Easy DIY Monogram Pumpkin feature at Fresh Idea Studio
Our Favorite Dip Recipe {Game Day feature} l Fresh Idea Studio.com ~ Your place for DIY
How to DIY Perfect Stripes feature by Fresh Idea Studio
DIY Terrarium
Paris is always a good idea! Kids Decoupage Art Table Makeover {Themed Furniture Makeover Tour} feature @FreshIdeaStudio

The Best of DIY

The Best of DIY feature at Fresh Idea Studio

If you’re like me, you just can’t get enough DIY. You’re always looking for your next project. Creative idea. Little or big somethin’-somethin’ to get your hands on. Well, have I got news for you…you’ve just hit the mother load – The Best of DIY! I’m co-hosting one of the best and biggest DIY parties…EVER!  27 [...]

Easy DIY Monogram Pumpkin

Easy DIY Monogram Pumpkin feature at Fresh Idea Studio

What do you call it, Fall or Autumn? Either way, I love this season, don’t you?!  To jump start our early Autumn decorating  I thought I’d ease into the change of seasons with a super easy DIY Monogram Pumpkin. You know I’m always up for a good monogram project regardless of the time of the year and today [...]

Our favorite Dip

Our Favorite Dip Recipe {Game Day feature} l Fresh Idea Studio.com ~ Your place for DIY

Getting together with friends and family is the best! Whether it’s an afternoon by the pool or an evening hanging out watching a ball game, it’s one of the best ways to really enjoy each other. Of course, something  tasty to nosh on is always part of the fun too! So today I thought I let you [...]

How to DIY Perfect Stripes on an Imperfect Wall

How to DIY Perfect Stripes feature by Fresh Idea Studio

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Painting with precision on textured walls can be tricky. Very tricky, at least for me anyway. I mean, a girl can dream about How to DIY Perfect Stripes on an Imperfect Wall, right?! Oh sure, I’ve tried plenty [...]

Paris is Always a Good Idea! Decoupage Kids Table Makeover

Paris is always a good idea! Kids Decoupage Art Table Makeover {Themed Furniture Makeover Tour} feature @FreshIdeaStudio

Dreaming of far away places is one of our family’s favorite pastimes.Personally, I think we’re lucky to have been bitten by the travel bug! We enjoy everything about it, from researching and planning to actually taking on the adventure of traveling to new, unfamiliar places. I could go on and on about the endless positive effects this [...]

Family Room Rug Reveal and PlushRugs gift card Giveaway

rug reveal and $200 PlushRugs.com Giveaway featured at Fresh Idea Studio

What’s the place in your home where you hang out the most? For our busy family of 5, it’s definitely the area open to our kitchen – the family room. This one space gets more use than any other {well maybe not, the kitchen or the laundry room but you know what I mean}. The [...]

Cool DIY Terrarium in 4 Easy Steps

DIY Terrarium

 Terrariums are one of my favorite things to give as a gift.  They’re something a little different, that’s super easy to create will fit with anyone’s decor or style. Here’s how to make a Cool DIY Terrarium in 4 Easy steps. Materials You Will Need: Container Activated charcoal pieces Potting soil Sheet moss and Pebbles Spray water bottle Small garden [...]

How To Choose the Right Rug

How To Choose the Right Rug feature by Fresh Idea Studio

Creating a beautiful home takes time, this I know for sure! You want your dream home to reflect your life’s passions, sense of style and favorite mementos but you also have real life things like dirty laundry and sticky floors to take into consideration. To blend one’s style and panache with “the practical” isn’t always easy… And, as [...]

Gigantic Vera Bradley Giveaway

gigantic Vera Bradley Giveaway feature

I don’t know about you but we love bright bold colors, patterns and everything in between around here at Fresh Idea Studio! So a few of my color happy blogging friends and I got together to bring you a Gigantic Vera Bradley Giveaway to really soak up final sizzling days of Summer! And if  you know [...]

Easy DIY footstool update with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®

Easy DIY Update with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Easy DIY footstool update with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® by Fresh Idea Studio

Today I’m stepping it up for our monthly themed furniture tour with a few of my favorite DIYers! I like a good challenge and this month it’s numbers. hmm? But how exactly does one incorporate numbers on furniture? Let’s not over think it…here’s my easy DIY footstool update with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® on leather. [...]

quick and easy Summer recipes

quick and easy Summer recipes feature

The Summer heat is on! And spending too much time in the kitchen is not going to happen. Quick and Easy Summer Recipes are a must! Today I’m hanging out with my friend Jennifer at PinkWhen.com and serving up a tasty seafood recipe you won’t want to miss. It’s my go-to seafood dish! Before you head over, [...]

Summer Inspiration 10 Amazing Home Tours

Summer Inspiration 10 Amazing Home Tours feature - Fresh Idea Studio.com

Calling all decorating voyeurs… Today I have some serious Summer Inspiration for you. 10 Amazing Home Tours to get your decorating juices flowing!  Looking for ideas to decorate your home? In the mood for some dazzling design eye-candy?! Well, take a peek at these Home Tours. Surely, they’ll inspire your next decorating project! Or 10!  Come on in [...]

Grow your Google Plus Circles

grow your Google plus circles link party

Up for some Summertime socializing with creative types? Stop in and Grow your Google Plus Circles today. Inspiration, eye-candy and social media tips abound so come Link up your G+ stat. Before we hop to the party, be sure to enter our $400 Visa giftcard Giveaway to celebrate Summer! And,  let’s stay connected on Pinterest, Instagram & Facebook too! Let’s [...]

HAPPY first day of SUMMER and a BIG Gift Card GIVEAWAY

Happy 1st Day of Summer $400 Visa Gift Card Giveaway feature at Fresh Idea Studio

Happy first day of Summer and a BIG Gift Card Giveaway Wishing you ice cream cones galore, sea shells like you’ve never seen before and sunsets like you’ve never seen before.  Join in the Insta-fun we’re having on Palm Island, FL and find inspiration galore from our SUMMER pins. Follow Fresh Idea Studio’s SUMMER Pinterest Board. [...]

Dream Home Tour with Tom and June Simpson

Dream Home Tour with The Simpsons & Fresh Idea Studio {feature}

Summer Inspiration Home Tour Series  Dream Home Tour with Tom and June Simpson   Mision Lago is an amazing 26,000 square foot Spanish colonial villa is a gorgeous 6 bedroom, 12 bathroom and 7-car garage that feels like a castle perched high above Lake Thonotosassa, outside of Tampa. I recently had the pleasure of spending an afternoon [...]

Stop in and Grow your Circles on Google

grow your Google plus circles link party

Stop in and Grow your Circles on Google + with us today! But before party G+ style check out these  4 fast & fun Summer DIYs There was our Summer Porch Spruce Up       How to paint & glaze an outdoor table (in an awesome Coral I can’t get enough of right now) And one Happy Mailbox [...]

Coral and Blue Elements of Summer

Coral and Blue elements of Summer feature by Fresh Idea Studio

Every new season calls for growth. Whether it’s a total overhaul or simply adding in new refreshing colors, change is in order around here because recently I was walking with our middle daughter home from school when she suddenly blurts out, “Mommy, our house is so beige and boring”  I cringed quickly realized she was [...]

Bump up your Curb Appeal with a Happy Mailbox Makeover

Bump up your Curb Appeal with a  happy mailbox makeover feature by Fresh Idea Studio

Don’t wait like I did. Bump up your Curb Appeal with a Happy Mailbox Makeover this weekend! The truth is… I never gave our mailbox (or anyone else’s for that matter) much thought. But when I was out refreshing our front porch for Summer I stood back to get a good look… and that’s when it hit me! Our [...]

quick DIY ceramic pot Makeover for Summer

quick DIY ceramic pot Makeover for Summer {a Tutorial by Fresh Idea Studio}

Add pops of pretty color to your front porch with these easy 1-2-3 steps that will freshen up your entryway fast and have you loving your old terra cotta pots.   Quick DIY ceramic pot Makeover for Summer Everybody has an old pot lying around. So let’s get started. This is such a fast, fun and easy fix [...]

Easy DIY Thrifty Furniture Makeover

Easy DIY Thrifty Night Stand Makeover feature

Join me for an Easy DIY Thrifty Furniture Makeover using gift wrap, paint and Mod Podge®. Some might think this is a strange question but I’ll ask anyway. Does your furniture make you happy? Not literally, jumping for joy feeling loved and fulfilled living the dream sort of happiness but the kind of happy that makes you [...]

Flea Market Finds Blog Hop

Flea Market Blog Hop feature

We cleaned up, got organized and now there are some treasures up for grabs at today’s online event! Come on in for the 1st Flea Market Finds Blog Hop here at Fresh Idea Studio Are you ready to shop?!  Here’s the dealo:  Please read the full description of each item before you purchase it. Visit [...]

a fun Family Cookout with cool treats for the kids

fun family Summer cookout

This post is part of a social marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group and Fruttare, but all my opinions are my own. #itsallgood #pmedia #ad http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Laid back & carefree. Oh yes! I’ll take an extra helping of that, please! You see the school year is pretty much done here. It’s all exciting class trips [...]

You are amazing

you are amazing free printable feature

a fresh Free Printable so you don’t ever forget… You are amazing All the good that surrounds you and comes from within. Remember quite simply     Now for our Google+ Link Party Come GROW Your Circles! Google+  heard of it?! Want better SEO and increased exposure on the web? Well, you’re in the right [...]

How to clean copper fast

how to clean copper fast feature

Copper is a darling addition to any home’s decor but keeping it polished and pretty has kept me far, far away until I learned this little trick. How To Clean COPPER fast! I love when different metallic finishes are used in a home. To me, decorating with metals (whether it’s brass, copper, nickel, chrome) is [...]

outdoor Summer entertaining and a Hayneedle dream Giveaway

Outdoor Summer Entertaining and a Hayneedle dream Giveaway at Fresh Idea Studio

Picture it. You’ve got everything you need for an intimate Summer soiree. After a getting just the right amount of sand between your toes… You, your family and a few friends enjoy a relaxing evening of al fresco dining in your new spruced up outdoor space. The weather couldn’t be better and the good times [...]

easy 5 minute project DIY fabric Art transformation

5 minute project DIY fabric Art feature at Fresh Idea Studio

easy 5 minute project Do you like what you see when you look around your house at the “art”  on your walls? Yes, no? Perhaps you’re a collector of fine specimens you love to gaze upon. In case you’re not,  here’s an easy 5 minute project DIY fabric Art transformation I think you’ll  love. It’s the perfect solution for big [...]

More DIY Wall Gallery tips and inspiration

more DIY Wall Gallery tips and inspiration from Fresh Idea Studio

It’s a beautiful thing! More DIY Wall Gallery tips and inspiration Finding inspiration. And, boy does this time of year really seem to bring it out! Maybe it’s the sweet birds chirping and the flowers in bloom. I don’t know. But, there’s a lot of bright and happy going on and with promise of Summer on [...]

Last minute Gift Ideas mom will love

Last Minute Gift Ideas mom will love feature

7 Last Minute gift ideas Mom will love (hint, hint) What a day! Mother’s Day that is. It’s mom’s day everyday isn’t it? Right! Silly me. My everyday mom’s day is more like… Mom, will you _____ Mom, can I _____ Mom, where’s my _____ Mom!!! You get the picture. Now don’t get me wrong I [...]

a bright bold happy furniture makeover plus a party

bright bold happy furniture makeover feature by Fresh Idea Studio

Today’s a fun one my friends! I have a bright bold happy furniture makeover plus a party for you. Well two parties, actually! Hey it’s hump day after all so why not. First up a BRIGHT – BOLD – HAPPY  furniture makeover using AS Antibes Green for our youngest daughter’s bedroom. Long story short. Let’s just say…when you makeover one [...]

5 ways to Green your Home and Detoxify your Life

green your home detoxify your life feature

This content is sponsored by Mercola.com You can find Fresh Idea Studio’s disclosure policy here Every day we our exposed to a lot of unhealthy things. Our bodies come in contact with a large number of toxins found in the air we breathe, food and water we take in and even the personal care products [...]

a fresh family room and pretty Wayfair pillows

fresh family room and pretty wayfair pillows feature

 a fresh family room and pretty Wayfair Pillows + a $100 Gift Card Giveaway Is it just me? Or do you start dreaming up plans for Summer even before you finish your chocolate bunny?   Don’t get me wrong.   Spring is lovely. There’s Easter. Flowers. Even Spring Break. But. Everybody knows Summer time is when the real [...]

DIY tips for the perfect Gallery Wall

diy tips for the perfect gallery wall feature

Make a personal statement in your home with these 3 must-have DIY tips for the perfect gallery wall.   Ok, so there’s that big blank wall in your house that stares right at you every time you walk on by. Or Maybe it’s more like a sparse corner calling out for something. Anything.   Every time you [...]

13 easy Earth Day DIY projects

13 Earth Day DIY Projects feature

Happy almost Earth Day friends! I curated a board for Hometalk of  13 easy Earth Day DIY projects and thought today would be perfect time to talk about inspiration with you.  Lots of people ask me Where do you get your ideas,you know… find your inspiration? Personally, my inspiration comes from every which way. It’s a blessing and curse depending on how [...]

Quick easy Teacher Appreciation gifts

quick easy teacher appreciation gifts feature

$5 doesn’t go very far these days… or does it? quick easy teacher appreciation gifts you can make If you have school aged children you know Teacher Appreciation is a BIG deal and it should be. Teachers are important.  Very important. At our children’s school, we have a whole week dedicated to making our teachers and staff  feel [...]

Simple steps to decorating with beach inspired collections

decorating with beach inspired collections feature from fresh idea studio

Don’t you just love that feeling you get at the beach? aww Sunshine, sea breeze, swaying palms, crashing waves and… those tiny shells crunching under your feet as you walk along the shore. What a slice of heaven. Did you ever wish you could bottle that feeling and take it home with you? Well, you can [...]

How to add color to your home for Spring

how to add color to your home for Spring feature

For a splash of fresh this season, check out —> How to add color to your home for Spring In my opinion, there are 3 basic ways every DIY decorator needs to know when it comes to keeping a home bright and inviting. Aside for a change in the shade of paint on your walls, the [...]

Do Good and a Southern Living Showcase Home tour

southern living showcase home tour in beach park

Thinking about the weekend yet?  When I say ‘weekend’ I talking Thurs – Sun! Wouldn’t that be awesome? 4 day weekends, ha! Well, today I have something extra special for you! A home tour inspired from the pages of Southern Living magazine. I can’t wait to show you; I know you’re going to love it [...]

DIY Easter craft: Spring wreath tutorial

diy easter craft spring wreath tutorial feature

Has Spring Fever got you yet? We’re in full swing around here!  And, while I do not love all the oak pollen that’s coated every single thing outside is a greenish dust I am very excited to to share this easy DIY Easter craft: Spring wreath tutorial with you right now! This whole pool noodle turned [...]

Creative energy and Cheese please

creative energy and cheese please feature

Creative energy and Cheese please!  A fresh take on grilled cheese good enough to serve company and making room for more happy.Navigating life and caring for a young family requires energy!  Lots and lots of time and energy! Sometimes I think this big, fat happy life I always wished for has gotten way too hectic [...]