What A Great Gift Idea! | Design by Cheryl

Great Gift Idea!

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Cheryl Gift Ideas. Print canvas & bags What an amazing gift idea this is. I just had to share. My Sis Cheryl made this adorable and functional bag designed with Ace & Kingston’s images. I love it and where the heck out of it!! She made all kinds of cute prints and canvas images for other family members as well. Nicely Done Cheryl!

Thanks Cheryl the DIY mama. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to You and Paco This Weekend!!!

Perk Up Your Living Room with A Reupholster Makeover! | DIY

Perk Up Your Living Room with A Reupholster Makeover!

Here’s a great DIY project submitted by Cheryl our DIY Mamma. Just a Quick makeover solution that can transform the entire feel of your living room. Pick one item of furniture and reupholster it to make it pop and stand out from the rest. Quick, simple, cool and refreshing.

Nice Look Cheryl!

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How to get 100% Kona Coffee by Naturally Kona in a K Cup!!! | 100% Kona Coffee

Great News for fans of 100% Kona Coffee by Naturally Kona and K Cup drinkers!!!

Naturally Kona has recently partnered with The Fresh Roasted Coffee Co. in Pennsylvania. This means that if you are fans of K Cups for your coffee drinking pleasure you can now get Naturally Kona, 100% kona coffee in a K Cup!! Hooray.



For those of you who would like to buy traditional coffee by the pound, please continue to go through the Naturally Kona Website http://www.naturallykona.com

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Naturally Kona, 100% kona coffee is an excellent gift for the Holidays, It’s Paradise in every cup!


The Best Homemade Bread Recipe Ever!!! | Recipes

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Best Bread Recipe Ever!

loftandlearn.com 10.28-- 001 breadSo Ace and I just made the most amazing bread and it was  soooo Easy!

Yes folks for those who know us, you know that Colin is the chef in our household but I have become quite crafty in the kitchen myself by picking really simple recipes that I can make with Ace, my five year old son.

This bread recipe that I found from Literally, Darling.com was so simple that I just had to pass it along. Please check out this link, Bake and Enjoy!


I made just a couple of simple changes to this recipe by adding Italian herbs, cheese and butter on top to make awesome Italian Herb & Cheese Bread. Oh my goodness it smells DIVINE!




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Sitting Bench (DIY) | Loft & Learn

Sitting Bench (DIY) design by Cheryl

loftandlearn.com DIY Cheryl, BenchHere is  great idea for an outside porch bench or garden bench. You can stain or paint it as you like then just add the cushions of choice. Cheryl the “Do it all Momma” just made this bench for her Daughter Paco aka Dominique. It took her less than 8 hours to complete. Congrats again on your new home Paco!! And thanks Cheryl for the Design Idea!

5 Things you can do Right Now and For Free to Revive Your Home Decor and Perk Up Your Attitude. | DIY

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5 Things you can do Right Now and For Free to Revive Your Home Decor and Perk Up Your Attitude

Reorganize your pantry.
You will be amazed how pleasing it can be to open that normally cluttered space to find pleasing items organized in a tidy manner. It May even make you a little more excited to prepare tonight’s meal.
Place a new sheet set on your bed & guest rooms.
If you have multiple colored sheet sets then go switch it up and add new flowers, waste basket or pillow shams (all could be borrowed from another room in the home) or tucked away in your attic, then Voila, you have just redecorated!
Paint just One Accent Wall
Do you have any paint in your garage? Well then put it to good use and paint an accent wall to a small area such as laundry room, entry way or closet. This adds so much pop and takes very little fuss.
Bake something.
Do a major clean & then bake some type of baked good and set the plate out on the kitchen. It will not only make your house smell like a million bucks, but may give off the feeling of newness like an open house.
Get rid of the clutter.
Get rid of your clutter!! Go Ahead and plow through your closets, ALL of them and the Garage. When you are finished placing all of the items neatly in packed boxes, take them to a nearest shelter or goodwill. Not only will your home be free of clutter but you will have an amazing feeling of happiness when you enter your home again knowing you have done something positive to help someone else.Well Done.

Today’s Schedule (NYC MOM) | Loft & Learn

Day in the Life Snapshot by Kristi Kirk Riley
• This is my life today with baby in tow:
• Grocery Shop at Market
• Buy Soccer snacks for Blake’s soccer game tomorrow at 9am (I am on snack duty)
• Buy baby spoons at rite aid (newborn baby girl Quinn starts cereal)
• Get B day gift from a local independent bookstore for a friends bowling party tomorrow
• Pick up Blake from school then take him to goalie practice
• Return books to library
• Get Flu Shot with Hubby (Julian)
• Remind you this is all done by taking several trains and a bus.
• Return home.
• Now my day really begins…preparing dinner, going over homework, feeding baby, reading and bath time then having alone time with hubby!

Kristi & Blake
Kristi & Blake