Monday, April 16, 2012

Check out this adorable girls room makeover at Blue Cricket Design

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Canning Jars

I love canning. I especially love canning the the yummy tomatoes that my husband grows in our garden. I love to see my beautiful jars all lined up on my shelves. I get a little tingle inside.

When people find out that I am into canning they start to give me stuff, ie. fruit, jars, more fruit. (when you give me fruit I always give you some back in the form of jam ;)
So, I have a lot of extra jars that I don't use but I can't seam to bring myself to get rid of because I might need them.
Today I am so glad that I kept them because I found the perfect solution to an organization problem that I am having in my sewing room. Watch this video. The project that I am most excited about is the last one in the segment.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Do you love wreaths?
I love wreaths. A Lot. I have only one wreath because I don't have the space to store a bunch of wreaths. Sad for me.
If I could justify throwing out the things that we need to make room for wreaths I would. Lucky for my family I am responsible.
For now I have a beautiful Christmas wreath and that will have to do.
The nester is having a awesome wreath link party. These wreaths are amazing. Some of them are made from trash but you would never know it.
Head over there and check it out.

These are a few of my favorites. The eye ball wreath for Halloween is adorable.
The balloon wreath I've seen a lot but I never get tired of it. Love it.
The wreath made of canning jar lids should be hanging on my door right now since I feel like that is all I do these days.
The rosette wreath, just made from paper I think is so pretty. I would really like to try to make one some day.
There are 188 more were these came from.
Click here to see them all.

Monday, August 8, 2011

This will blow your mind!

There is a giveaway over at Blue Cricket Design that will blow your mind!

She has a total of ....
...worth of prizes donated buy sponsors that you could win!

She has divided it all into 3 prize packages worth about $1000 each.

It is unlike giveaway I've ever seen. You have to enter to win because think about it, what if you won?! Think about that!

My sister is one of the amazing sponsors for this huge giveaway.

You could win $100 worth of her bags and totes. Her donation is included in package #2.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pink & Blue

I look at this picture and I feel calm and content.
Everything is soft and pretty and interesting.
I need to surround myself with beautiful things that make me feel calm.
Only problem is that the beautiful things that surround me now would get sticky finger prints and snot all over it.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A place for my ribbon

I have had some problems. One problem was that I had a box full of ribbon that would unravel and tangle up ever time I looked through it. The other problem was that I had this box that was left in the basement of the house when we bought it. I had tried to use it for many things and it was just always in the way. Two of the many "what do I do with all my junk" problems.

One day I was reading one of my new favorite blogs, Blue Cricket Design, when I noticed on her side bar that she had a ribbon organizer made out of a drawer. A little light went on in my head. That is what I could do with that box!

I painted the box with the leftover paint from my kitchen. Spray primer and then two coats of paint.

I decoupaged the scrapbook paper to the back of the box. I left a border of about 2 inches showing around the edges. I loved this paper with the chandeliers. I bought it hoping to find something awesome to do with it and was very excited to use it for this organizer. I think that it looks sweet!

On one end there are holes that I drilled for the dowels to pull through so that you can put the ribbon on. I covered the holes with little chipboard shapes and nailed them at the top so that I could spin it out of the way of the hole when I need to add a ribbon.

I love that the jars I keep my ribbon scraps in fit perfectly on the top and bottom.

All that I had to buy for this project was the dowels and a sheet of scrapbook paper to match the paper that I already had at home. Total about $3.

I love everything about my ribbon organizer. Love it! Love it!! Love it!!!

If you would like to see where I got my inspiration go here. She has a lot of great ideas.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Little DIY

Here are a few little projects that I am itching to try.

I want so badly to make all of these awesome creations.
Some day soon, I hope.