7 Creative Ideas | I Spy Sunday


I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  The summer is flying by!  My girls and I are headed to Seaside Florida next week!!

Seaside Florida(photo credit: Cottage Rental Agency)

They’ve never been to the ocean or beach before, so to say they are excited is a bit of an understatement! If you aren’t familiar with Seaside, it’s a quaint pedestrian-scaled beach town with cottages, specialty retail shops and restaurants and eateries designed so that life’s daily needs are within a short stroll or a bicycle ride away!  Our perfect idea of a relaxing getaway, staying in one of their gorgeous cottage rentals!!  We don’t leave until Thursday, but we are already counting the hours and praying for little rain!  You can follow me on Instagram I will be using the hashtag #TidyMomSeaside for my Seaside, Florida travel photos.

Ok, it’s time again for I Spy Sunday, where I feature a few of my favorites from this week’s I’m Lovin’ It linky party!!  There was a lot of creativity flowing this week.  Sit back with a cold drink and enjoy 7 creative ideas that caught my eye!  Then be sure to click over to check out all the fabulous crafts, diys, recipes and more that were shared at the party.

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1.  The only way to make a s’more better would be to add some cookie dough right?  Cookie dough makes everything better.  After making these No Bake Cookie Dough S’mores, Joycelyn dipped them in chocolate and covered them in sprinkles!! Making them party perfect!

2. I love finding new blogs to follow.  Blissful Roots has a new series where she issharing some of her favorite blogs.  I can certainly see why Our Vintage Home is one of them!  I’m in love with her style and building skills!  If you love a beautiful, soft neutral color and whites, paired with the warm wood tones in a natural country style, then go check out a few of Brooke’s favorite spaces.

3. You know I’m a BIG fan of donuts!  Allie is sharing some tips on how to get melt in your mouth baked donuts as well as the recipe to these soft tender Baked Blueberry Sour Cream Donuts, topped with a gorgeous Blueberry Glaze!  I need to go blueberry picking soon!!

4.   I love making homemade treats for Cullen, so when I saw Lindsay’s recipe for 2 Ingredient Frozen Peanut Butter Dog Treats I had to go take a look!!  You see, my husband shares his ice cream with Cullen (Steve eats it, and lets Cullen finish it) and just last night I mentioned that we need to get the dogs their own frozen treats.  I think Cullen will be sharing his ice cream with Dad when I make these! lol

5.  If you’ve ever wanted to create a family binder Mique has you covered!  She’s combined Post-It notes with some handy printables and a binder to keep her family business organized and everything in on place!  I LOVE this idea!

6.  I would love to plant a small garden at our new house.  Check out this small Spiral Vegetable Garden Susan created.  She has a fabulous step by step tutorial showing how she did it – looks really easy!

 7.  Chelsea took decorating with maps to a whole new level with the DIY Frame she made!  I love the addition of the L brackets to give it that industrial look, and that map!!!……….isn’t it gorgeous!! FABULOUS job again Chelsea!!


flowerThank you for sharing so many wonderful projects, recipes and crafts again this week ! You can still link up thru Sunday evening or come back next week and link up for another I’m Lovin’ It Friday, who knows maybe next week I will be featuring you!

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. Enjoy your time in Seaside! I’m fortunate to live close enough to Seaside that I can visit anytime. It’s a wonderful little community! Bud and Alley’s roof top at sunset is a must do!

  2. Cheryl I’m SO excited for your vacation!! You guys will have the best time. And sometime you’ll have to bring the girls to my coast. 😉 We spent yesterday afternoon at the beach splashing in the waves with Drew’s team and it was magical! Thanks so much for featuring my binder. I love everything you featured!! xoxo

  3. We just got back from St. Augustine, FL! Remember your sunblock, and make sure somebody gets your back! (I’m sporting a big ol’ burn because I forgot to get one of the guys to reapply block to my back.)

  4. Thank you so much for featuring my frozen dog treats! I hope your husband and pup enjoy sharing them too! 🙂 Have fun on vacation! Sounds wonderful!

  5. Have a great vacation and enjoy! Thanks for sharing and all your hard work. 🙂

  6. Thanks so much, Cheryl, for featuring my Stone Vegetable Garden Spiral! I am glad you are loving it! Functionally it has worked out well and it’s pretty to look at! It didn’t take long to build and was fairly easy – and I had no idea what I was doing 🙂 Hope you give it a try.

  7. Have a GREAT time on vacation! Your girls will love the ocean!

  8. OH Cheryl, Seaside looks AMAZING! I’m so excited for you and your girls. Enjoy! I’ll be following along on IG. Thanks so much for featuring my framed map 🙂

  9. Cheryl, I love your I Spy Sunday featured blogs! Chelsea’s map is SO cool and I’ll definitely be making Lindsay’s dog treats for my very spoiled lab! I hope that you and your girls have a wonderful time in Seaside! It looks amazing!

  10. i just grinned real big when i saw that first photo! can’t wait to hear all about it! you know i’ll be following along on IG! so excited for your girls!


  11. Your vacation sounds so relaxing! FYI, we get an after noon rainstorm almost every day this time of year in FL. But it cools things off and doesn’t last very long. Enjoy! 🙂

  12. Thanks so much for the feature, Cheryl! I’m so glad you love Our Vintage Home Love as much as I do. She’s amazing! Thanks again, and Happy Monday!

  13. Have a great vacation! Thank you so much for featuring my cookie dough s’mores 🙂

  14. Thank you so much for featuring my blueberry donuts, Cheryl! And have a fabulous time on vacation! I’m jealous, lol! 😉

  15. You are absolutely going to L-O-V-E Seaside………I live about 25 minutes from there, and go there often.
    Hope the weather cooperates —it’s been raining here everyday for the last 2 – 3 weeks. So much too see, places to eat, and shops to spend money in 🙂

  16. You are going to love the N.W. Florida beach. Seaside is gorgeous. Take more sunscreen than you think you will need, and take a couple of beach towels per person. Sand chairs are nice, but you can rent them there. Be sure to take a small cooler to take to the beach. If it is sunny you will be hot and if you play in the water you will want something to drink!

  17. Those cookie dough smores are adorable!

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