Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Oh Shutterfly, I Love You!

Time for Christmas cards again! I really need to get on the ball here. I have been using Shutterfly for a while and I love how last years cards turned out.  I had a hard time choosing, but decided on this one for 2009.


Now I need to decide on this years card. There are so many to choose from here.


They also have plenty of  gifts for everyone on your list. Like, Desk Calendars. They’re running a great deal right now on them buy one get the other 50% off:! Just go here to get started!
There are lots of other photo gift ideas also. I know the kid’s Grandparents would love these.

Make sure to check all all the amazing things they have.

Personalized mugs 

Holiday photo cards 

Christmas invitations 

Mother's day cards 

And Shutterfly is offering an awesome incentive to all of us bloggers! A promo for 50 free cards just go here to get in on it.

I can’t wait to pick out and design this years cards! There are way too many to choose from so I better hurry up. Thank you Shutterfly!


Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010!

This year we didn’t pay anything for our costumes. Well mostly. My husband went home to change into his costume, and needed to dirty himself up. He came back and told me had had used my yellow eyeliner. It didn’t bother me much, even though I had already brought some dark eye shadow to use on him.I knew I only had cheap liner because I don’t really use it, but didn’t know it was in a yellow package. When we came home last night, I found out that he used my mascara! He rubbed it all over his face and arms. So his costume cost about 7 bucks. The rest were made with stuff we had laying around the house, or borrowed in the case of my husband’s costume (besides my makeup). So onto the pictures….


Early in the day I took my son his costume for his first day of work. Here he is with my friend. I used to work for Savemart, so I just cut up my apron and hat and sewed them into his size.


Helping bag groceries.


My husband dressed as my brother in law. A little running joke. My brother in law dressed as my husband last year.


Halloween ‘09 (He had just gotten a black eye playing flag football.)


Me and my little cotton candy baby. She had a cute little trick-or-treat bag but I don’t think I got a picture of it. Or my “costume” which was a furry bear hat that I had sewn for myself.


Why is there a Christmas tree behind us? We started a little tradition last year where we decorate my parent’s house Christmas style and play Christmas music, roast marshmallows, and play Rockband in the front yard.


Christopher and his trick-or-treat grocery bag on his way to the first house.


Yummy cotton candy!


Stopping by my mom in laws house before heading back to my parent’s. She lives on the street behind my parents.


My sister had also made her families costumes. They were Barney, Betty, and BamBam. She did such a good job.


I sewed the hat for him. I did it just like I did Christopher's.


We had a lot of fun!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Crafty Christmas 2010

Wow, it’s been a long time! I have been crafting quite a bit, but really just haven’t taken the time to post anything on here. This year we are doing another handmade Christmas. Santa will be building a play kitchen for the kids, so I’ve been cooking up some food for it.


Spaghetti, brats, and a cheese quesadilla.


Close up of the brats, or German sausages


Broccoli and cauliflower.


Bowties and sauce.


Eggs, my husband drew one and I drew the other.


Pancakes, syrup and butter.


The “uncooked” side of the pancakes.


A smore. The hand embroidery took so long on the graham cracker that I only finished one so far last night. I have two more.


Two pieces. I wanted them to be able to put them together and take them apart, but four separate pieces was too much.


It’s not exactly life sized, but I think it will be perfect for them.


My little lonely bag of tea. It has a lot of issues, but I don’t think the kids will notice.

That’s it for now. I will post more as I get them done. It is super fun. I didn’t use any patterns or anything, but if your interested, there are a ton of sites that show you how to do it. You can search “felt food tutorials” through Google. My suggestion would be to use the search blogs option. (You know we have the best ideas!) Here are some links also where you can find some neat ideas.

One Pretty Thing

The Busy Budgeting Mama


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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Hopefully things around here will return to somewhat normal soon so I can pick back up on my blog.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Projects, thrift finds, and goings on…

I haven’t posted anything in a while, but I have been busy with projects. We got our granite countertops in our kitchen and master bathroom. It is sooo nice having a working kitchen. I’ll have to post the pictures of the kitchen in a different post because I forgot that I didn’t have pictures of it after we put the faucet in on my computer.

But, I LOVE my bathroom!

IMG_4092I don’t love the handfuls of dirt taken out of my plant and sprinkled all over the toilet…IMG_4096  I know it’s better to not have these things sitting on your counter, but since we don’t have much drawer space, we have to. I love this rusted mason jar top I found in the garage.IMG_4094 IMG_4095My husband got me this plant for Valentines Day, and they shells were in his collection that I didn’t want to keep taking up space in the garage.


I painted this table that I bought off craigslist for 25 bucks. While peeling, scraping, and sanding the multiple layers of green paint off I started to think I paid too much.


But, I do love the way it turned out. I needed some color in my all neutral house.


I snagged this little candle holder thing from my sisters house before it was taken to the dump and it had been sitting in my garage. I think it looks cute with the little nest in it. The eggs were  super small plastic eggs from last Easter. Then just sat it on the little candle holder thingy I got last year from the Salvation Army.

 IMG_4089 My husband doesn’t really like this. He thinks it should be hanging on the wall, but I didn’t paint enough on the glass for that. Just one egg.


I think its kinda cute. For now at least.



I made some lumpy pillows.


  Did a freezer paper stencil for the first time.IMG_4098


The were all made with old pillowcases and a bed skirt with scraps of fabric I had laying around.

IMG_4102 I repainted this old magazine rack my Grandma gave me.


And some frames from the Dollar Tree.


My husband watched the kids while I spent my Easter money at the thrift store. IMG_4105

I found this cute frame for my daughters room.

IMG_4107  IMG_4106

And this cute dress form jewelry holder. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it, but it matches her room.


I also found this. I’m not sure what it is/was, but I already turned it into something cute for our kitchen!


While “Menu” might not necessarily apply, it’s for pinning our recipes to while my husband and I cook. We print a lot off the computer and they get all splattered on and yucky.


I love the black design that was already painted on there!


Hand painted the “Menu”. I sure wish I had a Cricut machine!!!

My baby girl has been sick the past week, so when she was napping I found the time to do projects, just not post them. Sooo…. There you go! All caught up. Almost. There are a few things missing here and there.



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