this is halloween – diy halloween tree

DIY Halloween Tree - Directions Not Included

Quite some time ago I pinned this awesome Halloween tree. I kept going back to it on my Halloween board for inspiration, and then finally realized it was Gretchen's from Boxy Colonial's. She scored this amazing tree at a thrift store for next to nothing and decked it out with a handmade banner and lights. Color me jealous, because thrift stores in South Florida are horrendous so there was no way I was going to find a Halloween tree like that (or much of anything for that matter). But I wanted … [Read more...]

this is halloween – diy haunted mansion sign

DIY Haunted Mansion Sign - Directions Not Included

Since it is no surprise that I'm a huge Halloween fan, it should be no surprise that my favorite ride at Walt Disney World is the Haunted Mansion. No matter how long the line, I must go on it at least once every time we go to Disney. Ray shakes his head every time. My employees I took to Disney in June thought, think I am crazy. I love it. It was obviously my inspiration for our DIY haunted mansion sign. I made this last year during my delinquent blogging year so I don't have photos … [Read more...]

words to live by – diy inspirational quote notebooks

diy inspirational quote notebooks | Directions Not Included

I am pretty techy (okay, I admit it, I am a geek) and always have my iPhone, iPad or laptop by my side. I manage my life with technology in every way and form. That said, I love paper, notebooks, and pens. I have had this conversation with friends before, so I know I'm not completely insane because I love office supplies. I have a thing for Moleskin notebooks (and really good pens). I usually have both in my purse at all times.  This is not a sponsored post - just the confessions of someone with … [Read more...]

potty mouth – inappropriate office gifts

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So if you follow me on Instagram you know I have a slightly...okay, REALLY...unorthodox office. We have Nerf gun wars and beer tastings, on a regular basis. You should follow me if you don't. I post all sorts of randomness that can make you smile like my mutts, DIY stuff and more! We work hard and play hard, and are all kinds of inappropriate in between. This post of inappropriate office gifts is not for the faint of heart, so if you are easily offended, look away now.  I'm serious. I have a … [Read more...]

pet crafts – easy diy cat toys

DIY Cat Toy - Directions Not Included

Lemur is a mischievous cat, always getting into stuff. She keeps us on our toes so I'm always looking for things to keep her out of trouble. This is about as simple as it gets in tutorials. You know you all want easy DIY cat toys that are also extremely successful for entertaining  your naughty cats. I bought a few dowels and a feather-like boa at the craft store. This cost me all of $3 or so with coupons. Thanks to the Haven Conference and Scotch Brand, I ended up with some stylish … [Read more...]

harry potter always – harry potter baby gifts

Harry Potter Baby Gifts | A gift box from Directions Not Included

It was no surprise that when the bestie had her first, our love of Harry Potter would turn into tons of Harry Potter baby gifts. At her baby shower, I shared my Harry Potter box of goodies. I may have gone a bit overboard. And if you've been around the last few months you've seen a few of these projects pop up on the blog. We have a feeling the little one will have a better grasp on Harry Potter before his own name. What can I say? I'm a proud Tia (Auntie)! Between that and loving to make all … [Read more...]