A Little of This + A Little Bit of Bliss Vol. 6 [{Bitter}sweet Summertime]

I have to admit, it’s been a reeeeaaaal struggle to sit down and blog lately. With zero energy and motivation to even log-in to the back-end of my site, I simply haven’t done it. Maybe it’s because the boys have been running circles around me from 6 am to 8 pm and the thought of sitting down to form complete sentences seemed far too daunting, actually pretty much impossible. But, guys! I’ve really missed you! Although my creativity tank has been running on empty, I thought I would share what we’ve been up to these last few months in another edition of A little of This + A Little Bit of Bliss! Summer is coming to an end and hopefully my streak of absenteeism is, too! Continue reading

DIY Simple, Sweet Sayings Gift Tags | This is our Bliss

DIY Simple, ‘Sweet Sayings’ Gift Tags [My Dollar Store DIY]

The last Thursday of the month has crept up on us yet again, which means it’s time for July’s My Dollar Store DIY! Since Christmas in July seems to be an actual thing [plus the craze of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!] I’ve got gifting on the brain! A group of us decided to whip up some “simple gifting” ideas this month using Dollar Store supplies in hopes to inspire you to stroll the aisles of your local dollar store to see what a few dollars and a little creativity can do for you!. I’m going to show you how I used few Dollar Tree supplies and a couple materials from my craft stash to create a set of DIY Simple, Sweet Sayings Gift Tags! Continue reading

How to Achieve a Luxurious, Layered Bed + Must-have Elements | This is our Bliss

Master Bedroom Refresh Update: Must-have Elements of a Luxurious, Layered Bed

Hello, July and hello, my friends! Now that all of the 4th of July celebrations are officially in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to refocus my energy [or what’s left of it!] back on our master bedroom. You *might* remember when I first introduced this room project with you and shared my Master Bedroom design board… almost…coughs… 2 months ago. Well, I’ve been working behind the scenes to bring my vision to life and so far, I have one section of the room ready to roll…the bed! Continue reading

Festive & Frugal 4th of July | Red, White & Blue Confetti Star Wine Glass | My Dollar Store DIY | www.thisisourbliss.com

Red, White and Blue Confetti Star Wine Glass [My Dollar Store DIY]

Phwew! You’d think it was December over here with all of these posts this week! Today, I’m wrapping up the 4 Days of Festive & Frugal 4th of July Ideas and rounding out the week with this month’s My Dollar Store DIY project! I’ve got a fun and simple way to add some pizzazz to your wine glass for the weekend’s Fourth of July festivities! This Red, White and Blue Confetti Star Wine Glass only takes a few minutes and a few dollars to make. Continue reading

Free Patriotic Pineapple Printable | 4th of July Entertaining | 4 Days of Festive & Frugal 4th of July Ideas | www.thisisourbliss.com

4 Days of Festive & Frugal 4th of July of Ideas | Free Patriotic Pineapple Printable

Instead of sharing another tutorial or recipe for Day 3 of 4 Days of Festive & Frugal 4th of July Ideas, I thought I would save you a little bit of time and effort and give you a freebie! Yep, I’m doing the work and all you need to do is print it, grabĀ a frame and pop this Patriotic Pineapple Printable inside! Continue reading

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 šŸ˜‰ 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

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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 ladiesĀ 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