Rock Painting

I can’t believe it’s June already. The calendar may say June, but the weather here in Chicago hasn’t felt much like it. On a gloomy and unseasonably cold day last week, my friend and I seized the day with some rock painting. It was the perfect project for the day and now (on a much warmer day) I’m enjoying our newly painted rocks out in the garden. Thankfully, I didn’t have to travel far for my rock […]

Glittered Serving Tray

Hey, Gators! Happy May. I hope you’ve had a great month. I’m so excited to be sharing this colorful glittered serving tray I created using FolkArt Color Shift and Glitterific paints. Look at all that sparkle! If you’ve never used Color Shift or Glitterific paints, I highly recommend it. I love both products individually, but such great results can be created when used together. Here’s what the serving tray looked like before its makeover. It […]

Modern Rustic 3D Wood Wall Art using Mod Podge Ultra

Hey, Gators! Happy April. As promised, you’ll be able to find new projects here monthly. I’m super thrilled to be sharing this home decor project using Mod Podge Ultra with you. Disclosure: Some supplies have been provided by Plaid, and I have received compensation for this post. Project idea and opinions are my own. As you know, I love all things handmade. I’ve filled my home with items I have handcrafted. These one of a kind […]

O Christmas Tree, Tree, Tree, Tree, Tree, Tree…Part 2

Wowzers! I’ve decorated a lot of Christmas trees over the years, but its been a minute since I did a Christmas tree recap post. In fact, I haven’t done one since…2015!!!! Check out the first O Christmas Tree, Tree, Tree, Tree, Tree, Tree… post, then scroll for all the festive fun since then. This beauty entitled “Moroccan Around the Christmas Tree” featured handmade moroccan lantern ornaments, oversized stars and lots of gold accents. Look at that over-the-top […]

Snowflake Door Hanger

Hey, Gators! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m definitely getting in the holiday spirit. My backyard, front entry and a portion of my home are all decked out for Christmas. I also created this sparkly snowflake door hanger to GIVEAWAY! Yes, you could win this + a $20 Starbucks gift card. Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on 12/3/18. ‘Tis the season of giving after all! Details on how to enter can be found […]

Halloween Tree: Treetopia DIY Queens… and Kings!

Hello, Gators! It’s been a minute, but surprise, its me again! I just couldn’t pass up another opportunity to partner up with my friends over at Treetopia. I had so much fun this past June creating my Treetopia Pride Wreath: Alligators in Love, I instantly said yes when they contacted me. Not only did they ask me to participate in their Halloween DIY Queens… and Kings blog hop with all of these talented influencers, but my post was […]

Hey there, Gators!

Hello, friends! After a year of weekly MONDAYS WITH MARK projects and my break announcement, I wanted to do a little check in and let you know what I’ve been up to, share a few pictures and talk about future plans. Before that, I thought it’d be fun to do a quick photo recap of the previous year’s projects. I’m so proud of everything I created in that year! As I’ve said before, producing a creative project and […]

MONDAYS WITH MARK- One Year Anniversary!

Can you believe its been a year of MONDAYS WITH MARK? That’s 52 weeks of projects and then some! I am so proud of my accomplishments this last year. Producing a craft each week is no easy feat. This week, I sat down with my close friend Rick to reminisce about all things MONDAYS WITH MARK. Rick: I’ve enjoyed seeing a new project every Monday. I’m so impressed with your commitment. What are you most […]

Stenciled Pallet

I just can’t help myself with these pallet makeovers! A few weeks back, I found three small pallets in the alley. I couldn’t not take them, right? Although, I recently shared a pallet project it was time to get these off the back porch and art the hell of them. So, here we are. The other two are still in progress, but I’m super pleased with the look of this one. The end result turned out great, […]