Thank you PINTEREST!!

>> Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Again I come to you with something a saw on Pinterest and HAD to do myself!!

Although I live in AZ and for almost nine months out of the year boots and scarves are not a closet says otherwise.

I love me some boots and I love me a good scarf.

Problem though...

How to store all those beautiful scarves I have??

Well this is how they usually look...

A basket full!! Which usually causes me to forget what I have or the ones that can be are super wrinkled!! Have I told you I despise the iron?? Well I do!


A quick trip to the Dollar Store for shower curtain rings and a hanger from my closet!!



All of my scarves hung nicely in my closet!!

This project literally cost me $1.00!!

I love the cost, but even more I love that all of my scarves are nicely organized in my closet. I gained a basket out of reorganizing as well, so that was a bonus!


So You Think You Can Sew?

>> Thursday, December 22, 2011

I am not sure when it happened, but it did! I have stepped up my game with regards to sewing. I blame it on Pinterest, but then again it is easy to blame a lot of things on Pinterest lately.


I decided a while ago that I wanted to try making some things for when the baby came. OK fine I wanted to make burp cloths. These burp cloths to be exact!! Maybe something else if that actually panned out, but for now...just the cloths.

Well as luck would have it my big BLACK FRIDAY purchase...

FLANNEL FABRIC for $1.49yd. Because it was a slight afterthought I did not get in line early and because I was among 200 other women wanting this fabric...well it was slim pickins. I some prints that I liked and a few that were not baby specific, but loved all the same. I waited in line and roughly 20yds later (I got a little carried away) I was ready to start sewing.

I honestly had no idea how little fabric it would take for the pattern I had chosen, so needless to say I will have all the burp cloths I could ever need!!

I might have gone a little overboard on pictures, but I really am proud that I have accomplished what I set out to do. I secretly hope this is only the start of my sewing ventures.

Oh and to get warmed up before I tackled the cloths I whipped up 10 pairs of leg warmers. Of course my Taylor picked the ones she wanted and the rest will go on ETSY!!


My First Halloween Party!!

>> Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I have always wanted to throw a Halloween party, but for some reason or another every year comes and goes party.

Well, not this year. I decided to have one and I did. I think my mom would agree with me that we planned and crafted for two months for a party that lasted two hours. And even though there was food that I forgot to put out and games that we didn't even play...all 18 of my little spooky kids had fun. And that is all that matters.

I thought I would share the few (and I mean these were literally the only ones I took) pictures from our hard work.

My tablescape...full of yummy, festive food.

And my "Trick or Treat" table...full of goodies for all of my guests to leave with.


My {Attempt} at a Festive Wreath

>> Monday, October 17, 2011

First of all can I just say that this might have been the project where I finally realized that NOTHING is as simple as it seems in my head. My inspiration for this wreath came from where else...PINTEREST! I saw a wreath made with tulle and thought well I think can do that...and I have a lot of black tulle that I have no plans for just collecting dust in my craft room. Well, three trips to Hobby Lobby later and scraping plans A...B...and...C, I finally finished my Halloween wreath.

The most hilarious part about this project is I seriously thought it was going to be SUPER cheap. Let's just say that I greatly underestimated how much tulle it takes to cover a wreath. I stopped counting when I reached 150 yards. I wasn't liking any of the ideas I had so far. I decided tonight that come hell or high water I was finishing this wreath or it was going in the "craft gone wrong" pile.

I used $$Dollar Store cotton spider web over the tulle and used small black plastic spiders as embellishments. My wonderful mom made me the bow which ended up being the final inspiration of the theme. All things considered I am happy with the final product. Tomorrow I will find an actual home for it.

What do you think?

Oh and the other thing I realized tonight (I really didn't just realize this, but tonight it is worth mentioning) mom is OOBER Talented. She sees something and BAM...she recreates it. She really is all the inspiration a girl could need.

Just go check out her blog Fresh Cut Flours if you don't believe me.

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Subway Art

>> Thursday, October 6, 2011

I have been playing around on photoshop lately, but trying my hand at little projects rather than editing photos.

I have been decorating for Halloween all week and trying to add something more each day. It is only now that I appreciate my old house that was only 1600 sq ft and all one level. Decorating 2400 is turning out to be a lot more difficult.


I whipped up a little subway art for a picture frame that I have and thought I would share.

I am happy with how it turned out and am thinking it will look a lot more festive than the picture I currently have on display.


Teaching This Girl {NEW} Tricks

>> Friday, September 2, 2011

I am not even going to attempt to tell you where I have been for months. I have no good excuses, but I am back and that is all that matters.

So 5 Christmas' mom bought me a sewing machine!! If there is one person that without a doubt always has confidence in me it is my mom, she seems to think I can do everything she does! I don't always agree, but anyhoo...

A couple years after getting the sewing machine I finally opened the box. My mom came over and taught me how to use it.

Fast Forward a few years and again the dust had collected and I had forgotten how to use the machine.

Well, I don't plan on forgetting this time. In fact I am excited to learn more.

Last year my mom started making leg warmers for Taylor, but kept telling me that I could do it. And now I can!!

Here are a few that we made this week...

Can you tell which ones I did??

I sure hope not!! I would like think I was an A+ student. Check out my Etsy shop for these and lots more prints.


A Full Shop

>> Sunday, June 12, 2011

I spent part of my weekend doing ETSY shop clean-up.

And wouldn't you know it....I made some sales after doing so. People have offered tips in blogland that to have a successful etsy shop you must have LOTS of product...and my wonderful mom has always told me to list OFTEN.

Well...since I have a craft room filled with hair clips...all I really had to do was take pictures and start listing.

Thought I would share a little of my latest...

Of course you can see lots more in my shop!!


Easy Crayon Copycat...

>> Thursday, June 2, 2011

While perusing one of my favorite bargain blogs MomsbyHeart I found this post and had to try it.

Any mom of toddlers has a bin, box or bucket full of crayons. So...any mom with said bin, box or bucket knows that there are probably a bunch of broken ones.

I followed the quick simple steps and VOILA...

I had 36 new crayons that the kids thought were cool. They are not your standard crayon, but the kids were impressed and immediately wanted to color!! Mission Accomplished!!

Note...if I did it again I would make them bigger. I only had small foil muffin tins, but I am pretty positive that the dollar store would have a bigger size!!


Teacher Appreciation....

>> Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Although she isn't my teacher....I am SOOOO appreciative of the work that Thomas' pre-school teacher does none the less.

I like any excuse to venture into my craft room and when I find a project that has a due date...I can usually get some UNINTERRUPTED time. BONUS!!

I found the cutest school themed paper pack at Ross (I have decided they pretty much have everything) for $5.00. I could not pass up over 30 sheets of scrapbook paper for that price...especially when it was so cute.

I decided to make a card for Thomas to sign...the one pictured at the top...but didn't stop there. I decided to make a set of note cards and a set of regular cards. I am putting together a little appreciation basket for her and you can see the other goodies here.

I sure hope she likes her goodies!!

Linking too....

Beyond The Picket Fence


An ABC Labor of Love {With A Little Help}

>> Friday, April 22, 2011

So back in February my mom sent me a link (she does this often) of a something she thought I might like...

Like most of the links she sends me, I liked LOVED it! This was the link she sent me...Girl In Air

And this is what I fell in LOVE with...An Alphabet Wall!

Oh and this one...from A Time For Everything

Oh and how about this one from ohdeedoh

Well, I just had to do this!

I started collecting letters and getting creative. I purchased quite a few of my letters at thrift stores and what I couldn't find I headed to JoAnn Fabrics.

And two months later and with some help from my mom...I am finally finished.

I thought this would be perfect for the wall in what is now my kids' play/TV room.

What do you think?

Some of the letters I painted, some I covered with fun scrapbook paper, I even covered one completely with bling.  It really was a fun project and my hubby was actually happy to help me put them all up on the wall.

Here are a few of my favorites...

The 'U' I covered with white silk flowers and then used whites buttons for each of the flower centers.

The 'X' was my moms idea and she was even kind enough to paint the scissors for me.  She purchased the scissors in the unfinished wood section of Hobby Lobby.

The 'J' I painted white and used some colorful fibers I had and just wrapped them around. I had thought I would wrap the entire J, but liked the way it looked at this point so I stopped.

I loved this project and it is definitely a conversation piece!! If you have kids and a blank wall that needs should do this!! don't really even need the kids...just the blank wall!

I'm linking too....

Lovely Crafty Home


Fun Find and a Sneak Peak...

>> Thursday, April 21, 2011

So my mom went to her first estate sale last weekend was pretty excited with her excited that she took me back later that day. It is a little weird just walking through someones home, but the weirdness went away.

And today her and I hit three more. My mom definitely came home with a little more than me, but I was quite happy with my two finds. This $2 clock that I loved and snatched up right when I saw it and two brand new cans of spray paint..$1 each.

I am not sure where her home will be, but I am thinking entry way table.


I thought I would share one picture from my kids room I have been working on. Thanks to something my mom picked up for my yesterday, I should have pics of the major conversation piece tomorrow.

Here is a sneak peak though...

I made the little numbers subway art with my photoshop and used a frame I had picked up a while ago. I wish it didn't look so dwarfed in the picture, but oh well. I love that I decided to make this formal dining/formal living (not sure which it is) into the kids room.

Those two pillows in the picture are from Ikea and were the inspiration for this room. I just loved all of the bright colors.

Stay tuned....


My Cookie's Sweet Shop

>> Sunday, April 3, 2011

My baby girl turned 3 on Saturday and today we had her party. I think she was pretty happy, but she is 3 so truthfully we probably could have done anything and she would have been happy.

I decided a while back that I wanted to have a little Sweet Shoppe Party for her and that we did. I started collecting candy and makes decorations weeks ago and today I finally got to put it all together.

I did a little "Thank You" table full of yummy treats for all of our guests to take when they left.

Of course my talented mom over at FRESH CUT FLOURS made her DELICIOUS cookies for me. And although you may think I am bias because she is my mom...I am not!! These cookies are to die for people and if you haven't seen her blog...then you need to stop reading this and go check it out. What are you planning? Chances are you need a plate of cookies!!

I even made some faux lollipops and created a little lollipop garden which doubled as a ring toss game. And if you play games at my parties everyone wins thanks to the wonderful dollar store.

Even my lampshades got a little updo for the party.

Happy 3rd Birthday Taylor "Cookie" Lynn Moore...You really are a wonderful light in our lives. We love you!!!

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