Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine Specimen Art

I have seen so much specimen art and thought I needed to try my hand....

I found these hearts at the dollar store....took the stick out and cut the hearts in half...
(little tip: don't use a serrated knife!)

Dug through ALL the frames...and I mean ALL the frames :)

And found the perfect one...

Put left over wrapping paper...yes it is...HOUNDSTOOTH...I am a little obsessed!

Hot glued the hearts onto the glass...

And here is the finished product...

Nice, simple and quick! And...only $2 for the packages of hearts!


Friday, January 28, 2011


Unfinished kits are now available in my shop. I will be getting more up as I go!

This is a great way to get together with friends and family to have a crafting day!!!





I have thought a lot about my little growing business and wanted to have your opinion...

I am wanting to know how interested are you if I sold my wood as unfinished kits?!?!?!?!

Please leave me a comment if you would be interested!


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Little Miss Priss law school I had the greatest opportunity to meet the most amazing women!

They were all so talented and taught me so much!

We shared many of the same interests...especially....crafting!
This dear friend.....Katrina
who by the way looks AMAZING since it is her 4th baby!

She is seriously the best at just about EVERYTHING!
She has the cutest little family....
the cutest little etsy shop where you can find these....

Key Chain with Key Fob/ Wristlet
I have one...and it is simply the best! No more digging in my HUGE diaper bag to find my keys! you have a litle girl?!?!?!?!?....
Little Miss Priss Pom Poms- Black

Or...maybe you would like some bling for yourself....check out her watch bands....
Chunky White Prissy Wrist Watch Band

I know cute right?!?!?!?!

You can click HERE to go to her etsy shop....

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sassy Sites


Marni over at Sassy Sites is spotlighting me today! She is SO sweet! Head on over for a giveaway of my Valentine Hair Clippies.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Heart Garland

So...have I mentioned I LOVE this time of year!(I know...I do say that about any time of year)
But really...the PINK...and RED....and RED....and PINK....
What's not to love? is a garland ANYONE can make!

I gathered ALL the PINK andRED paper I had and decided to make hearts.

I strung them all onto a PINK ribbon...

Then I added PINK and RED ribbons in between...

Hung it on my mantle using the awesome 3m hooks that you can't see....

and you get....more RED and PINK goodness is my house :)!

Happy garland making!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Yesterday was a crazy busy day with orders!

I had the privilege to make some blocks for the sweetest little girl Grace.

Here is how they turned out!

So...I know these aren't the best pictures...but hey I do what I can with three kids....RUNNING out the go deliver them! So don't look to may just see hints of the DISASTER my craft room is :)! I do what I can :)!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Eight is Great

For those wanting to know what we did for "Eight is Great" here it all is....

Get ready...their are a lot of pics....

We had two tables set up in the front of the room. One had pics of those who were baptized last year as well as scout books, activity day projects, programs and baptism books...
Here is a close up of the baptism guide/journal book and the programs...The book has all the information parents would need to help plan the day as well as papers the children can fill out with how they felt, who was there, and pictures of the day.

The food table looked SOOOO cute! We went with the primary colors and wanted a fun birthday theme to get the kids excited for their upcoming birthday!

Here is the banner we hung at the front...

We cut a lot of little 8's to put on the table as confetti.....
We made figure eight cookies as a center piece. Each of the kids turning 8 each got one. I found this idea on SugarDoodle. It shows you on there how to make the cookie cutter out of a plastic cup. It really works and is SO easy!
I took the top of a wooden spoon and twisted it around and around to get all the dough out of the two holes for the middle of the eights.

We made little cupcake toothpicks for each cupcake that had an "8" on it.

The primary president found these adorable place mats and I just added vinyl to them :)!
Have I mentioned I REALLY love vinyl?

And here is pictures of the table put together....

It was a fun evening to be with all those little ones! It all came together nicely and was such a fun event to be a part of! Just as a small disclaimer...I did NOT do all this myself! I serve in a great presidency and together with did all this!

Isn't it great to be eight?



Isn't vinyl just the GREATEST thing ever?

As I mentioned before I serve in primary at my church...
(FYI...the pictures from eight is great are coming soon...I couldn't post more till the event took place...which was yeaterday!)

We change classes at the beggining of the year...which means the names on everything have to change. The class signs, the dismiss signs and the boxes...

I helped with the boxes this last week. I wanted them to look clean and organized...
I think vinyl definitely helped out with this...
What do you think? I love it!

I just cut the vinyl on my can always use the vinyl stickers you can find at craft stores!

Happy Vinyl Making!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Valentines Blocks are Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Valentine Blocks are here!

These are so cute on my mantle!

They have a pink small heart background and white vinyl!

Here is a close up on the paper...

And here is another picture of them on my mantle...

These are now available in my etsy shop.
You can get there by clicking on the right top side of my blog.
They are 19.95.

Happy Valentines Day!


LOVE Blocks!

*Just a disclaimer...I totally realize the last picture is backwards...what can I say...I have three kids 2,3 and 4 :) enough said...:)*
My LOVE blocks are done and now available!

They are SO cute and can be used in many different ways!

Here they are all lined up....

Here they are stacked on top of each other...

And here is my personal favorite... the square stack...

I took my favorite...the square stack...added a ribbon have...

These are now in my etsy shop!!!! Get your today!
They are ONLY.... $12.95.
Ribbon not included :)


Friday, January 14, 2011

Food For Thought FRIDAY!

So...I think Friday is a good time to post food! I LOVE food!...well there is a catch...I only like GOOD. YUMMY. REAL. GOOD. FOOD.

On Friday's I will be sharing some of my favorite recipes...maybe not every Friday...but I will do my best :)! at Christmas time is a HUGE tradition...we started ours this year...
Christmas Eve we do CREPES! Yum!
If you have never had one before you HAVE to make them! They are delicious! To get them perfect use very little batter and with a ladle pour the batter on to a non-stick pan and smooth it out with the ladle....
Don't get may take a couple tries!

Then the inside is this...All the FRUIT you could want...and you can't forget this...

Powder sugar, cinnamon and sugar, nutella, and whip cream!
Roll it all together...and you get pure YUMMINESS!

Here is the recipe:
Combine 3 C. flour, 3 TB sugar, 2 1/4 tsp salt in large bowl.
Mix 9 eggs with 4 C. milk then combine bowls, mixing well.
Melt 3/4 C. butter and mix in.
Let stand at least 2 hours in fridge.
To cook, put small amount of oil in fry pan. Put about 2 TB of batter in and turn pan to spread. When light brown/edges looking drier flip.
Fill with Nutella, fruit, cinnamon sugar, syrup, chicken salad, deli meat...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mess Makeover

I am sure this will come to no shock to you....but three kids...equals MESSES :)!
A good mess means they had fun right....right...?!?!?!?!

Well...this mess I simply could NOT take anymore...
I was starting to sweat just looking at it!

WARNING...these pictures are HORRENDOUS!
(Please don't judge me :))Do you see all the USELESS garbage on the!

For some reason the toys just get pushed to the side at bedtime :)

Here is the pile of everything random :)! that I am hyperventilating...let me show you what I spend an HOUR AND A HALF doing....My hope is when we build our house...(Hopefully this summer)...It has a basement and I want the green rug to be under a table and chairs for the kids...and have a magically little play house girls would love it!(That is why I still have the green rug)
Oh third child is still in PJ's...I mean Kenz finally found her babies! :)

And here is the grand finale! I can finally breath again!
P.S. I LOVE this Ikea shelf to get everything organized!

Happy Organizing!