Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Witch's hats

Mummy cup cakes

Thursday, June 24, 2010


I know using typography in design has been around forever but I'm just joining the bandwagon. Last December, my cousin Leah got this from her sweet friend Molly.
courtesy of fame the date


I have had it in the back of my mind for months. Just the other day, my mom sent me something that got me thinking about it again. So using the links my mom sent, I made up my very own.
Here are two links:

Letters: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/collections/72157594587080023/
Numbers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/collections/72157594587095340/

Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas cookies

Instead of buying Christmas cookie tins, I recycled the oatmeal containers we had been collecting.
A little wrapping paper (or scrap book paper), lettering, and a bow!
Joy, Faith, Peace & Love

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I heart...

My cousin, Bethany told me about two sites:



and I LOVE THEM!!!!!

My other cousin, Tara (can you tell we've got some money savers in the family) has been raving about the Grocery Game. She has saved so much and enjoys getting the deals at her local stores. I, on the other hand, am a Publix girl...only. We shop as a family, on Sunday, after church and I just don't go to mutliple stores.

And that is why www.iheatpblix.xom is so great. It tells me the BOGO offers and lets me print other applicable coupouns. I mean even I can handle that (seriously Leah you could do this too!)

So check it out!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Christmas name plaque

My mom found candy cane letters at Jo-Ann's last year. (I looked yesterday and they don't have them this year...yet?). So yesterday we went to Goodwill to find a frame, then to Jo-Ann's to get a background (scrapbook paper), and the process began!

Goodwill find:

Painted it:

Glued down the background:Glued the letters


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Halloween decorations

I saw this:

photo courtesy of Ladies Home Journal

and made this:

White pumpkin, black pipe cleaners, hot glue "ouch", and sparkly spiders!

Monday, June 29, 2009

I like to grommet, grommet...

You like to grommet, grommet...We like to GROMMET!

I like finding cheaper different ways to do a project. We are getting a pool and want to update our back lanai to a Cabana style area. I first thought about using curtains as decoration when Nester and A Soft Place to land showcased their use of curtains OUTSIDE!

And so the search began...I found
ONE PANEL ($49) of an "Outdoor Curtain" at Bed Bath & Beyond. Uh...No, especially when I need four panels to complete the look. I thought about getting fabric, but I don't sew and wasn't interested in finishing the edges with my no-sew glue.

So whats a girl to do?...USE A TABLECLOTH!

I found an outdoor tablecloth (one that wasn't plastic or vinyl) from Target for $14.99! My kind of price.

Next hurdle, How to hang it? Remembering my $49 find and loving how it had grommets at the top; I just needed to add grommets to my tablecloth curtain. I found a package of 8, 1 inch "bronze" grommets at Jo-Anns.

Here is a link from their website that I tried to follow
but I ultimately enlisted Hottie to help.Step 1: Measure panel and space an even amount of grommets out...evenlyStep 2: Trace circle stencil (provided in package) to cut outStep 3: Cut outStep 4: Snap grommets together! No tools needed.Step 5: Hang in awkward place, like breakfast nook, because pool is not close to being done and you don't want to stuff it away in some closet.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Say it isn't so...

Edited: If you read this post before Sunday June 28th, don't think you're going crazy; I added a few things to the room and took new pictures for this post. Nothing like blogland to get me motivated.

4 months, 22 days, and clears throat THREE paint colors later...it's done! Well sort of...I still want to add a few things to the wall and I'm looking for the perfect lounge/chair. But for now it's done!

Paint: Behr "Oat Straw"
Curtains: Target
Chairs: Pier 1 via Craigs List

Looking into the bedroom:
Looking from the bathroom:

Looking from corner:Looking from other corner:

Here's the before...just because...

Next project:
Hand towels: Target

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy graduation!

Happy graduation from preschool, kindergarten, 8th grade, high school...you get the picture.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hoppy Easter S'mores!

I saw these via Tip Junkie:

Linky Love

I followed Hilary's changes but smooshed my dry ingredient mixture behind the bunnies. I also used different colored peeps (only one's that matched the m&m's of course) AND had to try the recipe out before I gave it away ;-).



Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hello, Apothecary lovers!

Lillian Vernon. $24.98 for all 3!
So...can one give a St.Patrick's Day gift to one self? Hmmm...