Wednesday, February 29, 2012

[Wordless Wednesday] Trifle

pssst... doesn't this look divine?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

[Make] Felt Flower Pin

This was a last-minute birthday flower for one of Smarty Pant's teachers.  I literally put it together in 15 minutes, so it's a winner in my book!

Monday, February 27, 2012

[Oh Martha Monday] Shiny Happy Yellow

My kids are tan, the songbirds have returned, last week I was running around in flip flops... Sorry winter, I didn't really have a chance to delve into my sweaters and scarves this year... So I'm moving on to Spring.  No hard feelings, kay? This Spring, bright pastels are all the rage and shiny happy yellow leads the pack.  Here are some fun yellow ideas from Martha Stewart.

Sunday, February 26, 2012


While making breakfast, I cracked open an egg and got two yolks-- Twins!

The twin chicklets that could've been... instead we ate them for breakfast.  I cringed a bit.  Do you ever think about where your food comes from when you're preparing it?  I always have those moments when deboning a chicken or removing that giblet package from a turkey. Then I get over it. num num num...  :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

[Weekly Inspiration] 2.24.2012

these crystal decanter lights at the conquine bar in london-- a diy-able upgrade from mason jars perhaps?
as seen on designalogue :: purchase from lee broom

this bird feeder toddler craft via [dandee]

this tour of amanda wright's home. it's the perfect mix of mid-century modern, rustic and whimsy. she's the talent behind wit & whistle and, coincidentally, i just purchased a couple of her prints for my home.
 via design sponge

this colorful garden pot via one eyed dog on etsy

these cute clock plates via mineheart :: as seen on decor8

this beautiful paper cut light via hannah nunn :: as seen on all things paper

Any plans for this weekend?  My plan, if I can convince The Mister to help, is to finally hang some artwork up on our walls.  I've finally figured out the "look" that I'm going for in our kitchen and have slowing been purchasing pieces to hang in our kitchen nook.  I also REALLY want to hang up the artwork above our bed and the curtains in our master... It's been ready to go for over a year and it's gotten to the point that I hardly notice all that stuff piled in the corner of our room.  Terrible... I know!

So that's the plan.  If the stars align, maybe it'll happen!  :)

Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

[Make] Dixie Cup Garland

I originally intended for these dixie cup lights to be a Christmas project.  I first blogged about them last August and I've had them in the back of my mind ever since. I was just going to wait until December rolled around again... But then the other day, when I was rummaging around my craft room, I saw the string lights and dixie cups and decided to break them out-- Why wait? String lights aren't just for the holidays anymore, right?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

[Wordless Wednesday] Confetti Balloon

Pssst... have a creative day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

[Make] Marbleized Paper

click "Read more" for the tutorial

Monday, February 20, 2012

[Oh Martha Monday] Sea Foam Green

Colors are abound this Spring and sea foam green will be a popular choice.  For me, that soft and ethereal color evokes memories of the beach, a frothy mint drink, my junior high eyeshadow (eek) and Prom 1988 (ew).  So some good and some cringe-worthy memories-- Perhaps a color I'd rather look at than wear. Here are some Sea Foam Green inspirations from Martha Stewart--

Thursday, February 16, 2012

[Make] Paintable Yarn Bottles

After having so much fun making a huge mess with the glue & cornstarch mixture that I used for the yarn hearts and yarn words, I decided I needed MORE!  The texture of the hardened yarn is paintable, so I decided to create some yarn vases that I could pretty-up with a little paint.

A nice mix of texture and color.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

[Wordless Wednesday] Cold Hands Cure...

pssst... thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hearts & Blooms

I made a special Valentine's lunch for the boys.
Before you start thinking I'm super (crazy) mom, these are all ideas that I've seen elsewhere but, unfortunately, I didn't bookmark the source.  Yeah, so it was another super (crazy) mom or dad that came up with the carved banana and heart sprinkles sandwich. Since my boys were so excited for Valentine's Day that they kept calling it Halloween, I decided they needed a fun (but not too girly!) lunch.

The Mister did good. I woke up this morning with that "if I lean over too far my head feels like a sandbag is on top of it" feeling.  You know that feeling? But when I came home to this bright and happy bouquet,  I found that I just need to gaze at those awesomely green chrysanthemums for a quick pick-me-up. Sandbag be gone!  He also wrote me the best card ever... but I won't be sharing that.  :)  I'm a lucky girl!


Monday, February 13, 2012

[Oh Martha Monday] Stripes

I bet you knew this was coming.  

A couple of weeks ago it was polka dots, so of course now
are in order.  

I always gravitate towards stripes... as my closet can attest.  They can be orderly and uniform, but with a change of color and width, they can also be nautical and playful. Here are a great collection of stripes from Martha Stewart--

Friday, February 10, 2012

[Weekly Inspiration] 2.10.2012

this cool living room via house to home

these beauties by monique lhuillier :: as seen on a diary of lovely

 this pink and glitter party... perfect for your inner girly-girl via cake.

this white chocolate confetti popcorn. my boys would be all over this!
via the glitter guide

these fun blocks via zenblocks on etsy

We have a busy weekend ahead of us-- baseball practice, basketball practice, travel 50 miles to our friend's birthday party in the evening. Then travel 50 miles back home again for a baseball team meeting, basketball game and end-of-season party.  I don't think I'll have a moment to even have a creative thought!  But don't worry, I'll try to sneak it in... Thank goodness for Etsy and Pinterest iphone apps!  :)   

Have a creative weekend!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

[Inspired by] Hearts

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

[Make] Personalized Super Hero Pops

Last year when I saw an awesome super hero Valentine's lollipop from zakka life, I bookmarked the free download that she graciously offered.

Since then, these "super" pops have been everywhere! I've seen them on a ton of blogs and if you read FamilyFun magazine you've probably seen them there too.

BTW, if you foresee a Super Hero birthday party in your future, she also offers up a free Non-Valentine's version.

So I made a few super hero pops using the cute mask, and also made some "personalized" ones for Happy Vee's preschool class.  With a little photoshop magic, it was an easy project.

Click "Read more" for the details

Monday, February 6, 2012

[Oh Martha Monday] Valentine's Day Projects

Can you believe that Valentine's Day is next week? To get in the mood for the Day of L♥ve, here are several heart-shaped projects from Martha Stewart.