Liam’s Puppy Party Birthday!

May 14, 2014 by · 4 Comments
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A couple of weekends ago, my sweet angel turned two and we had a puppy themed birthday party.  Since Liam spent his first birthday in the hospital and we had to cancel his party, I decided to go all out this year.  Puppies/dogs are his favorite right now, so it was settled.  I started planning the party about 3 months before so I could take my time planning, crafting and building doghouses.

I got the idea for these puppy invitations from Pinterest but I changed it up a...

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DIY Easy Children’s Gift Idea

December 18, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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I am not sure if I have ever mentioned it before but I have 7 nieces and nephews, 6 of which are under the age of 6.  So when Christmas time comes around I have to be creative in order to stay within my overall Christmas budget.  This year staying within my budget is especially important since we have our own little one on the way.  With the exception of my niece Kaitlyn who is a bit older than the others, I decided to get everyone else the same thing this...

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DIY Baby Shower Collage, Round 2

December 15, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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You may remember the Mod Podge collage I made for my friend Jillian's baby shower last year.  Well this past weekend was her sister Christina's baby shower,  so I made another collage.  I used the same method as before but just changed up the design a bit since she is having a girl.

Read how I made it here.  Oh and if you like the paper I used for the grass, you can make your own at Japonizer.  Japonizer is a...

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Easy DIY Cat Toy

September 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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I recently made Olive a really simple cat toy and she loves it.   Since it is her favorite toy ever, I decided to share a tutorial with you guys.  I know cats will play with almost anything, but at least this toy looks cuter than a toilet paper roll or plastic water bottle which are Olive's 2nd and 3rd favorite toys. Supplies Needed: Two Metal Book Rings Fabric scraps of all sizes 2-3 foot long piece of ribbon or string

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DIY Fabric Covered Bracelet Tutorial

August 25, 2011 by · 5 Comments
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Recently for my friend Dawn's birthday, I made her some fabric covered bracelets.  They were so easy to make and are really pretty. Supplies Needed: Pretty fabric Aleene's Fabric Fusion Glue Pen (or any type of fabric glue) bracelets clothespin I started by taping my fabric to the bracelet just in case I wanted to change the fabric later.  Next I wrapped the fabric pretty tightly around the bracelet and secured it with a little fabric glue.

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DIY Baby Onesies/Freezer Paper Stencil Tutorial

June 8, 2011 by · 8 Comments
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On Sunday I attended a baby shower for my friend Sarah Staggers.  Since I had so much fun making the onesie for my friend Christy's baby shower, I decided to give it a go again.

This was the first time I have every stenciled on anything and I am hooked.  The worst part is cutting out the stencil, but once your stencil is cut out, the rest is quite easy. Supplies Needed: Freezer Paper (Not wax...

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Before & After: Ugly Chair Cushions Recovered

May 25, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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Until we get a new kitchen table and chairs, we have to make do with our current ones which were given to us by our former roommates.  I am glad these ugly chair cushions can be re-covered quickly and easily.  Notice the gross paint drops from who knows what.

All you need is a screwdriver, a staple gun, fabric and something to help you remove the staples, like a flat head screwdriver. This is the fabric I chose.  I bought it at a thrift store and at first...

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Baby Shower DIY Onesie Station

May 17, 2011 by · 4 Comments
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This past weekend, my friend Nikki co-hosted a baby shower that I attended.  One of the activities, was a DIY Onesie station.  The station had fabric markers, embroidery thread, needles, iron-ons and fun buttons.  I love this idea so much and it was really fun.  Here is the onesie I made for my friend Christy's baby.   Here are some of the other onesies the shower guests made for Christy.  I love the punk rock...

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DIY Mother’s Day Gift

May 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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This year I made my mom this little decorative tray for her bedside table or bathroom.  The tray I choose to use was already painted gold.  I used paint markers and acrylic paint to paint the flowers and initials.  Once everything was dry I covered it in varnish.  It took a couple of days to finish because some of the paint markers were oil based and took longer to dry.  But overall it was pretty easy to make and my mom loved it.

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Cotton District Arts Festival 2011

April 26, 2011 by · 4 Comments
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This past Saturday, Nikki Ballard and I had a booth at the Cotton District Arts Festival.  This was our first year to have a booth and we had a blast.  It was a pretty day, everyone was nice and complimentary and we sold more than we did at the Prairie Arts Festival.  Overall it went really well and I am very proud of us.  Our booth was really cute but unfortunately all of the photos I took were horrible.  I am so thankful that Ben snapped a few here and there.

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