Posts Categorized: crafts

Monogram Mason Jar Storage

The boys bathroom is an ongoing work in progress. Last week I shared our Dinosaur Toilet Paper Holder and this week I’m showing off my latest in trying to keep toothbrushes and toothpaste from slowly taking over their bathroom drawers. I’ve had these teal mason jars sitting on a shelf in my garage for at… Read more »

Button Monogram Wall Art

  I love a craft that A: occupies my children B: uses up leftover supplies and C: occupies my children… did I mention that this occupies children? It does, and it only takes a few materials to create it so gather up your buttons, pom poms, stickers, or really anything that you can attach to… Read more »

DIY Gold Vintage Signage

We’ve been at the new Chic HQ since the beginning of January and honestly we haven’t really had time to do a whole heck of a lot decor wise. It doesn’t bother me so much in the back offices or in the kitchen, but the main room (where guests enter through and staff works on… Read more »

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day For Kids

How do you celebrate St. Patty’s Day? Green jello? Green hair? Why not start some new traditions this year? If you need a little inspiration, look no further! Here a few of my favorites to bring out the Irish in all of us. ~Jenny These Lime Sherbet Floats by Home Cooking Memories are super simple… Read more »

A Craft For Adopting Parents

Dave and I have been beyond blessed with our children. Our three little boys Jackson (7) Sawyer (5) and Ford (1.5) are kind and funny and so loving. And in time, hopefully within this year, they’ll share their love with a new little sister. The Hollis family, all five of us, are in the process… Read more »

DIY Button Thumbtacks

I love my bulletin board, but I absolutely hated the weird neon thumbtacks I was using to pin everything up on it… it was time for a thumbtack makeover! A few buttons (I already had a hodgepodge collection) a little glue gun (every crafter has one of those) a few minutes later and we were… Read more »

Family Costume Contest

I will admit, Halloween is not my favorite holiday. Ghouls, ghosts and goblins…all that stuff just freaks me out. On the other hand, I absolutely love seeing cute costumes on babies and pets, and I adore when families dress up together. With that in mind we’re hosting our first ever Chic Family HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST… Read more »

50 Back to School Ideas

With the new school year almost upon us, I’ve been tickled pink by all the adorable back to school ideas cropping up all over the web. From DIY school supplies, teacher’s gifts, party ideas, themed lunches, hairstyles and organization tricks, there’s just a million ideas to choose from! Here’s a little bit of everything. Take… Read more »

DIY Bike Streamers

Guest blogger Alex Katschilo Operation Occupy My Restless Kids is in full effect. Almost every day there is some craft or activity that we do just so I don’t have to hear “Mom I’m bored” which about as grating on the ears “Mom I’m hungry”. I’ll take bored. I hate cooking in the kitchen in… Read more »

DIY Decor Duo: Succulents & Fringe

When it comes to entertaining, our goal is to find the simplest way to make an at-home party chic without wasting precious time, money or energy. If entertaining is made more simple, we’re more likely to do it! So here’s an idea. A DIY succulent centerpiece and fringe runner duo for your next casual summer party…. Read more »

About The Chic

Back in 2004 when I was looking to name my events company, I stumbled across the word 'Chic' in an old dictionary. The definition was: “a fashionable lifestyle, ideology, or pursuit”. I fell in love with the word and the idea that chic is the pursuit of something better, prettier, or cooler than you are today. Chic isn’t a state of being or even a destination, chic is the journey you take on the way to something greater. ~Rachel

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Question: Star, from Macon, GA Asks: What type of food will I need if I’m hosting a sip and shop? Rachel’s Answer: Hi Star, there’s really no wrong answer here. When I’ve hosted shopping events in the past I tend to focus on light and fun appetizers like Cheddar Apple Crostini or these individual Quinoa Salads.  Brunch is always a nice… Read more »

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