A tutorial to make these simple shamrocks using just paper strips - perfect craft for St. Patrick's Day.
A cute and simple way to display mini pictures - come find out how to make one for yourself!
Simple and quick shamrock idea - draw on mugs with markers to create the fun design. Learn the tips and tricks...
July 31, 2013
July 29, 2013
Can't wait to see what everyone's been up to - - and who will be the most viewed link - maybe you?
Have you seen How Animals Eat Their Food?? Well, they wanted to make their own version - How Star Wars Characters Eat Their Food. They did all the legwork, set up, script, etc, and just called me in as the film crew (me: have you practiced this at least once through before I come in to record it?? them: uh, hang on just a second....). This is what summer is about!
Here you go, for your viewing pleasure, it's just a couple of minutes long. Remember, it's a spoof off of the original, so if it doesn't make sense, maybe that's why (or maybe not...). And feel free to pass it on to anyone in the 10 year old age range - they'll love it. My kids think it'll "go viral!" , so I guess ya never know....
I was sent a MirrorMate Frame to review but all opinions are my own.
Today I'm just talking about one aspect of the room and then I'll do a whole reveal in another post. But today's aspect is the star of the show - our MirrorMate Frame - it really transformed the whole room!! If you are looking for a simple way to drastically update a room, this is it.
And after - wowza! It adds so much character and depth - I didn't think it would affect the feel of the room that much, but it did. Such an easy update for a dramatic change - I wish we would have done this years ago! (Mirrors are so hard to take pictures of! And they show everything - including a project sneak peek...)
July 27, 2013
My mom gets us our flag shirt each year. I have documentation that it goes back to 2002 because that's when we got a digital camera, but I know it's farther than that because my cousin Kate pulled out this pic from 1999 for a throw-back Thursday a couple of weeks ago - classic (I'm the less-tall one...)
Looking back on the evolution of our family, via flag shirt photos:
So fess up - - have you ever owned a flag shirt in the past - leave a comment if so, I want to know how many of you are out there!! And I go back to at least 1999 - can anyone beat that?
I hope you have been able to take a minute and look over what my sponsors have to offer - - here's a quick recap:
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July 26, 2013
July 25, 2013
I have been wanting to do something with succulents ever since I took a class on them, and now that I have, I love it - so cute!!
e David Tutera Casual Elegance line - wowza! The Casual Elegance collection is designed and located under bridal, but can be used so so much more. The possibilities are endless! Here's a view of some of the great products - paper straws, burlap flowers, tags and lace and so much more:
So much crafting potential, wedding or otherwise. For weddings you have tons of simple accents add an easy, vintage spirit and you will have wedding day accessories that coordinate with any color scheme. You can add personalized details with the look of handmade. The line is available exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and like I said, has such great crafting potential. Such as my Mini Succulent Hanging Garden:
Here's how I made it - - you'll need the burplap strip, lace strip, and mini buckets, all from the David Tutera Casual Elegance Line. You'll also need a scrap board, nails, some succulents and dirt.
First step, wrap the burlap around the board. I used hot glue to secure it in a few spots but it didn't need much glue:
Then, I wrapped one piece of lace around the other way and secured it in the back with hot glue. The lace is a little off-center to make it more visually appealing.
I predrilled spots for my nails because I always hammer them in crooked if I don't. I even measured so that the nails are evenly spaced:
If you want to hang the board, you'll need some picture hangers to attach to the back. I didn't have any so I ended up setting mine on my porch table. That worked great too.
Next up you'll need to prep your pots. It was a better deal to buy a pot with several succulents in it and replant them than it was to buy them individually.
That's it! find the perfect spot and enjoy your hanging succulents:
Have you ever worked with succulents?? I think I'm hooked!! And I loved combining them with the David Tutera Casual Elegance line - the neutrals of burlap and lace really brought out the rich green in the succulents - they balanced each other perfectly. And here's a picture of my 6 year old with the mini buckets so you can get a reference on their size:
July 24, 2013
Watercolor paintings from Grow Creative - makes me want to try it out:
Love this top from All This For Them - sewing myself a shirt is on my to-do:
LOVE this monogramed windmill art - it's perfect! See the details of this project over at One Krieger Chick:
You can see how to make Minion Cupcakes over at Somewhere in the Middle:
Another thing on my to-make list - jammies! These boy ones are from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom:
And while we're talking sewing, how about this amazing fold over clutch from Flamingo Toes - love it!
Crocheted little mary janes over at Kookiez:
If you need to add straps to little flip flops, you can see how to do that on Eat. Sleep. Make.:
Fun chair redo over at Easier than I Thought:
Super cute wrapping with paper garland over at Homework:
the Everyday Tee from All This for Them that I pointed out earlier - look like you love it as much as I do:
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