Festive & Frugal 4th of July Party Ideas | 30 second Raspberry Chipotle Cream Cheese Dip | This is our Bliss

4 Days of Festive & Frugal 4th of July of Ideas | Raspberry Chipotle Cream Cheese Dip

2 posts in a row? Who am I?! Well, if my series concludes without a hitch, I’ll have sent 4 days worth of Festive & Frugal 4th of July Ideas your way! Yes, that’s right! Today is day 2 of my four-part series where I’m sharing simple and inexpensive ideas to add a little fun and red, white and blue flair to your 4th of July party! Yesterday, I showed you an easy way to add some blue and red to your cocktail with my Raspberry & Blueberry Ice Cubes + 2 simple recipes that they will go perfectly in! Today, I have a yummy 30 second Raspberry Chipotle Cream Cheese Dip recipe for you. I know…more raspberry!! Continue reading

Festive 4th of July Ideas | Blueberry & Raspberry Ice Cubes Perfect for Any cocktail or Mocktail at your Holiday BBQ! | This is our Bliss

4 Days of Festive & Frugal 4th of July of Ideas | Raspberry & Blueberry Ice Cubes

Happy Monday and welcome to Day 1 of my 4 Days of Festive & Frugal 4th of July Ideas series! Each day, I’ll be sharing a simple and inexpensive way to add a little red, white and blue flair to your 4th of July holiday festivities. Whether you’re hosting or joining family and friends for a barbecue, these ideas won’t take long to prepare and certainly won’t break the bank! First up, are these Raspberry & Blueberry Ice Cubes. This concept doesn’t need much of a tutorial, but I’ll quickly walk you through what I did and what I put them in 😉 Continue reading

IKEA Hack! DIY Billy Bookcase Makeover with Paint & Removable wallpaper! | This is our Bliss

IKEA Hack | Wallpaper + A Pop of Color

IKEA is a go-to retailer for so many of us on the hunt for affordable decor, storage and organizational pieces for our homes. There are endless possibilities for transforming or “hacking” their goods into custom, one-of-a-kind pieces. Want to know what’s even better than an IKEA hack? A THRIFTED IKEA Hack! YES!! Today, I’m sharing how I gave this plain jane Billy Bookcase a bold new look using some wallpaper and a fun, bright color. Continue reading

Chic & Bold Eclectic Summer Home Tour 2017 | www.thisisourbliss.com

Chic and Bold Eclectic Summer Home Tour 2017

I can hardly believe we are almost a full week into June, which means summer has arrived for most of us! Kids are out of school and running rampant! I also can’t believe it will be one year ago tomorrow that we moved into our new house! I thought you might be curious to know how things have shaped up around here over the last year and how I’ve spiffed and brightened things up a bit for summer. Today I’m sharing our Chic and Bold Eclectic Summer Home Tour as a part of the Eclectic Home Tour Blog Hop hosted by Jess of Domicile 37. Continue reading

5 Minute Recipe | Cold Corn Fiesta Dip | Easy Entertaining Ideas! | via www.thisisourbliss.com

12 Summer Picnic Ideas & Inspiration | DIY Housewives Vol. 14

Hellllo! I am so super stoked to be joining you today in the company of 11 other wonderfully inspiring bloggers for the June Edition of the DIY Housewives Series! I’ll be hanging out with these ladies on the first Wednesday of each month and today we are sharing our favorite Summer Picnic Ideas by directing you to some of our oldie-but-goodie related posts! Continue reading

Coffee Table Styling 2 Ways at Polished Habitat

My first contributor post is LIVE today at Polished Habitat! Head on over to Coffee Table Styling Two Ways to check out my tips for creating two completely different looks for your coffee table. I’m sharing key elements to achieve each look, as well as listing all the sources for the pieces you see in all of my photos plus a few go-to interior styling faves! Continue reading

Outdoor Summer Style | Backyard Deck Inspiration

*This post was in collaboration with Cost Plus World Market, however all thoughts, opinions and outright swooning are my own! This is our Bliss is a proud member of the Cost Plus World Market Blogger Trendsetter Tribe.

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial nod to the start of Summer and if you are anything like us, we like to be OUTSIDE as soon as the Midwest weather starts cooperating! Having a comfortable and stylish outdoor space is important since it truly is an extension of our home in the warmer months. I started sprucing up our deck when I was at my local Cost Plus World Market store hosting an in-store DIY demo and fell head-over-heels in love with this outdoor pillow! I’m telling you, inspiration can strike at any time! You may remember it from when I shared it in my Fab Friday Finds Summer Stylin’ post! Continue reading

My Dollar Store DIY | All Things Summer | DIY Colorful Pom-Pom Napkin Ring Holders | www.thisisourbliss.com

My Dollar Store DIY | Colorful Pom-Pom Napkin Rings

Hey, hey! The last Thursday of the month is here which means it’s time for another My Dollar Store DIY post! Summer doesn’t officially arrive until later in June, but isn’t Memorial Day weekend the unofficial welcoming of summer after all?! Well I know Summer has been on the brain for awhile around here since school is out this week! Today, we are sharing our “All Things Summer” ideas in hopes to inspire you to make and decorate using supplies from your local dollar store. Continue reading

Friday Fab Finds Vol. 2 | Bring on Summer!

Hooray, hooray! Friday is here! Today marks 1 week until the littles are out of school for the Summer and one DAY until the littlest turns THREE! Yep! The next week is filled with end-of-the-year field trips, picnics, parties and lots of “shorts and short-sleeves” as the biggest requests each morning now that it finally feels like spring here in Chicagoland! We definitely have a busy week ahead. Today, I’m bringing you another Friday Fab Finds —  the things I’m currently eyeing, buying and styling! Continue reading

DIY Faux Succulent-filled Wire Orb | My Dollar Store DIY | This is our Bliss

How I Mix Decor Styles | My Home Style: Mix, Match & Coordinate Edition

Decorating your home can be overwhelming. I get it. I’ve totally been there. But the one thing I’ve learned over time, is that it’s nearly impossible to try to classify your decor style and shove it in one tiny little bucket! Why can’t we combine multiple styles in order to invent our own unique mix? Well, that’s what today’s post is all about! It’s another edition of My Home Style hosted by Casa Watkins Living and the focus is to share how we mix, match and coordinate different styles to create our very own. There are 12 bloggers dishing on the decor they love, what styles are represented in their home and how to get the look shown in the photos that we oh-so-love! Continue reading