Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Poopie Pastries

Design Dazzle is having an awesome giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to purchase whatever their hearts desire from the Poopie Pastries Etsy shop.

My favorite…

il_430xN_85480029So head over to Design Dazzle and enter yourself to win!!

Monday, September 28, 2009


Gail from My Repurposed Life  is having a giveaway! Go leave her a comment and you’ll be entered to win a photo holder of your choice.

My favorite…

bottles cHurry because the giveaway ends October 2nd at midnight!!


I’m so into halloween decorating right now. Since Ella will be here in 11 days, I’m doing it all early. My son had a fever Saturday night and I was up at 4 o’clock in the morning giving him medicine and couldn’t sleep afterwards. So, I laid in bed and thought up this idea.

100_3854I had leftover Target scrapbook paper from my BOO banner and bottle caps galore. So I painted them black and cut circles of paper to fit inside the bottle caps. 100_3827

I used puff paint and wrote out SPOOKY on the circles.


I just used white glue and glued letter into the bottle caps.

100_3851 But, because of the little ridge on the caps it didn’t glue as well as I had wanted it to. So, I did a coat of Mod Podge on each one to seal it. (Sorry for the bad pictures. We really need a new camera.)


I found this piece of wood in the backyard. So I hot glued each letter to it and used a piece of scrap ribbon to hang it with. I really had to work with the ribbon to bake it hang right.


I ended up adding a strip of magnet behind the word SPOOKY and at the top where the bow is. So I could hang it where ever I want.


The pictures are horrible, but the sign is cute.

And one more halloween decoration I made today. I’m really loving it… Sifted through my piles of sheet music to find something fitting.


I’m going to be linking up to Kimba's blog party for DIY Tuesday!



Friday, September 25, 2009


The only two things that I really love about halloween are being able to get dressed up (or getting my son dressed up nowdays) and decorating! I found the link to this project from Kimba’s blog A Soft Place To Land and really wanted to make something like it.

I already had halloween scrapbook paper that I bought at Target for $1.00 for 8 sheets. Soooo cute…

100_3787I also have a TON of stray piano sheet music that I saved for whatever project comes to mind. So I just took a couple and popped them into my printer and printed each of the BOO letters on a separate piece. I used the application that I downloaded for free and found a font that I liked and downloaded for free from


I cut them out using my son’s Happy Birthday banner as a template and glued them onto the scrapbook paper. Then just used random scraps of ribbon, glitter, puff paint, and fabric to make this…

100_3793 Not at all as elaborate as hers, but I still love it.



And my little ghostie…


Thursday, September 10, 2009

My "New" Goodies

The house is s l o w l y coming together one piece at a time.

I had registered for this lamp to put in Ella's room but after, I decided it would make much more sense to find one at the thrift store and found this one for 3.50. I already had the fabric left over from her ottoman, so with a little hot glue... Tada! I think it fits just perfect. And come on... It would have been over $60 for the base and shade, so this it wayyy better. I might add some trim later, but for now I'm very pleased.

Her room all set up. You can kind of see the lamp in the corner.

I got this shelf from my MIL and decided to hang it in the entryway for all my Willow Tree figurines. I think it looks pretty cute. I'm not too picky.

I finally found a desk for the entryway that I LOVE. We needed to get one of the computers out our room to make space for Ella's playpen and the only space we had to move it into was the hallway/ entryway. I wanted something that wouldn't be an eyesore and found this! I'll eventually recover the bench, but it works for now. I don't even want to repaint it, which just makes it easier for me.

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