marbled acrylic tile coasters {a tutorial}

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Coasters! They’re an easy craft project, fun to make and gift, and so easy to customize. I create personalized coasters in my etsy shop, but wanted to tackle a material I’ve never used for coasters before–acrylic tiles!


  • 4 Square Acrylic Tiles
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • Patterned Paper or Fabric

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Step 1: Gather your materials. You can cut your acyrlic sheet yourself using a table saw, but you may be able to find a home improvement store willing to do that for you. Trace your tile onto the back of your paper and cut. Do this for each tile. Love the paper? I got it from Paper Source!

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Step 3: Use your Mod Podge to cover one side of the tile. Place your paper (patterned side down), over your tile and press firmly. Once dry, use the Mod Podge to seal over the paper.

tile coaster tutorial

Let dry, and that’s it!

acrylic coasters

Cute, right? I think a set of these would make a great hostess or housewarming gift!

Thanks for reading!


back to school with johnson & johnson and target {plus free printables}

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Johnson & Johnson and Target. I received a gift card to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

target back to school

Seems hard to believe, but back to school is right around the corner (if it hasn’t already started for you, that is). I’ve spent the last week gathering essentials and getting organized to help us start our school year on the right foot. This included, as most things do, a trip to Target to not only fulfill our supply lists, but also to stock our bathrooms for those busy school mornings (and evenings)! I don’t know about you, but our home just runs more smoothly when I have all our necessary toiletries on-hand for getting ready for the day.

Now, we all have our Target favorites, and one of mine is, hands-down, the Target Cartwheel App. Not familiar with it? It’s a mobile savings app where you can scan items, search the app or browse for coupons that you then add to your Cartwheel barcode (which is then scanned at checkout).

If you’re anything like me, you love saving money, but hate the endless coupon-cutting and organizing of discount codes that usually comes with it. Target’s Cartwheel App makes saving money and finding great deals easy!

cartwheel app

Through the 15th, there are some great deals on back-to-school basics, including products by Neutrogena, Listerine, Aveeno, Desitin, and Johnsons Baby! We already buy and use many of these items, and I love getting these savings on things that we already buy, use and love!

Among other things, I purchased the NEUTROGENA® Body Oil, which is a sheer sesame formula that I like to add to our baths, as well as apply after showers to keep skin feeling soft. Also? It smells absolutely amazing and feels so good on my skin.

We also purchased (and love) AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion, which goes on feather-light to hydrate skin for 24 hours. This will be perfect to have on hand once colder weather hits!

Love Target like I do? You’re in luck! They’re giving you a chance to win a $100 e-gift card!

Back to School with J&J at Target

And, just for fun, I’m sharing these four free printables to help you get your bathroom ready for the year ahead! Just download, add a frame, and hang for easy, affordable art!

bathroom printables

Download the files by clicking on the following links:
Brush Your Teeth
 Flush the Toilet
Hang Your Towel
Wash Your Hands

I’d love to hear! What do you do to prepare for the new school year?


girly glam {home tour}

If you looked up the term “girly glam” in a dictionary (which you probably couldn’t because I just made it up), you’d find this home. Bright colors, a modern aesthetic, and attention to detail make this home a feast for the eyes. Even more impressive? It’s a rental! Take a peek at this Texas gem and let me know what you think…










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