Posts by Bonnie Mauney

Hey Y'all! Thanks for stopping by to see all my past projects, ideas, posts, and recipes here on Uncommon Designs. I hope these posts will give you inspiration to step out and get creating! Enjoy!

Golden Tote Review


Disclaimer: We were supplied products to review from Golden Tote but all opinions are 100%  our own.  Soooooo…..can I share a secret with you? Shopping gives me hives. Like I hate it. Seriously, all my life. I just want a magic fairy to stop by every now and then and deliver perfectly picked out clothes for me to wear. Can anyone else relate? I hope

Monogrammed Recipe Box


   I love a monogram, yep there is just something about a personalized item than makes it even more special. Whether it is something you wear or a little home decor item, the simple monogram just adds a little special accent to it. So, for a sweet Mother’s Day gift idea, I decided to create this monogrammed wooden recipe box…. Adorable and functional. I know

Tips For Hosting An Easter Brunch


Hosting an Easter Brunch this year? Trish and I have both tackled this in our homes over the years. Food, family, friends, and fun is the perfect recipe for Easter. So where do you start? What food? Decor? Games for the kids? It can be really overwhelming, but breathe friends…let me walk you through a few of our best ideas. With some planning and prep

You’re The Bomb Valentine and Printable

You're the Bomb valentine

I am so excited to share a super cute homemade Valentine’s Day treat and free printable with you today. Some years we make homemade Valentines and some years we find adorable ready made ones. You really can’t go wrong with either one. But this year, you need to check out these You’re The Bomb valentines…. This little Valentine is super easy to make and I even

HOPE Yarn Letters

HOPE Yarn Letters

Easy DIY Yarn Letters for Christmas Don’t you just LOVE yarn? To me, it screams winter and cozy! This project was created using Lion Brand Yarns  and I made these adorable HOPE yarn letters to help my family celebrate the Christmas season!! They are just adorable and oversized and just a dream! My kitchen is more festive than ever and I can thank  these bright letters

10 Advent Calendar Ideas


Advent Calendars…a perfect way to get in the holiday spirit, and engage your kids and family. They can be sweet, whimsical, spiritual, or even rustic. Fill them with candy, small toys, notes, or scripture. My kids wake up, and head straight to ours to see what is there for the day. They even decide ahead of time who gets to open it for that day.

Top Tips for Simple Holiday Decorating


This post was sponsored in partnership with Air Wick, all ideas and opinions are our own. Ah the holidays! A time for friends, family, joy, and togetherness right? Yes, but they can also bring on stress and a hurried feeling wouldn’t you agree? As our children have gotten older, my husband and I have really learned that family time is precious and slips by quickly.

Love Your Curls with Dove Hair


This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Dove Hair, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #LoveYourCurls #pmgdove Curls!! Beautiful, unique curls! The day I gave birth to my now 16 year old daughter I secretly hoped for red curly hair, but alas she ended up with her daddy’s hair. All my life I

Simple Neighbor Gift for Christmas


I know…we have not even had Thanksgiving yet. BUT for those of us who like to craft and create, we need a bit of a head start on the Christmas season to get all of our gifts and decor done. Our family loves a handmade Christmas and that includes neighbor gifts. My children enjoy helping me put them together and then delivering them on our

Using Burlap in your Christmas Decor


Trish and I have very different Christmas decorating styles. She loves a soft, beachy look and I like a nature inspired warm look. Yet, there is one element we both use…BURLAP! Incorporating burlap into your Christmas decor is a great way to bring in a bit of texture and a neutral color that goes with a lot of different styles and themes. So I know