Friday, January 27, 2012

{Friday Fave} Party Ideas and Tips on Facebook

Hi everybody! Kind of a late post today but I just wanted to invite you over to the our Facebook page tomorrow to check out different party ideas. I've been doing this for about 2 weeks now. Since Saturday is usually a day for parties I've been sharing different party ideas I like from Pinterest and other places. Stop by whenever you have a free moment and check out the links I share. Don't forget to "Like" the ones you enjoy so I know what you want to see more of next time!

 I'm gonna leave you with a picture I shared last weekend that I found via Pinterest

yumm! ;)

Have a great weekend and hope to "see" you on Facebook tomorrow!


Monday, January 16, 2012

{Magazine Monday} Conversation Heart Magnets

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This adorable project is from Country Living's February 2010 issue.
It uses conversation hearts, a rubber address stamp, clear sealer, and magnets. Too cute!! I couldn't find the instructions on their site so let me run down them really quick. First stamp the back of a conversation heart with your sentiment and let dry. Then spray the whole candy with a clear sealer. Once that is dry, attach a small magnet with superglue or hot glue and let dry. And you're done! I can't wait to make some! :) Check out some other great Valentine's crafts on Country Living's site here.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

{Silent Sunday}

Hey everyone! Hope you are having a great end to your weekend.
I wanted to start a new little series called Silent Sunday where I post a pic (sometimes with a short description) that was from my week, or something that made me smile, or inspired me, etc. Here's the first...

My daughter gasped when she found this outside our door, "Mama look!!! It's a heart!!!"

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

{Tutorial} DIY Pillow Box

Hope you're having a great day today. I'm really excited to share this tutorial with you because it is VERY easy and very quick! Here we go...

Monday, January 9, 2012

{Magazine Monday} Sweet and Simple Valentines

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This pic above comes from the Scrapbooks Etc. February 2011 Issue.
I love these sweet valentines and how simple they are. You could easily pick up some blank note cards and envelopes, punch a few different hearts (or even use stickers) and stamp or write a sentiment like the "be mine" or "love me" above. The envelopes are adorable! I love the scallops and stitching over the heart. AND of course the colors are my favorite! Hope these inspire you to start thinking of your valentines! ;)

Friday, January 6, 2012

{Friday Fave} Project Life

If you haven't heard of Project Life by Becky Higgins I am really glad that you are hearing about it now. I heard about it a while back and recently looked more into it. I really want to use it this year so I thought I would share.

Photo by Jennifer Woodbury

If you are like me then you have every intention of preserving your photos and family memories and making that amazing scrapbook with layouts like you see in your Scrapbooks Etc. magazine (too dramatic??) just hasn't happened. You might have tons a few pictures on your SD cards and you may even have a box like this...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

DIY Wrap Bracelets

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Forgive this incredibly dark pic but it was night time. You know, the time when my kids look like angels in their beds and I can craft!!! ;) I made these bracelets....which I LOVE and one of which I have been dying to make for a while! If you have not discovered Honestly WTF yet you have to check it out! Their tutorial for the brown wrap bracelet you see above is awesome and that's what I followed to make mine. It's been on my list forever and I am so happy I finally made it!  *Just FYI: I had waxed cotton thread instead of waxed linen and it worked fine. Also, for the ball chain I just bought one you would use for your ceiling fan in the hardware dept. at Wal-Mart for less than $2*  The other is a beaded wrap bracelet that takes a little more work but is seriously not that hard at all. I looked at several videos on You Tube for these bracelets and this one is a little long but has a really good close shot of the process.

These are seriously addicting! I have a date with some more beads today! ;) lol

For a tutorial on another super easy diy bracelet check out this one.

I am linking up at:

Monday, January 2, 2012

{Magazine Monday} Paper Airplane Valentines

The other day I got my Country Living February Issue in the mail. I it! The front cover alone was gorgeous! There are so many great things in this issue, including four Valentine's Day projects. I know we just got through Christmas and New Year's but the one above is super cute and easy. Cathe Holden from Just Something I Made, who is also a CL contributing editor, made this great paper airplane for you to print out. All you have to do is write your mushy love note and you're set. :) Check out the project here along with other great Valentine's Day ideas.

Don't forget to check out Just Something I Made as well. I used some other awesome printables from Cathe for this party.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!
I am very excited and hopeful to see what 2012 will have in store.
I thank you so much for following my blog and can't wait to share more in the new year.
Wish you all the best!