Monday, March 28, 2011

I'm a girly girl with ruffles {No Sew Purse}

So you've heard me sing the praises of the Mighty Mendit glue right? I heart this adhesive. It's better than the glue gun and you don't get burned. Anyway, a few days ago, I went to Hobby Lobby (yes I should have my own cash register and bed in that store since I'm in there so much) and I bought some beautiful ruffled lace!! They had it on sale for 30% off so why WOULDN'T I buy it?? I scratched my head and wondered what I could use it for. And the other night as I was sorting thru some crap in my closet and putting them into more piles to give away, I came across this: I have soooo many reusable shopping bags I thought, gosh one more. What can I do with sooo many? Well a light bulb went off and I made this! Here's how you can make your own and you don't even have to sew! I took some ready-made ruffled lace that I had on hand. I simply laid them on the canvas bag where I wanted them. I then took my Mighty Mendit adhesive and put down a bead/
Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Sprucing Up {Burlap Wreath}

I am a little behind in sprucing up our front porch. I have grand designs swimming around my head but I don't know exactly when I'll get the time to bring them all into fruition. Between my full time job and being a mom and wife I find myself with very little time and much stress. To de-stress I often find myself crafting in the middle of the night. Such was tonight. I have been looking at some really sweet burlap wreaths--- well....since last year and had the hankering to make one tonight. So I gathered some supplies I had on hand: pins white burlap yellow and brown felt hot glue and glue gun ribbon wooden tag vinyl letters cut with Cricut or white ink chalk or sharpie green paint left over from my bedroom And I bought the rest at Hobby Lobby (where else right?) 18 inch straw wreath $3.99 Small nest with eggs $3.99 I first cut out along 72 inch strip of burlap about 3 inches wide. I then wrapped it tight around the wreath to completely cover it
Monday, March 21, 2011

Teen Boy's Room Pt. 3 {CB2 Knockoff}

I am addicted to CB2! I love looking through their catalog and getting ideas on how I can incorporate some of their products into our home. What I don't like so much are the prices. Holy Cow! The first thing that caught my eye was this! But at $269 I was like WHAT ?! So guess what I did? I made my own :) Granted mine is not as big as the one in the CB2 catalog. I mean theirs is a whopper of a clock. See it below in one of their catalog rooms! photo credit { CB2 } The first thing I did was head over to Hobby Lobby and get myself a sheet of foam board in black and one in white. You can use plywood or whatever you have on hand. Make it as big or little as you like. I was first inclined to cut out the circle with my exacto knife but that darned foamboard was thicker than I had imagined and my circle came out all crappy. As I pouted and ran back and forth in front of the hubster, he finally asked what I was looking for. I told him I was looking for something to cut my foambo
Friday, March 18, 2011

Winding Down (The end of Spring Break)

Well we have come to this-Friday and the end of fun as we know it ;) For a little while anyways. This past week has been soooo relaxing and nice. The weather was beautiful. Don't you just love it when the kids are out of school?-no backpacks to check, no notebooks to sign-Sigh. It must all come to an end. Let me recap our week. Last Saturday we decided to take our kids to Six Flags. Thank goodness we went that day instead of Monday-when we had it planned in the first place! The news reported that the backlog of traffic went all the way out to the freeway :-O So we get there and we go in to take our pictures for the season passes we bought and the line is up the wazoo! I hate waiting in line. I said "You've got to be kidding me!". I thought we were in a recession?! Why is it packed?! Anyway, luck o'the Irish , as soon as I muttered those words, they opened up another lane for print n' pay only! That was us!!! YAY! So off we went to ride our rides. The li
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Let there be light {Teen Boy's Room part 2}

I've gotten a little side tracked- it being Spring Break and all- and I haven't been paying much attention to the boy's room. But I had a couple of projects in the works so I decided to wrap those up this past weekend. First I needed to get a snazzy lamp for my boy. I needed a pop of color in this black and grey room (he picked them-- Oy!) So we headed down to Hobby Lobby and we bought a yard of fabric. I wanted something bright and happy like him :) We picked this out:                I love the subtle variations of color. If this is your first time covering                a shade, I suggest you start off with a non-patterned fabric. Then I went to Home Goods store where they have the coolest selection of lamps I've ever seen (and they're cheap too). We picked a really cool lamp with a stainless steel look stand {of which I forgot to take a before pic of} Now all I needed was to wrap the shade in the snazzy orange fabric and viola !! Cool lamp. First you need
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Let's have a Giveaway! Tupperware Shape O Toy

**GIVEAWAY CLOSED** It's been a while so what the hey! One lucky reader will be receiving this UBER cool toy from Tupperware. It is brand new out of the package. I have this toy from my Tupperware days and let me tell you it's a great toy for your little one. From the Tupperware site: Here's a toy that grows with a child, from infants to pre-schoolers. As a rolling rattle, it has lots of open spaces for infants to grab. Toddlers can use the 10 pieces to match the shapes on the toy, allowing them to identify shapes and develop coordination and dexterity. Each piece also has a number on one side with the corresponding number of dots on the other to teach preschoolers number recognition and counting. •6½" Dia. (16.5 cm) •Two handles are easy to grip and pull apart •Shapes are sized for child safety •Shaped pieces store inside the ball to keep them from getting lost •Red and Blue ball with 10 Yellow shapes •Ages 6 months and up. Item 
Saturday, March 5, 2011

One Teen Boy's Room {Part 1}

At the beginning of the year I posted about several rooms in my house that SEVERELY need some help. One of those rooms is my Big Guy's room. He is 13 and has been ready to have his own space for quite some time now. Up until a month ago, he was rooming with the little guy-who is 8. Yeah. I know. Time to cut the cord, little one. The little guy has NOT been thrilled that big brother will be having his own room. He loves his big brother so much (it's actually very sweet) that he wants to be around him ALL THE FREAKIN' TIME! The feeling is not always mutual though, so the big guy was ANXIOUS to move out. First I needed to find some paint for his room. When we first moved into this house this room had clouds on the ceiling and a picket fence wallpaper around the room. Yeah, GROSS. So after we removed the hideous wallpaper and blue sky, we painted it a nice neutral beige because this used to be my mom's room. BUTTTTT now my task is to transform this into the ULTIMATE T


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