"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Sunday, May 20, 2012

{Simple} Graduation Gift Idea!

Need a quick, and CuTe Graduation Gift Idea?!! 

 Here is a FuN DIY gift idea that I made for the {Graduating Girly-s} in my class at church.  I LOVE this quote...and thought it would be I decided to turn it into framed art.'s what I did: 

 First I bought some plain ol'  8x10 black frames from Walmart ...removed glass...and spray painted them white.  Then after they were dry...I took the edge of some scissors...and scraped the edges of the frame so the white paint would come off...and expose the black.  {love the shabby chic look!}  Then sprayed a coat of clear spray paint over to seal...

... then replaced glued some simple fabric rosettes to the bottom corner...

...and added the quote from President Monson.

So SiMpLe {inexpensive} and CuTe!

Would ya like to make your own??!!

Click the image below to open full file, copy and save your free 8x10 Graduation Gift Printable!
{for personal use only}

HaPPY Crafting!


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Need {Decorating with Portraits} Inspiration?!

Head on over to check out Kristin Duke's Spring 2012{Decorating With Portraits} series going on NOW through the end of February!!  {TONS of inspiration!}

Here's a little peek...


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I'm still here! :)

Hello Friends!
Just wanted to thank all of you who have sent in e-mails of concern of why I have been MIA.  Sooo...I thought I'd share  a little peek of one of the many things that has been occupying my time lately.... 

I truly enjoying doing photography...and had no idea it would take off like it did!  For that I am truly grateful. :)

However...I am still a HUGE crafty nut...and will do my best to continue sharing some of my CRAZY projects with you! :)
Thank you soooo much for all of your kindness and support!!


Friday, October 28, 2011

{DIY} Bracelet Idea!

LoVe this {DIY} eclectic bracelet made by

Another AWESOME Christmas gift idea!!

You can check out Michele's complete how-to...HERE!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

FuN Halloween Treat Ideas!

Need a cute/simple treat idea for your kiddos class Halloween Party???  Check out these very {FuN } Halloween Treat Ideas I found online.....

Cupcake Liner Witch Hats


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

{DIY} Popsicle Stick Bracelet! {CUTE!}

Check out this very FuN and {inexpensive} idea I came across:

{DIY} Popsicle Stick Bracelet Cuff!

What a FuN project to make with the girly-s!!


For more info...and a complete how-to...go  HERE!


Friday, October 14, 2011

Decorating Ideas using {pallets}!

Check out what Amanda Carver Designs made with an {old pallet}...

Who would have thought??!!

Also... check out these other AMAZING ideas using good ol' pallets!!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

{Scrap Wood} PumPkiNs!

Just love these scrap wood pumpkins made by

Who says pumpkins have to be orange??!!



Very CuTe {Vintage Looking} Photo Display!


Family Frame

Love the colors and everything about it!!  Hmmm...wouldn't this make a great Christmas gift ?!!
You can check out more info on this AWESOME project here and here!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Photo Decorating Ideas!

I am always looking for FuN and creative ideas to decorate with portraits today... I thought I would share a peek at a few ways I have decorated with portraits in my home!
These ideas are very SiMpLe...and EASY on the budget.   

First off...these Simple Picture Boards made from 1/4" MDF, a little black paint for the edge, Mod Podge,  and your photo.  The size of these are 12x12.   A fun alternative to the regular 'ol frame!

Chicken Wire Photo Hanger (made from 1x4 cedar fence wood...and chicken wire.
We use this to hang random pics throughout the year...then when the holidays hit I use it to hang Christmas photo cards.

Just a few display ideas...

And... last but not Cupboard Door Photo Hangers!  If you are familiar with my have prob. already seen these...but had to share anyway...being my favorite!  You can check out my tutorial on how I made these here!  {SIMPLE}

Well...there ya have it...hope this might give you a little inspiration to get those pics up!!

Also...don't forget to check out Kristin Duke's "Decorating With Portraits" Series for more decorating inspiration!!


Monday, September 26, 2011

{DIY} Garage Storage Idea! cool is this {DIY} storage solution idea?!!!

Photo 7: Test the fit

We soooo need to do this!

Install the system in the empty area above the garage door.

Check out The Family Handyman for a complete how-to!


{Weekly} Calendars! {great gift idea}

Now is about the time I am always looking for SiMple, EaSy and inexpensive, ideas for Christmas...and just stumbled across this awesome calendar idea from Next To Heaven!

She used a frame grouping that she bought @ Walmart for $10...and turned it into a CuTe weekly calendar!

Another one of her versions that is adorable too:

Check out Next To Heaven for more info on these great gift ideas!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Groopdealz is CELEBRATING!! {free gift}

Groopdealz is turning 1!!!

In celebrating...Receive for FREE 2 Sets of Fancy Mum Earrings to Celebrate 1 Year of Daily Boutique Deals from  !! {just pay shipping}


Go HERE to get this deal!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pallet Wood Art!

Two words...
Love. This.


It is made from old pallet wood!  Sooo CUTE!!

Check out Sweet Serendipity for a complete how-to!

Don't stop here...Click on "OLDER POSTS"!!