Guest Post – TidyMom

Hi everyone! My name is Cheryl, and I’m flattered to be here posting while Kim is busy with summer travel. After all, it seems like just yesterday when I experienced the best “blogging” day of my life. Excitement is an understatement, I felt like I was on top of the world! After all, Kim had noticed ME! Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Kim, meet her in person and now call her one of my good friends! Kim is the kind of friend who will have your back, offer support, lift me up when I’m down, listen when I need to whine, and is always willing to share and brainstorm with me!

If you don’t know me, I blog in my little space on the internet at, trying to make life easy for moms. I’m a self-proclaimed neat freak, who chronicles her journey through homemaking with recipes, tutorials, crafting, household tips and reviews all while sleeping with a loaded Nikon. I’m a wife and mom with a teenager at home and a 20-something making her way into adulthood. So there’s always something fun and exciting going on while I clean up the trail blazed behind me!

Kim asked me to share 5 of my favorite projects, so here we go…………

banana pineapple ice recipe-

We’ve had a hot hot summer here in Missouri, and this Banana Pineapple Italian Ice is a refreshing treat with no added sugar! So simple to make you’ll have no excuse NOT to make them!

DIY Vinyl lettering Dog Food Tin -Tidy Mom

You know those popcorn tins you get at Christmas that seem like they will last forever……well, when forever is over you can wash them out, paint them and decorate with some vinyl and fill with your dog or cat food! You will have your own custom Designer Pet Food Canister.

Diy Ruffled scarf -

Scarves are the hot accessory trend right now! And anyone who knows me, knows I’m a huge scarf lover! I must own at least 20 scarves and I wear them with almost everything all year long. Come see how I made a fun scarf using an old t-shirt.

Ice Cream Cupcake -

Now you can have your ice cream and cake in one little cup! I made these Black Raspberry and Lemon Crush Cupcakes, but this technique will work for any flavor combination of ice cream cupcakes you can dream up!

Cinnamon Honey Butter-

How about a recipe and craft all rolled into one? Food gifts are always a favorite of mine and Cinnamon Honey Butter jars make a pretty gift when you add a little bling to the jars, and pair with homemade bread, pound cake, biscuit mix or even bagels!

Thanks so much for having me Kim! I hope you stop by some time and say hello!! I host a weekly party, on Thursday evenings where bloggers can share anything they are loving (recipes, products, crafts, your family…anything) I would love for you to come by and link up and/or browse thru all the links at I’m Lovin’ It.

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A winner has been announced for the Cameo Silhouette.  Thank you all who entered! I wish I could give one away to each one of you!  I truly believe everyone should own one! This promo goes til the 16th!

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Owner/Founder at Today's Creative Blog
Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





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  1. Jill @ Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons says

    You are so creative all of them! I am going to make your Cinnamon Honey Butter Jars..sounds yummy and makes such a cute gift!