Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had great Mother’s Day’s.
Topher and I made a big brunch here, and my mom and dad, and brother and sister-in-law all came over. We had jalapeño and feta egg casserole, Topher made caramel apple cinnamon rolls from scratch, fruit, toast, bacon, and my sister-in-law made yummy muffins.
Needless to say, we all ate too much.
Today’s project is what we used as our Menu board yesterday: a cute, white washed chalkboard.
With guests coming over to my house for Easter this weekend, I’ve been cleaning, fluffing and trying to spruce the place up a bit.
The other day I made my Easter Egg Wreath for some color on the front door. Well, I needed a bit of color on my kitchen counter as well, so I made a bright Spring Topiary.
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Happy Tuesday everyone!
With Easter right around the corner, I thought I needed a bit of color for my front door. This project is pretty simple and relatively inexpensive too.
The kid and I had good intentions today.
We were going to go to the gym for a good workout, run an errand or two, and take the pups to get vaccinations.
Well, we remembered we had to let my mom’s dogs out, then we went to get a pair of the child’s jeans altered before school resumes, then we ran to JoAnn‘s to get today’s project, then Dollar Tree for paint brushes, then we thought we needed something for dinner so we went to Fresh Market …
By that point we had 15 minutes to grab the pups and make it to the vet.
So guess what we didn’t have time for? Of course … the gym. So we decided since we were feeling bad about ourselves anyway, we might as well go home and make this world famous Sugar Cookie recipe I just discovered from one of my favorite bloggers: Vintage Revivals.
Teenagers are messy people. There you have it plain and simple. I was a slob when I was a teenager, and now my teenager that wishes to remain anonymous is an even bigger slob than I ever was. I ask myself, how can such a beautiful girl live with such a mess surrounding her?
How anyone can leave that much stuff from one end of my house to the other is beyond me. How can there even be anything left in her drawers or closet when you have to wade through clothes knee-high just to get to her bed. When I went in there the other day, there were 4 bags of opened chips, cans of opened pop (who knows how long they have been there … I haven’t bought pop in months), bowls of hardened frosting (I think), and some unknown substance, which could be penicillin at this point, on a plate under her bed.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all my little Valentines out there!!! I hope you are having a great day today! I hope, even if you don’t have a valentine to spoil you today, that you do something fun for yourself. Go buy yourself some chocolate, or treat yourself to a manicure — maybe some red or pink polish, something you wouldn’t normally do.
Speaking of reds and pinks, I made a Valentines Day Tissue Paper Wreath. Oh, I am supposed to “let it be known” that the child that wishes to remain anonymous helped me with this little project. Here’s what you will need: Continue reading
Hey Guys! A few months ago I posted a picture of a book page wreath I made. Since then, I have received lots of requests for me to do a tutorial on how to make one.
Ask and ye shall receive.
This is not a hard project, but it is a time-consuming one. It took me about 2 1/2 hours to complete this wreath.
Okay everybody, I have found us an easy peasy project.
You probably have all the items in your own home, and it can be completed in less than 15 minutes. My kind of craft!
While in between projects yesterday, I decided to put my crafty skills to use. I wanted to make a wreath for my door for Christmas, but time got away from me, and it just never happened. I decided to make one that I could use the rest of the winter.
This wreath is definitely at a beginner level, it just takes a little time.
Here is what you need: 2 yards of felt material I used white, but you could use any color. I got mine at Hancock Fabric and uploaded their 50 % off coupon onto my phone to use. A foam wreath (you could use any size but I used a 14 inch) — this cost about 7.99 at Michaels, but I used the 50% off coupon in Sunday’s paper, so it wasn’t too bad.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working on some large furniture projects and I wanted a little break to keep my sanity in tact. I decided I needed a little more Christmas spirit, so I cranked up the Christmas music and made a tree out of old book pages.
Let me warn you, it takes a bit of time: about 2 hours. If you are sitting watching Christmas movies by the fire, this is a fairly easy project — as long as you keep away from the fire.