Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kids art room

There is this weird unexplained room in our house, it's in between the kitchen and the garage. It looks as though it was designed to be the laundry room but there are no washer/dryer hook ups. We've lived in the house two years now and have been using this no name room as our pantry/utility room .... The room was ugly and always disorganized, at the same time the girls tinker bell table was becoming a bigger and bigger eye sore everyday sitting in our living room .... The light bulb went off and decided to make a change . :)
An art room....for all the girls supplies, a place they can play and also a place where I can close the door and not have to look at the mess ;)
I wish I had taken a before picture but like always I get too excited and blow past that step.

We replaced the floors with sticky tiles and added new baseboards, bought a bunch of baskets from the dollar store for organizing all the art supplies, painted a chalk board on the wall and added molding, found the rods and clips at ikea to display the girls art work, I also couldn't resist giving it a name so I painted that as well.

The girls LOVE their new room!!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sock bun

Last night I tried the Sock bun curling method on Reagan's hair.... I was so impressed with the results this morning! I wish my hair was long enough so I could do it on my hair :)

I watched a few tutorials on YouTube in order to figure out exactly how to do it!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Owl Quilt

I finished the custom ordered twin size Owl quilt yesterday.... the snipping took me FOREVER (insert the kid from Sandlot) ;)

I think it turned out fun and QUIRKY!

I cant wait to deliver it!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A yummy smelling home

Yesterday I had invited a couple girlfriends and their kids over for a playdate. Five minutes before they were supposed to arrive I realized my dog had had an accident in the house :( GROSS!!! i quickly dealt with the mess but was left with a very unpleasant odor... what was i going to do??!!!! I had NO candles in the house and it was way to cold to open the windows to air out the house. So a light bulb went off .... I would use my moms old trick ;) VANILLA!

Here is what you'll need to make your home smelling of vanilla baked goods....

Vanilla Extract

Aluminum Foil

Turn oven on to 350 degrees

Grab a small piece of tin foil

Form the aluminum foil into a bowl make sure all sides are securely upright

Find your vanilla extract.....

Pour about 1 tsp of vanilla into the bowl... i usually just eyeball it.

Place into the oven
You can keep it in the oven as long as you like :)

It was a success! No odor!

Try it i think you'll love it :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

ITS FINISHED !!!! Faux headboard before & after

I'm thrilled to finally be able to post BEFORE and AFTER pics of our Master Bedroom faux headboard. We are not able to afford a "bed" (headboard/footboard) right now and I could not stand how boring our room was so i winged it! Ive been working on this project since January.... PHEW, I hope you like it cause i sure do!!!

Here are the before, after and progress pictures of the project.



I love how i have laundry in several of these pics :)
Laundry unfortunately consumes my life these days.

Found my AMAZING stencil here at


Im so happy with our room...... this is the first time Dan and I have had a true master bedroom, a retreat ...... sigh :)

P.S. The lights are too high, Im going to have my sweet hubby move them this weekend, he's thrilled HEHE!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


So I am in FULL sewing mode right now. Which is my HAPPY place!!!!
I have a bunch of projects I've got piling up, so this week i decided to get them DONE so i can move on to the projects i'm itching to start.

1. Drapes (headboard project), check

2. Changing table cover, check

3. Stroller/messenger bag, check

4. Coffee cozy's, check

5. Pillows see HERE

6. Fabric Baby Blocks

7. Baby Bibs

8. 4 x Car seat cover orders to full fill :)

and the list continues .............

I cant wait to snap some pictures of the finished projects.........

Stay tuned !!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"Around the House" Recent projects

Now that I finally have a moment to myself (sigh) without a toddler crawling ALL over me or a baby needing me, I thought I would show you a few projects I've done around the house.

You've seen these around I'm sure, I made this bow holder for baby B's room with a frame and odds and ends i had crammed in my craft closet (cant beat a free project) I love how it turned out, its decorative yet still functional. Now I need to make some more bows to add to it.

These are from baby B's room as well. The wall above her changing table was screaming for SOMETHING! To keep it cheap I bought these embroidery hoops for roughly $4, painted the hoops red and used some cute Damask fabric I already had on hand. Easy peasy!

We moved into our home a year ago now. The hallway bathroom was super blah and needed a face lift. Again I wanted to fix the eye sore but needed to do it on a budget. I painted the cabinet and added new hardware, bought fabric on sale to made the shower curtain, bought new toilet paper and towel holder in a package from Walmart (super cheap). The more expensive items that we purchased were the new light fixture and faucet, WELL WORTH the money. There was plain ugly linoleum flooring so we bought the stick on tiles and installed (stuck) the flooring.

I wish i had taken a before picture but sadly i didnt. I am very happy with how it turned out. :)

This wall piece was inspired by a friends PB wall hanging. I couldnt afford to buy one so I made my own. I used a 1x4, painted the sides black, applied embossed wall paper and painted that as well. I had these neat door knob/hooks i had bought a yr before and screwed them into the wood. The pictures are actually hanging on nails and the ribbon is attached to the frames then tied over the hooks. I was worried that the weight of the pictures would be too much so I went with the nail idea instead. :)

Its my favorite piece in the house and I always receive lots of complements.

I found this picture project on a recent blog post I follow. Here is the tutorial I followed.I hope you enjoyed!