Thursday, February 17, 2011

Addis Valentine Tea Party!


We had so much at the Tea Party! Thanks to all who came and made it so much fun! Addi, Stryder, and I also had a lot of fun getting ready for it!


I used my wishblade to cut the cupcake wraps and Stryder put them all together for me! What a helper! I got the picks from Dollar Tree and cut them down! I found the printables at Tip Junkie. I used them for the dessert tags, drink flags, valentine boxes, and the banner was printed off and put on doilies from the Dollar Tree.


valentines banner



Tissue Poms are such a quick and easy way to decorate for a party! You can find the tutorial on how to make them  at Martha Stewart. Here are a few pictures I took of my little sweetie before the party!

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A few of the Tea Party!



Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!


This cool sunburst mirror has been on my long list of projects to do for a while. You can find the tutorial on how to make it at Under he Table and Dreaming. The cost of the project is about 6 dollars plus some gorilla glue and some paint to paint the skewers.

I happened to run into Family Dollar the other day to try to find the little plastic pony tails that seem to be a hard to find item! Look what I found for 10 dollars! Who would have guessed?!? They actually had all kinds of great stuff the other day! Some times your time is worth at least a few bucks! Love it!



front room

Remember the green nightstand from the grey living room that no longer matched? I  was in one of those clean and re-arrange moods taking all the winter stuff down and found the perfect use for it! Let me introduce you to this sub that has drove me crazy for the last 2 plus years! No matter what it is just in the way and most of the time it isn’t even plugged into the tv! When we built our house I thought I had planned the outlets and cable jacks behind the spot for the t.v. so that we would see no cords. Then lone behold, my husband Brandon had to have an amp! I tried to slide it under the coffee table and it was too tall, yet again! I picked the coffee table up and set it on top, wiggled it a little, and wala! It went up inside. If it would have been any taller at all it would not have worked! Finally something to somewhat hide it!




living room

I got a new couch for Christmas. After wanting the white slip cover couch, I had to come to a realization that with three kids it was highly unlikely that it would stay white for even a day and even with two slip covers, one would ALWAYS be in the wash! So what is the farthest from that? A dark leather couch of course! Best decision EVER! No more dirty couches! I really want 2 of these chairs to go in the room also. It is a compromise. I still get some white but the leather will wipe off! It was really driving me crazy to only have a couch down here because we really need more seating so I brought this bench down from upstairs to even it out until I can purchase the chairs!

TULLSTA Chair off-white Width: 31 1/2 " Depth: 27 1/2 " Height: 30 3/8 " Seat width: 21 5/8 " Seat depth: 21 5/8 " Seat height: 17 3/4 "  Width: 80 cm Depth: 70 cm Height: 77 cm Seat width: 55 cm Seat depth: 55 cm Seat height: 45 cm


I also stuffed some garland under the t.v. to hide the Wii cords! Gotta love BUzz hanging out on the couch watching Nick! A small post today but the living room feels much better, and I am super excited about my find. I am off to make heart pancakes for dinner with the kiddos!

Talk to you later! Happy Valentines Day!


Thursday, February 10, 2011





-How to make your own pintables using

1. Take any picture that you want to start with. You won’t actually see it. Click on the create tab, then stickers.


2. On your left Choose Stickers, then Geometric, then Rectangle. You can adjust the color and size it over your picture to create your blank canvas.


3. You can play around with text and stickers. In the featured tab, there will be the stickers for the current holiday!


4. There are so many tools that you can play around with, add borders and be creative!

5. Click Save and Share and save the pic to your computer where you can print it out!

I had an empty picture frame laying around and thought I needed some cheap V-day décor!


The lighting in this room is super intense in the middle of the day, so I got all kinds of glare going on! SorryWinking smile.

Valentines table Décor


I had these worn out balls in ugly colors laying under a glass dome on my table tray.  Time to update them! They got a new coat of paint. I used tool paint because it was spur of the moment and I happened to have cream and pink laying around, however, spray paint would have been much easier!


I was anxious to find something to put in my new apothecary jar from Real Deals! I forget about it sometimes since they are only open two days a week! But forget no more! I love that place! My jar was half as much as the ones I looked at other places!


I love to change out the table cloth on my table for seasons. I threw down one of the quilts my mom had made for Addilyn as a baby because it is so cute and you hate not to use them much after they aren’t babies anymore. I am always stealing her blankets! I had some left over paper grass from the dollar store that worked well in the bottom. I also picked up these flowers the other day at Jubilee in Roosevelt! I love how bright they are! I am getting anxious to decorate for spring! I took down all of my winter decorations this week! One of my birdies to my birdie salt and pepper shakers died… so if anybody is at Tiapan soon and runs across them… I could really use one! lolWinking smile



Valentines purses


I have been planning a Valentines party for Addi. I have been working on so many fun things for it that I will share later. II had a lot of extra felt from when I was making a lot of hair bows, some felt hear stickers and a huge bag of lace that I had scored for a buck at a yard-sale! What could I do with that? PUrses, of course!


pink purse

white purse


red purse


Want to make one of these? Trust me you can. I made 17 of them! Here is how!


1. Cut one piece of felt 7”x7”. Cut another piece 11”x7”.


Using something round like a bucket or a plate cut an arch on your 7” piece of felt.


It should look like this.


Take the piece that you cut out from the small piece of felt and use it as a guide to round your corner on your 11” piece. You could leave it square if you like also.


It should look like this.


My friend Natalie cut out some chipboard hearts for me on her cricut. I painted them with some tool paint and punched hearts in them. If I wasn’t making 17 of them I probably would have modge podged them with some cute scrapbook paper!


Thread your tag through your ribbon. (I found this cute ribbon @ the dollar store!) Fold the end of your ribbon in half and pin it in the middle of your two pieces of felt sandwiched together. Take a stitch around the edge of your two pieces of felt. I think that an embroidery stitch and embroidery floss stitch would be super cute if you are just doing one or a few! I found this cute heart stitch on my moms sewing machine!



Turn your purse upside down and hot glue the lace around the rounded edge tucking the edges inside!

Super easy, Right!?


Fun valentines


Styder had his Valentines Party at pre-school today! We had fun together making his valentines! First I tried to get a good picture of him making a fist!


I uploaded the picture to Picnik and we played. I let him pick the borders and stickers. We came up with this!

Stryder Valentine

Poke a hole in the top of the fist and insert a sucker. Arrange it how you want and tape the back down! (It would be best if you could get one of them holding their fist out so that it looked like he was handing it to you but you know, you gotta work with what you can get!