MC Travels: Day Trip to Jax to Hang with My Fave Creatives

maria and elissa silly

I heart traveling and due to work the husband and I don’t get to explore as much as I like but when we do it’s epic. So I’ve decided to share my epic travels aka MC travels with you when they occur. Most of my solo travels are of the creative persuasion which I know you totally want to know ALL about. wink.

This weekend as I mentioned in yesterday’s post I made a quick trip to Jacksonville (Jax) to hang with my fave creatives and it was a superb 4 hour visit.  One simply can’t fit in enough chit chat, laughter and hugs in a 4 hour visit but we did our best.  4 hours of travel and 4 hours of creative hangin’ made for a long day but it was totally worth it. Maria and Elissa are two of my favorite online turned meet up in real life friends.

First was lunch, as Maria would say I was starting to get hangry so food was required. Continue reading

Hunger Games Inspired Hair Accessory DIY

hunger games hair

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a fabulous Easter with your favorite peeps. I took a trip to Jacksonville to hang with my favorite ladies and then attended a Manchester Orchestra concert at the House of Blues…. it was a super fun filled weekend.

I’m kicking off the week with a Hunger Games inspired hair accessory DIY. I’m not sure a week could be kicked off any better way, right? I picked up a few items during my recent shopping excursions and they are totally district 1 meets district 9. A little over the top for district 1 and arrows with feathers for district 9 (well, really for Katniss). Who else has mad love for HG?

The best part about this DIY is that you don’t have to like Hunger Games or know anything about it to create and wear this hair accessory! Get all the DIY details and view my red hair don’t care pics below, wink.  Continue reading

Yo Homie Happy Easter

easter plant homie

Just when I thought I was done crafting and recipe making for Easter I decide to slide one last thing in the mix. Yes, this does say yo homie happy Easter and I think it’s a super fun hostess gift, right? Easter brings together the family and a gift for the hostess entertaining all the guests is a must! Make sure to create (or purchase) a gift for the lovely person running the show this holiday. If you’re Easter gathering hostess appreciates epic gifts this yo, homie, happy Easter DIY plant is one for the win.

This is a super simple and fun DIY so don’t stress over it. Grab a terra cotta pot, spray paint, paint of your liking with brushes and fresh flowers. Continue reading

Easter Pom Pom Garland

Easter Pom Garland

Easter is almost here! Do you have big family gathering plans? We usually have some sort of a family gathering but this year the husband and I will be at a concert… totally different than our traditional plans but it should be fun!

It’s not too late for one more simple Easter inspired craft. This one is a simple craft that doubles as decor, decor that can stick around all Spring! Sorta perfect, right? Instead of keeping my pom pom garland plain I added bows because bows and bow ties are cool. I’m totally going to switch up the colors on this pom pom garland for other holidays.

Find the crafty details below! Continue reading

Simple Southern Easter Brunch with Ore-Ida

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Brunch Display

Nothing says Easter like a cozy family brunch, right? I heart brunch, it might be my most favorite meal. Living in Florida I consider us southerner’s and a good ol’ brunch with a casserole, mason jars and biscuits is just the way we like it. I can recall visits ‘up north’ and people be shocked by southern foods especially casseroles and grits…. two things I can’t eat enough of.

To get you prepped for holiday entertaining I’m sharing a yummy recipe and tips on how to create a simple southern Easter brunch!

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5 Creative DIY Easter Projects

5 Creative DIY Easter Projects

Burlap Bunnies / Funky Say What!?! Eggs / Mason Jar Treats / Bunny & Flower Wreath / Color Block Eggs

Easter is a cheerful time filled with soft colors (my fave), gatherings and creative projects galore! Simple is great, simple and creative is better. I’ve rounded up 5 creative DIY Easter Projects for you to give a try this year! Do you get into the Easter ‘season’? Tried any Easter themed DIY projects yet? I would love to hear and see your project ideas, leave a comment or send me an email with your creative creations. I’ve been working hard on newbies for Shop Melissa Creates which has cut into my craft and recipe time.

Later this week I’ll be sharing an Easter themed brunch display and have one more Easter themed DIY project in the works, possibly two with fingers crossed one isn’t a craft fail. Wink.

Visit my Pinterest page for more Easter decorating, entertaining, recipes and project ideas.