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Happy Birthday Blog Giveaway // thepapermama.com

Hey! Just a reminder you have one week left to win a Polaroid z2300! It’s SO easy to win. To celebrate my blog’s anniversary, I’m giveaway this sweet camera to one lucky reader. Just head over to this post to enter through the post, or through Instagram (there are a ton of different ways to enter).

Happy Friday to all of you!

- Chelsey

Colorful Patio DIY’s!

Colorful Patio DIY's

Today I want to share a few colorful patio DIY’s with you! Our backyard patio is so bleh. and I’m hoping these colorful creations will inspire me to finally fix up our backyard space. Check them out!

Pretty Pretty Painted Outdoor Cushions, on Pretty Prudent.

http://prudentbaby.com/2011/08/prudent-home/how-to-make-painted-cushions-2/

Painted Patio Tiles, on A Beautiful Mess.

http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2013/07/elsies-painted-patio-tiles-.html

Succulent Garden in a Basket, on The Homesteady.

http://thehomesteady.typepad.com/my-blog/2013/07/diy-succulent-garden-in-a-basket.html

Pretty Painted Door, on I Should Be Mopping The Floor.

http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2014/04/updating-exterior-door.html

Pink Porch Table, on Just Between Friends.

http://just-between-friends.com/2013/05/diy-porch-table.html

Vertical Pallet Garden, on SasInteriors.net.

http://www.sasinteriors.net/2013/04/diy-vertical-pallet-garden/

Mailbox Makeover, by me on the BHG blog.

http://www.bhg.com/blogs/better-homes-and-gardens-style-blog/2014/02/22/diy-ify-mailbox-makeover-for-under-15/

Painted Heart Outdoor Rug, on Pretty Fluffy.

http://prettyfluffy.com/diy-tutorials/diy-projects/diy-valentine-welcome-rug

Also, today on the lovely Better Homes and Gardens blog, I shared 12 Colorful Patio Perk-Ups… check them out! Here are four  from Design SpongeA Beautiful Mess, The Paper Mama on BHG, and DIY Showoff.

12 Colorful Porch Perk Ups

Happy Thursday!

- Chelsey

P.S. the first image projects are from Pretty PrudentA Beautiful Mess, The Homesteady, and Pretty Fluffy.

Graduation Party in a Box!

Graduation Party in a Box

My friend Amy, from Mod Podge Rocks, created a bunch of fun items to create a sort of “Graduation Party in a Box” and I really wanted to share this with all of you! While I don’t have a kiddo graduating from high school anytime soon, I know a few of you might have a kid, significant other, or friend that’s graduating from college or high school and this little kit will be perfect for your party! All the printables are free and she shared how to make a couple of adorable cake plates and a graduate frame. Just add my fortune cookie cash jar and you are all ready!

Cute, right?

- Chelsey

Dessert Ideas!

Ok, I gotta be honest. I stayed up way too late watching The Game of Thrones and I didn’t finish the post I had planned for today. No worries! I think that gives me the perfect excuse to wander back through my archives and share some yummy dessert ideas from The Paper Mama blog! Easter is coming up this Sunday, so maybe this will inspire you?

Homemade Apple Chips.

Homemade Apple Chips

Watergate Salad (made by IROCKSOWHAT for The Paper Mama blog).

Watergate Salad (made by IROCKSOWHAT for The Paper Mama blog).

Rainbow Cupcakes.

Favorite Apple Pie Recipe.

Super Simple Strawberry Shortcake.

Super Simple Strawberry Shortcake

Chocolate Covered Bacon Bites.

Chocolate Covered Bacon Bites

Stained Glass Cookies.

Stained Glass Cookies

Mini Doughnut Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar (made for The Paper Blog from Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe).

Mini Donut Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar

Well, now I wish I had a pile of cookies and doughnuts in front of me. Happy Monday!

- Chelsey

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