Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Scrap Ribbon Giveaway

3 pounds of scrap ribbon give away!
Check it out here at Lil Blue Boo

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Creative Crates Giveaway

I know I have been MIA for a while, but I'm back now!
The Creative Crate is hosting a super cute giveaway! Check it out here!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Magnetic Paper Dolls

Check out this adorable magnetic paper doll over at Skip to my Lou

Such a cute idea! I have a Cricut, and never thought about using it on magnet sheets!



She even made a cute holder for it!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Super cute bracelets

Blue Cricket Design did these adorable bracelets!
Its made out of just chunky plastic bracelets and scraps of fabric.
It's such a cute thing to do with the girls bracelets that are in their dress up box.
When they are at school, I'll have to get them out and make some of my own!

Check out how they are made here.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Make your own gift bow

So my computer has been down, but now I'm back!

Someday Crafts featured this awesome bow from How About Orange, and I just had to share! It's so adorable!

Learn how to make your own here.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Treat Buckets

This is such a creative use for old ice cream buckets! I love cute ways to reuse things!
The tutorial is found over at Brown Paper Packages

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cute Reversible Skirt

Check out this skirt from Cupkateer! It's a reversible skirt! So cute, I can't wait to make one myself! The tutorial is here.

When I get a chance to make my own, I'll post the pictures on here too!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Candy Corn Bark

Candy Corn Bark!

I saw this over at The Idea Room and thought that it was such a great idea! For the instructions, check it out here. It looks delicious! Can't wait to try it!

(She also has instructions on Peppermint Bark & Oreo Bark!)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Start of my Halloween Decorating

My Halloween Garland!
So I have been saving toilet paper rolls for a while now (I'm surprised my husband hasn't questioned it though) and have been waiting to think of a really cool project to do with them. I found one!

So I cut it in half, then covered it in orange scrapbook paper. Once it was dry, I poked a hole in each side and stuck wire through it.

Then I drew on a pumpkin face with a sharpie (none are the same!) and tied a green ribbon around the wire.

After finishing the pumpkins, I cut out ghost shapes, glued on googly eyes, and white glitter, (because who doesn't love sparkle?!) and stuck a wire through the top
Then I hung both the pumpkins and the ghosts on my garland over the fireplace (yes it's been there since Christmas, but I decorate it for each season!)

I'm also doing the Fall Festival at DIY Show Off. Check it out!

The DIY Show Off

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Paper Plate Pumpkins

We have started making our Halloween decorations!
I love Halloween!
This is such an easy project for any age!
Just paint some paper plates, and glue on the face. (I pre-cut them for my girls)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

General Conference Goodies

Stephanie at Somewhat Simple made these great General Conference goody crate & I thought that this way so cute! To see the blog in it's entireity go here
Such a cute idea to give as a visiting teaching gift!
Thanks for the cute idea!

Friday, September 18, 2009


The girls wanted to paint this dresser. Bex wanted yellow & Kenz wanted pink, so we compromised.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Painting Grams Livingroom

Gram wants to repaint her living/dining room with the sponge technique, so I took her to Home Depot to get paint colors. She wanted Browns and Golds.

So we started with the 2 base coats she liked and we broke it into squares so that we could experiment with the top colors she liked.

This was the first square. She didn't like how dark it is, so we kept going.

This is what the wall looked like after we tried out all of the colors she liked. (Her faves are the top right 2)
It's a lot of work, but I had lots of fun doing, she watched the kids while I did it, so I had some time to myself :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

New School Backpacks

After looking at tons of backpacks (and their prices) I figured that I didn't want to spend that much money on a backpack for a kindergartener, when the chances are that it won't be used for anything very heavy for such a young girl. So, when I walked through the grocery store today and saw a cheap ($4) plain black backpack, I thought...perfect! So I bought 2. I forgot to take pictures of the before though! I decorated them in my girls favorite color ribbons.

Pink and sparkly is totally my 5 year old! So, that's what she got! Lots of pink, lots of sparkle and of course the bling!

My 2 year old is all about yellow, she's not quite as into all the sparkle, so hers is toned down. But perfect for her likes! If she wants more color or sparkle, I'll be glad to add more, but I think she'll be happy.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My Scarf

Here is the scarf that I crocheted for myself. I love the fuzzy soft feel!

(It's made out of the Fun Fur yarn)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wind Spinners

We made our own wind spinners out of paper plates to show the wind outside.

We started with a plain white paper plate

Then we colored them with crayons. (We didn't use markers because in Washington the air is so damp, I didn't want the colors to run!) Color the whole plate though since it will be cut.
After the plate is colored, cut it from the outside spiraling in to the center. Leave the center big enough to punch a whole in the center.

Tie a ribbon, string or yarn through the hole in the center

Tie it up outside and wait for the wind!

Friday, August 14, 2009


I have started to teach myself to crochet. I bought myself a beginners book and some yarn and made my girls scarves. I'm currently making one for myself out of the fuzzy fur yarn. But here's the completed ones.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Noodle Neclaces

As a fun project for the girls, we made noodle necklaces. I bought two kinds of noodles, one that looks like a flower and one that could be a stem.

Mix Rubbing Alcohol and Food Coloring in a Ziploc bag

Add in the noodles and mix together. Lay out to dry. (Preferably not on anything that will stain since the color takes a while to set!)
Leave the colored noodles out to dry for a few hours. (I waited overnight just to be safe)

Then let the kids string them up and tie it off. The kids love to make them, and they are so easy!
(Just beware of fingers getting stained when you use the food coloring)