think?  I like the new beautiful sugar cane color versus the bright red.  I used my new Maison Blanche La Craie furniture paint, it adhered perfectly to the metallic surface, yet another reason that I am SO in love with this paint!


I think it fits right in with my beach-y chic decor–how about you?!

And if you missed my last painting adventure check out my up-cycled chair here!

I am linking up to a few of my favorite parties, you can find them here!


I LOVE a good before and after project!  Especially when the project happens to be sitting in my house!  I had some fun using a new paint Maison Blanche La Craie furniture paint and I have to say I am completely swooning and in love.



Maybe I am so in love with my new paint because it helped me fix up this old chair that has been patiently waiting in my garage for a makeover for over two years now (head in hand with shame).



I am sure glad that I never gave up on this guy and just tossed it in the goodwill pile!
The paint that I used for this particular project was SO simple to use, no sanding no priming, so simple!
All I did in this particular case was clean the wood surface to be painted, apply two coats which went on very thick and then wham bam I was done!  And the best part is that there was no odor, so that means that this pregnant gal could paint away!!!  Score!
Isn’t that color just PERFECTION?!  It is called sugar cane and I suddenly think that I would like every piece of furniture in my house that color!
And if you think that is an amazing color, check out the rest of the colors in this amazing paint line here!
Isn’t the can even beautiful!?  Now, here is some exciting news, you have a chance to win an AMAZING haul of Maison Blanche La Craie furniture paint and products!
Check out this Mega Maison Blanche Paint Company Giveaway!!!
The Mega Maison Blanche Paint Giveaway winner will receive;
Two(2) Quarts of La Craie furniture paint in the color of their choice.
One(1) Tin of Antique Wax in the color of their choice.
One(1) Glacage Embossing Creme in the color of their choice.
One(1) Organaza Shimmer Coat in the color of their choice.

Disclosure:  I was given paint to try and I used it on this project, all opinions are 100% my own.

I love this stuff!




Its official, you are going to think I am crazy.  I mean to be honest, I think I am a little crazy myself.  BUT, sometimes you just have to jump in and swim with huge projects right?!  Well that is what I am telling myself.  Because this past weekend we got BUSY (and by we I mean my in-laws and my husband…) and stared our second phase of renovations on our fix-er upper lake house.

So what do you think, do you want a little tour of what we have been up to?!?

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Meet my upstairs!  It is all bare boned and all studs as of this weekend, and honestly, I think it looks better than when we first toured our house this past winter!


Before I get into specific detail, let me ask you, can you picture it?  Can you picture my beautiful master bathroom that I am dreaming about?  In the photo above the vanity will be in between the large windows on the back wall and a jetted tub will be to the right of the windows on the side wall.  Can you just picture that?!  Because I am right now and it is what is getting me through the chaos that comes along with renovating!

Okay, so here is what we are taking on:

-full kitchen overhaul

-3 bedrooms (nursery, mater and guest)

-2 bathrooms (master and guest/kids)

Thats it, when you look at it in that little list it may not feel like such a huge project…. but ooooh it sure is!

Okay, here are some before and during photos!


Prior to us moving in I snapped a few photos the one on the left is one of them.  Even when we toured our house under a year ago I pictured the cluttered space by those windows as my master bath.  The room was more of a rec room than a bedroom but we saw master bedroom and bathroom written all over it!  I can’t believe that we are finally moving toward that goal and dream!


The guest bedroom upstairs was our only “livable” upstairs bedroom, in fact last summer I spent a lot of time getting rid of wall paper and painting the dark wood on the walls… it turned out great and dare I even say I liked the room while we used it for guests, but now it is gone!  Down to the studs!


Similar story for the upstairs bathroom.  It was livable but not super usable without an actual shower… but I painted and worked on it and we used it for the months that we lived up there… but now it is all gone!!!


I thought I would share the floor plan we are using in case you love this stuff like I do and want to get a better feeling for what we are doing!

What do you think?!  Can you picture our upstairs!?  It will be so wonderful when it is finished!  Well, lets face it, anything would be better than the house the way it was and is now!

And now on to our kitchen.


Just a few snap shots of the before us, before demo and after demo looks of the space!


I am excited to say that my tiny kitchen will be getting MUCH much bigger!  Ohh I am SO going to love my new kitchen!

And for now we are trying to survive like college kids with no stove and dishwasher or kitchen sink for that matter…


but all in the name of these beautiful visions I have for the spaces!

So here is my official sorry for being a little MIA here on the blog lately, but literally every single free moment I have has been spent talking to tile shops, cabinet people, shower specialists and the list goes on and on.  I am hoping that things settle down soon and that I get some time to get back to my normal schedule.  One that allows for a lot more time to craft and create!  I do have to say that I do feel a little giddy about the idea of in a few months from now being able to show you the final product!  I wish we could plan a house-warming party together in fact!

But until then don’t get to mad at me for not being great about posting, I will do my best!

And if you like this kind of stuff follow me in instagram–I am having fun snapping photos of our stages and steps on there!