Pinterest Feature Friday

Hello there, Pinterest Partiers! It’s time for another Pinterest Feature Friday where my co-hostesses (Bev from Flamingo Toes, Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday, and Kara from Mine for the Making) and I (Michele from The Scrap Shoppe) select one lucky pinner from our Pinterest Party to feature! If you haven’t joined yet, what are you waiting for?

Today’s featured pinner is Lisa Kennedy! Lisa has 29,639 pins and 191 boards (hmmmm…. 191 boards and she’s our 191st feature – how crazy it that??).

I think when you click over to Lisa’s Pinterest account the first thing you will notice is how bright and cheerful her Pinterest boards are. Like, whoa! I think you’ll be instantly mesmerized as I was and want to click and explore them all!

Here are a few boards to get you started:

Follow Lisa Kennedy’s board Colors – different times, different places on Pinterest. Follow Lisa Kennedy’s board Gardening My Way on Pinterest.
Talk about some eye candy! Lisa’s Colors – Different Times, Different Places board is a real stunner. Looking for fun color combos? Check out the ideas she has pinned here!

Lisa’s Gardening My Way board is full of great gardening ideas – many that I haven’t seen before! And if you know me, and my love of gardening, that’s hard to believe!

Follow Lisa Kennedy’s board Party decor on Pinterest. Follow Lisa Kennedy’s board Cookies, cakes and cupcakes on Pinterest.
This Party Decor boards has me itching the throw a party for no reason at all! The colors are SO inspirational.

If cookies and cakes are your thing, then Lisa’s Cookies, Cakes, and Cupcakes board is for you! Even if you’re not a pro at decorating them, you will want to SEE these ideas.


Ready for some pins?

paper alphabet
How amazing is this 3-D alphabet? They are free downloads, y’all!
Pinned by Lisa from Digitprop

subway dresser
I love a fun furniture makeover and this vintage subway car dresser has me drooling!
Pinned by Lisa from Sea Rose Cottage

lamp shade
Need a new lampshade but can’t find one you like (or they cost too much!)? Check out this DIY tutorial and make your own!
Pinned by Lisa from Place of My Taste

Embroidery hoop, contact paper, and old credit card? That’s all you need to do your own screenprinting!
Pinned by Lisa from Skinny la Minx

butterfly garland
Paper craft alert! I just love this simple butterfly garland. It would look super cute decorating a little girl’s room!
Pinned by Lisa from BB

doll house
How adorable is this fabric dollhouse? I need one in my size, please.
Pinned by Lisa from The Jolly Jabber


LOVE the pins and all of the bright inspiration, Lisa! Thank you so much for linking up with us!
Have you joined the Pinterest Master List? Who knows, you could be our next feature!


Family Movie Night

Something you probably already know. . . kids love surprises. . . news flash, right? Well, imagine their surprise when you throw a fun Family Movie Night party for them! Not only will your kids love it, but you’ll love that this whole party is half the cost of going to the movies.

Family movie night

First, let your family know you are planning a fun movie night. If you read Mine for the Making, then you probably already own a cute chalk board. Simply write, “family movie night,” the time and maybe the movie title on it, and set it out in the morning before everyone rushes off to work and school.

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The decorations I used were easy. Dollar store streamers in red and gold as a backdrop, and a dollar store back plastic table cloth. To jazz the table up a bit and make it more “old Hollywood-ish” I added some gold sequins I had from an old New Year’s Eve party.

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For snacks, I choose something a little different than the traditional popcorn. We love Chex-mix in this house, so I filled little lunch bags with Chex-mix for them to snack on. I found the cool red food storage buckets at the dollar store as well. I love these because they have a handle on them, so if the kids are eating on the sofa they have something to hold onto. I wrapped a few pieces of red licorice in a napkin, and also had individual cups of mixers for their Chex-mix as an extra treat.

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Lastly, I used mason jars I had on hand to make rootbeer floats. I displayed them in plastic flower pots I also found at the dollar store. By putting ice in these, the drinks were able to stay cool, and look super cute.

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Add a few extra pillow and blankets to your living room, and voila! The perfect family activity for way less than what you would spend going out! For this whole party, including food, I spent a little less than $20.

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For more party inspiration, visit me over at Mindy Alyse Celebrations.

Party On!




A bit about our Party Expert…

Hi! I’m Mindy, and I love everything party!  My family moved to Arizona 5 years ago from California, but I would still consider myself a Northern California girl. I am a type-A personality who loves everything to look pretty, and worships Martha Stewart like a God. Hope I can help inspire you to throw your own pretty party!
5 Fun Facts About Mindy:
– I have been married to my wonderful husband for almost 6 years. We fell in love over blueberry pie.
– I am a proud mama of one little man named Grayson, he’s almost 3!
– I was an elementary school teacher for 8 years before moving to AZ from CA.
– I lived in Hawaii for many years growing up.
– I love to travel. My favorite place I have traveled is Argentina.

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