"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

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Topiary Re-do!

From this:

To this!

Isn't this FaBuLous?!! Abby @ Tales & Trials transformed this old topiary...that she bought the thrift store for $.99...into this beautiful Boxwood topiary! So CuTe! Love the bow she added! For more info...or... for a complete how-to...go HERE for a great tutorial!

Thanks Abby for sharing this FuN project!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SuPer CuTe Handmade Cards!!

Check out these AdoRaBLe cards that my cousin made... and is selling in her Etsy shop!
Don't you just LoVe homemade cards??!! I think they are just soooo much CuTer than the store bought ones. I'm loving the colors she used! Sooo stinkin' CuTe! If you would like to check out her shop...go HERE!
Great JoB Deb!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

{I LoVe U} Boards!

Here is a FuN idea to make for {V} day! I made these very similar to the ones here...but I used scrap 1x6's instead. Then, lightly dry-brushed them with white paint...made my own stencils...stenciled the letters and heart on... wiped edges with stain...and tied with ribbon @ tulle! SuPer CuTe & SuPer Easy!! Wouldn't these look CuTe in a little girls room too??!!

HaVe FuN!

Beyond The Picket Fence

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Super CuTe DIY Ice Cream Shop!

Check out this FuN idea from: Childhood 101 where Christie made this FaBuLouS kids ice cream shop from a cardboard box! How awesome is that?!! She figured her total cost to make this was $10.15!! Definitely affordable! My kids would have a BLAST playing in this! For a tutorial on how she made this...go here!!

Thanks so much for sharing this FuN idea Christie!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

{AdOrabLe} Play Kitchen!

From this:
To this!

How FuN is this?!! My sis-in-law made this SuPer CuTe kitchen for her little girl... from a cabinet that she bought @ DI. I absolutely LoVe it!! She also made her daughter a matching apron to go along with it! I'm sure she is in little KiTcheN HeaVen :)
GreAT JoB Susan!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Heart necklace!

Here is a super FuN and EaSy necklace idea that you could make with your kiddos!
To make these you need:
-a wooden circle that I bought @ the craft store {the thinner the better}
-a metal jewelery ring {found by the jewelery making supplies}
-super cute sparkly pink felt that I found @ Michaels
-tacky glue
-nylon cording that I bought @ Walmart
First we painted our wooden disks...cut a heart out of felt...glued the heart on...drilled hole in the top...put the metal ring in...hung with nylon cording, or it would be super cute with ribbon. Then...I just tied ours in a knot at the top. SuPer EaSy!
HaVe FuN!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

{Log Snowman}

Isn't he FuN! My mom's ward actually made these a couple years ago...and I just think they are too cute, so I had to share! My 2 year old loves to go up to him and poke his eyes and mouth. :)
To make him: All you need is 3 different sized logs, painted white, 7 med. sized buttons, 2 large buttons, a piece of orange craft foam cut in the shape of a carrot, 2 twigs from your yard, a dollar store hat, and a scarf made from fleece fabric. Then... just glue the wood logs together with wood glue...and glue the buttons on with hot glue... drill holes {at an angle} in the middle layer of log...and stick your sticks in! Sooo EaSy! Wouldn't he be CuTe sitting on your front porch greeting your guests?!! :)
HaVe FuN!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Pillow Top Towel!

Wouldn't this make a FuN gift for a new little one?!! So Stinkin' CuTe! I came across this at I Love This and That where Hailey made this from a towel, batting and a little yarn! Sooo Sweet!
For more info and an awesome tutorial...go HERE!
Hailey...thanks so much for this fun idea!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

FREE 8x10 Photo on Canvas!

Check out this FuN deal! is giving every home a FREE Canvas! Every first time customer receives a $55 coupon that can be applied to a 8x10 canvas or put toward a larger size canvas, creative effects or beautiful frames!

I just ordered mine and it was SuPer easy to do...and I can't wait to see how it turns out!! I did have to pay for shipping/handling...but I saved $55 on the picture!

Sooo...go check it out! I'm not sure how long it will last!

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cupboard Door Magnetic Boards!

Hi All!!

I'm back from a very FuN & BuSy Holiday break! Whew... I really shouldn't have slept in {everyday} till 9:30...because I sure am feeling the effects when I have to wake-up and get the kiddos ready for school. :) But... I SuRe ENJOYED it!! I hope you all had a FuN and SaFe holiday also! :)

Anywhoo... now that Christmas is over...I thought I'd share a few projects that I was busy working on.

Magnet Boards for my nieces

Here's how I made them:

First...I sanded the cupboard door down...then instead of using a metal sheet...I used magnetic paint that I bought @ Home Depot. Then I painted the magnetic paint on the center panel of the cupboard door. I put on about 7 coats of paint before the magnets from my fridge would stay put...and realized that it wasn't strong enough to hold up a went to JoAnn's and bought some metal heavy duty magnets, and thankfully they worked perfectly. Then...I painted the outer edge of the cupboard...sanded the edges...and wiped stain on them. Then...screwed {mug} hooks into the bottom {so that they could hang their necklaces}...and drilled holes in top...and hung with wire.

HaVe FuN!

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