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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Art That I Heart

This has been a crazy week. First, my sweet hubby just got a great job and he starts on Monday (Hooray for prayer...truly). Then, Isabella lost her blankie (not just any old blankie, but the blankie that she desperately needs to sniff in order to fall asleep. And yes, I did say sniff...don't judge). Lastly, a bunch of firefighters were running around my house today, because Isabella dead bolted herself in my room, and we don't have a key (try explaining to a 2 year old how to turn back the lock...pretty impossible.) Luckily, we had just purchased Newman's Own Oreo cookies, and we were sliding them under the door to keep her calm. Also, we were able to get in without risking my deposit, which I take very seriously. Quincy was a champ and slept through all the excitement, and is still trying to figure out how her sister got a plastic red fireman's hat. Josh took a picture on his phone, and I will be posting it soon. Whew! I told you that it has been an exciting week.

Now, since my husband just got a fantastic job, I am feeling optimistic about tackling somethings on my wish list. One of the things on my wish list is to get some art. I've been searching on Etsy and fell in love with the shop Vol25. I really love this picture.
I think that this picture would be perfect in a girl's room. It is such a great message, especially inside a beautiful girl's silhouette.
This picture is extra fantastic because there is a ton of color options.

The reason why I like the Etsy shop Vol25 so much is because there is a theme of love, and I don't think there can ever be too much love in a home.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Customized Posters

I love sentimental, and that's why I love these customized posters that I found via etsy. I just can't decide which poster I like most. I could get a poster that celebrates my anniversary.
...Or I could get a monogram poster that has my girls initials.
...Or I could frame city coordinates. Perhaps I could frame the city coordinates of where my husband and I first kissed, got married, had a kid, or one of the many homes we have lived in.
...And if I had more wall space in my girls room, then I would get both of my girls one of these birth announcement posters.
If you love these posters as much as I do, then check out the etsy store I Love Design 2010, and get yourself one.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Headband Giveaway

I LOVE giveaways! So, hopefully you do too, cause I am giving away this heart headband. If you want to win, be sure to:
*comment on this post - with your name and email address
*giveaway will be open until next Wednesday 12am
*winner announced Thursday
*extra entries granted for facebook, twitter, blog posts (just leave a link back)

Easiest Headband Ever!

As you can tell from my blog, I love accessories. I especially love easy to make accessories, and it doesn't get any easier than these headbands. All you need to make one of these headbands is a bit of ribbon, an elastic pony tail holder, and decorate as desired.
Measure head and cut ribbon to length. Fold ribbon over pony tail (on both sides) and sew. That's it! I wasn't lying when I said this was easy.
If you are feeling the love, you can attach a sweet felt heart.
Or you can use some extra scraps of fabric and sew on a shiny button.
Celebrate spring showers with a little cloud.

Instead of ribbon, you could use a long strip of fabric like I did here.
Basically, what I am trying to show you is that the possibilities are endless. You can make it as simple or difficult as you want. Just use what you have around the home and have fun!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Vintage Doile + White Shirt = Love

I love the blog Made By Lex. It is amazing all the things she can do with a plain white shirt. Here is an example of her genius. Now, all I need is an old doile and I'll be set. For more pictures on how Lex made this sweet little shirt click here, and while your there check out the rest of creations (you won't be disappointed).

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Recycled Upside Down Plant

I LOVE these recycled upside down planters! They are similar to the Topsy Turvy (as seen on T.V.), but much cooler. I think that the girls would love to watch tomatoes grow from their very own tomato plant. If you too, would love to make an upside down planter then go to Design sponge for the tutorial.


As a Mom, this picture just makes me happy. Had to share the happiness.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hand and Foot Print Pages

Busy day with Quincy's preschool books. Finished the hand print and foot print page. I think this page will look great with the cover and this page. (I think the fun is starting to wear off. I'll be ready to pick up that needle and thread soon.)

Baby Shower Game

Last weekend I went to a baby shower and I was in charge of the games. One of the games we played required everyone to wear safety pins, so I made these. Now, instead of everyone putting a bunch of holes in there clothes they could pin them on these.
A closer look of all my hard work.
I made these little beauties so after the shower they could turn into a hair clip, or a pin.

BTW, this is the game we played.

Book Covers

This is a busy week for me. I am finishing the books for Quincy's preschool. Yesterday I had the kids decorate their names and then I glued them to some nice scrapbook paper.
Tada! Covers are done. I think they turned out nice, and I love how the kids helped make them. (I am really enjoying making these books. It is nice to do something without a needle and thread. Mix it up a bit).

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Quincy has preschool twice a week. Some other moms and I take turns teaching, using this online curriculum. Over the last few weeks the children have been working on making a book that is all about them. Some examples of what you would find inside the books are; a self portrait, a picture of their family, things they like, and a silhouette. (Hooray! I was in charge of the silhouettes. I love stuff like this). It was so simple. I just took a picture of their profile, printed it (using economical and fast), traced the profile, cut out traced profile, traced cut out on black paper, and cut black paper. I glued the silhouette on colored paper because I wanted the inside of their books to be colorful, and I love it! I think that I have found a new addiction. I also used the blog Inchmark as a resource. She recently did a bunch of entries on silhouettes. She recommended adding eyelashes, and it was also helpful to compare her silhouettes to mine.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

How to Make Reusable Bowl Covers

I have a wonderful sister-in-law (who is more like a sister). She is an amazing example: she loves to reuse items, upcycle, and has practically cleared her home of all paper products. I saw this project on Re-Nest and thought of her. (I might have to make these for gift.)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Headboard Roundup

I'm in love with upholstered headboards, and these tutorials are inspiring me to try to make my own.
All Things Thrifty shows how to make this headboard. I love the patterns!
I love how this brings the upholstered and iron bed together. Learn how to make this bed on Design Sponge.
I really love this headboard from Design Sponge. The fabric is Mexican otomi fabric and I think that it couldn't be more lovely. Click here for the full tutorial (there is even a video).

If you want a headboard that is more simple in design, then go to Martha Stewart and learn how to make this tufted headboard.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Overnight Oatmeal

I am not a morning person. I perfer to meet the day slowly, instead of in a mad rush. The other day I came across this recipe for a quick and healthy breakfast, and I knew that I had to try it.
It is called Overnight Oatmeal. You throw everything together the night before and in the morning all you have to do is serve it with some fruit. I am happy to say that I made this breakfast for Easter and the whole family ate it. The recipe can be found on the Whole Foods Market web site. I will also be trying Jamie Oliver's similar recipe for Pukkolla. I will tell you how it goes.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Dino Land in a Suitcase

How fun is this suitcase turned dino land? I bet this would get any boys' imagination going. If you would like to make one of these, then check out the tutorial from the blog At Second Street.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Last Minute Easter Basket

I hope everyone is enjoying their Good Friday, as we are reminded that Easter Day is just around the corner. For all of those who are running behind (I'm not judging), then you might like this tutorial from RevolzZza for a last minute Easter basket.